Sunday, January 29, 2017

Weekend Box-Office: SPLIT Dominates Against A DOG'S PURPOSE and RESIDENT EVIL 6


For a second consecutive weekend, "Split" dominated the box-office and held back newcomers that included the canine dramedy "A Dog's Purpose" and the sequel "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter"

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

"Split" continues its impressive performance, dropping only 34% in its second weekend and earning $26.2 million. The film has now reached a domestic total of $77.9 million, to which it adds another $23.7 million from overseas markets. That's amazing considering the film's $9 million budget and a great comeback for writer/director M. Night Shyamalan.

In second place we have newcomer "A Dog's Purpose", which opened with $18.3 million, a solid result considering the film was plagued by controvery in the week before its release. Even though the critics didn't like it (33% on Rotten Tomatoes), it managed to find an audience, as CinemaScore gave it an "A". The film's production budget is estimated at $22 million, so the film should turn a profit very soon.

Screen Gem's action horror sequel "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" finished its opening weekend run in fourth place with $13.8 million, the weakest debut in the entire six-film franchise. It was run over by "Hidden Figures", which narrowly secured a third place position by a margin of only $0.2 million and crossed the $100 million milestone.

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" scored a much healthier $64.5 million internationally, and it only cost $40 million to produce, so it's a sure thing that they're going to get some profit out of it. Also, the franchise has crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide for all six films. "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" received surprisingly mixed reviews from critcs (41% on Rotten Tomatoes) who usually hate this kind of movie with a passion, and also received a decent "B" from CinemaScore.

The Top 5 is rounded up by "La La Land", which expanded further as the film received 14 Oscar nominations. It grossed $12 million over the weekend and has brought in $106.5 million domestically and another $117 million internationally.

Unfortunately, Matthew McConaughey's new film "Gold", which boasts a career-best performance from the actor, barely made it into the Top 10. It finished in tenth place with $3.47 million from 2,166 theaters. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics (38% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a discouraging "B-" on CinemaScore.

New Wide Releases: "A Dog's Purpose", "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter", "Gold".

Biggest Drop : "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" (-59%)

Smallest Drop : "Hidden Figures" (-11%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Split $26.2M $77.9M $23.7M $9M
2 A Dog's Purpose $18.3M $18.3M $5M $22M
3 Hidden Figures $14M $104M $0.8M $25M
4 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter $13.8M $13.8M $64.5M $40M
5 La La Land $12M $106.5M $117M $30M
6 xXx: Return of Xander Cage $8.2M $33.4M $55.5M $85M
7 Sing $6.2M $257.4M $206.3M $75M
8 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $5.1M $520M $510M $200M
9 Monster Trucks $4.1M $28.1M $19.4M $125M
10 Gold $3.4M $3.4M N/A $M


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