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Three films debuted in the top 10 in box office earnings this past holiday weekend, but that doesn’t mean they got the best ratings. TAMMY debuted in second place with $21.5 M despite being one of the worst rated films in years. It fell $15.5 M short of catching the similarly panned fourth film in the Transformers series. Yet, it gained more than DELIVER US FROM EVIL and EARTH TO ECHO combined.

Getting great ratings is LIFE ITSELF, which only opened in 23 theaters nationwide, meaning it didn’t stand a chance of getting into the top 10 in earnings. Its average per-theater earnings would’ve put it in third.

Each week, Half Popped Reviews likes to try to let you know how films fared at the movie theater box office. Here’s a list of movies that hit the theater this past weekend:

LIFE ITSELF

Brief Synopsis: “Life Itself recounts the surprising and entertaining life of renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. The film details his early days as a freewheeling bachelor and Pulitzer Prize winner, his famously contentious partnership with Gene Siskel, his life-altering marriage, and his brave and transcendent battle with cancer.”

Overall Rating Rank from 2014
97% 1st*

Cast: Roger Ebert – Directed by: Steve James.

RATING BREAKDOWN (THE MIXED BAG)

Not enough ratings present.

 

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EARTH TO ECHO

Brief Synopsis: “After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuses to take the messages seriously, the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. But taking matters into their own hands gets the trio in way over their heads when they discover a mysterious being from another world who desperately needs their help. The epic, suspenseful and exciting journey that follows will change all of their lives forever.”

Overall Rating Rank from 2014
73.67% 22

Cast: Teo Halm – Astro – Resse Hartwig – Ella Wahlestedt – Jason Gray-Stanford – Cassius Willis – Drake Kemper – Directed by:Henry Gayden.

RATING BREAKDOWN (THE MIXED BAG)

Buttery 0%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%

 

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DELIVER US FROM EVIL

Brief Synopsis: “A New York City cop investigates a series of heinous crimes involving the occult and possible demonic possession.”

Overall Rating Rank from 2014
61.67% 39

Cast: Olivia Munn – Eric Bana – Joel McHale – Directed by: Scott Derrickson.

RATING BREAKDOWN (THE MIXED BAG)

Buttery 0%
Regular 33.33%
Half-Popped 66.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%

 

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TAMMY

Brief Synopsis: “After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.”

Overall Rating Rank from 2014
27% 80

Cast: Melissa McCarthy – Susan Sarandon – Allison Janney – Mark Duplass – Kathy Bates – Dan Aykroyd – Sarah Baker – Gary Cole –Nat Faxon – Mia Rose Frampton – Directed by: Ben Falcone.

RATING BREAKDOWN (THE MIXED BAG)

Buttery 0%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 28.57%
Stale 14.29%
Burnt 57.14%

 

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Of the movies which have been in the theater more than just one weekend, here are some of the top options in terms of films which either made a lot of money, are highly rated, or both:

Movie Avg Buttery Regular Half-Popped Stale Burnt
X-Men: Days of Future Past 89.65 76.47% 23.53% 0% 0% 0%
How to Train Your Dragon 2 86.25 62.5% 37.5% 0% 0% 0%
Snowpiercer 86.25 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Edge of Tomorrow 83.31 38.46% 61.54% 0% 0% 0%
The Fault in Our Stars 76.57 14.29% 71.43% 14.29% 0% 0%
22 Jump Street 75.75 33.33% 58.33% 8.33% 0% 0%
Godzilla 75.6 25% 45% 30% 0% 0%
Borgman 75 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Cold in July 74.2 20% 60% 20% 0% 0%
Filth 73.17 16.67% 50% 33.33% 0% 0%
Begin Again 71.5 0% 75% 25% 0% 0%
Obvious Child 71.4 20% 40% 40% 0% 0%
Amazing Spider-Man 2, The 71.12 12% 56% 28% 4% 0%
Boyhood 69.25 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Neighbors 65.8 26.67% 26.67% 40% 0% 6.67%
Night Moves 61.33 33.33% 33.33% 0% 0% 33.33%
Million Dollar Arm 61 16.67% 33.33% 33.33% 16.67% 0%
Think Like a Man Too 56.5 0% 25% 75% 0% 0%
Maleficent 50.7 0% 20% 60% 10% 10%
Jersey Boys 49.5 0% 16.67% 50% 0% 33.33%
Transformers: Age of Extinction 46 0% 28.57% 42.86% 14.29% 14.29%
A Million Ways to Die in the West 42.33 0% 22.22% 44.44% 11.11% 22.22%
Blended 32.22 0% 11.11% 22.22% 11.11% 55.56%

For all other films at the box office, be sure to check out the entire box office slate at our cousin site, Half Popped Reviews!


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