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Weekend Box Office Report: April 8-10, 2016

04.10.2016

The Boss of the box office!

Melissa McCarthy nudged past battling superheroes to put her new comedy THE BOSS on top this weekend with an estimated $23.4 million!

Considering that THE BOSS only took first place by a margin of a few thousand dollars, McCarthy's latest may have to settle for second place when the actual figures are calculated tomorrow, but for the moment it's at #1.

The R-rated comedy opened between the previous two efforts from the actress (TAMMY with $21.5 million and last summer's SPY with $29 million), while her team-up with Sandra Bullock in THE HEAT opened with $39.1 million in 2013. THE BOSS cost a reported $29 million, and critics locked it away with an 18% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

Zack Snyder's smackdown of comic book icons BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE was in close second with $23.4 million. With a domestic total of $296.6 million, the costumed fracas has passed the $291 domestic finish of the Snyder's MAN OF STEEL, and is also the director's highest-grossing movie.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is now at a worldwide total of $783.5 million, overpowering fellow comic book adaptations CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER ($714 million), X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST ($747 million), THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ($757 million), GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ($773 million), and this year's R-rated phenomenon DEADPOOL ($755 million).

Disney's ZOOTOPIA was in third place with $14.3 million. After a month-and-a-half in theaters, the animated animals are approaching $300 million domestic while reaching $852 million worldwide. MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 followed in fourth with $6.4 million for a domestic total of $46.7 million.

The new first-person action movie HARDCORE HENRY opened in fifth place with $5 million. The R-rated release, which cost a reported $10 million, was shot entirely from the protagonist's perspective. With a 51% average on Rotten Tomatoes, the experience seemed to leave critics divided between exhilarated and nauseated.

The Jennifer Garner religious drama MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN was in sixth with $4.8 million, and the faith-based sequel GOD'S NOT DEAD 2 drifted past it to seventh with $4 million, a drop of 47% from last weekend's opening.

THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT was in eighth place with $3.6 million, and after a month in theaters has still not made half the $130 million domestic finish of INSURGENT. The thrillers 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE and EYE IN THE SKY closed out the list.

Outside the chart, DEADPOOL finally departed the Top 10 with a $358 domestic total, and the spoof MEET THE BLACKS disappeared after one week on the list. The Jake Gyllenhaal drama DEMOLITION opened on 854 screens for $1.1 million, and the Michael Shannon sci-fi thriller MIDNIGHT SPECIAL added 435 locations also for $1.1 million. Richard Linklater's comedy EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! expanded to 63 theaters for $510k and a total nearing $1 million.

Next weekend brings Jon Favreau's live-action Disney movie THE JUNGLE BOOK, Ice Cube trims more tops in BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT, and Gary Oldman puts Ryan Reynolds' memory into Kevin Costner in CRIMINAL, while limited releases include a white supremacist Patrick Stewart in GREEN ROOM.

What is your favorite Gary Oldman performance? VOTE HERE!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Boss $23.4 M
NEW
2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $23.4 M $296.6 M
3. Zootopia $14.3 M $296 M
4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 $6.4 M $46.7 M
5. Hardcore Henry $5 M
NEW
6. Miracles from Heaven $4.8 M $53.8 M
7. God's Not Dead 2 $4 M $13.8 M
8. The Divergent Series: Allegiant $3.6 M $61.8 M
9. 10 Cloverfield Lane $3 M $67.9 M
10. Eye In the Sky $2.8 M $10.4 M

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9:07AM on 04/11/2016

Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky was a tense and intelligent little thriller. It played at my local art-house so it's probably saying something indeed that it even broke the Top Ten. It was nice seeing Alan Rickman one more time.
Eye in the Sky was a tense and intelligent little thriller. It played at my local art-house so it's probably saying something indeed that it even broke the Top Ten. It was nice seeing Alan Rickman one more time.
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8:59PM on 04/10/2016

The Jungle Book Next Week....predictions?

Next week will be interesting as I haven't heard too many people talking about "The Jungle Book" but I trust Favreau and feel like it will be a good family film. The trailers, cast and the early word of mouth that I have heard lead me to believe this will be the best adaptation of a Disney cartoon to live action film. Disney is likely hoping for a domestic opening north of $75 million next weekend, which is certainly a possibility with BvS dropping so precipitously. I haven't seen a budget
Next week will be interesting as I haven't heard too many people talking about "The Jungle Book" but I trust Favreau and feel like it will be a good family film. The trailers, cast and the early word of mouth that I have heard lead me to believe this will be the best adaptation of a Disney cartoon to live action film. Disney is likely hoping for a domestic opening north of $75 million next weekend, which is certainly a possibility with BvS dropping so precipitously. I haven't seen a budget for this film yet but I'm going to guess Disney is looking for a worldwide total of $750-$850 million putting it above other live action versions of Disney cartoons "Cinderella" and "Maleficent" but below "Alice In Wonderland" and it's $1 billion world wide gross.
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8:58PM on 04/10/2016

Melissa McCarthy And "Hardcore Henry"

I hated Melissa McCarthy until I watched "Spy" the other night and had a great time with that film. I thought "Boss" looking genuinely funny but it sounds like it was pretty awful. McCarthy's career is in a similar spot and trajectory as Adam Sandler was a few years ago. While he was making shitty movies you knew his fan base would come out and no matter how awe-inspiringly terrible the movie was it was guaranteed to pull in $100 million domestic. Eventually McCarthy's shtick will get old
I hated Melissa McCarthy until I watched "Spy" the other night and had a great time with that film. I thought "Boss" looking genuinely funny but it sounds like it was pretty awful. McCarthy's career is in a similar spot and trajectory as Adam Sandler was a few years ago. While he was making shitty movies you knew his fan base would come out and no matter how awe-inspiringly terrible the movie was it was guaranteed to pull in $100 million domestic. Eventually McCarthy's shtick will get old and she will fade away in a similar fashion to Sandler in the past two years.
I also thought "Hardcore Henry" had sleeper hit written all over it but I guess I was wrong. That seems like it would be a cool movie to see in a D-Box seat.
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7:25PM on 04/10/2016
Atleast deadpool stayed on top for another week..
Atleast deadpool stayed on top for another week..
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9:40PM on 04/10/2016
At this rate, BvS isn't even going to beat Deadpool at the domestic boxoffice. Just a few months ago I would never have guessed that an irrelevant low budget R-rated c-list character would beat a Batman & Superman & Wonder Woman combo film. Never in a million years.
At this rate, BvS isn't even going to beat Deadpool at the domestic boxoffice. Just a few months ago I would never have guessed that an irrelevant low budget R-rated c-list character would beat a Batman & Superman & Wonder Woman combo film. Never in a million years.
10:54PM on 04/10/2016
Dachande-- I was thinking the same thing about the box office totals of BvS and "Deadpool" the other day. If somebody had told me "Deadpool" would make more money domestically than BvS I would have laughed in their face, but it looks like that wIll be the outcome. I cannot see BvS making another $62 million domestically to catch Deadpool's $358 million and that is even if Deadpool doesn't make another cent in theaters.

Actually, the only comic book film being released this year that I
Dachande-- I was thinking the same thing about the box office totals of BvS and "Deadpool" the other day. If somebody had told me "Deadpool" would make more money domestically than BvS I would have laughed in their face, but it looks like that wIll be the outcome. I cannot see BvS making another $62 million domestically to catch Deadpool's $358 million and that is even if Deadpool doesn't make another cent in theaters.

Actually, the only comic book film being released this year that I know BvS will top is Suicide Squad. I think Suicide Squad looks great but I'm not sure where it is going to fall when it comes to box office or if it will hit $150 million (which is the new goal domestically for a tent pole film) in the US. Meanwhile, "X-Men: Apocalypse" and "Dr. Strange" could very well hit $200-$250 million if they receive good word of mouth and the marketing campaigns are on point. If early reviews out of the preview screening of "Civil War" are real it could push it's way up to a $200 million opening weekend eventually battling "The Avengers" and it's $623 million domestic gross to become the highest grossing Marvel film yet.

Remember when people were arguing over which film would make more money BvS or "Civil War"? That argument is silly at this point as "Civil War" could hit $650 million domestic and $1-$1.2 billion worldwide seem within reach, if it hits both of those numbers "Civil War" could double what BvS makes domestically and make $400-$500 million more worldwide. Beating a team up film of not just DC but the two most recognizable comic book characters of all time in such a blow out would really say something about the quality and box office clout that Marvel currently has over the entire filmmaking industry
5:53PM on 04/10/2016
Excited for Midnight Special, and Eveybody Wants Some to expand near my area. Both films, I'm dying to see.
Excited for Midnight Special, and Eveybody Wants Some to expand near my area. Both films, I'm dying to see.
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5:32PM on 04/10/2016
Batman vs Superman is performing about on par with Spider-Man 3. Its budget is almost exactly the same, though BvS has a larger marketing budget. Spider-Man 3 made $890million worldwide, and Sony considered that a failure. Sony fired Raimi and rebooted the entire franchise (which also failed despite the second film earning over $700million worldwide).
Batman vs Superman is performing about on par with Spider-Man 3. Its budget is almost exactly the same, though BvS has a larger marketing budget. Spider-Man 3 made $890million worldwide, and Sony considered that a failure. Sony fired Raimi and rebooted the entire franchise (which also failed despite the second film earning over $700million worldwide).
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7:37PM on 04/10/2016
The difference is that BvS got mixed reviews with people complaining that the film lacked humor but still praising Affleck and Gadot for their performances.
The difference is that BvS got mixed reviews with people complaining that the film lacked humor but still praising Affleck and Gadot for their performances.
9:16PM on 04/10/2016
I think you're confused. Spider-Man 3 got mixed reviews with a 63% rating at rottentomatoes. BvS got scathingly bad reviews with a 29% rating. Even Spider-Man 3's cinema score from the audience was better than BvS.

Also, Affleck and Gadot wasn't exactly praised by anyone. They just weren't what made the movie suck. No performance in this movie was praiseworthy.
I think you're confused. Spider-Man 3 got mixed reviews with a 63% rating at rottentomatoes. BvS got scathingly bad reviews with a 29% rating. Even Spider-Man 3's cinema score from the audience was better than BvS.

Also, Affleck and Gadot wasn't exactly praised by anyone. They just weren't what made the movie suck. No performance in this movie was praiseworthy.
2:08AM on 04/11/2016
Some people liked Spider-Man 3 and some people didn't but the reviews for Batman v Superman were mixed with people finding both things to like and things they didn't like. The 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes does not accurately represent what critics were saying about Ben Affleck or Gal Gadot.
Some people liked Spider-Man 3 and some people didn't but the reviews for Batman v Superman were mixed with people finding both things to like and things they didn't like. The 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes does not accurately represent what critics were saying about Ben Affleck or Gal Gadot.
6:00AM on 04/11/2016
You're trying too hard.
You're trying too hard.
1:10PM on 04/11/2016
They are not trying too hard. Spidey was an established franchise. BvS is an enigma. Avengers had built up a fan base over time. DC did not use the Marvel method. They are doing their own thing. While the movie is dividing audiences, to say it has failed in any way is just narrow minded Marvel fanboy bs. You did see the Suicide Squad trailer right? Smoking, drinking, cursing, death, destruction, realism. DC is for grown ups. Marvel is all happy town, sunshine, and rainbows; perfect for the
They are not trying too hard. Spidey was an established franchise. BvS is an enigma. Avengers had built up a fan base over time. DC did not use the Marvel method. They are doing their own thing. While the movie is dividing audiences, to say it has failed in any way is just narrow minded Marvel fanboy bs. You did see the Suicide Squad trailer right? Smoking, drinking, cursing, death, destruction, realism. DC is for grown ups. Marvel is all happy town, sunshine, and rainbows; perfect for the little kiddies (I mean Wolverine has been in nothing but PG-13 movies since his introduction to the masses. He has adamantium claws designed to take the heads off people...berserker rage my left nut). DC is not going to be as popular because the themes are not popular; xenophobia, terrorism, sociapathy, ..... So, stop trying to pigeon hole what you don't understand. Buy your cute little Hulk hands,your Vision cup topper, and your spidey nerf gun and shut the hell up.
8:11PM on 04/11/2016
How can you say Spider-Man 3 was an established franchise but BvS isn't? That is just ridiculous. BvS is a sequel! Batman is one of the most popular and well established franchises out there. Superman is THE granddaddy of superheroes, he is THE most recognizable superhero. The massive opening alone for BvS showed that the interest and the want from the audience was there. Franchises that are an "enigma" to the audience do no open with $166million dollars! If the movie was good it would have
How can you say Spider-Man 3 was an established franchise but BvS isn't? That is just ridiculous. BvS is a sequel! Batman is one of the most popular and well established franchises out there. Superman is THE granddaddy of superheroes, he is THE most recognizable superhero. The massive opening alone for BvS showed that the interest and the want from the audience was there. Franchises that are an "enigma" to the audience do no open with $166million dollars! If the movie was good it would have easily reached Avengers numbers. If fact most were predicting it would (if not surpass it). BvS had no competition to stop it!

Deadpool was an unknown little character loosely connected to a broken franchise, and this little barely known character is going to beat BvS at the domestic boxoffice.
4:16PM on 04/10/2016

Sigh!

It looks like a close call on Boxofficemojo for the #1 spot, and while I enjoyed BVS, I doubt it will clear $1 B dollars worldwide. It's a shame!
It looks like a close call on Boxofficemojo for the #1 spot, and while I enjoyed BVS, I doubt it will clear $1 B dollars worldwide. It's a shame!
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3:09PM on 04/10/2016
It's sad that people still run for the theaters when a McCarthy film comes out. She has no originality anymore. People are still paying to see pretty much the same movie.

I also hope that Barber Shop 3 movie opens no higher than 10th place. Never thought that series would get any worse ... and then they cast that Nikki Manaj crap.
It's sad that people still run for the theaters when a McCarthy film comes out. She has no originality anymore. People are still paying to see pretty much the same movie.

I also hope that Barber Shop 3 movie opens no higher than 10th place. Never thought that series would get any worse ... and then they cast that Nikki Manaj crap.
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3:31PM on 04/10/2016
The same could be said for Kevin Hart. But his movies bank. Get used to it. Your gonna see a lot more of them.
The same could be said for Kevin Hart. But his movies bank. Get used to it. Your gonna see a lot more of them.
7:29PM on 04/10/2016
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2:55PM on 04/10/2016

Cute

Real cute to compare BvS numbers against secondary characters and smaller Marvel productions. BvS should have done twice these numbers. It failed.
Real cute to compare BvS numbers against secondary characters and smaller Marvel productions. BvS should have done twice these numbers. It failed.
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3:20PM on 04/10/2016
X-Men are hardly secondary characters and Deadpool's has a large fanbase. It's not a household name like Superman or Batman, but Deadpoool comics outsell Superman comics on a regular basis.
X-Men are hardly secondary characters and Deadpool's has a large fanbase. It's not a household name like Superman or Batman, but Deadpoool comics outsell Superman comics on a regular basis.
3:53PM on 04/10/2016
Smaller Marvel productions? You think X-Men, Spider-Man and Captain America are small productions? Or secondary characters? Ok then.
I would think this article is pointing out which movies "BvS" just passed on alltime box office list.Not necessarily just Marvel movies.
Smaller Marvel productions? You think X-Men, Spider-Man and Captain America are small productions? Or secondary characters? Ok then.
I would think this article is pointing out which movies "BvS" just passed on alltime box office list.Not necessarily just Marvel movies.
4:07PM on 04/10/2016
Actually Ucfro, Captain America was never a A-lister like Batman or Superman. Cap spent most of his years as a C-list hero when it came to sales. His only popularity was with Avengers until Brubaker took over in 2005. Even now, Captain America titles barely sale over 30k unit a month.

I do agree that had the movie been better, it would have done a bit more money. The number is still pretty impressive. It will be interesting to see what number Justice League is going to do.
Actually Ucfro, Captain America was never a A-lister like Batman or Superman. Cap spent most of his years as a C-list hero when it came to sales. His only popularity was with Avengers until Brubaker took over in 2005. Even now, Captain America titles barely sale over 30k unit a month.

I do agree that had the movie been better, it would have done a bit more money. The number is still pretty impressive. It will be interesting to see what number Justice League is going to do.
5:29PM on 04/10/2016
Of course those are smaller Marvel Productions. BvS production costs was $100million more than any of those Marvel movies, and that's not counting the fact that BvS had the largest & most expensive marketing campaign ever for a movie. WB's target was Avengers level boxoffice (it's budget was larger than even Avengers), not barely making more than their solo Superman movie. WB threw all their biggest guns into one movie, they were betting the entire franchise on this movie. Even though it's not
Of course those are smaller Marvel Productions. BvS production costs was $100million more than any of those Marvel movies, and that's not counting the fact that BvS had the largest & most expensive marketing campaign ever for a movie. WB's target was Avengers level boxoffice (it's budget was larger than even Avengers), not barely making more than their solo Superman movie. WB threw all their biggest guns into one movie, they were betting the entire franchise on this movie. Even though it's not box office failure, it's not the billion dollar cash cow they were hoping for. This film dropped hard without any competition whatsoever. That alone has got to force WB to rethink some things.
6:27PM on 04/10/2016
He may have been a c-lister in the comics. But, by the time "Winter Soldier" came around, he was an A-lister in the MCU.
And certainly by then, Marvel movies had made their name.
Oh well. This movie could and should have made more. Hopefully they make the right adjustments. It's kinda late in the game to do much for "Justice League". But, who knows?
He may have been a c-lister in the comics. But, by the time "Winter Soldier" came around, he was an A-lister in the MCU.
And certainly by then, Marvel movies had made their name.
Oh well. This movie could and should have made more. Hopefully they make the right adjustments. It's kinda late in the game to do much for "Justice League". But, who knows?
7:05PM on 04/10/2016
Herald--I don't consider Professor X, Magneto, or Mystique A-Listers. Wolverine was a guest star in the SEQUEL to First Class.
Herald--I don't consider Professor X, Magneto, or Mystique A-Listers. Wolverine was a guest star in the SEQUEL to First Class.
7:09PM on 04/10/2016
Good post, Maya. And again, Deadpool is no A-Lister. He is as niche as you can get. And Ucfro, if you think ticket sales come from comic book sales, you're laboring under a misconception; its a dead art form.
Good post, Maya. And again, Deadpool is no A-Lister. He is as niche as you can get. And Ucfro, if you think ticket sales come from comic book sales, you're laboring under a misconception; its a dead art form.
12:08AM on 04/11/2016
I don't think I said anything about comic sales having anything to do with movie ticket sales.Anything I said had to do with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not comics.
I don't think I said anything about comic sales having anything to do with movie ticket sales.Anything I said had to do with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not comics.
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