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This weekend, Tyler Perry beat Tom Cruise for the box office crown when Boo! A Madea Halloween took home $28.5 million, far more than anyone was expecting, and one of the largest opening weekends for a film about Perry’s Madea character.
Movie star Tom Cruise is back at it again with a sequel to his 2012 film Jack Reacher, based on Lee Child’s novel One Shot. After the surprisingly generous opening The Accountant received last weekend, which could likely be attributed to Ben Affleck’s draw, at least somewhat, it’s no small feat to think Cruise will be able to do the same this weekend.
It looks like some of the people expected to see Kevin Hart: What Now? ended up opting for one of two thrillers playing in theaters right now: The Accountant and The Girl on the Train. The former hit it out of the park in its opening weekend, making nearly $10 million more than expected.
Ben Affleck has always had a relatively good box office draw for his wide release films and while his latest film, The Accountant, won’t be on the higher end of the spectrum, it should be able to snag first place and earn some decent numbers. Plus: what other titles will make it into the top five this weekend.
While some films slightly underperformed this weekend, including the number one film The Girl on the Train, it was still a decent film for box office. Plus, Disney and Pixar’s Finding Dory became the year’s third film to cross the $1 billion threshold, joining two other Disney films.
The Girl on the Train will take first place this weekend, but the two bigger questions are whether or not Hurricane Matthew will affect numbers and how the controversy surrounding The Birth of a Nation will shake out.
Director Tim Burton might be in some hot water with critics and fans for tone-deaf comments last week about the racial makeup of his newest movie, but it didn’t affect audience turnout at all. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, adapted from the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs, opened on the higher end this weekend, making a total of $28.8 million.
Tim Burton, the famed director for his supernatural and darkly quirky aesthetic, is set to be king at the box office this weekend with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The Mark Wahlberg-led disaster film Deepwater Horizon will come in second.
While the numbers might have ended up a little off, the basic lineup of films over the weekend was exactly as predicted. The Magnificent Seven, the new remake from director Antoine Fuqua, opened to a respectable $34.7 million, especially against a budget of $90 million.
This weekend, the cowboys are riding in. Antoine Fuqua’s diverse remake of The Magnificent Seven is set to make a bold entrance in its opening weekend, tracking for an opening between $30 and $40 million, but the real race will be spots four and five.
As expected, Sully continued to dominate in its second weekend. The real surprises came from Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, neither of which did nearly as well as had been expected.
Sully will continue its reign as the number one film this weekend, but there are three new films opening tomorrow and they’ll all make their mark on the box office top five.
Sully, the latest film from Clint Eastwood about real-life pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (played by Tom Hanks), may be about a crash-landing, but the film did anything but in its first weekend in theaters. Instead, the film absolutely soared to an opening of $35 million, well on its way to passing its $60 million budget, and far more than most experts were safely predicting.
This weekend will see a new film (Clint Eastwood’s Sully) claim the number one spot at the domestic box office. In fact, this weekend’s box office will have a lot of new blood, which is refreshing. New films open every week, but the box office has felt particularly stagnant as of late so to see three new titles in the top five is a good sight.
Overall, Labor Day maintained its reputation as a quieter movie weekend, but it still had some surprises to discuss, including Pete’s Dragon surprising jump from sixth to fourth place as it nears a global box office of $100 million. Meanwhile, Don’t Breathe made sure to end the summer movie season on a high note.
Newcomers The Light Between Oceans and Morgan will be able to place in this holiday weekend’s box office top five, but it still won’t be enough to topple Don’t Breathe. Still, the notoriously low-performing weekend won’t have a few surpass $20 million.
As expected, Don’t Breathe, the new horror film from Fede Alvarez, knocked Suicide Squad from first place, but it did so with an unexpectedly high box office. Taking in a little over $26 million in its first three days, the film absolutely shattered expectations and further cemented the horror genre’s domination of the box office this year (alongside animation).
After three weeks of dominating the box office, Suicide Squad is finally about to be dethroned. As we shake off the disappointing summer blockbuster season, smaller, more genre-focused films are bowing into theaters, including this weekend’s inevitable number one, the horror film Don’t Breathe.
Suicide Squad was able to remain on top of the box office results for the third weekend in a row, giving it another accomplishment to add to its growing list. The rest of the films proved some of the most predictable in recent weekends.
Suicide Squad might come out on top for the third week in a row, but that’s the least interesting box office story here. Rather, will Sausage Party maintain its second spot, or will War Dogs ruin that? And will Ben-Hur be able to crack the top five?
Suicide Squad may have taken spot number one as was predicted, but it wasn’t the winner of the weekend. Instead, it turned out to be the surprise hit of the weekend: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s R-rated food-based animated comedy, Sausage Party. It was predicted to make a modest $15-20 million in its opening weekend and ended Sunday evening with $34 million.
Suicide Squad will easily take first place again in this weekend’s box office race, but if it falls too steeply, it could be a bad sign for the future. Plus, expect newcomers Pete’s Dragon and Sausage Party to make some waves.
Suicide Squad may have dominated the weekend, bringing this weekend to its biggest numbers yet, but the sharp drops it suffered from might indicate a larger problem for the film, and the DC Extended Universe at large, going forward.
Before it has even opened domestically, Suicide Squad sits at 28 percent with 149 reviews. But while these reviews are certainly a blow, they won’t stop die-hard fans and those wanting to determine an opinion for themselves from going out to the theater this weekend.
Jason Bourne dominated the box office this weekend with a surprisingly large haul, leaving Star Trek Beyond and Bad Moms to duke it out for second and third place.
After Jeremy Renner’s outing in the Bourne franchise in 2012, Matt Damon is back as the titular character and that fact alone should draw crowds to the action movie this weekend. We predict that Jason Bourne will easily come out on top, beating contenders like Star Trek Beyond and Bad Moms.
Part of the reason Star Trek Beyond fell short here at home is thanks to the crowded summer box office. This is only the sixth weekend on record to have five separate films each gross at least $20 million in the same weekend, after all, and 3rd through 5th place were all very nearly tied.
Another prospective summer tentpole, Star Trek Beyond, bows this weekend after its world premiere at SDCC on Wednesday, though it remains to be seen if it can break out past other live action studio hopefuls that have had lackluster openings this year.
Unfortunately for Sony Pictures, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters made what it was expected to make, rather than meeting its stretch goal. With nearly any other film, this wouldn’t be a cause for concern. But with this reboot of the 1984 comedy classic, there are a few reasons to hesitate over this opening weekend intake.
Paul Feig’s new Ghostbusters reboot arrives in theaters this weekend, and people across the board are waiting on tenterhooks to see where its box office numbers will fall. Plenty of reviews are in for the film, and they’re trending mostly positive. The film has been receiving good word of mouth, which should help it perform slightly above expected.