'Home' is where the $54M box office crown is

Home-2015-Movie1. Home – $54 million [debut week] After a lot of misfires, DreamWorks Animation received a much needed boost as its latest exceeded expectations by $20 million. ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ ‘Turbo’ and ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ let the company down, but ‘Home’ delivered the company’s best opening since ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,’ which opened to $60.3 million in 2012. Like ‘Paddington‘ and ‘SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water,’ word of mouth will be great and with a lack of family options, this should have a strong run and at least make back its $130 million budget.

Get Hard - Kevin Hart and gangsta Will Ferrell2. Get Hard – $34.6 million [debut week] Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell’s first collaboration paid off as their strong debut marked the highest ‘R’ rated opener of both stars’ careers. With a meager $40 million budget, this will turn a nice profit. And it will also benefit well from a lack of similar-skewing adult comedies.

3. Insurgent – $22 million [2nd week; $86.4 million] The ‘Divergent’ sequel had a higher drop than its predecessor and will likely be the Top 5 film that will be most impacted by ‘Furious 7’s’ release this Friday.

4. Cinderella – $17 million [3rd week; $150 million] Disney’s fairy tale adaptation continues to soar. Internationally, the film is faring even better with $300 million worldwide.

5. It Follows – $4 million [debut week] The critical hit had a decent opening despite only opening in 1,218 theaters.

  • keith

    I didnt see get hard yet. I took the family to see HOME. It was a cute movie and its good to see a girl of color as the lead, but it was kind of blah. It felt like a long music video with a thin plot. If they try to spin this to a sequel they need to get in the lab and come a little stronger. I guess it was more girl friendly which probably leads to more dollars??? Idk. Rihanna… she is just not a good actor in shape or form. She did okay, but the characer was just silly… Not a rewatch like say dragons or big hero 6. My son seems to enjoy it enough or he just hype. he had trouble seating down in the third act. overall he did okay.. my wife wasnt so happy having to take him in the hallway in the theater. If i ever become really rich. I want to find a way for more autisic nights for kids. Its a trend but not big yet

  • keith

    her hair was animated in great detail though. that was a good job. OO was just a nice version of Sheldon. He delivered the lines nicely and all but Its basically his big bang persona for kids without the zingers and random rudeness. Yet he hits another home run lol

  • Glad to hear you went and even happier to hear the film did well particularly because it featured a lead of color!

    How’s he doing at sitting through them all the way?

  • keith

    hit or miss. Its now if he is okay and fed. he get the happy giggles and want to jump around instead of crying and not seeing the picture. now he can give 20 min straight at a time to just watch or cover his face.. in okay way. its like he reached another level in an RPG or something. Stronger Toddler power