#BOXOFFICE: “MOCKINGJAY, PART 2” ON-TOP WITH LOWEST DEBUT FOR FRANCHISE
After much Box Office success, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 2 wraps-up the franchise on a high note, debuting with $104 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films from 4,175 theatres. This marks a significant drop from 2014’s Mockingjay, Part 1 which opened the exact same weekend with $121 million last year. Critics gave it 70% on the Tomatometer, signaling generally-positive reviews. Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore.
SPECTRE is in second spot in its third week out earns $14.3 million for Sony Pictures. Thus far it has grossed over $153 million domestically.
THE PEANUTS MOVIE takes third spot this weekend with $12.6 million for 20th Century Fox. It has tallied-in at $98 million in three weeks out.
Holiday Comedy THE NIGHT BEFORE starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie opens in fourth with $10 million for Sony Pictures from 2,960 theatres. Critics gave it 64% on the Tomatometer and Audiences an A- CinemaScore.
In fifth this weekend is SECRET IN THEIR EYES in its debut for eOne Films/STX with $6.9 million. Critics gave it 42% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences were more forgiving of the Thriller starring Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman, giving it a B- CinemaScore.
Oscar-Contender SPOTLIGHT (made partly in Toronto) expands to 538 theatres for Open Road Films/eOne Films, earning $3.4 million. Thus far it has made $5.7 million in three weeks.
BRIDGE OF SPIES rounds-out the Top Ten for DreamWorks with $1.9 million. The Spielberg Drama has made $65 million in North America over six weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “SPECTRE” DEMOLISHES COMPETITION A SECOND WEEK
In its second week out, SPECTRE continues to demolish its competitors at the Box Office. Earning $33.9 million from 3,929 theatres in its second week out for Sony Pictures, the Film in its domestic run thus far has grossed a whopping $129 million.
Charming THE PEANUTS MOVIE for a second week is in second spot with $23.9 million from 3,902 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It has made $82 million in two weeks domestically.
LOVE THE COOPERS gets a headstart on the holidays for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films in a third-place debut with $8.4 million from 2,603 theatres. Audiences gave the Comedy starring John Goodman and Diane Keaton a B- CinemaScore and Critics gave it 16% on the Tomatometer.
THE MARTIAN is showing amazing staying power for 20th Century Fox with $6.7 million in its seventh week out.
THE 33, based on the escape of trapped Chilean miners and starring Antonio Banderas, opens in fifth for Warner Bros. with $5.6 million from 2,452 theatres. Critics gave it a 40% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences totally loved it with an A- CinemaScore.
Bollywood Blockbuster PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO opens in ninth with $2.2 million from only 286 theatres in North America for Fox International Productions. It plays in select theatres north and south of the border.
Inspirational Sports-Drama MY ALL AMERICAN starring Aaron Eckhart opens in tenth spot for AVI with $1.5 million. It garners 33% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
#BOXOFFICE: “SPECTRE” AND “THE PEANUTS MOVIE” OPEN STRONG
Not that there ever was any doubt, but SPECTRE, the latest in the 007 franchise, debuts atop the Box Office in its North American debut this weekend. It earns $74 million for Sony Pictures from 3,929 theatres. By comparison, 2012’s Skyfall which also opened in November, opened with $88 million, ranking this second in the franchise for biggest opening. Critically, it gets mixed reviews with a 62% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from audiences, giving it hopefully enough legs to run on in coming weeks.
Debuting in second is THE PEANUTS MOVIE with $45 million from 3,897 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics are lauding it with an 86% on the Tomatometer and Audiences agree it’s great with an A CinemaScore.
Former champ THE MARTIAN lands in third this weekend, still going strong in its sixth week out with $9 million, edging oh-so-close to that $200 million-mark domestically for 20th Century Fox.
GOOSEBUMPS is in fourth spot with $6.6 million for Sony Pictures, now in its fourth week out. It has made $66 million thus far in its run in North America.
BRIDGE OF SPIES is in fifth with $6.1 million for DreamWorks, now in its third week at about $55 million total.
THE INTERN continues to perform well now in its seventh week out, with $1.7 million for Warner Bros., surpassing the $70 million-mark.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is OUR BRAND IS CRISIS with $1.5 million, now in its second week out for Warner Bros.
#FIRSTLOOK: FIRST TRAILER FOR “PEANUTS”
I can barely contain my excitement for this! At long last, PEANUTS gets a much-needed Revival and I’m so happy to share with you the first official Trailer for the 2015 Animated Feature directed by Steve Martino! Like many of you, I grew-up loving Charlie Brown and Snoopy, by far my favourite animated Franchise as a Kid!
For now we don’t know much about the Plot, but we are mesmerized by the Holiday theme going on in this Trailer! And we love that Charlie is still his clumsy old self!
See the adorable Trailer:
20th Century Fox release PEANUTS in 2015!
(Photo/video credit: 20th Century Fox)