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Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Home |15.5|3708|NEW|15.5
Get Hard|12.8|3175|NEW|12.8
Insurgent|6.8|3875|-68%|71.2
Cinderella|4.7|3815|-50%|137.2
It Follows|1.4|1218|1267%|2.1
Kingsman: The Secret Service|0.8|1785|-36%|117.2
Run All Nigfht|0.6|2377|-56%|22.2
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel|0.6|1498|-35%|26.6
The Gunman|0.6|2816|-67%|7.4
Do You Believe?|0.4|1356|-67%|5.3
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Also Debuting||||
While We’re Young|64,900|4||
Jil|62,000|67||
A Girl Like Her|41,600|175||
Serena|31,600|60||
That Thing Called Tadhana|17,700|33||
The Salt of the Earth|11,450|4||
How to Fight in Six Inch Heels|9,000|6||
Ride the Thunder|7,300|1||
Boychoir|6,500|7||
Man from Reno|4,700|4||
White God|4,300|2||
100 Days of Love|4,200|7||
The Riot Club|4,100|5||
Marinoni: The Fire in the Frame|2,100|2||
The Barber |1,500|10||
Nightlife|1,400|8||
Kidnapping of Michel Houellebe|1,000|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Insurgent, the second chapter in the YA series, led weekend viewing with an estimated $53.2 million. The potent bow left little more than scraps for the counter-programmers that debuted nationally. The muscle-flexing The Gunman flabbed with a $5 million launch while the faith-based Do You Believe? had a skeptical $3.8 million box office.

Exclusive debuts ranged from an excellent $74,200 bow for Danny Collins for neophyte distrib Bleecker Street to a dismal $4,600 for Accidental Love, the remnant of David O. Russell’s 2008 production formally titled Nailed and now credited to the Smithee-esque Stephen Greene.

In the niches Telugu Yevade Subramanyam was off to a good start of $83,700. China’s Lost and Love provided an OK $87,300 opening and in Québec, local production La Passion d’Augustine provided a blessed $211,000 from 34 engagements.

Session revenues rang up roughly $130 million for a slight 1% decline from seven days back. It was also 8% behind 2014 when the Divergent opener topped the charts with $54.6 million and the bridesmaid spot went to Muppets Most Wanted with $17 million.

Tracking looked bright for the dystopian future of Insurgent with pundits predicting a $50 million or so weekend. If estimates hold the second installment will arrive at 97% of the origin story’s vibrancy. The film’s target base was out in force with exit demos identifying the crowd as 60% female, 55% aged 25-years and younger and 72% Caucasian.

The picture also opened day-and-date in 66 international climes that generated an estimated $47 million. France accounted for $5.8 million with other top returns from the UK, Brazil, Mexico and Australia.

Getting a jump on next weekend’s domestic release the animated alien Home launched in nine nations with roughly a $19 million tally. The E.T.-esque yarn had a lordly $9 million in the UK and was Putin on the Ritz in Russia with $4.2 million.

Both The Gunman and Do You Believe? were expected to be distant relatives in the session’s commercial mash up. However, even so tracking prognosticators anticipated significantly better results with the former receiving top end prospects of $8 million and the latter nipping at its heels with an aggressive push via churches that proved so effective for last year’s God’s Not Dead.

Weekend (estimates) March 13 – 15, 2015
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Insurgent Lionsgate 53.2 (13,720) NEW 3875 53.2
Cinderella BV 34.6 (8,990) -49% 3848 122.2
The Gunman Open Road/Elevation 5.0 (1,760) NEW 2816 5
Run All Night WB 4.9 (1,550) -55% 3171 19.5
Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox 4.6 (2,080) -26% 2223 114.6
Do You Believe? Pure Flix 3.8 (2,940) NEW 1295 3.8
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Fox Searchlight 3.4 (1,710) -40% 2016 24.1
Focus WB 3.2 (1,580) -44% 2044 49.3
Chappie Sony 2.6 (1,070) -54% 2429 28.2
SpongBob: Sponge Out of Water Par 2.3 (1,180) -42% 1980 158.8
McFarland, USA BV 2.2 (1,210) -39% 1816 38.5
American Sniper WB 1.6 (1,100) -43% 1456 344
The Lazarus Effect Relativity/D Film 1.4 (1,060) -52% 1306 24
50 Shades of Grey Uni 1.3 (1,090) -55% 1171 163.8
The Duff CBS 1.2 (860) -57% 1437 32.4
Still Alice Sony Classics .46 (1,050) -49% 440 17.2
Paddington Weinstein Co. .41 (820) -42% 502 74.2
The Imitation Game Weinstein/Elevation .37 (1,090) -45% 337 90.2
It Follows Weinstein Co. .33 (10,410) 108% 32 0.56
Unfinished Business Fox .32 (530) -86% 597 10
What We Do in the Shadows Paladin/VSC .32 (2,290) -6% 139 2
Wild Tales Sony Classics .26 (3,190) 6% 81 1.2
71 Roadside Attract. .24 (3,650) 18% 65 0.69
Selma Par .23 (3,230) 3% 702 51.7
La Passiom d’Augustine Seville .21 (6,210) NEW 34 0.21
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $125.30
% Change (Last Year) -8%
% Change (Last Week) -1%
Also debuting/expanding
Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselam Music Box/EyeSteel .14 (1,960) 51% 71 0.58
Lost and Love China Lion 87,300 (3,640) 24 0.09
Mr. Turner Sony Classics 84,800 (1,070) -19% 79 3.8
Yevade Subramanyam CineGalaxy 83,700 (6,440) 13 0.08
The Wrecking Crew Magnolia 80,400 (2,510) 41% 32 0.16
Red Army Sony Classics 76,100 (910) 17% 84 0.54
Danny Collins Bleeker Street 74,200 (14,840) 5 0.07
Timbuktu Cohen Media 51,900 (1,330) -10% 39 0.9
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter Amplify 34,800 (8,700) 4 0.04
Spring Drafthouse 19,500 (1,770) 11 0.02
La Spienza Kino 11,800 (11,800) 1 0.01
Zombeavers FreeStyle 7,800 (780) 10 0.01
Jauja Cinema Guild 7,200 (3,600) 2 0.01
Tracers Lionsgate 6,900 (570) 12 0.01
Can’t Stand Losing You Cinema Libre 6,800 (3,400) 2 0.01
Medeas Vladar 5,100 (5,100) 1 0.01
Accidental Love Alchemy 4,600 (420) 11 0.01
The Walking Deceased Arc Entertainment 4,400 (340) 13 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – March 19, 2015)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Warner Bros. (9) 525.7 24.60%
Universal (8) 278.1 13.00%
20th Century Fox (10) 272.8 12.70%
Paramount (7) 269.2 12.60%
Buena Vista (7) 218.5 10.20%
Weinstein Co. (7) 142.1 6.60%
Sony (6) 122.2 5.70%
Relativity (5) 68.2 3.20%
Fox Searchlight (3) 56.5 2.60%
Lionsgate (5) 38.7 1.80%
Sony Classics (8) 35.2 1.60%
CBS (1) 31.2 1.50%
Focus (4) 14.4 0.70%
Other * (86) 67.2 3.20%
2140 100%
* none greater than 0.5%
Top Global Grossers * (January 1 – March 19, 2015)
Title Distributor Box Office
Fifty Shades of Grey Uni 552,898,890
American Sniper * WB 515,768,005
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies * WB 322,589,282
Taken 3 Fox; Europa 292,471,786
Big Hero 6 * BV 287,176,166
Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox 283,269,068
SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Par 278,879,459
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb * Fox 210,576,755
Jupiter Ascending WB 173,641,431
The Imitation Game * Weinstein; CAA 169,839,068
Cinderella BV 167,987,066
From Vegas to Macau Mega-Vision 162,471,885
Paddington “ Weinstein; Studio Canal 158,493,765
Dragon Blade Huayi Brothers 124,854,773
Into the Woods * BV 124,753,742
Penguins of Madagascar * Fox 123,735,766
Wolf Totem Wild Bunch 118,473,682
Focus WB 108,460,661
Unbroken * Uni 95,880,918
The Theory of Everything * Focus; UPI 89,237,114
* does not include 2014 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Insurgent|21.2|3875|NEW|21.2
Cinderella|9.6|3848|-58%|97.2
The Gunman|1.7|2816|NEW|1.7
Run All Nigfht|1.4|3171|-64%|16
Kingsman: The Secret Service|1.3|2223|-24%|111.2
Do You Believe?|1.1|1295|NEW|1.1
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel|0.95|2016|-41%|21.6
Focus|0.9|2055|-46%|47
Chappie|0.7|2429|-54%|26.3
McFarland, USA|0.6|1816|-41%|36.9
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Also Debuting||||
La Passiom d’Augustine|56,100|34||
Lust and Love|29,500|23||
Danny Collins|16,800|5||
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter|8,500|4||
Spring|6,100|11||
Yevade Subramanyam|3,500|7||
La Spienza|2,990|1||
Zombeavers|2,600|10||
Medeas|2,500|1||
Can’t Stand Losing You|2,400|2||
Tracers|2,000|12||
Jauja|1,800|2||
Accidental Love|1,700|10||
The Walking Deceased|1,400|12||

Leonard Klady Remembers Albert Maysles

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Certainly when I was a young man no one shaped my attitude about film and filmmaking more than Albert Maysles. This was largely because of an internship at Maysles Films and an ongoing friendship that continued for decades.

Al, his brother David and Charlotte Zwerin had a funky office space not far from Times Square and Broadway. I had ambitions and initially was drawn to film editing but received an education in all aspects of putting a film together. It was a nurturing environment; a lab in which problems were addressed, analyzed and resolved without a lot of fuss or bother.

Al made his own cameras. They were lightweight, perfectly balanced to sit on his shoulder without too much undue weight and outfitted with an “O” ring that he held and allowed him to easily turn in whatever direction the story turned. It was the sort of innovative and practical application they thrived on (David was similarly progressive in sound recording) and led to completely re-inventing the documentary format as we knew it.

What he conveyed was something very simple and essential. Be certain that your subject is strong enough to sustain someone’s interest. Do not make a feature film if the material is only compelling for 17 minutes.

I remember calling him several years later and he mentioned that Lee Radziwill had contacted him about doing a documentary on her and sister Jackie. It was a work for hire and Radizwell had provided a check list of a couple of dozen points that encompassed organizations, people of interest, family and the like.

Toward the end of the list were a couple of eccentric relatives that lived in the Hamptons. Coincidently he and David had to go out there the following weekend and decided to drop in on the Bouviers aunt and cousin, the Beales. They lived in a rundown estate and he said they were unique andunexpected. When he and David drove away he said they just looked at each other and said, “That’s the movie.”

He also said that Lee Radziwill was going to be very pissed with just a hint of a smile. I never heard him grumble about passing on a big commission and, of course, what became Grey Gardens likely was more enduring than another profile on Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and her sister.

On another occasion I called him and was told he was off with David shooting Grand Funk. The two were nuts about trains and I jumped to the wrong conclusion that they’d finally got a bead on how to do a document on the subject. When we talked the following Monday he just shrugged and mumbled something about endless requests to shoot rock groups post-Gimme Shelter and, in this case, Grand Funk Railway of We’re an American Band renown. But his final film, the forthcoming In Transit, may finally have fulfilled that dream project.

I also brought Al in to do workshops with young filmmakers and I’ll never forget one occasion when we were watching a film by another resource documentarian Mike Scott. The film was Whistling Smith, a portrait of a veteran beat cop in Vancouver’s drug and prostitution center that had been Oscar nominated in 1975. At one point Al leaned in and asked “are Canada’s blue laws different from the U.S.?” I didn’t know but it was obvious he was reacting to sections that had women and men with bars superimposed across their eyes.

When Mike got up after the screening to talk about the film and take questions Al asked about the “bars” and Mike said that he hadn’t bothered with clearances as he assumed no one would sign a waiver. Al, who was unquestionably unflappable, was about as agitated as I had ever seen him. “Are you crazy,” he started. “People want to tell their story; you wouldn’t have had any problem getting them to agree to be seen.” He paused and put in the final nail, “I think you’re more interested in making fiction films.”

Mike was surprisingly unfazed and replied, “you’re probably right.”

Al had an adroit way of getting right to the truth. He was also warm, non-judgmental and inquisitive without ever being intrusive. He was the fly on the wall that you wouldn’t notice or assume was watching back. But oh what he saw and the insights he provided. It’s a debt that cannot be repaid.

 

 

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Cinderella broke through the glass (slipper) ceiling to command weekend viewing with an estimated $69.1 million. The venerable partygoer put a damper on the session’s only other wide newcomer,  brooding thriller Run All Night, that came to ground with $11 million.

Exclusive and limited bows provided a couple of potent debuts as well as a sayonara for critically-excoriated The Cobbler that grossed $22,200 at 20 shoeboxes. The Wrecking Crew proved more tuneful with $57,500 from 10 gigs. The big noise was Alex Gibney’s Scientology doc Going Clear with $60,300 from three screens and a stand-out $154,000 for critically-lauded teen chiller It Follows from a mere four playdates. Hindi NH 10 had fair results of $149,000 in a disappointing first quarter for Bollywood fare.

Box office bounced back with revenues of more than $130 million. That was a 51% uptick from the immediate prior weekend and an 18% improvement from 2014. A year back the second weekend of Mr. Peabody and Sherman led with $21.8 million with Need for Speed the top newcomer at $17.8 million. The folks at Disney were only slightly on edge about its live-action Cinderella. There was no question from polling that the public were familiar with the title… but did they know there was a new, non-animated version? It arrived on the low end of pundit’s predictions that capped out around $75 million. While fears of an awkward transition dogged the production critical response was positive and studio exit profiles identified the audience as 66% families. It also tilted 66% female (there are never too many princesses) with 55% of the crowd aged 25-years and younger. The film also went out day and date in 32 international territories with China ahead of the pack with an estimated $25 million of a $69 million total. Other major bows included Russia, Italy, Japan and Mexico. Tracking wasn’t encouraging for the latest Liam Neeson thriller Run All Night despite generally favorable reviews. While expectations were modest it fell short of predictions in the $14 million to $15 million range and will doubtless induct the actor into the ranks of Will Smith and Sharlto Copley as the next cinematic Joe Bftsplk … until his next box office successs. Studio execs are head scratching about exit polls that revealed a female tilt of 52% and less surprised (but equally concerned) by an audience that was 86% aged 25-years and older.

Weekend (estimates) March 13 – 15, 2015
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Cinderella BV 69.1 (17,980) NEW 3845 69.1
Run All Night WB 11.0 (3,460) NEW 3171 11
Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox 6.2 (2,340) -26% 2635 107.3
Focus WB 5.8 (2,030) -42% 2855 44
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Fox Searchlight 5.7 (2,810) -33% 2022 18.1
Chappie Sony 5.6 (1,740) -58% 3201 23.2
SpongBob: Sponge Out of Water Par 4.1 (1,550) -38% 2659 154.7
McFarland, USA BV 3.6 (1,480) -31% 2455 34.9
The Duff CBS 2.9 (1,270) -39% 2301 30.3
50 Shades of Grey Uni 2.9 (1,410) -48% 2039 161.4
American Sniper WB 2.9 (1,440) -35% 2001 341.5
The Lazarus Effect Relativity/D Film 2.8 (1,370) -45% 2054 21.7
Unfinished Business Fox 2.2 (810) -53% 2777 8.6
Still Alice Sony Classics .85 (1,150) -46% 740 16.3
Paddington Weinstein Co. .69 (820) -45% 837 73.3
The Imitation Game Weinstein/Elevation .65 (1,240) -42% 525 89.5
Jupiter Ascending WB .51 (1,120) -54% 454 46
What We Do in the Shadows Paladin/VSC .35 (2,680) 2% 131 1.6
Crazy Beautiful You ABS .35 (6,090) -35% 58 1.2
A La Mala Lionsgate .34 (1,240) -59% 273 3.2
The Wedding Ringer Sony .25 (910) -27% 277 63.9
Wild Tales Sony Classics .24 (3,570) 71% 68 0.82
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Fox .23 (1,050) -17% 220 112.7
Selma Par .23 (980) -39% 231 51.4
Big Hero 6 BV .22 (860) -32% 259 221.7
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $127.50
% Change (Last Year) 18%
% Change (Last Week) 51%
Also debuting/expanding
71 Roadside Attract. .20 (3,050) 186% 65 0.37
It Follows Weinstein Co. .15 (38,550) 4 0.15
NH 10 Eros .15 (3,730) 40 0.15
Whiplash Sony Classics .13 (1,090) -51% 120 12.9
Mr. Turner Sony Classics .12 (1,360) -5% 89 3.7
Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselam Music Box/EyeSteel 94,200 (2,300) 54% 41 0.4
Red Army Sony Classics 65,400 (1,130) 5% 58 0.46
Deli Man Cohen Media 64,700 (2,020) 5% 32 0.21
Going Clear: Scientology and Prisoner of Belief HBO 60,300 (20,100) 3 0.06
Timbuktu Cohen Media 58,100 (1,490) -8% 39 0.82
The Wrecking Crew Magnolia 57,500 (5,750) 10 0.06
Leviathan Sony Classics 56,200 (1,150) -23% 49 1.1
Seymour: An Introduction IFC 22,800 (11,400) 2 0.02
The Cobbler Image Ent. 22,200 (1,110) 20 0.02
The Tales of Hoffmann (reissue) Rialto 15,400 (7,700) 2 0.02
The Price We Pay Film Movement 13,600 (3,400) 4 0.01
3 Hearts Cohen Media 11,300 (11,300) 1 0.01
Eva Weinstein Co. 10,200 (205) 50 0.01
Home Sweet Hell Vertical Ent. 7,100 (650) 11 0.01
Cymbeline Film Arcade 3,550 (360) 10 0.01
Walter eOne 2,300 (1,150) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – March 12, 2015)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Warner Bros. (9) 498.4 25.40%
Universal (8) 273.7 14.00%
Paramount (7) 262.7 13.40%
20th Century Fox (10) 260.1 13.30%
Weinstein Co. (7) 139.8 7.10%
Buena Vista (6) 125.2 6.40%
Sony (6) 113.7 5.80%
Relativity (5) 62.9 3.20%
Fox Searchlight (3) 47.8 2.40%
Lionsgate (5) 38.1 1.90%
Sony Classics (7) 32.9 1.70%
CBS (1) 27.4 1.40%
Focus (4) 14.2 0.70%
Other * (80) 63.8 3.30%
1960.7 100%
* none greater than 0.5%
Top Domestic Grossers * (January 1 – March 12, 2015)
Title Distributor Box Office
American Sniper * WB 337,240,264
Fifty Shades of Grey Uni 158,481,610
SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Par 150,591,372
Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox 101,173,238
Taken 3 Fox 88,397,672
Paddington Weinstein Co. 72,590,178
The Imitation Game * Weinstein/Elevation 68,913,679
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies * WB 65,225,970
The Wedding Ringer Sony 63,653,081
Into the Woods * BV 63,282,826
Unbroken * Uni 53,109,285
Selma * Par 49,940,056
Jupiter Ascending WB 45,465,134
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb * Fox 43,093,943
Focus WB 38,227,415
* does not include 2014 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Cinderella |22.8 |3845 |NEW |2.8
Run All Night | 3.8| 3171 |NEW| 3.8
Focus | 1.7| 2855| -41% |39.9
Kingsman: The Secret Service | 1.7 |2635 |-25%|102.8
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel | 1.6 |2022 |-40%|4
Chappie | 1.5| 3201| -66%| 19.1
McFarland, USA|1 |2455 |-29%|32.3
The Duff|0.95| 2301 |-38%|28.4
SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water | 0.95 |2659| -32%| 151.5
Fifty Shades of Grey | 0.9| 2039| -48% |159.4

Also Debuting
It Follows |42,800| 4
NH 10 | 36,700 |40
Going Clear: Scientology and Prisoner of Belief | 20,000 |3
The Cobbler| 7,100| 20
Seymour: An Introduction | 5,600|2
The Price We Pay | 3,800 |4
The Tales of Hoffmann | 3,600 |2
Eva| 3,000 |50
3 Hearts  | 2,900| 1
Home Sweet Hell |2,300| 11
Walter | 1,600| 2
Cymbeline  | 1,100 |10

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Not exactly a happy Chappie but nonetheless the debut yarn of a “human” robot led session viewing with an estimated $13.1 million in an inclement frame. Two other new national releases bowed, with the Vince Vaughn comedy vehicle Unfinished Business posting dire results of $4.7 million, while The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel provided a ray of sunshine with $8.4 million.

Exclusive bows were tepid, with the best debut from the reissue of 1975 doc Grey Gardens posting $11,200 from a single screen. Coincidentally, the newly restored edition opened the morning after the passing of co-director Albert Maysles.

In the niches there was a potent $498,000 bow for Filipino rom-com Crazy Beautiful You bit disappointing results for new Indian imports including Tamil Surya vs. Surya of $45,800. Also strong was Hong Kong comedy 12 Golden Ducks, grossing $82,400 from 10 ponds.

Weekend revenues contracted to less than $90 million and dipped 17% from the prior frame. It was down an even steeper 39% from 2014 when the openings of 300: Rise of an Empire and Mr. Peabody and Sherman led with $45 million and $32.2 million, respectively

Expectations were high for Chappie… until word from early previews leaked out. And as opening day crept closer, the prospect of a $20 million debut faded though pundits prognosticated in the range of $16 million to $18 million. Critical response was withering. The opening throng was identified as 60% male with 57% of viewers aged 30-years and younger.

Unfinished Business was a more pronounced sort of bomb as tracking charitably accorded it a $7 million or $8 million launch. It also skewed male with 55% of the biz and 54% of the audience aged 25-years and older. It bodes ill for Tom Wilkinson’s future prospects coupled with his demise in the original Marigold Hotel.

Meanwhile the current guest of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel slightly exceeded expectations of $7-8 million. The sequel opened solidly to $9.4 million in three foreign climes last weekend. U.S. opening exit demos revealed a 65% female tilt and a decidedly older crowd with close to 90% of viewers aged 25-years and older.

Two weeks post-Oscar the winners have all but memories. American Sniper’s current weekend pushed it into first place among movies that originally bowed in 2014, albeit with 99.5% of its box office occurring in the subsequent year.

Weekend (estimates) March 6 – 8, 2015
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Chappie Sony 13.1 (4,110) NEW 3201 13.1
Focus WB 9.8 (2,960) -48% 3323 34.4
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Fox Searchlight 8.4 (5,360) NEW 1573 8.4
Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox 8.3 (2,670) -30% 3101 98
SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Par 6.9 (2,240) -36% 3097 148.9
50 Shades of Grey Uni 5.6 (2,010) -47% 2788 156.4
McFarland, USA BV 5.3 (1,890) -33% 2792 29.4
The Lazarus Effect Relativity/D Film 5.1 (1,910) -50% 2666 17.4
The Duff CBS 4.8 (1,850) -30% 2622 26.1
Unfinished Business Fox 4.7 (1,710) NEW 2777 4.7
American Sniper WB 4.6 (1,800) -38% 2545 337.3
Still Alice Sony Classics 1.6 (1,340) -39% 1197 14.7
Paddington Weinstein Co. 1.3 (1,130) -29% 1135 72.1
Jupiter Ascending WB 1.2 (1,240) -45% 943 45.1
The Imitation Game Weinstein/Elev 1.2 (1,360) -38% 862 88.5
A La Mala Lionsgate .84 (2,190) -40% 384 2.6
Birdman Fox Searchlight .73 (940) -62% 777 41.6
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Par .53 (590) -78% 900 11.8
Crazy Beautiful You ABS .50 (10,590) NEW 47 0.5
The Wedding Ringer Sony .38 (1,220) -38% 310 63.5
Selma Par .36 (1,330) -19% 270 50.9
What We Do in the Shadows Paladin/VSC .34 (3,240) 25% 105 1.1
Big Hero 6 BV .32 (1,030) -40% 310 221.3
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Fox .28 (1,060) -8% 265 112.3
Whiplash Sony Classics .27 (940) -59% 289 12.7
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $84.50
% Change (Last Year) -39%
% Change (Last Week) -17%
Also debuting/expanding
Wild Tales Sony Classics .14 (4,980) 27% 28 0.53
Mr. Turner Sony Classics .12 (1,060) -40% 114 3.5
Road Hard FilmBuff .10 (4,740) 22 0.1
12 Golden Ducks Media Asia 82,400 (8,240) 10 0.08
Leviathan Sony Classics 69,800 (980) -43% 71 1
’71 Roadside Attract. 68,500 (4,280) 23% 16 0.14
Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselam Music Box/EyeSteel 64,200 (2,570) -13% 25 0.26
Maps to the Stars Focus World 63,700 (1,050) -56% 61 0.26
Timbuktu Cohen Media 62,700 (1,740) -29% 36 0.74
Deli Man Cohen Media 61,300 (2,450) 64% 25 0.12
Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island CJ 50,500 (2,660) 19 0.05
Surya vs. Surya Movie Arts 45,800 (690) 66 0.05
Enakkul Oruvan Praneeth Media 26,300 (820) 32 0.03
Merchants of Doubt Sony Classics 19,600 (4,900) 4 0.02
An Honest Liar Abramorama 14,200 (7,100) 2 0.01
Grey Gardens (reissue) Janus 11,200 (11,200) 1 0.01
Chorus Fun Film 9,700 (1,610) 6 0.01
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Alchemy 6,600 (550) 12 0.01
Straight Outta Tompkins Indican 5,800 (2,900) 2 0.01
Buzzard Oscilloscope 5,900 (590) 10 0.01
Faults Screen Media 5,100 (640) 8 0.01
Allure Surla 1,800 (1,800) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – March 5, 2015)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Warner Bros. (9) 476.9 25.90%
Universal (8) 265.6 14.50%
Paramount (7) 252.4 13.70%
20th Century Fox (9) 241.4 13.10%
Weinstein Co. (6) 136.6 7.40%
Buena Vista (6) 117.1 6.40%
Sony (5) 95.5 5.20%
Relativity (5) 57.6 3.10%
Lionsgate (5) 36.8 2.00%
Fox Searchlight (2) 34.3 1.90%
Sony Classics (7) 29.6 1.60%
CBS (1) 21.3 1.20%
Focus (4) 13.7 0.75%
Other * (72) 59.6 3.25%
1838.4 100%
* none greater than 0.5%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Chappie|4.5|3201|NEW|4.5
Focus|2.9|3323|-55%|27.4
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel|2.7|1573|NEW|2.7
Kingsman: The Secret Service|2.2|3101|-29%|91.9
Unfinished Business|1.8|2777|NEW|1.8
Fifty Shades of Grey|1.8|2788|-50%|152.6
The Lazarus Effect|1.5|2666|-59%|13.8
The Duff|1.5|2559|-29%|22.8
McFarland, USA|1.4|2792|-27%|25.5
SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water|1.4|3097|-35%|143.4
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Also Debuting||||
Crazy Beautiful You|0.13|47||
12 Golden Ducks|28,500|10||
Surya vs. Surya|13,500|61||
Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island|13,400|19||
Enakkul Oruvan|10,300|32||
Road Hard|7,300|10||
Merchants of Doubt|3,900|4||
An Honest Liar|3,600|2||
Grey Gardens (reissue)|3,200|1||
Straight Outta Tompkins|3,000|2||
Chorus|1,900|4||
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken|1,800|12||
Faults|1,600|7||
Buzzard|1,400|7||
Allure|1,300|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

The audience enjoyed the scams of Focus as it led weekend viewing with an estimated $18.9 million. The session’s other wide newcomer The Lazarus Effect slotted fifth with $10.7 million.

In the niches the Mexican romantic comedy A La Mala opened day and date with our Southern neighbor and grossed an OK $1.5 million. The Indian circuit was relatively quiet with the Tamil Kaaki Sattai opening to $72,900. The Canadian runway rom-com After the Ball (with a one-sheet that’s a near-carbon copy of the one for A La Mala) was a traffic victim with $25,500 at 36 venues. The border crossings improved for David Cronenberg’s Cannes-prized Maps to the Stars with $141,000 box office following a $300,000 tally last year in the Great White North.

Best of the exclusive newbies was the UK indie entry ’71 about a young English soldier’s experiences during the height of The Troubles in Ireland.

Weekend revenues topped $105 million for a 10% drop from last weekend’s Oscar frame. It was also 14% drop from 2014 when the openings of Non-Stop and Son of God led with respective bows of $28.9 million and $25.6 million.

The cons of Focus were tracking to do  between $18-$20 million, and despite inclement weather in swathes of the country came in on target. The picture had a slight female tilt of 53% according to studio exit polling and was decidedly older appealing with 88% of the audience aged 25-years and older.

Similarly the bring-back-the-dead thriller The Lazarus Effect performed to tracking expectations. It too tilted female with 52% of opening weekenders with 60% of the audience aged 25-years and younger.

Though the days of the big Oscar bump ended two decades back, the small Oscar bump was evident for the likes of such winners as Birdman, Whiplash, Still Alice and The Theory of Everything that all added playdates. The quartet still have some international potential to exploit and, of course, mucho ancillary revenue in the offing.

Weekend (estimates) February 27 – March 1, 2015
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Focus WB 18.9 (5,860) NEW 3223 18.9
Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox 11.9 (3,620) -35% 3282 85.8
50 Shades of Grey Uni 10.9 (3,220) -51% 3383 147.7
SpongBob: Sponge Out of Water Par 10.9 (3,140) -34% 3467 140
The Lazarus Effect Relativity 10.7 (4,010) NEW 2666 10.7
McFarland, USA BV 7.8 (2,810) 44% 2765 22
American Sniper WB 7.7 (2,640) -24% 2914 331.1
The Duff CBS 7.0 (2,680) -35% 2622 19.9
Still Alice Sony Classics 2.7 (2,030) 23% 1318 12
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Par 2.4 (820) -60% 2901 10.2
Jupiter Ascending WB 2.1 (1,350) -45% 1545 43.1
Birdman Fox Searchlight 2.0 (1,630) 126% 1213 40.3
The Imitation Game Weinstein/Eleva 1.9 (1,740) -24% 1103 86.8
Paddington Weinstein Co. 1.8 (1,240) -28% 1421 70.2
A La Mala Lionsgate 1.5 (3,830) NEW 384 1.5
Whiplash Sony Classics .67 (1,240) 18% 538 12.3
The Theory of Everything Focus .65 (1,060) 17% 611 35
The Wedding Ringer Sony .57 (1,060) -56% 542 63
Big Hero 6 BV ,51 (1,480) -5% 348 220.9
Black or White Relativity/D Film .46 (640) -56% 718 20.6
Selma Par .44 (1,570) -29% 283 50.4
Seventh Son Uni .31 (920) -68% 339 16.7
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Fox .29 (1,070) -16% 273 112
What We Do in the Shadows Paladin/VSC .28 (5,650) 81% 49 0.63
Taken 3 Fox .25 (850) -48% 295 88
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $102.60
% Change (Last Year) -14%
% Change (Last Week) -10%
Also debuting/expanding
Mr. Turner Sony Classics .21 (1,830) 9% 114 3.3
Asterix: Le Domain des dieux Metropole .17 (2,210) -22% 75 0.44
Maps to the Stars Focus World .14 (2,140) 66 0.14
Leviathan Sony Classics .12 (1,500) 40% 80 0.87
Wild Tales Sony Classics .11 (5,960) 30% 18 0.36
Timbuktu Cohen Media 92,500 (1,810) -23% 51 0.62
Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal Well Go 84,600 (3,520) 24 0.08
Kaaki Sattai ATMUS 72,900 (2,210) 33 0.07
Triumph in the Skies Media Asia 71,400 (5,100) -62% 14 0.33
71 Roadside Attract. 56,300 (14,080) 4 0.06
Two Days, One Night IFC/Metropole 45,900 (780) -51% 59 1.5
Deli Man Cohen Media 34,700 (2,310) 15 0.03
After the Ball Pacific Northwest 25,500 (710) 36 0.03
The Hunting Ground Weinstein Co. 24,600 (12,300) 2 0.02
Tokyo Fiancee Axia 5,800 (1,450) 4 0.01
Autrui Metropole 5,600 (1,400) 4 0.01
Everly Weinstein Co. 4,800 (250) 19 0.01
The Salvation IFC 4,200 (2,100) 2 0.01
Futuro Beach Strand 3,600 (3,600) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – February 26, 2015)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Warner Bros. (8) 439.7 25.90%
Universal (8) 250.8 14.80%
Paramount (7) 235.1 13.80%
20th Century Fox (9) 224.8 13.20%
Weinstein Co. (6) 132.1 7.80%
Buena Vista (6) 106.2 6.20%
Sony (5) 94.6 5.60%
Relativity (4) 44.9 2.60%
Lionsgate (4) 34.6 2.00%
Fox Searchlight (2) 31.6 1.90%
Sony Classics (7) 24.3 1.40%
CBS (1) 12.9 0.75%
Focus (3) 12.7 0.75%
Other * (67) 55.7 3.30%
1700 100%
* none greater than 0.5%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Focus|6.4|3323|NEW|6.4
The Lazarus Effect|3.7|2666|NEW|3.7
Fifty Shades of Grey|3.5|3383|-56%|140.4
Kingsman: The Secret Service|3.1|3282|-41%|77
The Duff|2.1|2622|-50%|15
SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water|2.1|3467|-47%|131.2
McFarland, USA|2|2765|-45%|16.2
American Sniper|1.9|2914|-30%|325.3
Still Alice|0.75|765|11%|10
Hot Tub Time Machine 2|0.7|2880|-70%|8.6
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Also Debuting||||
A La Mala|0.43|374||
Maps to the Stars|40,700|66||
Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal|26,500|23||
Kaaki Sattai|28,300|33||
71|14,700|4||
The Haunted Ground|9,300|2||
Deli Man|8,200|14||
After the Ball|7,900|36||
Tokyo Fiancee|1,900|4||
Autrui|1,850|4||
Everly|1,800|17||
The Salvation|1,450|2||
Futuro Beach|1,200|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Although it took a sharp hit, American moviegoers continued to top Fifty Shades of Grey with an estimated $23.2 million. The session saw three new national releases open to fair if not-so-astounding figures headed by the inspiring (true) sport saga McFarland, USA with $11.1 million. Just a step behind was the high school comedy The Duff at $11 million with Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailing with $5.8 million.

Best of the exclusives was Oscar-nominated Argentine black comedy Wild Tales with $84,700 from four screens.

In the niches the Hindi Badlapur had a blah start of $224,000 at 84 venues while Hong Kong’s Triumph in the Skies soared with $183,000 in 12 flights. Manilla Film Fest winner English Only, Please was a not so stellar $37,100 at 28 sites and French import Asterix: Le Domaine des dieux had an OK $229,000 gross from 77 cels.

Oscar weekend revenues pushed to better than $115 million and a 46% decline from seven days earlier. It was however 6% improved from 2014 when the third weekend of The Lego Movie dominated with a $31.3 million box office and newcomers 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii bowed respectively with $12.2 million and $10.3 million.

The want see factor for Fifty Shades of Grey proved to be palpable as second weekend grosses fell 70% domestically and 55% overseas as the sizzler approached a staggering $400 million cume in a mere 10 days.

Bolstered by strong reviews and a paucity of family fare in the marketplace McFarland, USA bested tracking that suggested high end results of $10 million. There were also unfounded studio concerns that having another Kevin Costner film (Black or White) in the marketplace might be a detriment. Exit demos provided upbeat results of a 50/50 gender split but families surprisingly comprised only 29% of the audience. And 70% of the crowd was aged 25-years and older.

Expectations were even more modest for The Duff (Designated Ugly Female Friend) but clearly young women were anxious for a movie that reflected their realm. It swung heavily female with 75% of viewers and skewed young with 68% of the audience aged 25-years and younger.

Conversely, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 whose original has become a cult classic in ancillary exposure was perceived as the leader among the newcomers with estimates ranging from $12 million to $14 million. It tilted 63% male but failed to get the youth crowd with 76% of ticket buyers aged 25-years and older.

The evanescence of awards personally is represented by an encounter with Michael Lerner who was nominated in 1991’s Barton Fink for his portrayal of fictional studio head Jack Lipnick. Several years after,  I said to him “I bet people come up to you and congratulate you on winning an Oscar (he didn’t).” He smiled and affirmed. “And you don’t correct them,” I replied. He just smiled broadly.

Good night and good luck.

Weekend (estimates) February 20 – 22, 2015
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
50 Shades of Grey Uni 23.2 (8,740) -70% 2655 130.1
Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox 17.5 (5,370) -52% 3266 67.1
SpongBob: Sponge Out of Water Par 15.6 (4,250) -50% 3680 125.3
McFarland, USA BV 11.1 (4,020) NEW 2755 11.1
The Duff CBS 11.0 (4,260) NEW 2575 11
American Sniper WB 9.5 (2,940) -42% 3235 319.5
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Par 5.8 (2,010) NEW 2880 5.8
Jupiter Ascending WB 3.7 (1,480) -60% 2503 39.6
The Imitation Game Weinstein/Elevation 2.5 (1,790) -28% 1408 83.9
Paddington Weinstein Co. 2.3 (1,240) -44% 1837 67.7
Still Alice Sony Classics 2.1 (2,720) 23% 765 7.9
The Wedding Ringer Sony 1.2 (1,290) -62% 950 61.9
Black or White Relativity/D Film 1.0 (870) -62% 1166 19.6
Seventh Son Uni .95 (930) -77% 1019 16
Birdman Fox Searchlight .82 (2,010) -4% 407 37.7
Project Almanac Par .81 (980) -71% 828 21.5
Selma Par .65 (1,580) -36% 412 49.6
Whiplash Sony Classics .57 (1,290) -4% 440 11.3
Big Hero 6 BV .55 (1,880 -19% 292 220.2
The Theory of Everything Focus .54 (990) -27% 545 34.1
The Boy Next Door Uni .51 (1,010) -71% 503 34.9
Taken 3 Fox .48 (1,060) -57% 454 87.6
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Fox .34 (1,210) -17% 280 111.6
Old Fashioned FreeStyle .33 (1,110) -67% 298 1.6
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $111.90
% Change (Last Year) 6%
% Change (Last Week) -46%
Also debuting/expanding
2015 Oscar Shorts Magnolia .26 (1,150) -26% 227 2.2
Asterix: Le Domain des dieux Metropole .23 (2,970) 77 0.23
Badlapur Eros .22 (2,670) 84 0.22
Triumph in the Skies Media Asia .18 (15,270) 12 0.18
Mr. Turner Sony Classics .18 (1,510) -6% 120 3
What We Do in the Shadows Paladin/VSC .15 (7,700) 73% 20 0.29
Timbuktu Cohen Media .11 (2,110) 3% 53 0.47
Two Days, One Night IFC/Metropole .10 (980) -26% 101 1.4
Foxcatcher Sony Classics 87,200 (740) 2% 118 12
Wild Tales Sony Classics 84,700 (21,170) 4 0.08
Leviathan Sony Classics 82,400 (1,920) 21% 43 0.7
Elephant Song eOne 59,500 (2,700) 22 0.06
English Only, Please ABS 37,100 (1,320) 28 0.04
Bandipotu Moviemills 7,100 (250) 28 0.01
Queen and Country BBC 6,300 (6,300) 1 0.01
All the Wilderness Screen Media 5,900 (590) 10 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – February 19, 2015)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Warner Bros. (7) 420.7 27.30%
Universal (8) 218.6 14.20%
Paramount (6) 205.3 13.30%
20th Century Fox (9) 199.1 12.90%
Weinstein Co. (6) 125.8 8.20%
Sony (5) 92.7 6.00%
Buena Vista (5) 91.1 5.90%
Relativity (4) 42.7 2.80%
Lionsgate (4) 34.3 2.20%
Fox Searchlight (2) 29.9 1.90%
Sony Classics (6) 19.1 1.20%
Focus (3) 11.8 0.80%
Other * (59) 51 3.30%
1542.1 100%
* none greater than 0.5%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Fifty Shades of Grey|8|3655|-65%|114.9
Kingsman: The Secret Service|5.3|3266|-49%|54.9
The Duff|4.3|2575|NEW|4.3
SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water|4.1|3680|-37%|113.7
McFarland, USA|3.6|2755|NEW|3.6
American Sniper|2.7|3235|-27%|312.7
Hot Tub Time Machine 2|2.3|2880|NEW|2.3
Jupiter Rising|1.1|2503|-47%|36.9
The Imitation Game|0.75|1408|-6%|82.1
Still Alice|0.65|765|46%|6.4
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Also Debuting||||
Badlapur|85,300|84||
Asterix: Le Domain des dieux|69,700|77||
Triumph in the Skies|68,900|12||
Wild Tales|23,600|4||
Elephant Song|16,400|22||
English Only, Please|11,500|28||
Queen and Country|2,100|1||
Bandipotu|2,400|28||
All the Wilderness|1,900|10||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Valentine’s Day provided considerable ardor for movie going with a record-breaking bow of approximately $81.8 million for the highly anticipated 50 Shades of Grey, dominant internationally as well. Despite its potency, $35.6 million debut for runner-up Kingsman: The Secret Service seems to have been properly contracted submissive counterprogramming.

Weekend revenues surged to an estimated $212 million, a 40% balloon from seven days past. It was also 17% improved from 2014 when the second weekend of The Lego Movie prevailed with $62.5 million and newcomers About Last Night and RoboCop followed respectively with $27.8 million and $25.1 million.

Incoming product in the niches was also strong with the Telugu Temper grossing $643,000 at 122 venues and China’s Somewhere Only We Know opening with $357,000 from 45 engagements on the now-established Chinese film circuit. Best of the exclusive newbies were Kiwi vampire mock-doc What We Do in the Shadows with a $79,600 tally at 5 bites and Israel’s foreign-language Oscar submission Gett: The Trial of Vivian Ansalem grossing $24,400 from two jury boxes.

The want-t0-see factor for the screen rendtion of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey was demonstrated by advance ticketing in the stratosphere, particularly outside of urban markets. The studio remained cautiously optimistic while pundits and trackers posited expectations ranging from $80-100 million for the four-day results. It delivered on its promise with the biggest Valentine box office ever and the second biggest February debut behind The Passion of tbe Christ, a flogger of a much more explicit stripe.

Studio exit polls indicated the expected female tilt of 68% with 58% of viewers aged 25-years and older. The next question—apart from who might direct the obligatory next two chapters—is how well the current movie will hold. Word-of-mouth from readers of the books may well hold the key: audience satisfaction and return visits are yet to be measured.

Fifty Shades cuffed an additional 58 territories, taking an estimated $158 million total to its Room of Pain. The UK provided roughly $21 million of that cache with most major territories save South Korea opening day-and-date and Japan and China yet to decide whether to open the film theatrically.

Objectively one would be perceived as slightly mad to open a picture against such might but Kingsman: The Secret Service proved up to the challenge. The film was admittedly tracking well with $30 million estimates for the four-day frame that it easily surpassed in three days. The film had already opened in a handful of foreign climes and racked up an impressive $20 million but with an R-rating it was hardly typical counterprogramming.

It skewed male with 57% of the opening crowd that was also 60% aged 25-years and older. The film also expanded internationally to 38 countries and added about $23 million to its tally.

With the Oscars a week away, the contenders are lingering with bated breath for the opening of the envelopes, largely filled with foregone conclusions. But that’s not how it’s being perceived by the folks at the Academy. With so many award show predecessors and so many of the same winners to date, Oscar malaise may be at its highest level ever.

Is that reason to fantasize that there could be a possible lower than usual ballot return by members who believe their vote doesn’t matter? Or, will it result in an uprising among voters with the majority voting against the apparent frontrunners?

The Academy doesn’t know (nor does PricewaterhouseCoopers) but since the conversion from paper to largely online voting, members appear to vote much later in the process and a greater percentage may not  be voting at all. It’s prompted a step-up of robocalls from the Academy president and numerous email reminders. So fasten your seat belts. Even if it turns out not to be bumpy night.

Weekend (estimates) February 13 – 15, 2015
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
50 Shades of Grey Uni 81.8 (22,440) NEW 3646 81.8
Kingsman: The Secret Service Fox 35.6 (11,123) NEW 3204 35.6
SpongBob: Sponge Out of Water Par 31.1 (8,510) -44% 3654 94.2
American Sniper WB 16.2 (4,720) -30% 3436 303.9
Jupiter Ascending WB 9.4 (2,960) -49% 3181 32.5
Paddington Weinstein Co. 4.1 (1,820) -22% 2244 62.3
Seventh Son Uni 4.1 (1,430) -43% 2874 13.4
The Imitation Game Weinstein/Elev 3.6 (2,290) -24% 1551 79.7
The Wedding Ringer Sony 3.4 (2,310) -29% 1456 59.7
Black or White Relativity/D Film 2.7 (1,710) -40% 1591 17.4
Project Almanac Par 2.7 (1,570) -48% 1732 19.5
The Boy Next Door Uni 1.8 (1,520) -56% 1192 33.8
Still Alice Sony Classics 1.7 (3,310) 94% 502 4.7
Taken 3 Fox 1.2 (1,710) -49% 691 86.9
Old Fashioned FreeStyle 1.1 (4,950) 2736% 224 1.5
Selma Par 1.0 (1,820) -39% 566 48.3
Birdman Fox Searchlight .88 (1,830) -32% 481 36.5
The Theory of Everything Focus .79 (1,690) -20% 466 33.2
Big Hero 6 BV .68 (2,140) 96% 317 219.3
Temper Great India .64 (5,270) NEW 122 0.92
Whiplash Sony Classics .74 (1,540) 23% 515 9.85
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB .41 (1,510) -46% 272 253.6
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Fox .39 (1.380) -23% 282 111
Somewhere Only We Know China Lion .36 (7,930) NEW 45 0.36
Into the Woods BV .35 (1,210) -59% 287 126.3
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $205.05
% Change (Last Year) 17%
% Change (Last Week) 40%
Also debuting/expanding
2015 Oscar Shorts Magnolia .33 (1,740) -32% 188 1.6
Mr. Turner Sony Classics .20 (2,090) -17% 95 2.7
A Most Violent Year A24/Elevation .19 (1,220) -80% 157 5.2
Roy White Hill .17 (1,980) 85 0.17
Two Days, One Night IFC/Metropole .13 (1,070) -39% 119 1.2
Timbuktu Cohen Media .10 (3,110) 31% 33 0.29
Anegan e4 Entertainment 91,800 (1,950) 47 0.09
Foxcatcher Sony Classics 83,500 (850) -54% 98 11.9
What We Do in the Shadows Paladin/VSC 79,600 (15,920) 5 0.08
Leviathan Sony Classics 61,700 (2,130) -24% 29 0.57
The Last 5 Years Weinstein Co. 34,100 (5,680) 6 0.03
Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amselem Music Box 24,400 (12,200) 2 0.02
The Rewrite Image Ent. 20,800 (2,310) 9 0.02
Hits Honora 15,500 (910) 17 0.02
3 coeurs Metropole 9,600 (2,400) 4 0.01
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Gravitas 5,700 (710) 8 0.01
White Rabbit Breaking Glass 4,200 (840) 5 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – February 12, 2015)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Warner Bros. (7) 384.8 30.60%
Paramount (6) 152.9 12.10%
20th Century Fox (8) 147.1 11.70%
Weinstein Co. (5) 113.9 9.10%
Universal (8) 111.7 8.90%
Buena Vista (5) 89.1 7.10%
Sony (5) 88 7.00%
Relativity (4) 39.5 3.10%
Lionsgate (4) 33.8 2.70%
Fox Searchlight (2) 28.2 2.20%
Sony Classics (6) 14.8 1.20%
Focus (3) 10.7 0.80%
Other (51) * 44.5 3.30%
1259 100%
* none greater than 0.5%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

50 Shades of Grey *|30.2|3646|NEW|30.2
Kingsman: The Secret Service|10.4|3204|NEW|10.4
SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water|6.5|3654|-56%|69.6
American Sniper|3.8|3436|-39%|291.5
Jupiter Rising|2|3181|-68%|25.3
Seventh Son|0.85|2864|-63%|10.1
Paddington|0.8|2244|-28%|59
The Imitation Game|0.8|1551|-37%|76.9
Black or White|0.6|1591|-52%|15.3
The Wedding Ringer|0.6|1456|-54%|56.9
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* includes previews||||
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Also Debuting||||
Temper|0.26|122||
Somewhere Only We Know|0.1|45||
Roy|59,400|85||
Anegan|35,100|44||
What We Do in the Shadows|20,700|5||
The Last 5 Years|12,900|6||
The Rewrite|6,400|9||
Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amselem|4,600|2||
3 coeurs|2,300|4||
White Rabbit|2,200|5||
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus|1,750|8||
Hits|1,200|17||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge in the Water was the undisputed champion with a flushing estimated debut of $55.8 million. That left only disappointment for two other national newcomers. The futuristic Jupiter Ascending slotted third with $18.7 million while the supernatural power struggle Seventh Son bowed to $7.1 million.

In the niches new Indian imports ranged from a solid $413,000 debut for the Tamil Yennai Arindhaal to a flaccid $224,000 for the Hindi Shamitabh. In Quebec the French import Samba danced off to a nicely choreographed $93,200 and a solo bounce for Korea’s Gangnam Blues was an encouraging $14,800.

Best of the exclusive debs were the dance doc Ballet 422 with a two step of $31,200 and the American indie Old Fashioned downing $40,400 from a triple shot.

Weekend revenues ballooned to roughly $155 million for a 52% puff from seven days back. It was nonetheless a slight 1% dip from 2014 when the launch of The Lego Movie asssembled $69 million and bridesmaid The Monuments Men arrived with $22 million.

It’s been more than a decade since the venerable animated TV charmer SpongeBob Squarepants took to the big screen and tracking indicated a strong response for Sponge Out of Water. However estimates of $35 million or so seriously under appreciate his full appeal. The film had already got off to a good start last weekend with a $7.7 million gross in six foreign territories.

The character has been around long enough to instill adult interest and that provided much of the difference. It was also anticipated that the film would skew female but studio exit polls identified viewers as 53% female with 60% of the audience aged 25-years and younger. It also helped that early February has traditionally been a strong period for films with appeal to families and kids.

The session head scratcher was pitting two films with similar audience appeal against one another with the verdict that neither Jupiter Ascending nor Seventh Son would reach full commercial potential. The inside story added the fact that Seventh Son had been part of Relativity Media’s WB deal and was wrested away (with some difficulty) when the company migrated to Universal who slotted it in early February. Meanwhile one of Warners’ summer 2014 titles _ Jupiter Ascending _ missed crucial delivery deadlines and charitably opted not to go up against next weekend’s debut of 50 Shades of Grey.

Jupiter’s opening crowd was 57% male with 82% of ticket buyers aged 25-years and older while Seventh Son was 61% male and 68% aged 25-years and older.

With Oscar two weeks off one’s hard pressed to equate box office interest (or ancillary sales) to eventual winners. Nonetheless there are several handfuls of titles that have benefited from the awards spotlight and unquestionably a statuette is going to reap big rewards for several movies, particular those yet to substantially mine foreign soil.

Weekend (estimates) February 6 – 8, 2015
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
SpongBob: Sponge Out of Water Par 55.8 (15,320) NEW 3641 55.8
American Sniper WB 23.9 (6,150) -22% 3885 282
Jupiter Ascending WB 18.7 (5,870) NEW 3181 18.7
Seventh Son Uni 7.1 (2,460) NEW 2875 7.1
Paddington Weinstein Co. 5.3 (1,840) -36% 2888 57.2
Project Almanac Par 5.3 (1,820) -36% 2900 15.7
The Imitation Game Weinstein/Elevation 4.7 (2,410) -5% 1963 74.6
The Wedding Ringer Sony 4.7 (2,130) -18% 2193 55
Black or White Relativity/D Film 4.4 (2,430) -29% 1823 13
The Boy Next Door Uni 4.1 (1,860) -33% 2193 30.8
Taken 3 Fox 2.3 (1,540) -38% 1507 85
Selma Par 1.7 (1,820) -33% 941 46.4
The Loft Open Road 1.4 (740) -50% 1841 5.1
Birdman Fox Searchlight 1.3 (1,990) -10% 666 35.2
The Theory of Everything Focus 1.0 (1,690) 4% 602 32.1
A Most Violent Year A24/Elevation .91 (1,340) -40% 680 4.6
Into the Woods BV .87 (1,160) -54% 750 125.7
Still Alice Sony Classics .86 (6,370) 56% 135 2.6
Strange Magic BV .84 (640) -75% 1322 11.4
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB .76 (1,510) -41% 503 252.9
Whiplash Sony Classics .74 (1,540) 23% 479 9.6
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Fox .52 (1,190) -37% 437 110.5
Wild Fox Searchlight .46 (1,620) -16% 286 36.4
Unbroken Uni .44 (1,100) -41% 397 114.6
Yennai Arindhaal ATMUS .41 (4,050) NEW 102 0.59
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $147.20
% Change (Last Year) -1%
% Change (Last Week) 52%
Also debuting/expanding
2015 Oscar Shorts Magnolia .38 (3,110) -9% 122 1
Mr. Turner Sony Classics .23 (2,950) 50% 79 2.4
Shamitabh Eros .22 (1,630) 137 0.22
Two Days, One Night IFC/Metropole .22 (2,060) 52% 109 1
Foxcatcher Sony Classics .17 (990) -26% 174 11.7
Samba Seville 93,200 (4,240) 22 0.09
Malli Malli Idi Roni Roju 7 Star 84,500 (3, 250) 26 0.08
Leviathan Sony Classics 78,700 (3,280) 25% 24 0.46
Timbuktu Cohen Media 76,500 (5,460) 70% 14 0.15
Red Army Sony Classics 59,200 (4,230) 233% 14 0.12
Old Fashioned FreeStyle 40,400 (13,470) 3 0.04
Ballet 422 Magnolia 31,200 (15,600) 2 0.03
Love, Rosie Film Arcade 16,700 (930) 18 0.02
Gangnam Blues CJ 14,800 (14,800) 1 0.01
The Voices Film Arcade 12,800 (1,070) 12 0.01
Boys Meets Girl Wolfe 6,100 (6,100) 1 0.01
Matt Shephard is a Friend of Mine Education Pics 5,500 (2,750) 2 0.01
One Small Hitch FreeStyle 4,200 (470) 9 0.01
1971 Maximum 4,100 (4,100) 1 0.01
Enter the Dangerous Mind Variance 3,900 (650) 6 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – February 5, 2015)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Warner Bros. (7) 330.9 31.20%
20th Century Fox (8) 142.8 13.50%
Weinstein Co. (5) 102.1 9.60%
Universal (6) 87.8 8.30%
Buena Vista (5) 86.4 8.20%
Sony (5) 81.7 7.70%
Paramount (5) 80.6 7.60%
Relativity (4) 33.4 3.20%
Lionsgate (4) 32.9 3.10%
Fox Searchlight (2) 25.8 2.40%
Sony Classics (6) 11.7 1.10%
Focus (3) 8.9 0.80%
Other (43) 35.7 3.30%
106.7 100%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water|15|3641|NEW|15
Jupiter Rising|6.3|3181|NEW|6.3
American Sniper|6.2|3885|-38%|264.3
Seventh Son|2.3|2875|NEW|2.3
Project Almanac|1.5|2900|-52%|11.9
The Wedding Ringer|1.3|2138|-32%|51.6
Black or White|1.3|1823|-43%|9.9
The Imitation Game|1.2|1963|-23%|71.1
The Boy Next Door|2.1|2193|-43%|28
Paddington|2|2888|-43%|53
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Also Debuting||||
Yennai Arindhaal|0.13|102||
Shamitabh|70,200|137||
Samba|24,600|20||
Malli Malli Idi Roni Roju|19,500|26||
Old Fashioned|13,750|3||
Ballet 422|7,400|2||
Love, Rosie|6,100|18||
The Voices|5,000|12||
Gangnam Blues|4,200|1||
Matt Shepherd is a Friend of Mine|3,000|2||
Boys Meets Girl|2,600|1||
One Small Hitch|1,800|9||
Enter the Dangerous Mind|1,700|5||
1971|1,600|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Go Patriots … regardless of your opinion of American Sniper, Clint Eastwood’s late-career phenom once again led session viewing with an estimated $31.5 million box office. The frame saw three new national releases that did not compete with Super Bowl Sunday. “Found footage” time-travel yarn Project Almanac arrived with $8.4 million while the tale of custody and race Black or White grossed $6.4 million. The Loft, a second remake of a 2008 Belgian film by its original director, struggled to $2.8 million.

In the niches the finale of the season finale of “Game of Thrones” got super-sized to IMAX for a $1.5 million tally at 205 mega locations. The latest from Bollywood Hawaizaada misfired with $18,300 from 57 engagements while the Filipino sequel The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin that recently became that country’s all-time box office grosser saw an impressive $202,000 tally. Also potent was the Chinese adventure Running Man with $207,000 debut. The annual collection of Oscar-nominated shorts program was off to a gallop with $363,000 total gross for its three separate programs.

Exclusive debuts included Mauritania’s Oscar hopeful, Timbuktu, with an impressive $44,500 from just four villages.

The frame also included major expansions for A Most Violent Year and Black Sea – neither evincing tremendous commercial strength.

Weekend revenues pushed to $105 million for a sharp 36% decline from seven days prior. But it was a decided 20% improvement from 2014 when the third weekend of Ride Along led with $12 million and the top freshman was That Awkward Moment with an $8.7 million bow.

It’s safe to say that the commercial phenomenon that is American Sniper has bolstered that film’s Oscar prospects by giving Academy voters a reason for reflection. Should it take home top honors it would be the first film since 1989 to win best picture whose director was not nominated.

With the Super Bbowl traditionally taking a bite out of session moviegoing, it provides distributors an opportunity to dump or counter-program their wares. Low-budget Project Almanac had initially been scheduled to open in 2014 and the current session afforded it the prospect of potentially a $12 million to $14 million debut according to industry tracking. Oh, well! Studio exit demos identified the audience as 55% male and 63% aged 25-years and younger.

Kevin Costner’s passion project Black or White landed as expected in projections of $5 million to $7 million. It skewed 64% female and appealed to an older crowd that was 78% aged 25-years and older. And in respect to black or white the split was 53% and 30% respectively.

The weekend anomaly was HBO’s decision to reconstitute last year’s season four finale of Game of Thrones (plus the opening five minutes of the forthcoming season) for the very, very large screen for a locked one-week engagement. While studio polling was unavailable it’s hard to imagine that a significant part of the audience was viewing the conclusion for the first time. The trial balloon in counter-program was an unqualified success and could pave the way for further experiments.

Weekend (estimates) January 30 – February 1, 2015)
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
American Sniper WB 31.5 (8,100) -51% 3885 248.6
Paddington Weinstein Co. 8.6 (2,590) -30% 3303 50.6
Project Almanac Par 8.4 (2,910) NEW 2893 8.4
Black or White Relativity 6.4 (3,500) NEW 1823 6.4
The Boy Next Door Uni 6.1 (2,340) -59% 2602 24.7
The Wedding Ringer Sony 5.7 (2,020) -50% 2820 48.1
The Imitation Game Weinstein/Elevation 5.2 (2,160) -25% 2402 68
Taken 3 Fox 3.6 (1,430) -51% 2533 81.3
Strange Magic BV 3.5 (1,150) -37% 3020 9.9
The Loft Open Road 2.8 (1,520) NEW 1841 2.8
Selma Par 2.7 (1,560) -50% 1714 43.6
Into the Woods BV 1.9 (1,110) -51% 1725 124.4
Game of Thrones (Imax) WB 1.5 (7,510) NEW 205 1.5
Birdman Fox Searchlight 1.5 (1,550) -22% 976 33.2
A Most Violent Year A24/Elevation 1.4 (1,750) 236% 818 2.9
Mordecai Lionsgate 1.4 (560) -67% 2648 6.8
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB 1.3 (1,420) -53% 910 251.7
The Theory of Everything Focus 1.0 (1,230) -22% 805 30.6
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Fox .83 (1,090) -54% 763 109.8
Unbroken Uni .77 (960) -63% 800 113.9
Whiplash Sony Classics .65 (1,240) -17% 525 8.6
Still Alice Sony Classics .61 (7,260) 54% 84 1.6
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Lionsgate .55 (1,120) -47% 490 335.1
Wild Fox Searchlight .54 (1,290) -44% 418 35.7
Black Sea Focus .46 (1,470) 1116% 313 0.51
Big Hero 6 BV .45 (1,340) -34% 336 218.1
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $98.55
% Change (Last Year) 20%
% Change (Last Week) -36%
Also debuting/expanding
2015 Oscar Shorts Magnolia .36 (3,780) 96 0.36
Cake FreeStyle .35 (720) -62% 482 1.7
Foxcatcher Sony Classics .27 (900) -52% 302 11.4
Running Man China Lion .21 (10,350) 20 0.21
The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin ABS .20 (4,700) 43 0.2
Inherent Vice WB .17 (1,570) -55% 110 7.7
Mr. Turner Sony Classics .16 (2,980) -7% 54 2.1
Two Days, One Night IFC/Metropole .14 (2,220) 7% 64 0.73
Ode to My Father CJ .13 (5,040) -45% 24 1.7
Leviathan Sony Classics 67,500 (5,190) -2% 13 0.37
Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe White Hill 54,200 (1,810) 30 0.05
Guten Tag, Ramon Fox Intl 47,400 (3,160) 15 0.05
Timbuktu Cohen Media 44,500 (11,120) 4 0.05
Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of Gravitas 24,700 (2,250) 11 0.02
Legends from the Sky Holt Hamilton 18,800 (2,350) 8 0.02
Hawaizaada Big Pictures 18,300 (330) 57 0.02
Wild Card Film Arcade 9,900 (760) 13 0.01
Girlhood Strand 7,600 (3,800) 2 0.01
Suburban Gothic FilmBuff 7,300 (1,220) 6 0.01
The Devil’s Violinist FreeStyle 6,900 (690) 10 0.01
The Posthuman Project Reckless Abandonment 5,500 (5,500) 1 0.01

 

 

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

American Sniper|9.9|3885|-45%|227
Project Almanac|3.1|2893|NEW|3.1
Black or White|2.2|1823|NEW|2.2
The Boy Next Door|2.1|2615|-63%|20.7
Paddington|2|3303|-24%|44
The Wedding Ringer|1.9|2820|-42%|44.4
The Imitation Game|1.6|2402|-17%|64.4
Taken 3|1.2|2533|-42%|78.9
The Loft|1.2|1841|NEW|1.2
Selma|0.85|1714|-42%|41.8
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Also Debuting||||
Game of Thrones|0.68|205||
2015 Oscar Shorts|94,800|85||
Running Man|81,700|20||
The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin|60,100|43||
Guten Tag, Ramon|14,500|15||
Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe|13,400|30||
Timbuktu|12,600|4||
Backstreet Boys|11,900|11||
Hawaizaada|6,000|57||
Legends from the Sky|5,800|8||
Suburban Gothic|3,500|6||
Wild Card|3,200|13||
The Devil’s Violinist|2,900|10||
Girlhood|2,100|2||
The Posthuman Project|1,900|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

American Sniper continued to hold sway at the box office with an estimated weekend gross of $63.9 million. Trailing in second place was the debut of the sexual suspenser The Boy Next Door with $15 million. Two other titles opened nationally with near-D.O.A. results. The not-so-madcap comedy Mortdecai was deathly with $4.1 million and the animated Strange Music (“from the mind of George Lucas”) eked $5.5 million.

In limited wide release the emotionally charged Cake had an OK bake off of $976,000. The session also included a trio of new films from India with best results for the Hindi Baby of $423,000 from 85 engagements. A torrent of exclusives produced no standouts with results varying from good for hockey doc Red Army to puzzling for the Al Pacino vehicle The Humbling.

Overall revenues for the frame approached $160 million that translated to a 22% decline from the 3-day portion of last weekend’s MLK holiday. It was a significant 34% improvement from 2014 when the second weekend of Ride Along grossed $21.3 million and no new release cracked the top 5.

With close to $200 million in two weeks of wide release American Sniper has evolved into a phenomenon on and off screen. It’s almost reached a level where anyone brave enough to question its artistry, content or perspective is in danger of being brought up on charges of treason.

While none of the new titles in the marketplace was expected to display significant commercial potency, The Boy Next Door at least came close to tracking expectations and produced on a mini-budget will prove profitable. Studio exit demos revealed a decidedly female crowd of 71% and a plurality Hispanic viewer at 45%. Additionally the audience was 60% aged 25-years-old and more senior.

The other new entries appeared to suffer in different fashion. Mortdecai was promoted as a wacko comedy and a change of pace for headliner Johnny Depp. It was not what fans wanted to see and attracted a 52% female crowd with a whopping 76% of viewers aged 25-years and older.

Conversely, Strange Magic’s dubious selling point was its association to the Star Wars creator and that proved insufficient for mass imagination. Demos skewed slightly female at 56% with 71% of viewers identified as families and 53% aged 25-years and younger.

Weekend (estimates) January 23 – 25, 2015
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
American Sniper WB 63.9 (17,240) -28% 3705 199.6
The Boy Next Door Uni 15.0 (5,760) NEW 2602 15
Paddington Weinstein Co. 12.3 (3,680) -35% 3355 40
The Wedding Ringer Sony 11.3 (3,770) -45% 3003 39.4
Taken 3 Fox 7.6 (2,600) -49% 2909 76
The Imitation Game Weinstein/Elevation 7.0 (3,450) 3% 2025 60.5
Strange Magic BV 5.5 (1,830) NEW 3020 5.5
Selma Par 5.3 (2,580) -40% 2046 39
Mortdecai Lionsgate 4.1 (1,560) NEW 2648 4.1
Into the Woods BV 3.9 (1,710) -43% 2270 121.5
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies WB 2.8 (1,930) -43% 1444 249.6
Unbroken Uni 2.0 (1,280) -51% 1606 112.4
Birdman Fox Searchlight 1.9 (2,260) 22% 833 30.9
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Fox 1.8 (1,280) -55% 1370 108.6
Blackhat Uni 1.6 (640) -58% 2568 7.1
The Theory of Everything Focus 1.3 (1,490) 33% 858 29.1
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Lionsgate 1.0 (1,510) -46% 676 334.3
Cake FreeStyle 1.0 (2,020) NEW 482 1
Wild Fox Searchlight .94 (1,860) -35% 505 34.7
Annie Sony .77 (1,020) -61% 756 84.2
Whiplash Sony Classics .74 (1,310) 105% 567 7.6
Spare Parts Lionsgate .72 (1,700) -46% 424 1.81
Big Hero 6 BV .67 (1,490) -38% 451 216.77
Foxcatcher Sony Classics .55 (1,070) -44% 516 10.39
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death Relativity/eOne .51 (1,000) -70% 510 25.38
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $154.20
% Change (Last Year) 34%
% Change (Last Week) -22%
Also debuting/expanding
A Most Violent Year A24 .43 (6,530) 60% 66 1.3
Baby T-Series .42 (4,980) 85 0.42
Still Alice Sony Classics .39 (10,310) 99% 38 0.76
Inherent Vice WB .38 (1,570) -66% 244 7.4
Ode to My Father CJ .21 (6,200) -35% 34 1.5
Mr. Turner Sony Classics .17 (3,880) -10% 43 1.9
Dolly  Ki Dolly Viva .113 (1,880) 60 0.11
Two Days, One Night IFC/Metropole .12 (3,260) 17% 38 0.53
Patas Blue Sky .111 (3,690) 29 0.11
Leviathan Sony Classics 68,700 (6,250) 75% 11 0.27
Manny Gravitas 35,600 (1,780) 20 0.04
Black Sea Focus 34,300 (6,860) 5 0.03
Mommy Roadside Attractions 29.500 (3,690) 8 0.03
Song One Film Arcade 22,900 (850) 27 0.02
The Humbling Millennium 21,300 (1,250) 17 0.02
Red Army Sony Classics 19,200 (6,400) 3 0.02
Americons Archstone 12,800 (910) 14 0.01
The Duke of Burgundy IFC 12,100 (4,030) 3 0.01
Love Forecast CJ 10,800 (10,800) 1 0.01
We’ll Never Have Paris Orion 6,700 (520) 12 0.01
R100 Drafthouse 6,500 (810) 8 0.01
Son of a Gun A24 3,400 (240) 14 0.01
Tru Love Indiecan 3,100 (3,100) 1 0.01

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

American Sniper|18.3|3705|-40%|154.1
The Boy Next Door|5.6|2602|NEW|5.6
The Wedding Ringer|3.3|3003|-53%|31.4
Paddington|2.6|3355|-44%|30.2
Taken 3|2.1|2909|-51%|70.5
The Imitation Game|2|2025|4%|55.5
Selma|1.5|2046|-37%|35.2
Mordecai|1.5|2648|NEW|1.5
Strange Magic|1.3|3020|NEW|1.3
Into the Woods|0.95|2270|-43%|118.6
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Also Debuting||||
Cake|0.27|482||
Baby|0.12|85||
Dolly Ki Dolly|34,000|60||
Patas|19|20||
Manny|12,000|5||
Black Sea|12,000|5||
Song One|9,500|27||
Americons|6,300|14||
The Humbling|6,200|16||
Red Army|4,700|3||
The Duke of Burgundy|3,450|3||
Love Forecast|3,400|1||
R100|2,290|8||
We’ll Never Have Paris|2,200|10||
Tru Love|1,300|1||
Son of a Gun|1,000|14||