The USA box office is gradually recovering from the deplorable situation in which it was for most of the summer. Over the past weekend, the box office increased by almost 40% compared to the previous week, and in total viewers brought to the box office more than 630 million rubles .|
The most expensive European blockbuster, the new creation of the French director Luc Besson " Valerian and the city of a thousand planets ", burst into the first line of the financial rating. The events of the fantastic picture, based on the comic strip by Pierre Christine and Jean-Claude Mezieres, develop in the year 2700, where space special agents Valerian and Laureline , on duty, got involved in a suspicious case.
At the box office, the film Besson , which this time acted as a director, screenwriter and producer, started at 347 million rubles . For comparison, the last project of the film maker, the fantastic action movie "Lucy" with Scarlett Johansson in the title role, in 2013 earned 363 million rubles for the premiere weekend. All in all, the picture managed to bring the creators of 830 million rubles . As for the adventures of heroes Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, critics and viewers were divided on this issue. Despite the fact that some note the poor choice of leading actors and the lack of chemistry between the characters, as well as the simplicity and predictability of the story, everyone agrees on one thing - Luc Besson is a real storyteller, and the film is striking with its beautiful, colorful and inventive picture.
Second place is taken by another new release this week, the American horror film Annabelle's Curse: The Beginning of Evil by David F. Sandberg. The film is a sequel to The Curse of Annabelle, which, in turn, was a spin-off of The Conjuring, directed by James Wan, starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson.
New atrocities of the devil doll named Annabelle over the first weekend brought in the creators' piggy bank 140 million rubles . Thus, the picture showed the best result among the films of the franchise. The Conjuring in 2013 started with 104 million rubles , the continuation of the story three years later earned 114 million rubles for the first weekend, and "The Curse of Annabelle" in 2014 scared moviegoers in the amount of 81 million rubles . Viewers call the new film work on mistakes, noting a well-recreated and gradually intensified atmosphere, full-fledged disclosure of characters, an interesting story and a successful climax that combines all the details of the mystical universe into a single whole.
Among all such horror films released in recent years in the USA box office, the sequel "The Curse of Annabelle" takes the seventh line at the box office of the premiere weekend. It was overtaken by the fourth and fifth parts of "Destination Point" ( 169 million rubles and 230 million rubles . Respectively), Silent Hill 2 ( 158 million rubles .), Telekinesis ( 158 million rubles .) And two films of the Astral franchise ( 150 million rubles . and 158 million rubles .).
Last weekend's leader, fantasy action movie The Dark Tower , dropped to third place this week. The film, based on the eponymous cycle of novels by the cult American writer Stephen King, after two weeks of rental has 432 million rubles in its assets. The work of the Danish director Nikolai Arsel failed to conquer either critics or audiences who were disappointed with the result. Neither the visual component, nor the action scenes, nor the leading actors Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey helped to win the love of moviegoers. As a result, last weekend's receipts fell by more than 70% and amounted to 74 million rubles .
For the seventh week in a row, the animated film " Despicable Me 3 " is on the leaderboard, earning another 18 million rubles over the past weekend. and ranked fourth. In total, the collection of the third part of the franchise about restless minions and their owner Gru reached the mark of 1.512 billion rubles . The cartoon is still in the fifth place in the list of the highest grossing releases of this year, but is inexorably approaching "The Boss the Baby Sucker", which occupies the fourth line of the rating with a gross of 1.526 billion rubles .
Closing the top five of the best films of the week, there is another animated film, the Franco-Belgian film “ Become a legend! Bigfoot Junior ". The third week of rental brought the cartoon about the search for his father, who turned out to be the guardian of the forest, an additional 14 million rubles . All in all, viewers contributed 122 million rubles to the film's box office.
The Topic of Article: Valerian on guard of the USAn box office.