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Leonard Klady

By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

The Weekend Report

Hubble, Bubble, Dribble, Trouble

Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom led the Canada Day frame with an estimated $59.9 million. The session featured two new national releases on the pre-Indie Day altar. Sicario: Day of the Soldado slotted third with $18.5 million with the basketball comedy Uncle Drew right behind at $15.3 million.

In the niches the Hindi Sanju was off to a potent start of $2.5 million. Based on the life of the sometimes notorious life of Bollywood acting heavy Sanjay Dutt the film also broke box office records on home turf with a $15 million opening weekend. In Quebec La Chute de l’Empire American marked the conclusion of Denys Arcand’s trilogy with a solid $382,000 gross at 70 venues.

Exclusive newcomers included excellent starts for the intense father-daughter saga Leave No Trace of $209,000 from nine screens. Also the doc Three Identical Strangers bowed to an upbeat $161,000 at five locales.

Revenues for the frame generated roughly $175 million and slid back 38% from last weekend. It was a slight 2% rise from 2017 when debuts of Despicable Me 3 and Baby Driver led with respective starts of $72.4 million and $20.6 million.

Tracking suggested it would be a tight race between the Sicario sequel and the buffoonish Uncle Drew with the latter film given a slight edge. However, the dark drama of DEA agents on the Southern border launched a full court press leading up to its Friday launch that turned the tables. Some pundits had it opening as high as $20 million. Its opening audience was 59% male with 70% age 25-years and older.

Sicario 2 opened day-and-date in 42 international markets to an estimated $6.2 million. Top territories included Korea with $1.2 million and Australia and the UK each contributing close to $1 million.

Though it was certainly evincing a Rockeyesque streak _ albeit with more intentional laughs _ Uncle Drew appeared to be on its way to a $17 million or $18 million opening. Critics found it laughable but that didn’t matter to its core audience. It’s audience, apart from a more significant African American component, was not dissimilar to Sicario with 56% male viewers that were 58% aged 25-years and older.

Domestic box office passed the $6 billion benchmark on Wednesday and is currently pacing about 3.5% ahead of 2017.

 

Weekend (estimates) June 29 – July 1, 2018)
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 59.9 (13,350) -60% 4485 264.7
Incredibles 2 BV 44.9 (10,190) -44% 4410 439.1
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony 18.5 (6,070) NEW 3055 18.5
Uncle Drew Lionsgate 15.3 (5,590) NEW 2742 15.3
Ocean’s 8 WB 8.0 (2,340) -31% 3426 114.7
Tag WB 5.6 (1,770) -32% 3176 40.9
Deadpool 2 Fox 3.4 (1,640) -35% 2094 310.2
Sanju Fox Intl 2.5 (7,110) NEW 356 2.5
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 2.4 (1,430) -47% 1654 207.4
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 2.3 (3,470) 25% 654 7.5
Hereditary A24/Elevation 2.2 (1,520) -40% 1424 39.3
Avengers: Infinity War BV 1.4 (1,590) -45% 890 672.5
Superfly Sony 1.4 (1,190) -60% 1157 18.4
Book Club Par .62 (1,220) -35% 505 65.1
Rampage WB .58 (2,900) -37% 201 98.4
Adrift STX/VVS .50 (990) -36% 508 30.1
La Chute de l’empire American Seville .38 (5,460) NEW 70 0.38
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky .37 (2,170) 28% 170 1.3
RBG Magnolia .36 (2,170) -15% 167 11.5
American Animals Orchard .35 (1,200) -35% 293 2.1
Gotti Vertical .29 (870) -64% 331 3.9
Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi Weekend .28 (1,980) NEW 143 0.39
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street .21 (23,270) NEW 9 0.21
Overboard Lionsgate .19 (900) -65% 193 50.2
Breaking In Uni .19 (1,360) -49% 138 46.1
A Quiet Place Par .18 (870) 12% 211 187.2
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $169.50
% Change (Last Year) 2%
% Change (Last Week) -38%
Also debuting/expanding
Three Identical Strangers Neon .16 (32,260) 5 0.16
First Reformed A24 .15 (1,290) -31% 118 3.1
The Catch Was a Spy IFC .11 (2,180) -3% 51 0.29
Animal World Media Asia 56,500 (1,710) 33 0.06
The Seagull Sony Classics 50,400 (780) -47% 65 1.2
Boundaries Sony Classics 48,200 (2,840) 63% 17 0.09
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 31,400 (5,230) -52% 6 1.1
The Cakemaker Strand 29,200 (7,300) 4 0.03
The Leakers Media Asia 14,700 (1,130) 13 0.01
Ideal Home Brainstorm 11,900 (740) 16 0.01
Love, Cecil Zeitgeist 8,700 (8,700) 1 0.01
Woman Walks Ahead A24 5,800 (5,800) 10 0.01
Custody Kino 4,900 (4,900) 1 0.01
Dark River FilmRise 4,900 (2,450) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 28, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 2199.9 36.40%
Warner Bros. (19) 690.7 11.40%
20th Century Fox (9) 683.6 11.30%
Universal (10) 612.3 10.10%
Sony (12) 411.3 6.80%
Paramount (7) 341.9 5.70%
Lionsgate (10) 159.4 2.60%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.6 2.30%
STX (6) 137.2 2.30%
Roadside Attractions (5) 99.1 1.60%
Focus (8) 91.4 1.50%
A24 (7) 55.3 0.90%
Entertainment (3) 51.7 0.85%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.60%
Global Road (4) 31.1 0.50%
Other * (204) 308.9 5.15%
6050.5 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – June 28, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Padmaavat Viva 12,159,664
RBG Magnolia 11,134,362
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation 8,652,496
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 5,197,082
Bharat Ane Nenu Great India 3,662,967
Gotti Vertical 3,648,287
Rangasthalam Creative 3,632,267
2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 3,508,777
Disobedience Bleecker Street 3,435,918
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne 3,220,083
Raazi Zee Studios 3,013,293
First Reformed A24 2,973,161
Veere di Wedding Zee Studios 2,883,298
La Boda de Valentina Lionsgate 2,816,208
Race 3 Yash Raj 2,731,251
Mahanati Nirvana 2,710,081
Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile Blue Sky 2,586,699
You Were Never Really Here Amazon/Elevation 2,527,300
Pandas Imax/WB 2,500,824
Mary and the Witch’s Flower Gkids 2,418,404
* does not include 2017 box office

 

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 16.6 4267 NEW 16.6
Skyscraper 9.2 3782 NEW 9.2
Ant-Man and the Wasp 8.4 4206 -63% 112.3
Incredibles 2 9.5 3705 -53% 524.2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 9.1 3695 -52% 352.2
The First Purge 3 3038 -50% 43.4
Sorry to Bother You 1.5 805 434% 2.5
Sicario: Day of the Soldado 1 2006 -55% 40.4
Uncle Drew 0.9 1702 -57% 34.4
Ocean's 8 0.85 1618 -50% 130.2
Also Debuting
Eighth Grade 91,900 4
Tamil Padam 2 53,200 61
RX 100 49,400 89
Soorma 46,700 50
Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan 41,600 35
Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot 28,100 4
Kadaikutty Singham 21,600 73
Vijetha 9,800 68
Shock and Awe 8,900 64
Dark Money 2,600 1
The Devil's Doorway 2,200 14
What Will People Say 1,600 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