Magic Mike XXL – Channing Tatum and most of the old gang return for another strip down. Matthew McConaughey didn’t want to return for the sequel so Jada Pinkett Smith assumes the leadership role as Mike and the boys head to Tampa for one final performance.
I’ll break down my thoughts on all the winners and losers very soon, but for now, here’s a look at some of the hottest stars and what they rocked to the biggest night of the movie calendar year. Who’s your favorite and who should have tried another outfit? Continue reading 2015 Oscar’s Best Dressed→
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $36 million [2nd week; $174.7 million in total] Benefiting from some of the season’s weakest competition, the fourth installment of the “Transformers” saga easily retained the top spot this week, becoming the first film since “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” to actually retain its No. 1 ranking in consecutive weeks. Transformers: Age of Extinction [Blu-ray]
1. Think Like a Man Too – $30 million [debut week] – The sequel to the breakout 2012 hit didn’t match the $33.6 of its predecessor, but it did earn enough to win this week’s box office. It’s possible the lousy critical response – the film has a terrible 13% freshness rating on rottentomatoes.com – played a part in the film failing to exceed the original’s debut despite being in 210 more theaters.
For star Kevin Hart, this marks his third film this year that’s opened to at least $25 million – a very impressive feat that continues to prove he’s a box office draw.
This marks a record ninth consecutive week where the previous champ failed to hold serve and retain its box office crown. The last film to successfully repeat was back in April with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” And with the fourth Transformers film coming to theaters next week, a 10th week is a lock for another changing of the guard.