Black or White, Project Almanac and The Lofts open in wide release this weekend.
Recapping Last Weekend
American Sniper again topped the box office with an impressive weekend take. Last weekend saw the film’s receipts drop 27.6 percent, but it still brought in $64.6 million. The Boy Next Door debuted with $14.9 million but is likely to fall hard in the rest of its time at the box office due to it just not being very good. Paddington brought in $12.3 million in its second weekend and has now brought in $40 million domestically. Its overseas numbers have been phenomenal, accounting for 78 percent on its $187 million worldwide take. The excellent Kevin Hart film, The Wedding Ringer, came in fourth with $11.3 million and Taken 3 rounded out the top five with $7.4 million.
American Sniper has now brought in $209.6 million domestically and $257 million worldwide since its Christmas Day opening.
Predicting This Weekend
It’s a slow week at the movies, which means American Sniper has a good chance of keeping its hold on the box office title. ScreenRant predicts Project Almanac from producer Michael Bay will finish second to Sniper with $19 million. Paddington is predicted to round out the top three. The site predicts that neither Black or White nor The Loft will crack the top fiver at the box office. They see neither making more than $5 million in their debut weekends.
Opening This Weekend
Black or White
Rolling Stone called Kevin Costner’s role in Black or White an “impressive turn”, but found the rest of the film to be a “stereotype-filled drama”. The film tackles a touchy subject and combined with my distrust of movie critics, this film is on my list of movies to see.
Pete Hammond of Deadline Hollywood says he was “pleasantly-surprised” by Project Almanac.
James Marsden and Wentworth Miller are two of five married guys that rent a loft in the city to use to hide their indiscretions. Things take a horrific turn when they find a dead woman’s body in the loft. Who is the killer?
Catch It Before It’s Gone
Foxcatcher and Gone Girl are both now showing at Keller 8 Cinemas in South County.
Make It A Redbox Night
The Brad Pitt war flick, Fury, comes to Redbox this week.
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