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Leonard Klady

By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

The Weekend Report

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the only national opener, commanded roughly 74% of domestic moviegoing with an estimated $144.4 million haul. Guardians of the Galaxy’s set off a week earlier internationally and grossed $106 million from 37 territories. Its second international weekend added 18 markets and an additional $124 million box office. The foreign charge was led by a $48 million bow in China, with South Korea and Russia adding $13.3 million and $11.6 million, respectively.

In limited wide release, Richard Gere-starring chamber drama The Dinner bowed to a disappointing $680,000. Among international day-and-date entries, China’s This is Not What I Expected had an only okay opening of $137,000. Best of the exclusives was marital crisis dramedy The Lovers with $66,200 from four beddings. Andrei Tarkovsky’s digitally-restored Stalker mused upon $18,000 on a single Manhattan screen.

Revenues for the frame climbed to about $195 million for a 96% uptick from last weekend. That was 20% diminished from 2016, when the debut of Captain America: Civil Wars predominated with $179.1 million, which left The Jungle Book swinging into second spot at $24.4 million.

On the domestic front, tracking suggested minimally a $140 million debut for GOTGv2 with optimists predicting as much as $170 million. Its audience tilted 56% male with 60% aged 25 and older. Roughly 48% of viewers fell into the 17-34 corridor, with only 20% younger than 12 or in the 50- plus categories. A studio spokesman suggested that unlike other Marvel universes, Guardians of the Galaxy gains appeal from its inability to incorporate characters from The Avengers and other superhero franchises.

Weekend (estimates) May 5 – 7, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 144.4 (33,210) NEW 4347 144.4
The Fate of the Furious Uni 8.5 (2,360) -57% 3595 207.1
The Boss Baby Fox 6.1 (1,850) -35% 3284 156.6
Beauty and the Beast BV 5.0 (1,850) -27% 2680 487.6
How to Be a Latin Lover Lionsgate 4.7 (3,880) -62% 1203 20.1
The Circle STX/Elevation 3.9 (1,240) -56% 3163 15.6
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India 3.3 (7,790) -69% 421 16.3
Gifted Fox Searchlight 2.0 (1,080) -39% 1874 19.2
Going in Style WB 1.9 (920) -48% 2033 40.6
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony 1.8 (970) -48% 1902 40.6
Born in China BV 1.2 (860) -49% 1414 10.9
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation 1.0 (1,270) -43% 815 6.6
Sleight High Top .72 (1,220) -58% 591 3
Get Out Uni .71 (870) -58% 818 173.8
The Dinner Orchard .68 (1,340) NEW 509 0.68
Unforgettable WB .65 (650) -73% 1003 10.6
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus/Elevation .53 (810) -46% 655 15.8
Kong: Skull Island WB .51 (780) -54% 653 166.3
Norman: The Moderate Rise… Sony Classics .46 (3,690) 103% 125 1.1
Their Finest STX .41 (1,260) -21% 323 2.4
The Case for Christ Pure Flix/Mongrel .39 (670) -60% 585 13.9
Logan Fox .33 (730) -58% 444 225.1
Maudie Mongrel .29 (3,550) 17% 82 1.2
The Promise Open Road/eOne .26 (790) -81% 331 7.9
Power Rangers Lionsgate .23 (440) -73% 512 84.6
Colossal Neon .21 (870) -60% 242 2.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $187.60
% Change (Last Year) 81%
% Change (Last Week) 96%
Also debuting/expanding
A Quiet Passion Music Box/Mogrel .16 (2,010) 56% 79 0.49
Love Off the Cuff Media Asia .14 (2,960) -56% 47 0.61
This is Not What I Expected Well Go .14 (3,810) 36 0.14
Phoenix Forgotten Cinelou/D Films .12 (690) -83% 178 3.4
Battle of Memories China Lion .11 (2,920) -49% 39 0.45
Dalida Seville .11 (3,300) 19% 34 0.29
Can’t Help Falling in Love ABS 91,700 (1,950) -65% 47 1.1
Risk Neon 77,800 (2,290) 34 0.08
The Lovers A24 66,200 (16,550) 4 0.07
I, Daniel Blake Mongrel 45,700 (3,810) 12 0.05
Chuck IFC 34,900 (8,360) 4 0.03
3 Generations Weinstein Co. 19,200 (3,200) 6 0.02
Stalker (reissue) Janus 18,800 (18,800) 1 0.02
Patients MK2 18,300 (1,830) 10 0.02
Max 2: White House Hero Orion 10,900 (430) 25 0.01
A Woman’s Life Kino 10,700 (5,350) 2 0.01
Arjan White Hill 7,400 (570) 13 0.01
Like Crazy Strand 5,400 (2,700) 2 0.01
Mr. Chibbs Abramorama 3,500 (3,500) 1 0.01
Burden Magnolia 2,900 (1,450) 2 0.01
Take Me Orchard 2,700 (1,350) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – May 4, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (9) 838.3 22.50%
Buena Vista (6) 658.3 17.60%
20th Century Fox (12) 598.9 16.10%
Warner Bros. (12) 466.5 12.50%
Lionsgate (11) 382.3 10.30%
Paramount (10) 194.8 5.20%
Sony (8) 167.9 4.50%
Weinstein Co. (3) 63.1 1.70%
STX (5) 41.3 1.10%
Open Road (5) 40.8 1.10%
Focus (8) 33.4 0.90%
CBS (2) 32.6 0.85%
Fox Searchlight (5) 32.3 0.85%
A24 (3) 20.6 0.55%
Roadside Attractions (3) 18 0.45%
Other * (125) 141.3 3.80%
3730.4 100%
* none greater than 0.35%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – May 4, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 1,150,898,778
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1,117,914,668
Logan Fox 608,033,689
Kong: Skull Island WB 562,037,491
The Boss Baby Fox 406,523,015
La La Land * Lionsgate 382,165,432
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 379,894,688
Sing * Uni 365,532,887
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 344,515,124
The Great Wall Uni; China Film 333,815,279
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Sony; Constantin 313,832,890
The Lego Batman Movie WB 309,440,712
Split Uni 275,049,991
Kung Fu Yoga Well Go; Golden Network 274,332,509
Rogue One * BV 270,018,934
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back Alibaba; Sony 251,521,078
Moana * BV 235,508,005
Hidden Figures * Fox 226,773,641
Get Out Uni 195,517,477
Passengers * Sony 185,384,945
A Dog’s Purpose Uni; Mister Smith 184,454,336
Ghost in the Shell Par; Mister Smith 173,397,379
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 165,190,717
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony 165,132,070
* does not include 2016 box office

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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