Box Office Wrap Up: July 5th

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Box Office Wrap up 7/7/2013 top charting movies

 

minions huddled up waving
They Look cute, but they are like drunk ferrets. You were warned.

This weekends Box Office wrap up features yet again another animated movie dominating the box office, and punking out another real live leading man in Johnny Depp (Brad feels your pain Johnny). It offered a mild surprise in Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain Which did amazingly well for a stand up comedy movie and exceeded all expectations.

 

Kevin Hart  putting his hand up in a stop motion
Stop.. 17 million? No, seriously…

Despicable Me 2 had one of the best debuts ever for an animated movie, For the three-day period, Despicable Me 2 earned Through its first five days, Despicable Me 2 earned $143.1 million., which is on par with Toy story 3 141 million, earning it top 5 status for animated movies. It’s also way higher than the 2010 original’s $56.4 million opening. No doubt their ad campaign focusing on the minions, that made the first movie so lovable generated alot of hype for this film.

Johnyy depp as tonto
Well there is always jack sparrow….

 

The Lone Ranger took in $48.7 million in the box office its first five days. Which isn’t bad, but considering this is Disney and the films budget of 200 mil. It is certainly a disappointment.  The lackluster reviews it has been receiving doesn’t bode well for the film.

 

kevin hart bug eyed
17 million…

 

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain took in 17.4 million which makes it the fifth highest grossing stand up in box office history, this places him amongst some elite company, and with all the positive reviews we should start to see a major push on him.

 

This weekends top ten:

Movie Distributor Genre Gross Change Thtrs. Per Thtr. Total Gross Days
1 new Despicable Me 2 Universal Comedy $83,517,315 3,997 $20,895   $142,364,295 6
2 new The Lone Ranger Walt Disney Western $29,210,849 3,904 $7,482   $38,910,849 6
3 (2) The Heat 20th Century Fox Comedy $24,763,907 -37% 3,181 $7,785   $86,259,195 10
4 (1) Monsters University Walt Disney Adventure $19,716,347 -57% 3,739 $5,273   $190,149,540 17
5 (3) World War Z Paramount Pictures Action $18,408,963 -38% 3,316 $5,552   $158,954,143 17
6 (4) White House Down Sony Pictures Thriller/Suspense $13,478,486 -46% 3,222 $4,183   $50,485,249 10
7 (5) Man of Steel Warner Bros. Action $11,414,297 -45% 2,095 $5,448   $271,188,450 24
8 new Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain Lionsgate Concert/Performance $10,030,463 876 $11,450   $17,391,167 5
9 (6) This is the End Sony Pictures Comedy $5,870,167 -33% 2,104 $2,790   $85,674,320 26
10 (7) Now You See Me Lionsgate Thriller/Suspense $2,853,191 -49% 1,606 $1,777   $110,498,603 38

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