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The Weekend Report

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

The harbor town of Dunkerque provided filmmaker Christopher Nolan with a heady landing base as his Dunkirk topped weekend viewing with an estimated $50.6 million launch. Also bowing powerfully was the bawdy Girls Trip with $30.4 million. But it was just OK results for the third national newcomer,Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which ranked fifth in the lineup with $17.1 million.

Exclusive bows were led by Magnolia’s comedy Landline with a solid start of $51,400 from four dial-ups. Among international day-and-date entries, two new Indian releases opened strong. Telugu Fidaa grossed $1.04 million while Tamil Vikram Vedha bowed with $234,000. Lavish 19th century historical drama The Black Prince on the last king of Punjab had a disappointing $134,000 box office.

Much was made of Nolan tackling historic material for the first time with the June 1940 evacuation of British troops trapped in the Northern France harbor of Dunkirk that is an emotional touchstone in Great Britain. He also got a spotlight for largely his opus in the large-scale IMAX format. Still, only two weeks ago the commercial prospects in North America were tepid with tracking suggesting no more than a $35 million debut.

The studio put in place a full-bore publicity and marketing assault that turned matters around. Interest spiked and estimates rose to $50 million-plus. It also helped that Nolan (like his favorite director Alfred Hitchcock) is one of the few filmmakers whose name matters at the box office. Largely positive reviews followed but it remains to be seen whether such an arcane (for Americans, if not Canadians) chapter of World War II can sustain its initial assault.

On the international front, Dunkirk  landed with an estimated $55 million from 46 territories. Not surprisingly the UK led with $12.4 million, but right behind was South Korea at $10 million and France providing $5 million to the effort.

Studio exit demos identified the North American audience as 60% male with 76% aged 25-years and older. The 402 IMAX engagements (15% of the total) accounted for 23% of the box office although the exact breakdown of film (37 locations) and digital versions was unavailable. The top theater performer was Manhattan’s Lincoln Square.

Girls Trip proved to be an ideal counterprogrammer, which had tracked in the neighborhood of $25 million. Its improved reception slightly assuaged concerns about the recent commercial decline of comedies, with no $30 million plus debuts since Daddy’s Home at Christmas 2015. The construct of a raucous female bonding picture gained momentum last year with Bad Moms, but fizzled with the recent Rough Night. Girls Trip drew an audience that was 79% female with 50% of viewers aged 30 and older.

Valerian’s audience breakdown was 63% male with 60% aged 25-years and older; comparable to the Dunkirk numbers. While tracking suggested a high teens weekend gross, Besson’s picture likely would have fared better on a different opening date.

Revenues for the session topped $180 million, expanding 10% from last weekend, It was a 9% decline from 2016 when the boldly-going Star Trek Beyond debuted with $59.3 million with newcomers Lights Out and Ice Age: Collision Course duked it out with the former opening with $21.7 million and the latter grossing $21.4 million.

 

Weekend (estimates) July 21 – 23, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Dunkirk WB 50.6 (13,610) NEW 3720 50.6
Girls Trip Uni 30.4 (11,710) NEW 2591 30.4
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 22.1 (5,340) -50% 4130 251.8
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 20.5 (4,990) -64% 4100 97.8
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets STX/eOne 17.1 (4,810) NEW 3553 17.1
Despicable Me 3 Uni 12.7 (3,600) -34% 3525 213.3
Baby Driver Sony 5.9 (2,370) -32% 2503 84.2
The Big Sick Lionsgate/Elevation 5.0 (1,920) -34% 2597 24.5
Wonder Woman WB 4.6 (2,320) -33% 1971 389
Wish Upon Broad Green 2.4 (1,130) -55% 2154 10.5
Cars 3 BV 1.9 (1,450) -40% 1294 144
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 1,1 (1,080) -61% 1025 127.6
Fidaa Blue Sky 1.0 (7,490) NEW 139 1
De Pere en Flic 2 Seville .55 (6,220) -33% 88 2.1
47 Meters Down Entertainment/VVS .43 (960) -62% 449 42.3
The House WB .43 (940) -75% 453 24.5
Maudie Sony Classics .38 (1,620) 53% 233 3.7
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV .35 (1,330) -31% 268 387.2
Captain Underpants Fox .33 (1,130) -1% 291 71.7
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead BV .25 (1,100) -49% 229 170.6
The Beguiled Focus .25 (750) -73% 331 10.2
Vikram Vedha ATMUS .23 (4,870) NEW 48 0.23
The Mummy Uni .20 (910) -47% 214 79.4
The Little Hours Gunpowder & Sky .16 (1,390) -46% 114 0.97
A Ghost Story A24 .14 (3.230) 3% 43 0.48
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $175.85
% Change (Last Year) -9%
% Change (Last Week) 10%
Also debuting/expanding
The Hero Orchard .13 (700) -59% 191 3.7
The Black Prince Seven Colors .13 (2,010) 67 0.13
Lady Macbeth Roadside Attractions .12 (3,050) 89% 40 0.22
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside Attractions .12 (1,020) -47% 116 6.7
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville 68,400 (1,850) -43% 37 5.2
Munna Michael Eros 62,700 (870) 72 0.06
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics 52,600 (800) -65% 66 5.4
Landline Magnolia 51,400 (12,850) 4 0.05
The Midwife Music Box 19,700 (6,570) 3 0.02
Bloody Crayons ABS 13,900 (770) 18 0.01
First Kill Lionsgate 6,200 (520) 12 0.01
Meow Emperor 6,100 (470) 13 0.01
The Fencer CFI 5,100 (2,550) 2 0.01
The Untamed Strand 2,500 (2,500) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – July 20, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 1366.2 21.40%
Universal (12) 1150.1 18.10%
Warner Bros. (17) 965.6 15.20%
20th Century Fox (18) 913.9 14.30%
Sony (11) 504.3 7.90%
Lionsgate (14) 464.6 7.30%
Paramount (12) 379.7 6.00%
Weinstein Co. (4) 63.1 1.00%
Focus (11) 58.3 0.90%
STX (6) 52.3 0.80%
Entertainment (2) 44.9 0.70%
Fox Searchlight (6) 42.5 0.65%
Open Road (5) 41.4 0.65%
A24 (7) 35.9 0.55%
CBS (3) 32.9 0.50%
Roadside Attractions (6) 27.5 0.45%
Other * (191) 228.8 3.60%
6372 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – July 20, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India 21,086,279
The Beguiled Focus 9,903,434
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation 8,580,409
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia/Mongrel 7,123,919
Silence * Par 6,826,130
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside/Elevation 6,591,843
Lowriders High Top 6,268,060
20th Century Women * A24/Elevation 5,486,188
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics 5,394,786
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville 5,179,214
Your Name FunImation 5,014,670
The Book of Henry Focus 4,359,098
Sleight High Top 3,930,990
A United Kingdom Fox Searchlight 3,902,185
Norman: Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer Sony Classics 3,812,355
Raees Zee Studios 3,618,447
Table 19 Fox Searchlight 3,614,896
Their Finest STX/Elevation 3,603,484
The Hero Orchard 3,559,801
Maudie Mongrel/IFC 3,275,075
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Dunkirk|19.7|3720|New|19.7
Girls Trip|11.6|2591|New|11.6
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets|6.5|3553|New|6.5
Spider-Man: Homecoming|6.4|4130|-53%|236.1
War for the Planet of the Apes|6|4100|-66%|83.3
Despicable Me 3|3.7|3525|-40%|204.3
Baby Driver|1.7|2503|-36%|79.9
The Big Sick|1.4|2597|-43%|20.9
Wonder Woman|1.2|1971|-38%|385.7
Wish Upon|0.8|2154|-65%|8.8
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Also Debuting||||
Fidaa|0.39|139||
Vikram Vedha|61,300|48||
The Black Prince|33,500|67||
Munna Michael|19,800|72||
Landline|19,400|4||
The Midwife|5,100|3||
Bloody Crayons|4,400|18||
Meow|1,850|13||
First Kill|1,550|12||
The Fencer|1,450|2||
The Untamed|1,100|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes led weekend moviegoing with an estimated $56.3 million debut. The frame’s other national opener, horror tale Wish Upon barely registered with $5.5 million. But the national expansion of The Big Sick emerged as an effective counterprogrammer with a $7.6 million diagnosis.

Exclusive freshmen saw a couple of encouraging starts. Period drama Lady Macbeth grossed $63,800 from five castles, while the singular Alejandro Jodorowsky turned autobiography on its ear with Endless Poetry for $26,500 from two readings. Among international day-and-dates, Hindi Jagga Jasoos had an OK launch of $508,000 but a handful of other entries hardly made a commercial dent. In Québec, the sequel to the 2009 action comedy De Pere en flic had a potent $1 million launch.

Revenues were around $165 million and dropped 21% from last weekend. It was a slim 2% improvement from 2016 when the second weekend of The Secret Life of Pets outwagged the Ghostbusters reboot with a $50.8 million to the other’s $46 million debut.

The finale to the latest arc of the resilient Planet of the Apes may have suffered from fans’ refusal to embrace the prospect that the story could ever have a definitive conclusion. Tracking suggested a debut as high as $65 million. When Thursday previews rolled in, that number was cut back to the high 50s. And despite positive reviews and social media response it joins the list of “recognized” titles of summer 2017 that weren’t breakout successes.

War opened day-and-date in 61 international markets to an estimated $46 million. Its top grossing territory was the UK with $9.5 million followed by Russia grossing $5 million and India adding $2.5 million to the mix. It still has China, Germany, South Korea, Mexico and Japan to open.

On the domestic front the film’s audience was 57% male with 63% aged 25 and above.

While franchise movies are dominant this summer the unexpected commercial strength of The Big Sick attests to the hunger for alternative fare in the marketplace. One can also cite Baby Driver as a mainstream film that’s pound-for-pound as potent as any of the season’s would-be behemoths. And when you throw The Hero, Paris Can Wait and Beatriz for Dinner into the mix, you can conclude there’s a mature audience anxious to get into the multiplex.

Weekend (estimates) July 14 – 16, 2017)
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 56.3 (14,010) NEW 4022 56.3
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 45.2 (10,400) -61% 4348 208.3
Despicable Me 3 Uni 18.9 (4,550) -44% 4155 188
Baby Driver Sony 8.7 (2,870) -33% 3043 73.1
The Big Sick Lionsgate/Elevation 7.6 (2,940) 113% 2597 16.1
Wonder Woman WB 6.8 (2,470) -31% 2744 380.6
Wish Upon Broad Green 5.5 (2,430) NEW 2250 5.5
Cars 3 BV 3.0 (1,480) -44% 2049 139.9
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 2.8 (1,190) -56% 2323 124.9
The House WB 1.8 (1,090) -63% 1633 23.1
47 Meters Down Entertainment/VVS 1.1 (1,090) -58% 1032 41.1
De Pere en Flic 2 Seville 1.0 (12,270) NEW 81 1
The Beguiled Focus .94 (1,290) -55% 726 9.4
Jagga Jasoos UTV .51 (2,430) NEW 209 0.51
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV .50 (1,260) -41% 399 386.6
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV .49 (1,090) -59% 448 170
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Fox .33 (1,200) 0% 277 71.2
The Mummy Uni .32 (800) -73% 401 78.9
The Hero Orchard .32 (1,020) -46% 315 3.4
The Little Hours Gunpowder & Sky .30 (2,890) 57% 105 0.67
Maudie Mongrel/Sony Classics .24 (2,460) 34% 99 3.1
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside Attractions .23 (1,110) -56% 205 6.5
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .15 (840) -2% 177 5.3
A Ghost Story A24 .14 (7,150) 37% 20 0.28
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville .14 (3,090) 42% 45 5.1
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $161.15
% Change (Last Year) 2%
% Change (Last Week) -21%
Also debuting/expanding
Shamanthakamani Freeze Frame .12 (1,360) 89 0.12
The Exception A24 65,100 (1,480) 0% 44 0.61
Lady Macbeth Roadside Attractions 63,800 (12,760) 5 0.06
Channa Mereya Zee Studios 57,200 (2,040) 28 0.06
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyun Kalasangham 55,600 (2,310) 24 0.06
Endless Poetry ABKCO 26,500 (13,250) 2 0.03
Blind Vertical 10,900 (780) 14 0.01
False Confessions Big World 7,100 (3,550) 2 0.01
Footnotes Monument 5,700 (5,700) 1 0.01
Bronx Gothic Grasshopper 5,400 (5,400) 1 0.01
L’Important c;est d’aimer (reissue) Rialto 5,200 (5,200) 1 0.01
Swallows and Amazons Orion 3,700 (460) 8 0.01
Birthright: A War Story Abramorama 3,500 (3,500) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – July 13, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 1359.3 22.20%
Universal (11) 1116.1 18.20%
Warner Bros. (16) 946.6 15.50%
20th Century Fox (18) 840.5 13.70%
Lionsgate (14) 453.9 7.40%
Sony (11) 423.6 6.90%
Paramount (12) 375.2 6.10%
Weinstein Co. (4) 63.1 1.00%
Focus (11) 56.8 0.95%
STX (5) 50.6 0.85%
Entertainment (2) 43.2 0.70%
Fox Searchlight (6) 42.4 0.70%
Open Road (5) 41.4 0.70%
A24 (7) 36.6 0.60%
CBS (3) 32.9 0.55%
Roadside Attractions (6) 27.1 0.45%
Other * (184) 214.3 3.50%
6123.6 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – July 13, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 504,014,165
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 386,062,390
Wonder Woman WB 373,801,078
Logan Fox 226,277,068
The Fate of the Furious Uni 225,764,765
The Lego Batman Movie WB 175,969,510
Get Out Uni 175,589,248
The Boss Baby Fox 174,064,472
Despicable Me 3 Uni 169,042,150
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 169,550,886
Kong: Skull Island WB 168,493,657
Hidden Figures * Fox 167,038,898
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 163,070,314
Split Uni 138,280,171
Cars 3 BV 136,864,500
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 122,108,619
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
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

War for the Planet of the Apes|21.9|4022|New|21.9
Spider-Man: Homecoming |13.7|4348|-62%|176.8
Despicable Me 3|6.1|4155|-46%|175.1
Baby Driver|2.6|3043|-33%|67
The Big Sick|2.4|2597|118%|10.9
Wish Upon|2.3|2250|New|2.3
Wonder Woman|2|2744|-33%|375.8
Cars 2|0.9|2049|-49%|137.8
Transformers: The Last Knight|0.75|2323|-58%|122.9
The House|0.55|1633|-63%|21.9
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Also Debuting||||
De Pere en Flic 2|0.36|81||
Jagga Jasoos|0.15|209||
Shamanthakamani|50,800|89||
Lady Macbeth|21,100|5||
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyun|8,600|13||
Blind|3,500|13||
False Confessions|2,300|2||
Birthright: A War Story|2,000|1||
Bronx Gothic|1,850|1||
L’Important c;est d’aimer (reissue)|1,600|1||
Footnotes|1,400|1||
Swallows and Amazons|1,000|8||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Spinning to record highs, Spider-Man: Homecoming left the competition in the distance with an estimated $116.2 million debut. The absence of counter-programming again underlines the majors’ growing lack of confidence in that strategy.

A couple of exclusive debuts had encouraging starts, but only the meditative A Ghost Story raised goosebumps with a $106,000 launch from four hauntings. The slow rollout of The Big Sick continues as a commercial powerhouse, with $3.7 million from 326 screens. The season has also offered strong responses for Beatriz at Dinner, The Hero and Paris Can Wait. Canada has local heroes with Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 and Maudie.

Among international day-and-dates, Indian imports saw a strong debut for Telugu Ninnu Kori of $723,000 and an okaky start for Hindi Mom at $249,000.

Revenues for the session climbed to about $210 million and rose 22% from last weekend. It was a modest 4% decline from 2016 when The Secret Life of Pets opened to $104.4 million with The Legend of Tarzan in the bridesmaid slot with $21 million.

Following a cameo in the most recent Captain America entry, Spider-Man: Homecoming introduced a new Peter Parker and expectations were high for a $100-million-plus debut. Strong previews and positive response on social media helped meet that goal in a global juggernaut that lifted flagging studio morale. It was Sony’s second largest all-time domestic debut, beat only by confrère Spider-Man 3.

The film opened simultaneously in 56 markets to an estimated $140 million. South Korea was top grosser at $25.8 million. Other potent starts included Mexico at $12 million, the U.K. with $11.8 million, Russia at $7.8 million and the usually tough-to-crack Indian market bowing with a sterling $6.5 million. Among the top territories yet to open were China, France, Germany and Japan.

Studio exit polls identified the domestic audience as 59% male with 57% of viewers aged 25 and younger. 3-D engagements spun 28% of the domestic box office with $11 million of that from large format play dates.

Despicable Me 3 had a comparable overseas weekend box office that included a $66 million bow in China, which set a new benchmark for an animated film there.

Weekend (estimates) July 7 – 9, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 116.2 (26,730) NEW 4348 116.2
Despicable Me 3 Uni 34.0 (7,490) -53% 4535 149.2
Baby Driver Sony 12.8 (3,970) -38% 3226 56.9
Wonder Woman WB 10.0 (3,240) -36% 3091 368.7
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 6.3 (1,940) -63% 3241 118.9
Cars 3 BV 5.6 (2,060) -43% 2702 133.7
The House WB 4.8 (1,530) -45% 3134 18.6
The Big Sick Lionsgate/Elevation 3.7 (11,290) 123% 326 6.9
47 Meters Down Entertainment/VVS 2.7 (1,560) -40% 1740 38.4
The Beguiled Focus 2.1 (2,200) -35% 941 7.4
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 1.2 (1,150) -53% 1039 168.8
The Mummy Uni 1.1 (1,090) -64% 1045 77.9
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV .85 (1,300) -44% 660 383.6
Ninnu Kori RedHeart .72 (5,090) NEW 142 0.72
The Hero Orchard .62 (1,390) -26% 447 2.8
All Eyez on Me Lionsgate/VVS .61 (1,020) -66% 599 44.3
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside Attractions .50 (1,180) -53% 417 6
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Fox .33 (800) -71% 407 70.5
Rough Night Sony .29 (740) -77% 388 21.5
Mom Zee Studios .25 (2,620) NEW 95 0.25
Megan Leavey Bleecker/Elevation .22 (860) -55% 254 12.4
The Boss Baby Fox .19 (980) -13% 195 173.9
The Little Hours Gunpowder & Sky .19 (5,080) 205% 37 0.28
Maudie Mongrel/Sony Classics .18 (2,720) 86% 67 2.8
Baywatch Par .18 (920) -28% 193 57.6
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) 203.8
% Change (Last Year) -4%
% Change (Last Week) 22%
Also debuting/expanding
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .15 (1,180) -42% 131 5.1
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville .14 (3,020) -18% 47 4.9
A Ghost Story A24 .11 (26,570) 4 0.11
The Exception A24 65,300 (1,360) -27% 48 0.51
Our Time Will Come China Lion 48,700 (2,860) 18 0.05
Guest in London B4U 28,500 (920) 31 0.03
City of Ghosts IFC 14,400 (7,200) 2 0.01
Anarchist from Colony Media Asia 10,100 (5,050) 2 0.01
Hickock Cinedgm 4,900 (410) 12 0.01
Swim Team Argot 4,200 (4,200) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – July 6, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 1347.2 23.10%
Universal (11) 1060.3 18.20%
Warner Bros. (16) 923.5 15.80%
20th Century Fox (17) 834.3 14.30%
Lionsgate (14) 448.2 7.70%
Paramount (12) 365.4 6.30%
Sony (11) 255.2 4.40%
Weinstein Co. (4) 63.1 1.10%
Focus (11) 53.5 0.90%
STX (5) 50.6 0.85%
Fox Searchlight (6) 42.4 0.70%
Open Road (5) 41.4 0.70%
Entertainment (2) 38.9 0.65%
A24 (6) 36.3 0.60%
CBS (3) 32.9 0,55%
Roadside Attractions (6) 26.7 0.45%
Other * (179) 209.1 3.60%
5829 100%
* none greater than 0.4%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming |51.1|4348|New|51.1
Despicable Me 3|11.3|4535|-55%|126.5
Baby Driver|3.9|3226|-36%|48
Wonder Woman|2.9|3091|-34%|361.5
Transformers: The Last Knight|1.8|3241|-63%|114.4
Cars 2|1.7|2702|-44%|129.8
The House|1.5|3134|-55%|15.3
The Big Sick|1.1|326|106%|4.4
47 Meters Down|0.85|1740|-38%|36.5
The Beguiled|1|941|-38%|6
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Also Debuting||||
Ninnu Kori|0.22|142||
Mom|74,400|95||
A Ghost Story|39,500|4||
Our Time Will Come|15,900|17||
Guest in London|7,300|29||
City of Ghosts|5,000|2||
Anarchist from Colony|2,700|2||
Swim Team|1,800|1||
Hickock|1,600|12||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Despicable Me 3 led holiday moviegoing with an estimated $75.4 million. There was also good news for counterprogrammer Baby Driver, which vroomed into second place with its $20.3 million opening.

The session also saw significant expansions for Southern gothic The Beguiled and the cross-cultural rom-com The Big SickBeguiled went medium-wide to an upbeat $3.2 million. Sick, still limited, maintained a sturdy $23,660 average and $1.7 million tally. Also holding its own in slow roll out was The Hero, with takings of $890,000. Exclusive newcomers were dull apart from comedy The Little Hours that grossed $59,600 from two screens for debuting alternative distributor Gunpowder and Sky.

While initial buzz for chase-and-robbers musical Baby Driver was strong, the sleeper title was guesstimated at a $16- $18 million bow by industry trackers. Its Wednesday launch racked up $9 million in two days and pushed up weekend expectations that it fulfilled. Its audience skewed 55% male with 61% aged 25 and older.

International day-and-date Yalghaar, from Pakistan, opened to $21,300.

Revenues for the run up to Independence Day hovered around $175 million for a 23% uptick from last weekend. It was nonetheless a 9% decline from the 2016 holiday span when the third weekend of Finding Dory staved off a trio of newcomers with a $41.8 million weekend. On its dorsal fins were debs The Legend of Tarzan with $38.5 million and The Purge: Election Day grossing $31.5 million.

The good will toward all manner of Minion stoked expectations of a $90 million launch for Despicable Me 3. But as opening day neared, and preview revenues trickled in prognosticators tamped down expectations to the low $80 millions.

This season’s sequel or franchise titles have underperformed. That list includes the incarnations of Aliens, Smurfs and Pirates of the Caribbean. But saying “fatigue” aloud, next weekend’s launch of Spider-Man: Homecoming is likely to reverse the tide.

Despicable Me 3 boasted the best opening for an animated feature in the past calendar year. Studio exit polls says the audience was equally divided among the sexes with 50% of the audience aged 13 old or younger. Viewers identifying as families accounted for 69% of the opening crowd.

The threequel opened two weeks ago in a handful of international territories and amassed about $21 million going into the current weekend. Its third overseas week saw the addition of 46 foreign markets and an estimated $95 million. Top grossing nations included the UK with $14.7 million, Mexico grossing $13.5 million and Russian buddies adding $9.2 million.

Weekend (estimates) June 30 – July 2, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Despicable Me 3 Uni 75.4 (16,640) NEW 4529 75.4
Baby Driver Sony 20.3 (6,300) NEW 3226 29.4
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 17.2 (4,170) -61% 4132 102.3
Wonder Woman WB 15.9 (4,670) -36% 3404 346.4
Cars 3 BV 9.7 (2,700) -60% 3576 120.9
The House WB 8.8 (2,820) NEW 3134 8.8
47 Meters Down Entertainment/VVS 4.6 (2,060) -35% 2250 32.5
The Beguiled Focus 3.2 (4,810) 1315% 674 3.6
The Mummy Uni 2.8 (1,570) -54% 1760 74.5
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 2.5 (1,480) -54% 1674 166.4
All Eyez on Me Lionsgate/VVS 1.9 (1,490) -68% 1258 42.7
The Big Sick Lionsgate 1.7 (23,660) 298% 71 2.2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 1.5 (1,540) -51% 966 383.3
Rough Night Sony 1.3 (790) -72% 1657 20.4
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Fox 1.2 (830) -72% 1452 69.3
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside Attractions 1.1 (1,580) -39% 683 4.7
The Hero Orchard .89 (2,220) 199% 401 1.6
Megan Leavey Bleecker/Elevation .44 (1,020) -64% 433 11.8
The Book of Henry Focus .27 (740) -71% 363 3.9
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .26 (1,230) -54% 214 4.7
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville .25 (4,860) 81% 51 4.8
The Boss Baby Fox .23 (1,060) -31% 215 173.5
Baywatch Par .22 (1,130) -70% 196 57.2
Alien: Covenant Fox .17 (800) -50% 213 73.6
Tubelight Yash Raj .16 (970) -83% 166 1.5
It Comes at Night A24/Mongrel .16 (910) -80% 174 13.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) 170
% Change (Last Year) -9%
% Change (Last Week) 23%
Also debuting/expanding
Maudie Mongrel/Sony Classics 94,800 (2,870) 7% 33 2.5
The Exception A24 93,900 (1,960) -27% 48 0.38
Un Sac de billes Seville 77,400 (4,070) 37% 19 0.3
The Little Hours Gunpowder & Sky 59,600 (29,800) 2 0.06
Reset Well Go 49,200 (2,460) 20 0.05
The Bad Batch Neon 26,500 (580) -71% 46 0.15
Yalghaar VP Films 21,300 (660) 32 0.02
De Plus belle MK2 18,800 (3,130) 6 0.02
Marie Curie Big World 14,700 (2,940) 5 0.01
13 Minutes Sony Classics 11,800 (3,930) 3 0.01
The Great Sardaar VP Films 9,500 (500) 19 0.01
Le Trou (reissue) Rialto 6,500 (6,500) 1 0.01
Inconceivable Lionsgate 6,300 (480) 13 0.01
Pop Aye Kino 3,400 (2300) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 29, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 1322.7 23.90%
Universal (11) 943.8 17.10%
Warner Bros. (16) 881.9 15.90%
20th Century Fox (17) 831.2 15.00%
Lionsgate (14) 442.7 8.00%
Paramount (12) 337.5 6.10%
Sony (10) 202.4 3.70%
Weinstein Co. (4) 63.1 1.10%
STX (5) 50.6 0.90%
Focus (11) 47.8 0.85%
Fox Searchlight (6) 42.2 0.75%
Open Road (5) 41.4 0.75%
A24 (6) 35.8 0.65%
CBS (3) 32.9 0.60%
Entertainment (2) 31.3 0.55%
Roadside Attractions (6) 24.8 0.45%
Other * (176) 203.9 3.70%
5314.2 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – June 29, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 1,257,724,904
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1,234,439,966
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 853,307,059
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 685,696,858
Wonder Woman WB 674,125,678
Logan Fox 618,072,308
Kong: Skull Island WB 564,405,892
The Boss Baby Fox; DmWks 494,020,499
La La Land * Lionsgate 384,146,717
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 380,112,652
Sing * Uni 369,492,462
The Mummy Uni 356,308,935
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 351,930,587
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 344,515,124
The Great Wall Uni; China Film 334,162,010
The Lego Batman Movie WB 313,953,501
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Sony; Constantin 313,832,890
Split Uni 277,895,892
Kung Fu Yoga Well Go; Golden Network 274,332,509
Rogue One * BV 270,018,934
Get Out Uni 252,107,124
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back Alibaba; Sony 251,521,078
Moana * BV 237,247,005
Hidden Figures * Fox 227,441,377
Dangal * UTV 215,645,122
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Despicable Me 3|29.1|4529|New|29.1
Baby Driver|5.9|3226|New|14.9
Transformers: The Last Knight|4.9|4132|-54%|90
Wonder Woman|4.3|3404|-42%|334.9
The House|3.3|3134|New|3.3
Cars 2|3|3576|-62%|114.2
47 Meters Down|1.3|2250|-42%|29.2
The Beguiled|1|674|1158%|1.4
The Mummy|0.75|1760|-56%|72.5
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales|0.7|1674|-58%|163.8
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Also Debuting||||
The Little Hours|20,200|2||
Reset|14,300|17||
Yalghaar|7,800|28||
De Plus belle|4,500|6||
Marie Curie|4,300|5||
The Great Sardaar|3,550|19||
13 Minutes|2,850|3||
Inconceivable|2,400|13||
Le Trou (reissue)|2,200|1||
Pop Aye|1,450|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight led weekend moviegoing in its debut with an estimated $45.3 million. The alleged franchise “finale” was anticipated to be a commercial powerhouse with competition steering clear of its path … including counterprogrammers.

Two exclusive newcomers arrived with a pow. The remake of southern gothic The Beguiled opened with $240,000 from four screens, and modern romance The Big Sick grossed a whopping $430,000 at five clubs. Bearing mixed reviews, indie head trip The Bad Batch was soft, with $92,100 from 30 playdates.

Among international day-and-dates, Indian newcomers had potent bows. Telugu DJ Duvvada Jagannadham opened to $1 million while Hindi Tubelight grossed $813,000. The films had comparable rankings in India where the latter was expected to lead largely on the box office power of star Salman Khan. Filipino romcom Can We Still Be Friends had a disappointing flirtation with $69,700.

Revenues for the pre-holiday frame topped $145 million and ebbed back 25% from last weekend. It was a comparable 24% decline from 2016 when the second weekend of Finding Dory easily trumped newcomer Independence Day: Resurrection with a $72.9 million box office to the freshman’s $41 million.

The fifth Transformers under the aegis of Michael Bay was expected to be a box office powerhouse, and The Last Knight was expected to open in the orbit $80 million. Its Wednesday $15 million opening reduced expectations below $70 million. And, naturally, the emphasis shifted to overseas performance.

Optimus Prime time debuted day-and-date in 41 overseas markets to an estimated $196 million including $123 million from China. Other top grossing markets included South Korea with $13 million, Russia grossing $9 million and $5.7 million in the U.K.

Studio exit demos identified the audience as 57% male with 51% aged 25 and older. Bucking a general trend, the film’s core crowd is getting younger and that could have a strong influence on endeavors under new stewardship.

Weekend (estimates) June 23 – 25, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 45.3 (11,120) NEW 4069 69.1
Wonder Woman WB 25.2 (6,410) -39% 3933 318.4
Cars 3 BV 25.1 (5,900) -53% 4256 99.8
47 Meters Down Entertainment/VVS 7.3 (2,960) -35% 2471 24.1
All Eyez on Me Lionsgate/VVS 5.9 (2,380) -78% 2471 38.7
The Mummy Uni 5.8 (1,950) -60% 2980 68.5
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead BV 5.1 (2,090) -43% 2453 159.9
Rough Night Sony 4.5 (1,430) -43% 3162 16.5
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Fox 4.3 (1,840) -40% 2328 65.7
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 3.0 (2,050) -41% 1468 380.2
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside Attractions 1.8 (3,600) 152% 491 3
Megan Leavey Bleecker/Elevation 1.2 (1,260) -51% 971 10.5
DJ Duvvada Jagannadham Blue Sky 1.0 (5,740) NEW 181 1
The Book of Henry Focus .93 (1,440) -35% 646 3.1
It Comes at Night A24/Mongrel .85 (1,040) -67% 819 13.1
Tubelight Yash Raj .81 (2,380) NEW 342 0.81
Baywatch Par .72 (1,490) -55% 480 56.6
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .59 (1,450) -17% 408 4.2
The Big Sick Lionsgate .43 (86,730) NEW 5 0.43
The Boss Baby Fox .33 (1,360) 1% 241 173.1
The Hero Orchard .30 (3,730) 118% 80 0.55
Alien: Covenant Fox .32 (1,100) -43% 294 73.3
The Beguiled Focus .24 (59,800) NEW 4 0.24
My Cousin Rachel Fox Searchlight .19 (1,180) -64% 163 2.4
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville .17 (3,640) 12% 47 4.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) 139.4
% Change (Last Year) -24%
% Change (Last Week) -25%
Also debuting/expanding
The Exception A24 .13 (2,790) 207% 48 0.25
The Bad Batch Neon 92,100 (3,070) 30 0.09
Maudie Mongrel/Sony Classics 91,400 (3.150) 38% 29 2.4
Can We Still Be Friends? ABS 69,700 (1,450) 48 0.07
Un Sac de billes Seville 56,700 (3,540) -19% 16 0.18
Churchill Cohen/Mongrel 71,500 (1,300) -16% 55 1.1
Journey Through French Cinema Cohen Media 10,700 (3,570) 3 0.01
The Ornithologist Strand 6,100 (3,050) 2 0.01
Vanamagan ATMUS 4,400 (380) 12 0.01
L’Embarrass du choix A-Z Films 4,100 (680) 6 0.01
Food Evolution Abramorama 3,500 (3,500) 1 0.01
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography Mongrel 3,300 (1,650) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 22, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 1273 23.90%
Universal (10) 930.4 17.50%
Warner Bros. (15) 843.1 15.90%
20th Century Fox (16) 823.1 15.50%
Lionsgate (13) 434.2 8.20%
Paramount (12) 275.1 5.20%
Sony (9) 186.1 3.50%
Weinstein Co. (4) 63.1 1.20%
STX (5) 50.6 0.95%
Focus (9) 46.1 0.90%
Fox Searchlight (6) 41.8 0.80%
Open Road (5) 41.4 0.80%
A24 (6) 34.5 0.65%
CBS (3) 32.9 0.60%
Other * (180) 238.8 4.50%
5314.2 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Limiited Releases (January 2 – June 22, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India 21,086,279
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation 8,470,698
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia/Mongrel 7,123,919
Silence * Par 6,826,130
Lowriders High Top 6,179,955
20th Century Women * A24/Elevation 5,486,188
Your Name FunImation 4,975,470
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville 4,301,213
Sleight High Top 3,930,990
A United Kingdom Fox Searchlight 3,902,185
Norman: Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer Sony Classics 3,750,919
Raees Zee Studios 3,618,447
Table 19 Fox Searchlight 3,614,896
Their Finest STX/Elevation 3,603,484
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics 3,580,347
Dangal * UTV 3,197,854
Colossal Neon/Mongrel 3,022,995
Ballerina Seville 2,994,549
2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 2,835,355
Kedi Oscillosope 2,735,234
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight|13.7|4069|New|37.5
Cars 2|7.7|4256|-55%|82.4
Wonder Woman|7.3|3933|-32%|300.5
47 Meters Down|2.3|2471|-48%|19.1
All Eyez on Me|1.9|2471|-81%|34.7
The Mummy|1.7|2980|-55%|64.4
Rough Night|1.6|3162|-53%|13.5
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales|1.6|1468|-34%|156.3
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie|1.4|2328|-34%|62.9
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2|0.85|1468|-30%|378.1
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Also Debuting||||
DJ Duvvada Jagannadham|0.58|181||
Tubelight|0.28|342||
The Big Sick|0.13|5||
The Beguiled|89,400|4||
The Bad Batch|31,500|30||
Can We Still Be Friends?|23,900|47||
The Ornithologist|2,350|2||
L’Embarrass du choix|1,900|6||
Food Evolution|1,800|1||
Journey Through French Cinema|1,600|2||
Vanamagan|1,300|12||
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography|1,100|2||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Cars 3 sped to the top of weekend moviegoing with an estimated $53.3 million. It was also good news for the Tupac bio All Eyez on Me that ranked third with $26.4 million. The other two national newcomers were less vibrant. Shark threat nail-biter 47 Meters Down had an OK start of $10.9 million but the female rave Rough Night pancaked with an $8 million debut.

In limited wide release, The Book of Henry was weak at $1.4 million. In international bday-and-dates, Indian imports were light, including Super Singh with $148,000. The Canadian hit Maudie on folk artist Maude Lewis launched in the U.S. with a solid $50,000 from four canvases. The exclusive freshman class saw an impressive start for Brit history lesson The Journey of $32,500 from two engagements.

Revenues for the session approached $190 million and expanded 31% from last weekend. It was still a 20% erosion from 2016 when debuts of Finding Dory and Central Intelligence led with respective openings of $135.1 million and $35.5 million

There was more mileage than most anticipated for Cars 3, one of Pixar’s less nuanced efforts. Tracking suggested a marginally higher gross of $55 million or so. The film skewed ever so slightly male at 51% with 58% of the crowd aged 25 and younger. Families accounted for 75% of viewers and that clearly identified both the film’s strength as well was its weakness. Cars 3 was also out of the gate in 23 overseas markets with an estimated $21 million rally. Top territories included a $6 million launch in Mexico and Russia grossing just shy of $5 million.

The fictionalized bio of the murdered rap genius Tupac Shakur All Eyez on Me had high end expectations of about $20 million. Audiences may have thought it was a documentary, hurting its commercial impact. But they were wrong. Its opening audience was 53% male with 62% aged 25 and older.

Both 47 Meters Down and Rough Night eyed debuts in the low teens and while the former came close, the latter was significantly off the mark. Rough Night drew a 61% female audience with 60% aged 25 and older.

The Book of Henry, which opened the Los Angeles Film Festival Wednesday, also tilted female at 64% with 74% of viewers aged 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) June 16 – 18, 2017)
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Cars 3 BV 53.3 (12,520) NEW 4256 53.3
Wonder Woman WB 40.3 (10,030) -31% 4018 274.1
All Eyez on Me Lionsgate 26.4 (10,690) NEW 2471 26.4
The Mummy Uni 13.9 (3,440) -56% 4035 56.5
47 Meters Down Entertainment 10.9 (4,810) NEW 2270 10.9
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 8.5 (3,080) -21% 2759 150.1
Rough Night Sony 8.0 (2,520) NEW 3162 8
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Fox 7.4 (2,500) -39% 2968 58
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 4.4 (2,450) -30% 1813 374.3
It Comes at Night A24/Mongrel 2.5 (1,030) -58% 2450 11.1
Megan Leavey Bleecker/Elevation 2.3 (1,260) -39% 1832 8.2
Baywatch Par 1.5 (1,180) -67% 1307 55.1
The Book of Henry Focus 1.4 (2,380) NEW 579 1.4
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .74 (1,650) 69% 447 3.2
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside .73 (9,440) 412% 77 0.94
My Cousin Rachel Fox Searchlight .53 (1,000) -45% 531 2
Alien: Covenant Fox .48 (1,200) -73% 400 72.7
Everything, Everything WB .39 (970) -76% 403 33.2
The Boss Baby Fox .32 (1,240) -37% 260 172.5
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Fox .31 (1,220) -53% 255 20.1
Beauty and the Beast BV .27 (1,110) -29% 242 503.4
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville ,18 (2,870) 39% 63 4.2
The Fate of the Furious Uni .16 (880) -62% 189 224.9
Super Singh Grand Showbiz .14 (3,360) NEW 44 0.14
Hero Orchard .13 (4,960) 294% 27 0.19
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $182.80
% Change (Last Year) -20%
% Change (Last Week) 31%
Also debuting/expanding
Un Sac de billes Seville 76,400 (4,770) 16 0.08
Churchill Cohen/Mongrel 76,100 (1,270) -62% 60 1
Maudie Mongrel/Sony Classics 74,800 (3,120) 208% 24 2.2
The Wedding Plan Roadside Attractions 48,700 (900) -55% 54 1.3
Warriors of the Dawn Fox Intl 35,700 (1,120) 32 0.04
The Journey IFC 32,500 (16,250) 2 0.03
Monterey Pop (reissue) Janus 23,100 (1,540) 9 0.02
Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement … Abramorama 20,200 (20,200) 1 0.02
Il Boom (reissue) Rialto 7,900 (7,900) 1 0.01
Moka Film Movement 7,300 (7,300) 1 0.01
Lost in Paris Oscilloscopa 3,400 (3,400) 1 0.01
Pray for Rain Vertical 2,700 (230) 12 0.01
Jasmine Indican 1,600 (1,600) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 15, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 1180.1 23.50%
Universal (10) 910.1 18.10%
20th Century Fox (16) 810.9 16.10%
Warner Bros. (15) 782.6 15.60%
Lionsgate (13) 405.1 8.00%
Paramount (11) 248.9 5.00%
Sony (9) 174.7 3.50%
Weinstein Co. (4) 63.1 1.20%
STX (5) 50.6 1.00%
Focus (9) 43.6 0.90%
Open Road (5) 41.4 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (6) 40.9 0.80%
CBS (3) 32.8 0.70%
A24 (6) 31.6 0.60%
Other * (174) 213.6 4.20%
5030 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Domestic Groissers (January 2 – June 15,2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 503,093,014
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 369,871,015
Wonder Woman WB 233,826,730
Logan Fox 226,241,700
The Fate of the Furious Uni 224,725,875
The Lego Batman Movie WB 175,904,761
Get Out Uni 175,549,152
The Boss Baby Fox 172,169,543
Kong: Skull Island WB 168,052,812
Hidden Figures * Fox 167,915,949
Split Uni 138,280,171
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 141,608,114
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 92,412,551
Power Rangers Lionsgate 85,565,416
Alien: Covenant Fox 72,185,985
A Dog’s Purpose Uni 64,483,899
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Cars 2|19.6|4256|New|19.6
All Eyez on Me|12.7|2471|New|12.7
Wonder Woman|10.8|4018|-31%|244.6
47 Meters Down|4.3|2270|New|4.3
The Mummy|3.8|4034|-69%|46.4
Rough Night|3.3|3162|New|3.3
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales|2.3|2759|-23%|143.9
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie|2.2|2968|-39%|52.8
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2|1.2|1813|-29%|371.1
It Comes at Night|0.8|2450|-67%|9.3
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Also Debuting||||
The Book of Henry|0.51|579||
Super Singh|44,400|44||
Un Sac de billes|28,800|16||
Warriors of the Dawn|10,300|31||
Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement …|9,300|1||
The Journey|8,700|2||
Monterey Pop (reissue)|6,500|9||
Il Boom (reissue)|2,200|1||
Moka|2,100|1||
Jasmine|1,150|1||

Confessions Of A Film Festival Junkie: LAFF 2017

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The Los Angeles Film Festival begins a second year in Culver City, following stints downtown and in Westwood Village. Putting aside the dilemma of finding a geographic locale with sufficient screens to sustain a program, is location a cause of LA Fest’s declining admissions?

My gut says no. And LAFF’s new artistic director Jennifer Cochis has been on the stump about taking the event in a new direction, as well as widening its accessibility with events and screenings at the Los Angeles County Museum, the Arclights in Hollywood and Santa Monica, as well as the Ace Hotel in downtown L.A..

It doesn’t sound that radical – fewer world premieres, a willingness to slot films that have played other showcases and a focus on new filmmakers, regardless of gender or ethnicity. It also appears to have expanded its global representation after several years of cutbacks. Apart from a decision to scrap repeat screenings, it’s all theoretically sound.

The bottom line for LAFF is that it will live or die based on its film selection. LAFF is not not a film market with the industry eyeing film acquisitions and emerging talent, and it’s not a series of social events sustained by deep-pocketed patrons.

Maudie, one of the only selections I’ve seen, is superb. Detailing the life of primitive painter Maud Lewis, it rises above the genre norm in great part to the sublime performance of Sally Hawkins in the title role. But it’s playing Thursday, and in the words of Cochis, “If you miss it, you’ll be sorry.” Or, maybe not, since Maudie opens at arthouses in a few weeks.

The film landscape has changed radically since the FilmEx era of the 1970s. The city has grown from a viewer base with limited access to movies outside the Hollywood mandate, to the availability cinematic visions both grand and minute from every corner of the globe. Perhaps only Paris supercedes this town in that respect.

Only last week, there was the Dances with Film fest as well as the Greek Film week and Outfest follows on the tails of LA Film Fest. Then there are continuing programs of new and vintage movies from UCLA, LACMA, Cinefamily, the American Cinematheque, the New Beverly, etc., etc.

Keeping up with all of this requires otherworldly stamina and I suspect most Los Angelenos suffer from degrees of film fatigue. But no outlet has to appeal to every movie diehard, just to enough of a crowd to fill whatever number of seats one has.

Probably the one thing that would benefit LAFF is more razzle-dazzle. Just a bit of “look at me” as in I can do “this” and you can’t. It is admittedly an ill defined something extra but in an arena this competitive and with a jaundiced media horde, extraordinary measures are mandatory. And one thing more: deliver the goods.

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Wonder Woman lassoed top spot for a second weekend a with an estimated $57.5 million That was bad news for the high-profile The Mummy reboot that dug up only $32.2 million. The session featured two other national debuts: the spartan horror It Comes at Night ranked sixth with a chilly $5.9 million, while military pooch patrol Megan Leavey barked up $3.7 million.

In limited wide release, My Cousin Rachel bowed with a tepid $970,000. Imports from India largely flatlined. The Hero opened to $44,700 at four hitching posts, while Beatriz at Dinner zeitgeisted a potent $141,000 bow from five shindigs.

Revenues for the session generated close to $145 million and slid 24% from the previous weekend. This was a more modest 7% decline from 2016, when the debut of The Conjuring 2 dominated with $40.4 million, followed by Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 with debuts of $24.2 million and $22.4 million.

The Mummy initiated Universal’s trawl of its horror vaults —Bill Condon’s take on The Bride of Frankenstein is mooted as next — rather than a continuation of the studio’s 1999 reimagining of the buried treasure. An aggressive marketing campaign and positioning as a Tom Cruise star vehicle led to anticipation of an opening around $40 million, but fell conspicuously short following withering last-minute critical response and downbeat reaction on social media.

Initial overseas response was considerably better with an initial launch estimated at $142 million from 63 territories. Once again China was in the forefront with a $52 million opener. The other top grossing nations included South Korea at $17.8 million, $7.6 million in Russia and Mexico contributing $5 million.

Weekend (estimates) June 9 – 11, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Wonder Woman WB 57.5 (13,800) -44% 4165 205.3
The Mummy Uni 32.2 (7,970) NEW 4035 32.2
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Fox 12.4 (3,520) -48% 3529 44.7
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 10.6 (2,890) -52% 3679 135.8
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 6.2 (2,140) -36% 2911 366.3
It Comes at Night A24/Mongrel 5.9 (2,340) NEW 2533 5.9
Baywatch Par 4.6 (1,620) -47% 2832 51.1
Megan Leavey Bleecker/Elevation 3.7 (1,900) NEW 1956 3.7
Alien: Covenant Fox 1.8 (1,000) -56% 1814 71.2
Everything, Everything WB 1.6 (1,040) -52% 1546 31.7
My Cousin Rachel Fox Searchlight 1.0 (1,860) NEW 523 1
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Fox .66 (740) -49% 897 19.4
The Boss Baby Fox .54 (1,250) -13% 432 171.8
Snatched Fox .46 (700) -65% 651 45
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .45 (2,470) -15% 176 2.3
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword WB .45 (1,060) -62% 422 38.2
The Fate of the Furious Uni .44 (1,130) -10% 389 224.5
Beauty and the Beast BV .39 (1,240) -40% 316 502.9
3 Idiotas Lionsgate .24 (690) -60% 349 1
Churchill Cohen/Mongrel .20 (1,080) -49% 187 0.79
Going in Style WB .19 (810) -17% 235 44.6
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony .15 (750) -32% 203 44.3
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville .14 (2,000) -51% 71 4
Kong: Skull Island WB .14 (840) -32% 171 168
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside Attractions .14 (28,200) NEW 5 0.14
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $138.70
% Change (Last Year) -7%
% Change (Last Week) -24%
Also debuting/expanding
The Wedding Plan Roadside Attractions .11 (1,020) -49% 105 1.2
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall … Sony Classics .11 (680) -47% 160 3.7
Ami Tumi Blue Sky 76,100 (1,100) 69 0.08
The Lovers A24 65,400 (510) -73% 127 2.1
Raabta Grand Showbiz 64,600 (750) 86 0.06
The Hero Orchard 44,700 (11,180) 4 0.04
Monsieur & Madame Adelman MK2 9,600 (1,370) 7 0.01
Dawson City: Frozen Time Kino 5,400 (5,400) 1 0.01
11:55 Gravitas 4,500 (500) 9 0.01
Awakening the Zodiac Vertical 3,700 (190) 19 0.01
Moscow Never Sleeps Cavu 3,200 (3,200) 1 0.01
Miles FreeStyle 2,900 (1,450) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 8, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (7) 1150.4 23.90%
Universal (10) 869.4 18.10%
20th Century Fox (16) 786.3 16.30%
Warner Bros. (15) 692.6 14.40%
Lionsgate (12) 401.4 8.30%
Paramount (11) 241.8 5.00%
Sony (8) 173.7 3.60%
Weinstein Co. (4) 63.1 1.30%
STX (5) 50.5 1.10%
Focus (9) 43.4 0.90%
Open Road (5) 41.4 0.85%
Fox Searchlight (5) 39.3 0.80%
CBS (3) 32.7 0.70%
A24 (5) 23.3 0.50%
Roadside Attractions (5) 20.9 0.45%
Other * (161) 182.5 3.80%
4812.7 100%
* none greater than 0.4%

Friday Estimates

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Wonder Woman | 15.8| 4165 |-42% |163.6
The Mummy | 12| 4035 |New| 12
Captain Underpants | 3.6 |3529| -55% |35.8
Pirates 5 | 3 |3679 |-53% |128.1
It Comes at Night |2.4 |2533 |New |2.4
Guardians Vol. 2 | 1.7| 2911 |-38% |361.8
Baywatch | 1.3 |2832 |-51%| 47.8
Megan Leavey |1.2 |1956| New| 1.2
Everything, Everything | 0.5| 1546| -52% |30.6
Alien: Covenant | 0.5| 1814 |-58%| 69.9

Also Debuting
My Cousin Rachel | 0.27 |523
Beatriz at Dinner | 42,000 |5
Raabta | 25,800 |86
Ami Tumi | 18,000 |68
The Hero | 13,900 |4
Monsieur & Madame |2,900| 6
11:55 | 2,100 |9
Dawson City: Frozen Time |1,800 |1
Awakning the Zodiac | 1,800| 19
Miles | 1,650 |2
Moscow Never Sleeps | 1,350| 1

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Wonder Woman wowed with an estimated debut of $100.7 million to lead session moviegoing. It was also good news for the frame’s other national newcomer, animated Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie that bowed with $23.5 million to rank second overall.

In limited wide release, historic drama Churchill opened to a tepid $419,000. In international day-and-date releases, Mexico’s 3 Idiotas, a remake of one of India’s most popular films, also opened soft with $580,000, after a local $7 million tally South. Imports from India were moribund and Chinese newcomers only slightly better with Taiwan co-pro Didi’s Dream grossing $83,600 from 29 screens. The exclusive freshmen also had a faint pulse with only IFC’s musical romcom Band Aid providing modest encouragement with $29,900 from three rooms.

Revenues for the three days topped $180 million and expanded 29% from the comparable period of last weekend. It was 35% improved from 2016 when the re-boot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles led with $35.3 million and the other national newcomer, Me Before You, slotted third with $18.7 million.

Following a brief turn in Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman received her solo spotlight in what was anticipated to be a summer sensation but few anticipated that it would be the biggest opening of the year. The Amazonian juggernaut had a top end projection of $85 million from trackers. And few expected a critical embrace and overwhelming positive response on social media. It’s also worth noting that the picture is only the ninth to open with a nine-figure gross.

Studio exit demos identified the audience as 52% female which bodes well. A significant 72%  of viewers were 25 or older with 39% in the 18-34 range. Roughly 29% of its box office came from stereoscopic engagements.

Wonder Woman also launched in 55 foreign climes to an estimated $122 million including a potent $38 million in China. Other top-grossing markets included South Korea, Mexico and Brazil with $8 million plus debuts and the UK right behind with $7.5 million. France, Germany and Spain open later in June, with Japan set for an August release.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is also the last in DreamWorks Animation’s partnership with Fox. Tracking was comparatively modest with the picture performing on the low end of projections that topped out in the mid-$20 million arena. Its crowd was 54% male with 65% of viewers aged 25 and younger. Also 81% of the audience identified as families.

Weekend (estimates) June 2 – 4, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Wonder Woman WB 100.7 (24,180) NEW 4165 100.7
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Fox 23.5 (6,830) NEW 3434  23.5
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 21.8 (5,100) -65% 4276 114.8
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 9.8 (2,790) -53% 3507 355.5
Baywatch Par 8.5 (2,340) -54% 3647 41.7
Alien: Covenant Fox 3.9 (1,480) -63% 2660 67.2
Everything, Everything WB 3.2 (1,360) -46% 2375 28.2
Snatched Fox 1.3 (820) -67% 1625 43.9
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Fox 1.2 (590) -72% 2088 17.8
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword WB 1.2 (950) -65% 1222 37.2
Beauty and the Beast BV .62 (1,170) -58% 527 502.1
The Boss Baby Fox .60 (880) -65% 684 170.9
3 Idiotas Lionsgate .58 (1,670) NEW 349 0.58
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .53 (3,540) 24% 151 1.5
The Fate of the Furious Uni .47 (790) -68% 593 233.8
Churchill Cohen Media .42 (1,950) NEW 215 0.42
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville .37 (4,210) -10% 88 3.8
How to Be a Latin Lover Lionsgate .29 (1,040) -70% 277 31.7
The Lovers A24 .27 (780) -58% 348 1.9
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony .22 (820) -21% 272 44
The Wedding Plan Roadside Attr .21 (1,720) -31% 123 1
Going in Style WB .21 (690) -14% 303 44.2
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall … Sony Classics .20 (870) -58% 232 3.5
Kong: Skull Island WB .20 (950) -27% 208 167.7
Lowriders High Top .19 (1,070) -68% 179 5.7
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $177.90
% Change (Last Year) 35%
% Change (Last Week) 29%
Also debuting/expanding
A Quiet Passion Music Box/PNW 92,400 (1,040) -47% 92 1.6
DiDi’s Dream Cheng Cheng 83,600 (2,880) 29 0.08
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus/Elevation 74,700 (650) -52% 115 17.2
Dean CBS 59,200 (3,950) 15 0.06
Love, Kennedy Purdie 53,300 (2,800) 19 0.05
Band Aid IFC 29,900 (9,970) 3 0.03
Beautiful Accident China Lion 25,600 (1,830) 14 0.03
God of War Well Go 24,100 (930) 26 0.02
The Exception A24 22,800 (11,400) 2 0.02
Letters from Baghdad Vitagraph 17,900 (8,950) 2 0.02
Past Life Orion 13,500 (3,380) 4 0.01
Tanna Lightyear 10,200 (1,460) 7 0.01
Misericorde MUBI 8,800 (8,800) 1 0.01
Our President CJ 8,100 (8,100) 1 0.01
Dobaara B4U 7,400 (260) 29 0.01
Andhhagaadu CineGalaxy 6,100 (280) 22 0.01
The Recall Entertainment 5,800 (830) 7 0.01
Tatara Samurai 11Arts 2,700 (680) 4 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 1, 2917)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (7) 1102.8 24.30%
Universal (9) 865.8 19.00%
20th Century Fox (16) 743.3 16.30%
Warner Bros. (15) 547.9 12.10%
Lionsgate (11) 400.1 8.80%
Paramount (11) 228.6 5.00%
Sony (8) 173.3 3.80%
Weinstein Co. (4) 63.1 1.40%
STX (5) 50.4 1.10%
Focus (9) 42.9 0.95%
Open Road (5) 41.4 0.90%
Fox Searchlight (5) 39 0.85%
CBS (2) 32.6 0.70%
A24 (4) 22.3 0.50%
Roadside Attractions (5) 20.6 0.45%
Other * (154) 175.9 3.85%
4550 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – June 1, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 1,235,858,762
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1,226,483,668
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 801,796,504
Logan Fox 609,691,574
Kong: Skull Island WB 563,611,063
The Boss Baby Fox; DmWks 479,665,140
La La Land * Lionsgate 384,146,717
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 379,955,389
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 371,834,510
Sing * Uni 368,868,366
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 344,515,124
The Great Wall Uni; China Film 334,160,642
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Sony; Constantin 313,832,890
The Lego Batman Movie WB 312,199,911
Split Uni 277,062,430
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
Get Out Uni 244,208,535
Moana * BV 237,095,293
Hidden Figures * Fox 227,441,377
A Dog’s Purpose Uni; Mister Smith 192,140,218
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony 186,425,855
Passengers * Sony 185,384,945
Ghost in the Shell Par 172,345,849
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Wonder Woman *|38.7|4165|New|38.7
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie|7.9|3434|New|7.9
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales|6.3|4276|-67%|99.3
Baywatch|2.6|3647|-54%|35.8
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2|2.6|3507|-51%|348.4
Alien: Covenant|1.1|2660|-64%|64.3
Everything, Everything|1|2375|-50%|26
Snatched|0.4|1625|-66%|42.9
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul|0.35|2088|-72%|17
Kong Arthur: Legend of the Sword|0.3|1222|-64%|36.3
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* includes Thurs previews from 7p||||
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Also Debuting||||
3 Idiotas|0.17|341||
Churchill|0.11|215||
DiDi’s Dream|30,400|39||
Love, Kennedy|24,300|19||
Dean|18,700|15||
Band Aid|9,800|3||
Beautiful Accident|8,600|14||
God of War|6,900|26||
Letters from Baghdad|6,700|2||
The Exception|4,800|2||
Misericorde|4,600|1||
Tanna|3,500|7||
Past Life|3,350|4||
Our President|2,200|1||
Dobaara|2,000|26||
Andhhagaadu|1,700|22||
The Recall|1,600|1||
Tatara Samurai|1,250|4||

Memorial Day Three-Day Estimates

Monday, May 29th, 2017
Pirates: Dead Men BV 76.8 (17,960) NEW 4276 76.8
Guardians Vol. 2 BV 26.3 (6,800) -40% 3871 339.6
Baywatch Par 22.9 (6,280) NEW 3647 27.5
Alien: Covenant Fox 13.2 (3,500) -71% 3772 60
Everything, Everything WB 7.4 (2,640) -49% 2801 22.7
Diary of a Wimpy Kid IV Fox 5.9 (1,850) -38% 3174 15.1
Snatched Fox 4.9 (1,830) -50% 2658 41.2
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword WB 4.1 (1,660) -54% 2503 34.8
The Boss Baby Fox 2.3 (1,740) -40% 1342 169.6
Beauty and the Beast BV 1.9 (1,770) -40% 1076 500.9
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1.8 (1,350) -54% 1358 222.9
How to Be a Latin Lover Lionsgate 1.3 (1,970) -52% 669 31.2
The Lovers A24 .81 (1,830) 134% 443 1.5
Lowriders High Top .77 (2,300) -51% 334 5.3
Norman: Moderate Rise… Sony Classics .65 (2,010) -15% 324 3
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics .57 (8,170) 132% 70 0.85
Gifted Fox Searchlight .49 (1,290) -50% 380 23.7
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville .47 (3,840) -33% 123 3.2
Sachin: A Billion Dreams Viva .42 (4,180) NEW 100 0.42
Rarandoi Veduka Chudham US Telugu .38 (3,440) NEW 111 0.45
The Wedding Plan Roadside .37 (3,990) 89% 92 0.65
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India .36 (2,960) -54% 121 20.8
Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony .35 (980) -50% 362 43.7
Kong: Skull Island WB .34 (1,380) 28% 246 167.5
Going in Style WB .32 (930) -50% 344 43.9
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $172.10
% Change (Last Year) -14%
% Change (Last Week) 13%
Also debuting/expanding
A Quiet Passion Music Box .22 (1,930) -13% 115 1.5
The Zookeeper’s Wife Focus .21 (1,250) -32% 165 17.2
Saab Bahadar Zee Studios .19 (4,350) 43 0.14
The Lost City of Z Bleecker ,15 (1,250) -37% 121 8.2
Dear Other Self ABS .12 (2,880) 42 0.08
Maudie Mongrel .11 (2,000) -18% 57 1.9
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios Broad Green 80,700 (1,060) 76 0.08
Long Strange Trip Abramorama 67,300 (22,430) 3 0.07
Berlin Syndrome Netflix 26,200 (1,050) 25 0.03
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan Abramorama 23,800 (11,900) 2 0.02
29 + 1 Media Asia 19,600 (1,960) 10 0.02
Da Co Hoai Lang: Hello Vietnam Galaxy 15,500 (15,500) 1 0.02
Hermia & Helena Kino 15,100 (7,550) 2 0.02
Black Butterfly Lionsgate 5,200 (430) 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… Sony Classics 2,506,226
The Salesman Cohen/Elevation 2,409,117
* does not include 2016 box office

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