New releases over perform at the North American box office
‘Monsters University’ and ‘World War Z’ both exceeded expectations on their North American openings, leaving the weekend box office in line for a bumper weekend.
Disney’s ‘Monsters Inc’ sequel’, with Billy Crystal and John Goodman returning, received an ‘A’ CinemaScore on its way to grossing a powerful $30m on Friday. With strong word of mouth and family audiences arriving for weekend screenings, it could reach as high as $80m over the three days.
‘World War Z’, starring Brad Pitt, got out of jail on Friday after its well documented budget overruns and production disasters and returned a mighty impressive $25m in second place. Marc Forster’s Zombie pandemic thriller, which bagged a respectable ‘B+’ CinemaScore, should hit the $65m mark by Sunday night, being $15m more than anticipated. A few weeks ago, it seemed to be heading for less than $40m until a huge marking boost led to revised market forecasts.
Last weekend’s No 1, ‘Man of Steel’ earned a further $12.4m in the No.3 spot, leaving it on pace for a slightly disappointing three day $42m. The 70% fall partly reflects the huge turnout upon its opening and the Superman adventure already stands on $181m domestically.
Seth Rogen’s ‘This is the End’ had an impressive second week hold, falling only 41% for a $4.1m return. It should finish the weekend close to $14m.Buy silvitra in usaBuy silvitra in usaBuy silvitra australiaBuy silvitra australiasilvitra buy online uk silvitra buy online uk silvitra uk