#BOXOFFICE: “BODYGUARD” FIRES A SECOND WEEK AT #1
It’s a really slow weekend at the Box Office this weekend but repeating again at #1 is THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD with $10.4 million from 3,377 theatres for Lionsgate Films/VVS Films. Over two weeks it earns $40 million in North America.
ANNABELLE: CREATION lands in second again this weekend with $7.7 million for Warner Bros., a three-week total of $78 million for the Doll Horror.
LEAP! debuts in third spot for The Weinstein Co. with $4.8 million from 2,575 theatres. The Animated Feature hasn’t yet opened in Canada. It gets 37% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
WIND RIVER continues to roll, expanding to 2,095 theatres with $3.9 million, a total $9.5 million grossed for the acclaimed Thriller.
BIRTH OF THE DRAGON debuts in seventh with $2.7 million for BH Tilt from 1,618 theatres. It gets 27% on the Tomatometer and an B CinemaScore.
THE EMOJI MOVIE rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.9 million for Sony Pictures. Over five weeks it has just suprassed $75 million domestically.
#BOXOFFICE: “ANNABELLE: CREATION” SCARES ITS WAY TO THE TOP
People can’t get enough of this creepy doll! ANNABELLE: CREATION debuts atop the Box Office with a smashing $36.5 million for Warner Bros. from 3,502 theatres. It gets 68% on the Tomatometer, with a B CinemaScore. This latest installment of The Conjuring Franchise still is unable to surpass its 2013 $41 million debut.
A distant second is DUNKIRK with $10.5 million in its fourth week out, a total $152 million also for Warner Bros.
Third is THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE with $8 million from 4,003 theatres in its opening eOne Films/Open Road Films. It gets a B+ CinemaScore and 11% on the Tomatometer.
In its second week, THE DARK TOWER lands in fourth with $7.5 million for Sony Pictures, a two-week total of $33 million.
GIRLS TRIP edges so close to that $100-million mark in its fourth week out with $6.4 million for Universal Pictures.
THE GLASS CASTLE rounds-out the Top Ten for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with $4.8 million in its debut from 3,502 theatres.
#BOXOFFICE: “FINDING DORY” MAKES A HUGE SPLASH IN OPENING
Disney‘s makes a huge splash with FINDING DORY this weekend, debuting with an all-time record for an opening of an Animated Festure with $140 million from 4,305 theatres! After incubating for several years, this Sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo does it right, striking a chord with Critics, who gave it a 95% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore from Audiences. By contrast, its Predecessor made $70 million in its opening.
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE opens big in second with $33 million for Warner Bros. in 3,508 theatres. The Comedy starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson gets a 65% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a promising A- CinemaScore.
Last week’s champ THE CONJURING 2 slips to third in the wake of stiff competition, but still earns $16 million in its second week out, a total $72.2 million thus far domestically. Not bad for a Horror!
NOW YOU SEE ME 2 is in fourth with $10 million, a total of $41.7 million over two weeks for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films.
WARCRAFT slips to fifth spot for Universal Pictures with $7 million in its second week out.
Rounding out the Top Ten is CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR with $2.2 million in its seventh week for Disney, just surpassing $400 million in North America.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE CONJURING 2” REPEATS #1 FEAT FOR FRANCHISE
THE CONJURING makes a huge splash at the Box Office in its debut this weekend with $38 million from 3,343 theatres for Warner Bros. By contrast, the Horror’s 2013 predecessor opened with $41 million. Critics gave it a solid 75% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore.
In second is WARCRAFT with an impressive $25.7 million from 3,400 theatres for Universal Pictures. The Action-Fantasy based on the global video game phenomenon, gets a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
NOW YOU SEE ME 2 opens an impressive third with $23.3 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. Critics gave this installment a 36% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A-CinemaScore. Its predecessor made $29.4 million in its debut back in 2013.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS slips to fourth with $13.9 million for Paramount Pictures, in its second week. It has made $60 million over two weeks.
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE is in fifth with $9.5 million in its third week out for 20th Century Fox, a tally of $135 million domestically.
ME BEFORE YOU continues to post great numbers, with $9.3 million in its second week out for Warner Bros. The Romance has made $36 million this far.
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE is in sixth this weekend with $6.8 million, nearing that $100 million mark for Sony Pictures in its fourth week.
THE JUNGLE BOOK shows amazing longevity, rounding out the Top Ten in its ninth week out with $2.7 million for Disney. It thus far has made $352 million in North America.
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN A “THE CONJURING” BLU-RAY/ULTRAVOILET & DVD COMBO PACK
Right in-time for Halloween, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release acclaimed Horror Film, The Conjuring Blu-Ray/Ultraviolet/DVD Combo Pack! Mr. Will Wong and PartnersHub want to give you a chance to take The Conjuring home with you! Uh-oh. Don’t clap just yet.
Based on a True Story, the Movie tells the horrifying account of how famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were summoned to help a Family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded Farmhouse which they recently bought. In fighting this powerful Demonic Being, The Warrens find themselves in the middle of the most terrifying case of their lives!
The Film stars Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston and Joey King. We had the pleasure of chatting with King this past Spring and she warned us just how scary this Movie is. Read more here.
While we’re at it, let’s have some fun with five interactive GIFs with things you need to know about The Conjuring!
1) The Conjuring is directed by the acclaimed James Wan, the Australian-born director of the fright-fests Insidious and the Saw Series. His Twitter handle is @CreepyPuppet. Say no more.
2) The Conjuring has been given an “R” rating by the MPAA. Not because of blood, gore, or violence, but simply because it’s just so scary from start to finish!
3) The Conjuring’s Cast and Crew experienced creepy events during filming. Scratches appeared out of nowhere on Vera Farmiga’s computer soon after she agreed to act in the Movie, the Crew were routinely woken by something in the “Witching Hour” between 3 and 4AM, and the real-life Carolyn Perron fell and broke her hip while visiting the Set.
4) The Rhode Island Farmhouse where The Conjuring is set once belonged to an accused Witch, Bathsheba, who tried to sacrifice her children to the Devil and killed herself in 1863.
5) Hold your applause! The Conjuring will make you terrified to clap! Whether it’s playing a traditional game of Hide-and-Seek by following the clapping sounds like the Mother and Daughter in the Movie, or being terrorized by ghostly claps in different rooms of the haunted Farmhouse, these claps throughout the Movie will give you the creeps!
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases The Conjuring on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
(Photo/video credit: Warner Bros.)
#BOXOFFICE: “ELYISUM” IS OUT OF THIS WORLD AT THE BOX OFFICE
With a Cast that boast stars like Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, resistance is futile for Moviegoers and such was the case at the Box Office this weekend as Sony Pictures’ Elysium nabs the top spot at the Box Office with $30.5 million from 3,280 theatres. More impressively, Sci-Fi Flick did this with the handicap of an R-rating in the U.S., made for a budget of $98 million. With above average reviews overall from Critics (66% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes), Audiences gave it a “B” CinemaScore.
Debuting in second was Warner Bros.’ We’re the Millers which actually opened on Wednesday, but over the three-day weekend it grossed $26.6 million from 3,260 theatres. Since Wednesday, it has made over $38 million already. Starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, the Comedy earned a great A- CinemaScore from Audiences, and 41% from Critics on the Tomatometer. The Film was made for $37 million – already paying its bill.
Disney’s Planes 3-D featuring the Voicework of Dane Cook, gave Families an option at the theatres this weekend, debuting in 3,709 theatres with $22.5 million. Audiences give it an A- Cinemascore, while Critics gave it a 25% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, based on the popular Novels and second Film in the Franchise, debuts with $14.6 million from 3,031 theatres for 20th Century Fox, good enough for fourth spot with a B+ CinemaSCore and 34% on the Tomatometer. By comparison, the first Installment in 2010 earned $31.2 million in its debut.
Meanwhile, last week’s Champ, 2 Guns, slips to fourth spot with $11.1 million from 3,028 theatres, a cumulative total of $48 million in two weeks for Universal Pictures/eOne Films.
The Conjuring continues to scare audiences with $6.5 million in its fourth week, a total of $120.5 earned thus far domestically. Grown-Ups 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.8 million for Sony Pictures in its fifth week.
#BOXOFFICE: “2 GUNS” OPENS WITH A BANG!
2 Guns opens with a bang at the Box Office in North America this weekend, the Action Flick starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington debuting with $28 million for Universal Pictures/eOne Films. It earned a v. decent B+ CinemaScore from Audiences and less receptive 58% from Critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Made for $61 million, it looks well on its way to paying its bill in coming weeks. The Film also stars Paula Patton, whose Husband Robin Thicke also in the Music World is set to dominate the Billboard Hot 200 with his latest CD, Blurred Lines in a few days. Talk about Power Couple!
The Wolverine after landing on-top last week, slips to number two this weekend with $21.7 million for 20th Century Fox. Thus far it has grossed $94 million domestically.
The Smurfs 2 bows with $15 million in third spot, a far cry from the $35 million its Predecessor made in 2011 for Sony Pictures. Audiences however, loved it giving it an A- CinemaScore, while Critics gave it a less than stellar 12% on the Tomatometer.
The Conjuring continues to scare Moviegoers in fourth spot in this its third week of release, with $13.6 million for Warner Bros. To date it has made $108 million, already a huge return from its $20 million budget.
Despicable Me 2 in its fifth week of release still is game in fifth with $10 million, a cumulative total of $326 million it its massive North America run so far for Universal Pictures.
The Heat still hangs-on to the Top Ten in its sixth week with $4.4 million for 20th Century Fox, just ahead of Pacific Rim with $4.2 million, grossing $92 million in four weeks in these parts.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE WOLVERINE” CLAWS ITS WAY TO #1
Huge Jackman! The Wolverine 3-D starring Hugh Jackman opened with a bang Friday night with $21 million and despite a slight slip over the weekend, still tops the Box Office in North America with a powerful $55 million from 3,924 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics and Audiences enjoyed the Marvel Adaptation, earning a 68% rating on the Tomatometer and an even better A- CinemaScore.
After a stellar debut atop the Box Office last weekend, Horror The Conjuring slips to number two with a still solid $22.1 million. In total, it has grossed $86 million in two weeks for Warner Bros. in North America.
In its fourth week, Despicable Me 2 continues to perform strongly in third with $16 million for Universal Pictures, just ahead of another Family-oriented option in Turbo 3-D for 20th Century Fox/DreamWorks with $13.1 million in its second week of release.
Red 2 slips to sixth spot with $8.7 million for Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate Films/eOne Films in its second week, just ahead of Pacific Rim in seventh with $7.3 million for Warner Bros. The latter has gone on to earn $83.8 million in three weeks domestically.
The Heat in eighth spot earns $6.8 million in its fifth week, a cumulative total of $141 million to become the highest-grossing Comedy of 2013.
Fruitvale Station despite expanding to just 1,064 theatres, makes its Top Ten debut with $4.6 million for Focus Features/eOne Films. The acclaimed Drama based on true events surrounding Oscar Grant‘s final day, has the distinction of an impressive 93% on the Tomatometer.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE CONJURING” TERRIFIES ITS WAY TO #1
Moviegoers chose fear first this weekend at the Box Office as Warner Bros.’ The Conjuring debuts with a stellar $41.5 million. The Supernatural-Horror directed by one of the SAW Franchise Masterminds James Wan, opened in 2,903 theatres and was made for only $20 million, already paying its own bill. Starring Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Patrick Wilson and Lili Taylor, the Film based on true events, earned a great A- CinemaScore, while Critics agreed it was something special with an 85% rating on the Tomatometer.
Despicable Me 2 still continues to go strong in its third week for Universal Pictures, earning $25 million – a total of $275 million grossed domestically to date. This places it just ahead of debuting Turbo 3-D, which competes for a share of the same Family demographic, earning $21.5 million from 3,280 theatres for 20th Century Fox.
Grown Ups 2 is showing no signs of stopping in fourth spot with $20 million, debuting last week at number two for Sony Pictures. In two weeks it already has surpassed the $80 million mark in North America.
Star-studded Action Flick Red 2 opens in fifth with a respectable $18.5 million from 3,016 theatres for Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. Its Predecessor made $21 million in its 2010 debut at number two by comparison. Critics didn’t think much of it with a 40% rating on the Tomatometer, but Audiences enjoyed it, giving it a B+ CinemaScore.
R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds opens with a dismal $12.8 million from 2,852 theatres. Made for $130 million, the Supernatural-Action Flick from Universal Pictures fared poorly with Critics, earning 11% on the Tomatometer, earning slightly better reviews from Audiences with a C+ CinemaScore.
Monsters University 3-D rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.7 million for Disney in its fifth week of release. In total, it has grossed $250 million in its run domestically.
#FIRSTLOOK: “THE CONJURING” FEATURETTE
Based on a true Story The Conjuring is about two Paranormal Investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), who assist the Perron Family (Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor) after they experience some disturbing things at the Farmhouse. The Horror is definitely one of the most anticipated Films of Summer 2013 and after seeing its Trailer, you will understand exactly why! James Wan (Saw, Insidious) directs.
Watch the Featurette below and be terrified for the rest of the day:
The Conjuring hits theatres this Friday, July 19, 2013 via Warner Bros. Pictures Canada.
(Photo/video credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Canada)