#BOXOFFICE: “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” CONTINUES TO PUT ITS COMPETITION TO SLEEP
For those of you who thought STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was finished its Box Office reign, THINK AGAIN! The gargantuan force continues to destroy competitors, this weekend bringing-in $90 million from 4,134 theatres for Disney. This places the Film at $741 million thus far in its North American run, zooming right past TITANIC and JURASSIC WORLD, which before were second and third for all-time domestic records behind AVATAR which grossed $760.5 million. This latest STAR WARS installment looks a cinch to surpass the latter quite soon.
DADDY’S HOME goes strong into its second week for Paramount Pictures with $28 million, bringing its tally to $92.7 million domestically.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT from Quentin Tarantino, expands its way to third place with $16.2 million, playing at 2,474 theatres for eOne Films/The Weinstein Co. The Film gets a B CinemaScore and a 75% on the Tomatometer from Critics. It surpasses the $30 million-mark in its second week.
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP is in fourth for 20th Century Fox this weekend with $12.2 million from 3,474 theatres. It now is in its third week out, benefiting from little competition in the Family market at the Movies.
In fifth is SISTERS, earning $12.1 million from 2,978 theatres for Universal Pictures. It has made $61-million in three weeks.
JOY is becoming a very profitable venture for 20th Century Fox, earning $10 million in its second week out. It is nearing the $40-million mark already in North America.
THE BIG SHORT expands to 1,588 theatres for Paramount Pictures, landing it in seventh with $8.8 million, receiving both acclaim from Critics and Audiences with an 86% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore respectively.
In eighth is CONCUSSION with $7.9 million for Sony Pictures, earning a modest $25 million in two weeks.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.7 million in its seventh week out, nearing the $250 million-mark.
#BOXOFFICE: “STAR WARS” CONTINUES TO SMASH RECORDS
It might have been Star Wars all Christmas weekend, but the others aren’t faring too bad! STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS continues a monstrous run at the Box Office, at the top yet again this weekend with $157 million for Disney from 4,134 theatres. Its latest feat sees it getting the distinction of being the quickest Film ever to reach the $500 million-mark, grossing now $553 million in just over one week domestically!
DADDY’S HOME debuts in second with $46 million from 3,721 theatres for Paramount Pictures. Critics panned it with a 28% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences were far more forgiving with a B+ CinemaScore. The Comedy reuniting Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg bests their last collaboration, The Other Guys, which opened with $35 million in 2010.
JOY opens a respectable third with $20 million from 2,896 theatres for 20th Century Fox. The Oscar vehicle for Jennifer Lawrence based on the true story of the Miracle Mop creator, didn’t get a lot of love from Critics with 58% on the Tomatometer, but got an okay B+ at CinemaScore.
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP is in fourth in its second week out with $16 million from 3,705 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It has made $42 million in its North American run.
SISTERS certainly isn’t shamed, in fifth with $14.8 million from 2,962 theatres in its second week out for Universal Pictures. It nears the $40 million-mark domestically.
CONCUSSION, an Oscar vehicle for Will Smith, opens in sixth with $13 million for Sony Pictures. Critics gave it a passing 60% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences definitely enjoyed it with an A CinemaScore.
Playing only in 1,585 theatres, THE BIG SHORT is in seventh with $11.5 million for Paramount Pictures. Certified “fresh” on the Tomatometer, this star-studded affair with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Brad Pitt gets an 86% score on that site and an A- CinemaScore also from Audiences.
POINT BREAK, a remake of Kathryn Bigelow‘s acclaimed action flick, opens in eighth with $10.5 million for Warner Bros. Critics panned it with a 4% only on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore gives it a bit more hope.
CREED rounds-out the Top Ten with $5 million in its fifth week out for Warner Bros. It is closing quick on the $100 million-mark.
#BOXOFFICE: “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” ASTRONOMICAL IN DEBUT
Not that there ever was any doubt about it, but STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS makes an astronomical debut this weekend with $238 million for Disney, from 4,134 theatres. This not only sets a record for the largest domestic opening ever for a Film, but also critically fares well with an A CinemaScore from satisfied Audiences and a stellar 95% score from Critics on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. Among other records, it became the first ever Film to cross $100 million in one day ane also it has the distinction of being the fastest Film the surpass both the $100 and $200 million-marks. By comparison, the first ever Film in the Franchise in 1977 opened in 43 theatres only with $1.5 million earned in its first weekend.
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP is the latest in the successful Franchise, debuting with $14.5 million for 20th Century Fox, good enough for distant second at 3,653 theatres. Despite an A- CinemaScore from Audiences, Critics gave it only 14% on the Tomatometer.
SISTERS starring famed duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opens in third with $14 million from 2,962 theatres for Universal Pictures. With a B CinemaScore from Audiences, it gets a passable 62% on the Tomatometer.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 2 is in fourth this weekend with $5.3 million now in its fifth week out. It has made $254 million in its domestic run to date for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.
CREED is in fifth this weekend with $4.8 million for Warner Bros. In four weeks it has made $87.6 million in North America.
SPECTRE in its seventh week out rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.3 million. It now has grossed $193 million domestically for Sony Pictures.