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‘Chi-Raq’s’ weekend box-office results; see which movies made top 10

Chi-Raq

Photo courtesy of 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks / Amazon Studios

Despite, or maybe because of, the controversy surrounding his latest film, Spike Lee’s musical drama, Chi-Raq, did exceptionally well at the weekend box office.

Playing in just over 300 theaters nationwide, Lee’s modern-day take on Aristophanes’ classic play Lysistrata took in an impressive $1.2 million dollars to narrowly miss making the top 10. Even more impressive, and perhaps surprising, were the numbers the film did in Chicago, where it was set and shot and faced the biggest backlash.

“The numbers out of Chicago are phenomenal,” said Amazon Studios marketing and distribution head, Bob Berney. “In Chicago, we estimate a $15,000-plus per-screen average on 22 screens. And in the majority of our 305 theaters we’re one of the top three grossing films.”

For the full weekend top 10, check out the list below:

1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 – $18.6M

2. Krampus – $16M

3. Creed – $15.54M

4. The Good Dinosaur  – $15.51M

5. Spectre $5.4M

6. The Night Before – $4.9M

7. The Peanuts Movie – $3.5M

8. Spotlight – $2.9M

9. Brooklyn – $2.4M

10. The Secret In Their Eyes – $1.9M



2 Comments

  1. WeezyDuzIt on December 7, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    I’m confused, very confused. How is NOT being in the top 10 impressive?

  2. Monique Love on December 9, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Im confused why we could not see this in Dayton Ohio..