The weekend estimates are in and there are two new entries in the top three. The Maze Runner was at the top for only one week as The Equalizer went straight into the top spot with takings of $35m. Added to worldwide takings of $17.2m the film is well on its way to recouping its $55m budget. The Maze Runner held onto second spot with $17.5m.
The Boxtrolls had a solid opening weekend of $17.25m although secretly I hoped it would do better because I’m a big fan of this film. It’s truly sad to see The Guest continuing to struggle in North America and it has just cleared $200k. This is a quality film and more people should get out and support this film. British film Pride has had a very limited release in just 6 screens. Hopefully word of mouth will spread and more people can experience this heartwarming tale.