Box Office, Doctor Strange and Trolls Holding Steady

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Weekend Recap:

Doctor Strange and Trolls held onto their top two spots for a second weekend in a row. Doctor Strange earned another $43 million and held retained the #1 spot on the list. The latest Marvel movie success has now made 2016 Disney’s best year at the domestic box office ever. Trolls took in another $35 million, and is quickly approaching the $100 million mark.

There were also a few new movies opening over the weekend including Arrival, which came in 3rd with $24 million, Almost Christmas took 4th with $15.5 million, and Shut In opened in 7th with $3.7 million.


Following is The Top 10 for the weekend of November 11 – 13, 2016
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(Movie – Studio/Weekend Gross)

  1. Doctor Strange – BV/$43,032,000
  2. Trolls – Fox/$35,050,000
  3. Arrival – Par./$24,000,000
  4. Almost Christmas – Uni./$15,564,000
  5. Hacksaw Ridge – LGF/$10,775,000
  6. The Accountant – WB/$4,570,000
  7. Shut In – EC/$3,700,000
  8. Boo! A Madea Halloween – LGF/$3,550,000
  9. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back – Par./$3,325,000
  10. Inferno – Sony/$3,250,000

New Movies in bold.

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Box Office, Peregrine’s Peculiar Children & Deepwater Horizon Top the List

miss-peregrines-home-movie-bannerWEEKEND RECAP:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Deepwater Horizon debuted in the #1 and #2 spots (respectively) over the weekend. The weekend’s third new release, Masterminds, didn’t have as good of a debut, and wasn’t able to crack the Top 5. Disney’s Queen of Katwe went from limited release to wide, however, it didn’t quite meet expectations.

Following is The Top 10 for the weekend of August 19 – 21, 2016:

(Movie – Studio/Weekend Gross)

  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Fox / $28,500,000
  2. Deepwater Horizon – LG/S / $20,600,000
  3. The Magnificent Seven – Sony / $15,700,000
  4. Storks – WB / $13,800,000
  5. Sully – WB / $8,400,000
  6. Masterminds – Rela. / $6,600,000
  7. Queen of Katwe – BV / $2,608,000
  8. Don’t Breathe – SGem / $2,375,000
  9. Bridget Jones’s Baby – Uni. / $2,330,000
  10. Snowden – ORF / $2,029,390

New Movies in bold.

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Super Mario Bros. Corn Maze at New York Farm

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Every year since 2005, Stoughton Farm, in Newark Valley, NY, has created a uniquely themed corn maze. This year, the theme is Super Mario Bros., the popular Nintendo video game.

The maze covers nearly eight acres, and took several weeks, plus a lot of math to build. The Stoughton family and their maze were recently featured in an ABC News article, where Tim Stoughton said, “We lay it out into grids and then go in and take the corn out where the pathways should be,” said Stoughton. “We do it when you can still see over the corn, before it gets too tall.”6a50ff_27d1f714ff1c419faeb2c713423b9543

Stoughton Farm is a greenhouse, roadside farm market, and “MAiZE” site located in Newark Valley, New York, which is near Ithaca. The Super Mario Bros., Maze opens on Saturday, September 17. Additional attractions include a 9ft tube slide, a spider web for the youngsters, pumpkin checkers, duck races, and dozens of photo ops. On the weekends, the farm also has a corn cannon, pumpkin blaster, cow train rides, and hayrides.

 

There’s also a food truck with Homemade French Fries!

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For more info, visit StoughtonFarm.com, here

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Box Office, Suicide Squad Fends off Raunchy Sausages & Friendly Dragon

suicide_squadWeekend Recap:

Suicide Squad held onto the #1 spot at the box office for it’s second weekend out. The anti-hero action flick took in another $43.77 million, and has now earned $222.8 million, domestically. I saw Suicide Squad over the weekend, and despite what most reviews have said, I thought it was good. My only problem with the movie was the end, but up to that last few minutes, it was fun, action-packed, and funny.

Of the two new movies that I blogged about last Friday, Sausage Party outperformed Pete’s Dragon. The R-rated animated comedy took in $33.6 million in it’s debut, while Disney’s dragon remake only made $21.5 million over it’s opening weekend.

Following is The Top 10 for the weekend of August 12 – 14, 2016:

  1. Suicide Squad WB $43,770,000
  2. Sausage Party Sony $33,600,000
  3. Pete’s Dragon BV $21,501,000
  4. Jason Bourne Uni. $13,620,000
  5. Bad Moms STX $11,450,000
  6. The Secret Life of Pets Uni. $8,840,000
  7. Star Trek Beyond Par. $6,800,000
  8. Florence Foster Jenkins Par. $6,580,000
  9. Nine Lives (2016) EC $3,500,000
  10. Lights Out WB (NL) $3,220,000

*New Movies in bold

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In Theaters- Pete’s Dragon, Sausage Party

If you have been watching as much Olympics as I have, then you are probably fully aware that Pete’s Dragon opens today. This reimagined version of the classic Disney film tells the story of an orphaned boy, named Pete, and his best friend Elliott, who happens to be a dragon.

Here’s the trailer:

Starring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford

Rated: PG (for action, peril and brief language)
Genre: Kids & Family
Directed By: David Lowery
Written By: David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks, Malcolm Marmorstein
In Theaters: Aug 12, 2016
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures


NSFW WARNING – The following trailer is probably not safe to watch at work, or around kids.

Finally, an animated movie that is purely intended for adults, and not a kids movie that adults will like also. Sausage Party is an R-rated, raunchy comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The movie is about a sausage leading a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery store.

Want to see just how raunchy and not-for-kids Sausage Party is? Check out the following Explicit Trailer:

Starring: Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek

Rated: R (strong crude sexual content, pervasive language, and drug use)
Genre: Comedy, Animation
Directed By: Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
Written By: Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
In Theaters: Aug 12, 2016
Runtime: 89 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures

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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Trailer

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters on December 18 (same date as The Force Awakens debut) 2016. 

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Box Office, Secret Life of Pets Ain’t Afraid of no Ghosts

secret_life_petsThe Secret Life of Pets held onto the #1 spot for a second weekend in a row. The movie brought in another $50.5 million, for a domestic total of $203.1 million in just ten days. That $50.5 million was enough to force the debut of Sony’s Ghostbusters to it’s #2 spot. The Ghostbusters reboot performed as expected and brought in an impressive $46 million. Most word-of-mouth reviews sound like it’s a fun, summer flick, so it will be interesting to see how if performs over the next few weeks.

Warner Bros’ The Legend of Tarzan had another strong weekend with $11.1 million in it’s third weekend out, and the #3 spot on the Box Office list. The movie’s domestic cumulative is just over $103 million. Finding Dory took in an estimated $11 million over the weekend, which brings it’s domestic total to $445.5. Dory is now the highest grossing animated movie of all-time. Rounding out the Top 5 was Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, which made $7.5 million in it’s second weekend in theater.

Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of July 15 – 17, 2016:

1. The Secret Life of Pets (Uni. $50,560,000)
2. Ghostbusters (Sony $46,000,000)
3. The Legend of Tarzan (WB $11,120,000)
4. Finding Dory (BV $11,040,000)
5. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Fox $7,500,000)
6. The Purge: Election Year (Uni. $6,080,000)
7. Central Intelligence (WB $5,300,000)
8. The Infiltrator (BG $5,287,124)
9. The BFG (BV $3,747,000)
10. Independence Day: Resurgence (Fox $3,450,000)

New Movies in bold.

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Box Office, Record Opening for Secret Life of Pets!

secret_life_petsThe Secret Life of Pets was the uncontested winner at the box office over the weekend. The movie premiered to an estimated $103.17 million, which is the largest opening for an original, animated property. That record previously belonged to 2015’s Inside Out with its $90.4 million opening. Pets’ debut is also only the sixth animated film to ever open with more than $100 million.

The Legend of Tarzan continued to perform well in it’s second weekend. It looks like the WB movie held onto the #2 spot, where it debuted last weekend. Tarzan battled Dory for that position, and there’s less than $300,000 separating the two movies. Until the final, official weekend figures are released (below are highly accurate estimates) it’s still possible for Finding Dory to edge our Tarzan.

Speaking of Dory, the movie is now the highest grossing domestic release of 2016 and the third highest grossing animated release of all-time. Dory has her sights set on the highest animated movie, and is just $19 million away from Shrek 2’s $441.2 million.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, the R-rated comedy with the hot cast, performed better than estimates, and took in $16.6 million. 

Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of July 8 – 10, 2016:

1. The Secret Life of Pets (Uni.$103,170,000)
2. The Legend of Tarzan (WB $20,615,000)
3. Finding Dory (BV $20,351,000)
4. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Fox $16,600,000)
5. The Purge: Election Year (Uni. $11,700,000)
6. Central Intelligence (WB $8,125,000)
7. Independence Day: Resurgence (Fox $7,700,000)
8. The BFG (BV $7,604,000)
9. The Shallows (Sony $4,800,000)
10. Sultan (Yash $2,216,475)

New Movies in bold.

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