#BOXOFFICE: LIAM NEESON CONTINUES TO SHOW BOX OFFICE BANKABILITY WITH “NON-STOP” AT #1
Liam Neeson proves once again that he’s Box Office Kryptonite, stealing the show at the Box Office with a massive $30 million opening from 3,090 theatres with Non-Stop for Universal Pictures. The Film also stars Academy Award Nominees Lupita Nyong’o and Julianne Moore. Audiences gave it a great A- CinemaScore, while Critics weren’t as kind with a 58% rating on the Tomatometer.
20th Century Fox gets a big opening with Son of God, earning $26.5 million from 3,255 theatres. Audiences gave the Biblical Drama starring Diogo Morgado as Jesus Christ an A- CinemaScore, while Critics gave it 24% only on the Tomatometer.
The Lego Movie continues to perform brilliantly in its fourth week, grossing $21 million, now surpassing $200 million domestically for Warner Bros.
Monuments Men trails in a distant fourth spot for Sony Pictures, with $5 million in its fourth week, just ahead of eOne Films/Relativity Media‘s 3 Days to Kill with $4,9 million in fifth spot.
Frozen, like the Polar Vortex, is here to stay in eighth spot with $3.6 million for Disney in its 15th week out, closing-in on the $400-million mark across North America.
Ride Along, rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million for Universal Pictures placing the Studio on top and bottom in its seventh week.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE LEGO MOVIE” CONTINUES ITS REIGN AT THE BOX OFFICE
No shockers here! The Lego Movie continues its reign at the top of the Box Office once again, spending a third consecutive week at number one for Warner Bros. The 3-D Animated-Feature brings in $31.5 million this weekend from 3,890 theatres, as it edges its way closer to that $200-million mark domestically.
3 Days to Kill starring Kevin Costner and Amber Heard, debuts in second spot for Relativity Media/eOne Films, earning $12.3 million from 2,871 theatres. The Thriller garnered 25% from Critics on the Tomatometer, earning a B CinemaScore from Audiences.
Placing third and fourth this weekend are two Toronto-Filmed Action Flicks, Pompeii with $10 million from 2,658 theatres for Sony Pictures/eOne Films, and RoboCop with $8.7 million respectively, the latter now in its second week out. Pompeii starring Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, was made for over $100 million, hopefully able to recoup some of that back overseas; Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.
After an excellent start last weekend which saw it debut in second spot, About Last Night slips to number six this weekend with $7.4 million for Sony Pictures, closing-in on $40 million cumulative. Ride Along, a second Film starring Kevin Hart in the Top Ten, garners $4.6 million at number eight, now in its sixth week out.
After debuting at number seven last weekend, Romantic-Drama Winter’s Tale rounds-out the Top Ten for Warner Bros. with $2.1 million. In two weeks, it has grossed an impressive $11 million across North America.