The Monday Morning Hangover Report – January 30th, 2017
by Tim Barley
Audiences aren’t Split on what they wanted to see this weekend
Good morning, mixers! The weekend is over and CocktailsandMovies.com is here to tell you what happened at the box office this weekend.
Well, quite the surprise as M. Knight’s latest movie has some staying power, despite some lackluster reviews, including our very own Mike Reyes’ review. And, with three new movies opening, you’d have thought that one of them, say maybe the newest Resident Evil movie, would have made it to the top of the box office. What’s even more amazing is that Split has made over $77 million on only a $9 million budget.
Before we get into the particulars, let’s grab a cocktail and take a look at what transpired this weekend at the box office in our Cocktails and Movies Weekend Wrap Up.
- Split – $26.2 million
- A Dog’s Purpose – $18.3 million
- Hidden Figures – $14 million
- Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – $13.8 million
- La La Land – $12.1 million
- xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – $8.2 million
- Sing – $6.2 million
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $5.1 million
- Monster Trucks – $4.1 million
- Gold – $3.4 million
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Well, my picks last Friday were just a bit off. I had higher hopes for Resident Evil, but (sigh) no such luck. What is amazing is how Split stayed at the top. However, when looking further, there was nothing really to challenge it. A Dog’s Purpose got blown out of the water by horrible reviews AND a tape reportedly showing mistreatment of a dog during shooting. The bright spot is to see Hidden Figures still at the top of the box office, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story still in the top 10 as well.
Did you see a movie this weekend? Let us know what you saw and what you thought!