#BOXOFFICE: “JUMANJI” CONTINUES ITS DOMINATION
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE for a second week in a row takes the top of the Box Office for Sony Pictures with $24.4 million from 3,849 theatres. Over four weeks it not only has overcome its tough rival STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, but it has made a stellar $286.9 million domestically.
THE POST expands to second spot with $17.2 million for 20th Century Fox from 2,819 theatres. Over four weeks it has made $25 million in limited release. The Oscar Contender directed by Steven Spielberg and starring both Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, gets 88% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
THE COMMUTER debuts in third with $12.7 million from 2,892 theatres for Lionsgate Films/VVS Films. The Action-Thriller starring genre king Liam Neeson, gets 56% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore from Audiences.
INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY lands in fourth with $11.4 million for Sony Pictures, earning $52 million over two weeks.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is in fifth with $11.2 million for 20th Century Fox. It has now made $96.5 million over four weeks. It’s Soundtrack continues to perform well, hitting #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 200 Album Chart.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI still is going strong in sixth with $10.9 million for Disney from 3,090 theatres. Over five weeks it has made a blistering $594.2 million in North America.
PADDINGTON 2 debuts in seventh with $10.8 million from 3,702 theatres for Warner Bros. Its 2015 Predecessor opened with $18.9 million. It stands at a remarkable 100% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
PROUD MARY opens in eighth with $9.8 million for Sony Pictures from 2,125 theatres. It gets 25% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
MOLLY’S GAME rounds-out the Top Ten for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with $4.1 million from 1,708 theatres in its third week. It has made $21.7 million domestically.
#BOXOFFICE: “SPONGEBOB” SOAKS-UP THE COMPETITION IN DEBUT!
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER defies all expectations to soak-up the competition at the Box Office this weekend! The Animated Feature based on the internationally-popular Nickelodeon Series, debuts with a stellar $53 million from 3,641 theatres for Paramount Pictures. Critics gave it love with a 73% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an on-par B CinemaScore.
AMERICAN SNIPER after a decisive three-week-domination slips to second this weekend with a still-great $22.7 million, bringing its total domestic gross to $280.5 million for Warner Bros. Not bad at all.
JUPITER ASCENDING is being labeled a “bomb” by many insiders but its $18.4 million gross from 3,181 theatres certainly is far from a disgrace for Warner Bros. Internationally, the Sci-Fi/Adventure starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum, is expected to fare much better. The Wachowskis Film was made for $175 million and earns a 22% from Critics on the Tomatometer and a much-better B- CinemaScore.
SEVENTH SON debuts in fourth with $6.8 million from 2.785 theatres for Universal Pictures, after changing hands from Warner Bros. Plagued with several delays, the Film finally sees the light of day but even with a stellar Cast including Oscar-caliber names like Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges, it still only gets a 10% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore. It was made fr $95 million.
PADDINGTON continues to have a strong presence in North America with $5.3 million earned this weekend from 2,888 theatres for eOne Films/The Weinstein Co. In four weeks it is close to the $60 million-mark.
THE BOY NEXT DOOR rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.9 million from 2,193 theatres for Universal Pictures in its third week.
#BOXOFFICE: “AMERICAN SNIPER” ON-TOP A THIRD WEEK
For a third straight week, AMERICAN SNIPER shows absolute domination of the Box Office in North America, bringing-in $31 million from 3,885 theatres for Warner Bros. In six weeks, this latest effort from Clint Eastwood brings-in $248 million.
PADDINGTON continues to benefit from word-of-mouth for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films, rising to second spot with $7.8 million in its third week out. Cumulatively, the Film has made almost $50 million.4
Teen-Time Travel Romp PROJECT ALMANAC debuts in third with $7.7 million for Paramount Pictures. Critics weren’t sold on it with a 36% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a decent B CinemaScore.
BLACK OR WHITE debuts in fourth for D Films/Relativity Media with $6.2 million from 1,823 theatres. The TIFF ’14 Selection starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer, debuts with strong Audience reaction, an A- CinemaScore and a 34% on the Tomatometer.
THE BOY NEXT DOOR lands in fifth this weekend with $5.7 million for Universal Pictures, now in its second week out, a two-week total of $25 million.
THE IMITATION GAME continues to roll along well for Elevation Pictures/The Weinstein Co. in its Oscar Trail, in seventh spot this weekend with $5.3 million, a total $68 million grossed in its tenth week out.
THE LOFT debuts in tenth with $2.6 million for Open Road Films. The Danish Adaptation Thriller starring James Marsden and Wentworth Miller has yet to get a Canadian release.
#BOXOFFICE: “AMERICAN SNIPER” SHOOTS TO THE TOP OF BOX OFFICE A SECOND WEEK
For a second straight week, AMERICAN SNIPER shoots straight to the top of the Box Office in North America with $18 million from 3,705 theatres for Warner Bros. In five weeks it has grossed $175 million.
THE BOY NEXT DOOR certainly isn’t shamed with a second place debut with $15.3 million from 2,602 theatres for Universal Pictures. Critics gave it a 13% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave the Jennifer Lopez Thriller a much better B- CinemaScore.
PADDINGTON continues to go well in third with $11.8 million from 3,355 theatres for eOne Films/The Weinstein Co. It closes-in on the $40-million mark in two weeks domestically.
THE WEDDING RINGER lands in fourth this weekend with $10.8 million for Sony Pictures in its second week out, earning a cumulative $38.9 million.
MORTECAI debuts in eighth spot with $4.6 million from 2,468 theatres for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. Critics weren’t so forgiving with a 12% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a C+ CinemaScore.
STRANGE MAGIC debuts in ninth with $4.2 million from 3,020 theatres for Disney. Critics gave the Animated Film featuring the voices of Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming an 11% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a more forgiving B- CinemaScore.
INTO THE WOODS rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.8 million for Disney, now in its fifth week out.
#BOXOFFICE: “AMERICAN SNIPER” SETS JANUARY RECORD DEBUTING WITH A BANG
Unbelievable! Expectations were high for AMERICAN SNIPER, but who would’ve known that it would pull-in $88 million in its debut from 3,555 theatres for Warner Bros. this weekend? The Clint Eastwood Drama starring Bradley Cooper opened – pardon the pun – with a bang, with $30.5 million debut Friday, setting an all-time record for a January release. This also has the distinction of being Eastwood‘s highest-grossing opening for a Film also. Critics were fairly impressed with a 72% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a superb A+ CinemaScore. Undoubtedly its Best Picture nod earlier this week helped solidify the buzz for Moviegoers.
THE WEDDING RINGER starring a Duo of Funnymen in Kevin Hart and Chris Rock debuts in second with a solid $20.6 million for Sony Pictures from 3,003 theatres. Critics weren’t impressed with a 33% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences loved it with an A-CinemaScore, which should bode well for spreading word of mouth in coming weeks.
PADDINGTON opens in third this weekend for eOne Films/The Weinstein Co. with a good $19.3 million from 3,303 theatres. Get this, Critics gave it a brilliant 98% on the Tomatometer, and an on-par A CinemaScore was received from Audiences for this Adaptation of the internationally-adored Children’s Franchise. Ben Whishaw and Nicole Kidman star in the Film.
TAKEN 3 after opening on-top last weekend, slips to fourth spot with $15.3 million for 20th Century Fox. In two weeks it has pulled-in a spiffy $66 million domestically.
SELMA might not have received a lot of Oscar love, but Audiences certainly are perceptive to all the buzz surrounding the Best Picture Nominee, placing fifth with $10.3 million for Paramount Pictures in its fourth week out, expanding to 2,235 theatres this weekend.
THE IMITATION GAME crosses the $50 million-mark domestically in its eighth week out, also expanding to 1,611 theatres for The Weinstein Co./Elevation Pictures. The Best Picture Nominee places seventh this weekend with $7.3 million.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.9 million in its fourth week out. It now has made $106.5 million domestically for 20th Century Fox.