Split Repeats in First While A Dog’s Purpose Finds One
Split repeated for a second weekend at the box office with an impressive $26.3 million. The M. Night Shyamalan film has been riding good worth of mouth and buzz that this is his best film since The Sixth Sense with a return to form. The weekend saw only a 34% drop from the previous weekend.
In second place was the controversial film A Dog’s Purpose. It debuted with $18.4 million off of a $22 million budget. The film made news when video surfaced of dog’s being mistreated during the filming. The film’s success was primarily due to younger kids, 53% of the audience were 13 and older and 47% of the audience were families with children under the age of 13. The film’s success mostly might have been due to lack of new competition for the segment.
In third place was Hidden Figures which earned an estimated $14 million and crossed the $100 million domestic mark. The film sits at $104 million.
In fourth was new film Resident Evil: The Final Chapter which earned an estimated $13.9 million. That’s the lowest debut for any film of the franchise, the previous being the debut film which earned $17.7 million.
Rounding out the top five was La La Land which also crossed the $100 million domestic mark adding $12.1 million to its total. The film has earned $106.5 million domestically.
I more comic related news, Doctor Strange earned $102,200 domestically. The film stands at $231.6 million domestically and $664.6 million worldwide. We’ll be back in an hour for further examination fo the comic film adaptations released in 2016.