#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.