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, Jul. 26 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lucy$15,024,580-12%3,173--$4,735$32,112,6901Universal
2Hercules (2014)$10,226,374-8%3,595--$2,845$21,284,8281Paramount
3Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$6,690,30440%3,668-301$1,824$167,142,6723Fox
4The Purge: Anarchy$3,925,59513%2,85650$1,375$48,787,4652Universal
5Planes: Fire and Rescue$3,709,28833%3,83913$966$32,310,2072Disney
6Sex Tape$2,362,82124%3,0620$772$25,173,4492Sony / Columbia
7And So It Goes$1,890,85239%1,762--$1,073$3,251,6871Clarius Entertainment
8Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,886,71243%2,476-748$762$234,961,7175Paramount
9Tammy$1,408,60729%2,562-840$550$77,245,3354Warner Bros. / New Line
1022 Jump Street$1,034,31330%1,613-616$641$184,982,0607Sony / Columbia
11How to Train Your Dragon 2$851,93340%1,358-811$627$164,891,4397Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Maleficent$721,55133%1,077-464$670$231,603,5299Disney
13Begin Again$652,30351%1,244-58$524$11,818,8805Weinstein Company
14Earth to Echo$542,49225%1,272-1178$426$35,119,9114Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$1,142,15559%361--$3,164$1,859,1531Roadside Attractions
2Wish I Was Here$457,46836%625557$732$1,519,4952Focus
3The Fluffy Movie$433,125-16%432--$1,003$946,3411Open Road
4Kick$415,57515%177--$2,348$777,3201UTV Motion Pictures
5America (2014)$356,33540%760-270$469$12,949,0315Lionsgate
6Chef$326,23379%405-147$806$27,007,67212Open Road
7Edge of Tomorrow$220,61940%353-249$625$97,562,2578Warner Bros.
8Jersey Boys$213,20967%462-541$461$45,478,3986Warner Bros.
9The Fault in Our Stars$179,61118%387-170$464$122,552,5468Fox
10X-Men: Days of Future Past$161,58042%289-98$559$231,153,14610Fox
11Think Like a Man Too$155,27236%317-311$490$64,649,2686Sony / Screen Gems
12Godzilla (2014)$151,98037%302-24$503$199,579,89711Warner Bros.
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$108,92225%321-1170$339$30,211,9654Sony / Screen Gems
14Neighbors (2014)$107,12024%208-22$515$149,435,84512Universal
15Rio 2$87,88028%230-26$382$130,613,46416Fox
16Snowpiercer$82,91952%149-62$557$3,838,8205RADiUS-TWC
17Blended$81,86026%223-62$367$45,547,03310Warner Bros.
18The Amazing Spider-Man 2$70,50938%187-31$377$202,354,34413Sony / Columbia
19Heaven is for Real$37,72730%129-20$292$91,240,71815Sony / TriStar
20The LEGO Movie$11,377-2%2020$56$257,569,51325Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 26 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$67,48614%410$1,646$4,969,35517Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$35,63666%74-16$482$3,077,7979eOne Films US
3I Origins$30,50546%7672$401$93,2312Fox Searchlight
4Belle$22,09258%58-34$381$10,557,92213Fox Searchlight
5Words and Pictures$11,20753%28-5$400$2,103,09110Roadside Attractions
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$9,14521%58-5$158$111,334,08721Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The Other Woman (2014)$7,97316%39-21$204$83,860,09114Fox
8Yves Saint Laurent$6,22039%8-3$778$236,9635Weinstein Company
9God's Not Dead$1,57332%9-2$175$60,745,24619Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Fed Up$1,20220%131$92$1,526,14012RADiUS-TWC
11Come Back to Me$1,016-46%10--$102$2,9151Freestyle Releasing
12Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$44043%4-6$110$208,8278RADiUS-TWC
13The Hornet's Nest$31812%10$318$311,65512Freestyle Releasing
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$28677%6-2$48$8,460,61812Clarius Entertainment
15A Long Way Off$165-30%1--$165$28,7448Moving Visions Entertainment