2015 Weekend Box Office Winners by Theater Averages

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1. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 617,893 | Gross: $91.13M

Week 1 $10,308

2. Taken 3 (2014)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller

26 Metascore

Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen

Votes: 164,511 | Gross: $89.26M

Week 2 $10,908

3. American Sniper (2014)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Votes: 400,598 | Gross: $350.13M

Week 3 $30,158, Week 4 $17,444, Week 5 $7,892

4. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

Directors: Paul Tibbitt, Mike Mitchell | Stars: Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke, Clancy Brown

Votes: 43,329 | Gross: $162.99M

Week 6 $15,206

5. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

46 Metascore

Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford

Votes: 278,272 | Gross: $166.17M

Week 7 $25,510, Week 8 $6,090

6. Focus (II) (2015)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Adrian Martinez

Votes: 191,535 | Gross: $53.86M

Week 9 $5,623

7. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

51 Metascore

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel

Votes: 28,844 | Gross: $33.08M

Week 10 $5,429

8. Cinderella (I) (2015)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

67 Metascore

When her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming stepsisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 141,668 | Gross: $201.15M

Week 11 $17,653

9. Insurgent (2015)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Kate Winslet

Votes: 198,990 | Gross: $130.18M

Week 12 $13,487

10. Get Hard (2015)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

34 Metascore

When millionaire James King is jailed for fraud and bound for San Quentin, he turns to Darnell Lewis to prep him to go behind bars.

Director: Etan Cohen | Stars: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, T.I.

Votes: 110,807 | Gross: $90.41M

Week 13 $10,647 * Home (2015) was the winner for this weekend with a theater average of $14,053, but wasn't added to this list due to some IMDb list difficulties. Get Hard was the runner-up for this weekend.

11. Furious 7 (2015)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

67 Metascore

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

Votes: 334,106 | Gross: $353.01M

Week 14 $36,760, Week 15 $14,815, Week 16 $7,355, Week 17 $4,680

12. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 659,541 | Gross: $459.01M

Week 18 $44,731, Week 19 $18,182

13. Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Music

63 Metascore

After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

Director: Elizabeth Banks | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow

Votes: 130,230 | Gross: $184.30M

Week 20 $19,930, Week 21 $10,914

14. San Andreas (2015)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

43 Metascore

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Colton Haynes

Votes: 191,886 | Gross: $155.19M

Week 22 $14,453

15. Spy (2015)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

75 Metascore

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham

Votes: 213,350 | Gross: $110.83M

Week 23 $7,838

16. Jurassic World (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer

Votes: 537,291 | Gross: $652.27M

Week 24 $48,855, Week 25 $24,840, Week 26 $12,990, Week 27 $7,825

17. Minions (2015)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

56 Metascore

Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a supervillain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Pierre Coffin

Votes: 193,065 | Gross: $336.05M

Week 28 $26,905

18. Ant-Man (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

64 Metascore

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 496,689 | Gross: $180.20M

Week 29 $14,841

19. Pixels (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

27 Metascore

When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 119,360 | Gross: $78.75M

Week 30 $6,450

20. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

75 Metascore

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

Votes: 310,295 | Gross: $195.04M

Week 31 $14,034, Week 32 $7,147

21. Straight Outta Compton (2015)

R | 147 min | Biography, Drama, History

72 Metascore

The group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Neil Brown Jr.

Votes: 164,797 | Gross: $161.20M

Week 33 $21,835, Week 34 $8,715

22. War Room (2015)

PG | 120 min | Drama

26 Metascore

A seemingly perfect family looks to fix their problems with the help of Miss Clara, an older, wiser woman.

Director: Alex Kendrick | Stars: Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings, Karen Abercrombie, Beth Moore

Votes: 11,684 | Gross: $67.79M

Week 35 $10,001

23. Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure (2015)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Toto, a young chick born the run of the litter, rises to the occasion when a rancher threatens his home and his family.

Directors: Gabriel Riva Palacio Alatriste, Rodolfo Riva Palacio Alatriste, Melanie Simka | Stars: Bruno Bichir, Carlos Espejel, Angélica Vale, Omar Chaparro

Votes: 842 | Gross: $9.07M

Week 36 $11,030

24. The Perfect Guy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

36 Metascore

After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost too good to be true.

Director: David M. Rosenthal | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut, L. Scott Caldwell

Votes: 8,966 | Gross: $57.02M

Week 37 $11,656

25. Everest (2015)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

64 Metascore

The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright, Martin Henderson

Votes: 180,606 | Gross: $43.48M

Week 38 $13,251

26. Sicario (2015)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 327,056 | Gross: $46.89M

Week 39 $29,107

27. The Martian (2015)

PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

Votes: 676,232 | Gross: $228.43M

Week 40 $14,176, Week 41 $9,602, Week 44 $3,640

28. Goosebumps (2015)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

60 Metascore

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee

Votes: 72,547 | Gross: $80.08M

Week 42 $6,746

29. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

30 Metascore

Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.

Director: Gregory Plotkin | Stars: Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George, Dan Gill

Votes: 22,274 | Gross: $18.30M

Week 43 $4,873

30. Spectre (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

60 Metascore

A cryptic message from 007's past sends him pitted against a mysterious terrorist organization called Spectre, and learns of its involvement in previous events of his most dangerous missions.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 351,481 | Gross: $200.07M

Week 45 $17,919, Week 46 $8,572

31. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

Katniss and a team of rebels from District 13 prepare for the final battle that will decide the future of Panem.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 250,937 | Gross: $281.72M

Week 47 $24,591, Week 48 $12,456

32. Krampus (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

49 Metascore

A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman

Votes: 55,210 | Gross: $42.59M

Week 49 $5,615

33. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

47 Metascore

A recounting of a New England whaling ship's sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 108,164 | Gross: $25.02M

Week 50 $3,562

34. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 782,108 | Gross: $936.66M

Week 51 $59,982

35. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 431,615 | Gross: $54.12M

Week 52 $46,107



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