#BOXOFFICE: “THOR: THE DARK WORLD” THUNDERS AT THE BOX OFFICE
After an explosive $31-million Friday opening, THOR: THE DARK WORLD debuts this weekend with $83 million across North America for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Made for $170 million, there is little doubt that this is a profitable venture, opening in 3,841 theatres. By comparison, its 2011 Predecessor also starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman banked $65 million in its debut. Critics gave it a consensus 66% on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, while Audiences adored the Film with an A- CinemaScore.
Jackass: Bad Grandpa, a former Box Office Champion, slips to a v. distant second spot in its third week of release with $11.2 million for Paramount Pictures. Domestically, the Film starring Johnny Knoxville is closing-in on the $80-million mark already. This places it ahead marginally of the older demographic-skewing Comedy, Last Vegas, sitting once again in third in its second week with $11.16 million for CBS Films/eOne Films. Free Birds also just gets edged-out in fourth with $11.1 million for Relativity Media/eOne Films, also in its second week out.
Surprisingly, last week’s Champion Ender’s Game wasn’t able to hold as well in its second week, slipping to fifth this weekend with $10.2 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film to date has earned $43.9 million.
12 Years a Slave this weekend expands to 1,144 theatres for Fox Searchlight in seventh spot with $6.5 million, now having earned $17 million in its domestic run.
About Time expands to 1,200 theatres in its second weekend out, landing in ninth spot for Universal Pictures with $5 million. The Rom-Com stars Domnhall Gleason and Rachel McAdams certainly wasn’t disgraced by Critics, earning a 66% on the Tomatometer.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 with $2.7 million for Sony Pictures, just surpassing $110 million in earnings domestically.
#BOXOFFICE: “BAD GRANDPA” GIVES MOVIEGOERS PLENTY OF TRICKS ON HALLOWEEN WEEKEND
Fans of the Jackass Franchise know v. well what they’d be getting with Jackass: Bad Grandpa, clamouring to the Box Office this Halloween Weekend for some Tricks along with the Treats. Starring Johnny Knoxville disguised as 86-year-old Irving Zisman, the Comedy debuts easily at number one with $32 million for Paramount Pictures, opening in 3,336 theatres. Not only did Audiences enjoy it giving it a B CinemaScore, but Critics gave it fairly positive reviews, tallying-in at 63% on the Tomatometer.
Gravity slips to second spot after an impressive three-week-reign for Warner Bros., earning a still great $20.3 million in its fourth week of release, closing-in on that $200-million mark.
Slipping to third spot is Sony Pictures’ Captain Phillips which makes $11.8 million in this its third week of release. The Drama is en route to surpassing the $70-million mark domestically.
Although expectations were higher, Sir Ridley Scott‘s latest, The Counselor, manages only a fourth-place debut with $8 million for 20th Century Fox. Surprisingly, it received a detrimental D CinemaScore from Audiences despite its stellar Cast which includes Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz and Rising Star Natalie Dormer. It opened in 3,044 theatres and had an estimated $25-million Production Budget.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 finds itself in sixth spot with $5 million, just surpassing the $100-million mark domestically, ahead of the Carrie Remake in sixth, in this its second week of release. The Horror garners $5.9 million for Sony Pictures.
Despite it showing only in 123 theatres across North America, Best Picture Contender and TIFF ’13 People’s Choice Award Winner 12 Years a Slave, still manages a placing in eighth for Fox Searchlight, with $2.1 million. The Slavery-themed Drama from Director Steve McQueen with a whopping 95% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, continues to expand in coming weeks.
Prisoners rounds-out the Top Ten with $1 million for Warner Bros., in its sixth week of release, just shy of the $60-mark in its North American run.
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN ADVANCE PASSES TO THE TORONTO ADVANCE SCREENING OF “JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA”
If you’re in the Toronto area and want a chance to attend the Advance Screening of JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA, here’s your chance, courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Mr. Will Wong!
The Screening takes place at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM.
86-year-old Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicoll) are on a road trip across the United States. Irving is tasked with taking his eight-year-old grandson to live with his father after his mother is jailed. Interspersed with the brief story segments are hidden camera pranks and stunts.
Let us play a little game, shall we? Over the years, I’ve met several Celebrities, but can you guess which of the below isn’t or isn’t expected soon to be a Grandparent?
In exact order: Marion Ross, Mandy Patinkin, Bob Barker, Barbara Eden, Jane Fonda, Danny Glover, Gena Rowlands, Larry King, Jon Voight, Helen Mirren, Johnny Lydon (Sex Pistols), Dr. Oz, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Suzanne Somers, Alan Thicke, Paul Anka and Billy Crystal.
To enter to win, simply enter your answer under this Post at Mr. Will Wong on Facebook. After doing so, you can double your chances by sharing this Post with your Friends on Facebook, or Re-Tweeting the below:
http://www.mrwillwong.com/badgrandpa @MRWILLW wants us to #win Double Passes to the Toronto Advance Screening of #JACKASS #BADGRANDPA! In theatres 10/25!
See the hilarious Trailer for JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA below:
Official Artwork below:
Good luck, Wongsters!
Paramount Pictures release JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA on Friday, October 25, 2013.
(Photo/video credit: Paramount Pictures)