Scarlett Johansson is the new box office queen.
Did you know Scarlett Johansson is getting paid up to $20 Million per movie right now? Hollywood have decided no other doe-eyed woman can emote slutty and vacuous all at once like Scarlett Johansson.
And Scarlett Johansson may have just proved those sleazy old fucks right, because this weekend her starring role in Lucy has laid waste to Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules and will be the #1 film of the weekend.
Lucy is on track to gross up to $44 Million this weekend though shitteous exit polling suggests it’s going to drop like a rock. But the fact that Scarlett Johansson just opened a movie over $20 Million, never mind $40 Million is surprising.
I’d always pictured her as kind of a perfuctionary secondary character. Girlfriend, crew member, background noise. I guess I’m alone there. She’s playing in the Bullock/Jolie league of openings now. Lucy only cost $40 Million, so that shit is going to be hella profitable. Should be noted women have had a pretty phenomenal year at the box office, and a good decade on the whole. Maybe Hollywood is finally, finally paying attention.
And So It Goes flopped hard this weekend grossing no more than $4.5 million. That movie that always looked like a steaming shit version of “Something’s Gotta Give” and I’m not sure how many more times Diane Keaton can act like Meryl Streep on crack before someone punches her in the neck. Calm down, Diane.
Elsewhere, that Purge sequel keeps doing better than anyone expected despite a horrific second weekend drop-off, and Tammy looks to be closing in on around $90 Million for it’s final total.
1). Lucy (UNI), 3,173 theaters / $15.4M to $17M Fri. / Total est. cume: $42.8M to $44.5M / Wk 1
2). Hercules (MGM/PAR), 3,595 theaters / $11M Fri. / Total est. cume: $28.3M to $30M+ / Wk 1
3). Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (FOX), 3,668 theaters (-301) / $4.75 Fri. / 3-day cume: $16M to $17M+ (-55%) / Total cume: $173M / Wk 3
4). The Purge: Anarchy (UNI), 2,856 theaters (+50) / $3.3M Fri. / 3-day cume: $10.3M (-65%) / Total cume: $51.9M / Wk 2
5). Planes: Fire & Rescue (DIS), 3,839 theaters (+13) / $2.5M Fri. / 3-day cume: $8.2M to $9M (-51%) / Total cume: $35.5M / Wk 2
6). Sex Tape (SONY), 3,062 theaters (0) / $1.98M / 3-day cume: $5.8M (-60%) / Total cume: $26.8M / Wk 2
7). Transformers: Age Of Extinction (PAR), 2,476 theaters (-748) / $1.3M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.8M (-51%) / Total cume: $236.6M / Wk 5
8). And So It Goes (CLARIUS), 1,762 theaters / $1.3M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4M+ / Wk 1
9). Tammy (WB), 2,562 theaters (-840) / $1M Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.4M (-54%) / Total cume: $78.2M / Wk 4
10). 22 Jump Street (SONY), 1,613 theaters (-616) / $767K Fri. / 3-day cume: $2.59M (-45%) / Total cume: $185.7M / Wk 7