#BOXOFFICE: A MARVEL-OUS DEBUT FOR “CAPTAIN MARVEL”
Despite lots of controversy and several smear campaigns on the internet, CAPTAIN MARVEL prevails atop the Box Office with a spectacular $160 million from 4,310 theatres in its debut this weekend for Disney. The International Women’s Day release featuring for the first time ever a female superhero in the starring role, gets 79% on the Tomatometer and also an A CinemaScore.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD lands in second with $15.2 million for Universal Pictures, a three week total of $120 million.
A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL is in third this weekend with $11.3 million, a total $45.2 million for Lionsgate Films/Elevation Pictures.
THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART finds itself in fourth with $3.7 million, a five week total of $97 million for Warner Bros.
WHAT MEN WANT rounds things out in tenth with $1 million, a five week total of $51.9 million domestically for Paramount Pictures.
#BOXOFFICE: “DRAGON” FLIES A SECOND WEEK ABOVE THE REST
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD once again prevails atop the Box Office this weekend, taking $26 million from 4,286 theatres in its second week out. In its run thus far, it has grossed$93.7 million for Universal Pictures.
In second is TYLER PERRY’S A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL with $25.8 million from 2,442 theatres for Lionsgate Films/Elevation Pictures. Its Franchise best still belongs to 2009’s TYLER PERRY’S MADEA GOES TO JAIL which opened with $41 million. The Comedy gets 29% on the Tomatometer.
In third is ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL with $6.7 million for 20th Century Fox. Over three weeks it has grossed $72 million.
GRETA, a TIFF ’18 selection, debuts in fifth with $4.5 million for Focus Features/Universal Pictures. It gets 57% on the Tomatometer and stars both Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz.
Academy Award Best Picture GREEN BOOK sees a little boost in sixth with $4.5 million from 2,641 theatres, a total $75.7 million made over 16 weeks for Universal Pictures.
HAPPY DEATH DAY 2 U rounds things out with $2.5 million, a total $25.2 million grossed over three weeks for Universal Pictures.
#BOXOFFICE: “THOR” ROKS THE BOX OFFICE IN OPENING
With raves abound from Critics and Fans, THOR: RAGNAROK takes the top of the Box Office in its debut hammering down its competition with a $118 million from 4,080 theatres for Marvel/Disney. This marks the highest debut yet for the Thor Franchise eclipsing 2013’s $85 million opening for THOR: THE DARK WORLD. It gets 95% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS opens in second after a special Wednesday bow with $15.7 million from 3,615 theatres. Last year’s predecessor BAD MOMS opened with $23 million. It gets 31% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
JIGSAW after scaring Moviegoers into submission last week, slips to third with $6.1 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. It has made $28 million in two weeks.
TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN is in fourth this weekend with $4.2 million also for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. It has made $42.5 million domestically thus far in three weeks.
BLADE RUNNER 2049 is in eighth with $2.1 million. Thus far it has grossed $85 million for Warner Bros. over five weeks.
LET THERE BE LIGHT rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.5 million from 600 theatres across North America. The faith-based Film doesn’t have a Canadian release.
#BOXOFFICE: “JIGSAW” SLICES THROUGH COMPETITION PRE-HALLOWEEN 🎃
In a Horror-filled October Box Office, it only is fitting that JIGSAW takes the top spot pre-Halloween weekend with $17.4 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films from 2,941 theates. It gets 37% on the Tomatometer with a B CinemaScore. The Saw Franchise best was achieved with 2007’s SAW IV earning $67 in its bow and this is its eighth installment.
TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN lands in second in it second week out with $10.3 million, a tally of $35.8 million thus far for Liongsate Films/eOne Films.
GEOSTORM finds itself in third with $5.4 million for Warner Bros. from 3,246 theatres. In its two week-run it has made $23.3 million domestically.
HAPPY DEATH DAY, a former champ, is in fourth this weekend with $5.2 million for Universal Pictures. It has made $48.5 million over three weeks.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE debuts in seventh for Universal Pictures with $4 million from 2,054 theatres, a second Film in the Top Ten for actor Miles Teller whose ONLY THE BRAVE is in sixth with $4.1 million. It earns 77% on the Tomatometer with an A- CinemaScore.
SUBURBICON, a TIFF ’17 selection from George Clooney as Director, opens in ninth with $3.1 million from 2,046 theatres for Elevation Pictures/Paramount Pictures. It gets 26% on the Tomatometer, with a D- CinemaScore.
IT rounds it all out in tenth with $2.3 million in its eighth week, a total $323 million over eight weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “BOO 2!” SPOOKS MOVIEGOERS AT #1
True to form, TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN takes the top of the Box Office one week before the big day itself. The latest in a franchise of successive hits earns $22 million across North America from 2,388 theatres for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. None however, have been able to surpass the $41 million opening weekend success of 2009’s TYLER PERRY’S MADEA GOES TO JAIL. The Comedy-Horror Mashup also garners an A- CinemaScore meaning Moviegoers can’t get enough of this tough old chick!
In second is GEOSTORM with $12 million from 3,246 theatres for Warner Bros. It gets a B- CinemaScore and a 13% score on the Tomatometer.
Last week’s #1 Movie HAPPY DEATH DAY slips to third with $9.5 million in its second week out for Universal Pictures. The Horror has grossed (pardon the pun!) a healthy $40 million this far.
ONLY THE BRAVE debuts in fifth for Sony Pictures with $5.2 million from 2,577 theatres. It gets an A CinemaScore and an 89% on the Tomatometer.
Debuting in seventh is Thriller THE SNOWMAN with $3.7 million from 1,812 theatres for Universal Pictures. It gets a D CinemaScore and 9% on the Tomatometer.
IT rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million in its seventh week for Warner Bros. It (pardon the pun again!) has made $319 million in its successful run thus far.
#BOXOFFICE: “INFERNO” DELIVERS A MODERATE FLAME IN OPENING
On a tepid weekend at the Movies, INFERNO delivers a moderate flame in its debut for Sony Pictures. This third installment in the Dan Brown Novel Adaptation Series opens with $15.5 million from 3,576 theatres. By contrast, the first installment, THE DA VINCI CODE opened in 2006 with $77 million. Audiences gave it a solid B+ CinemaScore, although Critics were harsh with a 20% on the Tomatometer.
After a number one debut last weekend, TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN slips to second with $15 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. Over two weeks it has made $50.2 million.
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK is in third this weekend with $9.4 million. over two weeks, it has grossed $39.5 million for Paramount Pictures.
THE ACCOUNTANT continues to be bankable for Warner Bros., in fourth now in its third week out with $8.3 million. In total it has grossed $61 million domestically.
STORKS finds itself in ninth for Warner Bros. with $2.6 million, earning $68 million over six weeks.
Rounding out the Top Ten is Bollywood title AI DIL HAI MUSHKIL with $2.4 million from 302 theatres.
Bubbling under is A24/Elevation Pictures‘ MOONLIGHT which has garnered universal acclaim on the Festival circuit. It earns $886k from 36 theatres across North America, a very healthy average of $24.6k per theatre.
#BOXOFFICE: “A MADEA HALLOWEEN” SPOOKS ITS WAY TO #1!
In an unexpected turn of events, TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN debuts atop the Box Office for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with $24.5 million from 2,260 theatres across North America. Despite a 31% rating on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer, Audiences gave it a resilient A CinemaScore explaining why it is audiences keep coming back for more and more Madea!
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK debuts in second spot for Paramount Pictures with $22 million from 3,780 theatres. It gets a 39% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
In third is THE ACCOUNTANT with $15 million for Warner Bros., totaling $47 million over two weeks.
OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL debuts in fourth spot for Universal Pictures with $13 million from 3,167 theatres. It gets a C CinemaScore from Audiences, but a fantastic 81% on the Tomatometer from Critics. Its 2014 Predecessor opened with $19.8 million.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is in fifth this weekend with $$7.4 million for Universal Pictures. Over three weeks it has made $59 million domestically.
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES opens in seventh for 20th Century Fox with $5.4 million from 3,022 theatres. The Action-Comedy despite a stacked cast including Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot and Zach Galifianakis, manages only an 18% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? in its second week rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.9 million for Universal Pictures. It has made $18.8 million total thus far.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG” DESTROYS COMPETITION
It was a desolation indeed at the Box Office as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug obliterated the Competition in its debut for Warner Bros.! Bringing-in $73.6 million from 3,903 theatres, the second instalment in The Hobbit Trilogy debuted below its Predecessor, which opened last December with $84 million. Critics respected it, giving it a decent 74% on Rotten Tomatoes‘ Tomatometer and it garnered an A- CinemaScore from Audiences. This makes the Film the fourth-highest December opening of all time – the Record of course was set by the first in the Trilogy.
In its fourth week out, Disney’s Frozen still is solid in second with $22.8 million, gaining lots of word-of-mouth in a time when there are few Family options in theatres. In its run, it has grossed $166 million already.
Although other Films in its Franchise have fared better, Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas debuts in third with $16 million from 2,194 theatres for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. The highest debut in the Madea Series of Films still is 2009’s Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail which opened with $41 million. The Audience gave it an A- CinemaScore despite a 20% from Critics on the Tomatometer.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire certainly hasn’t been forgotten, in fourth spot with $14 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. To date it has earned $357 million domestically in its Run.
In a distant fifth is Thor: The Dark World with $3 million for Disney/Marvel. It is about to surpass the $200-million mark in North America in this its sixth week.
Philomena may have received a bit of a boost with Judi Dench getting a Best Actress in a Drama nod at the Golden Globe Nominations this week, in eighth spot with $1 million from only 835 theatres.
Bubbling-under are America Hustle, which opens wide next week, earning a healthy $690k from only six theatres as a Sneak Preview, and fellow Oscar Contender Saving Mr. Banks earned $421k from only 15 theatres.