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Leonard Klady

By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

The Weekend Report

Weekend (estimates) April 12 – 14, 2013
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
42 WB 27.2 (9,060) NEW 3003 27.2
Scary Movie 5 Weinstein Co. 14.8 (4,340) NEW 3402 14.8
The Croods Fox 13.2 (3,590) -36% 3689 142.6
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Par 10.6 (2,990) -49% 3535 102.2
Evil Dead Sony 9.3 (3,070) -64% 3025 41.3
Jurassic Park 3D Uni 8.8 (3,160) -53% 2778 31.9
Olympus Has Fallen FilmDistrict/VVS 7.1 (2,420) -30% 2935 81.7
Oz The Great and Powerful BV 4.9 (1,960) -39% 2504 219.4
Temptation Lionsgate 4.4 (2,450) -56% 1805 45.3
The Place Beyond the Pines Focus 4.0 (7,840) 473% 514 5.4
The Host Open Road/eOne 2.3 (1,070) -55% 2172 23.4
The Call Sony 1.9 (1,180) -45% 1630 48.5
Trance Searchlight .91 (2,080) 595% 438 1.1
Admission Focus .88 (970) -55% 909 16.9
It Takes a Man and a Woman ABS .63 (14,650) NEW 43 0.64
Identity Thief Uni .53 (940) -34% 564 132
Silver Linings Playbook Weinstein Co. .41 (910) -32% 451 130.3
Spring Breakers A24/VVS .39 (920) -67% 426 13.5
Jack the Giant Slayer WB .31 (950) -41% 331 62.9
The Company You Keep Sony Classics .29 (7,121) 121% 41 0.46
Life of Pi Fox .24 (1,090) -34% 217 124.3
Quartet Weinstein Co. .23 (1,040) -37% 224 17.6
The Sapphires Weinstein Co. .23 (2,480) -21% 93 0.76
Warm Bodies Lionsgate .22 (790) -18% 279 65.9
Safe Haven Relativity .21 (750) -24% 277 70.6
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $111.45
% Change (Last Year) 2%
% Change (Last Week) -14%
Also debuting/expanding
No Sony Classics .17 (1,730) -18% 99 1.9
Renoir IDP .14 (3,010) 41% 48 0.38
To the Wonder Magnolia .13 (7,290) 18 0.13
Revolution D-Film .12 (1,790) 69 0.12
Disconnect LD Entertainment .11 (7,150) 15 0.11
Nautanki Saala Viva .10 (1,650) 61 0.1
Not Today FreeStyle 86,300 (2,100) 41 0.09
Upstream Color erbp 67,400 (6,130) 135% 11 0.11
Fists of Legend CJ Entertainment 43,700 (1,860) 23 0.04
The Angel’s Share IFC 19,900 (6,630) 3 0.02
It’s a Disaster Oscilloscope 15,100 (3,030) 3 0.02
American Meat Leave It Better 6,300 (6,300) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (Jan. 1 – April 11, 2013)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Universl (6) 327.6 13.00%
20th Century Fox (7) 296.9 11.80%
Buena Vista (6) 290.2 11.50%
Weinstein Co. (8) 285.6 11.30%
Warner Bros. (10) 262.9 10.40%
Lionsgate (11) 223.2 8.80%
Paramount (9) 216.1 8.60%
Sony (6) 184.7 7.30%
Relativity (3) 104.6 4.10%
FilmDistrict (5) 98.2 3.90%
Open Road (4) 88.2 3.50%
Focus (5) 31.3 1.30%
eOne/Alliance (8) 20.7 0.80%
CBS (1) 15.2 0.60%
Sony Classics (6) 12.9 0.50%
A24 (2) 12.4 0.50%
Other * (91) 53.5 2.10%
2524.2 100%
* none greater then 0.45%
Top Limited Releases (January 1 – April 11, 2013)
Title Distributor Box Office
The Impossible * Lionsgate 18,408,116
Quartet Weinstein Co. 17,350,915
Amour * Sony Classics 6,463,050
Hyde Park on Hudson * Focus 4,486,248
Stand Up Guys Lionsgate 3,310,031
Emperor Roadside Attractions 3,166,967
Top Gun 3D (reissue) Par 3,103,003
The Gatekeepers Sony Classics 2,186,567
2013 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 2,142,342
Anna Karenina * Focus 2,021,250
Seethamma Vakito Sirimalle Chettu Ficus 1,959,058
Hubble 3D * Imax 1,886,495
No Sony Classics 1,689,834
Stoker Fox Searchlight 1,660,483
Race 2 UTV 1,579,940
To the Arctic * WB 1,549,563
Beasts of the Southern Wild * Fox Searchlight 1,490,710
Rust and Bone * Sony Classics 1,444,972
Les Pee-wee 3D * Seville 1,386,995
Asterix & Obelisk: au service de sa majeste Seville 1,367,589
* does not include 2012 box office

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Guardians of the Galaxy 3.8 3462 -21% 262.1
As Above/So Below 3.2 2640 NEW 3.2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.7 3543 -41% 153.3
If I Stay 2.6 3003 -62% 23.1
The November Man 2.2 2776 NEW 3.9
Let's Be Cops 2 3010 -39% 51.1
When the Game Stands Tall 1.4 2673 -52% 12.1
The Giver 1.3 2805 -37% 27.6
The Hundred-Foot Journey 1.1 1918 -30% 35.9
The Expendables 3 0.85 2564 -55% 30.5
Also Debuting
Cantinflas 0.81 382
Ghostbusters - 30th Anniversary 0.49 784
Rabhasa 0.1 86
Double Di Trouble 38,300 33
Life of Crime 30,600 35
Kundo: Age of Rampant 28,900 26
Swearnet 28,300 88
Raja Natwarlal 22,100 74
Peruchazhi 14,100 13
The Congress 7,560 13
The Last of Robin Hood 7,100 2
Starred Up 2,900 2
Temporary Family 2,800 5
Through a Lens Darkly 2,750 1
Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie 2,700 7
Last Weekend 1,350 1
3-Day Estimates Weekend % Chg Cume
It was supposed to be a horse race (notwithstanding Belmont) but at the finish line the singular teen romance The Fault in Our Stars left the competition in the dust with an estimated $48.1 million debut. Conversely, the frame’s other major release Edge of Tomorrow proved disappointing in a distant second at $28.9 million.
Exclusive newcomers were strong, including a solo Manhattan campaign of $9,400 for Citizen Koch. Much-ballyhooed abortion-themed rom-com Obvious Child proved fertile with $84,100 at four dispensaries.
In the niches, Indian import Holiday partied fair at $373,000 while Pinoy romantic comedy Maybe This Time grossed an impressive return of $552,000 on a trifling 51 screens.
Revenues for the session exceeded $160 million and ebbed 3% from last weekend’s tally. It was 8% improved from 2013 when the debut of The Purge posted $34 million and holdovers of Fast & Furious 6 and Now You See Me duked it out for place position with respective box office of $19.6 million and $19 million.
Industry tracking pitted The Fault in Our Stars against Edge of Tomorrow with the former demonstrating a slight edge as it picked up momentum toward opening day. The adaptation of John Green’s YA novel of teens who strike sparks in a cancer support group had a prognosis of $35 million.
The tide truly turned when Fault generated $8.2 million and Edge took in $1.8 million from Thursday previews. Crystal ball-gazers upped the ante to $55 million but the picture took another surprise turn with an unexpected 31% drop from Friday to Saturday business. Strong WOM in exit polling bodes well to broaden the opening weekend crowd, a predictaly 82% of women and was 79% aged 25-years and younger.
Edge of Tomorrow appeared to suffer from the amusement park factor with the movie crowd opting to skip this particular fun ride. Tracking had pegged the pic to open at between $32 million and $34 million. Reviews were upbeat for the futuristic mayhem with a Groundhog Day twist that opened a week earlier in 27 international territories to $18.7 million.
Exit demos also indicated that the sci-fier wasn’t particularly stepping on Fault’s toes with a 61% male tilt and 73% of the audience aged 25-years and older. A studio spokesman expressed confidence for a strong second weekend hold but history and upcoming competition definitely have the picture bucking considerable odds. International prospects are already ahead of Edge of Darkness’s likely final domestic tally with a second weekend estimated at $82 million that included a $25 million bow in China, $16.6 million in South Korea and Russia with $8.6 million.
Open Road's Chef expanded effectively again, prepping $10 million domestically.
Weekend (estimates) June 6 - 8, 2014
Title
Distributor
Gross (average)
% change *
Theaters
Cume
The Fault in Our Stars
Fox
48.1 (15,160)
NEW
3173
48.1
Maleficent
BV
33.6 (8,520)
-52%
3948
127.5
Edge of Tomorrow
WB
28.9 (8,280)
NEW
3490
28.9
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Fox
14.9 (4,090)
-54%
3639
189
A Million Ways to Die in the West
Uni
7.2 (2,270)
-57%
3160
30.1
Godzilla
WB
6.0 (1.920)
-50%
3110
185.1
Neighbors
Uni
5.2 (1,940)
-36%
2674
137.8
Blended
WB
4.0 (1,370)
-51%
2928
36.5
Chef
Open Road
2.5 (1,940)
32%
1298
10.3
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Sony
1.9 (1,290)
-46%
1481
196.3
Million Dollar Arm
BV
1.8 (1,120)
-49%
1643
31.4
Belle
Searchlight
.75 (1,580)
-40%
476
7.6
Rio 2
Fox
.72 (1,030)
-35%
702
125.6
Maybe This Time
ABS
.55 (10,820)
NEW
51
0.55
The Other Woman
Fox
.48 (980)
-65%
489
83.2
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
BV
.43 (1,360)
-31%
317
255.9
Holiday
Big Pictures
.37 (2,590)
NEW
144
0.37
Heaven is for Real
Sony
.37 (830)
-54%
446
88.8
Words and Pictures
Roadside Attractions
.29 (2,940)
269%
98
0.54
Grand Seduction
eOne
.28 (3,020)
-13%
97
0.82
The Lego Movie
WB
.26 (960)
-5%
274
255.8
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Fox Searchlight
.24 (1,280)
-37%
185
57.8
Ida
Music Box
.21 (2,540)
-10%
84
1.3
The Immigrant
Weinstein
.19 (1,320)
-39%
145
1.4
Divergent
Lionsgate
.19 (650)
-43%
298
149
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films)
$156.60
% Change (Last Year)
8%
% Change (Last Week)
-3%
Also debuting/expanding
Fed Up
Weinstein Co.
83,600 (950)
-49%
88
1.2
Obvious Child
A24
84,100 (21,030)
4
0.08
Cold in July
IFC
68,900 (970)
-38%
71
0.25
Night Moves
Cinedgm
48,500 (1,520)
126%
32
30,800
Lunchbox
Sony Classics
50,700 (1,100)
-9%
46
4.1
Filmistaan
UTV
35,500 (1,480)
24
0.04
WolfCop
Echolands
34,900 (4,360)
8
0.03
Ping Pong Summer
Gravitas
26,400 (1,760)
15
0.03
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon
Weinstein Co.
23,200 (5,800)
4
0.02
Only Lovers Left Alive
Sony Classics
22,800 (760)
-53%
30
1.6
Tracks
Mongrel
13,800 (2,760)
5
0.01
Citizen Koch
Variance
9,400 (9,400)
1
0.01
Trust Me
Paladin
5,100 (565)
9
0.01
Burning Blue
Film Arcade
4,600 (380)
12
0.01
The Case Against 8
Submarine
4,300 (1,430)
3
0.01
Test
Variance
2,400 (800)
3
0.01
Domestic Market Share (Jan. 1 - June 5, 2014)
Distributor
Box Office
Market Share
Warner Bros. (12)
728.5
16.80%
Buena Vista (11)
677.1
15.60%
20th Century Fox (11)
615.2
14.20%
Sony (11)
577.7
13.30%
Universal (10)
540.5
12.50%
Paramount (8)
322.2
7.40%
Lionsgate (13)
285.4
6.60%
Open Road (6)
95.1
2.20%
Fox Searchlight (5)
83.7
1.90%
Weinstein Co. (12)
76.5
1.80%
Relativity (5)
75.5
1.80%
FreeStyle (6)
68.9
1.60%
Focus (6)
39.2
0.90%
eOne/Seville (14)
35.3
0.80%
Other * (142)
107.9
2.60%
4328.7
100.00%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Domestic Grossers (Jan. 1 - June 5, 2014) *
Title
Distributor
Box Office
The Lego Movie
WB
255,590,340
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
BV
255,447,104
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Sony
194,388,396
Godzilla
WB
179,093,006
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Fox
174,401,266
Divergent
Lionsgate
148,811,524
Frozen *
BV
137,534,677
Ride Along
Uni
134,965,071
Neighbors
Uni
132,600,495
Lone Survivor
Uni/eOne
125,026,404
Rio 2
Fox
124,909,565
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Fox
110,162,081
300: Rise of an Empire
WB
106,601,189
Noah
Par
100,950,258
Maleficent
BV
93,846,968
Non-Stop
Uni
91,869,306
Heaven is for Real
Sony
88,412,645
American Hustle *
Sony/eOne
82,661,672
The Other Woman
Fox
81,725,819
The Monuments Men
Sony
78,132,865
* does not include 2013 Box Office