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Up against a somewhat unexciting Super Bowl 50, DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 held onto #1 while the Coen Bros’ Hail, Caesar! managed to surpass expectations to claim second place, leaving its fellow new releases in the dust.
Sophomore Kung Fu Panda 3 will easily take keep the top spot against Super Bowl 50, while new entries Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Hail, Caesar!, and The Choice will cluster around $8-10 million for a tight battle with holdovers The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Audiences hungry for a fun, well-reviewed pic flocked to Kung Fu Panda 3 this weekend, earning the animated sequel enough to easily knock out the rest of the competition and claim the top spot at the box office.
With the East Coast dug out from last week’s snow, no major NFL playoff games, and little competition from holdovers or new offerings, Kung Fu Panda 3 is set up for a big and unrivaled win at the box office.
With the East Coast buried under more than two feet of snow thanks to winter storm Jonas, The Revenant finally managed to take the top spot in its third week of wide release.
This weekend’s numbers may not be as nail-biting as last week’s, but there’s still room for a box office surprise. Ride Along 2 and The Revenant will maintain their positions easily against new entries Dirty Grandpa, The 5th Wave, and The Boy, which will all struggle to compete with Star Wars.
The Revenant continues to outperform expectations. After almost knocking The Force Awakens out of the top spot last week, the Golden Globe Best Picture Drama winner came close to overtaking presumed box office champ Ride Along 2.
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube will ride away with the top spot at the box office this weekend, leaving Star Wars: The Force Awakens to fend off Best Picture nominee The Revenant.
The Revenant was feeling not only the Golden Globes love this weekend, but basking in the love of moviegoers nationwide as it opened with a stunning $39.8 million. This marks the 4th largest opening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s career, falling just shy of Shutter Island‘s $41 million in 2010.
It’d be tough at this point to find a record that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hasn’t broken. From the biggest opening day with $119 million to the biggest opening weekend with $248 million, not to mention crossing the $1 billion worldwide mark in a meager 12 days, there’s no question as to whether it’ll continue to top the box office.
The Force Awakens has topped the $100 million mark for pre-sales through the end of 2015, and over half of that is for opening weekend. We have analysis on what could very well be the biggest blockbuster of all time. Plus in our reader poll, what film will knock Star Wars out of #1?
This is the final weekend any movie in theaters has to pull in the cash before The Force Awakens premieres and crushes all lesser movies in its path. Will Mockingjay bow to the Moby Dick-inspired In the Heart of the Sea?
While The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 will certainly roost in first, it’ll be fighting to keep The Good Dinosaur at bay. And the last Pixar film to open in November was The Incredibles, which made $70.5 million its first weekend in 2004.
It’s neck and neck this weekend between Bond and Brown as Spectre and The Peanuts Movie battle for the coveted top spot. Though Spectre didn’t perform as well as its predecessor Skyfall and has received mixed reviews, we’re betting that ole 007 has enough juice to carry in another win.
We all know Spectre’s going to win the weekend. It’s already broken box office records in the UK, and pulled in $80.4 million in less than a week in only the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and the Netherlands— $63.8 million of that in Britain alone. The question on everyone’s minds, especially Sony’s, is if it can trounce Skyfall’s numbers from 2012.
Coming off the worst weekend of the year, it just feels like the whole town’s holding their breath for Spectre, and the numbers overseas are looking promising for a domestic box office revival. The Martian remained in 1st with another $11.7 million, dropping only 26% in its 5th weekend out.
The Martian will reign for its 5th weekend, seeing a dip of only 25-30%, comparable to last week. Goosebumps will still see some boosts from the festivities, but newcomers Burnt, Our Brand is Crisis, and Scouts Guide to The Zombie Apocalypse are in for some truly scary returns.
Hollywood might’ve thought they were past the box office slump of the late-summer, but this weekend proved everyone wrong. Only The Martian impressed, pulling out all the stops to fall only 26% and win back 1st place with $15.7 million in its 4th weekend.
Much as its subject did in life, Steve Jobs will dominate this weekend. In a year where Universal needs no extra help, Jobs will be, if nothing else, the icing on the cake. Newcomer The Last Witch Hunter will be fighting Goosebumps for that 2nd place slot, but it doesn’t really stand a chance.
The Martian will finally face some competition from newcomer Bridge of Spies. Spies and The Martian will be fighting for the same adult audience, but if Goosebumps takes #1, it’ll be because of parents, as The Martian is still tracking high with everyone else.
Pan performed about as well as could be expected with $15.3 million, and negative word of mouth is leaving this $150 million flop in the hands of the overseas box office.
The Martian has being doing stellar since the last time we checked in with it and, as of yesterday, is lagging behind Gravity‘s daily numbers by roughly $6 million. Currently sitting at $67.9 million domestically, The Martian is prepped to just cross the $100 million line this weekend with around a 35% drop and another $35.3 million.
Turns out the world loves The Martian just as much as TIFF did, and for good reason. Worldwide, it’s drawn in $98.9 million so far, and with little competition it’ll keep on dominating the box office for now.
It feels like everyone’s just been waiting for The Martian to open, and inventive advertising has made us even more eager to see Matt Damon’s eternal hopefulness on the big screen this weekend. Similarly-themed stranded-in-space flick Gravityopened to the tune of $55.8 million in 2013, and Fox hopes The Martian can best or beat those numbers.
Come this Friday, Hotel Transylvania 2 will be battling it out with Everest, but families will be the driving force behind the former’s weekend win. Not since Minions has there been a wide-release animated family movie, and it’s tracking high, even for a sequel.
It was a close race between Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and its predecessor, with Scorch Trials falling behind day-by-day as well as over its opening weekend. Black Mass performed with an expected $22.6 million, leaving a little to be desired with a reported $53 million budget and not much movement in foreign markets.
Pre-ticket sales for both Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and fellow opener Black Mass have been close so far, but Scorch Trials will win out simply thanks to better marketing and a wider audience. And Scorch Trials is shaping up to be big, at least in comparison to recent box office numbers.
It was a long fall to 3rd place, with War Room making less than a third of what The Visit pulled in. The faith-based family film sits at $39.6 million domestically, surpassing both writer-director Alex Kendrick’s previous successes Courageous and Fireproof.
In a weekend of thriller releases, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit opens alongside The Perfect Guy. The newcomers will claim the top 2 spots, simply from a lack of other options at the theater.
In an unexpected upset, War Room seems to have gotten some heavenly help to reach the #1 spot this Labor Day weekend. Officially keeping Straight Outta Compton from holding onto first place for a solid month, the faith-based film saw a minimal 16% drop from last week and pulled in just shy of $9.5 million in its second weekend.