After a massive haul last weekend, ‘American Sniper’ continues to dominate at the box office while new releases ‘Mortdecai’ and ‘Strange Magic’ bombed. With another record breaking weekend, ‘American Sniper’ looks poised to become the highest-grossing film of 2014 ahead of ‘Mockingjay Part 2’.
For a full rundown of the weekend box office, continue reading!
After pulling in and astounding $107.21 million over the four day weekend last week, ‘American Sniper’ scored another $64.62 million. This haul is good enough to rank it as the eighth all-time second weekend. This figure is down 28 percent from last week which is the best hold ever for a film that made more than $80 million in its first weekend. The Clint Eastwood directed film has now grossed more than $200 million at the domestic box office
In second place, the Jennifer Lopez thriller, ‘The Boy Next Door’ made a so-so $14.91 million. The film has received bad reviews and mixed reactions from audiences so look for this one to fall off fairly soon.
In third and fourth place are ‘Paddington’ and ‘The Wedding Ringer’ with $12.3 million and $11.3 million, respectively.
In fifth place is ‘Taken 3’ which managed to pull in $7.4 million for a total of $75.8 million.
New releases ‘Mortdecai’ and ‘Strange Magic’ failed to crack the top 5 this weekend, having two of the worst debuts for a movie, ever.
The George Lucas created animated flick ‘Strange Magic’ managed a poor $5.5 million this weekend. This makes it the seventh worst opening for a film playing at 3,000+ theaters. However, ‘Strange Magic’ had a better weekend than ‘Mortdecai’.
Johnny Depp’s ‘Mortdecai’ bombed this weekend with a horrendous $4.2 million. This is just the latest in a string of recent flops for the A-List actor who’s films like ‘Transcendence’, ‘The Rum Diary’, ‘The Lone Ranger’, and ‘Dark Shadows’ all failed to draw in viewers. This is the 18th worst opening for a film playing at 2,000+ theaters and is one of the lowest grossing Johnny Depp films ever. ‘Mortdecai’ is going to have a really touch time reaching the $10 million mark.
The top twelve grossed $141.3 million which is up 44.4 percent from this time last year.