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Leonard Klady

By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

The Weekend Report

Captain America: Civil War took a sharp turn but nonetheless maintained a commanding lead  with an estimated $72.6 million. The week’s two national rollout performed roughly as expected, with Money Monster slotting third with $14.8 million and the The Darkness a notch back at $5.2 million.

There were encouraging starts among limited and exclusive openers. Whit Stillman’s Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship bowed with $131,000 from four engagements while sci-fier The Lobster dined out on an impressive $192,000 from its quartet. The latter opened two months ago with a current Northern cume of about $330,000. Top Indian import was the Punjabi Azhar with $124,000.

Revenues for the frame were slighter better than $130 million pushing the domestic cume to more than $4 billion. The 2016 pace is 9% better than a year ago while the current weekend dipped 47% from seven days ago. It was also 30% off of 2015 when debuts of Cinderella and Run All Night led, with respective openers of $67.9 million and $11 million.

Despite its heavyweight cast, politically-charged Money Monster was tepid with high-end estimates of $15 million. Reviews were lukewarm but its fortunes may not be so dire with its position as one of the few mature-targeted films in the marketplace. Studio exit demos identified the audience as evenly split between the sexes with 77% aged 25-years and older. Following its Cannes premiere, Money Monster opened day-and-date in 15 foreign climes. Foreign estimates were unavailable.

The Blumhouse fright machine continued with The Darkness and as one industryite observed: “They make ‘em so cheap, a gross of $1.42 puts them in profit.”

The relative lull in the marketplace allowed for modest expansions for a number of titles including Sing Street, The Meddler and The Man Who Knew Infinity. The trio and other alternative options are largely holding their own against stiff competition.

Captain America: Civil War added an estimated $84 million internationally to lead in that arena.

Weekend (estimates) May 13 – 15, 2016
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Captain America: Civil War BV 72.6 (17,190) -59% 4226 296
The Jungle Book BV 17.6 (4,440) -28% 3970 311.6
Money Monster Sony 14.8 (4,760) NEW 3104 14.8
The Darkness High Top 5.2 (2,950) NEW 1755 5.2
Mother’s Day Open Road/Elevation 3.2 (970) -71% 3291 28.7
Zootopia BV 2.7 (1,420) -15% 1935 331.7
The Huntsman: Winter’s War Uni 2.6 (1,020) -35% 2518 44.5
Keanu WB 1.9 (890) -42% 2120 18.6
Barbershop: The Next Cut WB 1.7 (1,250) -40% 1333 51.4
The Boss Uni 1.2 (860) -39% 1350 62.1
Sing Street Weinstein Co. .63 (1,200) 44% 525 1.9
Ratchet & Clank Focus .54 (430) -63% 1258 8.1
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice WB .52 (700) -51% 744 328.2
The Man Who Knew Infinity IFC .51 (2,630) 132% 194 0.92
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Uni .46 (650) -27% 717 59
Green Room A24/D Films .41 (530) 21% 777 2.7
The Meddler Sony Classics .38 (3,020) 24% 127 1.1
Eye in the Sky Bleecker/eOne .38 (1,050) -33% 360 17.9
Hello, My Name is Doris Roadside Attractions .28 (1,080) -19% 257 13.8
A Hologram for the King Roadside At/eOne .25 (730) -50% 346 3.9
24 CineGalaxy .23 (1,650) -77% 142 1.4
Deadpool Fox .19 (740) -19% 262 362.5
The Lobster A24 .19 (47,700) NEW 4 0.19
10 Cloverfield Lane Par .19 (720) 68% 260 71.7
A Bigger Splash Fox Searchlight .18 (7,080) 61% 26 0.37
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $125.70
% Change (Last Year) -30%
% Change (Last Week) -47%
Also debuting/expanding
Love & Friendship Roadside Attract. .13 (32,800) 4 0.13
AmeriGeddon Forewarned .13 (4,270) 30 0.13
Azhar White Hill .12 (2,040) 61 0.12
Finding Mr. Right 2 Media Asia 86,800 (2,280) -56% 38 1.2
Miles Ahead Sony Classics 84,500 (1,010) -38% 84 2.4
High-Rise Magnolia 71,300 (2,380) 30 0.07
The Family Fang Starz 56,300 (1,150) -40% 49 0.21
Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero Front Row 50,900 (12,720) 4 0.05
Sundown Lionsgate 16,800 (230) 74 0.02
2 Bol Hot Ice 15,600 (870) 18 0.02
Sunset Song Magnolia 14,200 (3,550) 4 0.01
Last Days in the Desert Broad Green 12,600 (1,580) 8 0.01
Kill Zone 2 Well Go 8,850 (800) 11 0.01
Phantom Detective CJ 7,300 (7,300) 1 0.01
Pele IFC 7,100 (2,370) 3 0.01
How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Gravitas 5,900 (540) 11 0.01
Search Party Focus 3,800 (480) 8 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – May 12, 2016)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (7) 1172.6 29.60%
20th Century Fox (10) 769.6 19.40%
Warner Bros. (10) 471.3 11.90%
Universal (8) 321.4 8.10%
Paramount (8) 315.6 8.00%
Lionsgate (12) 205.5 5.20%
Sony (12) 175.7 4.40%
Focus (6) 121.7 3.10%
Open Road (4) 63.4 1.60%
Weinstein Co. (7) 53.8 1.40%
STX (3) 42.4 1.10%
A24 (5) 35.1 0.90%
Fox Searhlight (4) 17.1 0.45%
Bleecker Street (3) 17.1 0.45%
Sony Classics (7) 16.9 0.40%
Other * (148) 159.6 4.00%
3958.8 100%
* none greater than 0.35%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 1 – May 12, 2016)
Title Distributor Box Office
Deadpool Fox 362,318,179
Zootopia BV 329,014,439
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice WB 327,679,243
The Jungle Book BV 293,996,110
Star Wars: The Force Awakens * BV 284,449,924
Captain America: Civil War BV 223,329,078
The Revenant * Fox 182,736,971
Kung Fu Panda 3 Fox 142,283,408
Ride Along 2 Uni 91,205,257
Daddy’s Home * Par 85,902,195
10 Cloverfield Lane Par 71,510,806
Allegiant Lionsgate 65,762,792
London Has Fallen Focus/VVS 62,115,298
Miracles from Heaven Sony 60,153,577
The Boss Uni 59,961,700
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Uni 58,487,890
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghai Par 52,897,721
Barbershop: The Next Cut WB 49,680,702
How to Be Single WB 46,962,319
The Big Short * Par 46,300,694
* does not include 2015 box office

2 Responses to “The Weekend Report”

  1. Peter says:

    I’m not taking sides here, because I just kind of don’t care about superhero movies in general, but its interesting how BvS drops 66% in its second weekend and its written off as a failure and alarm bells are going off, but Civil War drops 72% and everyone shrugs. Isn’t it just time to say that these superhero movies are all pretty much front loaded?

  2. Peter says:

    EDIT: never mind. I misread the charts. It dropped 59%. Still, superhero movies are front loaded, imo.

Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 6.1 3849 -43% 262.2
The Post 5.9 2819 1083% 10.4
The Commuter 4.5 2892 NEW 4.5
Insidious: The Last Key 3.4 3150 -73% 39.6
Proud Mary 3.1 2125 NEW 3.1
The Greatest Showman 3.1 2938 -26% 85.8
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2.7 3090 -59% 582.9
Paddington 2 2.4 3702 NEW 2.4
Pitch Perfect 3 1.4 2505 -57% 90.4
Darkest Hour 1.2 1693 -32% 32.4
Also Debuting
Thaanaa Serndha Kootam 91,650 89
Agnyaathavaasi - Prince in Exile 89,100 353
Condorito 52,600 153
Jai Simha 34,900 78
Ang Panday 27,600 43
Mukabaaz 13,300 17
Sketch 9,900 55
Ang Larawan 8,700 14
Parchi 6,350 35
The Insult 5,700 3
Acts of Violence 3,400 12
Lover for a Day 2,900 1
Saturday Church 2,300 2
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