February 10-12 Box Office Results

This was as crazy weekend in the world of movie releases. It was the first weekend in 2017 where three major films where released all in the same weekend and competing for the number one spot.  All newly released films did make it into the top three spots, and it is about how most predicted it would be.

The kid friendly film, The LEGO Batman Movie, made it into the number one spot with just over $50 Million – no shock to anybody there.  It’s marketing campaign was knocking it out of the park since day one.

In second place is Fifty Shades Darker, once again, this is not a shock to anybody.  With the success of the book series, and with the financial success of the first movie, it is not a surprise that the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel made it into the second spot behind The LEGO Batman movie. However, Fifty Shades of Grey made over $85 million on its opening weekend, and it had a 73% drop between its first and second weekend.  Fifty Shades Darker barely made over half of what its predecessor did, and it is not out of the realm of possibilities that it has a similar drop off.  It will be interesting to see where it ends up in the coming weeks.

Falling in the 3rd slot for this past weekend is John Wick: Chapter Two. Now, opposite of the film sitting just above it in the Box Office, John Wick: Chapter Two made more money in its opening weekend than its predecessor.  John Wick only made $14 Million in its opening weekend, meaning that John Wick: Chapter Two made more than doubled what the first film in the franchise did.  Which is awesome!  So while it is sitting below two more films this past weekend, when breaking down the financial stats it is sitting just fine in its opening weekend.

Check out the rest of the Box Office results below!

No 1. The LEGO Batman Movie – $52,003,468 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. Fifty Shades Darker – $46,607,250 in its first weekend of release.

No 3. John Wick: Chapter Two – $30,436,123 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. Split – $9,525,935. Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $112,498,205

No 5. Hidden Figures – $8,002,670.  Bringing its total gross in its 8th weekend to 131,454,920. Continue reading “February 10-12 Box Office Results”

Chris Rock to Host the 2016 Oscars

Well folks, it’s official. Comedian Chris Rock will host the 88th annual Academy Awards. Rock confirmed the news himself Wednesday morning (October 21st) on Twitter with a brief message: “Look who’s back. #Oscars,” he wrote alongside a photo of him holding the golden statue.

Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin said, “Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry …. comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, documentarian — he’s done it all. He’s going to be a phenomenal Oscar host!”

Rock hosted the show a decade ago when Clint Eastwood‘s  Million Dollar Baby walked away with the Best Picture prize.

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