Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Hammers ‘Rings’, ”Space Between Us’ DOA with $3.8-M

$VIA, $CMCSA, $FOX, $LGF, $SNE

De Niro’s not so funny ‘The Comedian’ also DOA this weekend, ‘La La Land’ tops $268-M globally.

M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller Split stayed on Top of the North American box office for a 3rd frame running with $14.6-M from 3,373 theaters.

Paramount’s Rings, came #2 with $13-M from 2,931 theaters, for a global open of $28.2-M.

Split has grossed $98.7-M domestically for Blumhouse Productions and Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Overseas, the film earned another $14.6-M from 41 markets for a foreign total of $44-M and a global box office take of $142.7-M.

STX Entertainment’s younger-skewing space romance The Space Between Us, was DOA in its launch with $3.8-M from 2,812 theaters and coming in at # 9.

Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s A Dog’s Purpose placed # 3 with $10.8-M from 3,178 locations for a 10-day domestic box office of $32.9-M. The family-friendly film dipped 41%.

 Fox 2000 (NASDAQ:FOX) and Chernin Entertainment’s Hidden Figures followed at #4 with $10.1-M from 3,401 theaters for a North American box office of $120-M, falling 28% after winning top honors at the SAG Awards on 29 January.

Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF) Oscar front-runner La La Land rounded out the Top 5 with $7.5-M from 3,236 theaters for a domestic take of $118-M. Overseas, the musical earned another $20.1-M from 72 markets for a foreign take of $150-M and a global box office of $268-M.

Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Resident Evil: The Final Chapter dove 67%t in its 2nd frame to $4.5-M for a domestic box office of $21.9-M, coming in at # 6.

Moving up to No. 8 was the Oscar-nominated Lion, which expanded into a total of 1,405 locations, grossing $4-M for a domestic take of $24.7-M

At the specialty box office

Taylor Hackford’s The Comedian, starring the outspoken actor Robert De Niro (who said recently on TV that he wants to punch out Our new President) came DOA in its 838 locations debut, taking in less than $1-M. It is a strange and not funny movie, there are no laughs period.

Have some fun, see a movie this week, not The Comedian though.

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