Sunday, 28 October 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 26th - 28th October 2012

1. Argo - $12.3M - $60.7M
2. Hotel Transylvania - $9.5M - $130.4M
3. Cloud Atlas - $9.4M - $9.4M
4. Paranormal Activity 4 - $8.6M - $42.6M
5. Silent Hill: Revelation - $8M - $8M
6. Taken 2 - $8M - $117.3M
7. Here Comes The Boom - $5.5M - $30.6M
8. Sinister - $5M - $39.5M
9. Alex Cross - $5M - $19M
10. Fun Size - $4M - $4M
(13. Chasing Mavericks - $2.2M - $2.2M)

Another busy weekend at the movies with four wide opening releases all set to take on Paranormal Activity 4 and the still white-hot Argo. The audacious Cloud Atlas was set to clash with the Silent Hill sequel, teen comedy Fun Size and real life drama, Chasing Mavericks. Not only would they need to contend with each other but the very real danger created by Storm Sandy attacking huge areas of North America. Next week brings another three releases hoping for glory, with Wreck-It Ralph already expected to see a comfortable victory. But back to this frame, and the now three-week old Argo...

Sunday, 21 October 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 19th - 21st October 2012

1. Paranormal Activity 4 - $30.2M - $30.2M
2. Argo - $16.6M - $43.2M
3. Hotel Transylvania - $13.5M - $119M
4. Taken 2 - $13.4M - $106M
5. Alex Cross - $11.7M - $11.7M
6. Sinister - $9M - $31.9M
7. Here Comes The Boom - $8.5M - $23.2M
8. Pitch Perfect - $7M - $45.8M
9. Frankenweenie - $4.4M - $28.3M
10. Looper - $4.2M - $57.8M

With Halloween almost upon us, Paramount roll out the big guns this frame in the guise of the fourth Paranormal Activity movie - but would audiences once again return? Elsewhere, Tyler Perry takes on the role of Alex Cross, a character first bought to the screen by Morgan Freeman. Ahead to next week and we have Tom Twyker/Wachowski Starship's audacious collaboration Cloud Atlas. Joining that will be the Silent Hill sequel, Revelations, Nickelodeon comedy Fun Time and Chasing Mavericks, a surfing drama starring Gerard Butler.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 12th - 14th October 2012

1. Taken 2 - $22.5M - $86.7M
2. Argo - $20.1M - $20.1M
3. Sinister - $18.25M - $18.25M
4. Hotel Transylvania - $17.3M - $102.2M
5. Here Comes The Boom - $12M - $12M
6. Pitch Perfect - $9.3M - $36M
7. Frankenweenie - $7M - $22M
8. Looper - $6.3M - $51.4M
9. Seven Psychopaths- $4.2M - $4.2M
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - $2.1M - $6.1M

A busy weekend, with three features opening in over 2,500 theatres, along with another two at 1,000 locations or more. Argo, Sinister and Here Comes The Boom were all set to battle Liam Neeson and Taken 2, with Seven Psychopaths and Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 set to back them up. And after narrowly missing out on a top ten place last weekend, The Perks of a Wallflower gives it one more go as it expands into 726 screens. Ahead to next Friday and we have the return of the Paranormal Activity franchise and the Alex Cross reboot that will see Tyler Perry stepping out of his comfort zone for the first time.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

U.S Box Office Report - 5th - 7th October 2012

1. Taken 2 - $50M - $50M
2. Hotel Transylvania - $26.3M - $75.9M
3. Pitch Perfect - $14.7M - $21.5M
4. Looper - $12.2M - $40.3M
5. Frankenweenie - $11.5M - $11.5M
6. End of Watch - $4M - $32.8M
7. Trouble with the Curve - $3.8M - $29.7M
8. House at the End of the Street - $3.6M - $27.5M
9. The Master - $1.8M - $12.3M
10. Finding Nemo - $1.55M - $38.9M

Another strong weekend was on the cards, as along with Tim Burton's Frankweenie and the return of Liam Neeson in Taken 2, last weekend's surprise chart entry, Pitch Perfect expanded into wide release. They're all taking on the second frame for Looper and the record breaking Hotel Transylvania. Ahead to next week and we have four major releases, including Ben Affleck's Argo, Sinister and comedy, Here Comes The Boom.