DreamWorks’ Animated movie “Home (2015)” crushed competition at the box office over the weekend. The family friendly flick feature the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin to name a few. When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip (Rihanna), manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov named Oh (Parsons). The two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. The film raked in an impressive $54 million on its debut weekend.
Check out the trailer for “Home (2015)”
Another strong rival made its debut to face-off against the DreamWorks pic this week. R-rated comedy “Get Hard” featuring Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell managed to rake in $34.6 million despite the onslaught of “Home (2015)”. When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other.
Check out the trailer for “Get Hard”
Last week’s champion “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” was forced to step down to No. 3 while adding $22.1 million for a domestic total of $86.4 million so far. “Cinderella” slips down to No. 4 with an estimated $17.5 million. The top 5 is rounded out with horror pic “It Follows” after the movie received a huge bump in its ticket sales after expanding from 32 theaters to 1,218 locations. The decision to expand to more theaters stems from the exceptionally good reviews received from critics. Rottentomatoes.com dished out a very favourable score of 95% based on 132 reviews. It tells the story of a teenager who finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her.
Check out the trailer for “It Follows”
Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo::
- “Home (2015)” – $54 million
- “Get Hard” – $34.6 million
- “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” – $22.1 million
- “Cinderella” – $17.5 million
- “It Follows” – $4.0 million
- “Kingsman: The Secret Service” – $3.05 million
- “Run All Night” – $2.2 million
- “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” – $2.18 million
- “Do You Believe?” – $2.15 million
- “The Gunman” – $2.0 million