#BOXOFFICE: “BODYGUARD” FIRES A SECOND WEEK AT #1
It’s a really slow weekend at the Box Office this weekend but repeating again at #1 is THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD with $10.4 million from 3,377 theatres for Lionsgate Films/VVS Films. Over two weeks it earns $40 million in North America.
ANNABELLE: CREATION lands in second again this weekend with $7.7 million for Warner Bros., a three-week total of $78 million for the Doll Horror.
LEAP! debuts in third spot for The Weinstein Co. with $4.8 million from 2,575 theatres. The Animated Feature hasn’t yet opened in Canada. It gets 37% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
WIND RIVER continues to roll, expanding to 2,095 theatres with $3.9 million, a total $9.5 million grossed for the acclaimed Thriller.
BIRTH OF THE DRAGON debuts in seventh with $2.7 million for BH Tilt from 1,618 theatres. It gets 27% on the Tomatometer and an B CinemaScore.
THE EMOJI MOVIE rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.9 million for Sony Pictures. Over five weeks it has just suprassed $75 million domestically.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE DARK TOWER” BRIGHT ON A DIM WEEKEND
Debuting atop the Box Office this weekend on a tepid weekend is Sony Pictures’ THE DARK TOWER with a $19.6 million from 3,451 theatres across North America. The Stephen King adaptation musters only a 19% from Critics on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
Former champion DUNKIRK slips to second this weekend with $17.4 million for Warner Bros. Thus far over three weeks it has grossed $132 million domestically.
In third is Sony Pictures’ THE EMOJI MOVIE with $12.6 million in its second week out. It has earned $49.5 million thus far.
Fourth is Universal Pictures’ hit GIRLS TRIP with $11.5 million in its third week out, surpassing $85.5 million, making it the top-grossing Comedy of the Summer.
KIDNAP debuts in fifth with $10.1 million from 2,378 theatres for eOne Films/Aviron Pictures. The Thriller starring Halle Berry gets a 40% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
DETROIT from Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow, debuts in eighth with $7.3 million from 3,007 theatres for eOne Films/now-distributor Annapurna Pictures. It gets 93% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is DESPICABLE ME 3 with $5.5 million for Universal Pictures in its sixth week.
#BOXOFFICE: “DUNKIRK” ON-TOP A SECOND WEEK
For a second week straight, DUNKIRK tops the Box Office for Warner Bros. with $27.5 million from 3,748 theatres, but if anything it is a narrow victory. Over two weeks, it has grossed $102 million.
THE EMOJI MOVIE debuts a close second with $27 million for Sony Pictures from 4,075 theatres. Critically it gets 6% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
GIRLS TRIP continues with a strong showing with $20 million, good enough for third in its second week out for Universal Pictures. It has made $65 million over two weeks.
ATOMIC BLONDE opens in fourth with $18.3 million for Focus Features/Universal Pictures from 3,305 theatres. It gets 75% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is in firth with $13.6 million now in its fourth week out, a total $278.4 million earned for Sony Pictures.
WONDER WOMAN rounds-out the Top Ten for Warner Bros. with $3.6 million, a total $395 million over nine weeks.
#FIRSTLOOK: FIRST TEASER FOR “THE EMOJI MOVIE”
I admit I had no idea how they were gonna make a full Movie about it, but Sony Pictures have managed to do it! They just released the first teaser for The Emoji Movie today.
THE EMOJI MOVIE unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.
See the Teaser (best viewed on your phone)!
Sony Pictures Canada release THE EMOJI MOVIE Friday, August 4, 2017.
(Photo/video credit: Sony Pictures Canada)