Weekly Box Office Round-Up: Tak3n Tak3s P3opl3s H3arts


This past week, Tak3n opened in theaters and Selma went to a wide release. Let's take a look at this past week's box office.

#1 Tak3n- $39,201,657


On its opening weekend, Tak3n came in first place. Despite poor reviews, the film managed to bring in a good amount of money, sparking talks about a potential fourth film. As to whether this film will hold any kind of dominance is up in the air, but my guess is that it won't be king of the top 5 list for very long.

Selma- $11,307,394


On its first week of wide release, Selma came in second place. The film has already been out for three weeks in limited release, but now that it is in wide release, more people are able to go see it. I think this movie will have a presence for at least the next couple weeks. I think its numbers will be up by a lot next weekend, since next Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We'll see.

#3 Into the Woods- $9,554,755


On its third week, Into the Woods came in third place. The film has been doing really good at the box office these past few weeks, crossing the $100 million dollar mark domestically this week. I think this film will linger in the list for a little while longer, slowly making money. We've seen a lot of 2014 movies do that before. I think it will happen here too.

#4 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies- $9,377,118


On its fourth week, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies came in fourth place. For the past three weeks, the movie has been a powerhouse, dominating the box office. Worldwide it has crossed the $800 million dollar mark. This week sees The Hobbit taking three steps back. However, I think it's still going to have a presence at the box office over the course of these next few weeks, even if it isn't number one. I think it will make $1 billion worldwide by the end of its run. You can read our review for the film here

#5 Unbroken- $8,170,305


On its third week, Unbroken came in fifth place. I don't know exactly why, but everyone I know that isn't a die-hard movie fan wanted to see this movie. Literally left and right people were telling me they wanted to see Unbroken. So it's no surprise to me that at the domestic box office it has now crossed $100 million. Despite poor reviews, people are still going out to see this movie. However, I think by next week it will be off the top 5 list. We'll have to wait and see.

Next week, the animated kids film Paddington, the spy thriller Blackhat, the R-rated comedy The Wedding Ringer and the wide release of American Sniper all open in theaters. I think any one of these (besides Blackhat) has a chance to be number one, or Tak3n could take it again. 

What do you think of this past week's box office? What do you think will be number one next week? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Written by: Nate
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