#BOXOFFICE: “INFERNO” DELIVERS A MODERATE FLAME IN OPENING
On a tepid weekend at the Movies, INFERNO delivers a moderate flame in its debut for Sony Pictures. This third installment in the Dan Brown Novel Adaptation Series opens with $15.5 million from 3,576 theatres. By contrast, the first installment, THE DA VINCI CODE opened in 2006 with $77 million. Audiences gave it a solid B+ CinemaScore, although Critics were harsh with a 20% on the Tomatometer.
After a number one debut last weekend, TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN slips to second with $15 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. Over two weeks it has made $50.2 million.
JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK is in third this weekend with $9.4 million. over two weeks, it has grossed $39.5 million for Paramount Pictures.
THE ACCOUNTANT continues to be bankable for Warner Bros., in fourth now in its third week out with $8.3 million. In total it has grossed $61 million domestically.
STORKS finds itself in ninth for Warner Bros. with $2.6 million, earning $68 million over six weeks.
Rounding out the Top Ten is Bollywood title AI DIL HAI MUSHKIL with $2.4 million from 302 theatres.
Bubbling under is A24/Elevation Pictures‘ MOONLIGHT which has garnered universal acclaim on the Festival circuit. It earns $886k from 36 theatres across North America, a very healthy average of $24.6k per theatre.
#BOXOFFICE: “MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN” FINDS A PLACE WITH MOVIEGOERS AT #1
Never underestimate the power of Tim Burton, whose MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN rules the Box Office this weekend with $26 million from 3,522 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It gets a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences and a 63% on the Tomatometer.
DEEPWATER HORIZON debuts in second with $20 million from 3,259 theatres for Elevation Pictures/Lionsgate Films. Premiering at TIFF ’16, the real-life Drama starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Hudson gets 81% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN slips to third with $15.6 million for Sony Pictures in its second week, a two-week tally of $61.5 million.
STORKS is fourth with $14 million for Warner Bros. in its second week out, a total of $39 million over two weeks.
SULLY continues to go strong in fifth with $8.2 million for Warner Bros., a cumulative total of $105 million over four weeks.
MASTERMINDS opens in sixth for eOne Films/Relativity Media with $6.4 million in its debut from 3,042 theatres. Starring Kristen Wiig and Zach Galifianakis, the Comedy gets a B- CinemaScore and 38% on the Tomatometer.
SUICIDE SQUAD rounds-out the Top Ten for Warner Bros. with $1.6 million in its ninth week out, surpassing the $320 million-mark in North America.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN” IS MAGNIFICENT IN OPENING
Outdoing his outstanding $34 million debut at #1 with 2014’s The Equalizer, Director Antoine Fuqua opens on-top again with his Remake of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, teaming once again with Denzel Washington. The Western played at 3,674 theatres earning $35.3 million for Sony Pictures. It gets an A- Cinemascore and a 63% Tomatometer score.
STORKS opens in second spot for Warner Bros. with $21 million from 3,922 theatres. The Animated Feature voiced by the likes of Kelsey Grammer and Jennifer Aniston, gets an A-CinemaScore and 63% from Critics on the Tomatometer.
In third is two-week champ SULLY, earning $13.9 million, a tally of $92.5 million for Warner Bros. over three weeks.
BRIDGET JONES’S BABY lands in fourth with $4.8 million in its second week out for Universal Pictures, a domestic total of $16.7 million.
SNOWDEN is in fifth with $4.2 million for Open Road Films/Elevation Pictures in its second week out. It earns a total of $15 million in its North American run thus far.
BLAIR WITCH is in sixth with $3.9 million in its second week out for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, a total of $16.1 million cumulatively.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.2 million for eOne Films/Focus Features. It has made $46 million over six weeks.