Kyle J. Steenblik

WPR’s Box Office Report: March 30

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What was in the news last week:

The x-Files will return to Fox after 13 years in a six-episode series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Production is due to begin in Vancouver this summer, an air-date has not yet been announced. via Deadline

Anna Kendrick will be working with director Jeffrey Blitz once again on Table 19, a comedy about a group of strangers who are marooned at the misfits table at a destination wedding.  –via Deadline

Bradley Cooper is due to direct the Warner Brothers film A Star is Born. WB is also negotiating to have Cooper star in the film with Beyonce. – via Variety

Idris Elba looks to be the main villain in Star Trek 3.  No details about this role are known, as the script is still under development.  – via Variety

Bryan Singer announced that Lana Condor will be joining the X-Men: Apocalypse cast as Jublee – via Twitter.  Additionally Jennifer Lawrence confirmed Monday that “Apocalypse” will be her last film in the franchise.

Sam Taylor-Johnson will not return to direct Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, Fifty Shades Darker.  A specific reason was not given, but speculation is that her departure is due to creative conflicts with author E.L. James. – via Deadline

Bill Hader has been cast as one of the giants in The BFG directed by Steven Spielberg.  The BFG is based on Roald Dahl’s novel about a little girl who leads a big friendly giant and the Queen of England on an adventure to stop other mean giants from eating people. – via Deadline

Finally, the BBC has announced that Maisie Williams will guest star in the upcoming series of Doctor Who this fall.  Comedian and actor Rufus Hound also joins the guest cast alongside Tom Stourton, Ariyon Bakare, Simon Lipkin, Ian Conningham, Murray McArthur, Barnaby Kay, John Voce, and Struan Rodger.

Box Office Results March 27-29

DreamWork’s Home surprised everyone with a very strong $52 million opening weekend, certainly much stronger than we had anticipated.  Get Hard managed to convince $33.8 million worth of an audience to spend far too long enduring gay jokes.  The Divergent Series: Insurgent lost 58.8% of its audience, but still retained third overall in the weekend top ten.  Cinderella began slipping in its third week, but still managed to pull in $17 million in receipts.  It Follows expanded across the country, bringing its country wide debut to $3.8 million, which is very good for a small festival horror film.  Kingsman  is still running strong, only dropping to sixth in its seventh week, having crossed the worldwide gross mark of $300 million along with Cinderella.  It is expected that Furious 7 will open in the number one spot, it is unknown how much staying power it will have, with that being the only major film opening next weekend not much is due to change in these numbers.

TW LW Title (click for review) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count /Change Average Total Gross Budget Week 
1 N Home (2015) Fox $52,107,731 3,708 $14,053 $52,107,731 $135 1
2 N Get Hard WB $33,803,253 3,175 $10,647 $33,803,253 $40 1
3 1 The Divergent Series: Insurgent LG/S $21,535,277 -58.8% 3,875 $5,557 $85,854,100 $110 2
4 2 Cinderella (2015) BV $17,043,491 -51.3% 3,815 -33 $4,467 $149,551,020 $95 3
5 19 It Follows RTWC $3,811,052 +1,005.1% 1,218 +1,186 $3,129 $4,545,515 3
6 5 Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox $2,965,310 -35.9% 1,785 -438 $1,661 $119,339,069 $81 7
7 6 Do You Believe? PFR $2,307,477 -35.7% 1,356 +36 $1,702 $7,209,036 2
8 3 Run All Night WB $2,178,380 -56.7% 2,377 -794 $916 $23,795,898 $50 3
9 7 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel FoxS $2,117,414 -39.7% 1,498 -518 $1,413 $28,067,217 $10 4
10 4 The Gunman ORF $2,035,989 -59.5% 2,816 $723 $8,800,854 $40 2

Opening in this week

Furious 7

The seventh entry into the Fast and the Furious franchise.

New to Blu-Ray and DVD For your convenience, the links below will take you to Amazon.  

That will wrap up this week’s Box Office Report, happy viewing.

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