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Friday Estimates by Dead Week Klady

Friday Estimates 2017-12-02 at 8.52.30 AM

On one of the weeks that’s a Hollywood dead zone, no new wide releases. The story, aside from the ongoing deterioration of Justice League, is the small pictures, most of which have awards ambitions. A24’s The Disaster Artist leads the pack with $26,000 per screen on 19 in its debut. That’s about what Lady Bird started with, but on 19 screens instead of four. Impressive, though on a quicker burn. Searchlight’s The Shape of Water also debuts at roughly the same per-screen, but on two. Wonder Wheel is looking at a per-screen in the 20s in a five-screen debut. Three Billboards more than doubles its screen count, leaping to 1430 screens, while Lady Bird expands to 1194, with the films neck-and-neck for the weekend.

4 Responses to “Friday Estimates by Dead Week Klady”

  1. Night Owl says:

    Trying to think of something interesting to say; but mostly just thinking about how in the race for next year’s “Most Awkward Press Tour” award between Han Solo and X-Men Dark Phoenix we have a late entry and winner with Bohemian Rapsody! Congrat….ugh, nope can’t joke about this one. Too infuriating.

    Seriously though some of these studio PR people must be mainlining Pepto Bismol these days.

  2. Big G says:

    How is it that Daddy’s Home 2 keeps narrowly squeaking by Murder on the Orient Express on weekends but on the weekdays Express is beating Daddy’s Home every single day? Express has outgrossed Daddy overall and yet keeps coming in behind it when the weekend results come in.

  3. Dr Wally Rises says:

    BigG – it’s most likely because MOTOE appeals more to the senior / retired set who go to more weekday matinees.

  4. Thorough Henry says:

    How are there that many people who say to themselves “ooh, a new Woody Allen movie getting terrible reviews? I must see that on the big screen on opening weekend!”

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