There never was any doubt about it, but CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR opens with a big commotion, earning $178 million in its debut for Disney/Marvel from 4,226 theatres. It equally is a hit with Critics and Audiences, getting both a 91% on the Tomatometer and A CinemaScore respectively. This makes it the 5th highest opening ever for a Marvel Film behind Marvel’s The Avengers‘ 2012 opening of $207 million.
Only to be outdone by its fellow studio release, THE JUNGLE BOOK slips to second spot after a three week domination, with $22.8 million from 4,144 theatres. Thus far it has made$285 million in North America alone.
MOTHER’S DAY is in third this namesake weekend with $7 million from 3,141 theatres for Elevation Pictures/Open Road Films. It has made $18.8 million in two weeks.
THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR lands in fourth this weekend with $3.3 million for Universal Pictures, now in its third week out. It has just surpassed $40 million in earnings.
KEANU is in sixth with $3.1 million for Warner Bros., bringing its two week total to $15.1 million.
THE BOSS is seventh with $1.7 million for Universal Pictures in its fifth week, almost crossing the $60-million mark.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.2 million for Warner Bros., bringing its total to $324 million over seven weeks.
THE JUNGLE BOOK charms its way to the hearts of Moviegoers with $88 million from 4,028 theatres for Disney in its debut. This makes the Live Action Adaptation of Rudyard Kipling‘s beloved story the highest debut ever in April for a Film. Critics and Audiences both agree the Film is outstanding with an A CinemaScore and a 95% on the Tomatometer.
BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT, the third Film in the Franchise, debuts in second with a solid $22 million for Warner Bros., from 2,661 theatres. It earns a B- CinemaScore and a superb 91% on the Tomatometer, gaining Fans with its statement about gun control.
THE BOSS continues to perform healthily at the Box Office with $10 million in its second week out for Universal Pictures. Thus far domestically it has made $40 million.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE sits in fourth this weekend for Warner Bros. with $8.5 million. Thus far it has grossed $310 million over four weeks.
ZOOTOPIA in its seventh week out earns $7.7 million for Disney, surpassing $306 million.
CRIMINAL debuts in sixth with $6.3 million in 2,683 theatres for VVS Films/Lionsgate Films. The Thriller starring Kevin Costner and Ryan Reynolds gets a 25% on the Tomatometer and much more favourable B- CinemaScore from Audiences.
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 isn’t doing too shabby at all in seventh with $3.3 million for Universal Pictures, just passing $52 million in its fourth week out.
EYE IN THE SKY rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.5 million for eOne Films/Bleecker Street now in its sixth week out.
THE BOSS starring Melissa McCa0rthy debuts on-top with a close $24.4 million from 3,480 theatres for Universal Pictures. It gets an 18% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore. Let’s be clear, McCarthy is the Box Office Queen despite what some might say and this year is only going to get better for her as blockbuster Ghostbusters hits theatres this summer!
After a two-week reign, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE slips to second this weekend earning $23.3 million for Warner Bros. To date it is just shy of the $300 million mark over three weeks.
In its sixth week, Disney‘s ZOOTOPIA is in third this weekend with $14.2 million. It also nears that $300 million mark.
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 earns $6.8 million in its third week out, inching closer to $50 million for Universal Pictures.
HARDCORE HENRY debuts in fifth with $5.1 million from 3, 015 theatres for VVS Films and STX, getting a TIFF ’15Midnight Madness Award this past September. It gets 51% on the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore.
EYE IN THE SKY rounds out the Top Ten as it expands to 1,089 theatres with $2.6 million, in its fifth week out earning $10 million for eOne Films and Bleecker Street Films.
Despite a significant dip in its second week out BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, still dominates at the Box Office with $50 million from 4,256 theatres for Warner Bros. In two weeks it has grossed a hefty $259 million domestically.
ZOOTOPIA in its second week out, earns $20.7 million for Disney, a total of $276 million over five weeks.
Toronto-filmed MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 remains still at number three with $11.2 million from 3,179 theatres for Universal Pictures.
Faith-based Drama GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 debuts at fourth spot with $8.2 million from 2,320 theatres for Pure Flix, yet to be released in Canada. It gets a 14% on the Tomatometer.
In fifth is MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN with $7.3 million for Sony Pictures, a surprisingly solid $46 million tally over three weeks.
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT is showing visible signs of fatigue for the Young Adult adaptation genre, in sixth with $5.7 million in its third week out for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.
MEET THE BLACKS debuts in $4 million from 1,014 theatres for Freestyle. It is a Parody of Horror The Purge. No registered reviews for this one yet on Rotten Tomatoes.
DEADPOOL rounds out the Top Ten with $3.7 million for 20th Century Fox. In seven weeks it has become the highest R-rated Film of all time with $355 million earned.
Never mind those negative reviews and word of mouth, Warner Bros. reigns the Box Office this weekend achieving a record for best pre-summer opening with BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. The clash of the two superheroes plus Wonder Woman earns a smashing $170 million from 4,242 theatres! According to Deadline, this also is a record opening for the studio which had a prior best of $165 million with HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2. Critics gave it a 30% at Rotten Tomatoes, Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.
A humbled second with $23.5 million is three-week champ ZOOTOPIA. In four weeks it has made $240 million for Disney.
MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 opens in third with $17.8 million from 3,113 theatres for Universal Pictures. It gets 25% from Critics at Rotten Tomatoes and a much better A- from Audiences at CinemaScore. Its predecessor opened with $597k back in 2002, via limited release.
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT lands in fourth in its second week out with a baffling $9.2 million in its second week out for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. In two weeks it has grossed $46 million.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is in fifth with $9.1 million for Sony Pictures benefiting from a market for moviegoers looking for faith-based Films this Good Friday/Easter.
DEADPOOL is in seventh with $4.7 million in its sixth week out, surpassing $350 million in North America for 20th Century Fox.
Rounding out the Top Ten is TIFF ’15 title EYE IN THE SKY with $958k, expanding to 123 theatres for eOne Films/Bleecker Street Films.
We don’t know about you, but we absolutely can’t wait for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. To get us into the spirit, NTD Apparel Inc. + Mr. Will want to hook you up with some of the Superhero Swag. We’re giving away these official licensed T-Shirts which will be available exclusively at Walmart late March!
When some begin to fear Superman (Henry Cavill) because of his great power, Gotham City’s vigilante, Batman (Ben Affleck), decides to take on Metropolis’s superhero. However, the infighting leaves the word exposed to a new threat that puts mankind in greater danger than anyone could have possibly imagined.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne and Jason Momoa.
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Scotiabank Theatre was the place to be this evening as the stars of eagerly-awaited The Man from U.N.C.L.E. descended upon Toronto for a one-night only Red Carpet extravaganza on Richmond Street. Fans braved the rain for what would well be a worthwhile experience as stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel), Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby) and Alicia Vikander (Ex_Machina) graced the Red Carpet to ecstatic reaction. It’s been a summer of starstruck for Toronto with the Cast of of Suicide Squad driving Toronto star-crazy, but this certainly is the icing on the cake!
The slick and stylized Action-Adventure directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch), comes with a fair amount of buzz, based on the Television Series of the same name. Set in the ’60s, we see CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Cavill) and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin (Hammer) participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.
The whirlwind promotional tour has taken the Ensemble from London to New York to Toronto, giving fans a rare opportunity to connect with this talented and emerging cast of superstars. Drawing the most reaction was none other than Superman himself, Cavill, dapper in a fitted navy Dunhill suit making every effort to stop for Selfies and Autographs for his legions of admirers, leaving no fan left unsatisfied. Moviegoers can look forward to seeing him next in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in theatres March 2016.
San Diego certainly was the place to be this weekend as the San Diego Comic-Con took place, uniting hundreds of thousands of Fans together with Talent from upcoming Blockbusters of multiple genres. Teasers were unveiled, Trailers were shown, crowds went ecstatic! And to think how many of these Productions filmed right here on our home turf in Canada!
We’ve compiled a bunch of our favourite Snaps to come out of Comic-Con this weekend. We wish we were there, we know that much!
We really are at a struggle here. Just exactly whom are we supposed to root for? Director Zack Snyder unveiled via Twitter two brand new Posters from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and although in popularity you’d think they were a more even match, as of this morning, Batman‘s (Ben Affleck) Poster appears to have a definitive edge with 10.1k ReTweets and Superman (Henry Cavill) getting 8.4k ReTweets.
More will come after Fans attend a Series of IMAX Events tonight!
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Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release BATMAN v. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE on Friday, March 25, 2016.