No huge surprises here. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST continues to perform beautifully with $91.2 million from 4,210 theatres in its second week out for Disney! In two weeks it has made already a staggering $319 million domestically.
By no means shameful, POWER RANGERS is second best with a superb $41.6 million opening in North America for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, from 3,693 theatres. Expect a long-term Franchise. Critics gave it 46% on the Tomatometer but Audiences gave it an A CinemaScore. It was made for $100 million.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND is in third with $14 million in its third week for Warner Bros., a total $133 million over three weeks.
LIFE opens in fourth for Sony Pictures with $12.2 million from 3,146 theatres. Critics gave it a lukewarm 66% on the Tomatometer. Audiences gave it a C+ CinemaScore. It was made for $58 million.
LOGAN in its fourth week earns $10 million, surpassing the $200-million-mark over four weeks for 20th Century Fox.
CHIPS, adapted from the popular ’70s comedy series, debuts in seventh with $7.3 million from 2,464 theatres for Warner Bros. Critics gave it 20% on the Tomatometer, with a B- CinemaScore. It was made for $25 million.
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE rounds out the Top Ten with $1.7 million in its seventh week out for Warner Bros. also.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST lives up to expectations, debuting at the Box Office this weekend for Disney with a stellar $173.5 million from 4,210 theatres, toppling previous March record-holder BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE’s opening last year of $166 million. Simultaneously it becomes the highest-opening for a Film ever pre-summer. While Critics were lukewarm about the live action adaptation starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens with a 71% on the Tomatometer, audiences resoundingly were positive in their feedback giving it an A CinemaScore. If there were ever any doubt about Watson‘s bankability as a star, this is her highest opening ever, just ahead of 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and its $169.1 million opening.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND slips to second with $25.7 million from 3,846 theatres in its second week out for Warner Bros., earning a total $107 million already domestically.
LOGAN in its third weekend out for 20th Century Fox still is going strong with $17 million, tallying-in a total $184 million already in North America.
GET OUT continues to be the little engine that could, motoring home with a solid $12.8 million now in its third week out for Universal Pictures. It has made $132 million thus far.
THE BELKO EXPERIMENT debuts in seventh with $3.4 million from 1,336 theatres for High Top Releasing. It has not yet been released in Canada. The office-Horror starring Tony Goldwyn gets a 49% on the Tomatometer from Critics
BEFORE I FALL rounds-out the Top Ten with $958k in its third week out, totaling $11.2 million thus far.
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.
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.
This new Trailer for LOGAN will have you at the edge of your seat! Explosive action and an intriguing performance from newcomer Dafine Keen as Laura Kinney, we have plenty to be excited from this latest sure-fire hit from Marvel!
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan‘s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces. Check out the brand new trailer below.
20th Century Fox Canada release LOGAN Friday, March 3, 2017.
(Photo/video credit: 20th Century Fox)
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