FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS & SHAW takes its lead to two weeks, nabbing top spot at the Box Office once again with $28 million from 4,344 theatres for Universal Pictures. Over two weeks, it has grossed $108.1 million domestically.
In second is a debuting SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK, with $20.8 million for CBS Films/eOne Films from 3,135 theatres. It gets 80% on the Tomatometer and a C CinemaScore.
DISNEY’S THE LION KING lands in third spot this weekend with $20 million, a total $473 million over four weeks in North America.
DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD has a credible debut in fourth with $17.1 million for Paramount Pictures. It gets 81% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is in sixth in its debut for 20th Century Fox with $8.1 million from 2,765 theatres. It gets 48% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
THE KITCHEN opens in seventh with $5.3 million from 2,745 theatres for Warner Bros. It gets 21% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
BRIAN BANKS rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.2 million for Bleecker Street Films from 1,240 theatres. It gets 54% on the Tomatometer. No Canadian release date set yet for this title
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.
ANNABELLECOMES HOME rounds things out with $885k for Warner Bros., a total $71.6 million over six weeks in North America.
Not many changes this week at the Box Office despite several new releases to come our way. Hot off the news of a possible spin-off for the Franchise starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS makes it a second week at the top of the Box Office for Universal Pictures with $37 million from 4,329 theatres. Over two weeks domestically it has made $161.9 million.
THE BOSS BABY is in second again this weekend with $11.9 million from 3,697 theatres. a total of $136 million for 20th Century Fox with $136 million over four weeks.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is in third with $10 million for Disney, bringing its six week total to $471 million.
THE PROMISE debuts in fourth for eOne Films/Open Road Films with $4.7 million from 2,251 theatres. The TIFF ’16 selection starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac gets a 46% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
Disneynature‘s MADE IN CHINA debuts in fifth with $4.6 million from 1,508 theatres. The Panda Documentary gets an 86% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
UNFORGETTABLE which sees the return of long-absent Katherine Heigl, debuts in ninth with $4.4 million from 2,417 theatres for Warner Bros. Critics gave it a 26% on the Tomatometer and a C CinemaScore from Audiences.
THE LOST OF CITY Z rounds-out the Top Ten with a $2.1 million for Bleecker Street Films/Elevation Pictures expanding to 610 theatres in its second week out. Critics very much loved the Film starring heavyweights Robert Pattinson and Charlie Hunnam with an 88% on the Tomatometer.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to see this spring’s most-awaited Blockbuster, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS. Screenings take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 as follows:
Toronto 7:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Toronto IMAX
Vancouver 7:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
Montreal 7:30 PM Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal
Edmonton 7:00 PM Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
Calgary 7:00 PM Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum
Ottawa 7:00 PM Cineplex Cinemas Ottawa tbc
Winnipeg 7:00 PM SilverCity St.
The eighth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise has Dom (Vin Diesel), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) and Luke (Dwayne Johnson) settling into their new team dynamic, without Brian (Paul Walker) or Mia (Jordana Brewster). However, when Dom suddenly betrays them — and sends Luke to jail — to team up with a dangerous criminal terrorist named Cipher (Charlize Theron), their “family” as they know it is thrown into disarray.
The Fast and Furious crew is recruited by a top secret government ops team led by Frank Petty (Kurt Russell), in order to help stop Dom and his new boss from committing unspeakable acts of terror.
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It was an extremely close match at the Box Office this Memorial Day weekend but TOMORROWLAND prevails over last week’s Champ, Pitch Perfect 2 narrowly with a $35 million debut! The Disney Fantasy starring Britt Robertson and George Clooney opens in 3,970 theatres with mixed reviews from Critics with 50% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore. The Film was made for $190 million.
PITCH PERFECT 2 continues to outperform itself in its second week opening with $34 million from 3,560 theatres for Universal Pictures, just shy of a two-week reign. Thus far domestically, it already has surpassed $100 million, which is massive considering its modest budget.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD lands in third in its second week out also with $25 million from 3,722 theatres for Warner Bros. It edges closer to the $100 million mark in North America.
POLTERGEIST opens in fourth in its debut for 20th Century Fox, earning $24 million from 3,240 theatres. Critics gave the Toronto-filmed Remake starring Sam Rockwell a 30% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON places fifth in its fourth week out, still performing well with $22 million for Marvel Entertainment/Disney. Thus far it has grossed $412 million domestically.
FURIOUS 7 is in ninth spot for Universal Pictures in its eighth week with $2.2 million.
PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.8 million for Sony Pictures, tallying-in at $66 million thus far in its run.
PITCH PERFECT 2 hits a high note with a stellar debut at the Box Office! The Musical-Comedy picks-up where its Predecessor left-off in 2012, earning $64 million from 3,473 theatres in its opening for Universal Pictures. In comparison, its Installment, opened wide with $15 million only. Critics gave it a solid 68% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore.
Despite big expectations of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, it opens in second with a still-impressive $43 million for Warner Bros., from 3,702 theatres. This latest Chapter in a Franchise directed by George Miller which dates all the way back to 1980, is winning over Critics abound with an outstanding 98% on the Tomatometer and a B+ from Audiences. By comparison, the first Film in the Mad Max Series back in 1980 would go-on to gross $8.7 million, while Sequel Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome would earn $36 million in its run in 1985.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON in its third week still is going strong with $37 million for Disney/Marvel. In three weeks it has made a whopping $370 million domestically.
HOT PURSUIT is a distant fourth with $5.6 million for Warner Bros., now earning $26 million in its two weeks out thus far.
FURIOUS 7 is in fifth this weekend with $3.5 million in its seventh week out, now grossing $343 million.
Acclaimed Sci-Fi Flick EX_MACHINA is in ninth spot this weekend with $2 million for A24 Films/Mongrel Media, nearing the $20 million mark domestically.
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.3 million for Fox Searchlight.
For a third straight week FURIOUS 7 leads the pack with a stellar $23 million from 3,964 theatres for Universal Pictures. Thus far it in its domestic run it has grossed $293 million and worldwide it has surpassed $1 billion as of this weekend! Monster.
PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2 makes a successful debut in second spot with $23 million for Sony Pictures from 3,633 theatres across the Continent. Its Predecessor by contrast in 2009 earned $31.8 million in its debut. Critics were harsh on the Title which many Media Outlets didn’t get a chance to review prior to release, giving it a 0% on the Tomatometer. Audiences gave it a more forgiving B- CinemaScore.
UNFRIENDED surprises many with a third place debut for Universal Pictures with $16.5 million from 2,739 theatres. The Social Media Horror with a Cast of unknown talent scared Critics to a decent 66% on the Tomatometer and a C CinemaScore.
HOME lands in fourth with $10 million this weekend for 20th Century Fox, in four weeks earning $142 million.
MONKEY KINGDOM debuts in sixth with $4.7 million for Disney, from 2,012 theatres.
INSURGENT rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.1 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films, now in its fifth week.
For a second straight week, FURIOUS 7 towers over the competition (which have some peculiarly suggestive names) with $62.7 million for Universal Pictures, good enough to surpass already the $250 million mark domestically in just TWO WEEKS! The record for best second Box Office weekend for a Film previously was held by The Hunger Games with $58.5 million and a new mark has been set.
HOME lands in second this weekend, going strong still in its third week out with $19.7 million for 20th Century Fox. Thus far, it has grossed $130 million in its run.
THE LONGEST RIDE starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson, opens a respectable third with $13 million for 20th Century Fox. And while Critics failed to be charmed with a 29% on the Tomatometer, Audiences gave it a resounding ‘yes’ with a coveted A CinemaScore which could only help it in coming weeks as word of mouth spreads.
GET HARD finds itself in fourth spot in its third week out with $8.2 million for Warner Bros. In three weeks, it has made $70 million already.
WOMAN IN GOLD is in seventh with $5.7 million, expanding to 1,504 theatres in it second week for eOne Films/The Weinstein Co.
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.2 million for 20th Century Fox in its ninth week out. To date, it has grossed $125 million.
Hopefully its competition isn’t too ‘furious’! FURIOUS 7 accelerates to the top of the Box Office this weekend with a huge $150 million opening for Universal Pictures from 4,004 theatres across North America. This performance shows great horsepower, setting a Record for the Franchise in terms of its historical Opening Weekends and also largest pre-Summer bow for a Film release ever. Audiences genuinely were moved by the Film showcasing Star Paul Walker‘s final performance in the massively-successful Franchise, garnering an A CinemaScore. Critics meanwhile gave it a strong 82% on the Tomatometer.
After a one-week reign, HOME slips to second spot with $27.8 million for 20th Century Fox. It has grossed $96 million already in two weeks.
GET HARD get third spot this weekend with $13.5 million for Warner Bros. In two weeks it has earned $57.6 million domestically.
INSURGENT lands in fourth this weekend with $10 million in its third week out for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, just ahead of another Box Office Champ in CINDERELLA, which places fifth with $9.6 million for Disney in its fourth week out.
WOMAN IN GOLD fares well in its limited release opening at 258 theatres for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films, debuting with $1.8 million. Critics were tough on the Drama starring Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren, with a 49% on the Tomatometer.
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL rounds-out the Top Ten with $1 million for Fox Searchlight, in its fifth week out.