Well, it was a huge weekend at the box office, and not nearly the tight race that we anticipated. As you’ll see by the numbers, families were clearly starved for some fare, at one film delivered above all others. Here’s what went down:
The Dreamworks animated film Home had a stellar opening weekend, bringing in $54 million to claim the top spot at the box office. While reviews have been decidedly down the middle for this one, families didn’t care, as they flocked to theaters. Home should enjoy a nice little run at the box office over the next few weeks until the summer box office season kicks off May 1st.
Opening in second place with $34.6 million is the Kevin Hart – Will Ferrell team-up, Get Hard. Reviews for this one were far from good, but the combination of the two was able to solidly combat the notices to open with a stronger showing than Hart’s previous flick, The Wedding Ringer.
As for the rest of the top five, Insurgent dropped 58% to land in the third spot with $22 million. The movie is already at $86 million, but it looks as though it will not have the solid performance that Divergent did. Cinderella was in fourth place with $17.5 million; the film has already hit the $150 million mark. Finally, the low budget horror film It Follows managed to hit the fifth place with $4 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Get Hard – $33 million
2) Home – $31 million
3) Insurgent – $20 million
4) Cinderella – $18 million
5) Kingsman: The Secret Service – $4 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Home – $54 million
2) Get Hard – $34.6 million
3) Insurgent – $22 million
4) Cinderella – $17.5 million
5) It Follows – $4 million
Next weekend see the release of Furious 7, which is on track to break some serious box office records. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions.