#BOXOFFICE: “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” INDESTRUCTIBLE AT THE BOX OFFICE
There was no stopping GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY from achieving its ultimate destiny of being a smash success for Marvel. The Blockbuster demolishes the competition with a stunning $94 million in its debut from 4,080 theatres. Audiences and Critics alike have raves for the Action-Fantasy Comic Adaptations starring Chris Pratt, garnering an A CinemaScore and 92% on the Tomatometer. This opening makes it the third highest ever for a Superhero Franchise behind Spider-Man and Iron-Man.
Lucy in its second week still is going strong for Universal Pictures. After debuting on-top last weekend, it slips to second spot with $15 million, nearing the $80-million mark domestically.
Opening in third is James Brown Biopic, Get on Up for Universal Pictures also. The Musical-Drama opens with $14.7 million from 2,468 theatres. Reviews for the Film are strong with 72% on the Tomatometer and also an A CinemaScore from Audiences. Keep a tab on star Chadwick Boseman who starred in last year’s Jackie Robinson Biopic 42.
Hercules slips to fourth spot with $10.6 million in its second week out for Paramount Pictures, just surpassing the $50-million mark.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a former Champ, finds itself in fifth spot this weekend with $8.4 million in its fourth week out.
A Most Wanted Man is comfortably in its bubbling-under status for eOne Films and RSA Films with $3.1 million grossed. In two weeks, it has made $6.5 million across North America from 729 theatres.
Rounding things out is And So It Goes with $3 million earned this weekend in its second week for VVS Films/Clarius.
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN PASSES TO SEE “GET ON UP” IN TORONTO, MONTREAL AND VANCOUVER!
We all love a good Biopic and GET ON UP is one we’ve been excited about! Godfather of Soul JAMES BROWN is immortalized not only by his legendary Music, but also this upcoming Film about his rise to fame. Universal Pictures Canada and Mr. Will want to take Readers in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver to a July 30th Advance Screening!
In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42‘s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in GET ON UP. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the Film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the Drama by a brilliant Supporting Cast: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.
Watch the Trailer:
To enter to win, simply click “like” on this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook. Re-Tweet the below or share this Post with your Friends on Facebook to double your chances:
http://www.mrwillwong.com/getonup @MRWILLW wants us to #win Passes to see #GETONUP! In theatres 8/1/14!
Universal Pictures Canada release GET ON UP on Friday, August 1, 2014.
(Photo/video credit: Universal Pictures Canada)