For a second straight weekend, it’s THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES, taking top spot at the Box Office, dominating U.S. Thanksgiving weekend with $29 million Friday to Sunday, from 3,776 theatres for Lionsgate/Cineplex Pictures, already surpassing $100 million domestically.
Debuting in second is Disney’s WISH with $20.5 million from 3,900 theatres. It gets 50% on the Tomatometer.
Third is NAPOLEON with $19.6 million from 3,500 theatres for Apple Original Films/Sony Pictures with 62% on the Tomatometer for Director Sir Ridley Scott.
TROLLS BAND TOGETHER gets fourth with $15.4 million from 3,870 theatres for Universal Pictures, a two week run of $62.3 million.
Rounding it all out is THANKSGIVING with $10 million from 3,204 theatres for Sony Pictures.
THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES has a respectable debut this weekend with $44 million from 3,776 theatres for Lionsgate/Cineplex Pictures. This Prequel, made for $100 million, gets 60% on the Tomatometer and while far off the Franchise best with 2013’s Catching Fire openining with $158 million, times are very different right as Hollywood is navigating its way out of the SAG-AFTRA strike.
TROLLS BAND TOGETHER debuts in second spot with $30.6 million from 3,870 theatres for Universal Pictures, garnering 59% on the Tomatometer. Best opening in the Franchise still goes to 2016’s TROLLS with $46 million.
THE MARVELS lands in third in its second weekend with $10.2 million from 4,030 theatres for Disney, a two week domestic total of $67 million.
Toronto-made THANKSGIVING debuts with $10 million from 3,204 theatres for Sony Pictures, nabbing an impressive 86% on the Tomatometer for Director Eli Roth.
FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S rounds out the Top Five with $3.5 million, a total $132 million grossed over four weekends for Universal Pictures.
Is that Cranberry Sauce or blood? Those of us who loved 2007’s GRINDHOUSE will have very fond memories of this mock Horror Trailer from Eli Roth. THANKSGIVING, co-written together with Jeff Rendell and directed by Roth, is now in production in and around Greater Toronto. The Film is a Holiday Horror set during Thanksgiving, where a slasher visits a small Massachussetts town with intention to make a carvery out of the town and its inhabitants.
See below for the idea that started it all!
Production recently head to Hamilton and then to Port Perry where we were able to see filming take place along its charming downtown Queen Street district. Filming is headed next to Pickering as well. The Horror stars Patrick Dempsey, Nell Verlaque, Rick Hoffman, Gina Gershon, Milo Manheim and TikTok sensation Addison Rae.
Rae drew huge crowds of teens from a nearby high school to watch filming and loud cheers could be heard errupting as she came over to say “hi” to her young fans and stopping for Selfies. We bet Port Perry hasn’t ever gotten this lucky in a bit! Hell, it’s been a while since Toronto’s gotten anything this cool! Dempsey was spotted being friendly in-character as a deputy, outside a Canada Post location transformed into a police station.
Production wraps April on THANKSGIVING, and Sony Pictures is set to release. Wondering if its release might be timed around turkey season?! It