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 Sat, May. 31 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 31 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maleficent$25,750,6416%3,948--$6,522$50,048,1001Disney
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$13,794,99247%4,0015$3,448$152,680,3422Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$6,409,1804%3,158--$2,030$12,565,7701Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$5,246,02257%3,501-451$1,498$171,022,0993Warner Bros.
5Blended$3,661,17347%3,5550$1,030$27,354,4362Warner Bros.
6Neighbors (2014)$3,454,35038%2,939-327$1,175$126,836,7604Universal
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,662,98862%2,152-1008$773$191,644,3835Sony / Columbia
8Million Dollar Arm$1,593,22453%2,329-690$684$27,034,1443Disney
9The Other Woman (2014)$613,45539%1,114-1040$551$80,742,6196Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 31 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$888,27378%624126$1,424$6,302,3214Open Road
2Belle$557,60659%52572$1,062$5,837,6355Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$485,61376%983-718$494$123,965,7788Fox
4Heaven is for Real$331,20552%722-998$459$87,761,4757Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$290,16262%539-834$538$255,019,0949Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$177,23270%249-111$712$57,245,62813Fox Searchlight
7The Immigrant$146,38079%1503$976$1,001,6193Weinstein Company
8Divergent$144,86048%373-271$388$148,556,26011Lionsgate / Summit
9Moms' Night Out$122,68625%383-478$320$9,517,7524Sony / TriStar
10The LEGO Movie$116,91155%302-21$387$255,352,75917Warner Bros.
11The Railway Man$93,07654%496-104$188$3,985,1258Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$89,70573%254-32$353$109,991,88713Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Fed Up$66,66649%1042$641$972,6194RADiUS-TWC
14Noah$63,18063%182-37$347$100,820,07310Paramount
15God's Not Dead$48,46446%155-90$313$59,760,13311Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$36,84720%180-494$205$8,127,7304Clarius Entertainment
17Draft Day$36,27435%17328$210$28,676,5108Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$20,16740%128-74$158$22,916,9247Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 31 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$146,75557%94--$1,561$240,4541eOne Films US
2Words and Pictures$36,08481%133$2,776$195,4542Roadside Attractions
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$35,210-32%390$903$2,365,2819Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Hornet's Nest$20,75922%42-15$494$242,9434Freestyle Releasing
5A Haunted House 2$20,32980%74-14$275$17,246,8947Open Road
6Oculus$15,21046%83-22$183$27,590,0958Relativity Media
7The Quiet Ones$12,16362%72-20$169$8,488,6636Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$9,00155%45-123$200$20,025,3326Relativity Media
9Heropanti$4,225115%11-5$384$54,8832UTV Motion Pictures
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,11083%40$278$133,8747Rialto Pictures
11Blue Ruin$82751%61$138$249,4526RADiUS-TWC
12Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$565-14%2--$283$46,02717Rialto Pictures
13The Unknown Known$9038%1-4$90$269,1299RADiUS-TWC