Gabbing Geek Weekend Box Office Report

tkane
Thank Goodness!

Debuting in the box office wasteland that is January?  A film so bad Ryan contemplated filing charges in his review?  Facing a competitive NFL Playoff Weekend?

Despite all these things that should have killed it, Taken 3 hit big this weekend.

May God have mercy on all of us.

The dreadful third entry in the Taken trilogy (please God let it stay a trilogy.  No Part 4!) outperformed estimates and grossed nearly $40M for the weekend.

Coming in second with $11.2M was Selma, the story of MLK’s protests against Alabama voter registration abuses, as it expanded nationally.  The receipts for Selma are a big disappointment for the studio, as comparable films did much better business.  Selma’s big hope to turn things around is to score some Oscar nods on Thursday to fuel interest.  The film is a smart biopic covering a critical time in US History, so it’s not like it isn’t a great product.   But apparently folks are more interested in Liam Neeson’s dreadful celluloid abortion…

mlk

At #6, Imitation Game continues to hold up very well with $7M.  That’s only a 2% drop.  The Cumberbatch outing could benefit next weekend from some Oscar love.  This amazing movie deserves everything that comes its way.

imitation-game

Night at the Museum, coming in at #7, looks set to pass $100M on Monday.  Nice to send the great Robin Williams out with one last $100M movie.

robin_williams_39926

Outside the top 20, American Sniper continues to excel in limited release; drawing $555k for a total of $3M on just 4 screens.  The true story of the most deadly sniper in US Military history opens wide next week.  Hopefully audiences will be more interested in this real life action drama than a second helping of Neeson.

20141003_AmericanSniper1

For the full chart, check out BoxOfficeMojo!

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s