Buzz has enormous for STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, but nobody would product a debut this huge. The Musical Biopic about N.W.A. opens right at the top to staggering numbers, a $59.4 million debut from 2,757 theatres for Universal Pictures. Reviews peg the Film at 88% on the Tomatometer while Audiences gave the Film by F. Gary Gray, an A CinemaScore.
Two-week champ MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION slips to second with $17 million for Paramount Pictures. In three weeks it has grossed $138 million domestically.
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. opens in third with $13.6 million from Warner Bros., from 3,686 theatres. Reviews for the Reboot of the TV Series of the same name have been veering to the positive with 67% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore. The Ensemble Cast landed in Toronto earlier this week in a jet-set Promo Tour. More here.
FANTASTIC FOUR lands in fourth this weekend with $7.9 million for 20th Century Fox. In two weeks it has earned $41 million.
THE GIFT is in fifth spot this weekend, in its second week out with $6.1 million for SFX Entertaiment/D Films. Thus far it has made $23.2 million.
TRAINWRECK still is going strong in its fifth week out with $3.8 million for Universal Pictures, rounding-out the Top Ten. The Critical success is verging on the $100-million-mark in North America.
Mission accomplished!MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION makes a smashing debut at the Box Office with $52 million from 3,956 theatres for Paramount Pictures! Compared to its Predecessors, it rates second among the popular Franchise only behind 2000’s MISSION POSSIBLE II, which opened with $57 million. Critics adored this latest installment which places a still highly-bankable Tom Cruise opposite Swedish-born Actress Rebecca Ferguson, giving it 92% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
VACATION opens in second with $14 million from 3,411 theatres for Warner Bros. This latest installment of the National Lampoon’s Franchise is the biggest opening for the Series, which dates all the way back to 1983. Critics gave the Comedy starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate a 23% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
ANT-MAN in its third week out earns $12.4 million for Disney/Marvel, from 3,322 theatres. Thus far it has grossed $183 million.
MINIONS ranks fourth this weekend with $12.1 million for Universal Pictures in its fourth week out. It has made $283 million this far domestically.
PIXELS places fifth for Sony Pictures with $10.1 million in its second week out, just ahead of TRAINWRECK with $9.7 million for Universal Pictures.
JURASSIC WORLD still is going strong, hanging-on to the Top Ten with $3.6 million in tenth spot. In eight weeks it has banked $631 million for Universal Pictures.
For a second consecutive week, ANT-MAN steals the show at the Box Office with $24.7 million across North America from 3,868 theatres for Disney/Marvel. The Action-Fantasy starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas edges-out some pretty stiff competition from debuting Films this weekend.
Opening in second is Toronto-filmed PIXELS from Sony, with $24 million. The ’80s-inspired Action-Comedy starring Adam Sandler played at 3,723 theatres across North America. Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore, while Critics hammered it with an 18% on the Tomatometer.
MINIONS in its third week pulls-in $22 million for Universal Pictures, now in its third week. Thus far it has grossed $261 million domestically.
TRAINWRECK in its fourth week earns $17 million for Universal Pictures. The Comedy starring Comedienne Amy Schumer made headlines after a shooting had taken place during a showing of the Film in Louisiana last week but this certainly did not deter supportive Moviegoers. It now has tallied-in at $61 million in just two weeks.
SOUTHPAW opens in fifth with $16 million from 2,772 theatres for The Weinstein Co./eOne Films. Critics didn’t think much of it with a mixed 58% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences absolutely loved the Boxing Drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, giving it an A CinemaScore, which will help its word of mouth.
PAPER TOWNS marks Supermodel Cara Delevingne‘s first starring role in a wide release, opening with $12.5 million from 3,031 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics had mixed feelings about the Novel Adaptation with a 57% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore.
TERMINATOR: GENISYS rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.4 million for Paramount Pictures, now in its fourth week out. It has made $85 million in its domestic run.
Although expectations were modest, ANT-MAN would take the top of the Box Office this weekend with a solid $56 million debut for Disney/Marvel, from 3,856 theatres. Of course this is off the mark of other franchise debuts from the Studio like Iron Man ($98 million in 2008), Captain America ($65 million in 2011), Thor ($65 million in 2011), Avengers ($207 million in 2012). Critics nonetheless were please with a 79% on the Tomatometer and Audiences also would give it an A CinemaScore, which should bode well for a bit of traffic in following weeks due to word of mouth.
In second this weekend was last week’s Champ, MINIONS with $50 million in its second week out from 4,311 theatres for Universal Pictures. Cumulatively it has earned $216 million domestically so far.
TRAINWRECK is a warm debut for Comedienne Amy Schumer into the world of Cinema, opening in third with $30 million from 3,158 theatres for Universal Pictures. Critics were impressed with an 85% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
INSIDE OUT shows incredibly staying power in fourth with $11.2 million for Disney/Pixar, now in its fifth week of release.
JURASSIC WORLD slips to fifth spot in its sixth week out with $11.4 million for Universal Pictures, surpassing $611 million domestically.
Rounding-out the Top Ten this weekend is MR. HOLMES, opening in 363 theatres across North America with $2.4 million. Critics approved with 85% on the Tomatometer for the Thriller starring Sir Ian McKellen and helmed by The Twilight Saga Director Bill Condon.
The World is in love with Funnywoman Amy Schumer right now. Here’s your chance to see her first in the hilarious new Rom-Com, TRAINWRECK! Passes are available in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg and Edmonton! Screenings take place Wednesday, July 15, 2015.
Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Amy Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
TRAINWRECK stars Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Brie Larson, John Cena, Tilda Swinton and LeBron James; Judd Apatow directs.
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Universal Pictures Canada release TRAINWRECKFriday, July 17, 2015.
Judd Apatow never disappoints us. To be honest, we aren’t v. familiar with the work of Comedienne Amy Schumer, but once glance at this and we’re already a Fan! A brand new Trailer for what could be the Rom-Com of Summer ’15 – TRAINWRECK – has just surfaced. Apatow helms and we are happy to see SNL Alumni BillHader getting that Leading Man status he deserves.
A magazine writer (Amy Schumer) who was raised to believe that monogamy isn’t realistic finds herself falling for the subject of the article she’s writing, a successful sports doctor (Bill Hader).
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Universal Pictures Canada release TRAINWRECK on Friday, July 17, 2015.