#BOXOFFICE: “MALEFICENT” IS MAGNIFICENT AT THE BOX OFFICE
Not that there was ever any doubt, but Maleficent has a magnificent bow at the Box Office, pulling-in $70 million for Disney from 3,948 theatres. The spin on the tale of Sleeping Beauty has Angelina Jolie front and centre proving v. well that she still undeniably is a massively bankable Star after some time away from the Big Screen. Made for $180 million, it looks well on its way to earning back its bill, thanks to an A CinemaScore from Audiences. Critics however gave it a less than stellar 47% on the Tomatometer but nonetheless, Fans are flocking to the theatres.
X-Men: Days of Future Past after a phenomenal opening last weekend for 20th Century Fox, continues to go strong in its second week with $32.6 million from 4,001 theatre. It has already exceeded the $160 million-mark.
A Million Ways to Die in the West debuts in third this weekend for Universal Pictures with $17.1 million from 3,158 theatres. Starring, produced and directed by Seth MacFarlane, the star-studded (Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried star also) Western-Comedy opens below expectations, made for $40 million. Critics gave it 33% on the Tomatometer and Audiences responded with a B CinemaScore.
Godzilla in its third week out brings-in $12.2 million for Warner Bros., good enough for fourth spot. The Blockbuster thus far has made $173 million across North America.
The Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore re-teaming Blended, lands in fifth spot with $8.3 million for Warner Bros. in its second week out.
Chef continues to do well in limited release with $1.8 million from only 624 theatres for Open Road Films. It opens next weekend in Canada.
The Other Woman surpasses the $80-million mark for 20th Century Fox in its sixth week out, rounding-out the Top Ten with $1.3 million.
#BOXOFFICE: “X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST” OPENS HUGE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
It really was no contest at the Box Office this Memorial Day weekend as 20th Century Fox‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past fully capitalized off its already successful Franchise history and star-studded Cast to debut at number with a whopping $90 million. 2007’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End still holds the Box Office record for biggest three-day gross for the Holiday. For its Franchise, the Film also ranks beneath 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, which opened with $102 million. Critics and Fans alike had high praise for the Film with a superb 91% rating on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. Directed by Bryan Singer, the Action-Fantasy Flick was made for $225 million, a majority of its production taking place last year in Montreal. Globally, it already has surpassed $200 million in earnings!
Godzilla still continues to perform well in second in its second week out with $31.4 million for Warner Bros. In its two-week run, it has grossed $159 million domestically.
Blended starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore opens in third spot with $14.2 million for Warner Bros. also. Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore which will help certainly in terms of positive word of mouth among Moviegoers. Critics didn’t think much of it with a 15% score on the Tomatometer.
Neighbors continues to go strong in fourth spot with $13.9 million for Universal Pictures, bringing its tally to $116 million to-date in its three weeks out.
The Other Woman shows great staying power in seventh spot for 20th Century Fox with $3.6 million and by early this week should surpass the $80-million mark.
Chef, directed by and starring Jon Favreau, opened in limited release for Open Road Films across 498 theatres in the U.S. with $2.2 million. Critics have had high praise for the star-studded Comedy, giving it an 87% on the Tomatometer. It opens in early June across Canada for VVS Films.
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO THE ADVANCE SCREENING OF “BLENDED” STARRING ADAM SANDLER + DREW BARRYMORE!
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada and Mr. Will want Toronto Readers to enter for a chance to win Advance Screening Passes to see BLENDED, the awesome new Comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore! Even better, a Cast Member is expected to be in attendance!
The Screening is set to take place Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:00 PM at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas.
BLENDED marks the third comedy collaboration between stars Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, following their successful onscreen pairings in the hit romantic comedies 50 First Dates and The Wedding Singer. After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.
Watch the hilarity below:
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Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release BLENDED on Friday, May 23, 2013.
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The Cast of BLENDED and Mr. Will:
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#FIRSTLOOK: TRAILER FOR “BLENDED” STARRING ADAM SANDLER & DREW BARRYMORE
Like Bailey’s and Coffee, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler are perfect together! The Duo reunite for a third time in upcoming Rom-Com BLENDED and just released is its hilarious new Trailer!
After a disastrous blind date, Single Parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous Family vacation with their Kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.
BLENDED also stars Terry Crews, Bella Thorne, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Kevin Nealon. Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer, Click) directs.
Watch the Trailer below:
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release BLENDED on Friday, May 23, 2014.
(Photo/video credit: Warner Bros.)