Just wow!JURASSIC WORLD blew away the competition this weekend with a stunning $200-million opening for Universal Pictures. Opening in 3,274 theatres, the Blockbuster bests its three Predecessors in the beloved Franchise in terms of opening. By comparison Jurassic Park 3 managed to make $181 million in its lifetime at the Box Office in 2001. This latest Installment eclipsed that Film already in its opening weekend. Audiences gave it a firm A at CinemaScore, although Critics were a bit shakier on it with a 70% on the Tomatometer.
SPY after a strong debut last weekend for 20th Century Fox, slips to second this week with $15 million. In its run so far domestically it has made $56 million.
SAN ANDREAS lands in third in its third week out with $10 million for Warner Bros. It has grossed $118 million thus far.
INSIDIOUS 3 is in fourth in its second week out with $8 million for Focus Features/eOne Films.
PITCH PERFECT 2 is in fifth with $5.7 million for Universal Pictures, tallying $170 million in five weeks.
LOVE & MERCY plays in only 572 theatres but rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.5 million for Roadside Attractions/eOne Films.
Melissa McCarthy continues to stamp herself Queen of the Box Office, with her latest Comedy, SPY debuting at number one this weekend for 20th Century Fox with $30 million from 3,711 theatres. In fact, since 2011, a remarkable seven out of eight of her Films have debuted in the Top Three, this being her second Film since Identity Theft to debut on-top. In addition to commercial success, Critics adored the Film with remarkable 95% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore only.
SAN ANDREAS in its second week, lands in second with $25 million for Warner Bros. In two weeks it is just shy of the $100-million mark after a smashing debut at number one last week.
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 debuts in third spot with $23 million for Focus Features/eOne Films, from 3,002 theatres. Critics gave it favourable reviews with a 60% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences responded fairly well with a B+ CinemaScore. While a strong showing, this falls short of 2013’s $40 million opening for Chapter 2.
ENTOURAGE: THE MOVIE rewards Fans of the HBO Series handsomely and the Film continuation of the beloved Show, debuts in fourth spot with $18.3 million from 3,108 theatres for Warner Bros. While the Critics were tough on it with a 30% on the Tomatometer, Audiences gave it a decisive “yes” with an A- CinemaScore.
PITCH PERFECT 2 finds itself in fifth $8.5 million for Universal Pictures, now in its fourth week. It now has made $161 million domestically.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is POLTERGEIST with $2.7 million for 20th Century Fox in its third week out. The Horror Remake has made $44 million in its run thus far.
NOTE: These are estimates. Final totals to come Sunday.
If there ever were any doubt that Dwayne Johnson was a big Movie Star, this oughta settle it! SAN ANDREAS debuts at number one this weekend with a stellar $46.5 million for Warner Bros. from 3,777 theatres. As a Leading Actor, this would be his highest debut yet, besting 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which opened with $40.1 million. Critics were on-the-fence with a 49% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences were pleased with an A- CinemaScore.
TOMORROWLAND after debuting on-top last weekend lands in second his weekend with $16.5 million for Disney, from 3,972 theatres. In its two weeks domestically, it has made $64 million.
PITCH PERFECT 2 won’t quit singing in third for Universal Pictures, with $13.9 million in its third week out, well on its way to surpassing $150 million early this week.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD continues to do well in fourth this weekend with $11.6 million for Warner Bros., a three-week tally of $114 million.
ALOHA is Cameron Crowe‘s latest and despite a superb Cast including Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams, it missed he mark among Critics, getting 18% only on the Tomatometer. Audiences were more forgiving with a B- CinemaScore. It opens in 2,815 theatres with $10.4 million, placing sixth.
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD continues to hang-on to the Top Ten with a smart release strategy from Fox Searchlight. In its fifth week out, it has made $1.2 million, good enough for eighth. Thus far in a limited number of theatres, it has made $8.2 million.
HOT PURSUIT rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.1 million for Warner Bros., in its fourth week out. Its total is at $32 million in North America.
The name Carla Gugino might have an odd familiarity to it, but it’s only when you see her face that you recognize the impeccable body of work the Florida-born Actress has built. Not only did she have a recurring role in HBO‘s Entourage (coincidentally her Co-Star Adrian Grenier also is in the City) but also Blockbusters like the Spy Kids Trilogy, American Gangster, Watchmen and Night at the Museum.
Although it isn’t out for another couple weeks, Gugino is in Toronto promoting SAN ANDREAS, a new Action-Disaster Flick in which she stars opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Movie centers around a Rescue Pilot (Johnson) and his Ex-Wife (Gugino) who head to San Francisco to find their Daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a devastating Earthquake hits Los Angeles.
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Gorgeous Gugino was kind to stop amidst her busy Press Day at Breakfast Television, snapping Photos and signing Autographs for Fans. She loved little Billy, giving him a bit of extra love!
If this doesn’t blow your mind, I don’t know what will! A new Trailer for big-budget Disaster Flick SAN ANDREAS has just surfaced and it will “rock” your World. Literally! Figuratively!
After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter.
But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over…it’s just getting started.
See the Trailer:
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release SAN ANDREAS on Friday, May 29, 2015.
(Photo/video credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Canada)