Box Office Results: “God is Not Dead 2” fails, “Batman v Superman” coasts
Despite a substantial loss in ticket-sales over its second weekend in theaters, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” remained at the top of the charts this week.
The superhero brawler brought in another $52.4M at the domestic box-office this weekend, a drop of 68.4% from its record-setting debut weekend. The film remained in 4,256 locations across the country and has now earned just north of $261.4M domestically. The film was directed by Zack Snyder, working off a script written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. Among the many stars of the action-film are Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot.
Disney’s “Zootopia” earned an estimated $20M this weekend, enough to take second-place overall on the box-office charts. The film was shown at 3,698 locations domestically this weekend, and has now earned over $275M in just five-weeks. “Zootopia” was directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, working from a screenplay written by Jared Bush and Phil Johnston. The film features the voice-talents of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, J.K. Simmons and Shakira.
Universal Pictures landed in third-place this weekend with “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” The comedy earned $11.1M across 3,179 locations. Now in its second-week, the film has earned just over $36.4M at the domestic box-office, a far cry from the original’s $241M domestic total. Kirk Jones directed the film, written and directed by Nia Vardalos. John Corbett and Michael Constantine also star in the film.
Fourth-place went to the religious film “God’s Not Dead 2,” which was mostly panned by critics. The film managed to earn $8.1M across 2,419 locations despite the lackluster reviews. “God is Not Dead 2” was directed by Harold Cronk, working off a script written by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon. Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe and David A.R. White star in the drama.
TriStar Pictures had much better luck overall with its religious film “Miracles from Heaven,” now in its third-week at the box-office. The film took fifth-place overall this weekend with $7.5M across 3,155 locations but has earned almost $47M domestically. Patricia Riggen directed the faith-based film, which was adapted by Randy Brown from the book written by Christy Beam. Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers and Martin Henderson star in the film.