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Leonard Klady

By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

The Weekend Report

Labor Day celebrations sterred clear of the multiplex as The Hitman’s Bodyguard shot up its third weekend, with an estimated $10.3 million for the three-day portion of the extended weekend (all figures are 3-days; updates tomorrow).

There were no wide releases but a couple of films debuted in a limited wide in what’s traditionally the year’s lowest-grossing holiday. The fortieth anniversary release of the 4K Close Encounters restoration opened in the lucky 13 spot with $1.8 million while the period thriller (as in the suspense over how long it’s taken to reach theaters) Tulip Fever grossed $1.2 million.

There was a limited run in Imax for the first two episodes of ABC’s “Marvel’s Inhumans” that grossed $1.2 million. A similar trial balloon occurred last year for the final season start of Game of Thrones. Other notables for the frame included the disappointing $171,000 start for the Lake Bell’s second directorial outing, the comedy I Do… Until I Don’t at 165 venues, and an encouraging single-screen start of $11,900 for the documentary Dolores.

In internatonal day-and-dates, the Mexican import Hazlo Como Hombre failed to translate at $1.1 million. Indian imports also had meh results including Hindi Baadshaaho and Shubh Mangal Savdhan that opened to $242,000 and $237,000 respectively and Telugu Paisa Vasool grossing $222,000.

Revenues for the session clocked in at roughly $75 million and got a 15% boost from last weekend. It was nonetheless a 24% decline from 2016 when the second weekend of Don’t Breathe led with $19.7 million.

Summer 2017 is coming to a close with the lowest-grossing record in decades and possibly the lowest attendance record in U.S. moviegoing history. It’s admittedly a subject for further research. A report on Labor Day will include an initial breakdown of summer box office.

Weekend (estimates) September 1 – 3, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
The Hitman’s Bodyguard Lionsgate 10.3 (3,060) 1% 3370 55
Annabelle: Creation WB 7.4 (2,190) -4% 3358 89
Wind River Weinstein 6.0 (2,290) 29% 2602 18.4
Leap! Weinstein 4.9 (1,820) 4% 2705 11.4
Logan Lucky Bleecker/eOne 4.4 (1,480) 4% 2975 21
Dunkirk WB 4.2 (1,520) 6% 2752 178.8
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 3.6 (1,780) 29% 2036 324
The Emoji Movie Sony 2.4 (1,150) -3% 2108 80.3
Despicable Me 3 Uni 2.3 (1,100) 34% 2132 257.9
Girls Trip Uni 2.3 (1,440) -2% 1607 111.6
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Open Road 2.0 (760) -13% 2651 25.9
Wonder Woman WB 1.9 (1,070) 16% 1808 408.9
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (reissue) Sony 1.8 (2,030) 901 1.8
Birth of the Dragon High Top 1.7 (1,060) -36% 1633 5.4
Cars 3 BV 1.7 (690) 906% 2445 150.8
The Dark Tower Sony 1.6 (870) -7% 1820 47.4
Kidnap Aviron/eOne 1.5 (920) 3% 1689 29.3
The Big Sick Lionsgate/Elevation 1.4 (1,110) 93% 1270 40.9
The Glass Castle Lionsgate 1.4 (1,020) 0% 1360 14.7
Baby Driver Sony 1.4 (980) 19% 1463 105.5
All Saints Sony 1.3 (1,520) -15% 846 3.5
Tulip Fever Weinstein 1.2 (1,590) NEW 765 1.2
Marvel’s Inhumans Imax 1.2 (3,030) NEW 393 1.2
Hazlo Como Hombre Lionsgate 1.1 (2,980) NEW 382 1.1
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 1.0 (990) 13% 1041 144.3
Atomic Blonde Focus .89 (1,200) 3% 741 50.4
Ingrid Goes West Neon .59 (950) -24% 625 2.3
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $71.50
% Change (Last Year) -24%
% Change (Last Week) 15%
Also debuting/expanding
Good Time A24 .30 (470) -49% 635 1.6
Arjun Reddy Nirvana .29 (2,360) -64% 124 1.5
Patti Cake$ Fox Searchlight .25 (840) 142% 295 0.54
Baadshaho Grand Showbiz .24 (1,920) 126 0.24
Shubh Mangal Savdhan Eros .24 (2,960) 80 0.24
Paisa Vasool US Telugu .22 (2,242) 101 0.22
The Trip to Spain eOne/IFC .20 (1,430) 5% 143 0.69
Menashe A24 .18 (1,460) 13% 126 1.2
Detroit Annapurna/eOne .17 (520) -32% 331 16.5
I Do … Until I Don’t Film Arcade .17 (1,030) 165 0.17
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (reissue) Distrib Films .16 (560) -71% 288 0.91
De Pere en Flic 2 Seville .11 (1,870) 28% 61 5.5
A Taxi Driver Well Go .10 (3,260) -26% 31 1.3
Valley of Bones Smith Global 98,300 (330) 299 0.1
Punjab Nahi Jaungi B4U 94,400 (2,700) 35 0.09
Viceroy’s House IFC 91,600 (2,690) 34 0.09
Unlocked Lionsgate 19,300 (1,140) 17 0.02
Puriyatha Puthir ATMUS 13,100 (340) 38 0.01
Goon: Last of the Enforcers Momentum 11,600 (410) 28 0.01
Dolores PBS 11,900 (11,900) 1 0.01
Get Big Pelican 9,900 (1,410) 7 0.01
The Layover Vertical 8,700 (330) 26 0.01
The Teacher Film Movement 6,800 (3,400) 2 0.01
The Vault FilmRise 4,700 (430) 11 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – August 31, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 1377.5 18.40%
Universal (12) 1313.6 17.60%
Warner Bros. (18) 1240.9 16.60%
20th Century Fox (19) 983.1 13.20%
Sony (15) 747.8 10.00%
Lionsgate (16) 536.1 7.20%
Paramount (13) 387.3 5.20%
Focus (13) 112.2 1.50%
STX (6) 85.3 1.10%
Weinstein (6) 81.5 1.10%
Open Road (6) 62.8 0.80%
Entertainment (2) 46.9 0.65%
Fox Searchlight (8) 43.9 0.65%
A24 (9) 40.6 0.50%
Bleecker Street (5) 38.5 0.50%
Other * (246) 373 5.00%
7471 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – August 31, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 1,272,169,904
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1,235,919,777
Despicable Me 3 Uni 981,174,223
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 862,197,379
Wolf Warrior II Bona Intl; Well Go 847,054,156
Wonder Woman WB 810,304,764
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 791,987,399
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 739,534,389
Logan Fox 618,314,994
Kong: Skull Island WB 564,663,975
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 602,982,988
The Boss Baby Fox; DmWks 498,798,575
Dunkirk WB 415,147,209
The Mummy Uni 408,756,500
La La Land * Lionsgate 384,729,036
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 380,816,746
Sing * Uni 369,492,462
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 359,577,122
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 344,515,124
The Great Wall Uni; China Film 334,181,954
Cars 3 BV 330,463,610
The Lego Batman Movie WB 314,542,428
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Sony; Constantin 313,832,890
Split Uni 278,051,216
Kung Fu Yoga Well Go; Golden Network 274,332,509
* 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