Monday, January 4, 2016

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: 'Star Wars' Crushes Another Weekend; 'Hateful Eight' Makes The Top 3


Welcome to WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss this weekends box office results.  The TOP 3 films for the weekend of January 1-3 were Star Wars: The Force AwakensDaddy's Home, and The Hateful Eight.

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


The biggest stand-out of the week is, of course, the mega-juggernaut, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which took the #2 spot on the all-time domestic box office, edging out Titanic.  It also managed to crack the $1.5 billion mark, pushing it closer to the top spot on the worldwide box office.

There were a couple other things that stood out to me this weekend, one of which was The Hateful Eight soaring to the Top 3 in its first week of full release.  The other was Sisters and Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip dropping only 10% each from last week, showing that people are definitely in the mood to watch movies this season.



For the third week in a row, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has dominated the box office, bringing in another $90.2 million and dropping only 39.5% for an impressive domestic total of $742.2 million and a worldwide total of $1.51 billion.  This puts it in the #6 spot at the worldwide box office, and will no doubt hit the #3 spot by next weekend.


Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell's latest team-up, Daddy's Home, managed to hold on to the second spot again this
weekend, right behind the juggernaut of Star Wars, bringing in another $29.2 million.  That puts its domestic total up to $93.9 million and its worldwide total up to $116.4 million.


In its first week in wide release, Quentin Tarantino's latest film, The Hateful Eight, managed to make its way into the Top 3, bringing in $15.7 million for a domestic total of $29 million on a mere $44 million production budget.  And as word spreads about the quality of this film, I have no doubt that this film will continue to make money at the box office.


#1 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - $90,241,673

#2 - Daddy's Home - $29,205,583

#3 - The Hateful Eight - $15,706,645

#4 - Sisters - $12,760,730

#5 - Alvin & the Chipmunks: The Road Chip - $12,071,523

#6 - Joy - $10,210,971

#7 - The Big Short - $9,060,303

#8 - Concussion (2015) - $7,846,281

#9 - Point Break (2015) - $6,845,000

#10 - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 - $4,616,274

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 (1/8):

~ The Revenant (Expanded Release)
~ The Forest
~ The Masked Saint

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