Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR Box Office Report: January 20th

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This weekend saw an impressive and record setting January weekend for the disappointing American Sniper, with a weekend gross of $107 million.  Followed by the overly kid friendly Paddington still able to pick up $25 million, and The Wedding Ringer was only 1 million behind it.  The rest of the field looks much as it did last weekend.  The other new opener this weekend Blackhat qualified as the first bomb of 2015, opening just shy of $4.5 million, with an estimated budget of $70 million.

January 16-19        
TW LW Title Weekend Gross Total Gross Budget Week 
1 21 American Sniper $107,007,215 $110,431,993 $58.80 4
2 N Paddington $25,494,139 $25,494,139 1
3 N The Wedding Ringer $24,042,152 $24,042,152 $23 1
4 1 Taken 3 $17,052,567 $65,839,484 $48 2
5 2 Selma $13,850,087 $31,514,117 $20 4
6 3 Into the Woods $8,705,610 $116,459,279 $50 4
7 6 The Imitation Game $8,016,134 $51,622,442 8
8 4 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $5,979,302 $245,656,417 5
9 7 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb $5,286,986 $106,235,092 $127 5
10 5 Unbroken $5,022,265 $109,364,895 $65 4
11 N Blackhat $4,491,010 $4,491,010 $70 1

Opening this week in theatres:

The Boy Next Door

When a handsome, charming teenager named Noah (Ryan Guzman) moves in next door, newly separated high-school teacher Claire Peterson (Jennifer Lopez) encourages his friendship and engages in a little bit of harmless — or so she thinks — flirtation. Although Noah spends much of the time hanging out with Claire’s son, the teen’s attraction to her is palpable. One night, Claire gives in to temptation and lets Noah seduce her — but when she tries to end the relationship, he turns violent.  Director: Rob Cohen

Mortdecai

Armed with only his good looks and special charm, an art dealer (Johnny Depp) travels the world to find a stolen painting that is rumored to contain the code to a bank account filled with Nazi gold.   Director: David Koepp

Strange Magic

Goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion.  Director: Gary Rydstrom

On Blu-Ray and DVD this week

  • Annabelle
  • The Boxtrolls
  • Coherence
  • The Drop
  • The Green Prince
  • The Internet’s Own Boy
  • Lucy
  • May in the Summer
  • The Pirates
  • Rudderless
  • White Bird in a Blizzard
  • Wolves
  • The Zero Theorem

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