#BOXOFFICE: “X-MEN: APOCALYPSE” DESTROYS OPPOSITION AT BOX OFFICE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
It’s Memorial Day in the U.S., which means tons of Box Office activity as some blockbuster new releases hit theatres this weekend. X-MEN: APOCALYPSE prevails over the North American Box Office with $66 million in its debut from 4,150 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics gave this installment mixed reviews with a 49% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences thought much better of it with an A CinemaScore.
Disney‘s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS debuts in second with $29 million from 3,763 theatres. Critics gave it a 29% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences loved it with an A- CinemaScore.
Last week’s champ THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE slips to third with $20 million still for Sony Pictures, from 3,932 theatres. Thus far it has made $74 million in North America.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is in fourth with $16.5 million for Disney, from 3,395 theatres. It has made $378 million thus far in its domestic run.
NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING earns $9.4 million in it second week out for Universal Pictures, bringing its run so far to $40 million.
THE NICE GUYS in its second week out makes $6.8 million for Warner Bros., a cumulative $24 million thus far made.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is ZOOTOPIA earning $866k in its thirteenth week out for Disney!
#BOXOFFICE: “THE JUNGLE BOOK” CONTINUES DOMINATION A THIRD WEEK
THE JUNGLE BOOK continues its domination at the Box Office a third straight week at number one! The Disney Live Action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling‘s story, earns $38 million from 4,041 theatres, making for $248 million thus far domestically. Expect huge numbers also for Disney/Marvel next week as CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR opens.
KEANU debuts in second for Warner Bros. with $9 million, from 2,658 theatres. It gets an B CinemaScore and a 77% on the Tomatometer. We foresee the kitten comedy becoming a bit of a sleeper hit in coming weeks as it gains a cult status.
THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR is in third this weekend with $8.8 million from 3,802 theatres. In two weeks it has grossed $33 million for Universal Pictures.
Star-studded MOTHER’S DAY debuts in fourth with $7.8 million for Elevation Pictures/Open Road Films, from 3,035 theatres. It gets a B+ CinemaScore and 9% on the Tomatometer.
RATCHET & CLANK debuts in fifth with $5.8 million for Universal Pictures/Focus Features, from 2,891 theatres. The Animated Feature gets 20% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
ZOOTOPIA is in seventh for Disney with $4.5 million in its ninth week out with $324 million earned in its North American run.
CRIMINAL rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.2 million for VVS Films/Lionsgate Films, earning $13.3 million domestically over three weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE JUNGLE BOOK” READS MOVIEGOERS’ MINDS A SECOND WEEK
For a second straight week THE JUNGLE BOOK reads the minds of Moviegoers at the top of the Box Office with a whopping $60 million from 4,028 theatres. It has made $195 million already for Disney.
Debuting in second is THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR with $20 million from 3,791 theatres for Universal Pictures. Its 2012 predecessor by comparison made $56 million when it opened. It gets 17% on the Tomatometer and a B+ Cinemascore.
In third with $10 million this weekend is BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT. In two weeks it has made $35 million for Warner Bros.
ZOOTOPIA is in fourth with $6.7 million, now in its eighth week out for Disney.
THE BOSS earns $6.1 million in its third week out for Universal Pictures, closing-in on $50 million thus far.
COMPADRES doesn’t have a Canadian release but is in ninth with $1.4 million for Pantelion Films.
Rounding out the Top Ten is A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING with $1.2 million in its debut from 401 theatres for eOne Films/Roadside Attractions. It gets 62% on the Tomatometer.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE JUNGLE BOOK” CHARMS MOVIEGOERS AT #1
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.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE BOSS” CONTROLS THE BOX OFFICE
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 ’15 Midnight 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.
#BOXOFFICE: “BATMAN V SUPERMAN” SURVIVES SECOND-WEEK DIP
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.
#BOXOFFICE: “BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE” SMASHES RECORDS IN DEBUT
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.
#BOXOFFICE: “ZOOTOPIA” HOLDS-OFF “ALLEGIANT” TO TAKE TOP SPOT A THIRD WEEK
ZOOTOPIA prevails once again at the Box Office, holding the top spot for a third consecutive week for Disney. Despite a stiff challenge from THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT, it hangs-on with $38.4 million from 3,959 theatres. Domestically, it just surprassed the $200-million-mark.
ALLEGIANT opens in second for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films with $29.4 million from 3,740 theatres, unable to match the $54 million debut of its first installment back in 2014. Critics were harsh giving it a 10% on the Tomatometer, but as expected Audiences were much easier on it with a B CinemaScore.
Faith Drama MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN opens in third with $12.4 million for Sony Pictures, from 3,047 theatres. Audiences gave it a superb A+ CinemaScore, while Critics gave it a passable 51% on the Tomatometer. The Film stars Jennifer Garner.
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE continues to perform respectably in fourth with $12.2 million in its second week out for Paramount Pictures. with $12.4 million. In two weeks it has earned $45 million.
DEADPOOL is a stalwart fifth with $8.1 million for 20th Century Fox, now in its sixth week out.
LONDON HAS FALLEN is sixth with $6.6 million for VVS Films/Focus Features with $49 million grossed in three weeks in North America.
THE REVENANT in its 13th week of release rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.2 million for 20th Century Fox.
#BOXOFFICE: “ZOOTOPIA” ON-TOP A SECOND WEEK
Continuing its massive domination a second week, Disney‘s ZOOTOPIA spends a second week on-top with $49 million from 3,827 theatres. In two weeks, it has garnered an outstanding $141.7 million domestically.
10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, which many had no idea was even a thing a couple months back, makes an impressive debut in second for Paramount Pictures with $24.5 million from 3,391 theatres. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman, this latest addition to the Cloverfield franchise is directed by Dan Trachtenberg. 2008’s Cloverfield however, opened with $40 million. Reviews from Critics unanimously were positive at 91% on the Tomatometer but Audiences were less impressed with a B- CinemaScore.
DEADPOOL continues to go strong in third with $10.5 million for 20th Century Fox. Thus far in five weeks it has grossed $325 million across North America. Star Ryan Reynolds with wife Blake Lively received much media attention this week attending a State Dinner alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barrack Obama.
LONDON HAS FALLEN is in fourth in its second week out for Focus Features/VVS Films with $10.2 million. In two weeks it has made $38 million.
THE PERFECT MATCH might not have even had a Canadian release, but it makes $4.5 million for Lionsgate Films in the U.S., from 925 theatres, good enough for sixth spot. The Rom-Com is directed by Bille Woodruff and stars Cassie Venture and Terrence J.
THE YOUNG MESSIAH also is out only in the U.S. right now but debuts in seventh with $4 million for Focus Features from 1,761 theatres. The Biblical Drama stars Adam Greaves-Neal and Sean Bean.
THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong, shockingly debuts in eighth with $3.1 million only for Sony Pictures. Reviews were negative overall from Critics (38% on the Tomatometer) who were able to screen it (it wasn’t made available to Canadian media outlets), but Audiences gave it a solid B+ CinemaScore.
RISEN rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.8 million for Sony Pictures in its fourth week out. It has made $32 million to-date domestically.
#BOXOFFICE: “ZOOTOPIA” TAMES THE COMPETITION IN DEBUT
Disney makes a victorious debut with latest Animated Feature ZOOTOPIA, earning $73 million from 3,827 theatres this weekend. Voiced by the likes of Kristen Bell, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman, it receives unanimous praise from Critics and Audiences alike with 98% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. This sets an all-time record for best original non-Pixar/Disney original Film, besting 2013’s Frozen which debuted with $67 million.
Debuting a respectable second with $21 million is LONDON HAS FALLEN with $21 million from 3,490 theatres for VVS Films/Focus Features. The follow-up to Olympus Has Fallen gets a 26% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences adored it with an A- CinemaScore, giving it legs to run on in coming weeks as word of mouth spreads. This however doesn’t best Olympus‘ $30-million opening in 2013 en route to $160 million worldwide.
DEADPOOL slips to third spot this weekend with $16.8 million for 20th Century Fox, now in its fourth week out. Already it has surpassed $311 million domestically.
WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT debuts in fourth with $7.3 million for Paramount Pictures from 2,374 theatres. Based on the Memoir by Kim Baker, it stars Tina Fey and Margot Robbie, garnering a passing 61% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
GODS OF EGYPT in its second week out lands in fifth with $4.7 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films, a second Film for Gerard Butler in the Top Ten this week alongside LONDON HAS FALLEN. Egypt has grossed $22.6 million in its North American run so far.
THE REVENANT gets a boost from its Oscars exposure last weekend, in seventh with $3.6 million for 20th Century Fox, now impressively in its 11th week out. It has made $176 million thus far in these parts.
THE WITCH rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.4 million for Elevation Pictures/A24 Films in its third week out, just surpassing the $20-million mark.