Monday, 13 February 2017

Movie Money: Episode 13

Well talk about a nice change of pace. After weeks of a top 5 book-ended by 'Split', 'Hidden Figures' and 'La La Land', the box office finally got some new blood this week. Mind you, 'Split' and 'Hidden figures still clung on for dear life, with 'Split' in the #4 spot, and 'Hidden Figures' at #5, but this has to be the last stand for them. M. Night Shyamalan is having one of his best runs in years. 'Split' is his 6th highest grossing film, and even after 4 weeks it's still making decent bank. I'd reckon it beats out 'The Last Airbender', which is the last movie of his to crack $100m. At least I hope it does for humanity's sake.

As for the newbies, they all took a decent chunk of a $130m pie. 'Lego Batman' was the top dog either proving that the 'Lego' brand is strong, or that 'Batman' still is. '50 Shades Darker' was at number 2, which made significantly less than its predecessor on opening weekend, but will no doubt reap the rewards of the Valentine's Day Weekend. 'John Wick: Chapter 2' on the other hand came out the gates swinging and will definitely surpass the original. Or it'll die trying.

Here's the show for this week:

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