#BOXOFFICE: “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” CONTINUES TO PUT ITS COMPETITION TO SLEEP
For those of you who thought STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was finished its Box Office reign, THINK AGAIN! The gargantuan force continues to destroy competitors, this weekend bringing-in $90 million from 4,134 theatres for Disney. This places the Film at $741 million thus far in its North American run, zooming right past TITANIC and JURASSIC WORLD, which before were second and third for all-time domestic records behind AVATAR which grossed $760.5 million. This latest STAR WARS installment looks a cinch to surpass the latter quite soon.
DADDY’S HOME goes strong into its second week for Paramount Pictures with $28 million, bringing its tally to $92.7 million domestically.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT from Quentin Tarantino, expands its way to third place with $16.2 million, playing at 2,474 theatres for eOne Films/The Weinstein Co. The Film gets a B CinemaScore and a 75% on the Tomatometer from Critics. It surpasses the $30 million-mark in its second week.
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP is in fourth for 20th Century Fox this weekend with $12.2 million from 3,474 theatres. It now is in its third week out, benefiting from little competition in the Family market at the Movies.
In fifth is SISTERS, earning $12.1 million from 2,978 theatres for Universal Pictures. It has made $61-million in three weeks.
JOY is becoming a very profitable venture for 20th Century Fox, earning $10 million in its second week out. It is nearing the $40-million mark already in North America.
THE BIG SHORT expands to 1,588 theatres for Paramount Pictures, landing it in seventh with $8.8 million, receiving both acclaim from Critics and Audiences with an 86% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore respectively.
In eighth is CONCUSSION with $7.9 million for Sony Pictures, earning a modest $25 million in two weeks.
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY, PART 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.7 million in its seventh week out, nearing the $250 million-mark.