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The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales easily led the Memorial holiday with an estimated $61.9 million debut during the three-day portion of the weekend. (All figures reflect 3-day box office; chart will be updated on Monday). The session’s other national opener — and alternative ocean-splasher — Baywatch had a less auspicious beach experience at $18.1 million.

On Friday, Disney also became the first distributor to cross the $1 billion threshold domestically — it was also first to the mark in 2016 but 19 days earlier — with Beauty and the Beast passing $500 million on Sunday. Internationally, The Fate of the Furious became 2017’s first $1 billion box office behemoth.

Three-day weekend revenues approached $145 million, a 13% uptick from seven days back. It was a 15% dip from 2016 when the bows of X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass with respective starts of $79.8 million and $33.5 million.

In international day-and-date releases, Ramadan prompted a wave of Indian newcomers. Hindi offerings saw OK results of $332,000 for Sachin: A Billion Dreams and $142,000 for Saab Bahadar. Telugu Rarandoi Vekuda Chudham also had good response of $303,000. Incoming exclusive bows were bland, though diehards provided the only-four-hour Grateful Dead doc Long Strange Trip with $36,800 from regular engagements following Thursday special screenings that grossed about $260,000, prior to its Amazon streaming debut this week.

The fifth episode of Pirates of the Caribbean was expected to open at $65-$68 million with critical response targeting narrative fatigue and spectacle over substance. One curiosity was the choice of making Captain Jack Sparrow a supporting character, and the post-credits teaser implies the next edition will focus on new characters from the current film. On the domestic side, the Pirates crew was 53% male with 63% of viewers aged 25 and older. The 18-34 crowd accounted for 49% of the total, with a slim 18% identified as families.

Dead Men Tell No Tales proved more buoyant overseas with a three-day estimate of $208 million from 54 markets (only Japan missing from the mix). China bested the U.S. bow with a $68 million tally. Other top grossing arenas included Russia at $18.1 million, South Korea grossing $11.6 million, $9.3 million in France, Germany providing $8.4 million and Mexico with $6.9 million.

Baywatch joined CHIPs as the TV refugee not reaching a safe haven. Critics were gleeful about kicking sand at the big screen endeavor, citing more giggle than jiggle. Studio exit demos identified the audience as 52% female with 55% aged 25-years and older. Its only foreign playdate was Taiwan where it bowed to a solid $870,000. It expands to 32 international markets next weekend.

Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men BV 61.9 (14,480) NEW 4276 61.9
Guardians Vol. 2 BV 20.2 (5,220) -42% 3871 333.5
Baywatch Par 18.1 (4,960) NEW 3647 22.7
Alien: Covenant Fox 10.6 (2,810) -71% 3772 57.4
Everything, Everything WB 6.1 (2,190) -48% 2801 21.5
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Fox 4.4 (1,400) -38% 3174 13.6
Snatched Fox 3.9 (1,470) -50% 2658 40.3
King Arthur: Legend WB 3.2 (1,280) -55% 2503 33.9
The Boss Baby Fox 1.7 (1,290) -39% 1342 169
Beauty and the Beast BV 1.5 (1,430) -40% 1076 500.5
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1.5 (1,080) -54% 1358 222.5
How to Be a Latin Lover Lionsgate .93 (1,390) -55% 669 29.91
The Lovers A24 .66 (1,490) 142% 443 1.3
Lowriders High Top .53 (1,580) -55% 334 5.1
Norman: The Moderate Rise … Sony Classics .48 (1,490) -15% 324 3
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville .47 (3,840) -33% 123 3.2
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .44 (1,920) 134% 23 0.85
Gifted Fox Searchlight .36 (950) -53% 380 23.6
Sachin: A Billion Dreams Viva .33 (3,320) NEW 100 0.33
Rarandoi Veduka Chudham US Telugu .30 (2,730) NEW 111 0.37
The Wedding Plan Roadside Attractions .28 (3,010) 72% 92 0.56
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony .27 (730) -54% 362 43.6
Kong: Skull Island WB .26 (1,040) 28% 246 167.4
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India .24 (2,010) -50% 121 20.7
Going in Style WB .24 (700) -50% 344 43.9
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $135.7
% Change (Last Year) -15%
% Change (Last Week) 13%
Also debuting/expanding
A Quiet Passion Music Box .16 (1,440) -23% 108 1.4
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus .16 (950) -32% 165 17.1
Saab Bahadar Zee Studios .14 (3,300) 43 0.14
The Lost City of Z Bleecker Street .13 (1,050) -37% 121 8.2
Maudie Mongrel .10 (1,780) -15% 57 1.9
Dear Other Self ABS 76,600 (1,820) 42 0.08
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios Broad Green 59,500 (780) 76 0.06
Long Strange Trip Abramorama 36.800 (18,400) 3 0.04
Berlin Syndrome Netflix 21,200 (850) 25 0.02
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan Abramorama 19,300 (9,650) 2 0.02
29 + 1 Media Asia 17,300 (1,730) 10 0.02
Hermia & Helena Kino 12,700 (6,350) 2 0.01
Da Co Hoai Lang: Hello Vietnam Galaxy 10,800 (10,800) 1 0.01
Black Butterfly Lionsgate 4,300 (360) 12 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – May 25, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (6) 980.1 22.70%
Universal (9) 863.2 20.00%
20th Century Fox (15) 709.3 16.40%
Warner Bros. (14) 520.9 12.00%
Lionsgate (11) 398.2 9.20%
Paramount (11) 199.9 4.60%
Sony (8) 172.9 4.00%
Weinstein Co. (3) 63.1 1.50%
STX (5) 49.9 1.20%
Focus (9) 41.7 0.95%
Open Road (5) 41.4 0.95%
Fox Searchlight (5) 38.3 0.90%
CBS (2) 32.6 0.75%
A24 (4) 21.2 0.50%
Roadside Attractions (5) 20.1 0.45%
Other * (147) 169.2 3.90%
4322 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – May 25, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India 20,464,961
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation 8,112,547
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia/Mongrel 7,112,123
Silence * Par 6,826,130
20th Century Women * A24/Elevation 5,486,188
Your Name FunImation 4,871,866
Lowriders High Top 4,588,135
A United Kingdom Fox Searchlight 3,902,185
Sleight High Top 3,886,705
Raees Zee Studios 3,618,447
Table 19 Fox Searchlight 3,614,896
Their Finest STX/Elevation 3,253,795
Dangal * UTV 3,197,854
Ballerina Seville 2,991,747
Colossal Neon 2,902,882
2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 2,835,355
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville 2,762,284
Kedi Oscillosope 2,638,110
Norman: Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer Sony Classics 2,506,226
The Salesman Cohen/Elevation 2,409,117
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Pirates: Dead Men | 23.4| 4276 |New| 23.4
Baywatch | 5.7| 3647| New |5.7
Guardians Vol. 2 | 8.8| 3871 |-39%| 318.6
Alien: Covenant | 15.3 |3772| -75% |49.9
Everything, Everything | 2.1| 2801 |-57% |17.4
Diary: The Long Haul | 1.3 |3174| -36% |10.5
Snatched | 1.1 |2658| -54% |37.3
Kong Arthur: Legend | 0.85| 2503| -56%| 31.5
The Boss Baby | 0.4| 1342 |-30% |167.7
The Fate of the Furious | 0.35 |1358 |-55% |221.4

Also Debuting
Sachin: A Billion Dreams | 0.11 |100
Rarandoi Veduka | 0.1 |111
Saab Bahadar | 38,900 |43
Dear Other Self | 23,000| 42
Long Strange Trip | 18,100| 3
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios | 16,700| 74
Berlin Syndrome | 6,700| 23
29 + 1 | 6,000 |10
Hermia & Helena | 5,600 |2
Da Co Hoai Lang: Hello Vietnam | 5,600| 1
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan | 5,500| 2
Black Butterfly | 1,450| 12

The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Alien: Covenant edged ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 with an estimated $36.1 million to make off with a wobbling weekend box office crown. Teen romantic drama Everything, Everything won a distant third with $11.8 million and the latest episode of the Wimpy Kid franchise, the appropriately-entitled The Long Haul, bowed with a limpy $7.1 million.

International day-and-date releases featured new Indian imports that could not usurp Baahubali 2, including Hindi Half Girlfriend and Telugu Keshava, with barely OK openings Exclusive newcomers included solo flights of the claustrophobe Wakefield and the Steve James’ nonfiction Abacus: Small Enough to Jail registering a modest pulse.

Revenues topped $125 million and ebbed back 9% from last weekend. It was a carbon-copy 9% erosion from 2016 when the opening of The Angry Birds Movie pushed ahead of Captain America: Civil Wars with respective three-days of $38.2 million and $32.9 million.

Alien: Covenant, a prequel and a sequel, was expected to lead weekend ticket buys, altough tracking suggested a debut in the low $40 million. The film got a jumpstart internationally a week ago with a $40.1 million burst from 34 markets. A:C expanded to 76 territories (with only China and Japan remaining) and an estimated $30 million. Top new openings included $4.4 million in Russia and Germany grossing $2.3 million.

On the domestic side the film drew a 62% male audience. Studio tracking identified the audience as 66% aged 25 and older with 60% at 18-34.

Although targeted to the same crowd as Me Before You, Everything, Everything was not expected to equal the earlier film’s appeal. Still, it readily exceeded predictions of an $8-$9 million debut. Based on a YA novel, the tale of a sensitive girl, allergic to a laundry list of organic and synthetic substances, and the shut-in breaking out and finding romance. Unsurprisingly the film tilted 82% female with 74% of the crowd aged 25 and younger.

Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid books debuted on screen back in 2010 and the current effort (following a five-year hiatus) is the fourth on the big screen. A surprising choice for a reboot with a complete cast overhaul, it failed to meet even modest expectations of a $10-$12 million bow. The landscape for ancillares has also changed for the worse in the past half decade, so the Heffley’s future is apt to shift to a more modest scale. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul had a 59% female audience with 60% of viewers aged 25 and younger. That younger crowd was 57% male and 83% of ticket buyers identified as families.

Weekend (estimates) May 19 – 21, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Alien: Covenant Fox 36.1 (9,590) NEW 3761 36.1
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 35.3 (8,130) -46% 4347 302.1
Everything, Everything WB 11.8 (4,220) NEW 2801 11.8
Snatched Fox 7.6 (2,170) -61% 3511 32.8
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Fox 7.1 (2,250) NEW 3157 7.1
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword WB 6.9 (1,870) -55% 3702 27.3
The Fate of the Furious Uni 3.2 (1,380) -41% 2287 219.9
The Boss Baby Fox 2.8 (1,340) -39% 2071 166.1
Beauty and the Beast BV 2.4 (1,350) -49% 1792 497.8
How to Be a Latin Lover Lionsgate 2.2 (2,280) -44% 948 29.4
Lowriders High Top 1.1 (3,120) -53% 365 4.2
Gifted Fox Searchlight .77 (930) -50% 824 22.9
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville .73 (4,110) -33% 177 2.2
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India .61 (2,520) -63% 241 20.2
Going in Style WB .59 (860) -45% 690 43.4
Norman: The Moderate Rise… Sony Classics .58 (1,560) 52% 373 2.3
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony .52 (790) -55% 652 43
The Circle STX/Elevation .45 (660) -75% 684 20
Born in China BV .42 (730) -54% 575 12.2
The Wall Roadside/Elevation .31 (590) -66% 524 1.6
The Lovers A24 .28 (2,640) 121% 105 0.53
Half Girlfriend Zee Studios .24 (1,820) NEW 131 0.24
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus/Elevation .23 (840) -37% 275 16.8
Get Out Uni .23 (870) -42% 262 174.9
Hindi Medium Zee Studios .22 (3,780) NEW 59 0.22
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $120.30
% Change (Last Year) -9%
% Change (Last Week) -9%
Also debuting/expanding
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation .20 (930) -60% 217 7.9
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .20 (8,740) 103% 23 0.33
A Quiet Passion Music Box/PNW .20 (1,530) -6% 130 1.1
Keshava RedHeart ,16 (1,410) 115 0.16
Their Finest STX/Elevation .15 (950) -50% 160 3.2
Maudie Mongrel .13 (2,090) -19% 63 1.8
Champion ArtAffects 79,200 (2,550) 31 0.08
Chuck IFC 71,500 (600) 1% 120 0.21
CIA: Comrade in America A & A 55,600 (1,740) 32 0.06
What a Wonderful Family Media Asia 19,100 (1,120) 17 0.02
Wakefield IFC 13,100 (13,100) 1 0.01
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail PBS 12,800 (12,800) 1 0.01
The Commune Magnolia 8,400 (1,200) 7 0.01
Maurice (reissue) Cohen Media 5,900 (5,900) 1 0.01
Afterimage Film Movement 3,400 (3,400) 1 0.01
Radio Dreams Matson 2,900 (2,900) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – May 18, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (6) 923.8 22.30%
Universal (9) 858.4 20.70%
20th Century Fox (14) 642.2 15.50%
Warner Bros. (14) 494.4 11.90%
Lionsgate (11) 395.1 9.50%
Paramount (10) 195.2 4.70%
Sony (8) 171.9 4.20%
Weinstein Co. (3) 63.1 1.50%
STX (5) 49.2 1.20%
Open Road (5) 41.4 1.00%
Focus (9) 39.6 0.95%
Fox Searchlight (5) 37.2 0.90%
CBS (2) 32.6 0.80%
A24 (4) 20.9 0.50%
Roadside Attractions (4) 19.3 0.45%
Other * (140) 162.2 3.90%
4146.5 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – May 18, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 495,379,049
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 266,737,474
Logan Fox 225,680,505
The Fate of the Furious Uni 216,710,300
The Lego Batman Movie WB 175,174,491
Get Out Uni 174,694,705
Hidden Figures * Fox 166,894,246
Kong: Skull Island WB 166,850,002
The Boss Baby Fox 163,352,550
Split Uni 138,255,070
La La Land Lionsgate 116,956,426
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 114,534,596
Rogue One * BV 107,679,504
Sing * Uni 103,856,913
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 92,320,883
Power Rangers Lionsgate 84,862,570
A Dog’s Purpose Uni 64,380,300
The Shack Lionsgate 57,386,418
Lion * Weinstein Co. 45,623,058
The Great Wall Uni 45,466,947
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Alien: Covenant|15.3|3761|New|15.3
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2|8.8|4347|-46%|275.6
Everything, Everything|4.7|2801|New|4.7
Snatched|2.3|3511|-54%|27.5
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul|2|3157|New|2
Kong Arthur: Legend of the Sword|1.9|3702|-63%|22.3
The Fate of the Furious|0.8|2287|-41%|217.5
Beauty and the Beast|0.6|1792|-40%|496
The Boss Baby|0.6|2071|-40%|163.9
How to Be a Latin Lover|0.5|948|-39%|27.8
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Also Debuting||||
Half Girlfriend|78,100|131||
Hindi Medium|56,300|59||
Keshava|55,100|115||
Champion|34,300|31||
CIA: Comrade in America|6,800|14||
What a Wonderful Family|5,800|17||
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail|4,900|1||
Wakefield|4,300|1||
The Commune|2,700|7||
Maurice (reissue)|1,900|1||
Radio Dreams|1,350|1||
Afterimage|1,100|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 remained dominant in the marketplace with an estimated second weekend of $63.3 million. In the distance were the session’s two incoming national releases. Mother’s Day comedy adventure Snatched bowed to $17.4 million while King Arthur: Legend of the Sword put the morte in the fabled monarch with a $14.8 million debut.

The limited wide release of Iraqi War-set The Wall received a stony response of $933,000. Considerably more appealing was Lowriders, which grossed $2.4 million from a slim initial exposure on 295 screens.

In international day-and-date releases, holidays in India brought a wave of new product, but the only film that connected with audiences was Punjabi Lahoriye, which grossed $353,000 from 56 engagements. In Canada, the sequel to that nation’s top-grossing local film Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 arrived with a sturdy $1.3 million despite an 11-year gestation.

The exclusive freshmen class saw encouraging starts for biopic Stefan Zweig and Cate Blanchett’s one-woman show Manifesto. The biggest noise came from Paris Can Wait, the quiet rom-com road trip fiction debut of octogenarian Eleanor Coppola that grossed $97,800 from four boites.

Revenues for the frame topped $130 million, a 34% slide from last weekend. It was a marginal 1% improvement from 2016 (not Mother’s Day) when the second weekend of Captain America: Civil Wars led with $72.6 million with top newcomer Money Monster slotting third with $14.8 million.

Neither of the frame’s newcomers was expected to flex significant commercial muscle but even so slid below expectations. The big casualty was the hyped revision of the Arthurian saga that was anticipated to open in the 20s but was hammered down, earning negative reviews as well as a wave of negativity on social media.

On the domestic front Legend of the Sword had an audience that was 59% male with 77% aged 25 and older. It had more upbeat response overseas with a 51-territory launch that grossed an estimated $30 million. Curiously, the UK was not among the opening markets. Top-grossing countries were China with $6 million, and Russia with $5.2 million.

Snatched wasn’t supposed to out-gross King Arthur with tracking suggesting an opening in the range of $18-$20 million. But the chemistry between Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn (absent from the screen since 2002) as mother-daughter and genuine yucks proved stronger than Excalibur. It not unsurprisingly tilted female with 77% of viewers and had 72% of ticket buyers 25  and older. The 18-to-34 corridor accounted for 51% of the weekend crowd. The film also had a small international exposure of nine territories with an additional box office of a little bit more than $3 million.

Weekend (estimates) May 12 – 14, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 63.3 (14,560) -57% 4347 246.4
Snatched Fox 17.4 (4,970) NEW 3501 17.4
King Arthur: Legend… WB 14.8 (3,990) NEW 3702 14.8
The Fate of the Furious Uni 5.3 (1,720) -38% 3067 215
The Boss Baby Fox 4.7 (1,610) -22% 2911 162.5
Beauty and the Beast BV 4.0 (1,860) -21% 2172 493.4
How to Be a Latin Lover Lionsgate 3.8 (3,400) -26% 1123 25.9
Lowriders High Top 2.4 (8,070) NEW 295 2.4
The Circle STX/Elevation 1.8 (830) -55% 2132 18.9
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India 1.4 (3,880) -58% 369 18.9
Gifted Fox Searchlight 1.4 (990) -30% 1426 21.5
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville 1.3 (7,290) NEW 181 1.3
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony 1.2 (750) -34% 1605 42.2
Going in Style WB 1.0 (820) -44% 1244 42.3
The Wall Roadside .93 (1,730) NEW 540 0.93
Born in China BV .87 (820) -29% 1055 12.4
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation .50 (990) -53% 497 7.5
Norman: The Moderate Rise… Sony Classics .39 (2,570) -12% 153 1.6
Get Out Uni .38 (940) -46% 405 174.5
Lahoriye Rhythm Boyz .35 (6,310) NEW 56 0.35
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus/Elevation .33 (770) -37% 425 16.4
Their Finest STX/Elevation .29 (1,220) -30% 237 2.9
Kong: Skull Island WB .29 (830) -44% 346 166.8
Sleight High Top .28 (780) -63% 364 3.6
Logan Fox .28 (920) -14% 305 225.5
The Dinner Orchard .23 (570) -65% 406 1.1
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $126.10
% Change (Last Year) 1%
% Change (Last Week) -34%
Also debuting/expanding
A Quiet Passion Music Box/PNW .19 (1,670) 21% 116 0.76
Maudie Mongrel .18 (2,290) -24% 79 1.5
Sarkar 3 Eros .15 (1,420) 106 0.15
The Lovers A24 .14 (6,190) 115% 23 0.23
Radha Nirvana .11 (1,140) 99 0.11
Meri Pyaari Bindu Yash Raj .11 (1,520) 73 0.11
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics 97,800 (24,450) 4 0.1
Chuck IFC 60,100 (1,540) 74% 39 0.1
This is Not What I Expected Well Go 55,700 (1,990) -59% 28 0.25
Battle of Memories China Lion 50,200 (2,390) -49% 21 0.53
Love Off the Cuff Media Asia 46,900 (1,740) -66% 27 0.72
Risk Neon 34,600 (770) -55% 45 0.14
The Wedding Plan Roadside Attractions 29,300 (3,660) 8 0.03
3 Generations Weinstein Co. 20,600 (560) 14% 37 0.05
Hounds of Love Gunpowder & Sky 11,100 (580) 19 0.01
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe First Run 10,200 (10,200) 1 0.01
Manifesto FilmRise 8,900 (8,900) 1 0.01
Absolutely Anything Atlas 8,900 (200) 45 0.01
The Last Shaman Abramorama 6,800 (6,800) 1 0.01
Dead Awake FilmRise 6,400 (530) 12 0.01
Miles Between Us II Films 6,100 (320) 19 0.01
Trackdown IDP 5,800 (730) 8 0.01
Solaris (reissue) Janus 5,600 (5,600) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – May 11, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (9) 850.7 21.50%
Buena Vista (6) 832.9 21.00%
20th Century Fox (13) 607.3 15.30%
Warner Bros. (13) 472.3 11.90%
Lionsgate (11) 389.5 9.80%
Paramount (10) 195.1 4.90%
Sony (8) 170.3 4.30%
Weinstein Co. (3) 63.1 1.60%
STX (5) 46.6 1.20%
Open Road (5) 41.3 1.00%
Focus (8) 35.3 0.90%
Fox Searchlight (5) 35.2 0.90%
CBS (2) 32.6 0.85%
A24 (4) 20.7 0.55%
Other * (133) 171.1 4.30%
3964 100%
* none greater than 0.45%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2|16.7|4347|-69%|199.8
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword|5.2|3702|New|5.2
Snatched|5|3501|New|5
The Fate of the Furious|1.4|3067|-39%|211.1
Beauty and the Beast|0.95|2172|-29%|490.3
The Boss Baby|0.95|2911|-30%|158.7
Lowriders|0.9|295|New|0.9
How to Be a Latin Lover|0.8|1123|-39%|22.9
The Circle|0.5|2132|-58%|17.6
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2|0.4|181|New|0.4
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Also Debuting||||
The Wall|0.3|541||
Lahoriye|96,200|56||
Radha |54,600|99||
Sarkar 3|47,100|105||
Meri Pyaari Bindu|35,900|73||
Paris Can Wait|23,400|4||
The Wedding Plan|5,800|7||
Hounds of Love|4,200|19||
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe|3,400|1||
The Last Shaman|2,800|1||
Absolutely Anything |2,800|45||
Dead Awake|2,750|11||
Trackdown|2,700|8||
Manifesto|2,200|1||
Miles Between Us|2,100|19||
Solaris (reissue)|1,700|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the only national opener, commanded roughly 74% of domestic moviegoing with an estimated $144.4 million haul. Guardians of the Galaxy’s set off a week earlier internationally and grossed $106 million from 37 territories. Its second international weekend added 18 markets and an additional $124 million box office. The foreign charge was led by a $48 million bow in China, with South Korea and Russia adding $13.3 million and $11.6 million, respectively.

In limited wide release, Richard Gere-starring chamber drama The Dinner bowed to a disappointing $680,000. Among international day-and-date entries, China’s This is Not What I Expected had an only okay opening of $137,000. Best of the exclusives was marital crisis dramedy The Lovers with $66,200 from four beddings. Andrei Tarkovsky’s digitally-restored Stalker mused upon $18,000 on a single Manhattan screen.

Revenues for the frame climbed to about $195 million for a 96% uptick from last weekend. That was 20% diminished from 2016, when the debut of Captain America: Civil Wars predominated with $179.1 million, which left The Jungle Book swinging into second spot at $24.4 million.

On the domestic front, tracking suggested minimally a $140 million debut for GOTGv2 with optimists predicting as much as $170 million. Its audience tilted 56% male with 60% aged 25 and older. Roughly 48% of viewers fell into the 17-34 corridor, with only 20% younger than 12 or in the 50- plus categories. A studio spokesman suggested that unlike other Marvel universes, Guardians of the Galaxy gains appeal from its inability to incorporate characters from The Avengers and other superhero franchises.

Weekend (estimates) May 5 – 7, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 144.4 (33,210) NEW 4347 144.4
The Fate of the Furious Uni 8.5 (2,360) -57% 3595 207.1
The Boss Baby Fox 6.1 (1,850) -35% 3284 156.6
Beauty and the Beast BV 5.0 (1,850) -27% 2680 487.6
How to Be a Latin Lover Lionsgate 4.7 (3,880) -62% 1203 20.1
The Circle STX/Elevation 3.9 (1,240) -56% 3163 15.6
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India 3.3 (7,790) -69% 421 16.3
Gifted Fox Searchlight 2.0 (1,080) -39% 1874 19.2
Going in Style WB 1.9 (920) -48% 2033 40.6
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony 1.8 (970) -48% 1902 40.6
Born in China BV 1.2 (860) -49% 1414 10.9
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation 1.0 (1,270) -43% 815 6.6
Sleight High Top .72 (1,220) -58% 591 3
Get Out Uni .71 (870) -58% 818 173.8
The Dinner Orchard .68 (1,340) NEW 509 0.68
Unforgettable WB .65 (650) -73% 1003 10.6
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus/Elevation .53 (810) -46% 655 15.8
Kong: Skull Island WB .51 (780) -54% 653 166.3
Norman: The Moderate Rise… Sony Classics .46 (3,690) 103% 125 1.1
Their Finest STX .41 (1,260) -21% 323 2.4
The Case for Christ Pure Flix/Mongrel .39 (670) -60% 585 13.9
Logan Fox .33 (730) -58% 444 225.1
Maudie Mongrel .29 (3,550) 17% 82 1.2
The Promise Open Road/eOne .26 (790) -81% 331 7.9
Power Rangers Lionsgate .23 (440) -73% 512 84.6
Colossal Neon .21 (870) -60% 242 2.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $187.60
% Change (Last Year) 81%
% Change (Last Week) 96%
Also debuting/expanding
A Quiet Passion Music Box/Mogrel .16 (2,010) 56% 79 0.49
Love Off the Cuff Media Asia .14 (2,960) -56% 47 0.61
This is Not What I Expected Well Go .14 (3,810) 36 0.14
Phoenix Forgotten Cinelou/D Films .12 (690) -83% 178 3.4
Battle of Memories China Lion .11 (2,920) -49% 39 0.45
Dalida Seville .11 (3,300) 19% 34 0.29
Can’t Help Falling in Love ABS 91,700 (1,950) -65% 47 1.1
Risk Neon 77,800 (2,290) 34 0.08
The Lovers A24 66,200 (16,550) 4 0.07
I, Daniel Blake Mongrel 45,700 (3,810) 12 0.05
Chuck IFC 34,900 (8,360) 4 0.03
3 Generations Weinstein Co. 19,200 (3,200) 6 0.02
Stalker (reissue) Janus 18,800 (18,800) 1 0.02
Patients MK2 18,300 (1,830) 10 0.02
Max 2: White House Hero Orion 10,900 (430) 25 0.01
A Woman’s Life Kino 10,700 (5,350) 2 0.01
Arjan White Hill 7,400 (570) 13 0.01
Like Crazy Strand 5,400 (2,700) 2 0.01
Mr. Chibbs Abramorama 3,500 (3,500) 1 0.01
Burden Magnolia 2,900 (1,450) 2 0.01
Take Me Orchard 2,700 (1,350) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – May 4, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (9) 838.3 22.50%
Buena Vista (6) 658.3 17.60%
20th Century Fox (12) 598.9 16.10%
Warner Bros. (12) 466.5 12.50%
Lionsgate (11) 382.3 10.30%
Paramount (10) 194.8 5.20%
Sony (8) 167.9 4.50%
Weinstein Co. (3) 63.1 1.70%
STX (5) 41.3 1.10%
Open Road (5) 40.8 1.10%
Focus (8) 33.4 0.90%
CBS (2) 32.6 0.85%
Fox Searchlight (5) 32.3 0.85%
A24 (3) 20.6 0.55%
Roadside Attractions (3) 18 0.45%
Other * (125) 141.3 3.80%
3730.4 100%
* none greater than 0.35%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – May 4, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 1,150,898,778
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1,117,914,668
Logan Fox 608,033,689
Kong: Skull Island WB 562,037,491
The Boss Baby Fox 406,523,015
La La Land * Lionsgate 382,165,432
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 379,894,688
Sing * Uni 365,532,887
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 344,515,124
The Great Wall Uni; China Film 333,815,279
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Sony; Constantin 313,832,890
The Lego Batman Movie WB 309,440,712
Split Uni 275,049,991
Kung Fu Yoga Well Go; Golden Network 274,332,509
Rogue One * BV 270,018,934
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back Alibaba; Sony 251,521,078
Moana * BV 235,508,005
Hidden Figures * Fox 226,773,641
Get Out Uni 195,517,477
Passengers * Sony 185,384,945
A Dog’s Purpose Uni; Mister Smith 184,454,336
Ghost in the Shell Par; Mister Smith 173,397,379
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 165,190,717
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony 165,132,070
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2|56.1|4347|New|56.1
The Fate of the Furious|2.2|3595|-57%|200.8
The Boss Baby|1.3|3284|-34%|151.9
How to Be a Latin Lover|1.3|1203|-66%|16.7
Beauty and the Beast|1.2|2680|-27%|483.9
The Circle|1.1|3163|-64%|12.8
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion|0.85|421|-82%|13.8
Gifted|0.55|2215|-39%|17.7
Going in Style|0.5|2761|-46%|39.2
Smurfs: The Lost Village |0.35|1902|-47%|39.1
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Also Debuting||||
The Dinner|0.21|509||
This is Not What I Expected|48,400|36||
The Lovers|19,300|4||
I, Daniel Blake|11,900|12||
Chuck|8,400|4||
Stalker (reissue)|5,650|1||
Patients|5,400|10||
3 Generations|5,100|6||
Max 2: White House Hero|2,900|23||
A Woman’s Life|2,550|2||
Arjan|2,200|14||
Like Crazy|1,450|2||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The third weekend of The Fate of the Furious again led weekend viewing with an estimated $19.4 million and a global gross that crossed into the rarified realm of $1 billion box office. The session had but one wide national release but it was international day-and-date newcomers that stole the thunder. The storm came from the Hispanic comedy How to Be a Latin Lover that ranked second with $11.8 million and highly-anticipated Indian historic epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which smashed global records, including a U.S. debut of $10.3 million.

That left the Dave Eggers’ adaptation The Circle smarting with a wan $9.3 million debut. Also left in the dust was low-budget street magician drama Sleight with $1.6 million.

A pair of Chinese imports – Love Off the Cuff and Battle of Memories – got solid starts of $292,000 and $214,000, respectively. Exclusive newcomers were largely dullish, although nonfiction Obit grossed $14,000 at two venues and could build momentum. In Canada ,the biopic Maudie is proving to be a solid success with a $750,000 cume, with an U.S. debut slated for May.

Revenues for the session pushed toward $105 million and dipped 10% from last weekend. It was infinitesimally better than the 9% decline from 2016 when the third weekend of The Jungle Book led with $43.7 million, and newcomers Keanu and Mother’s Day opened at $9.6 million and $9.4 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 got a week’s jump on its domestic launch in 37 foreign markets, with an estimated $101 million first foray. Top markets include the UK with $15.5 million, Australia grossing $11.6 million and Germany with an $8.3 million debut.

Telugu Baahubali debuted in 2015 to the biggest box office debut in Indian film history. It was an industry shocker that a non-Hindi film woiuld achieve that level of global acceptance, even with multiple dubbed versions. It went on to gross more than $100 million worldwide ($9.3 million in the U.S.) and set a new box office benchmark in India.

Based on ninth century events about the foundation of Janism, the sweeping spectacle’s second part was expected to equal the original in popularity. But it shattered all expectations with opening box office that already is better than the first film’s lifetime performance in Hindi India, the U.S. and other climes. Early estimates indicate a $70 million worldwide opening weekend. Domestically, it’s reported that some venues are charging $30 and some reports cite ducats as high as $40. It may prove to be the crossover success the Indian film industry has been hoping to achieve across decades of frustration.

Baahubali 2 also had the biggest launch for an Indian film in IMAX engagements. Its 66 screens globally (45 in the U.S.) grossed an estimated $2.3 million that are records for a foreign-language production.

Also hoeing the crossover garden is the Spanglish How to Be a Latin Lover, with the biggest U.S. debut of a movie straddling the border. It was expected to debut around $5-$6 miillion. The film opens next weekend in Mexico, where lead actor Eugenio Derbez is a major star. Domestically, the film drew a crowd that was 55% female. The bad news is that 75% of viewers were aged 25 and older, with 89% identifying themselves as Hispanic. Wider acceptance is pending.

Although it was not perceived as significantly commercial, industry trackers slated the opening of The Circle at $13-$15 million. Its audience was 62% female with 72% aged 25 and older and 44% in the key demo of 18-34.

Weekend (estimates) April 28 – 30, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
The Fate of the Furious Uni 19.4 (4,750) -50% 4077 192.7
How to Be a Latin Lover Lionsgate 11.8 (10,570) NEW 1118 11.8
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India 10.3 (24,160) NEW 434 10.3
The Circle STX/Elevation 9.3 (2,940) NEW 3163 9.3
The Boss Baby Fox 9.2 (2,450) -28% 3739 148.6
Beauty and the Beast BV 6.5 (2,050) -33% 3155 480.2
Going in Style WB 3.6 (1,290) -27% 2761 37.3
Gifted Fox Searchlight 3.3 (1,480) -28% 2214 15.8
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony 3.2 (1,270) -34% 2554 37.7
Unforgettable WB 2.3 (950) -52% 2417 8.8
Born in China BV 2.2 (1,480) -54% 1508 8.7
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation 1.7 (2,010) -18% 866 4.9
Get Out Uni 1.7 (1,080) 1% 1563 172.5
Sleight High Top 1.6 (2,910) NEW 565 1.6
The Promise Open Road/eOne 1.4 (620) -66% 2251 7
Kong: Skull Island WB 1.1 (1,200) -25% 933 165.5
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus/Elevation 1.0 (1,010) -30% 997 14.8
The Case for Christ Pure Flix/Mongrel .96 (910) -39% 1050 13
Power Rangers Lionsgate .86 (960) -37% 889 84.2
Logan Fox .76 (1,230) -22% 614 224.5
Phoenix Forgotten Cinelou/D Films .75 (520) -60% 1424 3.1
Colossal Neon .52 (1,670) -11% 310 2.1
Their Finest STX .50 (1,480) -8% 330 1.8
Ghost in the Shell Par .42 (930) -52% 456 39.9
Life Sony .32 (640) -28% 503 29.8
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $93.95 104.7
% Change (Last Year) -9%
% Change (Last Week) -10%
Also debuting/expanding
Love Off the Cuff Media Asia .29 (7,680) 38 0.29
Maudie Mongrel .28 (3,660) 78% 77 0.75
Can’t Help Falling in Love ABS .26 (4,000) -32% 66 0.9
Free Fire A24/Elevation .27 (330) -73% 817 1.7
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall … Sony Classics .23 (4,940) 87% 47 0.54
Battle of Memories China Lion .21 (5,100) 42 0.21
Your Name FunImation .19 (1,590) -42% 122 4.6
Manje Bistre White Hill .10 (2,610) -66% 38 1.4
Dalida Seville 94,900 (2,970) 32 0.09
A Quiet Passion Music Box/Mogrel 84,300 (2,110) 20% 40 0.26
The Mayor Well Go 39,500 (13,620) 29 0.04
Grey Lady Starz 25,700 (1,070) 24 0.03
Obit. Kino 14,800 (7,400) 2 0.01
Km 31-2 Videocine 10,700 (210) 51 0.01
Voice from the Stone Momentum 9,900 (1,100) 9 0.01
Below Her Mouth Gunpowder & Sky 7,900 (790) 10 0.01
Buster’s Mal Heart Well Go 7,800 (7,800) 1 0.01
Natasha Menemsha 7,500 (7,500) 1 0.01
One Week and a Day Oscilloscope 7,100 (2,370) 3 0.01
Bang! The Bert Berns Story Abramorama 3,900 (3,900) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – April 27, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (9) 810.4 22.60%
Buena Vista (5) 629.1 17.50%
20th Century Fox (12) 586.6 16.40%
Warner Bros. (12) 456.2 12.70%
Lionsgate (11) 365.8 10.20%
Paramount (10) 194.2 5.40%
Sony (8) 163.1 4.60%
Weinstein Co. (3) 62.9 1.80%
Open Road (5) 39.1 1.10%
CBS (2) 32.6 0.90%
STX (5) 30.7 0.85%
Focus (7) 29.8 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (5) 27.6 0.75%
A24 (3) 20.3 0.60%
Roadside Attractions (3) 17.9 0.50%
Other * (116) 119.2 3.30%
3585.5 100%
* none greater than 0.35%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – April 27, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia/Mongrel 7,033,803
Silence * Par 6,826,130
20th Century Women * A24/Elevation 5,484,091
Your Name FunImation 4,372,414
A United Kingdom Fox Searchlight 3,869,642
Raees Zee Studios 3,618,447
Table 19 Fox Searchlight 3,614,896
Dangal * UTV 3,197,854
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation 3,106,446
Ballerina Seville 2,964,409
2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 2,835,355
Kedi Oscillosope 2,490,698
The Salesman Cohen/Elevation 2,409,117
T2: Trainspotting Sony 2,252,814
Un Padre no Tan Padre Lionsgate 2,156,047
Paterson * Bleecker Mongrol 2,046,621
Badrinath Ki Dulhania Fox Intl 1,998,712
Everybody Loves Somebody Lionsgate 1,915,789
A Beautiful Planet* Imax 1,855,016
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious|5.8|4077|-54%|178.4
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion|4.6|434|New|4.6
How to Be a Latin Lover|3.9|1118|New|3.9
The Circle|3.2|3163|New|3.2
The Boss Baby|2|3739|-38%|141.4
Beauty and the Beast|1.7|3155|-37%|475.4
Going in Style|0.95|2761|-33%|34.7
Gifted|0.9|2215|-35%|13.4
Unforgettable|0.7|2417|-58%|7.2
Born in China|0.7|1508|-56%|7
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Also Debuting||||
Sleight|0.58|565||
Love Off the Cuff|0.12|38||
Battle of Memories|77,800|41||
Dalida|29,000|32||
The Mayor|9,900|28||
Grey Lady|6,900|24||
Obit.|4,900|2||
Voice from the Stone|4,000|8||
Km 31-2|3,200|42||
Natasha|2,800|1||
Below Her Mouth|2,350|10||
Butcher the Bakers|1,800|1||
Buster’s Mal Heart|1,450|1||
Bang! The Bert Berns Story|1,400|1||
One Week and a Day|1,350|3||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Not truly turb0charged, but way out in front, The Fate of the Furious cruised to an estimated $38.6 million to lead in its second weekend. A clutch of new releases proved disappointing overall, though Disney’s annual wildlife doc Born in China (opening on Earth Day) was comparatively okay with a $5 million debut.

The rest of the national debuts were below par with distaff revenge thriller Unforgettable bowing with $4.7 million, and the Armenian genocide romantic drama The Promise struggling to $4.1 million. Also grim was the Blair Witch-like Phoenix Forgotten at $1.8 million.

In limited wide release, neither violent romp Free Fire nor stoner comedy Grow House found footing, with respective openings of $1 million and $294,000. There was good response for Filipino romcom Can’t Help Falling in Love at $343,000, but a pancake return of $51,500 for Indian import Noor. In Quebec, French comedy hit Raid dingue failed to translate with a box office of $65,700.

Among exclusive newcomers, only the documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City registered a pulse with a $38,400 tally from two planned communities.

Revenues for the frame approached $110 million and dipped a sizeable 37% from the prior weekend. It was a more modest 16% decline from 2016 when the second weekend of The Jungle Book led with $61.5 million. In the bridesmaid slot The Huntsman: Winter’s War debuted to $19.4 million.

While none of the new titles were anticipated to make potent bows, overall results were unusually tepid. Tracking favored Unforgettable with projections in the $7-$8 million range. The official studio response was “very disappointing.” Its exit demos identified the limited crowd as 61% female with 77% aged 25 and older.

The top newcomer was Born in China , which bowed in China last year and finished its run with $9.5 million. Focusing on pandas in the wild, the studio’s annual Earth Day release recalls Disney’s venerable Wildlife Adventures and proved to be one of the series most potent openings.

Much was anticipated for The Promise considering its subject matter and the filmmaker’s earlier success with Hotel Rwanda. Early previews and downbeat critical response damped expectations. Exit demos were unavailable at deadline.

Weekend (estimates) April 21 – 23, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
The Fate of the Furious Uni 38.6 (9,110) -61% 4329 163.5
The Boss Baby Fox 12.6 (3,410) -21% 3697 136.9
Beauty and the Beast BV 9.8 (2,960) -28% 3315 470.9
Going in Style WB 5.0 (1,640) -21% 3038 31.7
Born in China BV 5.0 (3,300) NEW 1508 5
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony 4.8 (1,750) -29% 2737 33.3
Unforgettable WB 4.7 (1,950) NEW 2417 4.7
Gifted Fox Searchlight 4.6 (2,300) 48% 1986 10.8
The Promise Open Road/eOne 4.1 (1,810) NEW 2251 4.1
The Lost City of Z Bleecker Street 2.1 (3,470) 1838% 614 2.3
Phoenix Forgotten Cinelou/D Films 1.8 (1,110) NEW 1633 1.8
Get Out Uni 1.7 (1,740) -44% 965 170.3
The Case for Christ Pure Flix/Mongrel 1.6 (1,270) -43% 1247 11.4
Kong: Skull Island WB 1.5 (1,280) -43% 1203 164
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus/Elevation 1.4 (1,390) -29% 1033 13.2
Power Rangers Lionsgate 1.4 (1,060) -51% 1292 83.1
Free Fire A24/Elevation 1.0 (950) NEW 1070 1
Logan Fox 1.0 (1,300) -49% 754 223.4
Ghost in the Shell Par .88 (960) -64% 913 39.1
Colossal Neon .57 (2,710) 24% 211 1.3
Their Finest STX .55 (3,130) 59% 176 1.1
Life Sony .47 (640) -25% 730 29.3
Can’t Help Falling in Love ABS .34 (4,900) NEW 70 0.34
Your Name FunImation .33 (1,970) -55% 169 4.1
Grow House Rocky Mountain .29 (470) NEW 624 0.29
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $104.70 104.7
% Change (Last Year) -16%
% Change (Last Week) -37%
Also debuting/expanding
Manje Bistre White Hill .27 (4,530) -59% 59 1.2
Maudie Mongrel .18 (6,500) 258% 28 0.28
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall … Sony Classics .13 (7,430) 35% 18 0.27
A Quiet Passion Music Box/Mogrel 77,400 (5,530) 69% 14 0.16
Tommy’s Honor Roadside Attractions 73,400 (820) -65% 89 0.41
Raid dingue Kino/A-Z Films 65,700 (1,830) 36 0.07
Frantz Music Box/Mongrel 73,300 (1,090) -46% 67 0.8
Noor B4U 51,500 (730) 71 0.05
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City IFC 38,400 (19,200) 2 0.04
Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki MUBI 14,600 (2,430) 6 0.01
Slack Bay Kino 6,900 (3,450) 2 0.01
Let It Fall ABC 2,400 (1,200) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – April 20, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (9) 759.5 22.10%
Buena Vista (4) 609.9 17.70%
20th Century Fox (12) 569.9 16.60%
Warner Bros. (11) 440.1 12.80%
Lionsgate (10) 362.9 10.60%
Paramount (10) 192.9 5.60%
Sony (8) 156.4 4.60%
Weinstein Co. (3) 62.9 1.80%
Open Road (4) 34.1 1.00%
CBS (2) 32.6 0.95%
STX (4) 29.6 0.85%
Focus (7) 27.8 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (5) 21.2 0.60%
A24 (2) 19.1 0.50%
Roadside Attractions (3) 17.8 0.55%
Other * (105) 102.6 3.00%
3439.3 100%
* none greater than 0.35%
Top Domestic Titles (January 2 – April 20, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 461,124,384
Logan Fox 222,428,262
The Lego Batman Movie WB 173,972,739
Get Out Uni 168,638,145
Hidden Figures * Fox 166,322,889
Kong: Skull Island WB 162,423,946
Split Uni 137,853,380
The Fate of the Furious Uni 124,896,220
The Boss Baby Fox 124,241,870
La La Land * Lionsgate 116,690,917
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 114,534,596
Rogue One * BV 107,594,089
Sing * Uni 103,754,500
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 91,846,388
Power Rangers Lionsgate 81,687,052
A Dog’s Purpose Uni 64,059,050
The Shack Lionsgate 56,430,689
Lion * Weinstein Co. 45,466,197
The Great Wall Uni 45,254,751
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 45,092,492
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

The Fate of the Furious|11.2|4329|-68%|136.1
The Boss Baby|3.2|3697|-52%|127.4
Beauty and the Beast|2.6|3315|-48%|463.7
Unforgettable|1.7|2417|New|1.7
Born in China|1.6|1508|New|1.6
The Promise|1.4|2251|New|1.4
Going in Style|1.4|3038|-34%|28.2
Gifted|1.4|1986|29%|7.6
Smurfs: The Lost Village|1.1|2737|-58%|29.7
The Lost City of Z|0.65|614|1604%|0.8
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Also Debuting||||
Phoenix Forgotten|0.62|1592||
Free Fire|0.38|1070||
Grow House|0.15|624||
Can’t Help Falling in Love|0.11|70||
Raid dingue|20,100|36||
Noor|17,200|71||
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City|10,700|2||
Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki|4,000|6||
Slack Bay|2,400|2||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

It was top gear as the debut of The Fate of the Furious left the pack eating dust with an estimated $100.1 million. It was the only egg opening wide in this year’s Easter roll. A couple of limited releases strived to get into the marketplace (and failed) including the animated Spark: A Space Tail, which grossed $108,000 and golfing origin tale Tommy’s Honour with $220,000.

Exclusive freshman saw an up-tempo start for biodoc Chasing Trane with $15,200 on a solo riff. Also strong were the political “what if” Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer that grossed $100,000 at five sites and a potent $114,000 bow for period adventure The Lost City of Z from four expeditions.

Among international day-and-dates, the only Indian import to register was Punjabi Manje Bistre with an impressive $544,000. In Québec, family drama C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier had a solid debut of $89,600.

Revenues for the holiday topped $170 million and rose 18% from last weekend. It was a slight -4% decline from 2016 (not Easter weekend) when debuts of The Jungle Book and Barbershop: The Next Cut led with respective launches of $103.3 million and $20.2 million.

Prognostications for the eighth entry in The Fast and the Furious settled in with better than $100 million. Anything less was unthinkable for a series with followers that view it with similar devotion as Star Wars fans. In this instance the crowd was 58% male with 50% aged 25-years and older with 79% in the core 18-34 year-old corridor.

While the domestic performance of The Fate of the Furious was potent, its international launch provided a staggering estimate of $432 million from 63 international markets. It’s the studio’s biggest opener and when actual bean-counting concludes could set a new global record that’s currently held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $529 million. Its $190 million bow in China was a record for that nation and it also set all-time opening benchmarks in 16 additional territories. Other top-grossing markets included Mexico with $17.8 million, the UK at $17 million and Russia with $14 million.

Weekend (estimates) April 14 – 16, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
The Fate of the Furious Uni 100.1 (23,220) NEW 4310
The Boss Baby Fox 15.5 (4,140) -41% 3743 116.3
Beauty and the Beast BV 13.7 (3,810) -42% 3592 454.7
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony 6.5 (1,810) -51% 3610 24.8
Going in Style WB 6.1 (2,000) -49% 3076 23.2
Gifted Fox Searchlight 3.1 (2,680) 588% 1146 4.4
Get Out Uni 2.9 (2,030) -29% 1424 167.5
Power Rangers Lionsgate 2.8 (1,300) -54% 2171 80.5
The Case for Christ Pure Flix 2.7 (1,950) -32% 1386 8.4
Kong: Skull Island WB 2.6 (1,310) -52% 2018 161.2
Ghost in the Shell Par 2.4 (1,110) -67% 2135 37
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus/Elevation 2.0 (1,920) -24% 1057 10.6
Logan Fox 1.9 (1,330) -53% 1415 221.6
Your Name FunImation .71 (2,430) -57% 292 3.3
The Shack Lionsgate .64 (610) -41% 1048 56.1
Life Sony .61 (1,010) -74% 605 28.6
Manje Bistre White Hill .54 (8,910) 61 0.54
Colossal Neon .46 (4600) 281% 100 0.61
The Lego Batman Movie WB .38 (1,110) 2% 344 173.8
Their Finest STX .36 (6,880) 371% 52 0.47
Split Uni .27 (2,100) 295% 128 137.8
CHIPs WB .25 (630) -82% 393 17.9
T2: Trainspotting Sony .23 (690) -15% 331 2
Tommy’s Honor Roadside Attractions .22 (1,370) NEW 161 0.22
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate .15 (720) -3% 208 91.7
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $165.80
% Change (Last Year) 18%
% Change (Last Week) -4%
Also debuting/expanding
Frantz Music Box .13 (1,320) -13% 98 0.56
The Lost City of Z Bleecker Street .11 (28,520) 4 0.11
Spark: A Space Tail Open Road .11 (290) 365 0.11
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall … Sony Classics .10 (19,880) 5 0.1
C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier Seville 89,600 (3,200) 28 0.09
Kedi Oscilloscope 84,600 (1,070) -26% 79 2.4
Personal Shopper IFC 67,300 (790) -50% 85 1.1
Begum Jaan White Hill 66,200 (1,840) 36 0.07
Maudie Mongrel 56,500 (14,120) 4 0.06
A Quiet Passion Music Box 44,300 (8,860) 5 0.04
Mister Nager 42,800 (440) 97 0.08
Power Paandi CineGalaxy 41,900 (1,820) 23 0.04
The Devotion of Subject X China Lion 38,500 (1,830) -74% 21 0.66
Chasing Trane Abramorama 15,200 (15,200) 1 0.02
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea Gkids 13,800 (4,600) 3 0.01
Black Code Mongrel 10,900 (5,450) 2 0.01
Little Boxes FilmBuff 4,300 (1,080) 4 0.01
Tomorrow Milky Way 3,400 (1,130) 3 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – April 13, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (9) 640.4 19.90%
Buena Vista (4) 589.7 18.30%
20th Century Fox (12) 543.4 16.90%
Warner Bros. (11) 425.5 13.20%
Lionsgate (10) 357.5 11.10%
Paramount (10) 189.3 5.90%
Sony (8) 144.8 4.50%
Weinstein Co. (3) 62.7 1.90%
Open Road (3) 34.9 1.10%
CBS (2) 32.6 1.00%
STX (4) 29.1 0.90%
Focus (7) 24.8 0.75%
A24 (2) 19.1 0.60%
Roadside Attractions (2) 17.5 0.55%
Fox Searchlight (4) 16.3 0.50%
Other * (97) 93.4 2.90%
3221 100%
* none greater than 0.35%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious|45.5|4310|New|45.5
The Boss Baby|6.5|3743|-6%|107.3
Beauty and the Beast|5.1|3592|-24%|446.1
Smurfs: The Lost Village|2.7|3610|-34%|20.9
Going in Style|2.1|3076|-51%|19.1
Gifted|1|1146|612%|2.4
Power Rangers|1|2171|-39%|78.7
Get Out|1|1424|-15%|165.6
The Case for the Christ|0.95|1386|-38%|6.7
Kong: Skull Island|0.9|2018|-42%|159.5
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Also Debuting||||
Manje Bistre|0.19|61||
Tommy’s Honor|69,300|161||
Spark: A Space Tail|46,700|365||
The Lost City of Z|38,500|4||
C’est le coeur qui meurt en dernier|27,200|20||
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall …|25,800|5||
Begum Jaan|23,400|36||
Maudie|22,700|4||
Mister|19,200|97||
Power Paandi|13,200|23||
A Quiet Passion|12,500|5||
Chasing Trane|5,400|1||
Black Code|2,700|2||
Little Boxes|2,600|4||
Tomorrow|1,500|3||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

The Boss Baby again edged out Beauty and the Beast for weekend bragging rights with two family movies grossing respective estimates of $26.4 million and $24.7 million. Smurfs: The Lost Village opened with a softish $13.7 million while the octo-heist yarn Going in Style had a surprisingly resilient $12.3 million launch.

Best of the exclusive debs were the monster-relationship drama-comedy Colossal, which grossed $121,000 at four playlots and stiff-upper-lipped Brit Their Finest with $78,400. Also bowing nationally was the faith-targeted The Case for Christ with a $3.8 million investigation.

In international day-and-dates, Telugu Kattru Veliyidai had an OK bow of $287,000. Japan’s all-time box office champion ($240 million), animated Your Name., had an impressive start of $1.7 million from 294 engagements. In Québec, French comic import Demain tout commence was sturdy with a $237,000 box office following a $50 million international overseas gross. And the 56- screen start for the family drama Gifted was off to $482,000.

Session revenues generated roughly $125 million and ebbed back 28% from last weekend. It was an 18% improvement from 2016 when the debut of The Boss edged out Batman v Superman with $23.6 million to the latter’s $26.4 million.

Industry tracking indicated a mid-teen opening for Smurfs: The Lost Village following the robust $550 million global box office of the prior 2011 big blue screen edition. It got a head start last weekend internationally with a comparably diminished $15.4 million tally in 28 territories. Overseas engagements added 30 markets this weekend and bumped up to an estimated $22 million.

On the domestic side, the Smurfs had an audience that was 53% female with 63% of viewers 25 and younger. Studio exit demos also identified the crowd a 77% family.

The update of Martin Brest’s 1979 Going in Style was expected to gross a modest $8-$9 million in light of its older appeal. Exit demos reflected that draw but that segment of the audience proved to be more vociferous. It also had a slight female tilt of 53% with a staggering 95% of patrons aged 25-years and older of which 72% were aged more than 50-years old with a plurality AARP members. Its demos are certain to get younger in the coming weeks.

Weekend (estimates) April 7 – 9, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
The Boss Baby Fox 26.4 (6,900) -47% 3829 89.5
Beauty and the Beast BV 24.7 (6,220) -46% 3969 432
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony 13.7 (3,800) NEW 3610 13.7
Going in Style WB 12.3 (4,010) NEW 3061 12.3
Ghost in the Shell Par 7.3 (2,120) -61% 3440 31.5
Power Rangers Lionsgate 6.2 (2,090) -56% 2978 75.1
Kong: Skull Island WB 5.7 (2,080) -33% 2753 156.5
Logan Fox 4.0 (2,070) -34% 1949 218.1
Get Out Uni 4.0 (2,540) -29% 1574 162.8
The Case for Christ Pure Flix 3.8 (3,210) NEW 1174 3.8
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus/Elevation 2.9 (3,560) -13% 804 7.6
Life Sony 2.4 (1,350) -57% 1788 27
Your Name FunImation 1.7 (5,710) NEW 294 1.7
CHIPs WB 1.4 (1,030) -65% 1351 17.1
The Shack Lionsgate 1.1 (1,000) -46% 1108 54.8
Gifted Fox Searchlight .48 (8,610) NEW 56 0.48
The Lego Batman Movie WB .39 (1,120) -48% 350 173.3
Kaatru Veliyidai ATMUS .29 (2,590) NEW 111 0.35
T2: Trainspotting Sony .27 (1,740) -28% 157 1.6
Hidden Figures Fox .27 (940) -35% 288 168.3
Demain tout commence Seville .24 (5,510) NEW 43 0.24
The Belko Experiment High Top .20 (1,060) -62% 186 9.4
Rogue One BV .17 (940) -33% 177 532
Lion Weinstein Co. .16 (810) -18% 203 51.4
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate .16 (990) -26% 162 91.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $118.10
% Change (Last Year) 18%
% Change (Last Week) -28%
Also debuting/expanding
Frantz Music Box .15 (1,890) 79% 81 0.36
The Devotion of Subject X China Lion .14 (3,130) -55% 46 0.57
Personal Shopper IFC .13 (940) -18% 141 1
Colossal Neon .12 (30,300) NEW 4 0.12
Raab de Radio White Hill .11 (5,950) -21% 19 0.35
Kedi Oscilloscope .10 (1,220) -31% 85 2.2
Their Finest STX 78,400 (19,600) 4 0.08
Kizumonogatari III Azoland 68,100 (4,260) 16 0.07
Cheliyaa Jolly Hits 65,200 (600) 109 0.09
Raw Focus 48,200 (1,070) -31% 45 0.4
The Void Screen Media 46,800 (1,510) 31 0.05
Song to Song Broad Green 36,500 (830) -38% 44 0.4
Extraordinary Mission Hannover 28,300 (1,420) 20 0.03
Truman FilmRise 18,700 (6,230) 3 0.02
Queen of the Desert IFC 17,300 (180) 94 0.02
Aftermath Lionsgate 10,100 (670) 15 0.01
Graduation IFC 9,800 (4,900) 2 0.01
Alive and Kicking Magnolia 9,700 (1,610) 6 0.01
Mine Well Go 7,700 (300) 26 0.01
The Transfiguration Strand 5,200 (5,200) 1 0.01
The Ticket Shout! Factory 4,400 (230) 19 0.01
All These Sleepless Night Orchard 4,300 (1,420) 3 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – April 6, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (8) 623.7 20.50%
Buena Vista (4) 555.7 18.30%
20th Century Fox (12) 499.6 16.40%
Warner Bros. (11) 398.7 13.10%
Lionsgate (10) 345.6 11.40%
Paramount (10) 178.9 5.90%
Sony (8) 123.1 4.00%
Weinstein Co. (3) 62.5 2.10%
Open Road (3) 33.8 1.10%
CBS (2) 32.6 1.10%
STX (3) 29 0.95%
Focus (7) 20.9 0.70%
A24 (2) 19.1 0.65%
Roadside Attractions (2) 17.5 0.60%
Fox Searchlight (4) 14.9 0.50%
Other * (91) 81.8 2.70%
3037.4 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – April 6, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 913,803,315
Logan Fox 589,483,086
Kong: Skull Island WB 495,930,920
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 378,777,339
La La Land * Lionsgate 377,022,978
Sing * Uni 354,022,827
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 344,515,124
The Great Wall Uni; China Film 330,789,221
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Sony; Constantin 313,832,890
The Lego Batman Movie WB 299,320,051
Kung Fu Yoga Well Go; Golden Network 273,956,711
Split Uni 271,273,977
Rogue One * BV 270,018,934
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back Alibaba; Sony 251,521,078
Moana * BV 224,308,170
Hidden Figures * Fox 222,275,082
Passengers * Sony 183,973,453
A Dog’s Purpose Uni; Mister Smith 180,607,558
Get Out Uni 170,422,112
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 163,140,180
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

The Boss Baby|6.9|3829|-56%|69.9
Beauty and the Beast|6.8|3969|-47%|414.1
Going in Style|4.2|3061|New|4.2
Smurfs: The Lost Village|4|3610|New|4
Ghost in the Shell|2.1|3440|-72%|26.3
Power Rangers|1.7|2978|-58%|69.7
The Case for the Christ|1.5|1174|New|1.5
Kong: Skull Island|1.5|2753|-36%|152.2
Get Out|1.2|1574|-30%|160
Logan|1.1|1949|-37%|215.1
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Also Debuting||||
Your Name|0.63|294||
Gifted|0.14|56||
Kaatru Veliyidai|0.11|111||
Demain tout commence|64,100|43||
Colossal|45,100|4||
Cheliyaa|23,800|109||
Their Finest|19,300|4||
The Void|13,800|24||
Extraordinary Measures|10,600|20||
Truman|5,500|3||
Kizumonogatari III|4,800|3||
Queen of the Desert|4,200|85||
Aftermath|4,000|15||
Alive and Kicking|3,950|5||
Graduation|2,600|2||
Mine|2,400|15||
The Transfiguration|2,400|1||
The Ticket|1,500|18||
All These Sleepless Night|1,400|3||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

The Boss Baby animated an estimated $49.7 million to take the crown from Beauty and the Beast, which grossed $47.5 million. The session’s other incoming national release Ghost in the Shell, wound up with a disappointing $18.8 million. The frame’s onslaught of new exclusives didn’t generate a single potent grosser.

The Zookeeper’s Wife bowed to a solid $3.3 million. Holidays in India saw a flood of new pictures with only Punjabi Raab de Radio displaying any commercial heft. China’s The Devotion of Suspect X admired a $328,000 launch from 43 venues.

Weekend revenue pushed close to $175 million and ebbed back 14% from seven days back. It was 31% improved from 2016, when the second weekend of Batman v Superman led with a $51.3 million tally.

It was another weekend of surprises—good and bad—in light of industry tracking that failed to near actual performance. Pundits identified strong appeal for the animated yarn of a corporate overlord in diapers in The Boss Baby. Nonetheless it was predicted to be second to B&B with an opening in the area of mid-$30 million. That changed abruptly as Friday matinees upped the ante to $40 million-plus. The domestic audience skewed slightly female at 53%. And despite a sophisticated premise, 62% of viewers were 25 and younger with 67% identifying as families.

On the international side, The Boss Baby launched a week earlier in a handful of territories to a sturdy $17.5 million. This weekend it added 29 nations and grossed an estimated $36 million with Mexico bowing with $6.5 million and France ranking third among top grossers with $5.3 million to a vibrant $5.9 million second weekend in Russia.

On the flipside, the live-action adaptation of anime Ghost in the Shell had been tipped to be competitive with box office of $28-$30 million. Studio exit demos reflected an audience that was 61% male with 76% of viewers aged 25 and older. Ghost was received more warmly overseas with a $40 million wave from 50 markets. Its top grossers were Russia at $5.3 million, a $4.2 million box office from South Korea and France adding $3.1 million.

While the hot topic at Cinemacon was earlier day-and-date of theatrical and home release of new movies via VOD, the issue of industry tracking services came under scrutiny as well. The current calendar has seen wildly off-kilter projections of new releases with a tilt toward undervaluing a movie’s appeal. The key tracking agencies have pointed red-faced to an inability to incorporate social media as a factor into their equations. One studio exec confidently asserted “they’ll fix it and get it right… but someone’s going to pay for what’s been happening.”

Weekend (estimates) March 31 – April 2, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
The Boss Baby Fox 49.7 (13,160) NEW 3773 49.7
Beauty and the Beast BV 47.5 (11,280) -48% 4210 395.4
Ghost in the Shell Par 18.8 (5,470) NEW 3440 18.8
Power Rangers Lionsgate 14.4 (3,910) -64% 3693 65
Kong: Skull Island WB 8.9 (2,830) -39% 3141 147.9
Logan Fox 6.2 (2,680) -40% 2323 211.9
Get Out Uni 5.8 (3,140) -34% 1844 156.9
Life Sony 5.6 (1,780) -55% 3146 22.3
CHIPs WB 3.9 (1,590) -49% 2464 14.2
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus 3.3 (6,140) NEW 541 3.3
The Shack Lionsgate 2.2 (1,520) -44% 1430 53.1
The Lego Batman Movie WB .77 (950) -63% 812 172.7
The Belko Experiment High Top .53 (1,120) -72% 473 9
Hidden Figures Fox .41 (1,170) -45% 352 167.8
T2: Trainspotting Sony .39 (2,810) 1% 140 1.2
The Devotion of Subject X China Lion .33 (7,630) NEW 43 0.33
Rogue One BV .24 (1,080) -46% 224 531.7
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate .23 (1,080) -58% 210 91.2
The Last Word Bleecker Street .21  (730) -61% 289 1.5
Lion Weinstein Co. .20 (1,160) -48% 175 51.1
Naam Shabana Big Pictures .16 (1,730) NEW 92 0.16
Personal Shopper IFC 16 (1,070) -25% 150 0.79
Sing Uni .14 (700) -32% 202 269.9
Kedi Oscilloscope .14 (1,480) -32% 95 2
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $167.60
% Change (Last Year) 31%
% Change (Last Week) -14%
Also debuting/expanding
Raab de Radio White Hill .13 (6,330) 21 0.13
Guru Blue Sky .13 (1,450) 91 0.13
Kavan Prime Media .12 (2,310) 51 0.12
Wilsom Fox Searchlight .11 (360) -66% 311 0.6
Northern Lights: A Journey to Love ABS .10 (1,860) 56 0.1
A Uniied Kingdom Fox Searchlight 85,500 (990) -54% 86 3.7
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia 83,100 (1,690) -29% 49 6.8
Frantz Music Box 83,600 (2,260) 75% 37 0.18
The Sense of an Ending CBS 82,400 (940) -70% 88 1.2
Raw Focus 69,800 (1,660) -9% 42 0.3
The Prison Well Go 63,900 (2,780) 23 0.06
Song to Song Broad Green 61,300 (650) -55% 95 0.33
Rajakumara Jolly Hits 55,200 (1,020) 54 0.06
Donnie Darko (reissue) Arrow 47,600 (2.270) 21 0.05
From Here or to Go? Chai 36,600 (1,260) 29 0.04
Cezanne and I Magnolia 13,700 (6,850) 2 0.01
Carrie Pilby Orchard 13,300 (2,220) 6 0.01
La Fille de Brest A-Z Films 13,200 (1,890) 7 0.01
The Blackcoat’s Daughter A24 11,900 (460) 26 0.01
David Lynch: The Art of Life Janus 11,200 (11,200) 1 0.01
The Death of Louis XIV Cinema Guild 6,900 (6,900) 1 0.01
Despite the Falling Snow CARU 5,100 (510) 10 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – March 30, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (8) 615.2 21.80%
Buena Vista (4) 495.8 17.60%
20th Century Fox (12) 428.9 15.20%
Warner Bros. (10) 379.8 13.50%
Lionsgate (10) 324.7 11.50%
Paramount (10) 156.2 5.60%
Sony (7) 114.3 4.10%
Weinstein Co. (3) 62.2 2.20%
Open Road (3) 33.7 1.20%
CBS (2) 32.4 1.20%
STX (3) 29 1.00%
A24 (2) 18.9 0.65%
Roadside Attractions (2) 17.5 0.60%
Focus (6) 15.7 0.55%
Fox Searchlight (4) 14.6 0.50%
Other * (81) 77.7 2.80%
2816.6 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – March 30, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Silence * Par 6,826,130
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia 6,702,377
20th Century Women * A24/Elevation 5,443,976
Raees Zee Studios 3,618,447
A United Kingdom Fox Searchlight 3,615,965
Table 19 Fox Searchlight 3,600,071
Dangal * UTV 3,197,854
Ballerina Seville 2,851,723
2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 2,835,355
The Salesman Cohen/Elevation 2,320,460
Un Padre no Tan Padre Lionsgate 2,156,047
Paterson * Bleecker Mongrol 1,953,679
Badrinath Ki Dulhania Fox Intl 1,934,699
Everybody Loves Somebody Lionsgate 1,915,789
Kedi Oscillosope 1,875,054
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

The Boss Baby|15.7|3773|New|15.7
Beauty and the Beast|13.1|4210|-45%|361
Ghost in the Shell|7.6|3440|New|7.6
Power Rangers|4|3693|-73%|54.5
Kong: Skull Island|2.4|3141|-35%|141.4
Logan|1.7|3163|-36%|207.4
Get Out|1.7|2474|-32%|152.8
Life|1.6|3146|-63%|18.4
CHIPs|1.2|2464|-54%|11.5
The Zookeeper’s Wife|0.95|474|New|0.95
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Also Debuting||||
The Devotion of Subject X|0.11|42||
Naam Shabana|47,100|92||
Guru|41,500|91||
Raab de Radio|35,000|1||
Kavan|33,200|51||
Northern Lights: A Journey to Love|30,700|55||
The Prison|22,100|23||
Rajakumara|16,500|54||
Donnie Darko (reissue)|12,500|10||
From Here or to Go?|11,300|29||
Carrie Pilby|5,100|6||
David Lynch: The Art of Life|3,900|1||
The Blackcoat’s Daughter|3,500|26||
Cezanne and I|2,900|2||
The Death of Louis XIV|2,200|1||
Despite the Falling Snow|1,500|9||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast diminished by half but nonetheless towered over the competition with an estimated $89 million weekend. That left incoming Power Rangers securely in second with a $40.1 million debut. The session’s two other newcomers had meh results with Alien-esque -fier <strong>Life</strong> opening to $12.4 million and a comic retread of TV staple <strong>CHIPS </strong>puttering to $7.5 million. sci-fier Life opening to $12.4 million and a comic retread of TV staple CHIPS puttering on the big screen to $7.5 million.

Among international day-and-dates, Indian imports saw good starts for both Telugu Katamarayudu of $1.2 million, and Hindi Phillauri of $262,000. In limited wide release. curmudgeonly Wilson grossed a dull $330,000 with even more dire results of $128,000 for the basketball drama Slammin Jamma. Exclusive bows were dull with only the jazz bio doc I Called Him Morgan with a pulse at $12,100 at a single room.

Revenues for the frame generated close to $200 million and ebbed back 25% from last weekend. It had a comparable 23% erosion from 2016 when the debut of Batman v. Superman bowed to $166 million with that session’s other newcomer My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 slotting third with $17.9 million.

A full-bore advertising assault propelled Power Rangers to what box office pundits anticipated would be in the arena of $40 million plus launch. Based upon the venerable 1990s TV skein “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” of youthful superheroes vs. equally daunting supervillains it previously received a big screen incarnation in 1995. The new version (anticipated as a franchise) drew a 60% crowd with 50% of the audience aged 25-years and older. The key 18-34 year old corridor accounted for 73% of viewers.

The nostalgia element was considerably more tame for the 1970s TVer CHIPS. Withering reviews for its lewd comedy and poor exits only solidified tracking that suggested a $7-$9 million opening. Its audience tilted 53% male with 68% of ticket buyers aged 25 and older.

Life tracking had analysts projecting a $14-$15 million debut but EWOM resulted in damped down actuals. The chief hurdle for the picture was the sense of it being derivative of countless other lost in space and in peril sagas and déjà vu ain’t what it used to be. Its crowd was 55% male with 57% aged 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) March 24 – 26, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Beauty and the Beast BV 89.0 (21,130) -49% 4210 317.6
Power Rangers Lionsgate 40.1 (10,860) NEW 3693 40.1
Kong: Skull Island WB 14.4 (3,940) -48% 3666 133.5
Life Sony 12.4 (3,940) NEW 3146 12.4
Logan Fox 10.0 (3,170) -44% 3163 201.3
Get Out Uni 8.7 (3,500) -35% 2474 147.5
CHIPS WB 7.5 (3,030) NEW 2464 7.5
The Shack Lionsgate 3.7 (1,600) -38% 2330 49
The Lego Batman Movie WB 1.9 (1,180) -58% 1638 170.8
The Belko Experiment High Top 1.8 (1,330) -57% 1341 7.6
Katamarayudu CineGalaxy 1.2 (4,690) NEW 254 1.2
Hidden Figures Fox .78 (1,220) -47% 640 167
The Last Word Bleecker Street .52 (1,360) 162% 380 0.95
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate .46 (1,130) -62% 403 90.8
Rogue One BV .45 (1,700) -10% 267 531.3
Lion Weinstein Co. .38 (1,180) -48% 320 50.7
T2 Trainspotting Sony .38 (6,460) 123% 59 0.61
Wilson Fox Searchlight .33 (1,070) NEW 310 0.44
Passengers Sony .32 (860) 450% 375 99.8
The Sense of an Ending CBS .27 (1,130) -45% 235 1
Phillauri Fox Intl ,26 (3,540) NEW 74 0.26
A Dog’s Purpose Uni .23 (770) -51% 299 63.4
Goon: Last of the Enforcers eOne .22 (990) -49% 225 0.85
Personal Shopper IFC .22 (2,060) 45% 107 0.55
Moana BV .21 (1,010) -38% 212 248.4
Sing Uni .21 (930) -34% 228 269.7
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $192.00
% Change (Last Year) -23%
% Change (Last Week) -25%
Also debuting/expanding
A Uniied Kingdom Fox Searchlight .18 (1,140) -40% 159 3.5
Kedi Oscilloscope .16 (1,690) -45% 93 1.7
Song to Song Broad Green .14 (1,740) 175% 80 0.21
Slamma Jamma RiverRain .13 (370) 347 0.13
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia .10 (1,580) -40% 65 6.6
Moonlight A24/Elevation 81,500 (1,310) -66% 62 27.7
Raw Focus 72,700 (2,690) 50% 27 0.19
The Salesman Cohen/Elevation 47,900 (1,370) -51% 35 2.3
Car Dogs NCC 13,300 (1,290) 11 0.01
I Called Him Morgan Submarine 12,100 (12,100) 1 0.01
The Second Time Around Sancor 9,700 (3,230) 3 0.01
In Search of Israeli Cuisine Menemsha 8,600 (4,300) 2 0.01
Dig Two Graves A23 4,900 (550) 9 0.01
Bokeh Screen Media 4,800 (530) 9 0.01
Afterimage MUBI 4,000 (1,330) 3 0.01
Tuktuq K-Films 3,600 (1,800) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – March 23, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (8) 601.7 23.60%
20th Century Fox (10) 411.4 16.10%
Buena Vista (4) 375.6 14.70%
Warner Bros. (10) 346.8 13.60%
Lionsgate (10) 271.1 10.60%
Paramount (9) 154.1 6.10%
Sony (7) 97.4 3.80%
Weinstein Co. (3) 61.6 2.40%
Open Road (3) 33.4 1.30%
CBS (2) 32.1 1.30%
STX (3) 29 1.10%
A24 (2) 18.8 0.75%
Roadside Attractions (2) 17.4 0.70%
Fox Searchlight (3) 13.8 0.55%
Focus (6) 12.9 0.50%
Other * (76) 73.1 2.90%
2550.2 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – March 23, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 228,605,887
Logan Fox 191,310,596
The Lego Batman Movie WB 168,871,252
Hidden Figures * Fox 163,937,247
Get Out Uni 138,818,035
Split Uni 137,095,790
Kong: Skull Island WB 119,077,238
La La Land * Lionsgate 115,765,074
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 114,244,925
Rogue One * BV 106,369,679
Sing * Uni 102,980,490
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 90,394,007
A Dog’s Purpose Uni 63,139,230
The Shack Lionsgate 45,287,044
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 44,988,443
The Great Wall Uni 44,914,280
Lion * Weinstein Co. 44,236,167
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast|23.8|4210|-63%|252.4
Power Rangers|15|3693|New|15
Life|4.3|3146|New|4.3
Kong: Skull Island|3.7|3666|-49%|122.8
Logan|2.6|3163|-44%|193.9
CHIPS|2.5|2464|New|2.5
Get Out|2.5|2474|-34%|141.3
The Shack|1|2330|-35%|46.3
Katamarayudu|0.67|254|New|0.67
The Belko Experiment|0.55|1341|-64%|6.3
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Also Debuting||||
Wilson|0.1|310||
Phillauri|75,200|74||
Slamma Jamma|43,200|338||
Car Dogs|4,800|10||
I Called Him Morgan|4,200|1||
The Second Time Around|2,400|3||
In Search of Israeli Cuisine|2,400|2||
Bokeh|1,800|9||
Afterimage|1,200|3||
Tuktuq|1,100|2||
Dig Two Graves|1,000|7||