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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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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