#BOXOFFICE: “OCEAN’S 8” STEALS THE TOP SPOT IN DEBUT
It’s girls’ night out at the Box Office with OCEAN’S 8 stealing the top spot at the Box Office with $42 million from 4,145 theatres for Warner Bros. This bests 2004’s OCEAN’S 12 which previously was the top opening in the Franchise with $39.1 million. Critics gave it a passable 69% on the Tomatometer while audiences gave the star-studded Heist Flick a resounding A CinemaScore.
A distant second is SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY with $14.3 million in week three, a total $176 million grossed domestically.
In third is the well-reviewed Horror HEREDITARY with $13.7 million from 2,964 theatres for A24 Films/Elevation Pictures. It gets a stellar 94% on the Tomatometer and an D+ CinemaScore.
DEADPOOL 2 takes fourth spot with $12.8 million for 20th Century Fox in its fourth week out, a total $277.4 million earned thus far in North America.
HOTEL ARTEMIS debuts in 8th spot with $3 million for Global Road Entertainment/Cineplex Pictures. The Film starring Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown and Jeff Goldblum gets a 59% on the Tomatometer.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is LIFE OF THE PARTY with $1.7 million for Warner Bros., putting it just shy of the $50 million-mark over five weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY” TELLS THE COMPETITION
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY tells the competition, landing at the top spot this weekend at the Box Office with $92.6 million Friday to Sunday. The Disney release plays in 4,381 theatres this U.S. Memorial Day weekend. While Critics were lukewarm on it giving it 71% on the Tomatometer, it maintains its standing with Audiences getting an A- CinemaScore. This places this installment in the Franchise as the fifth-highest opening for a Star Wars Film. The top spot still belongs to 2015’s The Force Awakens with $247 million.
In second is DEADPOOL 2 with $41.2 million from 4,349 theatres for a two-week tally of $216 million for 20th Century Fox.
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR finds itself in third with $15.3 million in its fifth week, a total $624 million grossed to-date for Marvel/Disney.
BOOK CLUB is in fourth with $9.6 million, by no means disgraced considering the company it is in for Paramount Pictures, a total $34.6 million in two weeks.
LIFE OF THE PARTY is in fifth for Warner Bros. with $4.9 million, a total $40.2 million.
RBG rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.2 million from 415 theatres for Mongrel Media/Magnolia Pictures, a four week total of $5.7 million.
#BOXOFFICE: “DEADPOOL 2” FULL OF LIFE IN DEBUT
DEADPOOL 2 is v. much alive! The latest Marvel entry takes top spot in its opening with an outstanding $132.1 million from 4,349 theatres in North America for 20th Century Fox. It gets 84% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore from Audiences. Its Predecessor set a record for highest R-rated opening ever for a Film with $132.4 million and this one falls just shy. Numbers still are yet to be finalized.
Slipping to second is AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR with a healthy $28.2 million for Marvel/Disney. Over four weeks it has grossed $598 million domestically.
BOOK CLUB opens in third with $13.4 million for Paramount Pictures, playing in 2,781 theatres. It gets 59% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
LIFE OF THE PARTY tallies in fourth spot with $7.8 million for Warner Bros., a two-week total of $30.9 million.
SHOW DOGS opens in sixth spot with $5.3 million from 3,145 theatres for eOne Films/Global Road. It gets 26% on the Tomatometer, but a great A- CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is Ruth Ginsburg Documentary RBG with $1.2 million.
#BOXOFFICE: “AVENGERS” TAKES IT A THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK
In its third week out, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR still is showing no signs of stopping as it takes the top of the Box Office yet again with $60 million from 4,474 theatres across North America for Disney/Marvel. It has made $546 million thus far in its run, the second-fastest rise of all time to the the half-billion mark.
LIFE OF THE PARTY debuts in second with $17.4 million for Warner Bros. from 3,656 theatres. The Melissa McCarthy-starring Comedy gets 41% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
BREAKING IN opens in third with $14.4 million from 2,537 theatres for Universal Pictures. The Thriller starring Gabrielle Union, gets 29% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
A QUIET PLACE finds itself in fifth with $6.1 million for Paramount Pictures. Over six weeks, it has made $169 million domestically.
TULLY is in eighth with $2.3 million for Universal Pictures/Focus Features, a total $7.2 million made over two weeks for the Jason Reitman Film.
BLOCKERS is at the bottom of the Top Ten with $1.05 million for Universal Pictures, a tally of $58 million over six weeks.