The weekend results for the North American box office are in. So which films succeeded and which films flopped? Let’s take a look at the top five of the box office.
1. Kung Fu Panda 3 – $21.0M
2. Hail, Caesar! – $11.4M
3. The Revenant – $7.1M
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $6.89M
5. The Choice – $6.09M
Unsurprisingly ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ remained number one this weekend at the box office as it is still up against relatively no competition, at least in terms of its targeted demographic. This will probably be it’s last week at number one however as both ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Zoolander 2’ open this weekend.
Universal’s ‘Hail, Caesar!’ opened to a respectable $11.4M, making back half of its $22M budget on its opening weekend. While it’s not a runaway box office hit, it’s not quite a failure either. Considering it opened on Super Bowl weekend, I’m not sure if Universal was expecting much more.
‘The Revenant’ made a comfortable $7.1M this weekend after 31 days of release. Considering it’s subject matter and the fact that it is a dark and violent r-rated film, I think Fox is satisfied with The Revenant’s performance as it nears $150M in domestic returns.
Disney’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ appears to be winding down in terms of box office return with a fourth place weekend total of $7.1M dollars. This weekend marks another set of landmarks for ‘The Force Awakens’ as it crosses $900M domestically, making it the first film to ever do so. It also crossed the $2B line world line, making it the third film to ever do so, and the only non James Cameron film.
Perhaps most disappointing in terms of performance has to be ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ flopping in 6th place with a debut of 5.2M. It seems that ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ was unable to attract an audience this weekend and it’ll tough for it to make back it’s $28M budget.