The Great Wall and A Cure For Wellness debuted but couldn’t come close to LEGO Batman.
The LEGO Batman Movie is number one for the second week in a row! The animated hit played in over 4,000 theaters and is family friendly, giving it an advantage over the rest of the list. The Great Wall and A Cure For Wellness debuted with less than impressive numbers. Fifty Shades Darker stays at number two, bringing in huge numbers, proving that the Grey trilogy is still hot.
1st place is: The LEGO Batman Movie. Bringing in $34 million, the LEGO’s and Batman beat out the competition and has now made a two-week total of $98 million. Playing in over 4,000 theaters and in both standard and 3-D, the smash hit features the voices of Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, and Michael Cera.
2nd place is: Fifty Shades Darker with $21 million. The sequel, based on the romance hit trilogy by E.L. James, has now made $89 million in two weeks. The sexy film follows Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) getting back together with ex Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). He’s willing to throw away his BDSM needs in order to live with her. Fifty Shades Darker also has a hit soundtrack that is number one on iTunes.
3rd place is: The Great Wall with $18 million. The new film by powerhouse director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), is his first English language film. Matt Damon stars as a man who gathers a crew to take an elite stand for humanity on the iconic Great Wall of China. The film has suffered backlash for “white-washing” the tale by casting Matt Damon and Willem Dafoe, and with a big budget of $150 million, this film might end up on the year end flop list.
4th place is: John Wick: Chapter 2. Bringing in $16.5 million, the hit sequel has now grossed $58 million. Keanu Reeves returns as the title character in the sequel to the 2014 cult hit. Wick returns as an ex-hitman who has returned to the world of criminality to uncover who the man is who put a bounty on his life.
5th place is: Fist Fight, debuting with $12 million. Charlie Day And Ice Cube star in the comedy about a school teacher who gets fired. He is then challenged to an after school fist fight. Made for a budget of $22 million, the comedy brought in great numbers and will continue to sell tickets for weeks to come.
Rounding out the top ten: In 6th place: Hidden Figures (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer) with $7.1 million, in 7th place: Split (James McAvoy) with $7 million, in 8th place: A Dog’s Purpose (Dennis Quaid) with $5.5 million, in 9th place: La La Land (Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling) with $4.5 million, and in 10th place: A Cure For Wellness (Dane DeHaan) with $4.2 million.
Those are the results for this weekend’s Box Office Report. What was your favorite movie you saw over the weekend? Tell us in the comments below!