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Leonard Klady

By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

The Weekend Report

The domestic debut of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom debuted at the top of the charts with an estimated $149.8 million. It was the only new national release because the industry is well aware that you don’t mess with dinos whether they happen to be called Rex or Raptor. It ranks as its studio’s second biggest bow ever behind, unsurprisingly, Jurassic World.

Overall new openings: light. Indian imports include the Tamil Tik Tik Tik with $51,400 at 33 venues and the Punjabi Asees grossing $36,300 from 15 locations. Modest results were also reflected in the bows of the Filipino My 2 Mommies with a $60,800 tally and Korea’s The Accidental Detective 2 with a $44,900 box office. The doc The Catcher Was a Spy opened to $118,000 from 49 short stops.

Session revenues topped $280 million and had a slight 4% increase from last weekend. However it was a significant 101% improvement from 2017 when the launch of Transformers: The Last Knight led with $44.7 million and Wonder Woman napped second spot ith $24.9 million.

Anticipation was flush for the Jurassic World sequel especially in light of an international release that had rung up $455 million in the two weeks leading up to its domestic premiere. Reviews tended to be lukewarm with critics take the line that it wasn’t quite up to the standards of the prior World or its Park antecedents. Nonetheless pundits projected an opening bounty in the range of $130 million to $140 million.

The domestic audience was identified as 54% male with 56% aged 25-years and younger. It played well across all quadrants but surprised in respect to having a younger audience than has become the norm for this and other comparable franchise behemoths.

Internationally it took the hat trick on top of the charts with a $100 million plus session that included potent new openings in Mexico of $12.3 million. Also strong among preems were Brazil with a $9.2 million box office and Australia grossing $8 million.

A step behind overseas was Incredibles 2 that debuted in China to $21 million and added $57 million to its international.

 

Weekend (estimates) June 22 – 24, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 149.8 (33,480) NEW 4475 149.8
Incredibles 2 BV 81.1 (18,390) -56% 4410 350.5
Ocean’s 8 WB 11.7 (3,110) -38% 3656 100.4
Tag WB 8.2 (2,420) -45% 3382 30.4
Deadpool 2 Fox 5.2 (2,150) -40% 2430 304.1
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 4.2 (1,790) -58% 2338 202.3
Hereditary A24/Elevation 3.6 (1,810) -47% 2002 34.8
Superfly Sony 3.3 (1,500) -52% 2220 15.2
Avengers: Infinity War BV 2.5 (1,730) -54% 1456 669.5
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 1.9 (5,344) 85% 348 4.1
Rampage WB .95 (3,260) 254% 291 97.5
Book Club Par .93 (1,380) -49% 672 64.7
Gotti Vertical .81 (1,730) -53% 466 3.2
Adrift STX/VVS .78 (900) -64% 871 29.1
Overboard Lionsgate .57 (1,750) 31% 325 49.4
American Animals Orchard .56 (1,700) 168% 331 1.4
RBG Magnolia .42 (,310) -16% 181 10.9
Breaking In Uni .35 (1,570) -19% 223 45.8
Race 3 Yash Raj .35 (1,460) -79% 241 2.6
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky .32 (3,090) 30% 104 0.8
First Reformed A24 .22 (1,460) -36% 151 2.8
A Quiet Place Par .17 (800) -5% 215 186.9
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $276.10
% Change (Last Year) 101%
% Change (Last Week) 4%
Also debuting/expanding
The Catch Was a Spy IFC .12 (2,410) 49 0.12
The Seagull Sony Classics 95,600 (660) -30% 145 1.1
Upgrade Focus 92,700 (920) -82% 101 11.5
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 69,200 (13,840) -18% 5 1
My 2 Mommies ABS 60,800 (3,040) 20 0.06
Tik Tik Tik Magnus 51,400 (1,560) 33 0.05
The Accidental Detective 2: In Action CJ 44,900 (4,490) 10 0.04
The Rider Sony Classics 40,500 (750) -44% 54 2.2
Asees White Hill 36,300 (2,420) 15 0.04
Boundaries Sony Classics 29,100 (5,820) 5 0.03
Lobster Cop China Lion 25,300 (2,110) 12 0.03
The King Oscilloscope 20,800 (10,400) 2 0.02
Damsel Magnolia 20,200 (6,730) 3 0.02
Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town Shout! Factory 10,500 (660) 16 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 21, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 2061.1 36.40%
20th Century Fox (9) 675.5 12.00%
Warner Bros. (19) 657.8 11.60%
Universal (10) 421.9 7.50%
Sony (11) 404.3 7.10%
Paramount (7) 339.8 6.00%
Lionsgate (9) 157.1 2.80%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.4 2.50%
STX (6) 135.9 2.40%
Roadside Attractions (5) 99.1 1.70%
Focus (8) 88.3 1.60%
A24 (7) 51.7 0.90%
Entertainment (3) 51.6 0.90%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.65%
Global Road (4) 30.8 0.55%
Other * (200) 302.9 5.40%
5654.3 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – June 21,2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Black Panther BV 699,671,468
Avenger Infinity War BV 666,984,449
Deadpool 2 Fox 298,900,321
Incredibles 2 BV 266,446,690
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 219,290,534
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 198,131,870
A Quiet Place Par 186,692,505
Ready Player One WB 136,733,072
The Greatest Showman * Fox 119,673,619
Peter Rabbit Sony 115,254,425
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 100,407,760
A Wrinkle in Time BV 100,299,926
Rampage WB 96,589,180
Ocean’s 8 WB 88,735,760
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 88,669,553
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Search Engine 83,377,013
The Post * Fox 79,956,229
Game Night WB 69,001,013
Insidious: The Last Key Uni/Sony 67,583,071
Book Club Par 63,739,212
* does not include 2017 box office

One Response to “The Weekend Report”

  1. Judi Levine says:

    small correction, The Catcher was a Spy is not a doc.

Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Title Gross Thtr % Chgn Cume
The House Wirh a Clock in its Walls 7.8 3592 NEW 7.8
A Simple Favor 3.3 3102 -45% 25.4
The Nun 2.9 3707 -50% 93.6
The Predator 2.4 4070 -70% 34.1
Crazy Rich Asians 1.8 2802 -28% 154.7
White Boy Rick 1.5 2504 -57% 13.9
Peppermint 1.1 2680 -38% 27.7
Fahrenheit 11/9 1 1719 NEW 1
Life Itself 0.75 2609 NEW 0.75
Searching 0.65 1787 -37% 21.6
Also Debuting
Assassination Nation 0.42 1403
Quismat 94,300 49
Colette 48,500 4
Batti Gul Meter Chalu 44,900 64
Love, Gilda 44,400 59
Miss Granny 40,100 32
The Sisters Brothers 37,500 4
Nannu Dochukunduvate 35,000 102
The Great Battle 31,500 29
Sammy 2 19,650 48
Moses and the Ten Commandments 18,200 54
Les Disparition des lucioles 17,200 20
The Negotiation 4,400 2
Tea With the Dames 4,100 1
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