Monday, June 20, 2016

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: 'Finding Dory' Makes A Big Splash With $135M Opening

Welcome to WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss this weekends box office results.  The TOP 3 films for the weekend of June 17-19 were Finding Dory, Central Intelligence, and The Conjuring 2.

Let's take a look at this week's box office results:


The biggest thing this week, hands down, is the mega opening for Finding Dory.  Bringing in over $135 million in its opening weekend, it broke records, and will hopefully serve as a sign of good things to come from one of the best animation studios around.



The newest film from animation juggernaut PIXAR and long-awaited sequel, Finding Dory, hit theaters this weekend with a bang.  Bringing in an astonishing $135 million, it nearly doubled that of Finding Nemo's $70.2 million opening back in 2003, giving it the honor of breaking the record for largest opening for an animated feature.  Combined with it's foreign grosses, Finding Dory pulled in a worldwide total of $185.7 million.


The other film to open this week was the Kevin Hart/Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson comedy, Central Intelligence, which brought in a respectable $35.5 million.  Combined with it's foreign grosses, the film managed a worldwide total of $42.7 million on a $50 million production budget.  If it can continue to do well, I have no doubt we will see a sequel in the near future.


The newest film by horror master James Wan, The Conjuring 2, took a bit of a dip at the box office this weekend, bringing in $14.9 million, a drop of 63.2% from last week.  This puts its domestic total at $71.1 million, with a worldwide total of $188.6 million on a modest $40 million production budget.  The studio has already green lit a spinoff about the demon nun, and will no doubt go forward with The Conjuring 3.


#1 - Finding Dory - $135,060,273

#2 - Central Intelligence - $35,535,250

#3 - The Conjuring 2 - $14,880,050

#4 - Now You See Me 2 - $9,373,379

#5 - Warcraft - $7,241,430

#6 - X-Men: Apocalypse - $5,309,290

#7 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows - $5,251,531

#8 - Alice Through The Looking Glass - $4,290,760

#9 - Me Before You - $3,911,175

#10 - Captain America: Civil War - $2,331,622

Join us next week for another edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP!  Which movies will be on top?  Which movies will under perform?  Check us out right here for the scoop!

Opening this Friday (6/24):

~ Independence Day: Resurgence
~ The Shallows
~ Free State of Jones
~ The Neon Demon

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