Grosses

'Home' Shocks with $15.6 Million Opening Day; 'Get Hard' Holds Its Own with $12.9 Million BowMarch 28, 2015 03:35 AM

by BoxOffice Staff

Fox reports that DreamWorks' Home shocked with a huge $15.6 million opening day yesterday, easily distancing itself in first place. The first-day figure represents a 34 percent improvement over The Croods' first day two years ago ($11.65 million) and 95 percent stronger than last year's Mr. Peabody & Sherman ($8.02 million). Despite a generic title and DreamWorks' wavering reputation over the past few years, Home was able to capitalize on voice talent that appeals to young and old audiences alike with Jim Parsons, Rihanna, and Steve Martin taking center stage. While early word of mouth isn't much to write home about (68 percent audience score, 48 percent critic score), the minimal number of family options in theaters right now should help the flick enjoy a healthy lifespan. BoxOffice projects a stunning $58 million opening weekend.

Warner Bros. reports that Get Hard bowed to a strong $12.91 million in second place on Friday. The Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy superstar team-up opened in line with the likes of The Other Guys ($13.1 million opening day), Blades of Glory ($12.4 million), and just 10 percent behind Ride Along ($14.4 million). With few successful comedies in the market over recent months, the teaming proved to be an irresistible one for Ferrell and Hart fans. Unfortunately, early word of mouth isn't positive: the film registered a lackluster "B" CinemaScore, while the Rotten Tomatoes audience has given it a disappointing 66 percent rating through Saturday morning (on top of critics' 33 percent). Even still, BoxOffice is projecting a hearty $34.5 million opening weekend.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent posted $6.85 million in third place yesterday, down 68 percent from its first day last Friday. That drop is slightly sharper than Divergent's 64 percent second Friday drop last year, and puts Insurgent at an eight-day total of $71.2 million (about 7.5 percent behind Divergent). BoxOffice projects $21.6 million for its sophomore frame.

Disney's Cinderella was off 50 percent from last Friday to $4.73 million yesterday. With $137.24 million in the bank domestically, the film is eyeing a third weekend total around $17.5 million.

Buzzy horror hit It Follows cracked the top five and pulled $1.4 million on Friday as it expanded into semi-wide release across 1,218 screens for an $1,160 per-theater average. That gives the flick $2.15 million in all so far. BoxOffice projects $4.5 million this weekend.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198314 (Apr 08 - Apr 10) - 1983$23,535,046-32%$27,887,329-26%Tootsie
198414 (Apr 06 - Apr 08) - 1984$41,294,23075%$43,525,21956%Police Academy
198514 (Apr 05 - Apr 07) - 1985$34,293,857-17%$43,818,5851%Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
198614 (Apr 04 - Apr 06) - 1986$26,516,162-23%$30,156,642-31%Police Academy 3: Back in Training
198714 (Apr 03 - Apr 05) - 1987$33,513,38226%$36,958,93423%Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
198814 (Apr 01 - Apr 03) - 1988$38,025,55113%$44,886,92921%Beetlejuice
198914 (Apr 07 - Apr 09) - 1989$32,677,820-14%$36,263,405-19%Major League
199014 (Apr 06 - Apr 08) - 1990$60,731,60886%$65,571,75481%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
199114 (Apr 05 - Apr 07) - 1991$35,178,652-42%$37,660,892-43%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II
199214 (Apr 03 - Apr 05) - 1992$54,585,16355%$60,184,87360%White Men Can't Jump
199314 (Apr 02 - Apr 04) - 1993$37,601,935-31%$44,698,081-26%Cop and a Half
199414 (Apr 08 - Apr 10) - 1994$36,235,546-4%$46,883,2105%D2: The Mighty Ducks
199514 (Apr 07 - Apr 09) - 1995$49,682,83037%$55,303,85818%Bad Boys (1995)
199614 (Apr 05 - Apr 07) - 1996$51,365,2583%$57,448,8894%Primal Fear
199714 (Apr 04 - Apr 06) - 1997$66,304,18029%$75,283,28631%Liar Liar
199814 (Apr 03 - Apr 05) - 1998$67,890,2362%$77,949,0424%Lost in Space
199914 (Apr 02 - Apr 04) - 1999$72,748,4257%$89,211,50414%The Matrix
200014 (Apr 07 - Apr 09) - 2000$69,411,206-5%$84,434,244-5%Rules of Engagement
200114 (Apr 06 - Apr 08) - 2001$76,824,85111%$92,445,9859%Spy Kids
200214 (Apr 05 - Apr 07) - 2002$89,232,27916%$103,796,07012%Panic Room
200314 (Apr 04 - Apr 06) - 2003$77,458,983-13%$98,822,722-5%Phone Booth
200414 (Apr 02 - Apr 04) - 2004$107,645,47539%$127,544,80529%Hellboy
200514 (Apr 08 - Apr 10) - 2005$75,771,510-30%$87,067,132-32%Sahara (2005)
200614 (Apr 07 - Apr 09) - 2006$98,359,66830%$114,386,11631%Ice Age: The Meltdown
200714 (Apr 06 - Apr 08) - 2007$104,659,4386%$123,968,1878%Blades of Glory
200814 (Apr 04 - Apr 06) - 2008$76,223,733-27%$95,450,978-23%21
200914 (Apr 03 - Apr 05) - 2009$146,088,13992%$155,264,59563%Fast & Furious
201014 (Apr 02 - Apr 04) - 2010$166,220,51914%$177,115,11114%Clash of the Titans (2010)
201114 (Apr 08 - Apr 10) - 2011$98,389,397-41%$115,955,355-35%HOP
201214 (Apr 06 - Apr 08) - 2012$115,439,62217%$123,737,4387%The Hunger Games
201314 (Apr 05 - Apr 07) - 2013$124,827,1578%$134,708,9419%Evil Dead
201414 (Apr 04 - Apr 06) - 2014$155,800,77425%$167,154,07924%Captain America: The Winter Soldier