Sony Pictures Home Entertainment x Mr. Will want to give Canadian Readers a chance to win an INFERNO Prize Pack including all three Blu-rays in the Robert Langdon Trilogy and the book by Dan Brown on which this final installment is based.
Synopsis: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) wakes up in a hospital room in Florence, Italy, with a wound on his head and no recollection of the last 48 hours. Physician Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) explains that he’s suffering from temporary amnesia. Before he has time to figure out what’s happening to him, he learns he is being chased by the World Health Organization and a private security firm. A fan of Langdon, Sienna decides to tag along and help him solve the mystery.
Langdon soon finds out that billionaire Bertrand Zobrist (Ben Foster) is too invested into the future of mankind and has plotted a deadly global genocide scheme. It is now up to Langdon to solve the clues left behind by Zobrist and save mankind from destruction.
For a second straight week, DOCTOR STRANGE holds the top spot at the Box Office for Marvel/Disney with $43 million from 3,882 theatres. Over two weeks, the Blockbuster starring Benedict Cumberbatch has grossed $153 million in North America alone.
In second spot is 20th Century Fox‘s TROLLS with $34.8 million from 4,066 theatres. Over two weeks it has made $93.7 million domestically.
ARRIVAL debuts in third spot for Paramount Pictures with a solid $23.4 million. Debuting at TIFF ’16 and starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, the Denis Villeneuve Film gets a strong 93% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
ALMOST CHRISTMAS debuts in fourth for Universal Pictures with $15.3 million from 2,376 theatres. It gets 44% on the Tomatometer from Critics and inversely an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
The Horror SHUT IN starring Naomi Watts debuts in seventh for EuropaCorp. with $3.8 million from 2,886 theatres. It gets 0% on the Tomatometer and a C CinemaScore.
INFERNO rounds out the Top Ten with $3.2 million for Sony Pictures. In three weeks it has made $31 million in North America.
On a tepid weekend at the Movies, INFERNO delivers a moderate flame in its debut for Sony Pictures. This third installment in the Dan Brown Novel Adaptation Series opens with $15.5 million from 3,576 theatres. By contrast, the first installment, THE DA VINCI CODE opened in 2006 with $77 million. Audiences gave it a solid B+ CinemaScore, although Critics were harsh with a 20% on the Tomatometer.
After a number one debut last weekend, TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN slips to second with $15 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. Over two weeks it has made $50.2 million.
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK is in third this weekend with $9.4 million. over two weeks, it has grossed $39.5 million for Paramount Pictures.
THE ACCOUNTANT continues to be bankable for Warner Bros., in fourth now in its third week out with $8.3 million. In total it has grossed $61 million domestically.
STORKS finds itself in ninth for Warner Bros. with $2.6 million, earning $68 million over six weeks.
Rounding out the Top Ten is Bollywood title AI DIL HAI MUSHKIL with $2.4 million from 302 theatres.
Bubbling under is A24/Elevation Pictures‘ MOONLIGHT which has garnered universal acclaim on the Festival circuit. It earns $886k from 36 theatres across North America, a very healthy average of $24.6k per theatre.
Although filming is just getting under way in Italy, this is our first glimpse at INFERNO, the latest adaptation of Dan Brown‘s massively-successful Franchise which began with The Da Vinci Code. Tom Hanks reprises his Role as Robert Langdon and Felicity Jones makes her bow in this Installment as Dr. Sienna Brooks, while Ron Howard directs.
See Highlights from yesterday’s Photo Call right here:
Sony Pictures Canada release INFERNO on Friday, October 14, 2016.
Veteran is a fit word to describe Harold Perrineau, whom I spotted today on a walk with Billy through Yorkville! Along with his lovely Wife Brittany and two of Daughters, Wynter and Holiday. Being the cool Parents they are, their four-year-old Daughter Wynter wasspotted rocking an iPad even! And while we’re on the topic of Holidays, that also would be the exact reason the Actor is here in Toronto.
Perrineau is known for his superb Body of Work which includes Lost, Oz, Sons of Anarchy, Zero Dark Thirty, Romeo + Juliet (Director Baz Luhrmann was just in town this week!) and tells me he’s in-town filming Follow-up to Malcolm Lee‘s 1999 Comedy,The Best Man Holiday alongside Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian and Terrence Howard. Howard in fact was spotted last night on Queen Street West supporting a great cause along with Rachel McAdams at Our Future Without Aids, a Benefit organized by the CANFAR Young Professional Council. Meanwhile, Cibrian and Wife LeAnn Rimes were spotted out at Whole Foods earlier in the week before flying back to Los Angeles.
Both Perrineau and his Wife were super-nice to stop and snap a Photo, as he reached over rocker in one hand, handshake with the other. I am actually looking forward to his portrayal of Sammy Davis Jr. in Inferno, one of two Biopics about Adult Film Actress Linda Lovelace coming soon.
See our Snap below:
The Best Man Holiday hits theatres this November via Universal Pictures, wrapping in the City late May.