As Summer comes to an end, we start looking to the Fall for the movies to come. There are a lot of good movies coming out at the end of the season, but this week, the box office kicked off the season strongly having two movies hit double digits and two new movies hit in the top 5.
The top movie this week is Prisoners (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWhS0xN3C0g) with a $21.4 million opening weekend. The movie has been getting great reviews and I would expect this movie to have a good box office, considering there isn’t a whole lot of good movies at the box office right now.
Dropping to #2 is Insidious Chapter 2 (Clip ‘Still Happening’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMN9p7L-1IU) with $14.5 million. This brings the 2-week total to $60.5 million. The movie shattered it’s $5 million budget last week and is a big success for the production company since it’s still making good money at the box office.
Coming in at #3 and dropping one spot is The Family (Clip ‘Trying to date’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itRCPrJnHGI) with $7 million, bringing the 2-week total to $25.6 million. This movie had such high expectations but is bombing at the box office. A lot of reviews are contributing to the bad plot line for this movie.
Moving up two spots to #4 is Instructions Not Included (Featurette: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F63YolhbgaA) with $5.7 million. This brings the 4-week total to $34.2 million. This small budget film is doing better then what was expected and I think that the lack of movies at the box office is helping it out.
Rounding out the top 5 is the premiere of Battle of the Year (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QibqRB9Gs9k) with $5 million. Apparently dance movies are trying to make it’s way back, but I doubt that it will. Dance movies have been killed to the ground and this movie only got into the top 5 because there was pretty much no other movie at the box office.
There are three big movies coming out next weekend: the Ron Howard drama based on the race car driver Niki Lauda in Rush; the sequel to the movie where food comes to life in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2; and the story of a ladies man who finally meets his match in Don Jon. All three movies should find their way into the top 5 and I think that anyone of them could grab the top spot, but Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 probably has the best shot because it’s the only kid’s movie at the theaters.
*all totals are from boxofficemojo.com