#BOXOFFICE: “THE GRINCH” STEALS THE MONEY IN OPENING!
THE GRINCH definitely stole the Box Office! The latest incarnation of the Holiday Classic debuts atop the Box Office with a stellar $66.2 million from 4,141 theatres for Universal Pictures. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, the Film gets 54% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
In second is last week’s champ BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY with $30 million from 4,000 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Over two weeks it has grossed just shy of $100 million in North America.
Third spot goes to OVERLORD which gets $10.1 million from 2,859 theatres for Paramount Pictures. The R-rated Horror gets 81% on the Tomatometer winning several raves including the highest endorsement with Stephen King even Tweeting about it. Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB debuts in fourth with $8.8 million for Sony Pictures, getting 44% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore. Its Predecessor, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO fared a similar fate in returns opening with $12.7 million back in 2011, although reviews for the Stieg Larsson Adaptation were much strong at 86% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
A STAR IS BORN is sixth with $8 million for Warner Bros., edging ever closer to that $200 million-mark.
THE HATE U GIVE rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.9 million for 20th Century Fox, a six week tally of $26.5 million domestically.