Magazine article Screen International

'The LEGO Batman Movie' Rules North America; 'The Great Wall' Cracks (Update)

Magazine article Screen International

'The LEGO Batman Movie' Rules North America; 'The Great Wall' Cracks (Update)

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Legendary-Universal's adventure epic The Great Wall starring Matt Damon arrived in third place on a forgettable $21.5m from 3,326 venues.

While the debut would not bode well for the studios' recoupment prospects given the reported $150m production tag not including marketing, international markets have already generated $244.6m.

Universal's Fifty Shades Darker ranked second and added $22.7m for $91.4m and is tracking approximately 30% behind Fifty Shades Grey by the same stage.

New Line comedy Fist Fight with Ice Cube opened at number five on a dismal $14.1m from 3,185, while Fox's horror A Cure For Wellness debuted in 11th place on a poor $5m from 2,704 given the stated $40m price tag.

Pantelion released rom-com Everybody Loves Somebody at number 15 on $1.1m from 333.

Overall the top 12 combined for $163.8m, marking a 46.4% drop against the comparable session in 2016.

This week's wide releases are: Universal's horror film and recent Sundance surprise Midnight screening Get Out; action release Collide through Open Road; and Lionsgate-Summit's animation Rock Dog. …

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