#BOXOFFICE: “F8” FURIOUS IN $100-MILLION OPENING
True to the form of its predecessors, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS has a spectacular opening at number one this weekend at the Box Office! Taking-in $100 million from 4,310 theatres, this eight installment in the series gets a passable 64% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore from Audiences. To place it into context, this Film ranks second in its Franchise, right behind 2015’s FURIOUS 7 which opened with $147 million.
In second after two weeks on-top is THE BOSS BABY with $17 million, bringing its three week tally to $117 million in North America for 20th Century Fox.
Just crossing the $1 billion-mark worldwide this week, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST places third in its fifth week out for Disney with $16.2 million. Thus far domestically it has grossed $457 million.
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE places fourth with $11 million in its second week out for Sony Pictures, a two week take of $29 million.
GIFTED is in sixth with $3 million from 1,146 theatres for Fox Searchlight. It earns $4.3 million over two weeks.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.6 million for Warner Bros. in its sixth week, a total of $161 million in its domestic run.
#BOXOFFICE: “BEAST” STILL BEAUTIFUL IN SECOND WEEK AT#1
No huge surprises here. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST continues to perform beautifully with $91.2 million from 4,210 theatres in its second week out for Disney! In two weeks it has made already a staggering $319 million domestically.
By no means shameful, POWER RANGERS is second best with a superb $41.6 million opening in North America for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, from 3,693 theatres. Expect a long-term Franchise. Critics gave it 46% on the Tomatometer but Audiences gave it an A CinemaScore. It was made for $100 million.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND is in third with $14 million in its third week for Warner Bros., a total $133 million over three weeks.
LIFE opens in fourth for Sony Pictures with $12.2 million from 3,146 theatres. Critics gave it a lukewarm 66% on the Tomatometer. Audiences gave it a C+ CinemaScore. It was made for $58 million.
LOGAN in its fourth week earns $10 million, surpassing the $200-million-mark over four weeks for 20th Century Fox.
CHIPS, adapted from the popular ’70s comedy series, debuts in seventh with $7.3 million from 2,464 theatres for Warner Bros. Critics gave it 20% on the Tomatometer, with a B- CinemaScore. It was made for $25 million.
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE rounds out the Top Ten with $1.7 million in its seventh week out for Warner Bros. also.
#BOXOFFICE: “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” MONSTROUS IN RECORD-SETTING DEBUT
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST lives up to expectations, debuting at the Box Office this weekend for Disney with a stellar $173.5 million from 4,210 theatres, toppling previous March record-holder BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE’s opening last year of $166 million. Simultaneously it becomes the highest-opening for a Film ever pre-summer. While Critics were lukewarm about the live action adaptation starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens with a 71% on the Tomatometer, audiences resoundingly were positive in their feedback giving it an A CinemaScore. If there were ever any doubt about Watson‘s bankability as a star, this is her highest opening ever, just ahead of 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and its $169.1 million opening.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND slips to second with $25.7 million from 3,846 theatres in its second week out for Warner Bros., earning a total $107 million already domestically.
LOGAN in its third weekend out for 20th Century Fox still is going strong with $17 million, tallying-in a total $184 million already in North America.
GET OUT continues to be the little engine that could, motoring home with a solid $12.8 million now in its third week out for Universal Pictures. It has made $132 million thus far.
THE BELKO EXPERIMENT debuts in seventh with $3.4 million from 1,336 theatres for High Top Releasing. It has not yet been released in Canada. The office-Horror starring Tony Goldwyn gets a 49% on the Tomatometer from Critics
BEFORE I FALL rounds-out the Top Ten with $958k in its third week out, totaling $11.2 million thus far.
#BOXOFFICE: “KONG: SKULL ISLAND” DEBUTS AT #1
No surprises here – KONG: SKULL ISLAND was expected to take the top of the Box Office and does just that this weekend with a $54 million debut from 3,846 theatres for Warner Bros. Made for $185 million, the Blockbuster, it gets a 78% on the Tomatometer from Critics and an B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
LOGAN settles for second after a strong debut last weekend, with $36 million for 20th Century Fox. In two weeks, it has made a stellar $150 million domestically.
GET OUT places third with $21.3 million in its third week out for Universal Pictures. It has made $111.3 million already and believe it or not was made for only $4.5 million.
THE SHACK continues to exceed expectations, placing fourth for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films with $9.6 million in its second week out.
BEFORE I FALL lands in sixth for Open Road Films/Elevation Films in its second week out with $3 million. It has made $9 million thus far.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.6 million for Universal Pictures. This installment in the Franchise has grossed $111 million over five weeks.