Extreme weather couldn’t stop THE REVENANT from climbing to the top of the Box Office this weekend. In its fifth week out, it dominates with $15 million from 3,711 theatres across North America for 20th Century Fox. Thus far, the Oscar Contender has grossed $119 million domestically.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS also stays in second spot again this weekend with $13 million for Disney from 3,822 theatres. By this time next week it will have surpassed the $900-million-mark in North America.
RIDE ALONG 2 slips to third spot this weekend with $11.7 million for Universal Pictures after a debut at number one last weekend. In two weeks it has made $57.9 million in these parts.
DIRTY GRANDPA debuts in fourth spot with $11 million from 2,912 theatres for VVS Films/Liosngate Films. Rotten Tomatoes pegs it at a paltry 8% on the Tomatometer, with Audiences giving it a much better B CinemaScore.
THE BOY opens in fifth spot with $10 million for eOne Films/STX from 2,671 theatres. The Horror gets a B- CinemaScore and a 27% score on the Tomatometer.
THE 5TH WAVE opens in sixth with $9.6 million for Sony Pictures from 2,908 theatres. Starring Chloë Moretz, the Action/Adventure gets a B- CinemaScore and 19% on the Tomatometer.
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI has a solid second week out despite the weather, earning $9.4 million in its second week out for Paramount Pictures. In two weeks it has grossed $32 million. Despite being perceived as a disappointment at the Box Office it actually is on its way to recouping its $50-million production cost.
THE BIG SHORT earns $3 million now in its seventh week, rounding-out the Top Ten. The Best Picture Contender has made $56.3 million thus far in its domestic run.
Following the #1-debuting success of its predecessor, RIDE ALONG 2 opens on-top this weekend. Playing at 3,175 theatres for Universal Pictures, the Kevin Hart and Ice Cube-starring Comedy earns $34.1 million. By comparison, Ride Along opened with $41 million in 2014. Critics gave it 15% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences enjoyed it with a B+ CinemaScore.
THE REVENANT after giving STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS a run for its money last weekend, settles for second spot with $31.4 million for 20th Century Fox, benefiting from a boost as it led both the Golden Globes last Sunday and Oscar nominations announced Thursday. It should cross the $100-million-mark by early this week domestically.
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS lands in third this weekend with $24 million for Disney. It has made $860 million over five weeks in North America.
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI, the latest from Michael Bay, opens in fourth with $16 million for Paramount Pictures. It pays at 2,839 theatres and gets a A CinemaScore, which undoubtedly will help in terms of word of mouth. Critics also gave it a passing 60% on the Tomatometer.
Animated Feature NORM OF THE NORTH opens in sixth for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films with$6.4 million. Critics gave it a rare 0% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it a far more forgiving B- CinemaScore.
SISTERS continues to perform consistently well in ninth spot with $4.4 million for Universal Pictures. In five weeks it has just surpassed the $80 million-mark.
THE HATEFUL EIGHT rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.4 million for eOne Films/The Weinstein Co. In four weeks it is about to cross the $50 million-mark.
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It is the rise of an empire, indeed! The Sequel to 300 trumps the Box Office this weekend, bringing-in an outstanding $45 million in its Debut from 3,470 theatres. By comparison, its 2007 Predecessor starring Gerard Butler, grossed $70 million, but still this is no shame considering already overseas it has brought-in $30 million over three days too. Critics gave it 43% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an even “B” CinemaScore.
20th Century Fox‘s Animated Feature,Mr. Peabody and Sherman, in its debut garners $30 million from 3,934 theatres. Featuring the Voicework of Ty Burrell and Max Charles, the Film received a 77% rating on the Tomatometer, while Audiences similarly had great things to say, giving it a “yes” with an A CinemaScore also.
After dominating last week, Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson, slips to third spot this weekend with $15 million for Universal Pictures, just surpassing the $50-million mark in its second week of release.
The Lego Movie (which also features Neeson) continues to stand on strong footing with $11 million in its fifth week out for Warner Bros., just ahead of 20th Century Fox‘s Biblical-Drama,Son of God, with $9 million in its second week.
Frozen finds itself in seventh spot with $3 million now in its 16th week of release, undoubtedly boosted by last weekend’s Oscar win and maybe even John Travolta‘s infamous “Adele Mazeem” gaffe when introducing its Star, Idina Menzel.
12 Years a Slave also sees a post-Oscar boost following its Best Picture win, bringing-in $2.5 million for Fox Searchlight. In its 21-week run domestically, it has made over $$53 million.
Ride Along rounds-out the Top Ten for Universal Pictures with $1.9 million, showing tremendous staying power in its eighth week.
Liam Neeson proves once again that he’s Box Office Kryptonite, stealing the show at the Box Office with a massive $30 million opening from 3,090 theatres with Non-Stop for Universal Pictures. The Film also stars Academy Award Nominees Lupita Nyong’o and Julianne Moore. Audiences gave it a great A- CinemaScore, while Critics weren’t as kind with a 58% rating on the Tomatometer.
20th Century Fox gets a big opening with Son of God, earning $26.5 million from 3,255 theatres. Audiences gave the Biblical Drama starring Diogo Morgado as Jesus Christ an A- CinemaScore, while Critics gave it 24% only on the Tomatometer.
The Lego Movie continues to perform brilliantly in its fourth week, grossing $21 million, now surpassing $200 million domestically for Warner Bros.
Monuments Men trails in a distant fourth spot for Sony Pictures, with $5 million in its fourth week, just ahead of eOne Films/Relativity Media‘s 3 Days to Kill with $4,9 million in fifth spot.
Frozen, like the Polar Vortex, is here to stay in eighth spot with $3.6 million for Disney in its 15th week out, closing-in on the $400-million mark across North America.
Ride Along, rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million for Universal Pictures placing the Studio on top and bottom in its seventh week.
No shockers here! The Lego Movie continues its reign at the top of the Box Office once again, spending a third consecutive week at number one for Warner Bros. The 3-DAnimated-Feature brings in $31.5 million this weekend from 3,890 theatres, as it edges its way closer to that $200-million mark domestically.
3 Days to Kill starring Kevin Costner and Amber Heard, debuts in second spot for Relativity Media/eOne Films, earning $12.3 million from 2,871 theatres. The Thriller garnered 25% from Critics on the Tomatometer, earning a B CinemaScore from Audiences.
Placing third and fourth this weekend are two Toronto-Filmed Action Flicks, Pompeii with $10 million from 2,658 theatres for Sony Pictures/eOne Films, and RoboCop with $8.7 million respectively, the latter now in its second week out. Pompeii starring Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington, was made for over $100 million, hopefully able to recoup some of that back overseas; Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.
After an excellent start last weekend which saw it debut in second spot, About Last Night slips to number six this weekend with $7.4 million for Sony Pictures, closing-in on $40 million cumulative. Ride Along, a second Film starring Kevin Hart in the Top Ten, garners $4.6 million at number eight, now in its sixth week out.
After debuting at number seven last weekend, Romantic-Drama Winter’s Tale rounds-out the Top Ten for Warner Bros. with $2.1 million. In two weeks, it has grossed an impressive $11 million across North America.
Few can dispute that The Lego Movie was a deserving Winner at the Box Office this weekend, debuting with a record-setting (for an Animated Feature) $69 million from 3,775 theatres for Warner Bros. The 3-D Offering featuring an All-Star Cast of Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Alison Brie, unseats the three-week reign of Ride Along. Critics gave it an outstanding 97% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes, in addition to a coveted A CinemaScore.
Despite being panned by Critics, The Monuments Men from Sony Pictures had enough Starpower to drive Moviegoers to the theatres. The World War II-Dramedy starring George Clooney, John Goodman, Matt Damon and Jean Dujardin earned $22.7 million in its debut after multiple rescheduled release dates, landing it in second spot. Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore, while it mustered 33% from Critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Ride Along still continues to perform strong in third with $8.9 million in its fourth week for Universal Pictures, just surpassing the $100-million mark in North America. Disney‘s Frozen is right behind in fourth with $6 million in its twelfth week out amazingly.
That Awkward Moment finds itself in sixth spot in its second week of release for Focus Features/VVS Films, earning $6 million for a total of $16 million grossed thus far domestically.
Vampire Academy debuts in seventh spot for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films with $3.8 million. Critics gave it an 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Audiences gave it a forgiving B- CinemaScore.
Labor Day rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million for Paramount Pictures and likely will be a factor as one of the few Romantic options available for Moviegoers heading into Valentine’s Day.
For the third week in-a-row, Universal Pictures reigns supreme with Ride Along, dominating a tepid weekend at the Box Office with $12.3 million in this its third week of release from 2,867 theatres, as it closes-in on the $100-mark in North America.
Frozen continues to be a model of resilience, in second spot this weekend in this its $9.3 million for Disney. The Animated Feature is now in its eleventh week of release and got a boost from the release of its Singalong version which allows Fans to sing to the Music of the Film with the guidance of a magical snowflake on-screen.
Debuting in third spot is Rom-Com,That Awkward Moment starring Zac Efron, with $9 million from 2,809 theatres for Focus Features/VVS Films. Made for only $8 million, the Film already has recouped its production costs and should be a presence into Valentine’s Day; Efron also produced the Project. Critics gave it only 23% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.
Frozen continues to be a model of resilience, in second spot this weekend in this its $9.5 million for Disney. The Animated Feature is now in its eleventh week of release and got a boost from the release of its Singalong version which allows Fans to sing to the Music of the Film with the guidance of a magical snowflake on-screen.
The Nut Job finds itself in fourth spot this weekend with $7.6 million for eOne Films/Open Road Films, now in its third week out. Giving Families another option at the Movies, the Animated Feature is closing-in on the $50-million mark.
Lone Survivor like its name suggests is determined to survive at the Box Office, in its fifth week of release garnering $7.1 million for eOne Films/Universal Pictures.
Labor Day debuts in seventh spot for Paramount Pictures, the Romantic-Thriller garnering $5.3 million from 2,589 theatres. Critics hammered down on the Film with a 32% rating on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
I, Frankenstein rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.5 million from 2,753 theatres in its second week for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.
For the second week in-a-row, Ride Along dominates the North American Box Office, earning $21.2 million for Universal Pictures. The Comedy starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, just crossed the $75-million mark domestically.
War-Action/Drama,Lone Survivor, shows no signs of stopping, in second spot with $12.6 million for eOne Films/Universal Pictures, repeating last week’s order of finish behind Ride Along. The Film starring and produced by Mark Wahlberg likely will surpass the $100-million mark later this week.
Animated Feature,The Nut Job, finds itself in third spot for Open Road Films/eOne Films with $12.3 million in its second week out.
Frozen continues to show amazing resilience just like the sub-zero temperatures we are experience, landing in fourth this weekend for Disney with $9 million in its tenth week of release.
I, Frankenstein debuts in fifth spot with $8.2 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, with less-than-great Reviews at 5% on the Tomatometer and a much more forgiving B CinemaScore from Audiences.
August: Osage County continues to perform solidly in eighth spot with $5.04 million for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films, now in its fifth week out.
Oscar Contender The Wolf of Wall Street continues to benefit from its Awards buzz, in ninth this weekend with $5 million for Paramount Pictures.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is Devil’s Due from 20th Century Fox, with $2.7 million.
Exceeding expectations of many this weekend is Ride Along, getting a timely Martin Luther King Day weekend release from Universal Pictures, raking-in a record-setting $47.8 million for the Holiday in its debut! The Action-Comedy starring Ice Cube and Funnyman Kevin Hart brought-on the laughs from its Audience with an A CinemaScore, although Critics agreed it wasn’t as stellar with a 16% rating on the Tomatometer.
After a huge debut last weekend, Lone Survivor slips to second spot for Universal Pictures/eOne Films with $23 million from 2,989 theatres. In just two weeks, the Film has grossed $55 million, undoubtedly boosted earlier this week by its wins at the Critics Choice Awards, including Best Action Film.
The Nut Job opens this weekend with a solid $20 million for Open Road Films/eOne Films. Made for $45 million, the Canadian/South Korean/American Animated-Feature starring Will Arnett didn’t get much love critically, but Audiences reacted well giving it a B CinemaScore.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens in fourth spot with $16.5 million for Paramount Pictures, the fifth Film in the Franchise of Tom Clancy Adaptations starring Chris Pine. Reviews have been decent for the Film, tallying-in at 61% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.
American Hustle sees a nice boost this weekend with $10 million grossed from 2,204 theatres for Sony Pictures/eOne Films – good enough for sixth spot – undoubtedly from all its exposure last week winning three Golden Globe Awards where it won Motion Picture – Comedy.
Devil’s Due debuts in seventh spot with $8.4 million from 2,544 theatres for 20th Century Fox, the Horror Film garnering 19% on the Tomatometer and an equally unforgiving D+ CinemaScore.
Spike Jonze’s Her rounds-out the Top Ten for Warner Bros. with $4 million from 1,729 theatres in its fifth week of release.