It should come as no surprise that BLACK PANTHER takes the top of the Box Office again this weekend with a stellar $104.1 million from 4,020 theatres across North America for Disney/Marvel. Over two weeks it is just shy of the $400 million-mark. INCREDIBLE.
GAME NIGHT debuts a solid second with $15.1 million from 3,488 theatres for Warner Bros. The Comedy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, gets an 81% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
Down to third is PETER RABBIT with $13.1 million for Sony Pictures, a total $70.8 million over three weeks domestically.
ANNIHILATION debuts in fourth with $10.7 million for Paramount Pictures from 2,012 theatres. The Film starring Natalie Portman, gets a stellar 87% on the Tomatometer but inversely a C CinemaScore only from Audiences.
FIFTY SHADES FREED is in fifth with $6.9 million for Universal Pictures, a three-week total of $89.5 million.
EVERY DAY opens in ninth with $3 million from 1,667 theatres for Open Road Films/Elevation Pictures. It gets a 51% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
EARLY MAN rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.4 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.
Without a doubt the weekend belongs to BLACK PANTHER, taking the top of the Box Office with $185 million from 4,020 theatres for Disney/Marvel. The Film sets a best for Superhero Films, earning a record high 97% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. Audiences loved it also with a rare A+ CinemaScore.
PETER RABBIT lands in second this weekend with $17.8 million from 3,725 theatres for Sony Pictures, a total $54 million earned over two weeks domestically.
FIFTY SHADES FREED after a smashing debut last week, finds itself in third with $17.4 million for Universal Pictures, a two-week total of $78 million.
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE is in fourth with $8.1 million, a nine-week total of $380 million for Sony Pictures.
EARLY MAN debuts in seventh with $4.7 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films from 2,494 theatres. The Animated Feature featuring the voices of Eddie Redmayne gets 81% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
THE POST rounds-out the Top Ten with $2 million in its ninth week for 20th Century Fox, a tally of $77 million in its North American run.
Moviegoers have Romance on their minds pre-Valentine’s Day weekend as FIFTY SHADESFREED steams-up the Box Office with $40.3 million from 3,768 theatres for UniversalPictures. While the Franchise finale is unable to eclipse the $80 million its first chapter earned opening weekend in 2015, this by no means is a disgrace as it falls just short of its 2017 installment, which opened with $46 million. It gets 11% on the Tomatometer from Critics and a B+ CinenaScore from Audiences.
In second is PETER RABBIT with $22 million from 3,725 theatres for Sony Pictures. It gets a 58% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
THE 15:17 TO PARIS debuts in third with $11.7 million from 3,042 theatres for Warner Bros. The Clint Eastwood Film centering on the true story of three Americans who confronted a terrorist aboard a train, gets a 20% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE lands in fourth this weekend with $9.6 million. Over eight weeks it has grossed $365 million for SonyPictures.
THE SHAPE OF WATER is in ninth with $3 million for Fox Searchlight, putting the Oscar Contender close to the $50-million-mark domestically.
DEN OF THIEVES rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.7 million in its fourth week, totaling $40.8 million for STX Entertainment/VVS Films.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to attend an Advance Screening of FIFTY SHSDES FREED. Screenings take place Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in: TORONTO, VANCOUVER, MONTREAL, EDMONTON & CALGARY.
Synopsis: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the climactic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Bringing to a shocking conclusion events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the filmarrives for Valentine’s Day 2018.
Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.
Also returning from prior Fifty Shades entries are Academy Award® winner MarciaGay Harden, Eric Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman and Robinne Lee, who are joined for the first time by Arielle Kebbel and BrantDaugherty.
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Universal Pictures Canada release FIFTY SHADES FREEDFriday, February 9, 2018.
Okay, we admit we were underwhelmed by FIFTY SHADES DARKER but this new Teaser for FIFTY SHADES FREED offers some promise!
Synopsis: Christian (Jamie Dornan) and Ana (Dakota Johnson) return from their honeymoon. Christian has purchased the publishing business where Ana worked, and she is now the Commissioning Editor.
After missing four of her contraception injection appointments, Ana learns she is pregnant. After hearing the news, Christian is angry, because he thinks Ana will love the baby more than him, and demands that she get an abortion.
Meanwhile, Ana‘s old boss, Jack (Eric Johnson), is causing problems for Ana when he tries to kidnap her and failing, kidnaps someone close to her.
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Universal Pictures Canada release FIFTY SHADES FREEDFriday, February 9, 2018.
It’s been a great year for Universal Pictures who take the top of the Box Office with the Jordan Peele horror, GET OUT. Just earlier this year they topped the Box Office for three weeks with SPLIT. Exceeding all expectations, GET OUT debuts at number one with $28 million from 2,701 theatres across North America. It gets an ultra-rare 100% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
Slipping to second after two weeks on-top is THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE with $18 million from 4,057 theatres for Warner Bros. in its third week. It has made $132 million thus far domestically.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 continues to go strong in third with $8.2 million in its third week out, a tally of $74 million thus far for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films.
THE GREAT WALL is in fourth this weekend with $8 million, a two-week total of $33 million for Universal Pictures.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER is in fifth with $7.3 million for Universal Pictures, just surpassing the $100-million-mark in its third week.
Oscar Frontrunner LA LA LAND continues to perform well in eighth with $4.7 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films, a total $140 million over 12 weeks.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is Chinese Graphic Novel Adaptation ROCK DOG, with $3,5 million for Lionsgate Films from 2,077 theatres. It gets 44% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE gets the love of Moviegoers taking the top of the Box Office in its debut Valentine’s Day weekend with $54.5 million from 4,088 theatres for Warner Bros. Pictures. Its 2014 predecessor made $69 million in its opening, while Critics love it equally as much with 91% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it a great A- CinemaScore.
Debuting right behind in second with $48.3 million from 3,710 theatres is FIFTY SHADES DARKER, also a second series installment like LEGO. It gets 10% on the Tomatometer and a much better B+ CinemaScore from Audiences. By contrast, its predecessor made $85 million it its 2015 debut.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 opens in third with $29.6 million from 3,113 theatres for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. This bests the series’ first installment which opened in 2014 with $14.4 million domestically. It gets a fantastic 91% on the Tomatometer from Critics and also an A- CinemaScore.
SPLIT still is going strong in fourth after three weeks on-top, with $9.1 million from 2,961 theatres for Universal Pictures. It has made $112 million thus far.
A DOG’S PURPOSE is in sixth with $7.7 million for Universal Pictures, a tally of $42.9 million over three weeks.
LA LA LAND is in eighth with $5 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, tallying-in at $126 million over ten weeks.
THE SPACE BETWEEN US rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.7 million for STX Entertainment/VVS Films, a total $6.5 million over two weeks.
We don’t care who knows. We are so stoked for FIFTY SHADES DARKER! If you loved the first Film and the novels, you will love this new Trailer.
After leaving Christian (Jamie Dornan), Ana (Dakota Johnson) starts a new job as personal assistant to the editor, Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson), at a publishing company. However, she finds herself having to fend off advances from her new boss.
Christian purchases the publishing company where Ana is working and stops her from going on an overnight business trip with Jack, because Christian knows Jack‘s history of sexually harassing his assistants. Wanting Ana back in his life, Christian convinces her to give him another chance. After agreeing to her demands for a new arrangement, they begin to build trust and find stability.
However, when Ana meets Elena (Kim Basinger), the woman who seduced Christian when he was 15 years old, she’s unhappy that Christian continues to be friends with her. When Elena realizes that Christian has romantic feelings for Ana, she tries to throw a wrench in the young couple’s relationship.
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Universal Pictures Canada release FIFTY SHADES DARKER on Friday, February 10, 2017.
Yes, you’ve seen the Movies in time for Awards Season, but what about the great songs featured in them? Up for Best Original Song at next months’ Academy Awards are these five finalists. Spanning from the institution of James Bond to a much-talked-about BDSM Romance to a gripping Documentary about College Rape, these songs are a cross-section of the diverse Films we saw in 2015.
WRITING’S ON THE WALL (SPECTRE) – SAM SMITH
TIL IT HAPPENS TO YOU (THE HUNTING GROUND) – LADY GAGA
EARNED IT (FIFTY SHADES OF GREY) – THE WEEKND
MANTA RAY (RACING EXTINCTION) – J. RALPH + ANTONY
SIMPLE SONG #3 (YOUTH) – SUMI JO
The 88th ACADEMY AWARDS air 7 PMSunday, February 28, 2016 on ABC.
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