Continuing my role as box office reporter for Film and TV news and reviews website Tastic film, I have written a brief overview of what has been big at the American box office and beyond over the last week. Here is a sneak peek but please head over to Tastic Film for the full report!
Animated family sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 has proved a very tasty treat for audiences over the weekend, opening to a respectable $35 million. Playing in over 4000 cinemas, it has gained a bigger audience than its predecessor but has fallen supremely short of this year’s other big animated sequel, Despicable Me 2 which currently still sits as the second biggest film of the year. However, expect Cloudy to devour ticket sales over the next couple of weeks.
Cloudy’s nearest competitor is the far more adult thriller Prisoners which has been at number one all week since opening last weekend. The tale of child kidnapping has not put off audiences with its shocking violence and buoyed by excellent reviews and the star power of Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, has managed to make $45 million worldwide so far with the international box office bound to pick up this week, even if domestic takings dropped significantly after the opening weekend.
Insidious Chapter 2 which had a huge opening weekend earlier in September has slipped further down to number 6 in the weekend box office charts but has already taken over $78 million in three weeks of release off the back of a paltry $5 million budget...
Head over to Tastic Film for the rest of the box office report.
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