It might have been Star Wars all Christmas weekend, but the others aren’t faring too bad! STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS continues a monstrous run at the Box Office, at the top yet again this weekend with $157 million for Disney from 4,134 theatres. Its latest feat sees it getting the distinction of being the quickest Film ever to reach the $500 million-mark, grossing now $553 million in just over one week domestically!
DADDY’S HOME debuts in second with $46 million from 3,721 theatres for Paramount Pictures. Critics panned it with a 28% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences were far more forgiving with a B+ CinemaScore. The Comedy reuniting Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg bests their last collaboration, The Other Guys, which opened with $35 million in 2010.
JOY opens a respectable third with $20 million from 2,896 theatres for 20th Century Fox. The Oscar vehicle for Jennifer Lawrence based on the true story of the Miracle Mop creator, didn’t get a lot of love from Critics with 58% on the Tomatometer, but got an okay B+ at CinemaScore.
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP is in fourth in its second week out with $16 million from 3,705 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It has made $42 million in its North American run.
SISTERS certainly isn’t shamed, in fifth with $14.8 million from 2,962 theatres in its second week out for Universal Pictures. It nears the $40 million-mark domestically.
CONCUSSION, an Oscar vehicle for Will Smith, opens in sixth with $13 million for Sony Pictures. Critics gave it a passing 60% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences definitely enjoyed it with an A CinemaScore.
Playing only in 1,585 theatres, THE BIG SHORT is in seventh with $11.5 million for Paramount Pictures. Certified “fresh” on the Tomatometer, this star-studded affair with Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Brad Pitt gets an 86% score on that site and an A- CinemaScore also from Audiences.
POINT BREAK, a remake of Kathryn Bigelow‘s acclaimed action flick, opens in eighth with $10.5 million for Warner Bros. Critics panned it with a 4% only on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore gives it a bit more hope.
CREED rounds-out the Top Ten with $5 million in its fifth week out for Warner Bros. It is closing quick on the $100 million-mark.
26-year-old Australian actor Luke Bracey is a rising star in Hollywood and after a few supporting roles in Films like Monte Carlo, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and recently Nicholas Sparks’ The Best of Me, he stars next inPoint Break, a remake of Kathryn Bigelow‘s 1991 classic.
Starring in the leading role of Johnny Utah, a role played originally by Keanu Reeves, Bracey is in Toronto to promote the Action Thriller which goes up against some stiff competition at the Box Office this Christmas. He and Director Ericson Core last night surprised Fans at a screening of the Film at Cineplex Yonge & Dundas and Bracey was out doing press early today including stops at KISS 92.5 and CITY‘s Breakfast Television. Watch here.
On the gravity-defying stunts seen in this Remake, Bracey says, “I did as much as I could do before we let the professionals step in, that’s the one thing that drew me to the Movie – being such a fan of the original – is that if we’re gonna do it again, let’s really pay respect to the original sports and athletes”. He adds, “We’ve got the world’s best wingsuiters, surfers, rock climbers, motocross guys in the world. I did everything until they jumped in. “
On his most scary stunt he reveals, “I actually did get to hang-off Angel Falls about 1 km above the earth”. “They say do one thing a day that scares you. That was about enough for a 100 days”.
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Despite there being a crowd of Fans earlier out for Bracey, he made time for every one and stopped for Photos and Autographs. A gentleman and we love his new hair.