Movie Audiences Get Out To Acclaimed Thriller

WINNIPEG, MB. — Audiences got out to the cinema on a weekend dedicated to movies.

Jordan Peele’s feature directorial debut, Get Out, grossed $30.5-million at the box office.

It opened in first place with a perfect 100 per cent score on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

Produced for $4.5-million, the film is considered a wild success.

Hold over weekend

The rest of the weekend box office is rounded out by hold overs.

The LEGO Batman Movie fell to second place from the top spot in its third weekend.

It pulled in another $19-million raising total revenues to $133-million on an $80-million budget.

The Keanu Reeves action flick John Wick: Chapter Two climbed to third place from fourth.

It grossed $9-million in its third weekend, grossing $9-million and raising its total take to $74.4-million.

Tear down these walls

Maybe it’s the negative connotations with building border walls.

Matt Damon’s epic failure, The Great Wall, slipped to fourth place from third in its second weekend.

The film grossed a $8.7-million, for a total of $34.4-million at the global box office.

Ignoring marketing costs, the film was a $150-million production.

The top 10 box office numbers from the weekend follow below:

Now Prev Film Gross Week #
1 Get Out $30.5-million New
2 1 The LEGO Batman Movie $19-million 3
3 4 John Wick: Chapter Two $9-million 3
4 3 The Great Wall $8.7-million 2
5 2 Fifty Shades Darker $7.7-million 3
6 5 Fist Fight $6.4-million 2
7 6 Hidden Figures $5.9-million 10
8 9 La La Land $4.6-million 12
9 7 Split $4.1-million 6
10 11 Lion $3.8-million 14

—Andrew McCrea, MyToba Movies

Andrew McCrea is a hard news junkie with a passion for crime reporting. He studied business, media production, and journalism at Red River College earning two diplomas. McCrea also loves cinema, creative writing, and programming websites and software.
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