Sunday, December 27, 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Sets Christmas Record

Star Wars: The Force Awakens easily held onto it's second weekend with a record breaking $153.5 million.... Yes, just to add more records to it's name, The Force Awakens has now:

Biggest Second weekend for a movie: $153.5 million (previously held by Jurassic World's $106 million)
Fastest movie to $1 Billion: 12 Days (Also previously held by Jurassic World... 13 days).
And a bunch of other records.

It's also safe to say that Avatar's $760.5 domestic total is in jeopardy, but it's worldwide take of $2.788 Billion is still somewhat safe.

In other movie news (there were other movies out this weekend) the Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrel comedy Daddy's Home ($38.8 million) performed better than expected.  The Jennifer Lawrence vehicle directed by David O'Russell, Joy ($17.5 million), had a strong debut. Meanwhile, the Will Smith NFL drama Concussion ($11 million) underwhelmed. And... Point Break ($10.2 million), the remake with a reported $100 million budget, fell short. Speaking of short...The star studded, The Big Short, made a decent $10.5 million to movie a notch above Point Break... Wow, that was a handful.

Wait...

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight debuted in only 100 theaters and grossed $4.5 million, landing just outside the top 10.

Phew...


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
2) Daddy's Home
3) Joy
4) Sisters
5) The Chipmunks: The Road Chip 
6) Concussion
7) The Big Short
8) Point Break
9) HG: Mockingjay - Part 2
10) Creed
$153.5 million
$38.8 million
$17.5 million
$13.9 million
$12.7 million
$11 million
$10.5 million
$10.2 million
$5.3 million
$4.6 million
$544.6 million
$38.8 million
$17.5 million
$37.1 million
$39.4 million
$11 million
$16 million
$10.2 million
$264.6 million
$96.3 million
$200 million
$50 million
$60 million
$30 million
$90 million
$35 million
$28 million
$100 million
$160 million
$35 million


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