AMERICAN SNIPER HOLDS OFF ALL COMPETITION TO HOLD THE TOP SPOT ON THE WEEKEND TOP TEN BOX OFFICE 1/25/15
AMERICAN SNIPER USES CONTROVERSY TO HOLD THE NUMBER ONE SPOT, WHILE JLO AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR TAKE NUMBER TWO.
1. American Sniper/Warner Wknd/$ 89.5 Total/$ 92.9
2. The Boy Next Door/Universal Wknd/$ 15.0 Total/$ 15.0
3. Paddington/Weinstein Wknd/$ 12.4 Total/$ 40.1
4. The Wedding Ringer/SGems Wknd/$ 11.6 Total/$ 39.7
5. Taken 3/Fox Wknd/$ 7.6 Total/$ 76.1
6. The Imitation Game/Weinstein Wknd/$ 7.1 Total/$ 60.6
7. Strange Magic/Disney Wknd/$ 5.5 Total/$ 5.5
8. Selma/Paramount Wknd/$ 5.5 Total/$ 39.2
9. Mortdecai/Lion’s Gate Wknd/$ 4.1 Total/$ 4.1
10. Into the Woods/Disney Wknd/$ 3.9 Total/$ 121.5
BARBARIANS AT THE GATE
American Sniper holds at number one and I’m trying to wait for the controversy to blow over before I see it because I don’t want to be stuck in an audience of people seeing it for just that reason. Mainly because those people are usually jerks who have already made a decision about the film but don’t want to sound like the jerks they are by being forced to admit they haven’t seen it. Hurry up and see it, you jerks!
SUCCEEDING WHERE GLOBBING ONTO IGGY AZALEA FAILED
I understand Jennifer Lopez has two kids and Mark Anthony to support, but honestly? The Boy Next Door!?! Has it come to this already!?! Then again, the biggest hits of her career were suspense thrillers (which I maintain are the female action movie) and since Jodie Foster has shown no interest in hanging onto her throne as queen of them I guess it’s open season on the crown with any crap you can find. But it’s a hit for her. It only cost $4M to make and made $15M the first weekend, so it’s all gravy from here on out. But if she were up for an Oscar this would have killed her chances the same way Eddie Murphy’s crappy film cost him a shot. I mean he wasn’t probably going to win anyway, but he probably didn’t even come close as a result of Norbit.
THAT WHITE HOUSE SITCOM IS BETTER OFF FORGOTTEN
Paddington holds at number three, followed by The Wedding Ringer at number four and how successful was Frozen? Josh Gad (who is the hapless groom here) was the voice of the snowman and he’s a B-level star now. I’ll say that again: being the unseen voice of a secondary character has elevated him more than all his other live action performances put together. Including this one.