Dreamworks’ latest animated feature Home easily took the top spot at the box office with $54 million, close to but a little lower than recent animated movies like Spongebob: Sponge out of Water and Big Hero 6. It’s the highest debut since Dreamworks joined up with Fox in 2013 and one of the highest non-sequel debuts for Dreamworks.
Get Hard took second with $34 million, which was the third best live-action debut for Will Ferrell and the second best opening for Kevin Hart. Word of mouth is OK and the reviews are bad and Furious 7 is going to steamroll everything this coming weekend, so this could have a massive drop off, although it’s the only big R rated comedy in theaters.
Insurgent dropped from first to third with a 57% drop off from last weekend, taking in another $22 million and putting it over $86 million for it’s two weeks out.
Cinderella dropped to fourth with $17.5 million and it’s crossed over $150 million for it’s three weeks out.
Indie horror hit It Follows expanded wide this weekend and took fifth with $4 million. The movie was originally going to be on VOD this past weekend but it’s limited release performance and word of mouth made Radius TWC move it to a nationwide release and it’s going to even more theaters this coming weekend
The Gunman took a massive fall and dropped from fourth to tenth with only $2 million in it’s second weekend and probably confirming this is the first and last time we’ll see action hero Sean Penn. Run All Night took a pretty big tumble as well, although it’s in it’s third week of release.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.