Grosses

'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

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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Dec. 2 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$4,389,831-42%4,008-62$1,095$254,598,8663Lionsgate / Summit
2Rise of The Guardians$4,159,102-34%3,67219$1,133$48,836,1052Paramount / DreamWorks
3Skyfall$4,045,608-47%3,463-63$1,168$245,585,0834Sony / Columbia
4Life of Pi$3,477,829-35%2,9281$1,188$48,512,9942Fox
5Lincoln$3,454,022-41%2,0180$1,712$83,566,1694Disney / DreamWorks
6Wreck-It Ralph$1,975,043-40%3,087-172$640$158,184,8135Disney
7Killing Them Softly$1,578,435-42%2,424--$651$6,812,9001Weinstein Company
8Red Dawn (2012)$1,532,762-47%2,78156$551$31,272,9532FilmDistrict
9Flight$1,120,798-45%2,603-35$431$81,465,9035Paramount
10The Collection$745,083-38%1,403--$531$3,104,2691LD Entertainment
11Argo$483,948-50%1,043-212$464$100,990,7668Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$800,383-42%3714$2,157$10,740,1123Weinstein Company
2Anna Karenina (2012)$668,086-30%384318$1,740$4,106,9213Focus
3Talaash$418,662-43%174--$2,406$1,637,8331Reliance Entertainment
4Taken 2$103,230-53%496-267$208$137,163,5549Fox
5The Sessions$88,953-41%226-289$394$4,582,1817Fox Searchlight
6Pitch Perfect$80,795-54%403-89$200$63,099,24310Universal
7Cloud Atlas$73,883-28%194-64$381$26,181,4556Warner Bros.
8Looper$52,660-40%280-13$188$65,915,58510Sony / TriStar
9Here Comes the Boom$51,067-53%334-156$153$42,352,2508Sony / Columbia
10The Perks of Being A Wallflower$50,819-46%189-53$269$16,641,06011Lionsgate / Summit
11Hotel Transylvania$39,260-41%248-216$158$143,690,12310Sony / Columbia
12The Man With the Iron Fists$28,625-34%174-31$165$15,386,5205Universal
13Seven Psychopaths$28,065-36%16280$173$14,778,0578CBS Films
14ParaNorman$20,097-28%104-30$193$55,872,82516Focus
15Ice Age: Continental Drift$15,315-41%102-7$150$160,884,06921Fox
16Fun Size$14,660-34%116-28$126$9,362,6416Paramount
17Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$14,280-38%124-66$115$17,466,1496Open Road
18Alex Cross$13,351-45%114-30$117$25,485,2257Lionsgate / Summit
19House at the End of the Street$10,885-49%108-30$101$31,551,78811Relativity Media
20Trouble with the Curve$7,089-54%100-40$71$35,721,05911Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 2 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitchcock$120,155-34%5033$2,403$787,5742Fox Searchlight
2A Late Quartet$29,395-25%74-14$397$877,5255Entertainment One / RKO
3Hecho en Mexico$24,564-12%12--$2,047$76,1231Lionsgate / Pantelion
4The Polar Express (2012 re-issue)$17,092-51%161$1,068$176,8492Warner Bros.
5To the Arctic 3D$12,137-42%520$233$10,051,32133Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Chasing Mavericks$11,853-35%7919$150$5,832,0896Fox
7The Dark Knight Rises$9,967-47%80-28$125$448,093,79620Warner Bros.
8Sinister$9,640-48%88-39$110$47,769,8838Lionsgate / Summit
9Born to Be Wild 3D$9,476-50%300$316$21,432,24487Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$7,202-35%52-7$139$48,963,55918Fox
11Arbitrage$7,162-4%35-13$205$7,851,04412Roadside Attractions
12End of Watch$6,665-33%24-10$278$39,226,46311Open Road
13Paranormal Activity 4$5,870-50%70-38$84$53,717,9097Paramount
14The Master$4,694-38%23-2$204$15,873,23312Weinstein Company
15The Intouchables$3,185-4%19-7$168$13,043,10528Weinstein Company
16Silent Night$2,518-35%11--$229$9,7801Anchor Bay Films
17This Must Be the Place$2,250-16%7-1$321$128,3985Weinstein Company