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Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Black Panther|28.8|4020|-45%|321
Game Night|5.6|3488|NEW|5.6
Annihilation|3.8|2012|NEW|3.8
Peter Rabbit|2.8|3707|-30%|61.6
Fifty Shades Freed|2.3|3265|-59%|85
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|1.3|2519|-29%|383
Every Day|1|1667|NEW|1
The 15:17 to Paris|1|2752|-52%|29.6
The Greatest Showman|0.9|1601|-32%|158
Early Man|0.35|2494|-58%|5.4
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Also Debuting||||
Operation Red Sea|0.13|46||
Sonu Ke Tutu Ki Sweety|65,100|66||
Welcome to New York|33,300|83||
Agent Mr. Chan|18,000|9||
Nelly et Simon: Mission Yeti|12,400|43||
Sin Island|10,200|36||
Pour vivre ici|8,600|12||
The Young Karl Marx|7,400|3||
Les Gardiens|4,800|8||
Are We Not Cats|3,600|4||
The Cured|2,000|3||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Black Panther devoured seventy percent or more of the marketplace, with a record-setting box office estimated at $192.2 million (all numbers reflect three-day portion of holiday weekend). Two films premiered nationally as counterprogrammers: animated Early Man wound up slotting seventh with $3.1 million, while faith-targeted biblical drama Samson earned $1.9 million.

Best of exclusive freshmen were black-comic The Party with $35,800 at a trio of dinner tables, and Russian foreign-language Oscar nominee Loveless, which grossed $27,600 from three investigations. Another wave of Indian imports included strong results for Telugu Awe of $478,000, as well as Punjabi Laavaan Phere with $139,000. Chinese movies capitalized on New Year celebrations. In North America, Detective Chinatown 2 led with a $670,000 tally, followed by Monster Hunt 2 that grossed $340,000, and Monkey King 3 trailing with $89,300. In China, Monster Hunt 2 opened to $190 million with Detective Chinatown 2 grossing $155 million and Monkey King 3 opening to $80 million.

Revenues topped $275 million for a 96% boost from last weekend. It was a 91% improvement from 2017 when the second weekend of The Lego Batman Movie led with $42.7 million and newcomer The Great Wall bowed with $21.5 million.

The amount of earnest media attention given to Black Panther is also superheroic, and the movie was up to the challenge with its cultural, gender and other resonances. It readily exceeded the record for a February release, previously held by Deadpool at $132 million, and ranks as the fifth-biggest opening of all time.

Black Panther exceeded industry expectations that marked it as high as $185 million and a studio conservative estimate of $175 million. Exit demos identified the audience as 55% male with 61% of viewers 25 and older. Unsurprisingly, a studio spokesman said its performance in key cities, as well as regionally, indicated a larger-than-typical African-American audience.

On the international front the picture opened in virtually all markets with China, Japan and Russia the only major territories held back. Studio estimates for its first overseas wave is $169 million with South Korea (even in the midst of the Olympics) and Great Britain in the forefront, respectively with $25.3 million and $24.8 million. The list of records by territory is staggering, especially among African nations.

Early Man’s audience was 51% male with 62% of viewers 25 and older. Statistics on families were unavailable.

Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Black Panther BV 192.2 (4,800) NEW 4020 192.2
Peter Rabbit Sony 17.2 (4,620) -31% 3725 48.2
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 16.9 (4,490) -56% 3768 76.1
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 7.8 (2,800) -22% 2800 376.5
The 15:17 to Paris WB 7.6 (2,510) -39% 3042 20.4
The Greatest Showman Fox 5.0 (2,600) -22% 1936 154.4
Early Man Lionsgate 3.1 (1,250) NEW 2494 3.1
Maze Runner: The Death Cure WB 2.5 (1,340) -59% 1892 54
Winchester CBS/VVS 2.2 (1,500) -57% 1479 21.8
The Post Fox 2.0 (1,890) -46% 1050 76.6
Samson Pure Flix 1.9 (1,550) NEW 1249 1.9
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 1.6 (1,700) -49% 957 53.2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight 1.5 (1,900) -36% 780 48
12 Strong WB 1.0 (1,200) -64% 815 44.1
Den of Thieves STX/VVS .89 (1,220) -70% 730 43.4
Darkest Hour Focus .88 (1,460) -45% 602 53.1
Hostiles Entertainment/Elevation .83 (1,080) -71% 767 28.3
I, Tonya Neon .81 (1,720) -51% 471 26.9
Coco BV .71 (1,840) -20% 385 207.2
Phantom Thread Focus .68 (1,910) -44% 355 17.7
Detective Chinatown 2 WB .67 (5,860) NEW 115 0.67
Lady Bird A24/Elevation .59 (1,460) -34% 407 46.2
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV .58 (1,650) -59% 351 618
2018 Oscar Shorts Magnolia .51 (2,550) -26% 201 1.6
La Boda de Valentina Lionsgate .51 (1,530) -56% 331 2.1
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .49 (1,480) -27% 332 14.9
Awe Nirvana .48 (4,190) NEW 114 0.61
Forever My Girl Roadside/Elevation .44 (1,110) -64% 401 15.7
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $270.65
% Change (Last Year) 91%
% Change (Last Week) 96%
Also debuting/expanding
Aiyaary Big Pictures .36 (2,240) 159 0.36
Monster Hunt 2 Lionsgate .34 (4,830) 70 0.34
Laavaan Phere Grand Showbiz .14 (7,330) 19 0.14
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Sony Classics .12 (1,120) 109% 107 0.55
Monkey King 3: Kingdom of Women Well Go 89,300 (2,630) 34 0.09
A Fantastic Woman Sony Classics 84,800 (2,920) -23% 29 0.36
The Insult Cohen Media 81,700 (1,900) -26% 43 0.6
Double Lover Cohen Media 67,400 (2,410) 48 0.07
The Party Roadside Attractions 35,800 (11,930) 3 0.04
Naachiyaar B Studios 28,700 (930) 31 0.03
Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead Well Go 28,500 (3,160) 9 0.03
Loveless Sony Classics 27,600 (9,200) 3 0.03
Nostalgia Bleecker Street 19,200 (6,200) 3 0.02
Honor Up Lionsgate 14,100 (1,80) 13 0.01
Mind Game Gkids 6,800 (970) 7 0.01
The Boy Downstairs FilmRise 5,700 (5,700) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – February 15, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Sony (8) 253.3 19.70%
20th Century Fox (5) 245.9 19.20%
Universal (5) 158.3 12.30%
Buena Vista (4) 148.1 11.60%
Warner Bros. (9) 106.1 8.30%
STX (3) 59.1 4.60%
Fox Searchlight (2) 56.8 4.40%
Focus (2) 48.9 3.80%
Lionsgate (3) 43.7 3.40%
Entertainment (1) 26.4 2.10%
Neon (1) 21.8 1.70%
CBS (1) 18.1 1.40%
A24 (3) 15.7 1.20%
Roadside Attractions (1) 14.3 1.10%
Paramount (2) 7.8 0.60%
Other * (56) 58.4 4.60%
1282.7 100%
* none greater than 0.4%

Friday Box-Office Estimates

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Black Panther * | 76.5| 4020 |NEW |76.5
Fifty Shades Freed | 5.6 |3768 |-69% |64.8
Peter Rabbit | 4.1 |5711| -29% |35
The 15:17 to Paris | 2.1| 3042 |-45%| 19.8
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle | 1.8| 2800| -17% |371.5
The Greatest Showman | 1.3 |1936| -18%| 150.7
Early Man | 0.85| 2494| NEW| 0.85
Maze Runner: Death Cure | 0.65| 1892 |-51%| 52.1
Samson | 0.6| 1249| NEW |0.6
Winchester |0.6 |1479| -62% |20.1

* includes previews

Also Debuting
Detective Chinatown 2 | 0.19 |115
Awe | 0.15 |114
Monster Hunt 2 | 0.12 |70
Aiyaary | 0.11 |159
Laavaan Phere | 34,200| 17
Monkey King 3: Kingdom of Women | 29,100| 34
Double Lover | 17,000| 48
The Party | 12,500 |3
Naachiyaar| 8,500| 31
Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead | 7,500| 9
Honor Up | 6,550 |13
Loveless | 6,550 |3
Mind Game | 4,000| 7
The Boy Downstairs | 2,550 |1

The Weekend Report

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Fifty Shades Freed topped weekend moviegoing with an estimated $38.8 million, followed by two other national newcomers, the free adaptation of Peter Rabbit, with $24.8 million, while clipped-from-the-headlines The 15:17 to Paris went hand-to-hand for $12.4 million.

The annual Oscar-nominated shorts program had its strongest start of $512,000. Among exclusives the downbeat Brooklyn families drama Golden Exits had the most encouraging start of $12,600 from a single walk-up, its own 35mm engagement, and just prior to video-on-demand.

Crosscultural La Boda da Valentina opened simultaneously in Mexico with domestic earnings of $1.1 million. Indian imports opened during national holidays but only Hindi Pad Man ($730,000) and Telugu TholiPrema ($611,000) broke through.

Revenues for the session generated more than $140 million and expanded an impressive 45%. It lagged behind 2017 by 27% when debuts of The Lego Batman Movie, Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter Two led with openings of $53 million, $46.6 million and $30.4 million.

Critics have largely dismissed the sexual candor and kink of the billion-dollar-grossing Fifty Shades franchise, but audiences have embraced its sanitized sauciness. Tracking was in line with its first number. The concluding episode attracted a 75% female audience with 55% aged 25 and younger. The tale of the happy couple opened in 57 international markets as well, to an estimated $98 million. Top territories included Germany with $10.6 million, the UK $8.8 million and Franc $8.6 million.

Beatrix Potter’s beloved bunny exceeded tracking that suggested an $18-$20 million debut. The live-action animated mélange (a la Stuart Little) transported him to contemporary realms. Studio exit demos identified the audience as 58% female with 63% of the crowd 25 and younger. Family stats were unavailable but 34% classified as parents.

The run-up to The 15:17 to Paris was worrisome, including the casting of the real-life trio (non-actors) who foiled a terrorist plot cast as themselves. Real or imagined borders blurred and the result provided modest response, a $12-$14 million opening. While perceived as a “boys’ movie,” exit demos revealed a 51% female audience with 86% of ticket buyers aged 25 and younger. Internationally, the film opened day-and-date in 23 markets to a modest $5.3 million. The top-grossing territories were Italy with $1.5 million and France, where much of the country was shut down by crippling blizzards, with $1.4 million.

Weekend (estimates) February 9 – 11, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtr Cume
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 38.8 (10,290) NEW 3768 38.8
Peter Rabbit Sony 24.8 (6,650) NEW 3725 24.8
The 15:17 to Paris WB 12.4 (4,070) NEW 3042 12.4
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 9.7 (3,100) -12% 3126 365.5
The Greatest Showman Fox 6.3 (2,670) -18% 2373 146.5
Maze Runner: The Death Cure WB 5.8 (1,990) -44% 2923 48.8
Winchester CBS/VVS 4.9 (1.980) -47% 2480 17
The Post Fox 3.4 (1,820) -35% 1865 72.7
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 3.0 (1,670) -33% 1780 49.7
Den of Thieves STX/VVS 2.9 (1,950) -37% 1468 40.9
12 Strong WB 2.6 (1,390) -44% 1901 41.9
Hostiles Ent Stud/Elev 2.5 (1,150) -50% 2214 25.7
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight 2.1 (1,680) -29% 1273 45.3
I, Tonya Neon 1.4 (1,270) -44% 1088 25.1
Darkest Hour Focus 1.3 (1,250) -45% 1045 51.5
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 1.3 (1,530) -46% 830 616.7
Forever My Girl Roadside/Elev 1.2 (1,080) -49% 1088 14.5
La Boda de Valentina Lionsgate 1.1 (3,440) NEW 331 1.1
Paddington 2 WB 1.1 (790) -66% 1429 38.4
Phantom Thread Focus 1.0 (1,750) -54% 558 16.2
Padmaavat Viva 1.0 (3,678) -58% 279 10.6
Lady Bird A24/Elevation .87 (1,370) -34% 634 45.2
Coco BV .81 (970) -53% 833 206.1
Pad Man Sony .73 (4,810) NEW 152 0.73
Insidious: The Last Key Uni/Sony .66 (1,210) -55% 545 66.8
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .65 (1,360) -27% 475 13.9
TholiPrema Creative .61 (4,460) NEW 137 0.77
The Commuter Lionsgate/VVS .57 (970) -66% 590 35.5
2018 Oscar Shorts Magnolia .51 (3,390) 151 0.51
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $134.00
% Change (Last Year) -27%
% Change (Last Week) 45%
Also debuting/expanding
A Fantastic Woman Sony Classics .12 (5,900) 84% 20 0.23
The Insult Cohen Media .10 (2,070) -6% 50 0.45
Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes ABS .10 (2,930) -52% 34 0.85
Aadhi Maxlab 56,900 (1,390) 41 0.06
Inttelligent 1.2: 4 51,300 (620) 83 0.05
Kalakalappu 2 Cinemax 35,400 (1,360) 26 0.04
Gayatri 24 Frames 21,600 (440) 49 0.02
First We Take Brooklyn 2B Films 13,200 (4,400) 3 0.01
Golden Exits Vertical 12,600 (12,600) 1 0.01
Permission Good Deed 10,900 (840) 13 0.01
La Confession MK2 10,100 (2,020) 5 0.01
Basmati Blues Shout! Factory 7,200 (720) 10 0.01
The Female Brain IFC 6,800 (3,400) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – February 8, 2018
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
20th Century Fox (5) 222.5 20.90%
Sony (6) 206.9 19.50%
Buena Vista (3) 119.4 11.20%
Universal (5) 103.7 9.80%
Warner Bros. (8) 82.6 7.80%
STX (3) 54.4 5.10%
Fox Searchlight (2) 48.7 4.60%
Focus (2) 44.8 4.20%
Lionsgate (3) 41.1 3.90%
Entertainment (1) 22.2 2.10%
Neon (1) 19.6 1.80%
A24 (3) 14.5 1.40%
Roadside Attractions (1) 12.5 1.20%
CBS (1) 11.2 1.00%
Paramount (2) 7.6 0.70%
Other (51) 50.7 4.80%
1062.4 100%

Friday Estimates

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Fifty Shades Freed | 18.5|3768 |NEW |18.5
Peter Rabbit | 5.7| 5711 |NEW |5.7
The 15:17 to Paris | 3.7| 3042 |NEW |3.7
Jumanji: Welcome | 2.2 |3116 |-23% |358
The Greatest Showman | 1.6 |2373 |-30% |141.7
Maze Runner: Cure | 1.5 |2923| -51%| 44.5
Winchester | 1.4| 2480 |-62% |13.5
The Post | 0.85| 1865 |-46% |70.2
The Shape of Water | 0.75 |1780 |-43% |47.5
Den of Thieves | 0.75| 1468 |-48%| 38.8

Also Debuting
La Boda da Valentina | 0.35 |331
Pad Man | 0.2 |152
TholiPrema | 0.16 |137
2018 Oscar Shorts | 0.13| 140
Inttelligent | 23,800| 83
Kalakalappu 2 | 9,300| 23
Gayatri | 6,800 |49
Golden Exits | 5,600| 1
Aadhi | 5,600 |12
First We Take Brooklyn | 5,400 |3
Basmati Blues | 3,600 |10
Permission | 3,300| 13
La Confession | 2,600 |5
The Female Brain | 2,050 |2

The Weekend Report

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle returned to the top of the weekend viewing charts with an estimated $11 million. As the Patriots and Eagles await kick off of Super Bowl LII in frigid Minneapolis, moviegoing takes a back seat. And with that chill in mind the sole national newcomer – haunted house Winchester – opened in third with $9.1 million.

Exclusive debuts were led by Chilean Oscar nominee A Fantastic Woman with a $69,500 box office from five screens. Another foreign-language nominee, Lebanon’s The Insult, has had an effective slow rollout, generating $121,000. A third nominee, Hungary’s Of Body and Soul, also opened this weekend; results were not available.

There was a strong start of $513,000 for Telugu import Chalo at the expense of Touch Chesi Chudu with a $149,000 kickoff. Also of note was the impressive 298 theater count for Emirate epic Bilal: A New Breed of Hero that grossed $308,000.

Revenues for the frame came up slightly short of $100 million and ebbed back 34% from last weekend. It was a slim 2% decline from 2017 when the third weekend of Split topped the charts with $14.4 million and newcomer Rings took second spot with $13 million.

Winchester, inspired by a real-life San Jose mansion, had tepid critical response. However it proved to be an ample guilty pleasure and football diversion to exceed high-end expectations of $8 million. Studio exit polling identified the audience as 58% female with 64% of viewers 25 and older.

Last night’s Directors Guild award to Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water (also cited by the Producers Guild) gives the imaginative fable an edge in the continuing Oscar race. Still there’s not a strong sense of inevitability or even a feeling of rising momentum for it or really any of the other contenders including Lady Bird and Three Billboards. One can only imagine the buildup of mounting dread at Academy central as officials brace for what could be one of the lowest rated broadcasts of the past decade.

Weekend (estimates) February 2 – 4, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 11.0 (3,290) -32% 3352 352.7
Maze Runner: The Death Cure WB 10.3 (2,720) -57% 3793 39.9
Winchester CBS 9.1 (3,670) NEW 2480 9.1
The Greatest Showman Fox 7.8 (3,030) -18% 2588 137.5
Hostiles Entertainment/Elevation 5.3 (1,810) -47% 2934 21
The Post Fox 5.2 (2,100) -43% 2462 67.2
12 Strong WB 4.6 (1,590) -47% 2918 37.2
Den of Thieves STX/VVS 4.6 (2,170) -47% 2112 36.2
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 4.3 (1,850) -27% 2341 44.6
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight 3.1 (1,780) -20% 1726 41.8
Paddington 2 WB 3.1 (1,290) -45% 2388 36.2
I, Tonya Neon 2.5 (1,700) -18% 1450 22.5
Darkest Hour Focus 2.4 (1,620) -16% 1486 48.8
Forever My Girl Roadside/Elevation 2.4 (1,660) -34% 1427 12.6
Padmaavat Viva 2.3 (6,610) -47% 354 8.8
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 2.2 (1,530) -47% 1467 614.4
Phantom Thread Focus 2.1 (1,790) -29% 1186 14.1
The Commuter Lionsgate/VVS 1.6 (1,090) -52% 1494 34.2
Coco BV 1.6 (970) 11% 1636 204.7
Insidious: The Last Key Uni/Sony 1.4 (1,50) -55% 1253 65.7
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 1.3 (1,200) -30% 1109 43.7
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .93 (1,600) -28% 581 12.9
Molly’s Game STX/eOne .81 (960) -10% 843 27.1
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni .77 (810) -44% 951 103.9
Ferdinand Fox .63 (1,100) -38% 575 81.4
Proud Mary Sony .55 (1,070) -59% 513 20.2
Chalo Sarigama .51 (4,460) NEW 115 0.61
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $92.40
% Change (Last Year) -2%
% Change (Last Week) -34%
Also debuting/expanding
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Vertical .31 (1,030) 298 0.31
Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes ABS .21 (5,190) -17% 41 0.64
Touch Chesi Chudu Blue Sky .15 (1,380) 108 0.16
The Insult Cohen Media .12 (3,360) 99% 36 0.29
Hochelaga, Terre des ames Seville 72,300 (2,190) -23% 33 0.45
A Fantastic Woman Sony Classics 69,500 (13,900) 5 0.07
Till the End of the World China Lion 59,100 (2,190) 27 0.06
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Sony Classics 53,700 (1,580) 56% 34 0.31
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation 51,800 (780) -48% 65 21
Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Soiren AP Intl 41,900 (790) 53 0.04
24 Frames Janus 8,200 (8,200) 1 0.01
Before We Vanish Super LTD 8,100 (4,050) 2 0.01
Braven Saban 7,800 (780) 10 0.01

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

Winchester|3.6|2480|NEW|3.6
Maze Runner: The Death Cure|3|3793|-64%|32.5
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|2.9|3352|-24%|344.5
The Greatest Showman|2.3|2588|-9%|132
Hostiles|1.6|2934|-52%|17.3
The Post|1.6|2462|-35%|62.5
12 Strong|1.5|2918|-36%|34.1
Den of Thieves|1.4|2112|-39%|33
The Shape of Water|1.3|2341|-19%|41.6
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing. Missouri|0.9|1726|-11%|39.6
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Also Debuting||||
Chalo|0.14|115||
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero|82,100|298||
Touch Chesi Chudu|52,800|108||
A Fantastic Woman|19,500|5||
Till the End of the World|18,550|26||
Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Soiren|6,600|49||
24 Frames|3,500|1||
Braven|2,500|10||
Before We Vanish|2,150|2||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

The final installment of Maze Runner, The Death Cure, navigated to the top of the weekend charts with an estimated $23.6 million. Also debuting nationally was Hostiles following five weeks in limited release. Padmaavat cracked the top 10 with a near-record $4.4 million. Following several delays it was released worldwide Thursday and sparked violent demonstrations in India by fundamentalists.

Another Indian import – Telugu Bhaagamathe – also had a strong start of $763,000 and the Filipino comedy Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes had a potent $237,000 opening.

Capitalizing on last week’s Oscar nominations the likes of The Shape of Water, Lady Bird, I, Tonya and Three Billboards added a significant number of playdates. The result can be best characterized as an Oscar flutter that should continue through the remainder of the awards season. This year’s absence of a clear frontrunner is a mixed blessing with a greater number of films benefitting from exposure but no film getting a dramatic boost.

Revenues for the frame inched close to $145 million and experienced a modest 4% gain from last weekend. It was an infinitesimal 0.6% improvement from 2017 when the second weekend of Split led with $25.6 million and newcomer A Dog’s Purpose took the bridesmaid spot with $18.2 million.

The dystopian YA series Maze Runner trotted to the finish line with The Death Cure. Never quite The Hunger Games commercially the trilogy has been a decent performer especially in the international arena where this installment opened last weekend in four territories to an impressive $15 million. Studio exit polls identified the domestic crowd as 51% female with 57% of viewers 25 and younger.

The Death Cure opened in an additional 68 territories this weekend and added about $62 million to its larder with a handful of major markets including France, Germany and Mexico yet to open.

 

Weekend (estimates) January 26 – 28, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Maze Runner: The Death Cure WB 23.6 (6,220) NEW 3787 23.6
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 16.3 (4,590) -16% 3553 338
Hostiles Ent Studios/Elev 10.1 (3,580) 2979% 2815 11.9
The Greatest Showman Fox 9.6 (3,600) -10% 2663 126.6
The Post Fox 8.9 (3,380) -24% 2640 58.6
12 Strong WB 8.6 (2,840) -46% 3018 29.7
Den of Thieves STX/VVS 8.4 (3,460) -45% 2432 28.5
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 5.7 (3,090) 162% 1854 37.7
Paddington 2 WB 5.6 (2,010) -30% 2792 32.1
Padmaavat Viva 4.4 (13,520) NEW 324 4.9
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 4.1 (2,370) -37% 1745 610.7
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Mo Fox Searchlight 3.6 (2,480) 89% 1457 37
Forever My Girl Roadside/Elevation 3.5 (2,450) -18% 1422 9
The Commuter Lionsgate/VVS 3.4 (1,890) -48% 1811 31.4
Insidious: The Last Key Uni 3.2 (1,680) -46% 1901 63.5
I, Tonya Neon 3.0 (3,090) 4% 960 18.8
Phantom Thread Focus 2.9 (2,820) -11% 1021 10.6
Darkest Hour Focus 2.9 (2,150) 6% 1333 45.2
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 1.9 (1,600) 57% 1177 41.6
Coco BV 1.5 (2,350) -24% 621 202.7
Proud Mary Sony 1.4 (1,370) -62% 1003 19.3
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 1.3 (1,260) -57% 1039 102.7
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics 1.3 (1,570) -11% 815 11.3
Ferdinand Fox .96 (1,420) -43% 675 80.5
Molly’s Game STX/eOne .88 (1,590) -46% 556 25.9
Bhaagamathie Great India .76 (6,520) NEW 117 0.76
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $137.80
% Change (Last Year) 1%
% Change (Last Week) 4%
Also debuting/expanding
Dunkirk (Oscar reissue) WB .18 (570) 311 0.18
Get Out (Oscar reissue) Uni .17 (350) 471 0.17
Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes ABS .24 (5,640) 42 0.24
Mary and the Witch’s Flower Gkids .13 (1,710) -60% 77 1.8
Hochelaga, Terre des ames Seville .11 (3,080) -17% 36 0.34
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation .10 (1,180) -43% 84 20.9
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go 61,300 (3,830) -41% 16 1.8
The Insult Cohen Media 59,200 (5,920) 155% 10 0.14
Cuando los Hijos Regresan Tribe 25,500 (1,210) 21 0.03
Les Scenes fortuites Entract 17,300 (8,650) 2 0.02
Keys to the Heart CJ 13,800 (6,900) 2 0.01
Have a Nice Day Strand 10,900 (10,900) 1 0.01
American Folk Good Deed 7,600 (690) 11 0.01
The Competition Gravitas 7,100 (790) 8 0.01
Like Me Kino 5,500 (1,830) 3 0.01
Hollow in the Land Elevation 3,800 (3,800) 1 0.01

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Maze Runner: The Death Cure|8.3|3787|NEW|8.3
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|3.8|3553|-22%|325.5
Hostiles|3.3|2815|3055%|5.2
The Greatest Showman|2.5|2663|-15%|119.5
The Post|2.4|2640|-32%|52.1
Den of Thieves|2.3|2432|-59%|22.5
12 Strong|2.3|3002|-59%|23.4
The Shape of Water|1.6|1854|155%|33.6
Paddington 2|1.1|2792|-35%|27.6
Padmaavat|1.1|324|NEW|1.6
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Also Debuting||||
Bhaagamathie|0.3|117||
Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes|61,400|42||
Cuando los Hijos Regresan|6,750|20||
Les Scenes fortuites|5,100|2||
Key to the Heart|3,700|2||
Have a Nice Day|3,600|1||
American Folk|3,100|11||
The Competition|2,300|8||
Hollow in the Land|1,850|1||
Like Me|1,500|3||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continued at the top of the weekend charts with an estimated $19.7 million. Two newcomers followed with OK launches. 12 Strong — a fire-and-fury saga of the Afghan conflict — grossed $16.3 while the bank heist caper Den of Thieves had a $15.2 million opening. In limited wide, the musical romance Forever My Love bowed with a sentimental $4.5 million.

Revenues for the frame generated about $140 million and slid 13% from last weekend. It was a slight 6% decline from 2017 when debuts of Split and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage led with respective starts of $40 million and $20.1 million.

In the tradition of recent flag wavers 12 Strong gave the big salute to men in service and played well. Definitely tilted toward heroism rather than politics, studio exit polls identified the crowd as 55% male with 79% of viewers aged 25-years and older. Den of Thieves targeted a similar demographic.

In the awards race, Phantom Thread and Call Me by Your Name had major expansions, with both films holding ground against a field with no clear-cut frontrunner. The SAG awards will have observers closely eyeing the prize for ensemble. It’s likely that Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, Darkest Hour and Three Billboards will experience modest commercial flutters rather than sharp turns, and the Oscar bump will be only a blip after nominations morning.

Japan anime hit Mary and the Witch’s Flower had a potent weekend of $410,000 following a special Thursday preview, which brewed up $1.1 million. In Québec. Canada’s foreign-language Oscar submission Hochelaga: terre des âmes bowed with a solid $148,000. Puerto Rican romantic comedy Colao had a strong debut of $127,000 from seven screens. It’s played in the Caribbean for two months and amassed more than $1 million.

Decidedly the marketplace counter-programmer, Forever My Girl delivered an audience that was 78% female with 64% of the audience aged 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) January 19 – 21, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 19.7 (5,320) -30% 3704 316.7
12 Strong WB 16.3 (5,440) NEW 3002 16.3
Den of Thieves STX/VVS 15.2 (5,070) NEW 3002 15.2
The Post Fox 12.1 (4,250) -38% 2851 45.1
The Greatest Showman Fox 10.8 (3,840) -13% 2823 113.3
Paddington 2 WB 8.2 (2,210) -26% 3702 25
The Commuter Lionsgate 6.7 (2,320) -51% 2892 25.7
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 6.5 (2,660) -45% 2456 604.3
Insidious: The Last Key Uni 5.9 (2,330) -59% 2546 58.7
Forever My Girl Roadside 4.5 (4,020) NEW 1115 4.5
Proud Mary Sony 3.7 (1,730) -63% 2125 17
Phantom Thread Focus 3.4 (3,750) 196% 896 6.2
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 3.1 ((1,750) -41% 1772 100.6
Darkest Hour Focus 3.0 (2,260) -32% 1341 41.1
I, Tonya Neon 2.9 (3,670) -13% 799 14.6
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 2.2 (2,590) -22% 853 30.2
Coco BV 1.9 (2,150) -43% 878 200.7
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight 2.0 (2,120) -44% 954 32.1
Molly’s Game STX/eOne 1.7 (1,580) -56% 1091 24.4
Ferdinand Fox 1.6 (1,350) -53% 1212 79.1
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics 1.4 (1,770) 102% 815 9.1
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 1.3 (1,900) -28% 675 39.1
Wonder Lionsgate .55 (1,110) -54% 496 129.9
Mary and the Witch’s Flower Gkids .41 (2,760) NEW 149 1.161
All the Money in the World Sony .38 (1,020) -69% 374 24.1
Hostiles Entertainment .36 (7,370) 32% 49 1.3
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $134.65
% Change (Last Year) -6%
% Change (Last Week) -13%
Also debuting/expanding
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation .19 (1,290) -59% 147 20.7
Hochelaga, Terre des ames Seville .15 (4,630) 32 0.15
Colao Caribbean .13 (18,170) 7 0.13
Le Trip a trois Seville .11 (1,890) 15% 57 1.7
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .10 (4,210) -48% 24 1.7
The Final Year Magnolia 65,200 (2,330) 28 0.07
A Better Tomorrow 2018 Media Asia 61,500 (1,920) 32 0.06
Ex-File 3 China Lion 38,700 (1,840) -66% 21 0.81
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Sony Classics 36,700 (2,290) -13% 16 0.19
Mom and Dad Momentum 19,100 (350) 54 0.02
The Road Movie Oscilloscope 16,700 (1,120) 15 0.02
Beuys Kino 9,500 (4,750) 2 0.01
Small Town Crime Saban 7,900 (790) 10 0.01
A Ciambra IFC 7,100 (7,100) 1 0.01

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

12 Strong|WB|5.6|3002|NEW|5.6
Den of Thieves|STX/VVS|5.6|2432|NEW|5.6
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|Sony|4.8|3704|-21%|301.8
The Post|Fox|3.5|2851|-41%|36.5
The Greatest Showman|Fox|3|2823|-2%|105.5
The Commuter|Lionsgate|2|2892|-57%|21
Insidious: The Last Key|Uni|1.8|2546|-48%|54.6
Paddington 2|WB|1.8|3702|-27%|18.6
Star Wars: The Last Jedi|BV|1.6|2456|-41%|599.3
Forever My Girl|Roadside Attractions|1.5|1115|NEW|1.5
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Also Debuting|||||
Mary and the Witch’s Flower|Gkids|0.31|149||
Hochelaga, Terre des ames|Seville|40,900|32||
Colao|Caribbean|36,100|7||
A Better Tomorrow 2018|Media Asia|19,900|31||
The Final Year|Magnolia|18,900|28||
The Road Movie|Oscilloscope|5,800|14||
Mom and Dad|Momentum|5,500|50||
Beuys|Kino|3,400|1||
Small Town Crime|Saban|2,100|9||
A Ciambra|IFC|1,700|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle took top spot for the holiday frame with an estimated $27.1 million. Not far behind with $18.6 million was The Post that went wide after three weeks in exclusives. (All figures reflect 3-day figures; chart will be updated tomorrow).

Three national debuts opened respectably. Ticking-clock The Commuter landed third with $13.2 million while family-targeted Paddington 2 cuddled up to $10.5 million. Proud Mary, advertised as kin of John Cassavetes’ 1980 thriller Gloria, bowed to $9.8 million.

Two Telugu films led the charge with Thaanaa Serndha Kootem grossing $303,000 and Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile posting $278,000. The latter film had a potent pre-weekend box office of $2.2 million that rapidly evaporated. The elaborate Filipino fantasy adventure Ang Panday had an OK start of $111,000 while animated Mexican import Condorito was more cel than buy with $230,000 from 153 screens.

Most promising among exclusive newcomers was Lebanon’s Academy short-listed The Insult, which arrived with $24,100 from three engagements.

Revenues  hovered around $155 million and slipped 7% from last weekend. It was a slight 2% improvement from 2017 when Hidden Figures led with $27.5 million and the top new entry. The Bye Bye Man, ranked fifth with $15.2 million.

Observers were nervous about whether The Post would have wide appeal, and unusual fluctuation in tracking put a cloud over expectation of a $20 million four-day result. But Spielberg hit the mark with an audience that was 55% female and 66% 35 and older. It remains in the Oscar chase and could bring in a younger audience as its run continues. Liam Neeson continued his reign as successor to Charles Bronson with The Commuter, which exceeded tracking expectations of $9 million to $10 million. Its crowd was 54% male with 70% of the audience over 30.

Originally set for release by the Weinstein Co., Paddington 2 was acquired by Warner Bros. as the indie began its a tailspin. The beloved Peruvian bear adrift in the UK opened two months ago overseas and has grossed $150 million. Expectations were more modest Stateside but it still came up short of expectations of a $15 million debut despite the appeal of the initial movie. Studio exit demos reflected a 57% female audience with 55% over 25.

Proud Mary got the wrong kind of publicity when the media harrumphed that its studio wasn’t screening for press. Tracking suggested nonetheless a decent debut of roughly $15 million that movie-goers failed to support and its ad campaign really failed to give a clear sense of its story. Those who showed were 58% female and 77% over 25.

Weekend (estimates) January 12 – 14, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 27.1 (7,040) -28% 3849 283.2
The Post Fox 18.6 (6,610) 998% 2819 23.1
The Commuter Lionsgate 13.2 (4,570) NEW 2892 13.2
Insidious: The Last Key Uni 12.1 (3,850) -59% 3150 48.4
The Greatest Showman Fox 11.9 (4,040) -14% 2938 94.6
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 11.4 (3,680) -52% 3090 591.6
Paddington 2 WB 10.5 (2,950) NEW 3702 10.5
Proud Mary Sony 9.8 (4,600) NEW 2125 9.8
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 5.6 (2,250) -45% 2505 94.6
Darkest Hour Focus 4.5 (2,650) -26% 1693 35.7
Molly’s Game STX/eOne 3.6 (2,120) -47% 1708 20.5
Ferdinand Fox 3.4 (1,560) -56% 2154 75.4
I, Tonya Neon 3.1 (5,960) 26% 517 9.8
Coco BV 3.0 (2,220) -44% 1362 196.6
The Shape of Water  Searchlight 2.7 (3,680) -15% 723 26.4
Three Billboards Searchlight 2.3 (2,240) 225% 1022 28.5
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 1.6 (2,480) 3% 652 36.6
Wonder Lionsgate 1.2 (1,190) -51% 970 128.6
All the Money in the World Sony 1.1 (800) -68% 1408 23
Phantom Thread Focus 1.1 (18,060) 367% 62 2.2
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .68 (3,920) -9% 174 7.2
Marshall Open Road .40 (1,050) 6533% 378 9.9
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation .44 (1,190) -41% 371 20.3
Thor: Ragnarok BV .37 (1,520) -29% 242 313
Thaanaa Serndha Kootam Prime Media .30 (3,400) NEW 89 0.35
Downsizing Par .29 (710) -87% 412 24.1
Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile Blue Sky .28 (730) NEW 382 2.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $148.50
% Change (Last Year) 2%
% Change (Last Week) -7%
Also debuting/expanding
Hostiles Entertainment .26 (6,260) -2% 42 0.8
Condorito Lionsgate .23 (1,500) 153 0.23
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .16 (5,090) -41% 32 1.4
Le Trip a trois Seville .13 (2,230) -48% 57 1.6
Ex-File 3 China Lion .12 (4,880) -34% 24 0.73
Ang Panday ABS .11 (2,570) 43 0.11
Jai Simha Sarigama 96,800 (1,240) 78 0.1
Rangula Ratnam Blue Sky 57,100 (1,120) 51 0.06
Ang Larawan ABS 34,300 (2,430) 14 0.03
Mukabaaz Eros 32,300 (1,900) 17 0.03
Parchi Another Hit 31,300 (800) 39 0.03
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Sony Classics 30,500 (3,490) 33% 9 0.13
Sketch V Creations 29,200 (530) 55 0.03
The Insult Cohen Media 24,100 (8,030) 3 0.02
Acts of Violence Lionsgate 9,400 (780) 12 0.01
Lover for a Day MUBI 7,200 (7,200) 1 0.01
Saturday Church Goldwyn 6,600 (3,300) 2 0.01

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|6.1|3849|-43%|262.2
The Post|5.9|2819|1083%|10.4
The Commuter|4.5|2892|NEW|4.5
Insidious: The Last Key|3.4|3150|-73%|39.6
Proud Mary|3.1|2125|NEW|3.1
The Greatest Showman|3.1|2938|-26%|85.8
Star Wars: The Last Jedi|2.7|3090|-59%|582.9
Paddington 2|2.4|3702|NEW|2.4
Pitch Perfect 3|1.4|2505|-57%|90.4
Darkest Hour|1.2|1693|-32%|32.4
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Also Debuting||||
Thaanaa Serndha Kootam|91,650|89||
Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile|89,100|353||
Condorito|52,600|153||
Jai Simha|34,900|78||
Ang Panday|27,600|43||
Mukabaaz|13,300|17||
Sketch|9,900|55||
Ang Larawan|8,700|14||
Parchi|6,350|35||
The Insult|5,700|3||
Acts of Violence|3,400|12||
Lover for a Day|2,900|1||
Saturday Church|2,300|2||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Unlike Blade Runner 2049 movie goers were undeterred that they hadn’t seen 1995’s Jumanji (both were box office disappointments at the time of their respective releases) and put its sequel Welcome to the Jungle on top of the weekend chart with an estimated $36.1 million. The session’s sole new wide release – from a more vigorous franchise – Insidious: The Last Key was close behind with a $29.2 million debut.

With the Golden Globes hours away a number of titles did strategic expansions including such contenders as Darkest Hour, I, Tonya and Molly’s Game. The trio maintained commercial momentum.

Imports from China included Goldbuster with a $78,600 opening and Hanson and the Beast grossing $43,300. While both were modest debuts continuing titles such as Ex-File 3 indicate that the Chinese market is evolving much in the way the Indian has evolved in the past two decades. In 2017 more than 150 Indian movies played in the U.S. and grossed in excess of $100 million for the first time.

Revenues for the frame exceeded $165 million and dipped 16% from last weekend. It was 19% improved from 2017 when the third weekend of Hidden Figures pushed ahead of Rogue One by $800,000 with a $22.8 million tally.

Final crunching for 2017 rendered a domestic box office of $11.135 billion (see charts) that translated into a 3.5% decline from 2016. It was a 5% downturn in terms of admissions. International revenues are still being sorted but initial figures indicate a slight improvement of 7%.

On the domestic front it was a good year for the majors (apart from Paramount) but the news of Fox’s acquisition by Disney has put the industry in a quandary. Obviously consolidation will change the landscape and that’s going to put a squeeze on independents. There’s a big question mark hanging over Weinstein Co. (obviously) as well as STX, Open Road and Bleecker Street that are all in desperate need of a very big picture with franchise potential. The latter aspect is exactly the kind of thing that elevated Lionsgate into the status of a major player.

Weekend (estimates) January 5 – 7, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 36.1 (9,490) -28% 3801 244.5
Insidious: The Last Key Uni 29.2 (9,380) NEW 3116 29.2
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 23.7 (5,600) -55% 4232 572.7
The Greatest Showman Fox 13.7 (4,100) -12% 3342 76.8
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 10.2 (2,950) -39% 3458 86
Ferdinand Fox 7.7 (2,430) -33% 3156 70.5
Molly’s Game STX/eOne 7.0 (4,340) 197% 1608 14.2
Darkest Hour Focus 6.3 (3,650) 15% 1733 28.4
Coco BV 5.4 (2,840) -28% 1894 191.9
All the Money in the World Sony 3.6 (1,680) -36% 2123 20.2
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 3.1 (3,880) -11% 804 21.7
Wonder Lionsgate 2.4 (1,900) -26% 1258 126.6
I, Tonya Neon 2.4 (9,290) 288% 255 5.2
Downsizing Par 2.1 (1,060) -54% 2020 22.9
The Post Fox 1.7 (48,050) 208% 36 3.9
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 1.6 (2,780) 7% 562 34.1
Father Figures WB 1.3 (750) -66% 1717 16.8
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .74 (6,350) -1% 117 6.1
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation .73 (1,530) -21% 478 19.4
Three Billboards Fox Searchlight .71 (2,280) 5% 310 25.4
Justice League WB .55 (1,060) -54% 518 227
Thor: Ragnarok BV .52 (1,610) -39% 325 312.5
Daddy’s Home 2 Par .50 (1,140) -74% 429 102.9
Murder on the Orient Express Fox .44 (1,400) -29% 314 101.6
Tiger Zinda Hai Yash Raj .37 (2,240) -60% 164 5.6
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $161.25
% Change (Last Year) 19%
% Change (Last Week) -16%
Also debuting/expanding
Hostiles Entertainment .28 (6,130) 743% 46 0.41
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .27 (7,630) 38% 35 1.1
Phantom Thread Focus .24 (40,330) 12% 6 0.95
Le Trip a trois Seville .23 (4,290) -23% 54 1.4
Ex-File 3 China Lion .17 (9,280) 34% 18 0.51
Goldbuster Well Go 78,600 (3,270) 24 0.08
Youth China Lion 76,200 (2,540) -62% 30 1.8
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mongrel 61,700 (1,060) -10% 58 6.4
Hanson and the Beast Media Asia 43,300 (2,160) 20 0.04
Namiya China Lion 41,300 (1.970) 21 0.04
Chamak Kannada 38,400 (1,420) 27 0.04
Chupan Chupai Hum 8,900 (730) 12 0.01
Giac Mo My – The American Dream Galaxy 5,300 (5,300) 1 0.01
Blame Goldwyn 4,500 (450) 9 0.01
The Strange Ones Vertical 4,200 (380) 11 0.01
Day of the Dead: Bloodline Lionsgate 4,100 (410) 10 0.01
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2,2017 – January 1, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 531,511,829
Beauty and the Beast BV 504,014,165
Wonder Woman WB 412,563,408
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 389,813,101
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 334,201,140
It WB 327,621,899
Thor: Ragnarok BV 311,500,126
Despicable Me 3 Uni 264,759,902
Logan Fox 226,277,068
The Fate of the Furious Uni 225,966,192
Justice League WB 225,913,169
Dunkirk WB 188,373,161
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 185,224,946
Coco BV 172,372,459
The Lego Batman Movie WB 175,969,510
Get Out Uni 175,589,248
The Boss Baby Fox 175,001,663
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 172,610,484
Kong: Skull Island WB 168,583,087
Hidden Figures * Fox 167,061,097
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Insidious: The Last Key|Uni|12.7|3116|NEW
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|Sony|10.8|3801|-39%
Star Wars: The Last Jedi|BV|6.7|4232|-65%
The Greatest Showman|Fox|4.2|3342|-22%
Pitch Perfect 3|Uni|3.3|3458|-50%
Molly’s Game|STX/eOne|2.3|1608|207%
Ferdinand|Fox|2.2|3156|-50%
Darkest Hour|Focus|1.8|1733|3%
Coco|BV|1.5|1894|-46%
All the Money in the World|Sony|1|2123|-41%
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Also Debuting||||
Goldbuster|Well Go|27,000|24|
Hanson and the Beast|Media Asia|14,550|20|
Namiya|China Lion|12,700|21|
Chamak|Kanada|5,600|9|
Giac Mo My – The American Dream|Galaxy|3,800|1|
Chupan Chupai|Hum|3,100|12|
Blame|Goldwyn|2,150|9|
The Strange Ones|Vertical|1,600|11|
Day of the Dead: Bloodline|Lionsgate|1,350|10|

The Weekend Report 4-Day Chart

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Weekend (estimates) December 29 – 31, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 68.7 (16,230) -27% 4232 533.4
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 66.7 (17,720) 38% 3765 186
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 21.0 (6,050) -15% 3468 67.5
The Greatest Showman Fox 20.8 (6,280) 77% 3316 54.3
Ferdinand Fox 14.7 (4,400) 56% 3337 56.8
Coco BV 9.7 (4,610) 39% 2104 182.1
All the Money in the World Sony 7.6 (3,650) NEW 2074 14.7
Darkest Hour Focus 7.6 (8,030) 41% 943 20.2
Downsizing Par 6.2 (2,310) -5% 2664 18.6
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 4.8 (6,370) 18% 756 17
Father Figures WB 5.1 (1,770) 16% 2902 14.2
Wonder Lionsgate 4.3 (3,630) 65% 1193 122.6
Molly’s Game STX/eOne 3.3 (12,250) NEW 271 6.2
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 2.0 (5,030) 48% 392 31.9
Justice League WB 1.5 (1,340) 11% 1130 225.9
Daddy’s Home 2 Par 1.2 (1,540) 0% 770 112.1
Tiger Zinda Hai Yash Raj 1.2 (4,430) -48% 275 4.9
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation 1.2 (2,310) 4% 507 18.1
Thor: Ragnarok BV 1.1 (2,020) 3% 540 311.5
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics 1.0 (8,610) 0% 115 4.9
Three Billboards Fox Searchlight .94 (3,530) 28% 266 24.4
I, Tonya Neon .84 (17,180) 55% 49 2.6
Murder on the Orient Express Fox .83 (2,130) 18% 391 100.8
The Post Fox .81 (89,550) 6% 9 2
The Star Sony .58 (880) -63% 661 40.2
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $253.70
% Change (Last Year) -1%
% Change (Last Week) 11%
Also debuting/expanding
Le Trip a trois Seville .36 (6,150) 89% 59 0.94
Phantom Thread Focus .29 (73,250) 4 0.6
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .25 (14,530) 4% 17 0.69
Youth China Lion .24 (6,880) -38% 35 1.6
Ex-File 3 China Lion .16 (7,760) 21 0.16
Okka Kshanam Sarigama .15 (1,790) 86 0.15
The Revenger Squad ABS .13 (3,430) 37 0.13
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker/Elevation .12 (850) -43% 146 5.6
Loving Vincent Good Deed 86,300 (1,570) 23% 55 6.3
The Liquidator Edko 48,700 (1,950) 25 0.05
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Sony Classics 47,400 (11,850) 4 0.05
Hostiles Entertainment 45,200 (9,040) 47% 5 0.1
1987: When the Day Comes CJ 35,700 (17,850) 2 0.04
In the Fade Magnolia 13,700 (4,570) 3 0.01
2 Countries Magnus 9,900 (450) 22 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – December 28, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (11) 2329.8 21.40%
Warner Bros. (24) 2026.1 18.60%
Universal (17) 1498.5 13.80%
20th Century Fox (26) 1296.2 11.90%
Sony (24) 998.2 9.20%
Lionsgate (22) 799.1 7.30%
Paramount (18) 524.8 4.80%
STX (9) 182.4 1.70%
Focus (16) 152.9 1.40%
Weinstein Co. (7) 119 1.10%
Open Road (9) 101.1 0.95%
Fox Searchlight (12) 94.6 0.85%
A24 (13) 92.7 0.85%
CBS (4) 69.2 0.65%
Bleecker Street (7) 53.9 0.50%
Other * (389) 547.5 5.00%
10886 100%
* none greater than .45%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – December 28, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 1,262,158,904
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1,237,667,453
Despicable Me 3 Uni 1,034,780,739
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 934,182,077
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 881,246,309
Wolf Warrior II Bona; Well Go 867,876,145
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 862,581,275
Thor: Ragnarok BV 847,153,905
Wonder Woman WB 824,519,701
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 769,452,354
It WB 703,297,095
Justice League WB 648,940,561
Logan Fox 618,191,538
Kong: Skull Island WB 564,663,975
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 558,357,889
Dunkirk WB 521,147,926
Coco BV 503,657,116
The Boss Baby Fox; DmWks 496,799,169
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 490,786,719
The Mummy Uni 410,431,038
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox 395,258,972
La La Land * Lionsgate 384,729,036
Cars 3 BV 383,734,665
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 381,182,553
Sing * Uni 369,492,462
* does not include 2016 box office

The Weekend Report

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The final weekend of 2017 was a horse race between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with the former grossing an estimated $52.7 million and the latter close behind with $50.9 million. There were no new national releases but All the Money in the World and Molly’s Game had their first full weekends, with the poker opus surprisingly strong in its limited wide exposure.

Exclusive newcomers included Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool with OK returns of $35,400 at four venues, and Germany’s Oscar short-listed In the Fade grossing a disappointing $11,200 from three sites. Phantom Thread was on fire with a $217,000 box office from four houses. Indian import Okka Kshanam opened to a disappointing $138,000. Ex-File 3 from China and the Filipino The Revenger Squad bowed to good response of $114,000 and $111,000.

Revenues for the sessions nudged right up to $200 million and saw an 11% upswing from last weekend. It was a 5% improvement from 2016 when Rogue One led with $65.5 million and Sing took the bridesmaid slot with $57.3 million.

Entering the weekend 2017 box office was off the prior year’s pace by 4% and the current year will likely finish in the area of $11.15 billion.

If last year’s existential question was: how do you ensure the next generation has the moviegoing habit, then the past twelve months provided an even more disturbing query.  What happens when there’s nothing in the multiplex that viewers want to see? Happy New Year and a prosperous 2018.

Weekend (estimates) December 29 – 31, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 52.7 (12,460) -26% 4232 517.4
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 50.9 (13,530) 40% 3765 170.2
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 17.7 (5,110) -11% 3468 64.2
The Greatest Showman Fox 15.3 (4,620) 74% 3316 48.8
Ferdinand Fox 11.6 (3,470) 58% 3337 53.7
Coco BV 7.2 (3,430) 34% 2104 179.6
All the Money in the World Sony 5.4 (2,620) NEW 2074 12.6
Darkest Hour Focus 5.3 (5,590) 35% 943 17.9
Downsizing Par 4.6 (1,740) -6% 2664 17.1
Father Figures WB 3.7 (1,290) 14% 2902 12.8
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 3.5 (4,680) 18% 756 15.7
Wonder Lionsgate 3.2 (2,710) 63% 1193 121.5
Molly’s Game STX/eOne 2.3 (8,380) NEW 271 5.2
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 1.4 (3,670) 44% 392 31.4
Justice League WB 1.3 (1,120) 19% 1130 225.6
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation .96 (1,890) 8% 507 17.9
Daddy’s Home 2 Par .93 (1,210) 0% 770 101.8
Tiger Zinda Hai Yash Raj .92 (3,330) -48% 275 4.6
Thor: Ragnarok BV .91 (1,690) 9% 540 311.3
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .71 (6,160) -5% 115 4.6
I, Tonya Neon .65 (13,330) 58% 49 2.4
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight .64 (2,420) 22% 266 24.1
Murder on the Orient Express Fox .61 (1,570) 18% 391 100.6
The Post Fox .53 (59,330) 1% 9 1.7
The Star Sony .49 (750) -62% 661 40.1
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $193.55
% Change (Last Year) 5%
% Change (Last Week) 11%
Also debuting/expanding
Le Trip a trois Seville .31 (5,320) 89% 59 0.89
Phantom Thread Focus .22 (54,250) 4 0.53
Youth China Lion .19 (5,370) -42% 35 1.6
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .18 (10,820) -1% 17 0.63
Okka Kshanam Sarigama .14 (1,600) 86 0.22
Ex-File 3 China Lion .11 (54,10) 21 0.11
The Revenger Squad ABS .11 (2,920) 38 0.11
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker/Elevat 66,300 (450) -43% 146 5.6
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mong 44,800 (1,090) -16% 41 6.2
The Liquidator Edko 36,600 (1,460) 25 0.04
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Sony Classics 35,400 (8,820) 4 0.04
Hostiles Entertainment 33,600 (6,720) 47% 5 0.09
1987: When the Day Comes CJ 27,100 (13,550) 2 0.03
In the Fade Magnolia 11,200 (3,730) 3 0.01
2 Countries Magnus 8,400 (380) 22 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – December 28, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (11) 2329.8 21.40%
Warner Bros. (24) 2026.1 18.60%
Universal (17) 1498.5 13.80%
20th Century Fox (26) 1296.2 11.90%
Sony (24) 998.2 9.20%
Lionsgate (22) 799.1 7.30%
Paramount (18) 524.8 4.80%
STX (9) 182.4 1.70%
Focus (16) 152.9 1.40%
Weinstein Co. (7) 119 1.10%
Open Road (9) 101.1 0.95%
Fox Searchlight (12) 94.6 0.85%
A24 (13) 92.7 0.85%
CBS (4) 69.2 0.65%
Bleecker Street (7) 53.9 0.50%
Other * (389) 547.5 5.00%
10886 100%
* none greater than .45%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – December 28, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 1,262,158,904
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1,237,667,453
Despicable Me 3 Uni 1,034,780,739
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 934,182,077
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 881,246,309
Wolf Warrior II Bona; Well Go 867,876,145
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 862,581,275
Thor: Ragnarok BV 847,153,905
Wonder Woman WB 824,519,701
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 769,452,354
It WB 703,297,095
Justice League WB 648,940,561
Logan Fox 618,191,538
Kong: Skull Island WB 564,663,975
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 558,357,889
Dunkirk WB 521,147,926
Coco BV 503,657,116
The Boss Baby Fox; DmWks 496,799,169
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 490,786,719
The Mummy Uni 410,431,038
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox 395,258,972
La La Land * Lionsgate 384,729,036
Cars 3 BV 383,734,665
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 381,182,553
Sing * Uni 369,492,462
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi|19|4232|-23%|483.7
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|17.9|3765|43%|137.1
Pitch Perfect 3|6.6|3468|-38%|53.1
The Greatest Showman|5.4|3316|72%|38.9
Ferdinand|4.5|3337|62%|46.7
Coco|2.8|2104|53%|175.2
All the Money in the World|1.7|2074|NEW|8.9
Darkest Hour|1.7|943|21%|14.4
Downsizing|1.6|2664|-22%|14
Wonder|1.2|1193|50%|119.5
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Also Debuting||||
Okka Kshanam|52,500|86||
The Revenger Squad|40,000|37||
Ex-File 3|37,200|21||
The Liquidator|15,572|25||
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool|11,400|4||
1987: When the Day Comes|8,600|2||
In the Fade|3,700|3||
2 Countries|3,400|22||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi dominated with an estimated $68.8 million box office for the three-day portion of the weekend (all figures reflect three-day grosses). Five new movies leapt into the holiday melee to mixed results.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ranked second with $34 million (plus $16.6 million from pre-weekend box office) and Pitch Perfect 3 with $20.4 million. More problematic was musical The Greatest Showman, which opened with $8.4 million following a Wednesday bow that generated $4.6 million. Casualties were the diminutive Downsizing with $4.6 million, and the seasonal raunch comedy Father Figures, which struggled to $3.1 million.

Exclusive debuts were dominated by The Post with stop-the-presses revenues of $490,000 from nine newsstands. Further back were the Austrian drama Happy End, which grossed $23,200 from three screens, and revisionist western Hostiles with a $19,100 return on three. The session also saw significant expansions for The Shape of Water and Darkest Hour, maintaining awards season prospects.

Bollywood made a comeback with Tiger Zinda Hai posting $1.6 million while Telugu titles Hello! and Middle Class Abbayi bowed on the soft side with respective weekends of $461,000 and $362,000. In Quebec, local comedy Le Trip a trois also had tepid response of $190,000. And China import Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds bowed with an excellent $160,000 from 17 screens.

Revenues for the frame exceeded $175 million and ebbed back 38% from last weekend largely as a result of a calendar that conflated holiday viewing and saw even behemoths including The Last Jedi experience sharper than anticipated declines. The current session also declined 5% from 2016 when the second weekend of Rogue One led with $96.1 million and newcomers Sing and Passengers followed with openings of $54.9 million and $22.7 million.

It’s taken 22 years to follow up on Jumanji, but initial returns for Welcome to the Jungle look encouraging for a more efficacious follow up. Studio exit demos identified the audience as 56% male with 55% aged 25-years and younger. The film opened in 53 foreign markets to an estimated $49 million plus including 28 territories in top spot. Top grossing nations included the UK with $10 million, a record-breaking $7.1 million in Malaysia and Russia opening to $4.8 million.

The unexpected success of Pitch Perfect in 2012 spawned an equally surprising franchise with ample clout to take on the unforgiving holiday brawl. It played to its base with an audience that was 69% female with 57% aged 25-years and younger. It had a more modest international launch in 14 territories that generated a $10 million tally dominated by the UK’s $5.9 million debut.

The anticipation for The Greatest Showman was buoyed by the musical revival of La La Land (with that film’s lyricists in tow for the Barnum tuner). However, critical response has been tepid. On the domestic side it drew an older crowd that was 67% aged 25-years and older with females accounting for 63% of viewers. The film bowed day-and-date in just three overseas markets in Asia with South Korea accounting for $2.8 million of its $4 million box office.

Also suffering mixed response was Downsizing with audiences puzzled by its open-ended conclusion. It also skewed older with plus 30-year olds comprising 60% of the audience and a slight male tilt of 51%.

Father Figures proved not to be the alternative movie its studio had hoped. Its crowd was 53% male with 75% 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) December 22 – 24, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 68.8 (16,250) -69% 4232 365.4
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 34.0 (9,020) NEW 3765 50.6
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 20.4 (5,920) NEW 3447 20.4
The Greatest Showman Fox 8.4 (2,800) NEW 3006 13
Ferdinand Fox 7.1 (1,960) -47% 3630 26.6
Coco BV 5.2 (2,470) -48% 2111 161.3
Downsizing Par 4.6 (1,720) NEW 2668 4.6
Darkest Hour Focus 4.1 (5,070) 382% 806 6.9
Father Figures WB 3.1 (1,080) NEW 2902 3.1
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 2.9 (4,030) 71% 726 7.5
Wonder Lionsgate 2.0 (1,740) -62% 1130 114.9
Tiger Zinda Hai Yash Raj 1.6 (5,310) NEW 300 1.6
The Star Sony 1.3 (1,170) -25% 1106 38.4
Justice League WB 1.0 (940) -76% 1101 222.7
Lady Bird A24/Elevation .95 (2,370) -54% 402 28.3
Daddy’s Home 2 Par .89 (830) -77% 1073 99.2
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation .88 (1,710) -68% 517 15.7
Thor: Ragnarok BV .80 (1,140) -74% 701 309.1
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .79 (6,950) 65% 114 3.1
Three Billboards Fox Searchlight .50 (1,630) -58% 307 22.7
Murder on the Orient Express Fox .50 (1,110) -80% 447 99.2
The Post Fox .49 (54,330) NEW 9 0.49
Hello! CineGalaxy .46 (2,730) NEW 169 0.69
I, Tonya Neon .42 (11,010) 144% 38 1.1
Middle Class Abbayi Blue Sky .36 (2,350) NEW 154 0.82
Youth China Lion .27 (8,910) -53% 30 0.714
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $170.30
% Change (Last Year) -5%
% Change (Last Week) -38%
Also debuting/expanding
Le Trip a trois Seville .19 (2,880) 67 0.28
Velaikaran ATMUS .17 (3,070) 55 0.21
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .16 (9,390) 17 0.16
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker/Elevation .12 (830) -54% 146 5.3
Wonder Wheel Amazon 64,200 (640) -86% 100 1.2
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mongrel 43,700 (990) -45% 44 6.1
Bleeding Steel Media Asia 47,600 (710) 67 0.05
Happy End Sony Classics 23,200 (7,730) 3 0.02
Hostiles Entertainment 19,100 (6,370) 3 0.02
Au revoir la-haut A-Z Films 10,700 (1,190) 9 0.01
Crooked House Vertical 8,600 (570) 15 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – December 21, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (11) 2143.3 20.60%
Warner Bros. (23) 2014.1 19.30%
Universal (17) 1453.9 14.00%
20th Century Fox (25) 1242.2 11.90%
Sony (23) 885.8 8.50%
Lionsgate (22) 793.5 7.60%
Paramount (17) 509.8 4.90%
STX (8) 179.2 1.70%
Focus (15) 142.7 1.40%
Weinstein Co. (7) 119 1.10%
Open Road (9) 101.1 0.95%
A24 (13) 88.2 0.85%
Fox Searchlight (12) 85.7 0.80%
CBS (4) 69.2 0.65%
Bleecker Street (7) 53.6 0.50%
Entertainment (3) 51.2 0.50%
eOne/Seville (16) 48.3 0.45%
Other * (364) 437.2 4.20%
10418 100%
* none greater than .04%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – December 14, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India 21,086,279
The Beguiled Focus 10,630,795
Marshall Open Road 9,437,547
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation 8,580,409
Let There Be Light Atlas 7,201,156
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia/Mongrel 7,123,919
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside/Elevation 7,115,584
Silence * Par 6,826,130
Lowriders High Top 6,268,060
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mongrel 6,044,958
De Pere en flic 2 Seville 5,872,028
Maudie Mongrel/IFC 5,844,175
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville 5,816,713
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics 5,617,731
20th Century Women * A24/Elevation 5,486,188
The Florida Project A24/Elevation 5,166,086
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker/Elevation 5,162,162
Your Name FunImation 5,014,670
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 4,565,665
A Beautiful Planet * Imax 4,545,447
* does not include 2016 box office

 

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi|25|4232|-58%|321.6
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|12.4|3765|NEW|29
Pitch Perfect 3|10.6|3447|NEW|10.6
The Greatest Showman|3.1|3006|NEW|7.7
Ferdinand|2.7|3630|-25%|22.2
Downsizing|2|2668|NEW|2
Coco|1.8|2111|-18%|158
Darkest Hour|1.4|806|565%|4.3
Father Figures|1.4|2902|NEW|1.4
The Shape of Water|1.1|726|132%|5.7
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Also Debuting||||
Tiger Zinda Hai|0.54|300||
Hello!|0.17|169||
The Post|0.16|9||
Middle Class Abbayi|0.12|154||
Le Trip a trois|69,300|67||
Velaikaran|64,800|55||
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds|48,900|17||
Bleeding Steel|15,600|65||
Happy End|8,400|3||
Hostiles|6,900|3||
Au revoir la-haut|3,800|9||
Crooked House|2,600|14||