WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES sure isn’t ‘monkeying’ around! The Action/Fantasy is all business at the Box Office, taking-in $57.5 million from 4,022 theatres in its debut for 20th Century Fox. It gets a 94% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from audiences. 2014’s DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES still holds the franchise best with a $72 million opening.
In second is SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING, last week’s number one Film. It earns $47.4 million its second week out in 4,348 theatres for Sony Pictures, a total $210 million earned domestically.
In third is DESPICABLE ME 3 with $19.2 million for Universal Pictures. Over three weeks it has grossed $188 million in North America.
BABY DRIVER is in fourth this weekend with $8.7 million from 3,043 theatres for Sony Pictures, a total $73 million made over three weeks.
THE BIG SICK expands to 2,597 theatres for Lionsgate Films/Elevation Pictures, taking $7.4 million in its fourth week out. It has made $15.8 million thus far.
Toronto-made WISH UPON might not be getting a Canadian release, but it opens in seventh in the U.S. with $5.6 million from 2,250 theatres. It gets 20% on the Tomatometer and a C- CinemaScore.
THE HOUSE rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.8 million for Warner Bros. in its third week out with $23 million tallied in total.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING spins a web on its competition, climbing to the top of the Box Office in its debut for Sony Pictures. It earns $119 million from 4,348 theatres and gets a 95% on the Tomatometer, plus a fantastic A CinemaScore. The franchise’s record still belongs to Spider-Man 3 (2007) which opened with $151 million.
In second is DESPICABLE ME 3 with $37.4 million from 4,535 theatres in its second week out for Universal Pictures. Thus far it has grossed a healthy $152.5 million domestically.
BABY DRIVER continues to be bankable for Sony Pictures with $12.5 million from 3,226 theatres in its second week out, a total $56 million over two weeks.
In fourth is the v. lasting WONDER WOMAN with $10.6 million for Warner Bros. from 3,091 theatres in its sixth week. Thus far it has earned $369 million in North America and looks like it’ll be around for a bit longer in the Top Ten.
In fifth is CARS 3 for Disney with $6.2 million, a total $134 million tally over four weeks.
THE BIG SICK expands to 326 theatres this weekend in earns an impressive $3.2 million for Elevation Pictures/Lionsgate Films. Over three weeks, the semi-autobiographical Rom-Com has made $6.4 million already in limited release. Critics have given it 97% on the Tomatometer.
THE BEGUILED rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.4 million from 941 theatres for Universal Pictures/Focus Features in its third week out, a total $7.4 million over three weeks.
DESPICABLE ME tops the Box Office across North America this long weekend with a stellar $83 million opening from 4,259 theatres for Universal Pictures. It gets a 62% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore. 2015’s Minions with its $115 million debut still remains a high for the Franchise.
BABY DRIVER benefits from tons of word of mouth to open in second with $27 million from 3,226 theatres for Sony Pictures. The Edgar Wright Film gets an outstanding 97% on the Tomatometer from Critics and an A- CinemaScore.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT lands in third with $16.2 million from 4,132 theatres for Paramount Pictures. Over three weeks it has made $101.3 million domestically.
THE HOUSE debuts in sixth with $9.3 million for Warner Bros. from 3,134 theatres. The Comedy starring Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell gets 17% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
THE BEGUILED, the latest from Sofia Coppola, opens in eighth with $3.1 million from 674 theatres for Focus Features/Universal Pictures. It gets 77% on the Tomatometer.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.7 million for Disney in its sixth week out. It has made $165 million in its run domestically.
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The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions. Despicable Me 3, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon, and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.
Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 isEmmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.
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Universal Pictures Canada release DESPICABLE ME 3 on Friday, June 30, 2017.
No doubt about it, North Americans are in love with MINIONS! The third Film in the Despicable Me franchise was much the best at the Box Office this weekend, opening with a whopping $115 million for Universal Pictures, from 4,301 theatres. By comparison this latest Film bests 2013’s Despicable Me by a wide margin, after opening with $83 million.
JURASSIC WORLD continues to motor-on in second with $$17.8 million, also for Universal Pictures, now tallying-in $590 million over five weeks domestically.
INSIDE OUT rates third with $17.2 million for Disney/Pixar, now in its fourth week out with $284 grossed.
TERMINATOR: GENISYS is in fourth with $13.5 million for Paramount Pictures, in its second week out. It has made about $68 million thus far in North America.
THE GALLOWS opens in fifth with $11 million. The Horror from Warner Bros. plays in 2,720 theatres, garnering a 13% on the Tomatometer from Critics and a C CinemaScore.
SELF/LESS starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds places seventh in its debut for Focus Features/VVS Films with $5.2 million. It earns a 20% on the Tomatometer and a much better B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
MAX rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.2 million in its third week out for Warner Bros., surpassing the $70 million mark.
2 Guns opens with a bang at the Box Office in North America this weekend, the Action Flick starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington debuting with $28 million for Universal Pictures/eOne Films. It earned a v. decent B+ CinemaScore from Audiences and less receptive 58% from Critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Made for $61 million, it looks well on its way to paying its bill in coming weeks. The Film also stars Paula Patton, whose Husband Robin Thicke also in the Music World is set to dominate the Billboard Hot 200 with his latest CD, Blurred Lines in a few days. Talk about Power Couple!
The Wolverine after landing on-top last week, slips to number two this weekend with $21.7 million for 20th Century Fox. Thus far it has grossed $94 million domestically.
The Smurfs 2 bows with $15 million in third spot, a far cry from the $35 million its Predecessor made in 2011 for Sony Pictures. Audiences however, loved it giving it an A- CinemaScore, while Critics gave it a less than stellar 12% on the Tomatometer.
The Conjuring continues to scare Moviegoers in fourth spot in this its third week of release, with $13.6 million for Warner Bros. To date it has made $108 million, already a huge return from its $20 million budget.
Despicable Me 2 in its fifth week of release still is game in fifth with $10 million, a cumulative total of $326 million it its massive North America run so far for Universal Pictures.
The Heat still hangs-on to the Top Ten in its sixth week with $4.4 million for 20th Century Fox, just ahead of Pacific Rim with $4.2 million, grossing $92 million in four weeks in these parts.
Huge Jackman! The Wolverine 3-D starring Hugh Jackman opened with a bang Friday night with $21 million and despite a slight slip over the weekend, still tops the Box Office in North America with a powerful $55 million from 3,924 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics and Audiences enjoyed the Marvel Adaptation, earning a 68% rating on the Tomatometer and an even better A- CinemaScore.
After a stellar debut atop the Box Office last weekend, Horror The Conjuring slips to number two with a still solid $22.1 million. In total, it has grossed $86 million in two weeks for Warner Bros. in North America.
In its fourth week, Despicable Me 2 continues to perform strongly in third with $16 million for Universal Pictures, just ahead of another Family-oriented option in Turbo 3-D for 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks with $13.1 million in its second week of release.
Red 2 slips to sixth spot with $8.7 million for Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate Films/eOne Films in its second week, just ahead of Pacific Rim in seventh with $7.3 million for Warner Bros. The latter has gone on to earn $83.8 million in three weeks domestically.
The Heat in eighth spot earns $6.8 million in its fifth week, a cumulative total of $141 million to become the highest-grossing Comedy of 2013.
Fruitvale Station despite expanding to just 1,064 theatres, makes its Top Ten debut with $4.6 million for Focus Features/eOne Films. The acclaimed Drama based on true events surrounding Oscar Grant‘s final day, has the distinction of an impressive 93% on the Tomatometer.
Moviegoers chose fear first this weekend at the Box Office as Warner Bros.’ The Conjuring debuts with a stellar $41.5 million. The Supernatural-Horror directed by one of the SAW Franchise Masterminds James Wan, opened in 2,903 theatres and was made for only $20 million, already paying its own bill. Starring Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Patrick Wilson and Lili Taylor, the Film based on true events, earned a great A- CinemaScore, while Critics agreed it was something special with an 85% rating on the Tomatometer.
Despicable Me 2 still continues to go strong in its third week for Universal Pictures, earning $25 million – a total of $275 million grossed domestically to date. This places it just ahead of debuting Turbo 3-D, which competes for a share of the same Family demographic, earning $21.5 million from 3,280 theatres for 20th Century Fox.
Grown Ups 2 is showing no signs of stopping in fourth spot with $20 million, debuting last week at number two for Sony Pictures. In two weeks it already has surpassed the $80 million mark in North America.
Star-studded Action Flick Red 2 opens in fifth with a respectable $18.5 million from 3,016 theatres for Summit Entertainment/LionsgateFilms/eOne Films. Its Predecessor made $21 million in its 2010 debut at number two by comparison. Critics didn’t think much of it with a 40% rating on the Tomatometer, but Audiences enjoyed it, giving it a B+ CinemaScore.
R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds opens with a dismal $12.8 million from 2,852 theatres. Made for $130 million, the Supernatural-Action Flick from Universal Pictures fared poorly with Critics, earning 11% on the Tomatometer, earning slightly better reviews from Audiences with a C+ CinemaScore.
Monsters University 3-D rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.7 million for Disney in its fifth week of release. In total, it has grossed $250 million in its run domestically.
For the second week in-a-row, Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me 2 lands on-top of the Box Office after opening on-top in its debut. It earns $44.7 million this weekend, for a two-week total of $225 million for Universal Pictures domestically from 4,003 theatres.
Sometimes it’s just not about Special F/X or the best Reviews for that matter when it comes to winning Moviegoers’ hearts. Case in point, Audiences opted for Comedy and familiar faces, making Grown Ups 2 number two for Sony Pictures, earning a strong $42.5 million in its debut. The follow-up to the 2010 Comedy reunites Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade and Adam Sandler once again, earning a lackluster 7% on the Tomatometer. Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore, however which won’t hurt its word-of-mouth buzz. Made for $80 million, it should have no problems paying its own bill. By comparison, its Predecessor debuted with $40 million, this latest Installment besting it slightly.
Pacific Rim debuts at third with solid reviews for Warner Bros., earning $38.3 million domestically. The Film, made in Toronto for a budget of $185 million is still expanding overseas, where it is expected to perform strongly, opening in the Top Two in the UK, Russia, Korea and Mexico, among others. Audiences gave it an A CinemaScore, while Critics gave the Guillermo del Toro Monsters vs. Robots Flick 72% on the Tomatometer.
20th Century Fox’s The Heat slips to fourth this weekend in its third week of release, with $14 million, now earning over $111 million domestically, just ahead of The Lone Ranger with $11.1 million in fifth for Disney. World War Z slips to seventh with $9.4 million for Paramount Pictures, while Man of Steel rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.8 million for Warner Bros. in its fifth week.
Although it still has yet to open in Canada, Sundance Favourite, Fruitvale Station, gets a timely limited release in the U.S. with the Trayvon Martin Trial verdict having been decided, earning $377k from just seven theatres. The Oscar Hopeful opens in Toronto on July 26, 2013.
Nothing despicable at all here! Despicable Me 2 is far and clear the Winner at the Box Office this weekend with a massive $81 million debut for Universal Pictures from 3,957 theatres. The Sequel to the Hit Animated Feature starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong and Russell Brand, far out-performs its Predecessor which opened in $56 million in 2010. Celebrating a July 4th weekend in the U.S., a Box Office Record also was set for the Holiday with over $220 million made in ticket sales. Audiences and Critics responded well, the former giving it an A CinemaScore and Critics giving it an average of 75% on the Tomatometer.
Debuting below expectations is The Lone Ranger at number two with $28.9 million from 3,904 theatres. The Gore VerbinskiAction/Adventure starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp was made for an expensive $250 million. The Film has yet to expand fully overseas and hopefully will recoup some of those costs internationally. Audiences responded with a B CinemaScore and Critics weren’t wowed with 25% on the Tomatometer.
The Heat continues to wow with $24.8 million this weekend in its second week of release, at number three. The hilarious Comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy already has made over $86 million, stamping the latter as a bona fide force to be reckoned with as a Hollywood Leading Lady – her second Smash this year following the success of Identity Thief.
Disney‘s Monsters University, last week at number one, slips to number four with $19.1 million mostly due to the sharp competition from Despicable Me 2 in the Family demographic, landing ahead of World War Z in fifth with $17.8 million for Paramount Pictures.
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain opens with a bang in 876 theatres across the U.S., earning $10 million for Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment at number eight. Critics gave it a decent 71% on the Tomatometer. The Film is not yet released north of the Border. The resilient Now You See Me rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.8 million in its sixth week of release.