'Home' Shocks with $15.6 Million Opening Day; 'Get Hard' Holds Its Own with $12.9 Million BowMarch 28, 2015 03:35 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Please note that estimates from Sony and Open Road were unreported at the time of publishing.

Fox reports that DreamWorks' Home shocked with a huge $15.6 million opening day yesterday, easily distancing itself in first place. The first-day figure represents a 34 percent improvement over The Croods' first day two years ago ($11.65 million) and 95 percent stronger than last year's Mr. Peabody & Sherman ($8.02 million). Despite a generic title and DreamWorks' wavering reputation over the past few years, Home was able to capitalize on voice talent that appeals to young and old audiences alike with Jim Parsons, Rihanna, and Steve Martin taking center stage. While early word of mouth isn't much to write home about (68 percent audience score, 48 percent critic score), the minimal number of family options in theaters right now should help the flick enjoy a healthy lifespan. BoxOffice projects a stunning $58 million opening weekend.

Warner Bros. reports that Get Hard bowed to a strong $12.91 million in second place on Friday. The Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy superstar team-up opened in line with the likes of The Other Guys ($13.1 million opening day), Blades of Glory ($12.4 million), and just 10 percent behind Ride Along ($14.4 million). With few successful comedies in the market over recent months, the teaming proved to be an irresistible one for Ferrell and Hart fans. Unfortunately, early word of mouth isn't positive: the film registered a lackluster "B" CinemaScore, while the Rotten Tomatoes audience has given it a disappointing 66 percent rating through Saturday morning (on top of critics' 33 percent). Even still, BoxOffice is projecting a hearty $34.5 million opening weekend.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent posted $6.85 million in third place yesterday, down 68 percent from its first day last Friday. That drop is slightly sharper than Divergent's 64 percent second Friday drop last year, and puts Insurgent at an eight-day total of $71.2 million (about 7.5 percent behind Divergent). BoxOffice projects $21.6 million for its sophomore frame.

Disney's Cinderella was off 50 percent from last Friday to $4.73 million yesterday. With $137.24 million in the bank domestically, the film is eyeing a third weekend total around $17.5 million.

Buzzy horror hit It Follows cracked the top five and pulled $1.4 million on Friday as it expanded into semi-wide release across 1,218 screens for an $1,160 per-theater average. That gives the flick $2.15 million in all so far. BoxOffice projects $4.5 million this weekend.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 15 - Sun, Aug. 17

Wide (1000+)

1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$28,523,147-57%3,980135$7,167$117,765,3832Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$25,115,564-40%3,697-391$6,793$222,661,3853Disney
3Let's Be Cops$17,813,722--3,094--$5,758$26,220,9861Fox
4The Expendables 3$15,879,645--3,221--$4,930$15,879,6451Lionsgate
5The Giver$12,305,016--3,003--$4,098$12,305,0161Weinstein Company
6Into the Storm$7,892,239-55%3,4340$2,298$31,513,6752Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Hundred-Foot Journey$7,176,092-35%2,04320$3,513$23,686,2232Disney / DreamWorks
9Step Up All In$2,659,026-59%2,0720$1,283$11,808,3602Lionsgate / Summit
10Hercules (2014)$2,127,874-63%1,475-1421$1,443$68,169,0964Paramount
11Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$1,984,776-54%1,262-1044$1,573$201,897,1366Fox
12Get On Up$1,949,295-62%1,101-1368$1,770$27,049,9503Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

1Boyhood$1,992,4481%771265$2,584$13,642,9106IFC Films
2Magic in the Moonlight$1,786,150134%964794$1,853$4,616,6064Sony Pictures Classics
3A Most Wanted Man$1,256,384-43%644-157$1,951$12,645,0624Roadside Attractions
4Planes: Fire and Rescue$1,027,609-58%960-1320$1,070$55,723,3685Disney
5What If$854,364538%787767$1,086$1,060,2192CBS Films
6Singham Returns$654,045--127--$5,150$654,0451Eros International
7The Purge: Anarchy$632,910-72%575-1027$1,101$70,127,2905Universal
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$579,545-16%377-149$1,537$171,242,13810Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Calvary$405,37560%13086$3,118$895,4113Fox Searchlight
11And So It Goes$334,886-72%362-749$925$14,326,3134Clarius Entertainment
12Sex Tape$326,293-71%317-627$1,029$37,765,6735Sony / Columbia
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$240,761-14%223-4$1,080$232,480,81413Fox
1422 Jump Street$236,932-33%172-141$1,378$189,947,03210Sony / Columbia
15Edge of Tomorrow$217,715-34%261-4$834$99,698,91411Warner Bros.
16Tammy$211,083-58%276-274$765$83,139,8177Warner Bros. / New Line
17Transformers: Age of Extinction$205,529-64%206-374$998$243,342,4598Paramount
18The Fault in Our Stars$189,731-6%206-17$921$124,186,89111Fox
19Chef$169,375-47%122-120$1,388$29,297,19615Open Road
20Earth to Echo$90,592-39%154-63$588$37,671,0967Relativity Media
21Godzilla (2014)$80,587-40%118-60$683$200,587,13214Warner Bros.
22Blended$68,982-34%111-33$621$46,211,79513Warner Bros.
23Rio 2$68,309-43%128-38$534$131,415,73719Fox
24Neighbors (2014)$64,695-29%106-33$610$150,056,50515Universal
25Jersey Boys$64,111-44%115-35$557$46,624,1199Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Admiral: Roaring Currents$562,234993%3029$18,741$686,9022CJ Entertainment
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$151,7537%410$3,701$6,125,60220Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Yves Saint Laurent$105,9821894%1812$5,888$386,6198Weinstein Company
4The Trip to Italy$71,712--3--$23,904$71,7121IFC Films
5Think Like a Man Too$70,125213%9362$754$65,182,1829Sony / Screen Gems
6Journey to the South Pacific$57,01211%180$3,167$4,397,13838IMAX / MacGillivray Freeman
7Begin Again$55,807-69%62-183$900$14,455,8308Weinstein Company
8Hubble 3D$52,573-18%10-1$5,257$45,731,206231Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Land Ho!$46,865232%3119$1,512$253,3806Sony Pictures Classics
11The Fluffy Movie$41,046-57%51-105$805$2,786,0304Open Road
12Captain America: The Winter Soldier$38,058-66%65-40$586$259,746,95820Disney
13The Amazing Spider-Man 2$36,868-36%77-27$479$202,853,93316Sony / Columbia
14Wish I Was Here$31,033-67%54-148$575$3,538,6125Focus
15Mood Indigo$24,331-8%25-10$973$221,9245Drafthouse Films
16The Grand Seduction$24,295-3%25-8$972$3,328,36912eOne Films US
17Obvious Child$22,988-39%21-14$1,095$3,014,73611A24
18Kick$21,266-78%16-58$1,329$2,461,0314UTV Motion Pictures
19A Five Star Life$20,861-9%142$1,490$150,3425Music Box Films
20Jerusalem 3D$19,241-9%11-2$1,749$4,962,43048National Geographic
21America (2014)$19,177-71%62-59$309$14,375,8838Lionsgate
22Million Dollar Arm$17,901-58%35-31$511$36,447,95914Disney
23Frank$16,056--1--$16,056$16,0561Magnolia Pictures
24Life After Beth$15,843--2--$7,922$15,8431A24
25Ida (2014)$11,828-49%16-13$739$3,623,38716Music Box Films
26Belle$10,844-35%23-5$471$10,707,93016Fox Searchlight
27Under the Sea 3D$10,77617%6-1$1,796$34,271,691288Warner Bros. / IMAX
28Mr. Peabody & Sherman$9,442-41%24-12$393$111,463,22724Fox / DreamWorks Animation
29Third Person$9,34519%102$935$914,2189Sony Pictures Classics
30Abuse of Weakness$9,140--1--$9,140$9,1401Strand Releasing
31The Grand Budapest Hotel$7,8718%9-7$875$59,065,24324Fox Searchlight
32Life Itself$7,622-36%22-8$346$758,3737Magnolia Pictures
33Born to Be Wild 3D$7,372-17%5-1$1,474$23,521,920176Warner Bros. / IMAX
34The Dog$7,036-43%1613$440$26,0272Drafthouse Films
35Words and Pictures$6,99315%153$466$2,166,20613Roadside Attractions
36NightLights$6,982--2--$3,491$6,9821Indican Pictures
3750 to 1$6,585-6%3-1$2,195$871,40922Ten Furlongs
38Jealousy$5,533--1--$5,533$5,5331Distrib Films
39Red Hollywood$4,760--1--$4,760$4,7601Cinema Guild
40Le Chef$4,318-61%6-7$720$342,6679Cohen Media Group
41The Rover$4,221-15%50$844$1,109,19910A24
42Fort McCoy$4,070--2--$2,035$4,0701Monterey Media
43A Master Builder$3,68285%42$921$31,4654Abramorama
44The LEGO Movie$3,289-23%15-2$219$257,743,82028Warner Bros.
45The Last Sentence$3,163-27%30$1,054$58,7999Music Box Films
46Only Lovers Left Alive$3,078-38%3-2$1,026$1,860,31419Sony Pictures Classics
47I Origins$2,894-91%13-75$223$334,6585Fox Searchlight
48Fifi Howls from Happiness$2,332-15%21$1,166$8,5862Music Box Films
49The Lunchbox$2,317-28%50$463$4,215,92025Sony Pictures Classics
50Fed Up$2,002685%53$400$1,537,38715RADiUS-TWC
51Jake Squared$1,681--10--$168$1,6811Freestyle Releasing
52We Are the Best!$1,3551029%32$452$176,12112Magnolia Pictures
53Je T'aime Je T'aime (2014 re-issue)$1,219-29%10$1,219$65,99427Film Desk / Bleeding Light Film
54A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$1,211-75%3-4$404$149,0239Big World Pictures
55Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$487-30%2-1$244$212,70111RADiUS-TWC
56To the Arctic 3D$471-80%30$157$14,165,869122Warner Bros. / IMAX
57The Girl on the Train (2014)$384--2--$192$1,2617Monterey Media
58Norte, the End of History$342--1--$342$5,6679Cinema Guild
59Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger$299-74%2-2$150$75,6448Magnolia Pictures
60Happy Christmas$266-90%1-7$266$26,7964Magnolia Pictures
61Redwood Highway$146-48%1-1$146$131,69819Monterey Media
62The Double (2014)$97-89%2-2$49$200,26815Magnolia Pictures
63What Now? Remind Me$26-98%10$26$3,1152Cinema Guild