Despite a 49% drop from last weekend, Ride Along was again
the No. 1 film, with a $21 million weekend, and will probably be no. 1 next weekend
With over $75 million to date, it’s a sure thing that the
film will hit the $100 million mark, despite the fact that no one seems to like
it. I’m always amazed when a film that people don’t like still does well at the
box office. What is that all about? Someone explain that to me. Then again, people must like it or else it wouldn’t have done so well so far. I’m confused.
And the success of the film most likely means a sequel is
on its way, for a film that no one likes. But that’s not the first time that has
The only big major release was Lionsgate’s I Frankenstein
which, not surprisingly, tanked with just $8.3
million. Was it the lousy trailer that gave people that kind of “I’ve-seen-that-kind-of-CGI-overkill-craptacular-100-times-before”
feeling? Was it the lame premise, turning the classic Frankenstein monster into
some sort of PG-13 friendly generic hunk superhero? Was it the fact that, according to Variety’s review, “the film might very well set some kind of
record for the most expository dialogue in a single feature film, with almost
every spoken exchange either relaying a convoluted backstory, outlining a
nefarious scheme, or describing the actions currently taking place onscreen.”
Hey, all of those were enough to keep me away for sure.
And it’s pretty safe to assume that any plans for an I
Frankenstein sequel are dead in the water.
Survivor still is holding on pretty strongly in second place, with
$12.6 million, heading for $100 million, which, for Universal, along with their other film Ride
Along, is an impressive comeback after the last dismal six months for the
studio (with the exception of The Best Man
Holiday), culminating with the gigantic
b.o. flop 47 Ronin.
Frozen has turned out to be a monster hit, with almost $350 million so far, almost twice what
the film was expected to make. Something about that film has really grabbed a hold
And 12 Years A Slave moved up a notch from 17th place last week to 16th
with $43.5 million, making my
prediction of the film doing $45-50 million
total domestically on track. So far, worldwide, the film has made $67.5 million.