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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Weekend Box-Office: SPLIT #1 Over Super Bowl Weekend As RINGS and THE SPACE BETWEEN US Disappoint

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"Split" scored its third consecutive #1 weekend as newcomers "Rings" and "The Space Between Us" fell short of expectations.

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.


M. Night Shyamalan continues his hot streak with "Split" as the film once again finished at #1 with an estimated $14.6 million, which brings the film's total domestic gross to $98.7 million, to which it adds another $44 million from overseas markets. An amazing feat for a film that only cost $9 million to produce. If it keeps it up, it might just rank among the director's best box-office works, including "The Sixth Sense" and "Signs".

In second place we have the first newcomer, the horror sequel "Rings". The film finished with a modest $13 million, the worst opening  for the franchise, and also received a harsh reception from both critics (5% on Rotten Tomatoes) and moviegoers ("C-" on CinemaScore). In 2002 "The Ring" opened with $15 million, which adjusted for inflation would amount to $22.3 million today, and "The Ring Two" scored $35 million in 2005 ($47 million adjusted). It's not a good sign for a series, and although it will turn a profit eventually, I doubt it will encourage Paramount to green light another sequel.

"A Dog's Purpose" fell to #3 and grossed $10.8 million this weekend, which brings its domestic cume to $32.9 million versus a budget of $22 million. Not bad, especially since it had a big scandal right before it opened in theaters. Anyway, the film has been cleared of its charges of animal abuse and the video released ahead of the film's debut was proven to have been edited to mislead the public (read all about it here).

"Hidden Figures" finished in fourth place with $10.1 million and its domestic gross has almost reached $120 million. "La La Land" rounds up the Top 5 with $7.4 million and a worldwide gross of $268 million

The other new wide release, the sci-fi coming-of-age story "The Space Between Us" opened with only $3.8 million for a #9 finish. That's pretty bad, even if the film has a pretty small $30 million budget. While the film received a good reception from opening day moviegoers ("A-" on CinemaScore), the critics demolished it (18% on Rotten Tomatoes).


New Wide Releases: "Rings", "The Space Between Us".

Biggest Drop : "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" (-67%)

Smallest Drop : "Hidden Figures" (-27%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Split $14.5M $98.7M $44M $9M
2 Rings $13M $13M $15.2M $25M
3 A Dog's Purpose $10.8M $32.9M $9.6M $22M
4 Hidden Figures $10.1M $119.4M $2.7M $25M
5 La La Land $7.4M $118.3M $150M $30M
6 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter $4.5M $21.8M $95.6M $40M
7 Sing $4M $262.9M $224.1M $75M
8 Lion $4M $24.7M $14.1M $12M
9 The Space Between Us $3.8M $3.8M N/A $30M
10 xXx: Return of Xander Cage $3.7M $40M $112.4M $85M




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