Did you guys know that Melissa McCarthy hasn't not had a number one opening at the box office since her scene-stealing turn in Bridesmaids five years ago? She is a true movie star, whatever the varying quality of some of these films. The Boss got dreadful reviews and a bad "C+" Cinemascore, so it might not stick around long, but she still has a fanbase that will go see her in just about anything on opening weekend, at least so far. I think she's hilarious, but she needs to stop using her clout to let her husband make movies, because with this and Tammy, Ben Falcone is clearly a terrible director. Make too many like those and the fanbase might eventually start to dwindle.
But anyway, it beat out BvS this weekend, though just barely, and the estimates might change when actuals come in tomorrow. Still, the superhero movie dipped another 58 percent and is fading fast- it looks like it won't reach the billion dollar mark worldwide and may not pass Deadpool domestically. So far it's as 296 million, while Zootopia is also at that mark, pulling in 14 million for the weekend and will certainly pass 300 in the next week. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and the action movie Hardcore Henry filled out the top five.
- The Boss- 23.48 million
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice- 23.44 million
- Zootopia- 14.35 million
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2- 6.42 million
- Hardcore Henry- 5.1 million
In limited release, Jake Gyllenhaal's Demolition bombed, earning a PTA of just 1k- ouch. Not a whole lot going on in the indie world right now, I have to say, although if you're looking for something, Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some is out there and doing okay, even if it's not something targeted at the older demographic that goes to these movies these days. Next week The Jungle Book is expected to do well, and Barber Shop: The Next Cut is also coming out. See you guys then.