Not that there ever was any doubt, but SPECTRE, the latest in the 007 franchise, debuts atop the Box Office in its North American debut this weekend. It earns $74 million for Sony Pictures from 3,929 theatres. By comparison, 2012’s Skyfall which also opened in November, opened with $88 million, ranking this second in the franchise for biggest opening. Critically, it gets mixed reviews with a 62% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from audiences, giving it hopefully enough legs to run on in coming weeks.
Debuting in second is THE PEANUTS MOVIE with $45 million from 3,897 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics are lauding it with an 86% on the Tomatometer and Audiences agree it’s great with an A CinemaScore.
Former champ THE MARTIAN lands in third this weekend, still going strong in its sixth week out with $9 million, edging oh-so-close to that $200 million-mark domestically for 20th Century Fox.
GOOSEBUMPS is in fourth spot with $6.6 million for Sony Pictures, now in its fourth week out. It has made $66 million thus far in its run in North America.
BRIDGE OF SPIES is in fifth with $6.1 million for DreamWorks, now in its third week at about $55 million total.
THE INTERN continues to perform well now in its seventh week out, with $1.7 million for Warner Bros., surpassing the $70 million-mark.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is OUR BRAND IS CRISIS with $1.5 million, now in its second week out for Warner Bros.
THE MARTIAN continues its Box Office invasion a second week, landing atop the Box Office with $36.5 million from 3,854 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Thus far in its run domestically, it has made $108 million.
Former champ HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 lands in second in its third week out for Sony Pictures, earning $23 million from 3,768 theatres. It has made $119 million in its North American run so far.
Debuting in third is Warner Bros.’ PAN, with $17.4 million from 3,515 theatres. Starring Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara and Hugh Jackman, the Fantasy directed by Joe Wright was “panned” by Critics with a 23% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences gave it a much better B+ CinemaScore. It was made for $150 million.
THE INTERN is showing great staying power, in fourth this weekend with $8.8 million for Warner Bros. It will soon surpass the $50-million-mark in these parts.
Oscar Contender SICARIO expands successfully to 2,620 theatres for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films, earning $7.5 million this weekend – its fourth week out.
THE WALK expands to 2,509 theatres for Sony Pictures, good enough for eighth spot with $3.7 million this weekend. Critics gave the Film based on the memoir of Philippe Petit a strong 86% on the Tomatometer.
THE VISIT rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.5 million for Universal Pictures in its fifth week out.
In an incredible debut, 20th Century Fox‘s THE MARTIAN opens out of this world with $55 million from 3,831 theatres. The Fantasy-Adventure by Sir Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, gets an A CinemaScore and a phenomenal 94% on the Tomatometer from Critics. The TIFF ’15 selection was made for $108 million, only second to 2001’s Hannibal for the Director, which opened back then with $58 million.
In second is last week’s champ, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 with an impressive $31.7 million from 3,754 theatres in its second week out for Sony Pictures.
SICARIO expands to 2,620 theatres this weekend, earning $11.8 million, good enough for third. The Thriller from Canadian Director Denis Villeneuve debuted at TIFF ’15 last month to rave reviews. Critics gave it 93% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore, which likely will give it legs to go on in coming weeks.
THE INTERN ranks in fourth with $11.6 million for Warner Bros. in its second week out. Thus far it has made $36.6 million domestically.
BLACK MASS is in sixth with $5.8 million for Warner Bros., now in its third week out. It has grossed $52 million thus far in these parts.
THE PERFECT GUY rounds-out the Top Ten for Sony Pictures with $2.2 million in its fourth week out, just surpassing the $50-million mark in North America.
Notable in eleventh is THE WALK which opens in 448 theatres across the continent with $1.7 million for Sony Pictures.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 rests comfortably at number one in its debut for Sony Pictures this weekend!The Sequel Animated Feature earns $48.2 million from 3,754 theatres. While Critics were tough on it with a 46% on the Tomatometer, Audiences gave it an excellent A- CinemaScore. Its Predecessor in 2012 earned $42 million opening weekend.
THE INTERN proves to be a success, debut in second for Warner Bros. with $18.2 million from 3,305 theatres. The Dramedy starring Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro, directed by Nancy Meyers, gets a mixed 56% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore, which definitely will help it in coming weeks.
MAZE RUNNER: SCORCH TRIALS slips to third spot for 20th Century Fox this weekend, earning $14 million in its second week out, a cumulative total of $51 in two weeks domestically.
EVEREST expands to 3.006 theatres for Universal Pictures, earning $12.4 million in its second week.
BLACK MASS is in fifth spot with $11.5 million for Warner Bros., totaling $42.5 million in two weeks.
THE GREEN INFERNO opens in ninth with $3.5 million for HTR/eOne Films, from 1,540 theatres. The Horror from Eli Roth gets 39% on the Tomatometer and a C- CinemaScore.
Notably rounding out the Top Ten is TIFF ’15 Selection, SICARIO which plays only at 59 theatres in limited release, earning an impressive $1.7 million already for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films.
This looks so good. Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro. Why hasn’t this happened sooner? Director Nancy Meyers (The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give) sure knows how to make a great Film and we expect nothing less of her this time. How cool is it seeing Hathaway in the Editor’s chair this time after making us fall in love with her in The Devil Wears Prada?
In “The Intern,” De Niro stars as Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Hathaway).
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I’m just putting it out there – although this isn’t the type of Movie that gets a Premiere at TIFF, I’m still hoping this will get a debut here this September!
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release THE INTERN on Friday, September 25, 2015.