#BOXOFFICE: “HOBBS & SHAW” TOO FAST TO CATCH
FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW continues its winning tradition, the spin-off taking top of the Box Office with $61 million from 4,253 theatres for Universal Pictures. It gets a passing 61% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore. 2015’s Furious 7 still holds the best opening for the Franchise, with $147 million.
In second this weekend is THE LION KING which in its third week out gets $37.9 million for Disney from 4,802 theatres. It has made $430.5 million thus far domestically.
ONCE UPON A TIME.. IN HOLLYWOOD gives Quentin Tarantino lands in third with $19.3 million, a total $78.1 million over two weeks for Sony Pictures.
THE FAREWELL continues to perform well in limited release, placing seventh with $2.2 million for VVS Films/A24 Films. It has made $6.7 million over four weeks.
ANNABELLE COMES HOME rounds things out with $885k for Warner Bros., a total $71.6 million over six weeks in North America.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD” FIRES A THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK
With the end of Summer near, Moviegoers have a lot on their minds. THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD however is strong enough to overcome and for a third straight week hits the top of the Box Office earning $9.4 million this Labour Day weekend for from 3,370 theatres for VVS Films/Lionsgate Films. To date it has earned $54.8 million domestically.
Former champ ANNABELLE: CREATION continues is rampage of Horror, in second with $6.9 million from 3,358 theatres for Warner Bros. It has made $90 million to date in North America. The studio is projecting another huge weekend next week with yet another scary release in Stephen King’s IT.
WIND RIVER continues to perform well in third spot now in its fifth week, earning $5.7 million for The Weinstein Company/VVS Films. In total it has made $16.6 million over five weeks.
LEAP! in its second week out earns $4.7 million The Weinstein Company, a total $13 million grossed thus far, placing it fourth.
LOGAN LUCKY drives steadily in fifth spot with $4.1 million for eOne Films/Bleecker Street Films. It has thus far earned $21.1 million over three weeks despite raves critically and an all-star cast.
GIRLS TRIP rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.1 million, in its seventh week out, now having made $111.9 million for Universal Pictures.
#BOXOFFICE: “BODYGUARD” FIRES A SECOND WEEK AT #1
It’s a really slow weekend at the Box Office this weekend but repeating again at #1 is THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD with $10.4 million from 3,377 theatres for Lionsgate Films/VVS Films. Over two weeks it earns $40 million in North America.
ANNABELLE: CREATION lands in second again this weekend with $7.7 million for Warner Bros., a three-week total of $78 million for the Doll Horror.
LEAP! debuts in third spot for The Weinstein Co. with $4.8 million from 2,575 theatres. The Animated Feature hasn’t yet opened in Canada. It gets 37% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
WIND RIVER continues to roll, expanding to 2,095 theatres with $3.9 million, a total $9.5 million grossed for the acclaimed Thriller.
BIRTH OF THE DRAGON debuts in seventh with $2.7 million for BH Tilt from 1,618 theatres. It gets 27% on the Tomatometer and an B CinemaScore.
THE EMOJI MOVIE rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.9 million for Sony Pictures. Over five weeks it has just suprassed $75 million domestically.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD” FIRES IN DEBUT
It’s a hit! The Hitman’s Bodyguard fires at number one in its opening with $21 million from 3,377 theatres for VVS Films/Lionsgate Films. The Action-Comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson gets 40% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
Still going strong is ANNABELLE: CREATION with $14.3 million from 3,542 theatres for Warner Bros. in its second week out, totaling $62.8 million thus far. Over two weeks, it has earned $155 million domestically.
In third is former champ DUNKIRK with $7.3 million for Warner Bros. In total, it has made $166 million in five weeks across North America.
In fourth in its debut is Stephen Soderbergh‘s star-studded LOGAN LUCKY with a $7.2 million from 3,031 theatres for eOne Films. It gets an impeccable 93% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
GIRLS TRIP takes right spot with $3.8 million from 2,040 theatres in its fifth week for Universal Pictures. It has just surpassed the $100 million-mark.
Rounding out the Top Ten is well-reviewed WIND RIVER with $3.2 million for VVS Films/The Weinstein Co., expanding to 694 theatres this week.
#BOXOFFICE: “ANNABELLE: CREATION” SCARES ITS WAY TO THE TOP
People can’t get enough of this creepy doll! ANNABELLE: CREATION debuts atop the Box Office with a smashing $36.5 million for Warner Bros. from 3,502 theatres. It gets 68% on the Tomatometer, with a B CinemaScore. This latest installment of The Conjuring Franchise still is unable to surpass its 2013 $41 million debut.
A distant second is DUNKIRK with $10.5 million in its fourth week out, a total $152 million also for Warner Bros.
Third is THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE with $8 million from 4,003 theatres in its opening eOne Films/Open Road Films. It gets a B+ CinemaScore and 11% on the Tomatometer.
In its second week, THE DARK TOWER lands in fourth with $7.5 million for Sony Pictures, a two-week total of $33 million.
GIRLS TRIP edges so close to that $100-million mark in its fourth week out with $6.4 million for Universal Pictures.
THE GLASS CASTLE rounds-out the Top Ten for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with $4.8 million in its debut from 3,502 theatres.
#BOXOFFICE: “FURY” LIVES UP TO ITS NAME ATOP THE BOX OFFICE
Living up to its name, World War II Drama FURY takes the top of the Box Office for Sony Pictures this weekend, opening in 3,713 theatres across North America with an impressive $23.5 million in its debut. This also gives Director David Ayer (who wrote Training Day) the distinction of the second time debuting atop the Box Office. He accomplished the feat first in September 2012 with End of Watch. Made for a reported $68 million budget, the Film starring a talented male Ensemble including Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Joe Bernthal, Michael Peña and Megastar Brad Pitt tallied in at 80% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer, a strong consensus from Critics. CinemaScore also indicates Audiences gave it an A- which bodes well for word of mouth.
Slipping to second spot this weekend is 20th Century Fox‘s commercially and critically successful GONE GIRL. After remaining on-top for two consecutive weeks domestically, the Film earns $17.8 million this weekend in its third week out from 3,248 theatres. The Film also just surpassed the $100 million-mark this weekend in North America also.
20th Century Fox also has a solid showing in third spot with THE BOOK OF LIFE with $17 million from 3,071 theatres. The Animated Feature from Director/Writer Jorge Gutierrez and Producer Guillermo del Toro featuring the Voice Work of Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum and Diego Luna, critically has been well-received with an 80% tally on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore also. Many are calling this a Contender Awards Season in its respective category.
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY continues to capitalize on a lack of Family-oriented options at the Box Office, in fourth this weekend with $12 million from 3,088 theatres in its second week for Disney.
THE BEST OF ME, the latest Film Adaptation from best-selling Romance Writer Nicholas Sparks, opens in fifth spot with $10.2 million for Relativity Media and eOne Films from 2,936 theatres. Starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan, Critics were harsh on it with a 7% on the Tomatometer, but a decent B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
ANNABELLE continues to scare Moviegoers in eight with $7.9 million in its third week out from 2,878 theatres. In its North America run so far, this Prequel to The Conjuring has made just shy of $80 million for Warner Bros.
THE EQUALIZER hangs-on to the Top Ten in ninth spot for Sony Pictures with $5.4 million from 2,262 theatres in four weeks, cumulatively grossing just under $90 million.
THE MAZE RUNNER rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.5 million in its fifth week out, just surpassing the $90 million-mark domestically.
#BOXOFFICE: “GONE GIRL” GOES BEYOND EXPECTATIONS IN DEBUT
Exceeding just about everyone’s expectations at the Box Office this weekend is David Fincher‘s Gone Girl from 3,014 theatres, reigning supreme in North America with a superb $38 million for 20th Century Fox. Audiences may have responded lukewarm to the Gillian Flynn Adaptation with a B CinemaScore, but Critics gave it a resounding “yes” with an 87% score on the Tomatometer. Social Media buzz peaked right in time for release with Twitter and Facebook set afire with the revelation that Ben Affleck appears nude late in the Film. Inasmuch as we’d hate to acknowledge this played a big part, it is undeniable. We saw Gone Girl and we loved it. It was gripping, oddly-funny and unlike anything we’ve ever seen; the fastest two-and-a-half hours we’ve spent at the Movies in a while.
Annabelle continues what is becoming a largely successful Franchise for Warner Bros.’ The Conjuring. The Prequel debuts a strong second with $37 million from 3,185 theatres, accomplishing a rare feat of two Films debuting in the Top Two with $30+ million in October. The last time this happened according to Gitesh Pandya, was 2008 with High School Musical 3 and Saw 5. Critics passed on it with a 31% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a better B CinemaScore. By comparison, The Conjuring debuted in July 2013 with $41 million. A Sequel is slated for late 2015.
TIFF ’14 Selection The Equalizer, which debuted on-top last weekend, continues to perform well in third with $17 million in its second week out for Sony Pictures. Meanwhile, The Maze Runner in its third week still continues to more than earn its keep in fourth for 20th Century Fox with $11.6 million.
Nicolas Cage‘s latest effort, Left Behind debuts in sixth with $8 million from 1,800 screens for Stoney Lake Entertainment/Freestyle Releasing. Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore, although it got a much worse 3% on the Tomatometer from Critics.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is former Champ No Good Deed from Sony Pictures, earning $2.4 million, now in its fourth week out.