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Leonard Klady

By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

The Weekend Report

Cars 3 sped to the top of weekend moviegoing with an estimated $53.3 million. It was also good news for the Tupac bio All Eyez on Me that ranked third with $26.4 million. The other two national newcomers were less vibrant. Shark threat nail-biter 47 Meters Down had an OK start of $10.9 million but the female rave Rough Night pancaked with an $8 million debut.

In limited wide release, The Book of Henry was weak at $1.4 million. In international bday-and-dates, Indian imports were light, including Super Singh with $148,000. The Canadian hit Maudie on folk artist Maude Lewis launched in the U.S. with a solid $50,000 from four canvases. The exclusive freshman class saw an impressive start for Brit history lesson The Journey of $32,500 from two engagements.

Revenues for the session approached $190 million and expanded 31% from last weekend. It was still a 20% erosion from 2016 when debuts of Finding Dory and Central Intelligence led with respective openings of $135.1 million and $35.5 million

There was more mileage than most anticipated for Cars 3, one of Pixar’s less nuanced efforts. Tracking suggested a marginally higher gross of $55 million or so. The film skewed ever so slightly male at 51% with 58% of the crowd aged 25 and younger. Families accounted for 75% of viewers and that clearly identified both the film’s strength as well was its weakness. Cars 3 was also out of the gate in 23 overseas markets with an estimated $21 million rally. Top territories included a $6 million launch in Mexico and Russia grossing just shy of $5 million.

The fictionalized bio of the murdered rap genius Tupac Shakur All Eyez on Me had high end expectations of about $20 million. Audiences may have thought it was a documentary, hurting its commercial impact. But they were wrong. Its opening audience was 53% male with 62% aged 25 and older.

Both 47 Meters Down and Rough Night eyed debuts in the low teens and while the former came close, the latter was significantly off the mark. Rough Night drew a 61% female audience with 60% aged 25 and older.

The Book of Henry, which opened the Los Angeles Film Festival Wednesday, also tilted female at 64% with 74% of viewers aged 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) June 16 – 18, 2017)
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Cars 3 BV 53.3 (12,520) NEW 4256 53.3
Wonder Woman WB 40.3 (10,030) -31% 4018 274.1
All Eyez on Me Lionsgate 26.4 (10,690) NEW 2471 26.4
The Mummy Uni 13.9 (3,440) -56% 4035 56.5
47 Meters Down Entertainment 10.9 (4,810) NEW 2270 10.9
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 8.5 (3,080) -21% 2759 150.1
Rough Night Sony 8.0 (2,520) NEW 3162 8
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Fox 7.4 (2,500) -39% 2968 58
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 4.4 (2,450) -30% 1813 374.3
It Comes at Night A24/Mongrel 2.5 (1,030) -58% 2450 11.1
Megan Leavey Bleecker/Elevation 2.3 (1,260) -39% 1832 8.2
Baywatch Par 1.5 (1,180) -67% 1307 55.1
The Book of Henry Focus 1.4 (2,380) NEW 579 1.4
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .74 (1,650) 69% 447 3.2
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside .73 (9,440) 412% 77 0.94
My Cousin Rachel Fox Searchlight .53 (1,000) -45% 531 2
Alien: Covenant Fox .48 (1,200) -73% 400 72.7
Everything, Everything WB .39 (970) -76% 403 33.2
The Boss Baby Fox .32 (1,240) -37% 260 172.5
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Fox .31 (1,220) -53% 255 20.1
Beauty and the Beast BV .27 (1,110) -29% 242 503.4
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville ,18 (2,870) 39% 63 4.2
The Fate of the Furious Uni .16 (880) -62% 189 224.9
Super Singh Grand Showbiz .14 (3,360) NEW 44 0.14
Hero Orchard .13 (4,960) 294% 27 0.19
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $182.80
% Change (Last Year) -20%
% Change (Last Week) 31%
Also debuting/expanding
Un Sac de billes Seville 76,400 (4,770) 16 0.08
Churchill Cohen/Mongrel 76,100 (1,270) -62% 60 1
Maudie Mongrel/Sony Classics 74,800 (3,120) 208% 24 2.2
The Wedding Plan Roadside Attractions 48,700 (900) -55% 54 1.3
Warriors of the Dawn Fox Intl 35,700 (1,120) 32 0.04
The Journey IFC 32,500 (16,250) 2 0.03
Monterey Pop (reissue) Janus 23,100 (1,540) 9 0.02
Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement … Abramorama 20,200 (20,200) 1 0.02
Il Boom (reissue) Rialto 7,900 (7,900) 1 0.01
Moka Film Movement 7,300 (7,300) 1 0.01
Lost in Paris Oscilloscopa 3,400 (3,400) 1 0.01
Pray for Rain Vertical 2,700 (230) 12 0.01
Jasmine Indican 1,600 (1,600) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 15, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 1180.1 23.50%
Universal (10) 910.1 18.10%
20th Century Fox (16) 810.9 16.10%
Warner Bros. (15) 782.6 15.60%
Lionsgate (13) 405.1 8.00%
Paramount (11) 248.9 5.00%
Sony (9) 174.7 3.50%
Weinstein Co. (4) 63.1 1.20%
STX (5) 50.6 1.00%
Focus (9) 43.6 0.90%
Open Road (5) 41.4 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (6) 40.9 0.80%
CBS (3) 32.8 0.70%
A24 (6) 31.6 0.60%
Other * (174) 213.6 4.20%
5030 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Domestic Groissers (January 2 – June 15,2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 503,093,014
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 369,871,015
Wonder Woman WB 233,826,730
Logan Fox 226,241,700
The Fate of the Furious Uni 224,725,875
The Lego Batman Movie WB 175,904,761
Get Out Uni 175,549,152
The Boss Baby Fox 172,169,543
Kong: Skull Island WB 168,052,812
Hidden Figures * Fox 167,915,949
Split Uni 138,280,171
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 141,608,114
La La Land Lionsgate 116,956,426
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 114,534,596
Rogue One * BV 107,679,504
Sing * Uni 103,856,913
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 92,412,551
Power Rangers Lionsgate 85,565,416
Alien: Covenant Fox 72,185,985
A Dog’s Purpose Uni 64,483,899
* does not include 2016 box office

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Kingsman: The Golden Circle 15.1 4003 New 15.1
It 9 4007 -53% 245.4
The Lego Ninjago Movie 5.7 4047 New 5.7
American Assassin 1.9 3154 -68% 21.8
mother! 1 2368 -67% 11.2
Home Again 1 2685 -41% 20
Friend Request 0.7 2569 New 0.7
Stronger 0.5 574 New 0.5
The Hitman's Bodyguard 0.5 2037 -52% 72.2
Wind River 0.4 1431 -52% 30.8
Also Debuting
Jai Lava Kusa 0.27 179
Battle of the Sexes 0.16 21
Nikka Zalidar 2 95,600 45
Victoria & Abdul 55,800 4
Bhoomi 15,100 37
Les Rois mongols 14,200 34
The Tiger Hunter 9,600 42
Woodshock 5,550 3
The Tag-Along 2 3,800 7
Bobbi Jene 3,000 1
Unrest 2,950 1
Axis 2,700 1
I Can Speak 2,200 2
The King's Choice 2,100 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