‘Star Wars’ still rules box office


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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” saw its latest box office numbers soften a bit but it remains the unchallenged leader on North American screens as its record earnings continue to mount, industry figures showed Sunday.

The latest “Star Wars” space epic took in $88 million for the Friday-Saturday-Sunday period, down 41 percent from the corresponding week-earlier period, Exhibitor Relations said.

But the film still accounted for 43 percent of the combined ticket sales of all top 12 films. In its first three weeks the movie has now taken in more than $740 million at North American box offices.

The much anticipated seventh installment of the blockbuster saga, showing on 4,134 screens across North America, last week surpassed the $1 billion mark in global box office sales in record time.

A distant second in the latest numbers was “Daddy’s Home” — a sharp-edged comedy about the uncomfortable competition between a stepfather, played by Will Ferrell, and the biological father, Mark Wahlberg — which took in $29 million in the latest three-day period, down from its $38.7 million opening weekend.

But “The Hateful Eight,” the latest film from bad boy director Quentin Tarantino, more than tripled its opening-weekend take to surge from tenth to third on the list, at $16 million for the three-day period.

Holding onto fourth place was “Sisters,” a comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, at $12.5 million, followed by “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip,” with revenues of $11.8 million.

“Joy,” whose director David O. Russell has known both commercial and critical success, slipped from third place to sixth, despite the combined star power of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. It netted $10.4 million.

Results for the rest of the top 10 were as follows:

7. “The Big Short” ($9 million)

8. “Concussion” ($8 million)

9. “Point Break” ($6.8 million)

10. “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” ($4.6 million)



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  • Pitesofter

    It was 5:02 am.in kitengela 

  • BlueOcean85

    yep I felt it… the bed moved and the windows shook…

  • Jameel Virani

    I felt my besd shake this morning 5AM.. Wow, this was my first time experience!!

  • Me

    “I heard my roof shaking so I asked my wife whether she could hear the
    sound and she said yes. So I listened keenly and realised that it was a
    tremor that lasted about six seconds,” George Otieno, a guard working in
    the central Business District said.

    This statement is contradicting..I thought George was supposed to be on duty then n not sleeping at this hour?

    • Bemukit

      dont u understand that there are day and night guards?

    • Anon

      There are day and night guards, you dumbwit. 

    • Fred Mwo

       I thought so too…..

  • Mkambasome

    i felt but i thot i was dreaming

  • Couria

     It was so strong where l was that my house now has cracks!

  • Pato Muriuki

    I was woken by my bed shaking. I wondered what it was. I tried shaking my bed again and realized it must have been an earthquake.

  • Kenblazerec

    Was dead asleep, didn’t feel a thing…

  • mami

    I felt my bed shake and heard the windows vibrate at around 5.02am in Kahawa Sukari my husband woke me and asked me whether I felt it too. that is when we knew it was a tremor.

  • Fred Mwo

    I woke up when the alarm rang.

  • Fred Mwo

    “I heard my roof shaking so I asked my wife whether she could hear the
    sound and she said yes. So I listened keenly and realised that it was a
    tremor that lasted about six seconds,” George Otieno, a guard working in
    the central Business District said.

    How do you ask your wife, listen keenly and feel a tremor in a span of 6 seconds….. and you are a watchman? Contradictory… LOL

  • Joy

     stupid me…i thought someone was under my bed..i actually put on the lights and checked under my bed…

  • TCK

    4.9 Magnitude in richter or MMS?

  • Verechka

    So I woke up with the noise thinking the house was taken over by some ..erm… and I went on to casting them out.. I have only just found out that it was a tremour!!

  • Dkkiriro

    I sure heard some noise around 5am..was just waking up and thot i was half asleep and dreaming..but just as quickly it vanished


    Yes,the lights were dancing,i was awake and reading the Koran!ready for the prayers………..

  • Peternjenga86

    Can we get a seismologist view. A quake in th eocen cannot cause tremors in Nairobi

  • Concerned citizen

    sure the trace you have shown is not an earthquake. Capital can you consult the professionals. Mines and Geology, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources or the university of Nairobi. We need informed information from the right proffesionals

  • Patelatit

    I heard some weard noice comming out of Water tap of council !! when i wakup to get my work done ! i was up from 4 am .. but havant feal shake !! i was thinking my freezer is making noice but it was not !

  • Patelatit

    when i was in india !! i have felt 7.8 scale earth quick .. if you all feal so .. run out of ur house ! that time my bad was all shaking and Was a Degaster !! i run out of house with my mom and still cant forget that expeiance !! IT WAS A DISGASTER IN 2002 15th jan !! independent day .. public holyday for india

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