Disney‘s makes a huge splash with FINDING DORY this weekend, debuting with an all-time record for an opening of an Animated Festure with $140 million from 4,305 theatres! After incubating for several years, this Sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo does it right, striking a chord with Critics, who gave it a 95% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore from Audiences. By contrast, its Predecessor made $70 million in its opening.
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE opens big in second with $33 million for Warner Bros. in 3,508 theatres. The Comedy starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gets a 65% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a promising A- CinemaScore.
Last week’s champ THE CONJURING 2 slips to third in the wake of stiff competition, but still earns $16 million in its second week out, a total $72.2 million thus far domestically. Not bad for a Horror!
NOW YOU SEE ME 2 is in fourth with $10 million, a total of $41.7 million over two weeks for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films.
WARCRAFT slips to fifth spot for Universal Pictures with $7 million in its second week out.
Rounding out the Top Ten is CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR with $2.2 million in its seventh week for Disney, just surpassing $400 million in North America.
THE CONJURING makes a huge splash at the Box Office in its debut this weekend with $38 million from 3,343 theatres for Warner Bros. By contrast, the Horror’s 2013 predecessor opened with $41 million. Critics gave it a solid 75% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore.
In second is WARCRAFT with an impressive $25.7 million from 3,400 theatres for Universal Pictures. The Action-Fantasy based on the global video game phenomenon, gets a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
NOW YOU SEE ME 2 opens an impressive third with $23.3 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. Critics gave this installment a 36% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A-CinemaScore. Its predecessor made $29.4 million in its debut back in 2013.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS slips to fourth with $13.9 million for Paramount Pictures, in its second week. It has made $60 million over two weeks.
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE is in fifth with $9.5 million in its third week out for 20th Century Fox, a tally of $135 million domestically.
ME BEFORE YOU continues to post great numbers, with $9.3 million in its second week out for Warner Bros. The Romance has made $36 million this far.
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE is in sixth this weekend with $6.8 million, nearing that $100 million mark for Sony Pictures in its fourth week.
THE JUNGLE BOOK shows amazing longevity, rounding out the Top Ten in its ninth week out with $2.7 million for Disney. It thus far has made $352 million in North America.
eOne Films + Mr. Will want to take Readers to see the eagerly-awaited sequel, NOW YOU SEE ME 2! Screenings takes place on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton, Halifax, Nanaimo, Winnipeg and Hamilton! One lucky entrant also will win an amazing Prize Pack including a Blu-ray of the first Film in the franchise, three pairs of colour-changing sunglasses, a deck of cards and four exclusive prints from the Movie!!!!
Synopsis: THE FOUR HORSEMEN[Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
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Nothing despicable at all here! Despicable Me 2 is far and clear the Winner at the Box Office this weekend with a massive $81 million debut for Universal Pictures from 3,957 theatres. The Sequel to the Hit Animated Feature starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong and Russell Brand, far out-performs its Predecessor which opened in $56 million in 2010. Celebrating a July 4th weekend in the U.S., a Box Office Record also was set for the Holiday with over $220 million made in ticket sales. Audiences and Critics responded well, the former giving it an A CinemaScore and Critics giving it an average of 75% on the Tomatometer.
Debuting below expectations is The Lone Ranger at number two with $28.9 million from 3,904 theatres. The Gore VerbinskiAction/Adventure starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp was made for an expensive $250 million. The Film has yet to expand fully overseas and hopefully will recoup some of those costs internationally. Audiences responded with a B CinemaScore and Critics weren’t wowed with 25% on the Tomatometer.
The Heat continues to wow with $24.8 million this weekend in its second week of release, at number three. The hilarious Comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy already has made over $86 million, stamping the latter as a bona fide force to be reckoned with as a Hollywood Leading Lady – her second Smash this year following the success of Identity Thief.
Disney‘s Monsters University, last week at number one, slips to number four with $19.1 million mostly due to the sharp competition from Despicable Me 2 in the Family demographic, landing ahead of World War Z in fifth with $17.8 million for Paramount Pictures.
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain opens with a bang in 876 theatres across the U.S., earning $10 million for Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment at number eight. Critics gave it a decent 71% on the Tomatometer. The Film is not yet released north of the Border. The resilient Now You See Me rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.8 million in its sixth week of release.
It was a monstrous weekend at the Box Office with spectacular numbers from the Top Three-finishing Films. Alas it was Families who ruled Ticket Sales with Monsters Inc. Prequel, Monsters University, opening on-top with a stellar $82 million from 4,004 theatres across North America for Disney. With John Goodman and Billy Crystal reprising their roles as Mike Wazowski and Sulley, Audiences could not resist getting another chance to see the animated Duo on-screen, giving the Film an A CinemaScore, while Critics agreed it was a solid effort with a decent 77% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes. By comparison, its Predecessor in 2001 opened with $62 million domestically.
Not to be outdone, Paramount Pictures’ World War Z opened in second with $66 million. Starring Brad Pitt, this continent-hopping Action/Horror/Adventure thrilled Audiences who gave it a B+ CinemaScore, and Critics were on-par with 67% rating on the Tomatometer. Moviegoers cannot get enough of Zombies, this becoming the highest opening ever for a Zombie Flick, surpassing last year’s Hotel Transylvania which debuted with $42 million.
Man of Steel had a superb opening last week and doesn’t disappoint despite its slip to third spot for Warner Bros. The latest in the Superman Franchise earns $41.2 million domestically this weekend. Internationally it already has surpassed the $350-million mark.
Sony Pictures Comedy This is the End amidst all the Blockbusters, certainly holds its own in fourth spot with $12.6 million in its second week of release, just ahead of the resilient Now You See Me in fifth with $7/8 million in its third week out for Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. Meanwhile, former Champion The Purge slips to sixth for Universal Pictures with $3.3 million.
Rounding it out is Veteran Iron Man 3 which in its eighth week earns $8.1 million placing Disney at the top and bottom of the Top Ten. In limited release, Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring sits in eleventh with $2 million from only 650 theatres. Overall, Critics gave the Docu-Drama about a group of Teens who robbed the homes of Celebrities, mixed to bordering-positive Reviews with 58% on the Tomatometer.
No surprises here! Man of Steel debuts on-top this weekend from 4,207 theatres with a whopping $151 million for Warner Bros. overthe four-day Father’s Day Weekend. From Friday through Sunday, it grossed $125 million in North America, making it this highest-grossing June opening of all time. Despite mixed reviews overall from Critics (56% on the Tomatometer), Loyal Fans to the Franchise could not be deterred, actually giving the Film some strong word of mouth, garnering an A- CinemaScore. Made for $225 million, the Zack Synder-directed Film starring Henry Cavill debuted in 24 markets overseas, number one across-the-board!
Not to be outdone, Sony Pictures Apocalypse-ComedyThis is the End, starring a stellar Cast of Friends including Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride, performs well to debut in second with $20.3 million over the three-day weekend. Made for $32 million, the Film earned an B+ CinemaScore, faring better with Critics with its 85% rating on the Tomatometer.
Now You See Me continues to go strong in third in its third week, with $11.1 million for Summit/Lionsgate and eOne Films. To date it has grossed over $80 million in North America.
Last week’s Champion The Purge, slips to fourth this weekend with $9.0 million, placing it just ahead of another former Champ in Fast and the Furious 6, with $9.1 million, good enough for fifth in this its fourth week in theatres.
Rounding-out the Top Ten are After Earth starring Father-Son Duo Will & Jaden Smith with $3.5 million in ninth and Iron Man 3, which earns $2.7 million in its seventh week. The latter is on the verge of surpassing the $400-million mark domestically.
A huge surprise at the Box Office this weekend as the R-rated Home Invasion-Horror with a tiny budget trumps all! The Purge from Universal Pictures grosses a shocking $36.3 million in its debut, exceeding all expectations. More impressively, it is showing only in 2,536 theatres. Critics gave it 41% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes, while Audiences gave it a C CinemaScore. Starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, the Film is one of two Films in currently in theatres for Hawke as Romantic-Drama,Before Midnight, reuniting him a third time with Richard Linklater and Julie Delpy, lands in fifteenth spot also with $585k from only 50 theatres.
Box Office Monster Fast and the Furious 6 continues to perform well in second for Universal Pictures, earning $19.7 million in this its third week, just ahead of Now You See Me in third with $19.5 million, in its second week exceeding expectations.
Reuniting Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, The Internship debuts in fourth spot with $18.1 million for 20th Century Fox. Critics didn’t love the Google-inspired Comedy, earning 41% on the Tomatometer, while earning a much better B+ CinemaScore.
Animated Feature,Epic, in its third week earns $12.1 million for 20th Century Fox, the only Family-oriented Film in the Top Ten.
Meanwhile, Will & Jaden Smith‘s After Earth finds itself in seventh spot with $11.2 million and The Hangover Part III slips to eighth spot with $7.3 million for Warner Bros. The Great Gatsby rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.2 million in its fifth week, now grossing over $136 million in North America.
Not that it was a contest, especially with its eye-popping $98.5 million opening last weekend, but Fast and Furious 6 for a second week regins supreme at the Box Office in North America, earning $34.5 million from 3,686 theatres for Universal Pictures.
Never to be outdone, Now You See Me, the Magic-themed Action-Thriller exceeds expectations, earning a smart $28.1 million from 2,925 theatres, landing it in second spot for Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. Made for $75 million, the Film stars Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Mélanie Laurent, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. Although Critics weren’t wowed, tallying-in at 45% on the Tomatometer, Audiences responded with a resounding “yes” and an A- CinemaScore.
Will Smith and his Son Jaden team together on Sci-Fi/Adventure, After Earth, debuting in third with $27 million from 3,401 theatres. This proves a bit troublesome for Sony Pictures which invested $130 million in production costs on the Film. Critics panned it, giving it a 12% rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences thought likewise, although they were far more forgiving with a B CinemaScore.
In the fourth spot this weekend we have a rare two-way tie between Epic, the latest Animated Feature from 20th Century Fox, which in its second week brings-in with $16.4 million alongside Star Trek Into Darkness. To date, the latter has grossed $181 in North America for Paramount Pictures. The Hangover Part III slips to fifth spot this weekend, earning $15.9 million and a two-week cumulative domestic total of $87.4 million.
Rounding-out the Top Ten this weekend is Mud from Roadside Attractions/eOne Films, earning $1.2 million from only 580 theatres in its sixth week. To date, the Drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, has grossed $16.9 million. It has earned some super reviews – an almost unheard of 99% on the Tomatometer.
Centering on a group of Illusionists who are wanted after successfully pulling-off multiple Bank Heists, rewarding eventually their Audiences with the money, the latest from Director Louis Leterrier (The Transporter) looks to be one of this Summer’s biggest Thrill Rides. If you haven’t seen the first four minutes of the Film, I dare you not to bite your nails. Intensity at its finest.
Featured in the Thriller’s Ensemble Cast are Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Mélanie Laurent and the outstanding Jesse Eisenberg, who garnered his first ever Oscar nomination in 2011 for an unforgettable portrayal of Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. The latter arrived in Toronto yesterday to promote Now You See Me, in which he stars as the charismatic J. Daniel Atlas. Tonight he walked the Red Carpet at Scotiabank Theatre, meeting with a mix of Television, Radio and Online Personalities.
Looking clean and casual in a V-Neck and Blazer, the Actor in speedy cadence zipped through the Media Line, managing at once to deliver genuine, thoughtful answers. Having the pleasure of speaking with him, I pointed-out how some of his most recognizable roles to date see him actively pursued, whether it be the Winklevoss Twins hot on his trail in The Social Network or him voicing a Macaw Bird avoiding capture in Animated-Feature Rio. This time around, both the FBI and an Interpol Detective are out to get him.
Eisenberg tells me with a smile, “Thank you for your generous assessment. I like playing characters I can bring something in myself to. In this Movie, my Character is the greatest Stage Performer in the World. It allowed me to exercise the part of me that wants to be good at something and does a lot of work to be an Expert.”.
Although being a self-admitted Skeptic as a Child when it came to Magic, working on the visually-spectacular Now You See Me changed that. “Right when I started learning the discipline it takes to be really good at Magic, I realized how great these guys are”, says the New York Native. “Magic is about discipline, work and putting-in the the time to perfect something.”.
Also walking the Red Carpet tonight were handsome Canadian Actors Paul Greene and Steve Lund, who star alongside the beautiful Laura Vandervoort in 2014 Werewolf Series Bitten, set to air on Space.
See what they had to say about their new Series and Co-Star, as well as Eisenberg’s Chat with us below:
Many thanks to Christina Miguel for sending these Photos in of our Chat with Eisenberg. Lovely Guy and everything I’d imagined!
eOne Films releases Now You See Me on Friday, May 31, 2013.