Top 5: Weekend Box Office
The latest from J K Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opened this weekend. How did it do up against Marvel's Dr. Strange and Anna Kendrick with Justin Timberlake in Trolls?
Did you see a movie this weekend? Or, are you planning to spend some time over the long holiday weekend at the cineplex? Three new movies opened this weekend.
The Tom Hanks-Ron Howard collaboration on Dan Brown's Inferno dropped out of the top ten. The thriller Shut In starring Naomi Watts and Ben Affleck's The Accountant were the bottom two movies this week. The inspirational Bleed For This with Miles Teller from The Divergent series and last year's Fantastic Four, opened with only $2.4 million. The latest teen angst film, Edge of Seventeen with Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson and Kyra Sedgwick opened seventh with $4.8 million. Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge was sixth, picking up another $6.8 million, for a total of $42.9 million over three weeks.
What were the Top 5 movies this weekend? Have a look:
Almost Christmas, with Danny Glover and Gabrielle Union earned another $7 million. Two weeks in theaters, that's $25.4 million.
"Lois Lane" Amy Adams and "Hawkeye" Jeremy Renner in the sci-fi Arrival picked up another $11.8 million. After two weeks that's $43.4 million.
Trolls, with Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake dropped from second to third this week, adding another $17.5 million for a three-week total of $116.2 million.
After two weeks at Number One, Marvel's Dr. Strange,with Benedict Cumberbatch, was bumped out of the top spot. It only picked up another $17.7 million. It's still doing pretty good, though. After three weeks, it's made $181.5 million.
J K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with Eddie Redmayne, opened in first place this weekend. It did very well overseas, but only made $75 million here in the United States. "Only"! That's a pretty impressive debut. But the concern is that a $75 million debut may not be enough to support a five film franchise. Fantastic Beasts opened better than any of the Harry Potter films overseas, but not better here in America.