#BOXOFFICE: “NIGHTCRAWLER” CLIMBS TO THE TOP OF THE BOX OFFICE IN HALLOWEEN DEBUT
Coming absolutely out of nowhere, NIGHTCRAWLER springs to the top of the North American Box Office this Halloween weekend with a tepid $11 million opening from 2,766 theatres for Open Road Films/Elevation Pictures, just edging-out OUIJA. Reviews are astoundingly good for the TIFF ’14 Selection at 93% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer from Critics, although it didn’t test as well with Audiences with a B- CinemaScore. This the latest in a long line of Box Office successes for Star and Producer Jake Gyllenhaal, with three of his last four releases topping North America.
OUIJA after debuting on-top last weekend slips to second this weekend, quenching the thirsts of the Horror-hungry with $10.9 million from 2,899 theatres for Universal Pictures. In two weeks, the Film has grossed approximately $35 million.
FURY sits in third spot with $9 million for Sony Pictures this weekend in its third week out. To date it has grossed $60.5 million domestically.
JOHN WICK slips to fourth spot in its second week out with $8 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, nearing the $30-million mark so far.
GONE GIRL continues to be a Box Office smash for 20th Century Fox in fifth with $7 million in its fifth week. The David Fincher Thriller is edging closer towards that $150 million mark and likely will do so in the next week.
ST. VINCENT settles in seventh for The Weinstein Co. and eOne Films with $6.5 million, closing-in on $20 million in its four-week run.
DRACULA UNTOLD bottoms-out the Top Ten with $2.5 million in its fourth week for Universal Pictures.
#BOXOFFICE: “OUIJA” SCARES ITS WAY TO THE TOP!
Right in-time for Halloween, Moviegoers are dictating what exactly they want most at this moment – gettin’ scared! OUIJA exceeds the expectations of many to debut atop the Box Office for Universal Pictures with $20 million this weekend from 2,858 theatres. The Horror starring Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) didn’t fare so well with Audiences, garnering a C CinemaScore and Critics were a bit harsh with a 10% on the Tomatometer. Made for a paltry $5 million budget, the Studio surely won’t be taking the reception too much to heart.
Debuting a bang-up second is Keanu Reeves’ Comeback Vehicle, JOHN WICK with $15 million from 2,589 theatres for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. The Action Flick sees Reeves back doing what he does best, with a superb 86% on the Tomatometer from Critics and a B CinemaScore from Audiences.
Last week’s Champ, FURY, slips to third spot this weekend for Sony Pictures, getting $13.5 million from 3,173 theatres. The acclaimed World War II Drama in two weeks has grossed over $46 million domestically, well on its way to recouping its reported $68 million budget which certainly could well be achieved with its forthcoming expansion to other territories.
GONE GIRL still is resilient in fourth with $11 million for 20th Century Fox in its fourth week out, now having grossed $124 million across North America already.
ST. VINCENT opens in sixth for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films, earning $7.8 million from 2,282 theatres. Audiences gave it a sparkling A- CinemaScore, while Critics were on-par with a 76% rating on the Tomatometer. Critics already are touting the Comedy as an Oscar Contender for its Star Bill Murray after a strong debut here at TIFF ’14.
DRACULA UNTOLD rounds-out the Top Ten in its fourth week out with $4.2 million for Universal Pictures, edging its way closer to that $50-million mark.
#BOXOFFICE: “GONE GIRL” GOES NOWHERE SECOND WEEK OUT
GONE GIRL certainly isn’t going anywhere. For the second week in-a-row, the David Fincher Thriller tops the North American Box Office with $27 million from 3,014 theatres. The Accolades keep pouring-in for the Film, which gets a head start on its competition in the Awards Trail.
Debuting in second spot is DRACULA UNTOLD, earning $23 million for Universal Pictures from 2,887 theatres. Critics were harsh on the Film, giving it 26% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences had positive things to say about it with an A- CinemaScore. Gary Shore directs this take on the classic Vampire Story, with Luke Evans and Toronto’s Sarah Gadon starring.
ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY opens in third for Disney with $18.2 million from 3,088 theatres. Critics and Audiences alike had fairly positive things to say about this Family Comedy starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner earning a 62% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore respectively.
After opening in second last weekend, the Horror ANNABELLE slips to fourth spot this weekend for Warner Bros. with $15.2 million from 3,215 theatres.
THE JUDGE, which had the distinction of being the TIFF ’14 Opening Night Gala, opens in fifth with $13.1 million from 3,003 theatres. The Warner Bros. Drama starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, got great reviews from Audiences with an A- CinemaScore but Critics thought otherwise with a 47% on the Tomatometer.
ADDICTED opens in seventh spot for Lionsgate Films with $8.4 million from only 846 theatres. The Drama starring Tyson Beckford and Sharon Leal has yet to open in Canada just yet. Critics gave it a paltry 11% on the Tomatometer.
MEET THE MORMONS rounds-out the Top Ten for Purdie Films with $3.3 million from 317 theatres. The Documentary which does not have Canadian distribution has a 0% rating on the Tomatometer.
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Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure that co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks.
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