Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) live-action feature grossed $112.7-M in NA over the Memorial Day weekend, beating out estimates that the film would bow to $100-M.
The rehashing of the studio’s Y 1992 animated pic has received a mixed response from critics, with a 57% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but earn a A CinemaScore from audiences.
Also hitting theaters over the frame was Olivia Wilde’s R-rated high school comedy Booksmart, which earned a solid $8.7-M in its bow.
Booksmart played best on the West Coast, it had a largely female audience (61%), with 74% of the audience falling between the ages of 18 and 34 years old.
Meanwhile, Screen Gems and The H Collective’s superhero horror film Brightburn posted a 3-day gross of $9.5-M at 2,257 locations.
The film received a lukewarm response from critics, with a 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences gave it a C+ CinemaScore, but a lower rating is not uncommon for horror-tinged films.
John Wick, Parabellum (NYSE:LGF) has grossed $181-M at the global box office to date, surpassing John Wick: Chapter 2‘s $171.5-M. The original John Wick ended its Y 2014 run with $88.7-M worldwide.
In its 2nd weekend of release, Parabellum earned $24.35-M at the domestic box office, with a domestic haul of $107.1-M, with estimated 4-day holiday weekend projection at $30.5-M
The well-reviewed action-thriller was once again helmed by stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski. The movie currently sits at an 89% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with a Metacritic score of 73 and an A- CinemaScore.
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