Right in time for Canadian Music Week, Toronto gets treated with the sweet vocals of MΛX. Known for his work on Nickelodeon Series Howto Rock, the 25-year-old New York Singer/Songwriter has seen a huge rise in profile thanks to his high-rotation hit LIGHTS DOWN LOW, written a couple years ago for his then-fiancée EmilyCannon. Born Max Schneider, the flashily-dressed Artist hit the stage at Opera House in the City’s east-end before a sold-out crowd, supported by AJR
MΛX did the rounds today doing TV and Radio appearances, starting-off at the Drake Hotel before doing a couple live performances of Lights Down Low, including a ProCon 2018 showcase for radio industry professionals.
For a day he took over the Instagram account of his label, Sony Music Canada! It was just announced today his Single Lights Down Low is certified Platinum in Canada!
No doubt about it, North Americans are in love with MINIONS! The third Film in the Despicable Me franchise was much the best at the Box Office this weekend, opening with a whopping $115 million for Universal Pictures, from 4,301 theatres. By comparison this latest Film bests 2013’s Despicable Me by a wide margin, after opening with $83 million.
JURASSIC WORLD continues to motor-on in second with $$17.8 million, also for Universal Pictures, now tallying-in $590 million over five weeks domestically.
INSIDE OUT rates third with $17.2 million for Disney/Pixar, now in its fourth week out with $284 grossed.
TERMINATOR: GENISYS is in fourth with $13.5 million for Paramount Pictures, in its second week out. It has made about $68 million thus far in North America.
THE GALLOWS opens in fifth with $11 million. The Horror from Warner Bros. plays in 2,720 theatres, garnering a 13% on the Tomatometer from Critics and a C CinemaScore.
SELF/LESS starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds places seventh in its debut for Focus Features/VVS Films with $5.2 million. It earns a 20% on the Tomatometer and a much better B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
MAX rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.2 million in its third week out for Warner Bros., surpassing the $70 million mark.
For a third straight week, it’s a JURASSIC WORLD at the Box Office! Now in its third week out, the Blockbuster still is motoring-on with $54 million from 4,198 theatres for Universal Pictures. By early this week, it will have surpassed the $500 million-mark domestically.
INSIDE OUT after a solid debut last week at number two, repeats the feat again for Disney/Pixar, with $52 million from 4,132 theatres. In two weeks, it has made $181 million already.
TED 2 debuts in third, unable to duplicate the great success of its Predecessor. This Sequel debuts with $33 million from 3,429 theatres for Universal Pictures with a 42% rating on the Tomatometer. Audiences were more partial to it with a B+ CinemaScore. By comparison, TED opened with $54 million in 2012.
MAX opens in fourth with $11 million from 2,882 theatres for Warner Bros. The dog-centric Film starring Toronto’s Robbie Amell, opened to mixed reviews, with a 38% on the Tomatometer, but a much better A CinemaScore from Audiences, which could help in following weeks with word-of-mouth.
DOPE is in seventh spot, performing well in a limited 1,851 theatres with $2.6 million for Open Road Films/Sony Pictures. The Film came out of Sundance with a fair amount of buzz and continues to get publicity from word of mouth.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON in its ninth week out earns $1.5 million from 1,097 theatres for Disney/Marvel. Its tally sits at $452 million thus far.