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Leonard Klady

By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

The Weekend Report

Wonder Woman lassoed top spot for a second weekend a with an estimated $57.5 million That was bad news for the high-profile The Mummy reboot that dug up only $32.2 million. The session featured two other national debuts: the spartan horror It Comes at Night ranked sixth with a chilly $5.9 million, while military pooch patrol Megan Leavey barked up $3.7 million.

In limited wide release, My Cousin Rachel bowed with a tepid $970,000. Imports from India largely flatlined. The Hero opened to $44,700 at four hitching posts, while Beatriz at Dinner zeitgeisted a potent $141,000 bow from five shindigs.

Revenues for the session generated close to $145 million and slid 24% from the previous weekend. This was a more modest 7% decline from 2016, when the debut of The Conjuring 2 dominated with $40.4 million, followed by Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 with debuts of $24.2 million and $22.4 million.

The Mummy initiated Universal’s trawl of its horror vaults —Bill Condon’s take on The Bride of Frankenstein is mooted as next — rather than a continuation of the studio’s 1999 reimagining of the buried treasure. An aggressive marketing campaign and positioning as a Tom Cruise star vehicle led to anticipation of an opening around $40 million, but fell conspicuously short following withering last-minute critical response and downbeat reaction on social media.

Initial overseas response was considerably better with an initial launch estimated at $142 million from 63 territories. Once again China was in the forefront with a $52 million opener. The other top grossing nations included South Korea at $17.8 million, $7.6 million in Russia and Mexico contributing $5 million.

Weekend (estimates) June 9 – 11, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Wonder Woman WB 57.5 (13,800) -44% 4165 205.3
The Mummy Uni 32.2 (7,970) NEW 4035 32.2
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Fox 12.4 (3,520) -48% 3529 44.7
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 10.6 (2,890) -52% 3679 135.8
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 6.2 (2,140) -36% 2911 366.3
It Comes at Night A24/Mongrel 5.9 (2,340) NEW 2533 5.9
Baywatch Par 4.6 (1,620) -47% 2832 51.1
Megan Leavey Bleecker/Elevation 3.7 (1,900) NEW 1956 3.7
Alien: Covenant Fox 1.8 (1,000) -56% 1814 71.2
Everything, Everything WB 1.6 (1,040) -52% 1546 31.7
My Cousin Rachel Fox Searchlight 1.0 (1,860) NEW 523 1
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Fox .66 (740) -49% 897 19.4
The Boss Baby Fox .54 (1,250) -13% 432 171.8
Snatched Fox .46 (700) -65% 651 45
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .45 (2,470) -15% 176 2.3
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword WB .45 (1,060) -62% 422 38.2
The Fate of the Furious Uni .44 (1,130) -10% 389 224.5
Beauty and the Beast BV .39 (1,240) -40% 316 502.9
3 Idiotas Lionsgate .24 (690) -60% 349 1
Churchill Cohen/Mongrel .20 (1,080) -49% 187 0.79
Going in Style WB .19 (810) -17% 235 44.6
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony .15 (750) -32% 203 44.3
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville .14 (2,000) -51% 71 4
Kong: Skull Island WB .14 (840) -32% 171 168
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside Attractions .14 (28,200) NEW 5 0.14
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $138.70
% Change (Last Year) -7%
% Change (Last Week) -24%
Also debuting/expanding
The Wedding Plan Roadside Attractions .11 (1,020) -49% 105 1.2
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall … Sony Classics .11 (680) -47% 160 3.7
Ami Tumi Blue Sky 76,100 (1,100) 69 0.08
The Lovers A24 65,400 (510) -73% 127 2.1
Raabta Grand Showbiz 64,600 (750) 86 0.06
The Hero Orchard 44,700 (11,180) 4 0.04
Monsieur & Madame Adelman MK2 9,600 (1,370) 7 0.01
Dawson City: Frozen Time Kino 5,400 (5,400) 1 0.01
11:55 Gravitas 4,500 (500) 9 0.01
Awakening the Zodiac Vertical 3,700 (190) 19 0.01
Moscow Never Sleeps Cavu 3,200 (3,200) 1 0.01
Miles FreeStyle 2,900 (1,450) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 8, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (7) 1150.4 23.90%
Universal (10) 869.4 18.10%
20th Century Fox (16) 786.3 16.30%
Warner Bros. (15) 692.6 14.40%
Lionsgate (12) 401.4 8.30%
Paramount (11) 241.8 5.00%
Sony (8) 173.7 3.60%
Weinstein Co. (4) 63.1 1.30%
STX (5) 50.5 1.10%
Focus (9) 43.4 0.90%
Open Road (5) 41.4 0.85%
Fox Searchlight (5) 39.3 0.80%
CBS (3) 32.7 0.70%
A24 (5) 23.3 0.50%
Roadside Attractions (5) 20.9 0.45%
Other * (161) 182.5 3.80%
4812.7 100%
* none greater than 0.4%

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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