Box Office Results - 'A Dog's Purpose' and 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'
It's about time we had a weekend where less than five films came out. This weekend saw the release of the controversial, A Dog's Purpose and sixth and final film in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
A Dog's Purpose (Universal)
Weekend total: $18.2 million
A Dog's Purpose performed pretty well considering the recent controversy surrounding that leaked video where a dog is forced into rushing water by the filmmakers. While I personally don't feel like abuse was the intention, they definitely could have handled that situation a bit better. That said, the film grossed a solid $18 million and was well-received by audiences even if critics turned their noses up to it. The film cost a reasonable $22 million so it's already well on its way to profitability. A Dog's Purpose should hold up pretty well in the coming weeks and I predict it makes it to around $55 million by the time it's finished.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Sony)
Weekend total: $13.6 million
The final film in the Resident Evil franchise also brought in the lowest opening weekend numbers of the entire series. While this probably isn't what Sony was hoping for, there's a few silver linings here. The film cost a modest $40 million to make and it's already performing well overseas having racked up $78 million globally at this time of writing. While I don't think it's going to make enough to warrant any kind of sequel, I still think this film will end up in the black. Look for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter to make around $30 million domestically by the time it's wrapped up in theaters.
The Top Ten
1. Split - $25.7 million (-35.9%) $77.4 million
2. A Dog's Purpose - $18.2 million (NEW) $18.2 million
3. Hidden Figures - $14 million (-10.9%) $104 million
4. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter - $13.6 million (NEW) $13.6 million
5. La La Land - $12.2 million (+45%) $106.7 million
6. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage - $8.6 million (-57.3%) $33.8 million
7. Sing - $6.4 million (-28.8%) $257.6 million
8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - $5.3 million (-26.8%) $520.2 million
9. Monster Trucks - $4.2 million (-40.9%) $28.2 million
10. Gold - $3.5 million (NEW) $3.5 million
That does it for this weekend's box office results! Check back in on Wednesday when I predict the openings for Rings and The Space Between Us!
Source: Box Office Mojo