Movie fans not “Hoodwinked” by Weinstein sequel

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Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

Hood­winked Too! Hood vs. Evil

There was no happy begin­ning at the box office for Hood­winked Too! Hood vs. Evil this weekend.

Dis­trib­uted by The Wein­stein Com­pany, the ani­mated sequel opened at a dis­mal sixth place, mak­ing just $4.1 mil­lion in United States and Cana­dian theaters.

Hood­winked Two! has a teenage Red Rid­ing Hood (voiced by Hay­den Panet­tiere) recruited into a secret orga­ni­za­tion to probe Hansel and Gretel’s dis­ap­pear­ance. Other stars in the film include Patrick War­bur­ton as the Big Bad Wolf, as well as Joan Cusack and Amy Poehler.

It was shown in 2,505 the­aters for an aver­age of $1,653 per venue.

In first place was the live-action Fast Five, the fifth install­ment in the series about street rac­ers. It col­lected a record $83.6 mil­lion for Com­cast Corp. Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures. Screened in 3,644 the­aters, it made an enor­mous $22,950 per screen.

The ani­mated Rio, from Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury Fox, fell to sec­ond place after two weeks at the top of the charts. Fea­tur­ing the voices of Anne Hath­away and Jesse Eisen­berg, the bird tale made $14.4 mil­lion this past week­end, researcher Box-Office said in an e-mailed statement.

Rio was seen in 3,708 the­aters for an aver­age of $3,883 per screen. It has made $103.6 mil­lion so far, with rev­enues down 45% this week­end from last.

In ninth place, Universal’s partly ani­mated Hop made $2.6 mil­lion over its fifth week­end, con­tribut­ing to a $105.3 mil­lion domes­tic haul. Rev­enues dropped 79% over the pre­vi­ous week­end. It was seen in 3,176 loca­tions, col­lect­ing just $805 per screen.

Box-office rev­enue in the United States rose for the third week­end in a row. Rev­enue for the top 12 films this past week­end reached $142.5 mil­lion, 55% more than the same time last year.

[Via Bloomberg —…n-for-universal.html]

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