Following the #1-debuting success of its predecessor, RIDE ALONG 2 opens on-top this weekend. Playing at 3,175 theatres for Universal Pictures, the Kevin Hart and Ice Cube-starring Comedy earns $34.1 million. By comparison, Ride Along opened with $41 million in 2014. Critics gave it 15% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences enjoyed it with a B+ CinemaScore.
THE REVENANT after giving STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS a run for its money last weekend, settles for second spot with $31.4 million for 20th Century Fox, benefiting from a boost as it led both the Golden Globes last Sunday and Oscar nominations announced Thursday. It should cross the $100-million-mark by early this week domestically.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS lands in third this weekend with $24 million for Disney. It has made $860 million over five weeks in North America.
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI, the latest from Michael Bay, opens in fourth with $16 million for Paramount Pictures. It pays at 2,839 theatres and gets a A CinemaScore, which undoubtedly will help in terms of word of mouth. Critics also gave it a passing 60% on the Tomatometer.
Animated Feature NORM OF THE NORTH opens in sixth for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films with$6.4 million. Critics gave it a rare 0% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it a far more forgiving B- CinemaScore.
SISTERS continues to perform consistently well in ninth spot with $4.4 million for Universal Pictures. In five weeks it has just surpassed the $80 million-mark.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.4 million for eOne Films/The Weinstein Co. In four weeks it is about to cross the $50 million-mark.
It took four weeks for it to happen, but we finally have an opponent that gave STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS a run for its money. Barely. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS made $41.4 million this weekend forDisney, from 4,134 theatres, continuing to shatter a litany of records. By Sunday, it crossed $800 million in only four weeks domestically.
THE REVENANT has stamped itself an Oscar contender long before its release this weekend, with star Leonardo DiCaprio making this his most likely in a celebrated career to win the coveted award. It expands to 3,375 theatres this weekend for 20th Century Fox and earns $38 million plus a Golden Globe for Motion Picture Drama. Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore and Critics give it a solid 81% on the Tomatometer – not quite the critical sweep some were expecting.
In third is consistent DADDY’S HOME with $15 million for Paramount Pictures, from 3,483 theatres. Thus far it has made $115 million in four weeks.
THE FOREST is in fourth in its debut this weekend with $13.1 million for Universal Pictures from 2,451 theatres. The Horror starring Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney, gets a C CinemaScore from Audiences and 13% from Critics on the Tomatometer.
SISTERS is in fifth spot with $7 million for Universal Pictures, now in its fourth week out. It has just surpassed the $70 million-mark, a great feat considering it was made for $30 million. Many had their doubts about its Holiday release, but this clearly has been a bankable venture.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT is in sixth with $6.4 million in its third week out from 2,938 theatres. It has just surpassed the $40 million-mark in three weeks out for eOne Films/The Weinstein Co.
THE BIG SHORT is in seventh with $6.3 million for Paramount Pictures, now earning $42.6 million in five weeks. It now plays at 2,529 theatres.
JOY is in eighth with $4.6 million in its third week out for 20th Century Fox. Earning $46 million in three weeks, it is on its way to recouping back its $60 million budget.
CONCUSSION rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million for Sony Pictures. It has made just over $30 million in three weeks.
For those of you who thought STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was finished its Box Office reign, THINK AGAIN! The gargantuan force continues to destroy competitors, this weekend bringing-in $90 million from 4,134 theatres for Disney. This places the Film at $741 million thus far in its North American run, zooming right past TITANIC and JURASSIC WORLD, which before were second and third for all-time domestic records behind AVATAR which grossed $760.5 million. This latest STAR WARS installment looks a cinch to surpass the latter quite soon.
DADDY’S HOME goes strong into its second week for Paramount Pictures with $28 million, bringing its tally to $92.7 million domestically.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT from Quentin Tarantino, expands its way to third place with $16.2 million, playing at 2,474 theatres for eOne Films/The Weinstein Co. The Film gets a B CinemaScore and a 75% on the Tomatometer from Critics. It surpasses the $30 million-mark in its second week.
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP is in fourth for 20th Century Fox this weekend with $12.2 million from 3,474 theatres. It now is in its third week out, benefiting from little competition in the Family market at the Movies.
In fifth is SISTERS, earning $12.1 million from 2,978 theatres for Universal Pictures. It has made $61-million in three weeks.
JOY is becoming a very profitable venture for 20th Century Fox, earning $10 million in its second week out. It is nearing the $40-million mark already in North America.
THE BIG SHORT expands to 1,588 theatres for Paramount Pictures, landing it in seventh with $8.8 million, receiving both acclaim from Critics and Audiences with an 86% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore respectively.
In eighth is CONCUSSION with $7.9 million for Sony Pictures, earning a modest $25 million in two weeks.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.7 million in its seventh week out, nearing the $250 million-mark.
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.
Not that there ever was any doubt about it, but STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS makes an astronomical debut this weekend with $238 million for Disney, from 4,134 theatres. This not only sets a record for the largest domestic opening ever for a Film, but also critically fares well with an A CinemaScore from satisfied Audiences and a stellar 95% score from Critics on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. Among other records, it became the first ever Film to cross $100 million in one day ane also it has the distinction of being the fastest Film the surpass both the $100 and $200 million-marks. By comparison, the first ever Film in the Franchise in 1977 opened in 43 theatres only with $1.5 million earned in its first weekend.
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP is the latest in the successful Franchise, debuting with $14.5 million for 20th Century Fox, good enough for distant second at 3,653 theatres. Despite an A- CinemaScore from Audiences, Critics gave it only 14% on the Tomatometer.
SISTERS starring famed duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opens in third with $14 million from 2,962 theatres for Universal Pictures. With a B CinemaScore from Audiences, it gets a passable 62% on the Tomatometer.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 2 is in fourth this weekend with $5.3 million now in its fifth week out. It has made $254 million in its domestic run to date for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.
CREED is in fifth this weekend with $4.8 million for Warner Bros. In four weeks it has made $87.6 million in North America.
SPECTRE in its seventh week out rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.3 million. It now has grossed $193 million domestically for Sony Pictures.
Amy Poehler + Tina Fey time and time again have proven a winning combination and you’ll be thrilled that Mr. Will Readers have a chance to see their upcoming comedy, SISTERS first!
Screenings are set for Wednesday, December 16, 2015 in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for Sisters, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.
Sisters also stars Dianne Wiest, Kate McKinnon, James Brolin, Rachel Dratch, Ike Barinholtz and Maya Rudolph.
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Universal Pictures Canada release SISTERS on Friday, December 18, 2015.
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler reunite for SISTERS, a new film from Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore about two disconnected sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates, which turns into the cathartic rager that a bunch of ground-down adults really need.
See the Trailer:
Right in time for Christmas, SISTERS hits theatres Friday, December 18, 2015 via Universal Pictures Canada.