As many predicted (including ourselves in our own review), Jupiter Ascending has faltered at the global box office on its debut weekend, taking just $51 million worldwide.
The film, written and directed by The Wachowskis, opened in around 65 territories and cost a whopping $175 million to make, but only managed to take a pitiful $19 million domestically, with the rest being made up from the foreign taking. So low were its takings that it couldn’t upseat American Sniper ($24.1 million), which drops to second after seven weeks in the US box office.
This echos the disappointing taking of Edge of Tomorrow from last year, also released by Warner Bros.
On the flip side of that, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water made a huge splash with around $56 million domestically. The part-animated, part-live action movie added an extra $26 million from its foreign takings, giving it a grand total of $82 million worldwide.
Here’s your top 10 and their domestic totals:
|1||The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water||$56 million||$56 million||NR|
|2||American Sniper||$24.1 million||$282 million||7|
|3||Jupiter Ascending||$19 million||$19 million||NR|
|4||Seventh Son||$7.1 million||$7.1 million||NR|
|5||Paddington||$5.3 million||$15.7 million||4|
|6||Project Almanac||$5.3 million||$15.7 million||2|
|7||The Imitation Game||$4.8 million||$74.4 million||11|
|8||The Wedding Ringer||$4.8 million||$55.1 million||4|
|9||Black or White||$4.5 million||$13.1 million||2|
|10||The Boy Next Door||$4.1 million||$30.8 million||3|
Last year’s number one – The LEGO Movie ($69 million)
Listen to the Flickering Myth Podcast review of Jupiter Ascending using the player below:
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