Defending the #1 spot is "American Sniper" for the third week in a row earning another 31.9 million and now just shy of 250 mil cume. It should get that sometime tomorrow and is now on the road to 300 mil! Holding on to #2 is "Paddington" with another 8.5 mil as it just hit the 50 mil mark. New at #3 is "Project Almanac" with a very disappointing 8.5 mil for its debut, below all expectations. New at #4 is "Black or White" with only 6.5 mil and also way below most expectations. Rounding off the top 5 is "The Boy Next Door" with an extra 6 mil and might just be the last time we see it in the top 5.
New movies that did not make the top 5:
Just one this week as the disappointing "The Loft" comes in at #10 with only 2.9 mil. The studio continues to struggle trying to find anything to break through. This was expected to do some business but sadly completely off the mark.
New movies next week:
Three new movies this week all with pretty wide screen counts. Up first is "Jupiter Ascending" with about 3200 screens and word-of-mouth is negative on this one. The high bill of special effects behind this movie may not help it. Expected to open in the mid teen range. Up next is "Seventh Son" with almost 3000 screens and should open in the low teens. Last but not least is "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" with over 3500 screens. This has an immense commercial popularity and should hit 30 mil pretty easily.
*numbers sourced by Box Office Analyst