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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
Justice League 38.8 4051 New 38.8
Wonder 9.6 3096 New 9.6
Thor: Ragnarok 5.8 4080 -68% 231.4
Murder on the Orient Express 4.1 3354 -62% 42
Daddy's Home 2 3.9 3575 -64% 39.7
The Star 2.8 2837 New 2.8
A Bad Moms Christmas 2.3 2948 -44% 46.3
Lady Bird 0.7 238 83% 2.9
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 0.3 53 215% 0.75
Jigsaw 0.3 1201 -72% 35.7
Also Debuting
Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru 75,300 93
Tumhari Sulu 53,000 62
Roman J. Israel, Esq. 22,800 4
Verna 12,400 23
The Ghost Bride 11,300 39
Prematho Mee Karthik 7,100 24
The Breadwinner 4,400 3
On the Beach at Night Alone 3,350 2
The Crime of Monsieur Lange (reissue) 2,400 1
Mudbound 1,850 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