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, Madea Scares Jack Reacher and Ouija!

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WEEKEND RECAP

Four new movies opened over the weekend, including a horror (one week before Halloween), and a Tom Cruise sequel. However, it was a Halloween themed comedy that took the top spot at the box office. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, earned $27.6 million in it’s opening weekend, which is the 3rd largest opening for a Madea movie. The Jack Reacher sequel, Never Go Back, debuted in second place with $23 million, and the horror prequel, Ouija: Origin of Evil, opened in 3rd with $14 million. The final new release of the weekend, Keeping Up with the Joneses, opened in 7th with $5.6 million.

The TOP 10 for the weekend of October 21 – 23, 2016:

(Movie – Studio /Weekend Gross)

  1. Boo! A Madea Halloween LGF /$27,600,000
  2. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Par. /$23,000,000
  3. Ouija: Origin of Evil Uni. /$14,060,000
  4. The Accountant WB /$14,025,000
  5. The Girl on the Train Uni. /$7,270,000
  6. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Fox /$6,000,000
  7. Keeping Up with the Joneses Fox /$5,600,000
  8. Kevin Hart: What Now? Uni. /$4,110,000
  9. Storks WB /$4,085,000
  10. Deepwater Horizon LG/S /$3,625,000

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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Box Office, Sully Still on Top

 

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Weekend Recap:

This past weekend saw three new releases, yet none of them were able to budge Sully from it’s #1 position. The Clint Eastwood directed movie, starring Tom Hanks, easily held onto the top spot for a second weekend with another $21. 65 million.

Of the three new movies, Blair Witch, the sequel to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project, came in 2nd with $9.57 million. That disappointing debut was about half of what the estimates predicted going into the weekend. Reviews have not been good, so the movie will probably quickly drop down the list.

Speaking of disappointing debuts, Bridget Jones’s Baby delivered the weekend’s second stinker sequel, with $8.57 million. Oliver Stone’s Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the controversial NSA whistle-blower, took in $8 million in it’s opening weekend, and Don’t Breathe rounded out the Top 5.

The Top 10 for the weekend of September 16 – 18, 2016:

(Movie – Studio Weekend Gross)

  1. Sully – WB $21,653,017
  2. Blair Witch – LGF $9,576,057
  3. Bridget Jones’s Baby – Uni. $8,571,785
  4. Snowden – ORF $8,000,058
  5. Don’t Breathe – SGem $5,640,232
  6. When the Bough Breaks – SGem $5,483,126
  7. Suicide Squad – WB $4,701,834
  8. The Wild Life – LG/S $2,771,443
  9. Kubo and the Two Strings – Focus $2,540,031
  10. Pete’s Dragon (2016) BV $2,152,802

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, Don’t Breathe is #1 Again!

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Weekend Recap:

The horror movie, Don’t Breathe, easily held onto the #1 spot at the box office for a second weekend in a row. The movie has now earned more than $50 million, and considering it’s small production budget of less than $10 million, it’s a huge success. Speaking of successful runs, Suicide Squad held onto the #2 spot in it’s 5th weekend out, and as of yesterday, Labor Day, the movie crossed the $300 million mark in the states alone. The movie’s global total is approaching $700 million!

Two family-friendly films, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Pete’s Dragon, did roughly the same amount of business, and came in 3rd and 4th over the weekend. The non-family-friendly movie, Sausage Party, rounded out The Top 5.

 

Following is The Top 10 for the weekend of September 2 – 4, 2016:

Movie (Studio Weekend Gross)

  1. Don’t Breathe (SGem $15,800,000)
  2. Suicide Squad (WB $9,825,000)
  3. Kubo and the Two Strings (Focus $6,391,000)
  4. Pete’s Dragon (BV $6,227,000)
  5. Sausage Party (Sony $5,200,000)
  6. Bad Moms (STX $4,760,000)
  7. War Dogs (WB $4,745,000)
  8. The Light Between Oceans (BV $4,615,000)
  9. Hell or High Water (LGF $4,450,000)
  10. Mechanic: Resurrection (LG/S $4,374,000

New Movies in bold.

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Box Office, Don’t Breathe Breaks Suicide Squad’s #1 Run

dont-breath-1After three weeks at #1, Suicide Squad handed over the Top Spot to Screen Gems’ new thriller Don’t Breathe. The new home invasion movie performed much better than estimates, and took in $26.1 million in it’s opening weekend. That was more than enough to secure the #1 spot, and make back the movie’s $9.9 million budget.  Suicide Squad moved to #2 in it’s fourth weekend out with an impressive (for week 4) $12.1 million.

Kubo and the Two Strings moved up the list, going from it’s spot at #4 last week, to #3 this week. Sausage Party dropped for #2 to #4, and the weekend’s other new releases, Mechanic: Resurrection, debuted at #5 with $7.5 million.

The Top 10 for the weekend of August 26 – 28, 2016:

(Movie – Studio Weekend Gross)

  1. Don’t Breathe – SGem $26,115,000
  2. Suicide Squad  – WB $12,110,000
  3. Kubo and the Two Strings – Focus $7,909,000
  4. Sausage Party  – Sony $7,665,000
  5. Mechanic: Resurrection – LG/S $7,500,000
  6. Pete’s Dragon – BV $7,282,000
  7. War Dogs – WB $7,255,000
  8. Bad Moms – STX $5,760,000
  9. Jason Bourne – Uni. $5,230,000
  10. Ben-Hur – Par. $4,530,000

New Movies in bold.

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Box Office, Squad and Sausage Stay Put

suicide-squad-movie-2016-posterWeekend Recap:

Despite three new movies opening over the weekend, Suicide Squad held onto the #1 spot for a third weekend in a row. That brings the movie’s domestic haul to $262.28 million, which makes it the fifth highest grossing DC Comics movies ever.

Sausage Party also held onto it’s #2 position from it’s debut the previous weekend. The R-rated, animated comedy has now earned $65.3 million. The three new movies – War Dogs, Kubo and the Two Strings, Ben-Hur – rounded out the Top 5.

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

(Movie – Studio Weekend Gross)

  1. Suicide Squad – WB $20,710,000
  2. Sausage Party – Sony $15,325,000
  3. War Dogs  – WB $14,300,000
  4. Kubo and the Two Strings  – Focus $12,610,000
  5. Ben-Hur (2016)  – Par. $11,350,000
  6. Pete’s Dragon  – BV $11,331,000
  7. Bad Moms  – STX $8,068,000
  8. Jason Bourne  – Uni. $7,980,000
  9. The Secret Life of Pets  – Uni. $5,770,000
  10. Florence Foster Jenkins  – Par. $4,300,000

New Movies in bold.

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