“Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” earned poor reviews, has no stars anyone recognizes outside of their immediate family, but being the first horror movie in some weeks and being the only fresh film to go into wide release this weekend translates into a $15 million opening. Not bad. A hot horror title from a proven franchise might clear $18-20, so again, not bad.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” won the weekend in the low $20s, and has reached $200 million faster than the last “Hobbit,” as deadline.com notes.
“Into the Woods,” “Unbroken” and “Night at the Museum 3” all will have cleared $90 million by the time the weekend is over.
“Annie” is over $60, “Imitation Game” is over $30, “Big Hero 6” is over $200, “Hunger Games” the latest cleared $324.