News: February 5-7 Weekend Box Office Numbers

By February 7, 2016Hollywood News

Kung Fu Panda 3 finished #1 for the second weekend in a row while Star Wars: The Force Awakens crossed $900 million domestically and became only the third film to ever make over $2 billion worldwide. After eight weeks in release and another top five finish, Star Wars added another $6.8 million bringing its cume to $905.9 million and its worldwide total now stands at $2.008 billion. Comparing Star Wars to the previous box office king Avatar, in the first 52 days of their releases, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has made $905.9 million while Avatar made “just” $629.3 million in that same time frame.

Kung Fu Panda 3 made an estimated $21 million. In second place, Joel and Ethan Coen’s Hail, Caesar! finished the weekend with an estimated $11.4 million. This is the lowest opening for a Coen brothers release opening in over 1,500 theaters.

Taking third position after director Alejandro G. Inarritu took home the Directors Guild Award on Saturday night, The Revenant added another $7.1 million as it is now just shy of $150 million domestically and over $326 million worldwide.

The weekend was a major struggle for Jane Got a Gun, which dropped 84.8% after an all-ready disappointing opening weekend. It’s the second largest second weekend drop of all-time and the largest second weekend drop for a film playing in over 1,000 theaters. The film brought in an estimated $127,000 from 1,031 theaters for a $123 per theater average.

Overall, the weekend’s top twelve was down 40.3% from the same weekend last year, but only $2.9 million down from Super Bowl weekend last year, which came a week earlier.

Next weekend, Deadpool opens in over 3,900 theaters with eyes on a $70+ million weekend alongside the release of Zoolander 2 and How to Be Single.

February 5-7, 2016 Weekend Box Office Top Ten

1 Kung Fu Panda 3 $21,000,000 ($69,050,957)
2 Hail, Caesar! $11,440,000 ($11,440,000)
3 The Revenant $7,100,000 ($149,703,403)
4 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $6,890,000 ($905,961,469)
5 The Choice $6,085,000 ($6,085,000)
6 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies $5,200,000 ($5,200,000)
7 The Finest Hours $4,715,000 ($18,380,660)
8 Ride Along 2 $4,520,000 ($77,206,830)
9 The Boy $4,098,000 ($26,895,684)
10 Dirty Grandpa $4,050,000 ($29,389,753)

Source: Box Office Mojo