Weekend B.O. May 2-4 (How Did ‘Belle’ Do?)
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Weekend B.O. May 2-4 (How Did ‘Belle’ Do?)

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Of course the

big box office news this weekend is The Amazing Spider Man 2, but we’ll get to that in a second. Let’s start off first with

another major release that opened on Friday, that’s not getting quite as much

attention.

I’m referring

of course to Amma Asante’s period

drama Belle, which Fox Searchlight opened in a very

limited release, on just four screens nationwide this weekend – in New York and Los Angeles – to an excellent $105,000 for the

weekend, averaging over $26,000 per theater.

That’s a solid start for the film which, over the next

several weeks, will open on even more screens, in more cities, and we will

be, of course, tracking its progress. 

But excellent reviews, good word of mouth and

effective counter programming for audiences looking for something other than

the huge tentpole CGI laden movies, should guarantee a solid box office

performance for the film over the long term.

As for that

other film, you know, The Amazing Spider Man 2, it did as expected, dominating the weekend box office with an

equally amazing $92 million, far surpassing the $62 million

that the first ASM film opened with in 2012, and coming very close, but not

beating the $95 million that Captain America: The Winter Solider

earned in its first weekend.

However, reviews of the movie, and word of mouth, so far, have not been kind (and justified if you

ask me), and the competition in the next

few weeks is going to be very heavy, so it’s still up in the air if the sequel will

surpass or equal the $752 million worldwide

total of the first film.

Last week’s no. one film – The Other Woman – came in in second place; and faith based film God’s Not Dead has become spring’s

official sleeper hit, with a very good $55.5 million so far.

1) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Sony $92,000,000 

2) The Other Woman  Fox $14,200,000 Total: $47,345,000  

3)  Heaven is for Real TriS $8,700,000 Total: $65,600,000 

4) Captain America: The Winter Soldier BV $7,762,000Total:  $237,143,000 

5) Rio 2 Fox $7,600,000 Total: $106,470,000 

6) Brick Mansions Rela. $3,545,000 Total: $15,482,000 

7) Divergent LG/S $2,175,000 Total: $142,662,000  

8) The Quiet Ones LGF $2,000,000 Total: $6,761,000 

9) The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $1,735,000 Total: $51,506,000 

10) God’s Not Dead Free $1,725,000 Total:  $55,520,000 

11) Bears BV $1,623,000 Total: $14,279,000 

12) Draft Day LG/S $1,425,000 Total: $26,469,000

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