SUICIDE SQUAD very much is alive and well in its debut at the Box Office with a stunning $146 million opening for Warner Bros. from 4,255 theatres. In addition to garnering the distinction of being the highest August opening ever for a Film, it also ranks second behind CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR as the second highest opening Film of 2016! Critics were harsh with a 26% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences gave it redeeming B+ CinemaScore.
A distant second is JASON BOURNE with $22 million in its second week out for Universal Pictures. It has made $102 million so far domestically.
BAD MOMS does great in third with $14.1 million for STX Entertainment and eOne Films in its second week out. It has just surpassed the $50 million-mark.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS is in fourth with $10 million for Universal Pictures. In five weeks it is on the verge of $320 million in North America.
NINE LIVES opens in fifth with $6.6 million for EuropaCorp/VVS Films, from 2,264 theatres. Critics were harsh on the cat-human bodyswap Comedy with a 5% on the Tomatometer but it interestingly gets areally solid B+ CinemaScore.
ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.9 million for 20th Century Fox, in its third week out.
You definitely recognize her from beloved sitcom ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, but Funnywoman Cheryl Hines is ready again for her close-up again soon! Promising Comedy NINE LIVES is about to hit theatres and the Actress is in town to tell us about it!
In the event you weren’t aware, six of the top Films of 2016 thus far centered around animals. No different. NINE LIVES centers on a stuffy businessman (Kevin Spacey) who finds himself trapped inside the body of his family’s cat. Toronto’s Robbie Amell, Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken also star!
We caught-up with the “arresting” Hines on her Press rounds earlier in the day and she was amazing to stop for a quick minute to say “hi” to Billy and I. She loved Billy who immediately took a liking to her, snuggling-up to her! Among her stops today were The Morning Show, eTalk, The Social and Entertainment Tonight Canada. If you look closely, you’ll see that Billy actually is sporting an official pet tie from the Film! Dapper, dapper!