Battle at the Box Office 3/16
Disney’s latest relaunch of one of their classics had a massive debut at the box office with Cinderella making over $70 million, more than all the other movies combined. It’s slightly higher than last year’s Maleficent but not quite up to the level of Oz the Great and Powerful or $1 billion making Alice in Wonderland.
Liam Neeson’s latest, Run All Night, had a slightly low debut for Neeson’s action career. It was way off from the last team up of Neeson and Jaume Collet-Sera, Non-Stop, which made $28.9 million compared to Run All Night’s $11 million and it’s also lower than the slow starting A Walk Among the Tombstones last year. It has pretty good word of mouth but there’s some possibly stiff competition this coming weekend.
Kingsman took third with another $6.2 million, putting it over $107 million for it’s five weeks out.
Focus and Chappie rounded out the top five, with the latter dropping from it’s first place weekend last week by losing about 57% of it’s take and making $5.8 million.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel got another 450 theaters to it’s run but plummeted from third to sixth with only $5.7 million.
American Sniper jumped back into the top ten after being eleventh last week, getting ninth this weekend with $2.9 million and adding to it’s take that is the highest of 2014.
In very limited release, It Follows, playing in four theaters, made $163,000 or $40,800, which is very strong and it should hopefully expand to more theaters in the coming weeks, especially because of it’s fantastic reviews.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.