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By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

The Weekend Report: Labor Day Weekend Estimates

Weekend (estimates) September 4 – 7, 2015
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
War Room Sony 12.6 (8,240) -17% 1526 27.9 12.6
Straight Outta Compton Uni 11.0 (3,570) -34% 3094 150 11
A Walk in the Woods Broad Green 10.4 (5,310) NEW 1960 12.5 10.4
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Par 9.3 (3,260) -12% 2849 182.5 9.3
The Transporter Refueled EuropaCorp 9.0 (2,570) NEW 3494 9 9
No Escape Weinstein Co./VVS 7.0 (2,050) -33% 3415 20 7
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. WB 4.5 (2,130) -23% 2102 40.4 4.5
Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos Lionsgate 4.5 (11,310) NEW 395 4.5 4.5
Inside Out BV 4.4 (1,490) 134% 2967 349.5 4.4
Sinister 2 Focus 4.3 (1,614) -26% 2651 24.6 4.3
Minions Uni 3.9 (2,020) -1% 1927 329.8 3.9
Ant-Man BV 3.7 (2,440) -6% 1527 174 3.7
Jurassic World Uni 3.4 (2,160) -14% 1571 647.4 3.4
The Gift STX/D Films 3.4 (2,120) -12% 1591 40.4 3.4
Hitman: Agent 47 Fox 2.8 (1,270) -48% 2191 20.3 2.8
Pixels Sony 2.3 (1,600) 21% 1420 73.7 2.3
Trainwreck Uni 1.8 (2,260) -12% 808 107.5 1.8
American Ultra Lionsgate/Elevation 1.6 (930) -56% 1729 13.4 1.6
Fantastic Four Fox 1.4 (1,240) -36% 1135 54.7 1.4
Vacation WB 1.4 (1,370) -30% 1045 56.9 1.4
Ricki and the Flash Sony 1.3 (1,010) -40% 1274 35.6 1.3
Southpaw Weinstein 1.3 (900) 26% 1444 51.3 1.3
Shaun the Sheep Lionsgate/Elevation 1.2 (1,070) -19% 1134 18 1.2
Welcome Back Eros .92 (6,790) NEW 135 0.92 0.92
Bhale Bhale Magadivoi CineGalaxy .85 (8,310) NEW 114 0.92 0.85
We Are Your Friends WB .80 (340) -64% 2333 3.3 0.8
Mistress America Fox Searchlight .73 (1,420) 39% 512 1.8 0.73
Grandma Sony Classics .59 (11,490) 62% 51 1.2 0.59
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $100.40
% Change (Last Year) -19%
% Change (Last Week) 3%
Also debuting/expanding
Learning to Drive Broad Green .47 (5,620) 220% 84 0.74
Mr. Holmes Roadside .44 (1,280) -14% 346 16.8
Phoenix IFC/Films We Like .41 (2,210) 1% 185 2.1
Meru Music Box .39 (3,250) 27% 121 1.2
The Diary of a Teenage Girl Sony Classics .19 (760) -63% 255 1.3
The End of the Tour A24 .18 (1,330) -55% 138 2.6
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine Magnolia .17 (2,750) 61 0.17
Assassination Well Go .14 (7,940) -27% 18 1.8
Amy A24/Mongrel .11 (1,610) -10% 69 8
Dragon Blade Lionsgate 36,400 (2.280) 16 0.04
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of Revolution Firelight 25,700 (25,700) 1 0.03
Before We Go Weinstein Co. 22.500 (990) 23 0.02
Rififi (reissue) Rialto 22.100 (11,050) 2 0.02
Dynamite 24 Frames 17,600 (430) 41 0.02
Paayum Puli Prime Media 14,900 (530) 28 0.01
Une Heure de tranquilite A-Z Films 13,300 (1,660) 8 0.01
Heroes of Dirt Blue Trail 12,600 (360) 35 0.01
Bloodsucking Bastards Scream Factory 10,700 (110) 10 0.01
Break Point Broad Green 7,100 (790) 9 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – September 3, 2015)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (16) 2148.9 28.00%
Buena Vista (12) 1424.4 18.60%
Warner Bros. (23) 1250.2 16.30%
20th Century Fox (17) 768.5 10.00%
Paramount (9) 539.9 7.00%
Sony (11) 332.1 4.30%
Weinstein Co, (15) 255.1 3.30%
Lionsgate (12) 240.5 3.10%
Focus (10) 100 1.30%
Fox Searchlight (7) 94.1 1.20%
Relativity (6) 71.7 0.90%
Sony Classics (18) 51.6 0.70%
A24 (7) 45.9 0.60%
Open Road (5) 39.5 0.50%
Other * (257) 315.1 4.10%
7677.5 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Global Grossers (January 1 – September 3, 2015)
Title Distributor Box Office
Jurrasic World Uni 1,639,353,208
Furious 7 Uni 1,515,162,581
Avengers: Age of Ultron BV 1,403,434,820
Minions Uni 1,030,586,843
Inside Out BV 621,584,758
Fifty Shades of Grey Uni 570,309,104
American Sniper WB 549,569,608
Cinderella BV 541,978,706
San Andreas WB 490,198,433
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Par 486,400,440
Terminator Ganysis Par 418,521,971
Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox 406,073,377
Monster Hunt Edko 388,413,766
Home Fox; DmWks 385,085,573
Mad Max: Fury Road WB 379,566,152
Ant-Man BV 370,620,564
Taken 3 Fox; Europa 328,171,749
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies * WB 324,095,379
SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Par 314,647,753
Big Hero 6 * BV 307,976,246
Insurgent Lionsgate 293,086,775
Pitch Perfect 2 Uni 285,872,413
Spy Fox 234,926,470
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb * Fox 227,262,504
Tomorrowland BV 208,086,814
* does not include 2014 box office

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Title Gross Thtr % Chgn Cume
Venom 33 4250 NEW 33
A Star is Born 15.7 3686 NEW 15.7
Smallfoot 3.5 4131 -46% 31.3
Night School 3.5 3019 -63% 37.9
The House Wirh a Clock in its Walls 1.8 3463 -43% 49.5
A Simple Favor 1 2408 -50% 46.6
The Nun 0.75 2264 -52% 111.5
Hell Fest 0.6 2297 -70% 7.4
Crazy Rich Asians 0.6 1466 -51% 167.6
The Predator 0.25 1643 -77% 49.3
Also Debuting
The Hate U Give 0.17 36
Shine 85,600 609
Exes Baggage 75,900 62
NOTA 71,300 138
96 61,600 62
Andhadhun 55,000 54
Afsar 45,400 33
Project Gutenberg 36,000 17
Love Yatri 22,300 41
Hello, Mrs. Money 22,200 37
Studio 54 5,300 1
Loving Pablo 4,200 15
3-Day Estimates Weekend % Chg Cume
No Good Dead 24.4 (11,230) NEW 24.4
Dolphin Tale 2 16.6 (4,540) NEW 16.6
Guardians of the Galaxy 7.9 (2,550) -23% 305.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4.8 (1,630) -26% 181.1
The Drop 4.4 (5,480) NEW 4.4
Let's Be Cops 4.3 (1,570) -22% 73
If I Stay 4.0 (1,320) -28% 44.9
The November Man 2.8 (1,030) -36% 22.5
The Giver 2.5 (1,120) -26% 41.2
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2.5 (1,270) -21% 49.4