Despite three new releases,
The war drama shattered several box office records and surpassed tracking expectations over the busy four-day
That would again put it far ahead of the batch of films in the crowded marketplace. Of the new releases, Universal Pictures' low-budget psychological thriller "The Boy Next Door" will likely fare the best, premiering to as much as $15 million. Lionsgate's "Mortdecai," which stars
Clint Eastwood's film, which cost
With its six Academy Award nominations, including best picture, the film has generated a lot of buzz from both critics and audiences. The movie received a 73% positive rating from critic site Rotten Tomatoes and an A-plus grade from audience polling firm CinemaScore.
"The Boy Next Door," which cost just $4 million to make, follows Claire Peterson (
Lopez hasn't appeared on the big screen since January of 2013, when she played in the action-crime film
"Mortdecai" is based on the 1970s Kyril Bonfiglioli comic novels. Depp stars as the quirky art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai, who tries to recover a stolen painting. The film co-stars
Leading up to the release, Lionsgate pushed a six-month Twitter campaign using the handle, "@PartTimeRogue." The marketing campaign also included 20 national broadcast and talk show appearances and a national promotional campaign celebrating Mortdecai's mustache with The Art of Shaving.
Meanwhile, "Strange Magic" will compete with "Paddington" to lure in the same younger demographic. The voice cast for the goblin and elves film includes Kristen Chenoweth,
In limited release, Focus Features will distribute "Black Sea" in four theaters. The film follows former naval officer Robinson (