#BOXOFFICE: “ZOOTOPIA” ON-TOP A SECOND WEEK
Continuing its massive domination a second week, Disney‘s ZOOTOPIA spends a second week on-top with $49 million from 3,827 theatres. In two weeks, it has garnered an outstanding $141.7 million domestically.
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, which many had no idea was even a thing a couple months back, makes an impressive debut in second for Paramount Pictures with $24.5 million from 3,391 theatres. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman, this latest addition to the Cloverfield franchise is directed by Dan Trachtenberg. 2008’s Cloverfield however, opened with $40 million. Reviews from Critics unanimously were positive at 91% on the Tomatometer but Audiences were less impressed with a B- CinemaScore.
DEADPOOL continues to go strong in third with $10.5 million for 20th Century Fox. Thus far in five weeks it has grossed $325 million across North America. Star Ryan Reynolds with wife Blake Lively received much media attention this week attending a State Dinner alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barrack Obama.
LONDON HAS FALLEN is in fourth in its second week out for Focus Features/VVS Films with $10.2 million. In two weeks it has made $38 million.
THE PERFECT MATCH might not have even had a Canadian release, but it makes $4.5 million for Lionsgate Films in the U.S., from 925 theatres, good enough for sixth spot. The Rom-Com is directed by Bille Woodruff and stars Cassie Venture and Terrence J.
THE YOUNG MESSIAH also is out only in the U.S. right now but debuts in seventh with $4 million for Focus Features from 1,761 theatres. The Biblical Drama stars Adam Greaves-Neal and Sean Bean.
THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong, shockingly debuts in eighth with $3.1 million only for Sony Pictures. Reviews were negative overall from Critics (38% on the Tomatometer) who were able to screen it (it wasn’t made available to Canadian media outlets), but Audiences gave it a solid B+ CinemaScore.
RISEN rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.8 million for Sony Pictures in its fourth week out. It has made $32 million to-date domestically.
#BOXOFFICE: “DEADPOOL” DOMINATES A THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK
For a third consecutive week, DEADPOOL dominates the Box Office in North America. Bringing-in $31 million from 3,856 theatres for 20th Century Fox this weekend, the foul-mouthed Action Hero earns $285 million thus far in its run.
GODS OF EGYPT starring Gerard Butler debuts in second with $13 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films from 3,117 theatres. It earns 13% on the Tomatometer from Critics, with a B- CinemaScore from Audiences.
KUNG FU PANDA 3 in its fifth week out earns $8.7 million, bringing it domestic run to $128 million for 20th Century Fox.
RISEN places fourth with $7.1 million for Sony Pictures from 2,915 theatres, in its second week out tallying $22 million for the Biblical Drama.
TRIPLE 9 debuts in fifth with $6 million from 2,205 theatres for Open Road Films/Elevation Pictures. Critics gave it a mixed 54% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
Sports Drama EDDIE THE EAGLE opens in sixth with $5.8 million from 2,042 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics gave it a positive 73% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A CinemaScore, which indicates positive word of mouth potential.
THE REVENANT rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.6 million for 20th Century Fox in its tenth week out. It has made over $170 million in North America.