Weekly Box Office Round-Up: The Shoe Fits for Cinderella

This weekend, Cinderella and Run All Night opened in theaters. So let's take a look at this past weekend's box office.

#1 Cinderella- $67,877,361

On it's opening weekend, Cinderella came in first place. I knew it would make money, but I didn't think it was going to make as much as it did. This is not the kind of movie for me, but this is the type of movie parents will take their kids to see multiple times. Lately, between Snow White and the Huntsman and Maleficent, live action adaptations of Disney stories haven't been good at all. I have heard better reviews for Cinderalla, however, and hopefully they have found a formula that works. 

#2 Run All Night- $11,012,305

On it's opening weekend, Run All Night came in second place. While I'm happy that it was up there in the top 5 this week, the difference in money from spot one to spot two is surprising. The film also did not make what the studio was hoping for. It had a $50 million dollar budget plus advertising and theater profits. Doing $11 million opening weekend is not that good. This is a good movie though, and people should go see it. You can read our review here

#3 Kingsman: The Secret Service- $6,214,863

On it's fifth week, Kingsman: The Secret Service came in third place. It's amazing how long this film has hung in there. There have been so many movies that come out after Kingsman, including Fifty Shades of Grey which opened on the same weekend and made a lot more money, but Kingsman is the only one that has consecutively been in the top 5. It proves that word-of-mouth can do wonders for a film's box office. You can read our review here

#4 Focus- $5,739,006

On it's third week, Focus came in fourth place. The relatively low numbers has proved that Will Smith is not the household and prominent name he once was. It seems like a muddled marketing campaign and a post-After Earth Will Smith fatigue are the reasons why this film isn't doing as well as the studio hoped for. So far, domestically, it has only earned $43 million, which doesn't even cover the cost of it's initial budget, let alone it's marketing costs and theater cuts. I think Focus may very well be off the top 5 next week.

#5 Chappie- $5,703,935

On it's second week, Chappie came in fifth place. This film took a big drop from top spot last week to number five this week. This is most likely due to the fact that it has been getting really poor reviews. I've said it before, but I was really wanting to see Chappie. I had very high hopes, but when the reviews starting coming out I decided not to see it in theaters. It really is a shame. This movie could have been something really special.

To re-cap, #1 was Cinderella, #2 was Run All Night, #3 was Kingsman: The Secret Service, #4 was Focus and #5 was Chappie.

Next week, the Sean Penn thriller The Gunman and the highly anticipated second installment in the Divergent series, Insurgent come out. I think Insurgent will be number one with Cinderella at number two.

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

Written by: Nate
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