#BOXOFFICE: “LONE SURVIVOR” ALONE AT THE THE TOP IN DEBUT
Lone Survivor finds itself alone at the top of the Box Office this weekend, besting the competition with an impressive $38.5 million from 2,876 theatres for Universal Pictures/eOne Films. The Film, based on the Story of Hero Marcus Luttrell and made for $50 million, is well on its way to recouping its production costs quickly. Produced by and starring Mark Wahlberg, who also stars in it, the War-Drama earn an outstanding A+ CinemaScore from Audiences, while Critics gave it 73% on the Tomatometer.
Disney‘s Frozen meanwhile in its eighth week finally gets dethroned after a multi-week reign, earning $15 million this weekend. The Animated Feature just recently surpassed the $300-million mark in North America.
The Wolf of Wall Street, seems to have struck-up quite a bit of controversy surrounding its depiction of greed, corruption and chauvinism, but this isn’t stopping Moviegoers from seeing it. In its third week out, it brings-in $9 million for Paramount Pictures, placing it in third spot.
A debuting The Legend of Hercules lands in fourth iwith $8.6 million for Lionsgate Films. The Action-Fantasy which has yet to be released in Canada, garnered a paltry 2% from Critics on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
Former Champ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug slips to fifth spot with $7.9 million this weekend for Warner Bros.
August: Osage County debuts in sixth spot for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films with $7.3 million, expanding well to 900 theatres across North America this weekend. The Film which is in-contention for Awards in acting categories especially for Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, received a 65% rating on the Tomatometer.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, rounds-out the Top Ten with $5.8 million for Paramount Pictures in its fourth week.