Who said Rom-Coms were dead? The Other Woman takes the top of the Box Office this weekend across North America, earning $24.7 million from 3,204 theatres in its debut for 20th Century Fox. Starring Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Cameron Diaz, the Comedy centers around three Women who are all involved with the same Man. Audiences gave it a solid B+ Cinemascore, while Critics gave it a 25% on the Tomatometer only.
Former Champ Captain America: The Winter Soldier in its fourth week slips to second with $15.9 million, making it surpass $223 million in earnings, breaking the Record for highest-grossing April release of all time.
Heaven is Real continues to be highly bankable for Sony Pictures, in third this weekend with $13.9 million in its second week out. It just broke the $50-million mark in North America.
Rio 2 finds itself in fourth for 20th Century Fox also, with $12.7 million, just ahead of VVS Films/Relativity Media‘s Brick Mansions which opens in fifth spot with $9.6 million. The Montreal-made Film is one of Paul Walker‘s final Films, getting a 28% rating on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
The Quiet Ones opens in eighth spot for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with a 39% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore. The Horror stars Sam Claflin and Jared Harris.
A Haunted House 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.8 million for Open Road Films/VVS Films in its second week out.
For a third consecutive week, Captain America: The Winter Solider dominates the Box Office this Easter Weekend, bringing-in a hefty $26.6 million. To-date, the Sequel has grossed $200 million in North America for Disney, warding-off a challenge from Rio 2 once again.
Repeating last week’s second place finish, 20th Century Fox‘s Rio 2 earns $22.5 million this weekend, a two-week total of $75.9 million.
Religious-themed Heaven is for Real in its debut, opens with a surprising $22.2 million from 2,417 theatres for Sony Pictures. Starring Greg Kinnear, Margo Martindale, Thomas Haden Church and Kelly Reilly, the Film is a True Story about a Father who must find the strength and conviction to share his Son’s extraordinary experience with the World. Audiences gave it an A CinemaScore, while Critics gave it a 56% on the Tomatometer.
Sci-Fi-Thriller,Transcendence, opens in fourth for Warner Bros. with $11.2 million from 3,455 theatres, below expectations. The Film starring Rebecca Hall and Johnny Depp didn’t fare well with Critics, tallying 20% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
A Haunted House 2 opens with $9.1 million in fifth for Open Road Films, from 2,310 theatres. The Marlon Wayans Spoof Comedy couldn’t quite top its Predecessor which debut last Spring with $18 million. Critics gave it 7% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten are God’s Not Dead with $4.9 million in its fifth week, followed by Disney Nature‘s Bears with $4.7 million from 1,720 theatres, the latter receiving a stellar 88% rating on the Tomatometer and a great A CinemaScore.
We loved A Haunted House and are we ever excited to see its Sequel! VVS Films and Mr. Will Wong want to give Toronto Readers a chance to attend an Advance Screening of the hilarious A HAUNTED HOUSE 2!
Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A Haunted House 2 is the sequel to the hilarious Box-Office Hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines A Haunted House 2 is inspired by the latest Supernatural Horror Movie franchises and shows that this time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!
Essence Atkins and Jaime Pressly also star.
The Screening takes place Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas at 7:00 PM!
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Marlon Wayans & Mr. Will:
VVS Films release A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 on Friday, April 18, 2014!
In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity Movies, The Devil Inside and other “found footage” Movies, A HAUNTED HOUSE features young Couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) who have just moved into their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted; it’s Malcolm‘s Girlfriend who is possessed by a Demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day Ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship… or, more importantly, his sex life.
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Official Artwork below:
We caught-up with Wayans on his Toronto visit back in January. Click here for more on that!
It’s been about four years since we’ve seen the comedic genius of Marlon Wayans on the Big Screen, but he’s definitely back. And if the U.S. Box Office success of his co-produced, co-written and self-starring A Haunted House is any indication, Moviegoers definitely have missed them some Marlon.
Out-of-nowhere, the Horror-Comedy which spoofs Paranormal Activity, nabbed the second spot at the Box Office in its debut behind Best Picture Contender Zero Dark Thirty. Not even the highly-touted Gangster S ad, starring the likes of Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin could challenge this “Found Footage” Flick which like the Franchise it parodies, was made for a paltry budget – $2.5 million to be precise. Canadians had to wait a bit longer for it, but VVS Films acquired distribution rights for A Haunted House and are releasing the crude but undeniably funny Movie this Friday, January 25, 2013.
Handsome Wayans has built a Résumé not so much on critical acclaim, but it his brilliant timing, fearlessness and smart comedic choices which have helped him connect in a big way with multiple generations. Critics hated the likes of White Chicks, Scary Movie and Norbit – which perhaps he has gained the most exposure from – but Fans overwhelmingly have responded to those Movies. I don’t feel that I’m being overly generous in saying that White Chicks is a Masterpiece – a Film I still can watch nine years later and laugh at.
Toronto was lucky enough to host Wayans as he did his rounds with local Press today, including scheduled Interviews with CP24, The Movie Network, KISS 92.5, Entertainment Tonight Canada, eTalk and New.Music.Live – the latter his only opportunity to see Fans and he was generous with them taking several Photos with them, drawing smiles infectiously throughout the Studio. He even surprised a female Crew member on the Show, giving her a big hug as he burst into the Control Room. See some Photos here!
Wayans was amazing to roll down the window of his Suburban for Fans who waited in the freezing cold tonight. One Fan even requested an Interview with him, which most Stars would brush-off uncomfortably, but diplomatically he had his Handlers take down her information before heading-off to Dinner. I was fortunate enough to get a Snap with Wayans, getting a handshake with his Fingerless Gloves on and he even agreed to signing a Photo for my Readers. If you’d like to enter to win, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook before February 10, 2013. Good luck!
Jessica Chastain, Box Office Queen. The Best Actress Frontrunner in record time has gone from obscurity straight to the top, occupying both the top two spots at the Box Office this weekend with Mama and Zero Dark Thirty. The former, produced by Guillermo del Toro and filmed in Toronto, earns $28.1 million from 2,647 theatres for Universal Pictures/eOne Films, securing its place at the top, while the latter nabs second spot with $17.6 million. Zero Dark Thirty to date has grossed $59 million for Sony Pictures/Alliance Films domestically. Mama‘s performance bodes well for the City as a destination for filming, proving we have the resources to make a top-placing Film. Critics gave it generally positive reviews, garnering 63% on the Tomatometer. 2011 Horror Flick Dream House from Universal Pictures/eOne Films, filmed in the City, didn’t fare quite as well critically and commercially. Mama Star Nickolaj Coster-Waldau was recently in Toronto. Find out how to win a Photo signed by him here.
After a bit of dawdling, Silver Linings Playbook gets its due success in its tenth week of release, expanding to 2,523 theatres, earning $11.3 million for The Weinstein Co./Alliance Films – good enough for third. This undoubtedly was aided by both its recent Golden Globes exposure with Jennifer Lawrence winning Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and also its Best Picture Nomination for the Oscars.
Gangster Squad performs steadily in fourth with $9.1 million in its second week for Warner Bros, just ahead of Broken City, starring Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg, debuting in fourth with $9 million. The Action-Drama earned a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer.
Debuting at number two last week, Horror Spoof A Haunted House slips to sixth this weekend with $8.3 million for Open Road Films. The Film which parodies Paranormal Activity and The Devil Inside, opens in Canada next Friday via VVS Films.
Meanwhile, Oscar Contenders Django Unchained and Les Misérables are still performing respectably thanks to the Oscars and Golden Globes boost, placing them seventh with $8.2 million and eighth with $7.8 million respectively. Former three-week Champ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earns $6.4 million for Warner Bros.
Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s return to the Big Screen wasn’t so heroic, opening in tenth with $6 million. Critics however, weren’t all too disapproving as it earned mixed Reviews at best with 56% on the Tomatometer.
Huge numbers for Zero Dark Thirty which in a perfectly-timed expansion to 2,937 theatres just one day after Oscar Nominations were announced, earns $24 million for Sony Pictures/Alliance Films. The intense Drama about the successful capture of Osama bin Laden, to date has earned $31 million after two v. successful weeks in Limited Release. Reviews equally are solid with it earning a stellar 92% on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer. Many are seeing this latest Effort from Oscar-winning Director Kathryn Bigelow as a legitimate contender to win Best Picture next month.
A Haunted House opens in 2,160 theatres south of the border for Open Road Films, earning $17.5 million and opening in second. The Horror-Comedy stars Marlon Wayans and spoofs Found-Footage Horrors like Paranormal Activity and The Devil Inside and has yet to be released in Canada. Critics as expected, ripped the Film to shreds, earning a paltry 10% on the Tomatometer, but Users overwhelmingly gave it an 85% rating and Cinemascore gave it a B- rating; not bad.
After delays, Mobster Drama Gangster Squad debuts respectably in third with $17 million from 3,103 theatres. Made for $75 million, the slick-looking Film boasts a stellar Cast including Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Giovanni Ribisi and Emma Stone. Although Critics had their opinions about the Movie, Audiences responded well and it gets a B+ Cinemascore.
Still going strong after a Christmas release, Django Unchained lands in fourth this week for The Weinstein Co./Alliance Films, earning $14.5 million. Just nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, that news likely helped propel Moviegoers into the theatres this weekend. It already has earned over $125 million domestically.
Les Misérables, like Django Unchained, continues to get a push from its Oscar Nomination for Best Picture, earning $9.5 million in its third week. Above this, its Soundtrack is performing exceedingly-well on the U.S. Billboard Hot 200 Chart, currently the number one-selling Album in North America.
The Hobbit in its fifth week lands in sixth with $9 million – to date earning $277 million domestically. This places it just ahead of Disney‘s Lincoln which earns a v. solid $6.3 million in its tenth week.
Last week’s Champ, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D is unable to maintain its dominance, slipping to number eighth this weekend with $5.5 million after debuting on-top. Paramount Pictures’ Jack Reacher rounds-out the Top Ten with $5 million.