Hidden Figures tops four-day holiday, Rogue One approaching $1B
20th Century Fox‚Äôs¬†Hidden Figures¬†held on to the top spot for the second weekend in a row, adding $20.5 million over the three-day portion of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. For the four days, the film is expected to gross $25.3 million for a total of $59.7 million after two weeks of wide release.¬†Directed by¬†Theodore Melfi,¬†Hidden Figures¬†stars¬†Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Mon√°e, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell and Kevin Costner.¬†Hidden Figures¬†cost just $25 million to make.
Illumination Entertainment and¬†Universal Pictures‚Äė¬†Sing¬†earned $13.8 million over the three days, but with the expected $18.5 million for the four-day period will come in at #2. The film has earned $237.7 million domestically after four weeks.¬†Directed by Garth Jennings,¬†Sing¬†was made for $75 million and¬†features the voices of¬†Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly.
Damien Chazelle‚Äôs record seven-time Golden Globe winner¬†La La Land¬†(Lionsgate) rose two spots to third and grossed another $14.5 million for the three days and will earn $17.5 million through Monday for a total of $77.1 million so far. Internationally, the hit musical added $17.8 million to take its overseas total to $54.8 million. The worldwide total is projected to be at $132 million after tomorrow.¬†La La Land,¬†starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was made for just $30 million.
Disney and Lucasfilm‚Äės¬†Rogue One: A Star Wars Story¬†grossed $13.8 million Friday to Sunday and about $17.2 million for the four days. The film has reached $498.9 million in North America and will pass the $500 million mark on Monday. Domestically,¬†Rogue One is now the #1 domestic release of 2016, surpassing¬†Finding Dory‚Äės $486 million. Internationally, the¬†Star Wars film added $21.9 million this weekend to push its total to $481.1 million overseas and worldwide total to $980 million.¬†Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker. The film cost about $200 million to make.
STX Entertainment‚Äôs¬†The Bye Bye Man over-performed predictions and rounded out the top five with an estimated $13.4 million.¬†The film is expected to deliver $15.02 million for the four-day weekend.¬†Playing at 2,220 locations this weekend, The Bye Bye Man was the #1 new film in the market. Directed by¬†Stacy Title, the film stars¬†Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones, with Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway.¬†The Bye Bye Man received a C CinemaScore from audiences.
In sixth place, CBS Films and Lionsgate‚Äôs¬†Patriots Day¬†earned $12 million for the three days and is expected to climb to $14.3 million through Monday. With the four-day sum, the Peter Berg-directed film will have earned a total of $15.2 million. Starring¬†Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon, J.K. Simmons, and Michelle Monaghan,¬†Patriots Day¬†received an excellent A+ CinemaScore.
Paramount‚Äôs long-delayed¬†Monster Trucks debuted in seventh place with $10.5 million from 3,119 theaters, and is expected to bring in $14.1 million for the four days. Directed by Chris Wedge, the family film received an A CinemaScore and stars¬†Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon, and Holt McCallany.¬†Monster Trucks costs a hefty $125 million to make.
Open Road‚Äôs¬†Sleepless¬†opened in eighth place with $8.5 million for Friday to Sunday, and should end up with $10.1 million through Monday. Made for $30 million, the film received a B+ CinemaScore and stars Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union, David Harbour, Tip ‚ÄėT.I.‚Äô Harris,¬†Scoot McNairy and Octavius J. Johnson. It was made for about $30 million.
Also, Warner Bros. Pictures‚Äô¬†Live by Night, directed, written, produced by and starring Ben Affleck, took in $5.4 million for the weekend and should end up with about $6 million after the long weekend. Receiving a B CinemaScore,¬†Live by Night has grossed about $3.3 million internationally. The film also stars¬†Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina, Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Cooper.
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