#BOXOFFICE: “KONG: SKULL ISLAND” DEBUTS AT #1
No surprises here – KONG: SKULL ISLAND was expected to take the top of the Box Office and does just that this weekend with a $54 million debut from 3,846 theatres for Warner Bros. Made for $185 million, the Blockbuster, it gets a 78% on the Tomatometer from Critics and an B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
LOGAN settles for second after a strong debut last weekend, with $36 million for 20th Century Fox. In two weeks, it has made a stellar $150 million domestically.
GET OUT places third with $21.3 million in its third week out for Universal Pictures. It has made $111.3 million already and believe it or not was made for only $4.5 million.
THE SHACK continues to exceed expectations, placing fourth for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films with $9.6 million in its second week out.
BEFORE I FALL lands in sixth for Open Road Films/Elevation Films in its second week out with $3 million. It has made $9 million thus far.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.6 million for Universal Pictures. This installment in the Franchise has grossed $111 million over five weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “LOGAN” SHREDS THE COMPETITION AT #1 | BEST PICTURE WINNER “MOONLIGHT” GETS OSCARS BOOST
LOGAN shreds its competition to take the top of the Box Office with a monstrous $81 million opening for 20th Century Fox. Playing it 4,071 theatres across North America, the final Wolverine Film starring Hugh Jackman receives an outstanding 93% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore. Despite an outstanding performance in its debut, it still is behind 2009’s X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, which opened with $85 million, although it should be noted that was a PG-13 release and this latest installment is R-rated, setting a record for highest-ever opening for a Film of that rating in March, a record held previously by 300.
In second this weekend is GET OUT from Universal Pictures, which last weekend debuted on-top. It earns a stellar $26.5 million in its second week out, a two-week tally of $76.3 million.
Faith-based Film THE SHACK opens in third with $15.3 million from 2,888 theatres for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. It gets 16% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is in fourth with $11.1 million for Warner Bros. Over four weeks it has made $148 million domestically.
BEFORE I FALL debuts in sixth for Open Road Films/Elevation Pictures with $4.6 million from 2,346 theatres. The Sundance selection gets a respectable 68% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
LA LA LAND rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.1 million after last weekend’s Oscars mis-announcement debacle where it was named Best Picture, only or it to be clarified the award actually went to MOONLIGHT. LA LA LAND over 13 weeks has earned $145 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. MOONLIGHT also gets a boost from last weekend’s Oscars exposure placing eleventh, expanding back to 1,564 theatres and earning $2.2 million. It has grossed $25 million over 20 weeks of release for A24 Films/Elevation Pictures.