DESPICABLE ME tops the Box Office across North America this long weekend with a stellar $83 million opening from 4,259 theatres for Universal Pictures. It gets a 62% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore. 2015’s Minions with its $115 million debut still remains a high for the Franchise.
BABY DRIVER benefits from tons of word of mouth to open in second with $27 million from 3,226 theatres for Sony Pictures. The Edgar Wright Film gets an outstanding 97% on the Tomatometer from Critics and an A- CinemaScore.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT lands in third with $16.2 million from 4,132 theatres for Paramount Pictures. Over three weeks it has made $101.3 million domestically.
THE HOUSE debuts in sixth with $9.3 million for Warner Bros. from 3,134 theatres. The Comedy starring Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell gets 17% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
THE BEGUILED, the latest from Sofia Coppola, opens in eighth with $3.1 million from 674 theatres for Focus Features/Universal Pictures. It gets 77% on the Tomatometer.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.7 million for Disney in its sixth week out. It has made $165 million in its run domestically.
For a second straight week, WONDER WOMAN dominates the Box Office by an easy margin with $52.8 million from 4,165 theatres across North America. Over two weeks, it has grossed $195 million for Warner Bros.
In second in its debut is THE MUMMY for Universal Pictures, starring Tom Cruise, with $30.5 million from 4,034 theatres. It gets 18% on the Tomatometer from Critics, and an B- CinemaScore from Audiences.
CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE is in third this weekend with $12.6 million from 3,529 theatres for 20th Century Fox, a tally of $44.1 million over two weeks.
In fourth is PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES with $10.4 million for Disney in its third week out, a total of $136 million earned domestically.
IT COMES AT NIGHT opens in fifth for A24 Films/Mongrel Media with $6.2 million in its debut in 2,000 theatres. Starring Joel Edgerton and Riley Keogh, it gets an 85% on the Tomatometer but a D CinemaScore.
The heartwarming MEGAN LEAVEY starring Kate Mara, is eighth for Bleecker Street/Elevation Pictures with $3.8 million from 1,944 theatres. It gets a 78% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.6 million for Warner Bros. in its fourth week.
It’s little wonder that WONDER WOMAN tops the North American Box Office this weekend but it is how well it has performed both critically and commercially that is really exciting. The Patty Jenkins (Monster) blockbuster earns $100.5 million ($223 million worldwide) from 4,165 theatres for Warner Bros. and gets an outstanding 94%(matching 2008’s DC Comics/Warner Bros.’The Dark Knight) on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. Other distinctions it achieves are highest ever female-superhero film opening, highest opening ever for a female-directed film, highest June opening ever for a film and also Warner Bros.’ largest ever June opening.
Opening in second is children’s novel series adaptation CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE with $24 million from 3,434 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It gets a great 84% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES slips to third this weekend with 3,507 theatres for Disney with $21.3 million. Over two weeks it has made $114 million.
BAYWATCH is in fifth with $8.5 million for Paramount Pictures, earning $41.3 million over three weeks.
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD rounds out the Top Ten with $1.1 million, a total run of $37.1 million thus far for Warner Bros.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES bows big with an $63 million opening for Disney the three-day Memorial Day weekend ($78 million over four day weekend) from 4,276 theatres across North America. Although off the mark of 2006’s Dead Men’s Chest’s spectacular $135 million opening, this still is good enough to make it a clear winner at the Box Office this weekend. It gets a 32% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences. This makes this installment the fourth highest-debuting Film in its franchise.
In its fourth week out, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2 comes out with $20.3 million, a total of $339 million domestically.
Opening in third is BAYWATCH with $17 million for Paramount Pictures from 3,647 theatres. It gets 18% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore. It was made for $69 million.
ALIEN: CONVENANT lands in fourth with $11 million, earning $60 million over two weeks for 20th Century Fox.
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING is fifth with $6.8 million for Warner Bros., a two week tally of $25 million.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS with $1.4 million for a total $222 million in North America over seven weeks.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers in Toronto a chance to attend a special Advance Screening of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES at Scotiabank Theatre7:30 PM, Monday, May 15, 2017. There will be prizes and giveaways that night also!
Synopsis: Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” a rip-roaring adventure that finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.
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