Outdoing his outstanding $34 million debut at #1 with 2014’s The Equalizer, Director Antoine Fuqua opens on-top again with his Remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, teaming once again with Denzel Washington. The Western played at 3,674 theatres earning $35.3 million for Sony Pictures. It gets an A- Cinemascore and a 63% Tomatometer score.
STORKS opens in second spot for Warner Bros. with $21 million from 3,922 theatres. The Animated Feature voiced by the likes of Kelsey Grammer and Jennifer Aniston, gets an A-CinemaScore and 63% from Critics on the Tomatometer.
In third is two-week champ SULLY, earning $13.9 million, a tally of $92.5 million for Warner Bros. over three weeks.
BRIDGET JONES’S BABY lands in fourth with $4.8 million in its second week out for Universal Pictures, a domestic total of $16.7 million.
SNOWDEN is in fifth with $4.2 million for Open Road Films/Elevation Pictures in its second week out. It earns a total of $15 million in its North American run thus far.
BLAIR WITCH is in sixth with $3.9 million in its second week out for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, a total of $16.1 million cumulatively.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.2 million for eOne Films/Focus Features. It has made $46 million over six weeks.
Surpassing all expectations at number one this weekend is Warner Bros. Horror, DON’T BREATHE with $22.4 million for Sony Pictures, from 3,051 theatres. It gets an outstanding 87% on the Tomatometer from Critics and a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences. It was made for only $9.9 million.
SUICIDE SQUAD slips to second in its fourth week out with $$11.5 million for Warner Bros. from 3,582 theatres. Thus far in North America it has grossed $282 million.
In third is KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS with $7.2 million for eOne/Focus Features, a two-week tally of $24.1 million.
In fourth is SAUSAGE PARTY with $7.1 million for Sony Pictures in its third week out. It is about the surpass $80 million domestically.
MECHANIC: RESURRECTION debuts in sixth with $6.8 million for VVS Films/Lionsgate Films. Critics gave this latest installment in the Jason Statham franchise a 25% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences were much more forgiving with a B+ CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is BEN-HUR with $4.4 million for Paramount Pictures. It is about to surpass the $20 million-mark domestically in its second week out.
For a third straight week, Warner Bros. secures the top of the Box Office with SUICIDE SQUAD! Taking in $20 million this weekend, the supervillain fest brings its tally to $262 million in North America.
In second again this weekend is Sony Pictures’ adult Animated Feature SAUSAGE PARTY with $15.7 million. In two weeks it has grossed a healthy $65 million.
In third this weekend is Warner Bros.‘ WAR DOGS, which earns $14.8 million in its debut from 3,258 theatres. The Miles Teller-Jonah Hill pairing gets 59% from Critics on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS gets a solid fourth place opening for eOne Films/Focus Features with $12.1 million from 3,260 theatres. Reviews for the Animated Feature voiced by the likes of Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and Matthew McConaughey, gets a phenomenal 96% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
BEN-HUR opens in fifth for Paramount Pictures with $11 million from 3,064 theatres. It gets panned by Critics with a 30% on the Tomatometer but inversely an A CinemaScore.
<dir=”auto”>FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.3 million, a two-week tally of $14 million for eOne Films/Paramount Pictures.
eOne Films + Mr. Will want to take Readers to see KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS. Screenings take place as follows:
Toronto – Wednesday August 17 – Yonge-Eglington – 7:00 PM Vancouver – Wednesday August 17 – Marine Gateway – 7:00 PM Calgary – Wednesday August 17 – Crowfoot Crossing – 7:00 PM Edmonton – Wednesday August 17 – Windermere – 7:00 PM Winnipeg – Wednesday August 17 – St. Vital – 7:00 PM Ottawa – Wednesday August 17 – Cineplex Ottawa – 7:00 PM Halifax – Wednesday August 17 – Scotiabank Halifax – 6:30 PM
In a mythical, ancient Japan, kindhearted Kubo (Art Parkinson) finds himself on the run from gods and monsters, igniting an age-old vendetta. His only chance for survival rests on finding the magical suit of armor once worn by his fallen father, the greatest samurai the world has ever known.
With Monkey (Charlize Theron) by his side, as well as his father’s former student Beetle (Matthew McConaughey), Kubo confronts his family’s past and fights the evil forces that seek to destroy his people.
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eOne Films release KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS on Friday, August 19, 2016.