FOCUS puts a stop to FIFTY SHADES OF GREY‘s two-week reign with a solid debut, opening with $19.1 million for Warner Bros. from 3,323 theatres. Will Smith certainly maintains his bankability as a Star, topping the Box Office once again after a number one opening in 2012 also with Men in Black 3. Critics gave the Romantic Comedy-Action mixed reviews with a 56% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE lands in second once again with $11.7 million for 20th Century Fox. In three weeks, it has grossed $85 million domestically.
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER in its fourth week, finds itself in third with $11.2 million. In its domestic run, it has made $140 million for Paramount Pictures.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY slips to fourth spot with $10.9 million in its third week. The former two-week Box Office Champ is approaching the $150 million mark in earnings.
THE LAZARUS EFFECT debuts in fifth with $10.6 million for Relativity Media/D Films. The Horror starring Olivia Wilde was received harshly by Critics with 12% on the Tomatometer and a C- CinemaScore from Audiences.
AMERICAN SNIPER continues to perform exceedingly-well in seventh this weekend with $7.7 million for Warner Bros. To-date, it has grossed $330 million in its North American run.
STILL ALICE gets a post-Oscar boost with Julianne Moore‘s win last weekend, in ninth with $2.6 million for Sony Pictures Classics/Mongrel Media. The Alzheimers Drama cracks the Top Ten finally after seven weeks of release.
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.4 million for Paramount Pictures, with a total of $10 million in two weeks out.
For the second week in-a-row, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY has Moviegoers in handcuffs, dominating again the Box Office with $23.2 million from 3,655 theatres for Universal Pictures! Although it is noted that this is a 75% drop from its debut last weekend, this still is strong enough for a decisive lead. Domestically, it has grossed over $130 million already and just surpassed a phenomenal $300 million worldwide!
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER lands in second, continuing what has been a strong run. It earns $16.3 million from 3,680 theatres in its third week for Paramount Pictures, surpassing $125 million thus far in North America.
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE in its second week settles for Runner-Up with $15.8 million for 20th Century Fox, playing at 3,266 theatres. In two weeks it has grossed $66 million.
McFARLAND opens in fourth with $11.3 million for Disney, from 2,755 theatres. Critics gave the Film based on a True Story starring Kevin Costner, a v. good 77% on the Tomatometer. Audiences responded with an even better A CinemaScore.
THE DUFF debuts in fifth with a solid with $11.03 million from 2,575 theatres for eOne Films/CBS Films. Critics responded well with a 62% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes and a great A- CinemaScore, which should bode well for a bit of word-of-mouth.
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2, just one of several debuts this weekend, opens in seventh with $5.8 million from 2,880 theatres for Paramount Pictures. Critics weren’t so kind with a rating of 14% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences were a bit more forgiving with a C- CinemaScore.
THE IMITATION GAME rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.5 million or The Weinstein Co./Elevaton Pictures, its fate at the Oscars in the Best Picture category to be determined shortly. This is its 13th week out.
We LOLed hard at their time travel antics in 2010 and the Boys are back in HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2! Paramount Pictures Canada and Mr. Will want take you back in time and ahead in time at a special Advance Screening in Toronto or Montreal, of the hilarious Sequel, February 18, 2015!
When Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back to the past. But they inadvertently land in the future with Adam Jr. (Adam Scott). Now they have to alter the future in order to save the past… which is really the present, in the sequel from the same team that brought you the original cult hit.
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