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March 29, 2015

Box Office: There’s No Place Like ‘Home’

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Written by: Peter Towe
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There’s no place like being number one at the weekend box office.  That’s the case for Dreamworks’ new animated feature Home, which finished with an estimated $54 million.  This is great news for Dreamworks Animation who has been struggling a bit as of late.  Home stars

The other big release of the weekend was the Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard, which finished in second with $34.6 million.  This is the highest R-rated opening  for both actors, despite almost universally bad reviews.

After debuting number one, The Divergent Series: Insurgent finished the weekend third, with an estimated $22.1 million.  Domestically, the film has made about $86 million, still well short of its $110 million production budget.  Although, it’s made $180 worldwide, so no need to worry.

Expanding to 1,218 locations, It Follows rounds out the top five.  The film earned a solid $4 million as it continues to have a strong word-of-mouth.  It Follows was by far the best movie playing at most theaters, so I hope it stays around for a couple more weeks.

Here’s the top-ten weekend box office estimates:

1. Home $54 million

2. Get Hard $34.6 million

3. The Divergent Series: Insurgent $22.1 million

4. Cinderella $17.5 million

5. It Follows $4 million

6. Kingsman: The Secret Service $3.1 million

7. Run All Night $2.2 million

8. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $2.2 million

9. Do You Believe? $2.2 million

10. The Gunman $2 million

All these films will take a hit next weekend with the release of Furious 7.  How much do you guys think The newest Fast and Furious film could end up with?

About the Author

Peter Towe
Peter Towe
A graduate of UMASS Boston, I have successfully put off getting a "real" job, and continue to watch, produce, review, and obsess over movies. I lived in Boston while I completed my degree, and now live in Chicago trying the improv thing.


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