AMERICAN SNIPER TAKES SUPER BOWL WEEKEND ON THE TOP TEN WEEKEND BOX OFFICE 2/1/15
AMERICAN SNIPER RULES THE ALL AMERICAN SUPER BOWL WEEKEND, WHILE PROJECT ALMANAC OPENS AT NUMBER THREE!
1. American Sniper/Warner Wknd/$ 31.9 Total/$ 248.9
2. Paddington/Weinstein Wknd/$ 8.5 Total/$ 50.5
3. Project Almanac/Paramount Wknd/$ 8.5 Total/$ 8.5
4. Black or White/Relativity Wknd/$ 6.5 Total/$ 6.5
5. The Boy Next Door/Universal Wknd/$ 6.1 Total/$ 24.7
6. The Wedding Ringer/SGems Wknd/$ 5.7 Total/$ 48.1
7. The Imitation Game/Weinstein Wknd/$ 5.2 Total/$ 68.0
8. Taken 3/Fox Wknd/$ 3.7 Total/$ 76.1
9. Strange Magic/Disney Wknd/$ 3.4 Total/$ 9.0
10. The Loft/ORF Wknd/$ 2.9 Total/$ 2.9
OH, I LOVED KEEN EDDIE SO MUCH
American Sniper holds at number one, which makes sense given this is the holy American holiday of the Super Bowl, but sadly getting lost in the controversy is the return of Sienna Miller. You remember her from the 00’s, right? Pretty, blonde, English actress slowly rising before sadly becoming most famous for dating Jude Law during his “moment.” Not helping was an unremarkable indie film career. It’s one thing to do good work and go unnoticed, but she wound up in mediocrity both big (Alfie, Stardust, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra) and small (Casanova, Factory Girl, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh). This is her second go round and don’t think she doesn’t know it. I know she’s happy to be in a hit, but it’s got to be killing her that she’s making a comeback (she’s also in Foxcatcher) and no one is noticing.
TIME (TRAVEL) AFTER TIME (TRAVEL)
Paddington rises to number two, while Project Almanac opens at number three and once upon a time I would have been head first into this kind of thing, but as I’ve grown older nothing turns me off sooner than a time paradox movie. Honestly, I could not give less than a crap that the main character couldn’t exist unless he’d gone back in time and introduced his grandparents or the main character accidentally kills his dad before he’s conceived. They all think they’re clever and they rarely are (I’m looking at you, Looper, Interstellar, etc). Not to mention it’s another “found footage” film, which means it means instant nausea from the ironically named “steady cam.” Sadly it probably cost nothing so at the very least will probably break even thus insuring more of them are made. Sigh.