#BOXOFFICE: “SAN ANDREAS” BECOMES DWAYNE JOHNSON’S TOP OPENING FILM EVER
NOTE: These are estimates. Final totals to come Sunday.
If there ever were any doubt that Dwayne Johnson was a big Movie Star, this oughta settle it! SAN ANDREAS debuts at number one this weekend with a stellar $46.5 million for Warner Bros. from 3,777 theatres. As a Leading Actor, this would be his highest debut yet, besting 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which opened with $40.1 million. Critics were on-the-fence with a 49% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences were pleased with an A- CinemaScore.
TOMORROWLAND after debuting on-top last weekend lands in second his weekend with $16.5 million for Disney, from 3,972 theatres. In its two weeks domestically, it has made $64 million.
PITCH PERFECT 2 won’t quit singing in third for Universal Pictures, with $13.9 million in its third week out, well on its way to surpassing $150 million early this week.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD continues to do well in fourth this weekend with $11.6 million for Warner Bros., a three-week tally of $114 million.
ALOHA is Cameron Crowe‘s latest and despite a superb Cast including Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams, it missed he mark among Critics, getting 18% only on the Tomatometer. Audiences were more forgiving with a B- CinemaScore. It opens in 2,815 theatres with $10.4 million, placing sixth.
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD continues to hang-on to the Top Ten with a smart release strategy from Fox Searchlight. In its fifth week out, it has made $1.2 million, good enough for eighth. Thus far in a limited number of theatres, it has made $8.2 million.
HOT PURSUIT rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.1 million for Warner Bros., in its fourth week out. Its total is at $32 million in North America.
#FIRSTLOOK: TEASER FROM “FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD”
Due for a limited release May 2015, we get this first look at FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, starring Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts and Tom Sturridge! The Romance is directed by Thomas Vinterberg. In this First Look, we get a peek at Mulligan and Sheen utilizing their vocals in Let No Man Use Your Thyme.
See the Teaser:
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) , who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts) , a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge) , a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen) , a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
Fox Searchlight release FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD on Friday, May 1, 2015.
(Photo/video credit: Fox Searchlight)