Weekly Box Office Round-Up: BDSM (Bigtime, Dominating, Super Moneymaker)


This weekend, The DUFF, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and McFarland, USA opened in theaters. Let's take a look at this weekend's box office.

#1 Fifty Shades of Grey- $23,246,000


On its second week, Fifty Shades of Grey came in first place. This film had a significant drop from last week, but is still making really good money. Worldwide it has already crossed $400 million. I think the fact that people are hating the movie if catching up with it, but it will still make a lot of money. I think it's going to be around for a while, even if we don't want it to be.

#2 Kingsman: The Secret Service- $17,525,000


On its second week, Kingsman: The Secret Service came in second place. This is a movie that I'm really rooting for. It deserves to make all the money in the world. Domestically, it has only made around $67 million on an $81 million dollar budget. Worldwide it earned back its budget, but that doesn't include theater expenses, marketing, etc. Everyone needs to go see this film! It's great and it deserves to make a lot of money! Read our review for it here.

#3 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water- $15,500,000


On its third week, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water came in third place. I want this movie out of the top five simply because it's a long f*cking title and I'm tired of writing it each week. But this movie is still making money and it probably will keep making money for a little while longer. It's the only animated kids film on the market right now and we all know how successful those types of movies can be. 

#4 McFarland, USA- $11,315,000


On its opening weekend, McFarland, USA came in fourth place. How many movies is Kevin Costner in, honestly? It seems like he has a new movie coming out every week. Not too long ago I was at the movie theater and during the previews, the first three trailers were all Kevin Costner films. I'm surprised that this movie came in the top five simply because there was very little marketing for the film and it doesn't really have broad market appeal. I'm sure it will either be number five or off the list next week.

#5 The DUFF- $11,025,000


On its opening weekend, The DUFF came in fifth place. Like McFarland, USA, I'm surprised this made it onto the top five list for similar reasons as the aforementioned movie: it had very little marketing. But I am also rooting for this movie. It's not my type of movie, but I really like Robbie Amell and his cousin, Stephen Amell and I wish them success. 

It should be noted that Hot Tub Time Machine 2 also came out this weekend and it came in seventh place, making $5.8 million.

To re-cap, #1 was Fifty Shades of Grey, #2 was Kingsman: The Secret Service, #3 was The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, #4 was McFarland, USA and #5 was The DUFF

Next week, the Will Smith, Margot Robbie con artist film Focus and the horror film The Lazarus Effect open in theaters. I think Fifty Shades of Grey and Kingsman will stay in number one and two with either Focus or SpongeBob at number three. 

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

Written by: Nate
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