This week moviegoers had the option to see the horror-thriller “Rings,” and the young-adult drama “The Space Between Us,” but it was former-favorites that stole the spotlight on the box-office charts. Their reign at the box-office could be short lived however, as three major-releases will hit the box-office next week.
Universal’s “Split” remained at number-one for the third week in a row, bringing in an additional $14.58M over the weekend. The film, which remained in 3,373 locations this week, has grossed over $98.70M domestically. “Split” was written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the film stars James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy and Haley Lu Richardson.
“Rings” was the most successful of the newcomers, but only managed to land in second-place over its debut weekend. The horror-thriller opened across 2,931 locations, and grossed $13M this week. “Rings” was directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez, the screenplay was written by David Loucka and Jacob Estes. The film stars Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe and Johnny Galecki.
“A Dog’s Purpose,” also from Universal, brought in $10.82M this weekend to take third-place overall on the domestic charts. The family-drama remained in 3,178 locations, and has grossed $32.92M in two-weeks. “A Dog’s Purpose” was directed by Lasse Hallström, working from a script written by W. Bruce Cameron and Cathryn Michon. The film stars Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton.
FOX’s “Hidden Figures” earned $10.10M this weekend, which was enough to remain at fourth-place overall. The Oscar-nominated film remained in 3,401 locations and has grossed over $119.40M for the studio in seven-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.
The award-winning musical “La La Land” did hold onto the fifth-place spot for another week, bringing in $7.45M over the Super Bowl weekend. The popular musical has now grossed over $118.30M domestically. “La La Land” was written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Rosemarie DeWitt.
Missing the top-five but worth mentioning was the YA drama “The Space Between Us,” the film failed to connect with audiences and only made $3.82M across 2,812 locations. The film debuted in ninth-place overall. “The Space Between Us” was directed by Peter Chelsom, working from a screenplay written by Allan Loeb, and the story was written by Stewart Schill. The drama stars Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield and Carla Gugino.
Don’t expect these films to stay in their spots next weekend, studios will release “Fifty Shades Darker,” “John Wick 2” and “The LEGO Batman Movie” next week.