#BOXOFFICE: “THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD” FIRES A THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK
With the end of Summer near, Moviegoers have a lot on their minds. THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD however is strong enough to overcome and for a third straight week hits the top of the Box Office earning $9.4 million this Labour Day weekend for from 3,370 theatres for VVS Films/Lionsgate Films. To date it has earned $54.8 million domestically.
Former champ ANNABELLE: CREATION continues is rampage of Horror, in second with $6.9 million from 3,358 theatres for Warner Bros. It has made $90 million to date in North America. The studio is projecting another huge weekend next week with yet another scary release in Stephen King’s IT.
WIND RIVER continues to perform well in third spot now in its fifth week, earning $5.7 million for The Weinstein Company/VVS Films. In total it has made $16.6 million over five weeks.
LEAP! in its second week out earns $4.7 million The Weinstein Company, a total $13 million grossed thus far, placing it fourth.
LOGAN LUCKY drives steadily in fifth spot with $4.1 million for eOne Films/Bleecker Street Films. It has thus far earned $21.1 million over three weeks despite raves critically and an all-star cast.
GIRLS TRIP rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.1 million, in its seventh week out, now having made $111.9 million for Universal Pictures.
#FIRSTLOOK: MARVEL ANNOUNCES UPCOMING FILM SCHEDULE IN PHASE 3 OF MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE
Marvel certainly knows how to do it big and this morning at L.A.’s El Capitan Theatre we learned through President Kevin Feige not only that Breakout Star Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up) has confirmed what we’ve known all along – he’s a Megastar – the brilliant Actor has been announced to star as BLACK PANTHER!
In addition, several release dates have been confirmed on their Blockbuster Marquee Slate including:
5/1/15 – AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
7/17/15 – ANT-MAN
5/6/16 – CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
11/4/16 – DOCTOR STRANGE
5/5/17 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 (previously dated 7/28/17)
7/28/17 – THOR: RAGNAROK
11/3/17 – BLACK PANTHER
5/4/18 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART I
7/6/18 – CAPTAIN MARVEL
11/2/18 – INHUMANS
5/3/19 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART II
Impressive, right? We’re so waiting on DOCTOR STRANGE casting news, although we certainly aren’t alone in wanting Benedict Cumberbatch to get the assignment! The thought of 2019 actually kinda scares us on some levels!
Dates of course are subject to change. Are we excited?
(Photo credit: Marvel Canada)