It was an exciting week at the box-office this weekend, with four new-releases competing at your local cinema. The fall and holiday favorites are starting to slip on the domestic-charts, allowing the newcomers to battle it out for number-one. The Golden Globes seemed to have influence the box-office this week, with winners like “La La Land” and “Hidden Figures” remaining strong at the box-office.
This weekend fans chose between the horror-thriller “The Bye Bye Man,” the family-comedy “Monster Trucks,” the drama “Live by Night,” and the expanded release of “Patriots Day”. Select cities will also offer the films “Sleepless,” “The Book of Love,” “Ok Jaanu” and “Silence”.
It was another terrific weekend for “Hidden Figures,” the FOX film earned an additional $20.45M across 3,286 locations this week. The film has now grossed over $54.83M in just four-weeks. “Hidden Figures” was directed by Theodore Melfi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Allison Schroeder. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe.
Lionsgate’s “La La Land” took the second-place spot on the domestic-charts with a $14.5M weekend. The Golden Globe winner remained in 1,848 locations, and has earned over $74.08M for the studio in just six-weeks. “La La Land” was written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Rosemarie DeWitt.
“Sing” landed in third-place overall, bringing in an additional $13.81M for Universal Studios. The animated-hit remained in 3,693 locations this weekend, and has grossed over $233.02M for the studio. “Sing” was directed by Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings, the script was written by Jennings. The animated-comedy features the voice-talents of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Seth MacFarlane.
Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” dropped from number-two to number-four on the domestic charts this week. The stand-alone Star Wars project grossed $13.75M for the studio, remaining in 3,162 locations. The film has grossed $498.85M for Disney domestically in five-weeks. The film is sure to conquer the home-box office when the Digital HD and Blu-Ray versions release later this year.
“The Bye Bye Man” hit number-four this weekend, and was the number-one new release of the week. The horror-thriller earned $13.37M across 2,220 locations. “The Bye Bye Man” was directed by Stacy Title, working off a screenplay by Jonathan Penner. The film is based on the novel by Robert Damon Schneck called “The Bridge to Body Island”. The film stars Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount and Cressida Bonas.
“Patriots Day” missed the top-five but did reach sixth-place on the domestic charts with $12M across 3,120 locations. “Patriots Day” was directed by Peter Berg, who wrote the screenplay with Matt Cook. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan and J.K. Simmons.
Paramount’s “Monster Trucks” only managed to reach seventh-place overall. The family-comedy only earned $10.5M during its opening weekend, despite opening across 3,119 locations. “Monster Trucks” was directed by Chris Wedge, the film stars Lucas Till, Jane Levy and Thomas Lennon.
“Sleepless,” another new release, ended in eighth-place. The film opened to $8.46M across 1,803 locations. “Sleepless” was directed by Baran bo Odar, the screenplay was written by Andrea Berloff and Frédéric Jardin. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan and Dermot Mulroney.
Warner Bros. Pictures “Live By Night” continued to tank at the box-office this weekend. The film opened-wide to just $5.42M across 2,822 locations. “Live by Night” was directed by Ben Affleck, who also wrote the screenplay for the film. The drama is based on the novel written by Dennis Lehane. The film stars Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning and Brendan Gleeson.
“Silence” expanded its reach this weekend, bringing in another $1.94M for the studio in just 696 locations. “Silence” was directed by Martin Scorsese, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jay Cocks. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson.
These films will have to battle several new films next weekend. Opening next week are “xXx 3,” “Split” and the wide-release of “20th Century Women”. Select theaters will also start showing “The Founder,” “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone,” “The Red Turtle” and “Trespass Against Us”.