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Leonard Klady

By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

The Weekend Report

It was Rampage by a snout as the monkeyshines debuted with an estimated $34.6 million. On its heels was A Quiet Place with $32.7 million. The session’s other wide release was the horror Truth or Dare in third, with $19.1 million. In limited wide political thriller Beirut opened to $1.6 million and animated Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero grossed $1.1 million.

Best of exclusive premieres were Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami with $58,000 and the Cannes-prized rodeo tale The Rider with a $42,300 launch, both debuting on three.

Indian imports saw a strong start for the Punjabi Golak Bugni Bank te Batua of $153,000 at 33 venues while Telugu Krishnarjuna Yudham struggled to $234,000 at 178 locations following a fast start on Wednesday. In Canada, Indian Horse – a saga of a native lad pursuing a hockey life – had a thumbs-up of $373,000.

Revenues for the frame approached $150 million for a 12% slip from last weekend. It was also 15% diminished from 2017 when Fate of the Furious premiered with a stunning $98.8 million.

Despite the presence of the biggest star in the world, Rampage tracked soft with estimates of $34-$38 million. It was anticipated to hit second to A Quiet Place; anticipating the silent scream would decline just 25% from a strong opening. Studio exiting polling broke down the audience as 55% male with 63% 25 and older.

In line with such recent entries as Ready Player One and Pacific Rim Uprising, Rampage had a warmer embrace overseas with an estimated $114 million debut in 61 markets. China provided roughly half the box office with a $55 million tally. The next top grossing markets were the UK and South Korea each grossing $5.7 million and Mexico with $4.8 million.

The Blumhouse brand may not have an Oscar contender with Truth or Dare but it again topped high end expectations of $17 million for its latest venture. Its audience skewed 60% female and 60% 25 and younger. It also dipped into the international marketplace with seven territories that rang up $2.6 million. The UK provided half of foreign revenues.

Weekend (estimates) April 13 – 15, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Rampage WB 34.6 (8,440) NEW 4101 34.6
A Quiet Place Par 32.7 (9,120) -35% 3589 99.8
Truth or Dare Uni 19.1 (6,290) NEW 3029 19.1
Ready Player One WB 11.1 (3,040) -55% 3661 114.5
Blockers Uni 10.3 (1,010) -50% 3418 36.9
Black Panther BV 5.4 (2,470) -38% 2180 673.8
Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight 5.0 (2,590) 10% 1939 18.5
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Lionsgate 3.9 (1,510) -50% 2563 75
Acrimony Lionsgate 3.7 (2,750) -56% 1332 37.8
Chappaquiddick Entertainment/D Films 3.0 (1,740) -50% 1645 10.9
The Miracle Season Mirror/Elevation 2.1 (1,240) -46% 1707 7
Sherlock Gnomes Par 2.1 (1,000) -61% 2116 36.9
Beirut Bleecker Street 1.6 (2,160) NEW 755 2
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni 1.4 (900) -71% 1537 57.5
A Wrinkle in Time BV 1.2 (1,110) -63% 1112 92.3
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Fun Academy 1.1 (670) NEW 1633 1.1
Love, Simon Fox 1.0 (1,090) -65% 889 39.2
Paul, Apostle of Christ Sony .57 (980) -68% 581 16.3
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation .48 (1,440) -52% 330 6.3
Tomb Raider WB .46 (920) -76% 502 56.2
Indian Horse Elevation .37 (3,840) NEW 97 0.37
La Bolduc Seville .36 (4,360) -21% 83 1.1
Game Night WB .35 (990) -67% 356 67.9
Peter Rabbit Sony .34 (660) -65% 519 113.8
You Were Never Really Here Amazon .32 (6,240) 139% 51 0.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $140.25
% Change (Last Year) -15%
% Change (Last Week) -12%
Also debuting/expanding
Finding Your Feet Roadside Attractions .28 (1,020) 127% 277 0.57
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne .26 (950) -50% 276 2.3
October Rising Sun .24 (1,810) 132 0.24
Krishnarjuna Yudham Magnus .23 (1,310) NEW 178 0.48
Golak Bugni Bank te Batua Rhythm Boyz .15 (4,640) 33 0.15
Pandas WB .12 (3,700) -20% 33 0.37
Hector el Father: Conoceras la Verdad Cristal 81,400 (4,522) -71% 18 0.42
Lean on Pete A24 77,600 (4,310) 65% 18 0.14
Mercury Prime Media 72,700 (840) 87 0.07
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Kino 58,800 (19,600) 3 0.06
Cake B4U 51,100 (1,500) 34 0.05
Borg vs. McEnroe Neon 46,400 (1,010) 46 0.04
Veneno GRA 45,600 (2,400) 19 0.05
The Rider Sony Classics 42,300 (14,100) 3 0.04
Final Portrait Sony Classics 36,700 (1,150) -32% 32 0.04
Le Promesse de l’aube A-Z Films 33,400 (3,710) 9 0.03
La Terre vue du coeur Nation 4:3 26,300 (6,580) 4 0.03
Krystal Paladin 20,800 (250) 83 0.02
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum Well Go 17,600 (8,800) 2 0.02
Aardvark Great Point 14,900 (530) 28 0.01
Zama Strand 9,800 (4,900) 2 0.01
Hitler’s Hollywood Kino 7,200 (7,200) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – April 12, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (5) 889 28.30%
Sony (9) 386.7 12.30%
20th Century Fox (8) 372.1 11.80%
Warner Bros. (15) 361.1 11.50%
Universal (8) 284.6 9.10%
Paramount (5) 142.3 4.50%
Fox Searchlight (3) 90.4 2.90%
Lionsgate (7) 89.6 2.80%
Roadside Attractions (4) 85.5 2.70%
STX (4) 66.8 2.10%
Focus (4) 63.5 2.00%
Entertainment (3) 42.5 1.40%
MGM (2) 36.8 1.20%
Neon (1) 25.4 0.80%
Aviron (1) 23.6 0.75%
CBS (1) 23.4 0.75%
Other * (127) 160.7 5.10%
3144 100%
* none greater than 0.6%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – April 12, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Black Panther BV 668,455,522
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 218,539,884
The Greatest Showman * Fox 118,647,942
Peter Rabbit Sony 113,482,652
Ready Player One WB 103,402,798
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 100,407,760
A Wrinkle in Time BV 91,096,220
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 88,660,921
The Post * Fox 79,860,197
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Search Engine 71,151,565
Insidious: The Last Key Uni/Sony 67,583,071
Game Night WB 67,543,954
A Quiet Place Par 67,035,885
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Fox 57,965,182
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni 56,154,135
Tomb Raider WB 55,766,569
The Shape of Water * Fox Searchlight 46,916,884
Red Sparrow Fox 46,396,077
12 Strong WB 45,500,164
Den of Thieves STX/VVS 44,973,685
* does not include 2017 box office

One Response to “The Weekend Report”

  1. Steph says:

    Hi,

    can you please give us the boxoffice gross sales of the Filipino Movie, Never Not Love You? It’s now on it’s 3rd week in US Cinemas. Thank you.

Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Title Gross Thtr % Chgn Cume
Venom 33 4250 NEW 33
A Star is Born 15.7 3686 NEW 15.7
Smallfoot 3.5 4131 -46% 31.3
Night School 3.5 3019 -63% 37.9
The House Wirh a Clock in its Walls 1.8 3463 -43% 49.5
A Simple Favor 1 2408 -50% 46.6
The Nun 0.75 2264 -52% 111.5
Hell Fest 0.6 2297 -70% 7.4
Crazy Rich Asians 0.6 1466 -51% 167.6
The Predator 0.25 1643 -77% 49.3
Also Debuting
The Hate U Give 0.17 36
Shine 85,600 609
Exes Baggage 75,900 62
NOTA 71,300 138
96 61,600 62
Andhadhun 55,000 54
Afsar 45,400 33
Project Gutenberg 36,000 17
Love Yatri 22,300 41
Hello, Mrs. Money 22,200 37
Studio 54 5,300 1
Loving Pablo 4,200 15
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