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The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Twas Beauty killed the Beast to an estimated record-breaking debut of $171.7 million. The frame’s other new wide release, the James Gunn-penned eerie thriller The Belko Experiment was a slim counterprogrammer with a $4 million launch.

Exclusive newcomers included Terrence Malick’s allegorical musical romantic triangle Song to Song with $51,700 from four bookings and the long-gestating sequel T2: Trainspotting that bowed domestically on five screens to $177,000 following two months of overseas exposure that’s injected $34 million.

In international day-and-dates, India took a breather with Malayalam Angamaly Diaries providing a faint pulse of $25,100 from 16 engagements. In Canada, home-grown Punjabi romcom Jindua was off to a solid start of $138,000, while the hockey sequel Goon: Last of the Enforcers followed up followed up on the 2011 hit with an OK slap shot of $521,000.

Revenues for the session climbed close to $260 million and a sharp 58% improvement from last weekend. It was 94% greater than 2015 when the third weekend of Zootopia retained top spot with $37.2 million and new entries Divergent: Allegiant and Miracles from Heaven followed with $29 million and $14.8 million.

The only question surrounding the debut of Beauty and the Beast was: HOW big? The studio initially low-balled it with a $120 million figure that expanded to a still-conservative $145 million prior to opening day. Pundits were more bullish with estimates ranging from $150-$160 million that were shy of the mark but the pool of films of comparable commercial clout is unquestionably shallow.

Aside from setting a new March box office benchmark, the film’s significant records include the all-time biggest opening for a PG-rated movie and the studio’s biggest debut for an essentially live-action movie. It also ranks number seven among all-time domestic film debuts.

B & B’s domestic audience skewed 60% female with 59% of the audience aged 25 and older. Roughly half of viewers identified as families, When queried about the studio’s efforts to sell the movie as a family outing, its distribution president said that “the idea was to take a family animated title and broaden its appeal to a wider audience as we did with Maleficent and The Jungle Book.” The result that the 17-34 corridor accounted for 38% indicates success in that effort , although plus 50s only provided 10% of the audience.

Internationally, Beauty and the Beast opened to an estimated $180 million. Its top-grossing market was China with $45 million, followed by the UK at $23 million, South Korea grossing $12 million and Mexico $11.6 million. Major territories France and Australia open next week and Japan in April.

Weekend (estimates) March 17 – 19, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Beauty and the Beast BV 171.7 (40,780) NEW 4210 171.7
Kong: Skull Island WB 27.8 (7,240) -54% 3846 109.1
Logan Fox 17.7 (4,800) -54% 3687 184.2
Get Out Uni 13.2 (4,440) -36% 2979 133.1
The Shack Lionsgate 6.1 (2,160) -39% 2825 42.6
The Lego Batman Movie WB 4.6 (1,690) -39% 2735 167.3
The Belko Experiment High Top 4.0 (3,010) NEW 1341 4
Hidden Figures Fox 1.5 (1,270) -46% 1162 165.5
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 1.2 (1,120) -55% 1065 89.8
Before I Fall Open Road 1.0 (630) -67% 1551 11.2
Lion Weinstein Co .74 (1,190) -44% 621 50
La La Land Lionsgate .53 (900) -70% 585 149.8
Goon: Last of the Enforcers eOne .52 (2,130) NEW 244 0.52
Split Uni .51 (840) -59% 604 136.9
The Sense of an Ending CBS .51 (1,800) 1167% 282 52,600
Rogue One BV .50 (2,790) 103% 179 530.7
A Dog’s Purpose Uni .49 (820) -55% 594 62.9
Fifty Shades Darker Uni .46 (760) -72% 607 114
Fist Fight WB .44 (830) -66% 533 31.5
Badrinath Ki Dulhania Fox Intl .42 (2,680) -52% 156 1.6
Moana BV .35 (1,340) -18% 264 248.1
A Uniied Kingdom Fox Searchlight .32 (1,310) -40% 243 3.2
Ballerina Seville .32 (1,690) -36% 188 2.7
Sing Uni .31 (1,100) -30% 278 269.3
The Great Wall Uni .30 (680) -76% 439 44.8
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $252.60
% Change (Last Year) 94%
% Change (Last Week) 58%
Also debuting/expanding
Moonlight A24/Elevation .25 (900) -72% 280 27.5
Rock Dog Lionsgate .24 (550) -76% 444 9.1
Kedi Oscilloscope .24 (2,100) -24% 115 1.4
The Last Word Bleecker Street .19 (2,010) 130% 94 0.34
T2: Trainspotting Sony .18 (29,550) 6 0.18
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia .15 (1,620) -49% 95 6.4
Personal Shopper IFC .15 (4,200) 86% 35 0.26
Jindua Infantry .14 (3,380) 41 0.14
Table 19 Fox Searchlight .13 (630) -85% 202 3.5
The Salesman Cohen/Elevation .10 (1,410) -40% 72 2.2
Song to Song Broad Green 51,700 (12,920) 4 0.05
Raw Focus 41,400 (4,600) 67% 9 0.08
Land of Mine Sony Classics 40,500 (1,060) -27% 38 0.24
After the Storm Film Movement 25,800 (4,300) 6 0.03
Angamaly Diaries Friday 25,100 (1,570) 16 0.03
Bluebeard Well Go 18,200 (1,300) 14 0.02
Frantz Music Box 16,800 (8,400) 2 0.02
Le Jardinier Films d’aujourd’hui 10,700 (3,900) 3 0.01
La Mecanique de l’ombre TVA 10,200 (3,400) 3 0.01
Weirdos Films We Like 8,800 (2,200) 4 0.01
Tickling Giants Cinetec 7,300 (7,300) 1 0.01
Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness Gravitas 6,300 (630) 10 0.01
Betting on Zero MUBI 4,400 (1,100) 4 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – March 16, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (8) 579.7 26.20%
20th Century Fox (10) 383.7 17.40%
Warner Bros. (9) 301.5 13.60%
Lionsgate (9) 255.6 11.60%
Buena Vista (4) 162.1 7.30%
Paramount (9) 153.5 6.90%
Sony (5) 96.3 4.40%
Weinstein Co. (3) 60.4 2.70%
Open Road (3) 32.1 1.50%
CBS (1) 31.3 1.40%
STX (3) 29 1.30%
A24 (2) 18.5 0.80%
Roadside Attractions (2) 17.4 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (3) 13.1 0.60%
Other * (76) 76.3 3.50%
2210.5 100%
* none greater than 0.4%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast|64.2|4210|New|64.2
Kong: Skull Island|7.3|3846|-64%|88.5
Logan|4.7|3687|-55%|171.2
Get Out|3.7|2979|-38%|123.6
The Shack|1.6|2825|-40%|38.1
The Belko Experiment|1.5|1341|New|1.5
The Lego Batman Movie|1.2|2735|-30%|163.9
Hidden Figures|0.4|1162|-45%|164.4
Before I Fall|0.3|2346|-67%|10.6
John Wick: Chapter 2|0.3|2031|-57%|88.9
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Also Debuting||||
Goon: Last of the Enforcers|0.2|244||
T2: Trainspotting|63,900|6||
Jindua|41,100|41||
Song to Song|17,400|4||
After the Storm|6,700|6||
Angamaly Diaries|6,500|9||
Bluebeard|5,100|14||
Le Jardinier|4,000|3||
Frantz|3,900|2||
Fittest on Earth: A Decade of Fitness|3,600|7||
Weirdos|3,300|4||
La Mecanique de l’ombre|2,450|3||
Betting on Zero|1,850|4||
Tickling Giants|1,800|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island, the only nationwide opener, sounded the right chord with an estimated $61.1 million debut.

Exclusive newcomers were led by Cannes’ Personal Shopper with a $80,700 credit line at four boutiques, and Brit import The Sense of an Ending, which grossed $42,400 from four sites.

International day-and-date releases included Hindi Badrinath Ki Dulhania, with an excellent $844,000 while Telugu Nagaram sputtered with $21,500.

Also solid was Japanese anime Sword Art Online with a $247,000 tally following a weekday screening via Fathom. Less special was the $157,000 bow of the Turkish-Armenian war romance The Ottoman Lieutenant. In Canada, Inuit tale Iqaluit saw tepid response of $25,600 from 12 sites.

Revenues for the frame were about $165 million, a 13% dip from last weekend. It was 23% from 2016 when the second weekend of Zootopia led with $51.3 million followed by the $24.7 million debut of 10 Cloverfield Lane.

The original King Kong was just three feet six inches as the late Peter O’Toole’s character claimed in 1980’s The Stunt Man. Ahhh the magic of the movies. Subsequent revivals in 1976 and 2005 were hardly as magical. Time will determine whether this reboot lasts but it unquestionably exceeded industry expectations.

Industry tracking last week anticipated the monster at a hefty $42-$45 million range. But the drum beat grew into the $50 million level as opening day approached and EWOM provided an extra boost as the weekend progressed. Studio exit demos identified the domestic audience as 56% male with 65% of viewers 25 and older.

Internationally, Kong opened in 65 markets to an estimated $81 million. Top markets included a $7.6 million stomp in the UK, South Korea crushing $7.3 million and Russia at $6 million.

Weekend (estimates) March 10 – 12, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Kong: Skull Island WB 61.1 (15,880) NEW 3846 61.1
Logan Fox 38.0 (9,340) -57% 4071 152.8
Get Out Uni 21.1 (6,700) -25% 3143 111
The Shack Lionsgate 9.8 (3,400) -39% 2888 32
The Lego Batman Movie WB 7.7 (2,340) -34% 3303 158.9
Before I Fall Open Road 3.0 (1,270) -36% 2346 8.9
Hidden Figures Fox 2.7 (1,930) -28% 1421 162.5
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 2.7 (1,320) -44% 2031 87
La La Land Lionsgate 1.8 (1,120) -41% 1578 148.3
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 1.6 (1,070) -55% 1498 112.9
Lion Weinstein Co. 1.3 (1,370) -38% 960 48.5
Fist Fight WB 1.3 (1,010) -55% 1285 30.5
The Great Wall Uni 1.2 (770) -41% 1592 43.8
Split Uni 2.1 (1,860) -42% 981 135.8
A Dog’s Purpose Uni 1.1 (1,030) -40% 1022 61.8
Rock Dog Lionsgate 1.0 (750) -44% 1376 8.1
Moonlight A24/Elevation .93 (940) -60% 987 26.9
Table 19 Searchlight .86 (990) -46% 868 2.9
Badrinath Ki Dulhania Fox Intl .84 (5,550) NEW 152 0.84
Ballerina Seville .56 (2,370) -4% 237 2
A United Kingdom Searchlight .51 (1,600) -20% 317 2.5
Moana BV .43 (1,570) -32% 276 247.5
Sing Uni .41 (1,030) 6% 400 268.7
Kedi Oscilloscope .30 (2,900) 26% 103 1
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia .28 (1,590) -41% 175 6.1
Sword Art Online Eleven Arts .25 (4,840) NEW 51 1.3
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $160.10
% Change (Last Year) 23%
% Change (Last Week) -13%
Also debuting/expanding
The Salesman Cohen/Elevation .16 (1,560) -35% 105 2
The Ottoman Lieutenant Paladin .16 (730) 216 0.16
Personal Shopper IFC 80,700 (20,180) 4 0.08
The Last Word Bleecker Street 74,200 (2,970) 134% 25 0.11
Manchester By the Sea Roadside/ Mongrel 61,800 (550) -76% 113 47.5
Land of Mine Sony Classics 58,400 (1,460) 56% 40 0.18
My Life as a Zucchini Gkids 56,700 (1,090) 33% 52 0.18
The Sense of an Ending CBS 42,400 (10,600) 4 0.04
Toni Erdmann Sony Classics 40,300 (1,010) -31% 40 1.4
Iqaluit eOne 25,600 (2,130) 12 0.03
Raw Focus 25,200 (12,600) 2 0.03
Nagaram CineGalaxy 21,500 (1,430) 15 0.02
Heal the Living Cohen Media 12,300 (3,080) 4 0.01
My Scientology Movie Magnolia 10,100 (5,050) 2 0.01
Aby Central 7,600 (950) 8 0.01
Uncertain Lucid 6,400 (3,200) 2 0.01
Window Horses Mongrel 4,800 (2,400) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – March 9, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (8) 541.4 27.50%
20th Century Fox (9) 326.5 16.60%
Lionsgate (8) 233.1 11.80%
Warner Bros. (9) 210.4 10.70%
Paramount (9) 152.6 7.70%
Buena Vista (3) 145.8 7.40%
Sony (5) 96.1 4.90%
Weinstein Co. (3) 58.4 3.00%
CBS (1) 31.2 1.60%
STX (3) 29 1.50%
Open Road (3) 28.3 1.40%
A24 (2) 17.3 0.90%
Roadside Attractions (2) 17.2 0.90%
Fox Searchlight (3) 10.9 0.55%
Other * (69) 70.5 3.55%
1968.7 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – March 9, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Hidden Figures * Fox 157,775,561
The Lego Batman Movie WB 151,203,660
Split Uni 134,612,135
Logan Fox 114,866,229
La La Land * Lionsgate 112,406,976
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 111,293,235
Rogue One * BV 105,410,580
Sing * Uni 101,803,880
Get Out Uni 89,981,845
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 84,723,211
A Dog’s Purpose Uni 60,700,015
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 44,754,113
The Great Wall Uni 42,571,085
Lion * Weinstein Co. 41,217,772
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island|20.1|3846|New|20.1
Logan|10.4|4071|-68%|125.2
Get Out|6|3143|-25%|96
The Shack|2.6|2888|-52%|23.6
The Lego Batman Movie|1.7|3303|-31%|152.9
Before I Fall|0.9|2346|-45%|6.8
Hidden Figures|0.7|1421|-29%|160.5
John Wick: Chapter 2|0.7|2031|-44%|85
Fifty Shades Darker|0.5|1498|-56%|111.8
La La Land|0.45|1578|-44%|146.9
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Also Debuting||||
Badrinath Ki Dulhania|0.24|15||
Sword Art Online|55,800|33||
The Ottoman Lieutenant|44,700|215||
Personal Shopper|27,700|4||
The Sense of an Ending|9,900|4||
Raw|9,000|2||
Iqaluit|7,600|12||
Nagaram|5,100|15||
My Scientology Movie|4,300|2||
Heal the Living|3,500|4||
Uncertain|2,300|2||
Aby|2,000|8||
Window Horses|1,800|2||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

The debut of Logan cut a mean figure estimated at $85.5 million to easily lead weekend movie going. Other national releases saw good returns of $16.2 million for the faith-based The Shack and a crash landing of $4.7 million for the brooding drama Before I Fall.

Also disappointing in limited wide release was the relationship comedy Table 19 with $1.6 million. New imports from India flatlined and the best of the exclusives was the drama-comedy The Last Word with a $33,900 tally from four screens. In Canada, the animated Ballerina expanded into English-language venues to solid returns of $718,000.

Oscar’s aftermath saw only best picture and foreign-language winners Moonlight and The Salesman gaining dramatic upticks.

Revenues for the session pushed to about $185 million and a significant 52% balloon from last weekend. It was also 14% improved from 2016 when debuts of Zootopia and London Has Fallen led with respective opening of $75.1 million and $21.6 million.

Logan, the (reportedly) closing chapter of X-Men’s Wolverine saga, was anticipated to open big on the order of slightly better than $70 million. Trackers damped down expectations because of the film’s hard R-rating. Studio exit demos identified the throng as 63% male and 68% aged 25-years and older. Large format engagements accounted for about 23% of overall engagements and 27% of box office.

The film opened concurrently in 81 international markets to an estimated $152 million to rank as the studio’s third-largest foreign debut. China was in the forefront with $46 million, followed by the UK at $11 million and South Korea grossing $8.2 million.

The Shack had a standard opening in the $12-$13 million range. But the zeitgeist of national division led to a larger response for hope on the big screen. Its audience was 66% female and 72% aged 35 and beyond.

Despite its YA cred, the Groundhog Day dynamic of Before I Fell wasn’t expected to gross more than $5 million and that proved prescient. Exit demos were not available at press deadline but its target crowd was likely youthful and female.

Weekend (estimates) March 3 –  5, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Logan Fox 85.5 (21,010) NEW 4071 85.5
Get Out Uni 26.1 ((8,880) -22% 2938 75.9
The Shack Lionsgate 16.2 (5,620) NEW 2888 16.2
The Lego Batman Movie WB 11.6 (3,180) -39% 3656 148.6
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 4.7 (1,910) -49% 2475 82.9
Before I Fall Open Road 4.7 (1,990) NEW 2346 4.7
Hidden Figures Fox 3.8 (2,430) -34% 1582 158.8
The Great Wall Uni 3.5 (1,510) -62% 2314 41.3
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 3.5 (1,570) -55% 2205 109.9
La La Land Lionsgate 3.0 (2,130) -36% 1411 145.7
Fist Fight WB 2.9 (1,240) -56% 2303 28.3
Moonlight A24/Elevation 2.4 (1,520) 303% 1564 25.2
Rock Dog Lionsgate 2.2 (1,050) -39% 2077 6.6
Split Uni 2.1 (1,860) -49% 1126 134
Lion Weinstein Co. 2.1 (1,690) -44% 1260 46.5
A Dog’s Purpose Uni 1.7 (1,130) -53% 1494 60.2
Table 19 Fox Searchlight 1.6 (1,880) NEW 868 1.6
Ballerina Seville .72 (2,980) 298% 241 1.2
Moana BV .65 (2,020) -22% 321 246.9
A Uniied Kingdom Fox Searchlight .63 (2,320) 24% 271 1.8
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia .43 (1,900) -48% 227 5.5
Sing Uni .38 (1,350) -22% 283 268.2
Fences Par .29 (1,030) -62% 284 57.1
The Salesman Cohen/Elevation .25 (2,200) 56% 115 1.8
Manchester By the Sea Roadside .25 (640) -47% 387 47.3
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $179.60
% Change (Last Year) 14%
% Change (Last Week) 52%
Also debuting/expanding
Kedi Oscilloscope .21 (4,140) 93% 51 0.55
My Ex and Whys ABS .11 (2,670) -58% 42 1.3
Tim Timmerman: Hope of America Purdie 72,200 (6,020) 12 0.07
Toni Erdmann Sony Classics 61,600 (980) -50% 63 1.3
Paterson Bleecker Street 54,800 (1,250) -33% 44 1.8
Dwaraka Yukta 52,100 (1,110) 47 0.05
Commando 2 Big Pictures 49,300 (970) 51 0.05
Jackie Fox Searchlight 49,100 (7,010) -55% 70 13.8
Kittu Unnadu Jagratha US Telugu 48,300 (860) 56 0.05
The Red Turtle Sony Classics/A-Z 46,700 (730) -60% 64 0.69
My Life as a Zuchini Gkids 42,700 (1,470) 47% 29 0.08
L’Odyssee Entract 34,500 (2,300) 15 0.03
The Last Word Bleecker Street 33,900 (8,480) 4 0.03
The Women’s Balcony Menemsha 15,500 (7,750) 2 0.02
Loot 2 Princess 12,200 (4,070) 3 0.01
Papa ou Maman 2 A-Z Films 8,100 (670) 12 0.01
Donald Cried Orchard 7,600 (3,800) 2 0.01
The Last Laugh Tangerine 6,600 (6,600) 1 0.01
The Freedom to Marry Argot 6,200 (6,200) 1 0.01
Catfight Dark Sky 6,100 (610) 10 0.01
Ugetsu (reissue) Janus 5,800 (5,800) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – March 2, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (8) 486.2 28.40%
20th Century Fox (9) 208.1 12.20%
Lionsgate (8) 197.3 11.50%
Warner Bros. (8) 188.6 11.00%
Paramount (9) 151.6 8.90%
Buena Vista (3) 143.7 8.40%
Sony (5) 95.8 5.60%
Weinstein Co. (3) 55.4 3.20%
CBS (1) 31.2 1.80%
STX (3) 28.9 1.70%
Open Road (2) 22.7 1.30%
Roadside Attractions (1) 16.7 1.00%
A24 (2) 14.3 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (2) 7.9 0.45%
Magnolia (3) 7.8 0.45%
Other * (61) 55.8 3.30%
1712 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – March 2, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 342,534,792
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 330,940,976
La La Land * Lionsgate 321,333,754
Sing * Uni 290,934,689
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Sony 273,836,146
Kung Fu Yoga Well Go; Golden Network 271,843,735
Rogue One * BV 267,484,969
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back Alibaba; Sony 251,036,946
The Lego Batman Movie WB 234,089,936
Split Uni 229,392,757
Hidden Figures * Fox 184,634,151
Passengers * Sony 179,093,642
Moana * BV 175,797,256
The Great Wall * Uni; China Film 147,241,760
Duckweed China Lion; Bona 146,954,841
Assassin’s Creed * Fox 146,285,609
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 133,468,018
Buddies in India China Lion; Enlight 110,911,691
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Logan|33|4071|New|33
Get Out|8|2938|-26%|57.9
The Shack|5.4|2888|New|5.4
The Lego Batman Movie|2.5|3656|-42%|139.5
Before I Fall|1.6|2346|New|1.6
John Wick: Chapter 2|1.2|2475|-50%|79.4
Fifty Shades Darker|1.1|2205|-56%|107.6
Hidden Figures|1|1582|-36%|155.9
The Great Wall|0.9|2314|-61%|38.7
La La Land|0.8|1411|-33%|143.5
Moonlight|0.6|1564|204%|23.5
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Also Debuting||||
Table 19|0.5|868||
Tim Timmerman: Hope of America|30,100|12||
Dwaraka|17,400|47||
Commando 2|16,900|51||
Kittu Unnadu Jagratha|15,100|56||
The Last Word|11,000|4||
L’Odyssee|10,100|13||
Donald Cried|3,600|2||
Loot 2|3,450|3||
The Last Laugh|2,700|1||
The Women’s Balcony|2,500|2||
Papa ou Maman 2|2,500|12||
The Freedom to Marry|2,350|1||
Catfight|2,000|8||
Ugetsu (reissue)|1,900|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Get Out got in with an estimated $30.5 million debut. The session’s other two national openers had less fortuitous results. The animated Rock Dogs charted 11th with $3.6 million. Collide bumped into $1.5 million.

In limited release, period political thriller Bitter Harvest reaped a fallow $203,000. Indian imports barely registered a pulse save for Hindi wartime drama Rangoon, which grossed $324,000 from 114 screens. In Québec, French animation Ballerina was en point with a $223,000 tally, following an overseas gross of more than $60 million. Québec local comedy Ca Sent le coupe also posted good results of $112,000 from 35 sites.

In exclusives, Oscar-nominated and César-winning animation My Life as a Zucchini was solid with a $26,700 box office from two screens.

Revenues for the frame exceeded $145 million and dipped 18% from last weekend. It was 17% diminished from 2016 (not Oscar weekend) when the second weekend of Deadpool led with $56.5 million and newcomers Risen and The Witch opened respectively with $2.9 million and $2 million

The horror thriller Get Out was expected to lead the box office charts with an impressive debut shy of $20 million. Tracking proved to be woefully shy of the runaway results, owing in part to unanimous critical praise as well as chatter from social sites. On the domestic front the R-rated “in-laws” nightmare drew in a 50/50 gender audience with 51% aged 25 and older. The core 18-34 crowd accounted for 69% of viewers.

Both Rock Dog and Collide were expected to gross less than $4 million. The animated musical skewed 55% female with 47% aged 18 and younger.

With Oscar hours away, the weekend saw prime contenders adding engagements. Front runner La La Land added 146 playdates and grossed a near carbon box office from last weekend. The majority of potential winners with the exception of Fences and the documentary I Am Not Your Negro have opened in the major international territories but can look to a more potent ancillary revenue stream in the coming months and beyond.

Weekend (estimates) February 24 – 26, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Get Out Uni 30.5 (10,960) NEW 2781 30.5
The Lego Batman Movie WB 18.8 (4,640) -42% 4057 132.8
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 8.9 (3,020) -45% 2954 74.4
The Great Wall Uni 8.7 (2,611) -53% 3328 34.4
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 7.7 (2,390) -62% 3216 103.6
Fist Fight WB 6.4 (2,000) -48% 3185 23.2
Hidden Figures Fox 5.8 (2,890) -19% 2022 152.8
La La Land Lionsgate 4.6 (2,640) 0% 1733 140.8
Split Uni 4.1 (2,150) -43% 1901 130.8
Lion Weinstein Co. 3.7 (2,070) -11% 1802 42.7
Rock Dog Lionsgate 3.6 (1,750) NEW 2077 3.6
A Dog’s Purpose Uni 3.5 (1,690) -38% 2089 57.6
Collide Open Road 1.5 (750) NEW 2045 1.5
A Cure for Wellness Fox 1.4 (510) -68% 2704 7.5
Moana BV .84 (2,220) -22% 378 246
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia .82 (2,760) -19% 296 4.7
Fences Par .77 (1,290) -8% 597 56.6
Moonlight A24/Elevation .74 (1,270) 37% 585 22.3
Rings Par .67 (930) -72% 719 27.3
A United Kingdom Fox Searchlight .55 (3,770) 105% 145 1
Manchester By the Sea Roadside/ Mongrel .51 (1,280) -3% 397 46.9
Sing Uni .46 (1,170) -38% 391 267.6
2017 Oscar Shorts Magnolia .45 (2,280) -40% 196 2.5
Rogue One BV .43 (1,520) -44% 284 529.5
Everybody Loves Somebody Lionsgate .37 (1,120) -60% 333 1.6
Rangoon Grand Showbiz .32 (2,840) NEW 114 0.32
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $114.10
% Change (Last Year) -17%
% Change (Last Week) -18%
Also debuting/expanding
My Ex and Whys ABS .24 (3,720) -52% 65 1.1
Bitter Harvest Roadside Attract .20 (1,600) 127 0.2
Ballerina Seville .22 (2,860) 78 0.22
The Salesman Cohen/Elevation .17 (1,730) -30% 97 1.4
Toni Erdmann Sony Classics .13 (1,190) -33% 112 1.2
The Red Turtle Sony Classics/A-Z .11 (990) 75% 115 0.59
Ca Sent la coupe Seville .11 (3,190) 35 0.11
Jackie Fox Searchlight .10 (910) -34% 112 13.7
Kedi Oscilloscope .10 (7,210) 26% 14 0.29
Elle Sony Classics 88,200 (600) 67% 147 2.2
Paterson Bleecker Street 84,600 (1,540) -46% 55 1.7
Winner FilmNager 65,700 (710) 92 0.09
20th Century Women A24 48,500 (760) -65% 64 5.3
Sargi Grand Showbiz 43,400 (2,710) 16 0.04
Julieta Sony Classics 39,300 (1,180) -26% 33 1.3
Year By the Sea Real Women 30,200 (3,350) 9 0.03
My Life as a Zuchini Gkids 26,700 (13,350) 2 0.03
Beautiful Manasugalu Vijay 17,200 (300) 57 0.02
Ezra ATMUS 17,100 (710) 24 0.02
Land of Mine Sony Classics 14,800 (1,850) 8% 8 0.07
The Girl with All the Gifts Saban 10,300 (640) 16 0.01
Une Vie MK2 9,100 (1,820) 5 0.01
New Trial CJ 6,300 (3,150) 2 0.01
Punching Henry Well Go 4,600 (580) 8 0.01
As You Are Buffalo 8 4,100 (4,100) 1 0.01
Dying Laughing Gravitas 3,700 (370) 10 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – February 23, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (8) 405.3 26.30%
20th Century Fox (8) 195.6 12.70%
Lionsgate (7) 173.1 11.20%
Warner Bros. (8) 156.8 10.20%
Paramount (9) 148.9 9.70%
Buena Vista (3) 142.1 9.20%
Sony (5) 95.3 6.20%
Weinstein Co. (3) 49.8 3.20%
CBS (1) 30.9 2.00%
STX (3) 28.9 1.90%
Open Road (1) 20.6 1.30%
Roadside Attractions (1) 15.9 1.00%
A24 (2) 13 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (2) 7.1 0.45%
Focus (4) 7 0.45%
Other * (52) 50.4 3.30%
1540.7 100%
* none greater than 0.4%

Remembering Bill Paxton

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

The phone rang. I picked it up. The voice on the other end said, “My name’s Bill Paxton and I’d like to show you something.”

It was almost thirty years ago. I was writing a column called CineFile at the Los Angeles Times. While Paxton offered a pleasing balance of modesty and persistence, he needn’t have been concerned. I was already a fan from his supporting turns in Aliens and Near Dark.

He wanted to show me a music video that he had made for his band Martini Ranch. A few days later, he introduced me to his musical partner Andew Rosenthal and fellow actor-musician Rick Rossovich. Though details have blurred over the decades, I remember both the music and video being unconventional, ironic and engaging. It wasn’t what I expected. It was a lot better.

I ran into Bill Paxton often, although it’s was about five years since our last encounter. He was honestly one of my favorite people for his warmth, humor and energy.

At the Chicago International Film Festival in 1991, I saw him just before to the premiere of The Dark Backward. He was gleeful. Writer-director Adam Rifkin had given him the best role yet – an unrepentantly amoral womanizer, drug-addled larger-than-life character. He reveled in playing against type. After the screenings we talked for hours about the film, acting, music and the future.

Bill was movie-star handsome and largely served as the anchor to whatever chaos was on the rest of the screen. He was the rock in Apollo 13, Tombstone, Titanic and many, many other pictures. He was the leading man that wanted to be the comic foil, nemesis or colorful counter-puncher.

In 2001, we met up after his directorial debut Frailty about a serial killing. Bill cast himself as the killer’s abusive father in flashbacks and I wasn’t wholly merciless (in jest) with cracks about going behind the camera to get a good part and whether the experience was cathartic enough to let him move on to “more pleasant” stuff.

He directed only one other feature and then found a career as the lead in the series “Big Love.”

Bill Paxton was good at whatever he did and he did a lot of things. He should have done a lot more and it seems inconceivable that’s all come to an end. I’ll miss him.

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Get Out|10.8|2781|New|10.8
The Lego Batman Movie|4.3|4057|-42%|118.3
Fifty Shades Darker|2.6|3216|-61%|98.5
John Wick: Chapter 2|2.5|2954|-40%|67.9
The Great Wall|2.4|3328|-60%|28.1
Fist Fight|1.8|3185|-54%|18.6
Hidden Figures|1.6|2022|-14%|148.5
La La Land|1.2|1733|8%|137.5
Split|1.2|1901|-38%|127.9
Lion|1|1802|-2%|40
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Also Debuting||||
Rock Dog|0.9|2077||
Collide|0.54|2045||
Rangoon|89,900|113||
Bitter Harvest|69,700|127||
Ca Sent la coupe|32,900|35||
Winner|21,000|92||
Year By the Sea|10,600|8||
Sargi|9,900|16||
My Life as a Zuchini|6,900|2||
Ezra|4,150|24||
Beautiful Manasugalu|4,100|55||
The Girl with All the Gifts|2,500|11||
Une Vie|2,500|5||
As You Are|2,350|1||
Punching Henry|2,150|7||
Dying Laughing|1,600|10||

The Weekend Report (4-Day Estimates)

Monday, February 20th, 2017
Weekend (estimates) February 17 – 20, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
The Lego Batman Movie WB 42.5 (10,400) -38% 4088 107.1
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 23.2 (6,250) -56% 3714 91.9
The Great Wall Uni 21.6 (6,500) NEW 3325 21.6
John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate 19.0 (6,110) -47% 3113 61.2
Fist Fight WB 14.3 (4,480) NEW 3185 14.3
Hidden Figures Fox 8.7 (3,940) -10% 2217 144.2
Split Uni 8.3 (3,400) -25% 2445 124.9
A Dog’s Purpose Uni 7.4 (3,090) -22% 2400 52.5
La La Land Lionsgate 5.5 (3,450) -7% 1587 134.5
Lion Weinstein Co. 5.1 (3,320) 6% 1542 37.4
A Cure for Wellness Fox 5.0 (1,840) NEW 2704 5
Rings Par 2.7 (1,740) -58% 1560 26.1
Moana BV 1.4 (3,250) 48% 424 244.8
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia 1.2 (4,860) 19% 251 3.5
Everybody Loves Somebody Lionsgate 1.1 (3,420) NEW 333 1.1
Fences Par 1.0 (1,820) 15% 560 55.4
Sing Uni 1.0 (1,750) -57% 561 266.9
Rogue One BV 1.0 (2,230) -47% 435 528.8
2017 Oscar Shorts Magnolia .80 (3,610) -17% 221 1.1
Moonlight A24/Elevation .73 (1,600) -16% 455 21.3
Manchester By the Sea Roadside/ Mongrel .71 (1,250) -15% 568 46.2
My Ex and Whys ABS .63 (9,870) NEW 64 0.63
Ghazi Great India .52 (5,610) NEW 93 1
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par .51 (1,180) -72% 435 44.4
The Founder Weinstein/ Elevation .48 (1,900) -43% 253 12
Jolly LLB 2 Fox Intl .42 (2,540) -52% 166 1.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $173.90
% Change (Last Year) -37%
% Change (Last Week) -22%
Also debuting/expanding
A Uniied Kingdom Fox Searchlight .31 (6,980) 303% 45 0.4
The Salesman Cohen/Elevation .30 (3,160) -1% 94 1.1
Toni Erdmann Sony Classics .25 (2,840) 68% 87 1
Jackie Fox Searchlight .18 (1,410) -21% 130 13.5
Paterson Bleecker Street .18 (2,830) 2% 64 1.6
20th Century Women A24 .15 (1,340) -35% 115 5.3
Duckweed Chine Lion .11 (3,700) -41% 30 0.35
Kedi Oscilloscope 95,800 (13,700) 99% 7 0.16
The Red Turtle Sony Classics/A-Z 82,300 (2,290) -5% 36 0.45
Elle Sony Classics 74,500 (1,730) 1% 43 2.1
Julieta Sony Classics 64,800 (2,90) -43% 31 1.3
Cook Up a Storm Media Asia 40,800 (2,720) 15 0.04
Fanny’s Journey Menemsha 25,700 (5,140) 5 0.03
Fabricated City CJ 23,800 (11,900) 2 0.02
Irada Big Pictures 16,900 (630) 27 0.02
You’re Killing Me Susana La Banda 14,300 (4,770) 3 0.01
Running Shaadi Big Pictures 13,400 (250) 53 0.01
XX Magnolia 7,800 (1,950) 4 0.01
From Nowhere FilmRise 5,900 (2,950) 2 0.01
American Fable IFC 3,600 (1,800) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – February 16, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Universal (7) 331.3 25.20%
20th Century Fox (7) 177.3 13.50%
Lionsgate (6) 141.1 10.70%
Paramount (9) 140.7 10.70%
Buena Vista (3) 138.9 10.60%
Sony (5) 93.9 7.10%
Warner Bros. (8) 90.6 6.90%
Weinstein Co. (3) 42.5 3.20%
CBS (1) 30.5 2.30%
STX (3) 28.5 2.20%
Open Road (1) 20.3 1.50%
Roadside Attractions (1) 15.2 1.20%
A24 (2) 12 0.90%
Focus (4) 7 0.50%
Fox Searchlight (1) 6.4 0.50%
Other * (46) 39 3.00%
1315.2 100%
* none greater than 0.4%