Of course it did. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reigned this weekend at the Box Office, pulling-in an impressive $65 million from 3,845 theatres for Paramount Pictures across North America. The Revival of the ’80s phenomenon starring Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Johnny Knoxville got lukewarm reception from Audiences with a B CinemaScore and a bashing from Critics with 19% on the Tomatometer. Nonetheless, Families were hooked and it is highly plausible the Film will develop into a new Franchise.
After a record-setting opening last weekend, Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy slips to second spot this weekend with $40 million. In two weeks, the Blockbuster has grossed $175 million domestically.
Warner Bros.’ Disaster Flick Into the Storm debuts in third spot with $17 million from 3,434 theatres. Starring Richard Armitage, the Film was panned by Critics with a 20% Tomatometer rating and a B CinemaScore.
Disney‘sCulinary Drama The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren and produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, debuts in fourth spot with $10 million from 2,023 theatres.
Step Up All In, the latest in that popular Dance Franchise, opens in sixth spot for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films with $6.3 million from 2,072 theatres. Critics gave it a 43% on the Tomatometer and better B+ CinemaScore.
Planes: Fire & Rescue rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.3 million in its fourth week, earning $52 million cumulatively.
For the second week in-a-row, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes finds itself atop the Box Office again with $36 million from 3,969 theatres for 20th Century Fox. The second film in the Apes Franchise to date has grossed $138 million in its two week run.
The Purge: Anarchy opens in second spot with $28.4 million from 2,805 theatres for Universal Pictures, almost matching its 2013 Predecessor, which debuted with $34 million. Critics gave the Horror mixed reviews, tallying-in at 53% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes, while Audiences gave it a neither here nor there B CinemaScore.
Planes: Fire & Rescue debuts in third with $18 million for Disney from 3,826 theatres. Taking place in the same World as the Studio’s massively-successful Cars Franchise, Critics didn’t take to the family-friendly offering with a 45% score on the Tomatometer. Audiences on the other hand loved it, giving it an A CinemaScore.
The heavily-promoted Sex Tape debuts in fourth spot with $15 million for Sony Pictures from 3,062 theatres. The Comedy starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz pulls in a paltry 20% on the Tomatometer from Critics and Audiences didn’t think much of it either with a C+ CinemaScore.
Transformers: Age of Extinction slips to fifth spot with $10 million for Paramount Pictures, just surpassing $228 million in North America, becoming Mark Wahlberg‘s highest grossing Film of all time.
Maleficent rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million in its eighth week out, edging-in on $230 million domestically.
Yet another number one debut for Hugh Jackman! Prisoners is the second Film in-a-row of the Australian-born Star after another big debut this July with Wolverine and after it premiered at TIFF ’13 to resoundingly positive reviews earlier this month, the 18+ Crowd flocked to the Movies this weekend to see this R-rated Thriller. Jake Gyllenhaal who happened to top the Box Office this weekend last year with End of Watch, also stars. The Film opened with a stellar $21.4 million for Warner Bros., from 3,260 theatres. Made for $46 million, it likely will recover its production costs rather quickly and earned an A- CinemaScore from Audiences and also a v. solid 80% on the Tomatometer.
After a monstrous debut last week, Insidious: Chapter 2 slips to second spot this weekend with $14.5 million for FilmDistrict/eOne Films. In two weeks, the Horror has grossed a spiffy $60 million.
In third this weekend is Comedy, The Family, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert DeNiro with $7 million in this its second week out for Relativity Media and eOne Films. The Luc Besson Film in total has earned $25.1 million thus far domestically.
Debuting in fourth is Teen-Dance Flick, Battle of the Year, with $5 million from 2,008 theatres. Critics didn’t give it much love with a paltry 6% on the Tomatometer, while audiences loved with, giving it an A- CinemaScore; it was made for $20 million.
We’re the Millers is showing astounding resilience for Warner Bros., still hanging-on to the Top Ten in sixth spot with $4.6 million. The Comedy has earned over $138 million now in North America in its seven weeks in theatres.
The Butler also is proving to be a Stayer in seventh spot with $4.3 million in its sixth week of release, a cumulative total of 106 million for The Weinstein Co. and eOne Films.
Planes from Disney, rounds out the Top Ten with $2.8 million in its seventh week, now grossing over $86 million in North America.
With a Cast that boast stars like Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, resistance is futile for Moviegoers and such was the case at the Box Office this weekend as Sony Pictures’ Elysium nabs the top spot at the Box Office with $30.5 million from 3,280 theatres. More impressively, Sci-Fi Flick did this with the handicap of an R-rating in the U.S., made for a budget of $98 million. With above average reviews overall from Critics (66% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes), Audiences gave it a “B” CinemaScore.
Debuting in second was Warner Bros.’ We’re the Millers which actually opened on Wednesday, but over the three-day weekend it grossed $26.6 million from 3,260 theatres. Since Wednesday, it has made over $38 million already. Starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, the Comedy earned a great A- CinemaScore from Audiences, and 41% from Critics on the Tomatometer. The Film was made for $37 million – already paying its bill.
Disney’s Planes 3-D featuring the Voicework of Dane Cook, gave Families an option at the theatres this weekend, debuting in 3,709 theatres with $22.5 million. Audiences give it an A- Cinemascore, while Critics gave it a 25% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, based on the popular Novels and second Film in the Franchise, debuts with $14.6 million from 3,031 theatres for 20th Century Fox, good enough for fourth spot with a B+ CinemaSCore and 34% on the Tomatometer. By comparison, the first Installment in 2010 earned $31.2 million in its debut.
Meanwhile, last week’s Champ, 2 Guns, slips to fourth spot with $11.1 million from 3,028 theatres, a cumulative total of $48 million in two weeks for Universal Pictures/eOne Films.
The Conjuring continues to scare audiences with $6.5 million in its fourth week, a total of $120.5 earned thus far domestically. Grown-Ups 2 rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.8 million for Sony Pictures in its fifth week.
Fans of Disney‘s CARS will enjoy upcoming Spin-Off PLANES. A brand-new Sneak Peek has just been released in what surely is looking to be a Box Office Smash!
The 3-D Animated Feature centers around Dusty (Dane Cook), a Plane with dreams of being a high-flying Racer. One problem thought – he’s afraid of heights and physically he’s not really built for speed. That is, until he gets the help of a seasoned Naval Aviator.
PLANES also features the Voices of Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Teri Hatcher, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Carlos Alazraqui, Priyanka Chopra, Gabriel Iglesias, Roger Craig Smith, Colin Cowherd, Sinbad, Oliver Kalkofe, Brent Musburger, Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer.
Watch the Sneak Peek below:
Disney releases PLANES on Friday, August 9, 2013.
(Photo/video credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada)
Following the massive success of their Cars Franchise, Disney is ready to take flight with what looks to be yet another Box Office smash in Planes. Although Funnyman Dane Cook has been quiet of late, his Star is definitely is on the up again, both being tapped to voice the Lead Character in Planes, Dusty, and also a new Television Project in development with NBC and Universal Television. To date, Cars and Cars 2 ccombined have grossed over $1 billion worldwide in ticket sales.
Directed by Klay Hall (King of the Hill, The Simpsons), Planes is set to land in theatres on August 9, 2013.
(Photo credit: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)