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The Weekend Report

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

It was a Coco three-peat as the animation led weekend biz with an estimated $18.5 million in a not-terribly festive frame. In one of the lowest-attended weekends of 2017, the sole new national opener was Just Getting Started, at tenth with $3.2 million.

The national expansion of The Disaster Artist laughed up $6.4 million. Also continuing slow roll-outs were Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.  Among exclusives, I, Tonya pulled off the box office equivalent of a triple axel with a $248,000 debut from four rinks.

Indian imports were again fallow, with Hindi titles Fukrey Returns and Sat Shri Akaal England opening to respective soft box office of $178,000 and $162,000. But it’s proven to be a strong season for Filipino films with Unexpectedly Yours bowing with $288,000.

Revenues for the three days crawled to about $85 million and took a 20% dip from last weekend. It was less than a percentage downturn change from 2016 when Moana maintained top position with $18.5 million with the opening weekend of Office Christmas Party right behind with $16.9 million.

Expectations weren’t exactly buoyant for Just Getting Started but estimates in the $5-$6 million range proved to be overly confident. Industryites saw the film as the last blow-out of its three-year old distributor. Broad Green stepped out promisingly in 2015 with A Walk in the Woods but has steadily lost momentum since last year’s Bad Santa 2. A fire sale looks imminent.

Weekend (estimates) December 8 – 10, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Coco BV 18.5 (4,920) -33% 3748 135.7
Justice League WB 9.6 (2,740) -42% 3508 211
Wonder Lionsgate 8.4 (2,400) -30% 3519 100.3
The Disaster Artist A24 6.4 (7,580) 426% 840 8
Thor: Ragnarok BV 6.3 (2,070) -36% 3047 301.2
Daddy’s Home 2 Par 5.9 (1,820) -21% 3263 91.1
Murder on the Orient Express Fox 5.1 (1,640) -25% 3089 92.7
The Star Sony 3.7 (1,240) -9% 2976 32
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 3.5 (2,220) -19% 1557 22.2
Just Getting Started Broad Green 3.2 (1,470) NEW 2161 3.2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight 2.9 (1,770) -35% 1620 18.3
A Bad Moms Christmas STX/eOne 2.5 (1,180) -26% 2124 68.6
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 1.1 (27,070) 565% 41 1.3
Roman J. Israel, Esq. Sony .85(590) -56% 1453 11
Darkest Hour Focus .76 (14,410) 607% 53 1.2
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker Street .69 (960) -22% 720 4.3
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .29 (32,550) -1% 9 1.4
Unexpectedly Yours ABS .29 (5,650) NEW 51 0.29
Blade Runner 2046 WB .26 (680) -36% 388 91.2
The Mountain Between Us Fox .26 (480) 343% 535 30.2
I, Tonya Neon .25 (62,050) 4 0.25
Junior majeur Seville .19 (2,490) -33% 77 1.3
Furkey Returns Zee Studios .18 (2,580) NEW 69 0.18
Jigsaw Lionsgate .16 (620) -28% 257 37.8
Sat Shri Akaal England Grand Showbiz .16 (4,150) NEW 39 0.16
Wonder Wheel Amazon .15 (3,170) 18% 47 0.31
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $79.40
% Change (Last Year) -1%
% Change (Last Week) -20%
Also debuting/expanding
My Friend Dahmer FilmRise .13 (1,150) -5% 110 1.1
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mongrel .13 (910) -38% 145 5.8
Malli Raava Blue Sky 98,100 (2,040) 48 0.1
The Florida Project A24/Elevation 93,700 (930) -15% 101 5
Last Flag Flying Lionsgate 46,300 (540) -55% 85 0.92
Noel & Cie MK2 45,400 (950) 48 0.05
The Square Magnolia 42,800 (950) -52% 45 1
Jane Abramorama 41,200 (980) -48% 42 1.3
November Criminals Lotus 6,200 (310) 20 0.01
Bullet Head Saban 4,400 (490) 9 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – November 30, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Warner Bros. (23) 1971.1 20.20%
Buena Vista (10) 1746.6 17.90%
Universal (16) 1451.4 14.90%
20th Century Fox (23) 1196.7 12.30%
Sony (22) 850.9 8.70%
Lionsgate (22) 754.8 7.70%
Paramount (16) 486.2 5.00%
STX (8) 170.3 1.80%
Focus (15) 139.9 1.40%
Weinstein Co. (7) 118.9 1.20%
Open Road (9) 100.5 1.00%
CBS (4) 69.2 0.70%
Fox Searchlight (11) 68 0.70%
A24 (12) 60.6 0.60%
Bleecker Street (7) 51.2 0.50%
Entertainment (3) 51.2 0.50%
eOne/Seville (15) 48.4 0.50%
Other * (342) 416.6 4.30%
9752.5 100%
* none greater than .04%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Coco|4.2|3748|-33%|121.4
The Disaster Artist|2.6|840|416%|4.2
Justice League|2.5|3508|-44%|203.9
Wonder|2.5|3519|-31%|94.4
Thor: Ragnarok|1.7|3047|-38%|296.5
Daddy’s Home 2|1.6|3263|-24%|86.7
Murder on the Orient Express|1.5|3089|-26%|89.1
Just Getting Started|1.1|2161|NEW|1.1
Lady Bird|1|1557|-19%|19.8
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri|0.8|1620|-40%|16.3
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Also Debuting||||
Unexpectedly Yours|88,700|49||
I, Tonya|84,300|4||
Furkey Returns|49,900|69||
Sat Shri Akaal England|43,200|38||
Malli Raava|30,700|46||
Noel & Cie|12,500|48||
November Criminals|2,600|20||
Bullet Head|1,900|9||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Coco led the session with an estimated $26.2 million. The first weekend of December has traditionally been one of the lowest grossing of the calendar, so a lack of new national releases wasn’t unexpected.

Exclusive newcomers were ablaze, with Wonder Wheel, the latest from Woody Allen, circling $142,000 from five locales. The Disaster Artist laughed out a $1.2 million box office from 19 rooms. And Venice best-picture winner The Shape of Water flowed to $163,000 from just two movie palaces. Significant expansions of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Lady Bird bolstered award campaigns for both.

It was another dull frame for Indian imports with Hindi Firangi grossing $127,000 and Telugu Jawaan right behind with $116,000. The reissue of Titanic in 3-D was afloat with $424,000 at 87 venues and The Swindlers from China had OK response of $76,500 on 27 screens.

Revenues for the frame hovered around $105 million and sank 46% from last weekend. It was still an 8% improvement from 2016 when the second weekend of Moana led the field with $28.3 million. With four weeks left in the year box office is running 5% behind last year’s pace and industry mavens don’t expect the gap to shrink significantly even with The Last Jedi in the mix.

Weekend (estimates) December 1 – 3, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Coco BV 26.2 (6,570) -48% 3987 108.8
Justice League WB 16.6 (4,340) -60% 3820 197.3
Wonder Lionsgate 12.3 (3,390) -46% 3449 87.8
Thor: Ragnarok BV 9.5 (3,010) -44% 3148 291.2
Daddy’s Home 2 Par 7.5 (2,210) -43% 3403 82.8
Murder on the Orient Express Fox 6.7 (2,100) -49% 3201 84.8
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight 4.5 (3,160) 3% 1430 13.7
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 4.4 (3,700) 9% 1194 17
The Star Sony 3.9 (1,390) -43% 2822 27.2
A Bad Moms Christmas STX/eOne 3.4 (1,530) -48% 2251 64.8
Roman J. Israel, Esq. Sony 1.9 (1,150) -57% 1669 9.5
The Disaster Artist A24 1.2 (62,840) NEW 19 1.2
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker Street .87 (1,290) -35% 674 3
Titanic (reissue) Par .42 (4,870) NEW 87 0.42
Blade Runner 2046 WB .38 (730) -30% 515 90.8
Junior majeur Seville .31 (3,620) -42% 85 1
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .28 (69,500) -33% 4 0.9
Marshall Open Road .24 (360) 292% 651 9.2
Jigsaw Lionsgate .22 (720) -44% 301 37.6
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mongrel .21 (1,280) -24% 161 5.5
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight .16 (81,600) NEW 2 0.16
Wonder Wheel Amazon .14 (28,460) NEW 5 0.14
My Friend Dahmer FilmRise .14 (1,380) -2% 101 0.94
Firangi Grand Showbiz .13 (1,840) NEW 69 0.13
Jawaan Blue Sky .12 (2,060) NEW 57 0.16
The Florida Project A24/Elevation .12 (1,020) -59% 120 4.9
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $98.97
% Change (Last Year) 8%
% Change (Last Week) -46%
Also debuting/expanding
Darkest Hour Focus .11 (26,950) -38% 4 0.41
Last Flag Flying Lionsgate .10 (930) -35% 110 0.82
The Square Magnolia 74,800 (1,410) -34% 53 0.93
The Swindlers Well Go 76,500 (2,830) 27 0.08
Jane Abramorama 72,600 (1,480) -13% 49 1.3
Novitiate Sony Classics 52,300 ((320) -36% 163 0.47
The House Next Door CineGalaxy 37,200 (1,490) 25 0.04
Oxygen CineGalaxy 20,500 (790) 26 0.02
Daisy Winters Hannover House 16,600 (210) 78 0.02
The Other Side of Hope Janus 14,900 (4,970) 3 0.01
Thiruttu Payale 2 Magnus 7,400 (440) 17 0.01
Radius Film Movement 6,700 (960) 7 0.01
Mathilde Kinofilm 6,500 (6,500) 1 0.01
The Brotherhood of the Blades II Well Go 5,300 (2,650) 2 0.01
24 Hours to Live Saban 5,100 (510) 10 0.01
Love Beats Rhymes Film Arcade 5,100 (510) 10 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – November 30, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Warner Bros. (23) 1971.1 20.20%
Buena Vista (10) 1746.6 17.90%
Universal (16) 1451.4 14.90%
20th Century Fox (23) 1196.7 12.30%
Sony (22) 850.9 8.70%
Lionsgate (22) 754.8 7.70%
Paramount (16) 486.2 5.00%
STX (8) 170.3 1.80%
Focus (15) 139.9 1.40%
Weinstein Co. (7) 118.9 1.20%
Open Road (9) 100.5 1.00%
CBS (4) 69.2 0.70%
Fox Searchlight (11) 68 0.70%
A24 (12) 60.6 0.60%
Bleecker Street (7) 51.2 0.50%
Entertainment (3) 51.2 0.50%
eOne/Seville (15) 48.4 0.50%
Other * (342) 416.6 4.30%
9752.5 100%
* none greater than .04%
Top Global Grossers (Januray 2 – November 30, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 1,262,158,904
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1,236,517,749
Despicable Me 3 Uni 1,031,074,821
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 881,246,309
Wolf Warrior II Bona; Well Go 867,876,145
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 862,581,275
Wonder Woman WB 824,519,701
Thor: Ragnarok BVI 800,580,860
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 769,452,354
It WB 693,790,529
Logan Fox 618,191,538
Kong: Skull Island WB 564,663,975
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 558,357,889
Dunkirk WB 520,985,925
Justice League WB 518,160,993
The Boss Baby Fox; DmWks 496,799,169
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 490,662,665
The Mummy Uni 409,418,713
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox 394,282,988
La La Land * Lionsgate 384,729,036
Cars 3 BV 383,630,743
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 381,082,129
Sing * Uni 369,492,462
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 344,515,124
The Great Wall Uni; China Film 334,476,016
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Coco|6.3|3987|-67%|88.9
Justice League|4.6|3820|-72%|185.3
Wonder|3.6|3449|-59%|79.1
Thor: Ragnarok|2.5|3148|-63%|284.3
Daddy’s Home 2|2.1|3403|-58%|77.4
Murder on the Orient Express|2|3201|-62%|80.1
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri|1.4|1430|-17%|10.5
Lady Bird|1.2|1194|-18%|13.8
A Bad Moms Christmas|1.1|2251|-39%|62.5
The Star|0.85|2822|-69%|24.1
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Also Debuting||||
The Disaster Artist|0.48|19||
Titanic (reissue)|0.17|87||
The Shape of Water|55,500|2||
Jawaan|39,900|57||
Wonder Wheel|37,200|5||
Firangi|35,600|69||
The Swindlers|21,600|27||
The House Next Door|10,900|23||
Daisy Winters|7,300|78||
Oxygen|7,000|26||
The Other Side of Hope |4,100|3||
Love Beats Rhymes|2,750|8||
Thiruttu Payale 2|2,400|15||
Radius|2,300|7||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Coco prevailed at the Thanksgiving movie feast with an estimated $49.3 million for the weekend and a 5-day gross of $71.5 million. The session’s other national newcomer was the legal eagle Roman J. Israel, Esq. with $4.5 million that ranked ninth. All figures reflect 3-day portion of the holiday.

In limited wide, the tale of Dickens writing “A Christmas Carol,” The Man Who Invented Christmas bowed to a modest $1.3 million. Indian imports were again tepid with Telugu Mental Madhilo providing a faint pulse of $127,000 at 79 venues. Conversely there’s nothing like a hockey movie to stir up audiences north of the border and Junior majeur was a winning slapshot in Quebec with $767,000 at 94 rinks.

Exclusive activity included doc Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story grossing $17,100 on a single Manhattan screen. Fest faves with awards buzz provided Gary Oldman-Winston Churchill Darkest Hour with $174,000 at four sites and a very potent $389,000 for the romance Call Me By Your Name also at four locations.

The session also saw significant expansions for both Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with both maintaining commercial propulsion in the awards season.

Revenues for the frame approached $190 million and ebbed back 6% from last weekend. It was a slight 1% improvement from 2016 when the debut of Moana topped the charts with $56.6 million and the incoming Allied ranked fourth with $12.7 million.

The tale of musical rebellion wrapped up in Mexico’s Dia das Mortes Coco bowed a month and set new box office records in Mexico with a cume that’s surpassed $53 million. Industry pundits were bullish on its domestic prospects with predictions of $70 million to $75 million for its opening five days. The film had a slight 53% female tilt with 56% of viewers aged 25-years and younger and 73% of the audience identifying as families.

Coco also spread its wings in 25 international markets to an estimated $30 million. China led with $18 million and Russia grossed $3 million. The brunt of the initial releases are in secondary markets with few Latin territories in the mix.

Anticipation for Roman J. Israel, Esq. was less buoyant as a counter-programmer than the prior weekend’s Wonder v. Justice League. Its audience was 52% male with 77% aged 25-years and older.

Weekend (estimates) November 24 – 26, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Coco BV 49.3 (12,360) NEW 3987 71.5
Justice League WB 40.9 (10,100) -56% 4051 171.8
Wonder Lionsgate 22.2 (6,990) -20% 3172 69.2
Thor: Ragnarok BV 16.8 (5,120) -22% 3281 277.5
Murder on Orient Express Fox 13.0 (4,140) -6% 3152 74.3
Daddy’s Home 2 Par 13.0 (3,690) -10% 3518 72.4
The Star Sony 6.8 (2,400) -31% 2837 22
A Bad Moms Christmas STX/eOne 4.9 (2,130) -30% 2306 59.6
Roman J. Israel, Esq. Sony 4.5 (2,680) 7109% 1669 6.2
Three Billboards Fox Searchlight 4.3 (7,050) 293% 614 7.6
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 4.0 (5,030) 58% 791 10.7
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker Street 1.3 (2,140) NEW 626 1.8
Junior majeur Seville .77 (8,160) NEW 94 0.81
Blade Runner 2046 WB .53 (1,220) -16% 434 90
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .39 (97,250) NEW 4 0.39
Jigsaw Lionsgate .38 (1,000) -65% 383 37.2
Loving Vincent Good Deed .26 (1,780) -35% 147 5.1
The Florida Project A24/Elevation .22 (1,330) -27% 164 4.7
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Lionsgate .19 (770) -59% 248 47
The Lego Ninjago Movie WB .19 (650) -25% 292 59.2
It WB .18 (770) -19 231 327.1
Last Flag Flying Lionsgate .18 (1,810) 45% 98 0.67
Darkest Hour Focus .17 (43,650) NEW 4 0.25
My Friend Dahmer FilmRise .15 (1,860) -7% 81 0.74
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $182.30
% Change (Last Year) 1%
% Change (Last Week) -6%
Also debuting/expanding
Mental Madhilo Freeze Frame .13 (1,610) 79 0.16
Victoria & Abdul Focus .12 (810) -46% 144 21.9
The Square Magnolia .11 (2,090) 1% 53 0.74
Let There Be Light Atlas 89,300 (500) -75% 199 7
Jane Abramorama 81,200 (1,590) -32% 51 1.2
Novitiate Sony Classics 75,700 (630) 19% 120 0.37
The Killing of a Sacred Deer A24 62,600 (1.060) -67% 59 2.1
Explosion China Lion 58,300 (1,770) 33 0.06
Bomnshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Zeitgeist 17,100 (17,100) 1 0.02
L’Amant double MK2 11,500 (1,910) 6 0.01
The Passion of Joan of Arc (reissue) Janus 6,500 (6,500) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – November 23, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Warner Bros. (23) 1900.5 20.00%
Buena Vista (10) 1665.2 17.50%
Universal (16) 1451.1 15.30%
20th Century Fox (23) 1179.6 12.40%
Sony (22) 836.8 8.80%
Lionsgate (22) 721.1 7.60%
Paramount (16) 470.3 5.00%
STX (8) 162.6 1.70%
Focus (14) 139.4 1.50%
Weinstein Co. (7) 118.9 1.20%
Open Road (9) 100.5 1.10%
CBS (4) 69.2 0.70%
Fox Searchlight (11) 62.1 0.65%
A24 (12) 54.9 0.60%
Entertainment (3) 51.2 0.55%
Bleecker Street (7) 49.5 0.50%
eOne/Seville (14) 46.9 0.50%
Other * (338) 413.2 4.40%
9493 100%
* none greater than .04%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – November 23, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India 21,086,279
The Beguiled Focus 10,630,795
Marshall Open Road 8,820,763
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation 8,580,409
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia/Mongrel 7,123,919
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside/Elevation 7,115,584
Silence * Par 6,826,130
Let There Be Light Atlas 6,738,588
Lady Bird A24 6,661,088
Lowriders High Top 6,268,060
De Pere en flic 2 Seville 5,871,581
Maudie Mongrel/IFC 5,844,175
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville 5,816,713
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics 5,617,731
20th Century Women * A24/Elevation 5,486,188
Your Name FunImation 5,014,670
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mongrel 4,884,746
The Book of Henry Focus 4,458,877
The Florida Project A24/Elevation 4,444,815
A Beautiful Planet * Imax 4,389,580
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Coco|18.6|3987|New|40.9
Justice League|16.5|4051|-36%|128.4
Wonder|8.7|3172|-10%|51.9
Thor: Ragnarok|6.6|3281|16%|267.3
Murder on the Orient Express|5.2|3152|28%|66.4
Daddy’s Home 2|5|3518|26%|64.4
The Star|2.8|2837|0%|17.9
A Bad Moms Christmas|1.8|2306|-23%|54.8
Roman J. Israel, Esq.|2|1669|7639%|3.5
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri|1.6|614|383%|4.8
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Also Debuting||||
The Man Who Invented Christmas|0.51|626||
Junior majeur|0.26|94||
Call Me By Your Name|0.16|4||
Darkest Hour|61,200|4||
Mental Madhilo|35,900|79||
Explosion|22,400|30||
Bomnshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story|6,050|1||
L’Amant double|3,300|6||
The Passion of Joan of Arc (reissue)|2,600|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

The righteous prevailed as Justice League dominated the marketplace with an estimated $95.6 million debut. Counterprogramming still proved effective with Wonder charting second with a potent $27.1 million and inspirational animated The Star grossing $9.8 million.

Exclusives were led by Roman J. Israel, Esq., which launched at four locations to $64,700 prior to a wide expansion Wednesday. Expansions of Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri sizzled as early favorites in an awards season that’s just starting. Indian imports had bland returns with Tamil Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru opening to $243,000, while Hindi Tumhari Sulu< entered with a $182,000 box office. Also soft was The Ghost Bride> from the Philippines with a $47,600 tally from 39 haunts.

Expectations were high for Justice League while critical response faulted its somber tone at the expense of simple fun. Nonetheless industry trackers predicted a debut of more than $100 million and the film came close to a bullseye on the domestic front. A studio spokesman admitted that both domestic and international results were below internal projections, but that holiday viewing could improve its vitality. Exit demos identified the audience as 58% male with 69% aged 25-years and older.

The costumed crusaders opened in 65 foreign markets to an estimated $185 million. China led with $51 million.Justice was strong in Latin territories, with Brazil leading with $14 million and Mexico posting $9.5 million. Other hefty grossers included the UK with $9.8 million and Australia opening with $6.3 million.

Revenues for the session touched $200 million and improved 35% from last weekend. It was a 28% uptick from 2016 when the debut of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them led with a $74.4 million debut and Doctor Strange took bridesmaid spot with $17.8 million.

Audience response to Wonder was  jaw-dropping. Few expected the uplifting tear-jerker to gross more than $18 million and industry mavens are doing a collective-head scratch to explain. Even factoring in potent word-of-mouth and social media buzz fails to explain its potent debut. Unsurprisingly it tilted 58% female with 66% of the audience aged 25 and older.

The Star also significantly topped high-end estimates of $8 million. The tale of Joseph and Mary’s donkey appeared to be the sort of hokum that draws family audiences, which comprised 61% of viewers. Nonetheless 55% of the audience was aged 25 and older. Females accounted for 62% of the audience.

Weekend (estimates) November 17 – 19, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Justice League WB 95.6 (23,620) NEW 4052 95.6
Wonder Lionsgate 27.1 (8,760) NEW 3096 27.1
Thor: Ragnarok BV 21.7 (5,340) -62% 4060 247.3
Daddy’s Home 2 Par 14.8 (4,130) -50% 3575 50.5
Murder on the Orient Express Fox 13.7 (4,080) -52% 3354 51.6
The Star Sony 9.8 (3,470) NEW 2837 9.8
A Bad Moms Christmas STX/eOne 6.9 (2,330) -40% 2948 50.9
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 2.5 (10,420) 107% 238 4.7
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight 1.1 (21,540) 248% 52 1.6
Jigsaw Lionsgate 1.1 (900) -69% 1201 36.5
Blade Runner 2046 WB .61 (1,300) -58% 466 89.3
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Lionsgate .49 (680) -76% 718 46.7
Geostorm WB .39 (780) -76% 502 32.6
Loving Vincent Good Deed .38 (1,800) -25% 212 4.6
Let There Be Light Atlas .34 (630) -70% 542 6.7
The Florida Project A24/Elevation .31 (1,440) -42% 217 4.3
The Lego Ninjago Movie WB .25 (550) -69% 455 58.9
Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru ATMUS .24 (2,610) NEW 93 0.28
Only the Brave Sony .23 (640) -75% 363 17.6
Happy Death Day Uni .22 (510) -83% 427 55.4
Victoria & Abdul Focus .22 (840) -68% 257 21.7
The Killing of a Sacred Deer A24 .18 (970) -60% 190 2
Tumhari Sulu Grand Shiwbiz .18 (2,930) NEW 62 0.18
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox .17 (630) -59% 271 99.7
My Friend Dahmer FilmRise .16 (2,010) -15% 79 0.48
The Foreigner STX/VVS .16 (630) -80% 250 33.9
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $195.40
% Change (Last Year) 28%
% Change (Last Week) 35%
Also debuting/expanding
Marshall Open Road .13 (480) -68% 275 8.8
Last Flag Flying Lionsgate .12 (1,980) -33% 59 0.41
Jane Abramorama .11 (1,370) -50% 84 1
LBJ Electric 90,500 (670) -81% 135 2.3
The Square Magnolia 89,300 (1,720) -41% 52 0.61
Wonderstruck Roadside Attractions 66,300 (580) -73% 114 1
Roman J. Israel, Esq. Sony 64,700 (16,180) 4 0.06
Novitiate Sony Classics 61,600 (1,010) 16% 61 0.25
The Ghost Bride ABS 47,600 (1,,220) 39 0.04
Verna Hum 44,400 ((1,930) 23 0.04
The Breadwinner Gkids 14,500 (4,830) 3 0.01
Prematho Mee Karthik Raman 10,900 (450) 24 0.01
The Crime of Monsieur Lange (reissue) Rialto 9,300 (9,300) 1 0.01
Mudbound Netflix 5,700 (2,850) 2 0.01
On the Beach at Night Alone Cinema Guild 8,400 (4,200) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – November 16, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Warner Bros. (20) 1786.7 19.50%
Buena Vista (9) 1607.9 17.50%
Universal (16) 1450.2 15.80%
20th Century Fox (23) 1155.8 12.60%
Sony (20) 819.5 8.90%
Lionsgate (21) 675.7 7.30%
Paramount (16) 446.6 4.90%
STX (8) 154.7 1.70%
Focus (14) 139.1 1.50%
Weinstein Co. (7) 118.8 1.30%
Open Road (9) 100.2 1.10%
CBS (4) 69.2 0.75%
Fox Searchlight (11) 59.1 0.65%
Entertainment (3) 51.2 0.55%
A24 (12) 49.7 0.55%
Bleecker Street (6) 48.9 0.50%
Other * (343) 452.1 4.90%
9185.4 100%
* none greater than .04%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – November 16, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 504,014,165
Wonder Woman WB 412,563,408
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 389,813,101
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 334,137,958
It WB 326,748,251
Despicable Me 3 Uni 264,069,520
Logan Fox 226,277,068
The Fate of the Furious Uni 225,966,192
Thor: Ragnarok BVI 225,596,170
Dunkirk WB 188,028,882
The Lego Batman Movie WB 175,969,510
Get Out Uni 175,589,248
The Boss Baby Fox 175,001,663
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 172,610,484
Kong: Skull Island WB 168,583,087
Hidden Figures * Fox 167,061,097
Cars 3 BV 153,016,558
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 146,865,336
Split Uni 138,280,171
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 130,656,140
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Justice League|38.8|4051|New|38.8
Wonder|9.6|3096|New|9.6
Thor: Ragnarok|5.8|4080|-68%|231.4
Murder on the Orient Express|4.1|3354|-62%|42
Daddy’s Home 2|3.9|3575|-64%|39.7
The Star|2.8|2837|New|2.8
A Bad Moms Christmas|2.3|2948|-44%|46.3
Lady Bird|0.7|238|83%|2.9
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri|0.3|53|215%|0.75
Jigsaw|0.3|1201|-72%|35.7
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Also Debuting||||
Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru|75,300|93||
Tumhari Sulu|53,000|62||
Roman J. Israel, Esq.|22,800|4||
Verna|12,400|23||
The Ghost Bride|11,300|39||
Prematho Mee Karthik|7,100|24||
The Breadwinner|4,400|3||
On the Beach at Night Alone|3,350|2||
The Crime of Monsieur Lange (reissue)|2,400|1||
Mudbound|1,850|2||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok rocked and yokked to the top once more with an estimated $57.3 million. A pair of new national releases started out well: Daddy’s Home 2 took with $29.7 million while the remake of Murder on the Orient Express came into the station with $28.3 million.

Exclusive openers were dominated by the potent $321,000 debut of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri from four outskirts. There were good expansions for Last Flag Flying and My Friend Dahmer, and a still-sizzling response to Lady Bird of $1.2 million from a mere 37 locations.

Indian imports were soft, including the Hindi Quarib Quarib Single, which grossed $138,000 and dual-language C/o Surya with $93,600.

Revenues topped $150 million and took a 17% slide from last weekend. It was a more tempered 5% drop from 2016 when second weekends of Doctor Strange and Trolls were in the forefront with $42.9 million and $34.9 million weekends and newcomer Arrival grossed $24.1 million. Domestic box office passed $9 billion Friday, approximately nine days earlier than last year.

Tracking for Daddy’s Home gave a slight edge with the sequel expected to gross around $30 million. Wth generally lackluster response to 2017 movie comedies, the few bright spots included Girls Trip. The original Daddy’s Home was a box office surprise, so fingers were crossed.

Studio exit polling identified the crowd as 57% female with a significant percentage of viewers identifying as families. Half were aged 35 and older. The film doesn’t open in significant international territories until November 23 but began in Holland and Romania to an estimated $430,000.

Despite four decades since the last Murder on the Orient Express, the big screen revival of Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Hercule Poirot seemed a questionable commercial prospect. Filmed in 70mm (but with only four American locales projecting in that format) the production exceeded high-end estimates with an older crowd embracing it. The film tilted female with 56% of attendees and overall 76% of viewers were 25 and older. Still, 44% of the audience fell into the demo of 18-to-35 years. Murder made its first stop last weekend in the U.K., with a potent $6.6 million. This weekend added 56 foreign markets and an estimated $46 million including a health $19 million opening in China. Other key markets included Russia with $5.7 million and a $3 million start in Australia.

Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Thor: Ragnarok BV 57.3 (14,050) -53% 4080 212.3
Daddy’s Home 2 Par 29.7 (8,320) NEW 3575 29.7
Murder on the Orient Express Fox 28.3 (8,460) NEW 3341 28.3
A Bad Moms Christmas STX/eOne 11.6 (3,200) -31% 3615 39.9
Jigsaw Lionsgate 3.4 (1,300) -47% 2651 34.4
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Lionsgate 2.1 (1,090) -54% 1900 45.9
Geostorm WB 1.6 (930) -51% 1685 31.7
Blade Runner 2046 WB 1.4 (1,670) -38% 863 88
Happy Death Day Uni 1.3 (840) -51% 1564 54.9
Lady Bird A24 1.2 (33,050) 235% 37 1.7
Let There Be Light Atlas 1.1 (1,390) -37% 774 5.9
Only the Brave Sony .96 (790) -50% 1207 17.1
Thank You for Your Service Uni .89 (660) -59% 1348 9.1
The Lego Ninjago Movie WB .82 (1,060) 2% 771 58.5
The Foreigner STX/VVS .76 (1,030) -52% 737 33.4
Victoria & Abdul Focus .67 (1.070) -44% 637 21.1
The Florida Project A24/Elevation .56 (2,460) -11% 229 3.8
My Little Pony Lionsgate .53 (890) -13% 592 21.5
LBJ Electric .51 (840) -54% 607 2.1
Loving Vincent Good Deed .50 (2,370) -16% 212 3.9
The Killing of a Sacred Deer A24 .46 (1,940) 18% 238 1.5
American Made Uni .45 (1,080) -44% 419 50.7
It WB .45 (770) -52% 578 326.6
Marshall Open Road .42 (700) -17% 601 8.5
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox .42 (990) -45% 421 99.4
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $145.20
% Change (Last Year) -5%
% Change (Last Week) -17%
Also debuting/expanding
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Searchlight .32 (80,260) 4 0.32
Wonderstruck Roadside .24 (910) 3% 261 0.82
Jane Abramorama .22 (2,260) -2% 96 0.81
Goodbye Christopher Robin Searchlight .18 (940) -48% 196 1.5
My Friend Dahmer FilmRise .18 (3,570) 412% 51 0.23
Last Flag Flying Lionsgate .17 (5,340) 321% 32 0.24
The Square Magnolia .14 (3,080) 14% 46 0.43
Qarib Qarib Single Zee Studios .14 (2,190) 63 0.14
C/O Surya Narasimha 93,600 (1,440) 65 0.09
Novitiate Sony Classics 53,400 (1,840) 1% 29 0.16
Barbara MK2 22,200 (3,700) 6 0.02
No Greater Love Atlas 20,100 (910) 22 0.02
Aramm ATMUS 15,100 (940) 16 0.02
Nous sommes les autres Seville 12,700 (1,410) 9 0.01
Thelma Orchard 10,500 (10,500) 1 0.01
Heart Blackened CJ 9,600 (4,800) 2 0.01
Intent to Destroy Abramorama 7,500 (2,500) 3 0.01
Pottersville SP 4,900 (700) 7 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – November 9, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Warner Bros. (20) 1780.9 19.80%
Buena Vista (9) 1537.2 17.10%
Universal (16) 1446.6 16.10%
20th Century Fox (22) 1116.9 12.40%
Sony (20) 818.1 9.10%
Lionsgate (20) 668.1 7.40%
Paramount (15) 410.8 4.60%
Focus (14) 138.1 1.55%
STX (8) 137.7 1.55%
Weinstein Co. (7) 118.7 1.30%
Open Road (9) 99.6 1.10%
CBS (4) 69.1 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (10) 58.3 0.65%
Entertainment (3) 51.1 0.55%
Bleecker Street (6) 48.9 0.55%
A24 (12) 46.7 0.50%
Other * (339) 442.2 4.90%
8989 100%
* none greater than .04%

Friday Box-Office Estimates

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok | 18.7 |4080| -55% |173.7
Daddy’s Home 2 | 10.8 |3575 |New |10.8
Murder on the Orient Express | 10.7| 3341| New |10.7
A Bad Moms Christmas |4.1 |3615 |-25% |32.5
Jigsaw | 1.1 |2651 |-45% |32.1
Boo 2! | 0.65| 1900 |-47% |44.5
Geostorm | 0.45 |1685| -44% |30.5
Happy Death Day | 0.45| 1564| -42%| 54.1
Blade Runner 2049 | 0.4| 863| -32% |87
Lady Bird | 0.4 |37| 249%| 0.9

Also Debuting
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | 0.1| 4
C/O Surya | 50,200| 62
Qarib Qarib Single | 39,700 |63
No Greater Love | 9,200 |22
Barbara | 5,400| 5
Aramm | 4,100 |15
Thelma | 3,500 |1
Nous sommes les autres | 2,800 |9
Intent to Destroy | 2,000 |3
Pottersville | 1,850| 7
Heart Blackened | 1,800| 1

The Weekend Report

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok arrived with a thunderous estimate of $121.3 million to command about two of every three movie tickets sold over the weekend. That left a $17 million sliver for counter-programmer A Bad Moms Christmas, the other wide release. LBJ opened on a limited wide basis to a disappointing $1.1 million.

Exclusive newcomers were dominated by a powerful $372,000 launch for Lady Bird from four bedrooms while Last Flag Flying fluttered softly to $43,300 at a quartet of venues. Let There Be Light, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Florida Project were among effective expansions. Top Indian imports were Hindi Ittefaq and Telugu PSV Garduda Vega, which bowed to solid respective figures of $287,000 and $249,000.

Revenues for the frame approached $180 million and experienced a significant 139% climb from last weekend. It was still a 7% erosion from 2016 when debuts of Doctor Strange, Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge led the charge with respective openings of $85.1 million, $46.6 million and $15.2 million.

The coming of Odin’s favorite son was presaged last weekend when Ragnarok opened in 36 foreign climes to $109 million. The domestic debut appeared ready to bow with a six-figure number and studio reps notched its prospects around $110 million. Exit polling identified the opening audience as 56% male with 63% 25 and older. The 17-to-34 demographic comprised 50% of overall viewers. The film’s second weekend overseas added 19 markets and $150 million to its tally, propelled by a $55.6 million launch in China. Other debuting nations included a buoyant $10.8 million in Mexico, a staggering $5.2 million in India and Germany grossing $5.5 million.

On the heels of its sleeper success, the Bad Moms crew was expected to deliver about a $15 million weekend of yuletide cheer. It wisely chose to slip into the marketplace on Wednesday and grossed $4.5 million in two days.

Weekend (estimates) November 3 – 5, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Thor: Ragnarok BV 121.3 (2,,720) NEW 4080 121.3
A Bad Moms Christmas STX/eOne 17.0 (4,700) NEW 3615 21.5
Jigsaw Lionsgate 6.5 (2,220) -61% 2941 28.7
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Lionsgate 4.6 (2,110) -54% 2202 42.9
Geostorm WB 3.1 (1,160) -48% 2666 28.8
Happy Death Day Uni 2.8 (1,290) -45% 2184 53
Blade Runner 2046 WB 2.2 (1,530) -46% 1464 85.5
Thank You for Your Service Uni 2.2 (1,080) -41% 2083 7.3
Only the Brave Sony 1.9 (930) -45% 2073 15.3
Let There Be Light Atlas 1.7 (2,620) -3% 642 4.1
The Foreigner STX/VVS 1.5 (1,060) -55% 1456 31.9
Victoria & Abdul Focus 1.2 (1,490) -27% 796 19.8
Suburbicon Par/Elevation 1.2 (570) -58% 2046 5.1
LBJ Electric 1.1 (1,640) NEW 659 1.1
It WB .95 (880) -62% 1081 325.8
American Made Uni .80 (1,200) -53% 663 50
The Lego Ninjago Movie WB .76 (970) -41% 785 57.5
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox .75 (930) -54% 802 98.6
The Florida Project A24/Elevation .65 (3,450) 25% 189 3
My Little Pony Lionsgate .63 (800) -39% 785 20.9
Loving Vincent Good Deed .56 (2,720) 18% 205 3
Marshall Open Road .50 (980) -45% 514 7.8
The Mountain Between Us Fox .46 (640) -65% 716 29
Same Kind of Different as Me Pure Flix .43 (820) -65% 524 5.7
The Killing of a Sacred Deer A24 .40 (4,630) 77% 86 0.9
Lady Bird A24 .37 (93,100) NEW 4 0.37
Goodbye Christopher Robin Fox Searchlight .35 (1,330) 3% 262 1.1
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $173.90
% Change (Last Year) -7%
% Change (Last Week) 139%
Also debuting/expanding
Ittefaq Yash Raj .29 (4,280) 67 0.29
Seven Sundays ABS .26 (4,650) -28% 55 0.84
PSV Garuda Vega Wall Poster .25 (3,070) 81 0.28
Wonderstruck Roadside Attractions .24 (2,010) 83% 121 0.51
Battle of the Sexes Fox Searchlight .18 (1,160) -43% 158 12.3
Jane Abramorama .18 (3,290) 23% 55 0.47
The Square Magnolia .10 (5,370) 37% 19 0.21
Sardar Mohammed White Hill 71,600 (1,840) 39 0.7
Novitiate Sony Classics 53,400 (3,340) 135% 16 0.9
Last Flag Flying Lionsgate 43,300 (10,820) 4 0.04
Blade of the Immortal Magnolia 42,600 (1,580) 27 0.04
Next Nuvve Click 38,900 (670) 58 0.04
My Friend Dahmer FilmRise 35,800 (8,950) 4 0.04
Villain Zee Studios 26,900 (660) 41 0.03
1945 Menemsha 23,300 (7,770) 2 0.02
Wait for Your Laugh Vitagraph 16,900 (8,450) 2 0.02
Les Grands espirits Axia 11,400 (1,630) 7 0.01
Battlecreek Hannover House 8,800 (350) 25 0.01
Le Petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes Fun Film 8,700 (1,740) 5 0.01
The Jade Pendant Crimson Forrest 8,400 (4,200) 2 0.01
Gilbert Gravitas 6,900 (6,900) 1 0.01
Most Beautiful Island Goldwyn 5,900 (590) 10 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – November 2, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Warner Bros. (20) 1770.8 20.20%
Universal (16) 1438.4 16.40%
Buena Vista (9) 1396.9 15.90%
20th Century Fox (22) 1115.1 12.70%
Sony (20) 814.9 9.30%
Lionsgate (20) 652.9 7.40%
Paramount (15) 409.2 4.70%
Focus (14) 136.3 1.60%
Weinstein Co. (7) 118.5 1.35%
STX (8) 116.9 1.35%
Open Road (9) 98.9 1.10%
CBS (4) 69.1 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (10) 57.5 0.65%
Entertainment (3) 51.1 0.60%
Bleecker Street (6) 48.9 0.55%
A24 (11) 45 0.50%
Other * (331) 429.3 4.90%
8769.7 100%
* none greater than .04%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – November 2, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 1,262,158,904
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1,236,486,021
Despicable Me 3 Uni 1,030,942,072
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 879,942,083
Wolf Warrior II Bona Intl 867,853,287
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 862,581,275
Wonder Woman WB 824,507,235
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 769,452,354
It WB 670,632,698
Logan Fox 618,191,538
Kong: Skull Island WB 564,663,975
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 558,357,889
Dunkirk WB 520,746,030
The Boss Baby Fox; DmWks 496,799,169
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 489,529,773
The Mummy Uni 409,418,713
La La Land * Lionsgate 384,729,036
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox 381,270,910
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 381,082,129
Cars 3 BV 380,820,958
Sing * Uni 369,492,462
xXx: Return of Xander Cage Par 344,515,124
The Great Wall Uni; China Film 334,476,016
Never Say Die Huaxia 319,368,805
The Lego Batman Movie WB 314,542,428
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok * | 46.7| 4080 |New| 46.7
A Bad Moms Christmas | 5.5| 3615 |New |10
Jigsaw | 2| 2941| -66% |24.2
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween | 1.2 |2202 |-54%| 39.5
Geostorm | 0.8| 2666 |-48% |26.5
Happy Death Day | 0.8| 2184| -49% |50.9
Thank You for Your Service | 0.65| 2083| -56% |5.7
Blade Runner 2049 | 0.6| 1464 |-46%| 83.8
Only the Brave | 0.55 |2073 |-47%| 13.9
Let There Be Light | 0.6| 641| -19%| 2.9

Also Debuting
LBJ | 0.33| 659
Lady Bird | 0.11| 4
Ittefaq Yash | 84,200 |67
PSV Garuda Vega | 70,700| 81
Next Nuvve | 19,200| 58
Sardar Mohammed | 19,100 |37
Blade of the Immortal | 15,500 |27
Last Flag Flying | 11,700 |4
My Friend Dahmer | 11,000| 4
Wait for Your Laugh | 9,300| 2
Villain | 5,500| 33
1945 | 4,900| 2
Gilbert | 4,100| 1
Battlecreek | 4,000 |25
Les Grands espirits | 3,600| 7
The Jade Pendant | 3,500 |2
Most Beautiful Island | 3,200| 10
Le Petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes | 3,000 |5

The Weekend Report

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

There was no puzzling as the debut of Jigsaw ascended to the top of the weekend with an estimated $16.2 million. Two other films bowed nationally to dismal results in a depressed marketplace. Thank You for Your Service — a story of returning soldiers from Iraq — opened to $3.7 million while the Coens-penned comedy Suburbicon fled with $2.8 million.

Religious-slanted Let There Be Light had a very good start of $1.7 million while the = All I See is You lost focus with $130,000 tally at 283 venues. New Indian imports failed to dent last weekend’s Diwali openers with the best start from Telugu Vunnadi Okate Zindagi, with a $198,000 gross from 112 locations. Filipino family comedy Seven Sundays had one of the year’s best starts with a $308,000 opening. in Québec, local historical novel adaptation Pieds nus dans l’aube had a promising debut of $124,000.

Best of the incoming exclusives was Sweden’s Cannes-prized The Square, which grossed $67,800 from four galleries. Expansions of The Killing of a Sacred Deer and the documentary Jane maintained initial momentum.

Revenues for the frame sank to their lowest point in 2017 with slightly more than $75 million generated for the weekend. Box office sank 24% from seven days earlier and was 15% off of the 2016 comparable when the second week of the initial Boo! led with $17.2 million and newcomer Inferno fizzled with $14.9 million.

The international marketplace had upbeat news with the start of Thor: Ragnarok, whch opens domestically later this week. It bowed in 36 foreign climes to an estimated $107 million with the U.K. nosing out South Korea with $15.8 million to $15.5 million. Also getting an early start was Disney’s Latin-flavored Coco, which opened in Mexico timed to Day of the Dead celebrations with a potent $8.4 million.

The title’s new but the Saw franchise continues to cut a swath through the marketplace with grisly tales of dismemberment. The series that began in 2004 appeared to be retired in 2010 with “The Final Chapter” in 3D. But you can’t keep a bad man down, and despite the diminishing returns of the new eighth installment Jigsaw is apt to be profitable. Studio exit demos identified the crowd as 51% male with 52% aged 25 and younger. Jigsaw also opened in 46 overseas territories to an estimated $9.5 million. Top markets included the U.K. with $2.3 million, Russia with $1.7 million and Germany providing $1.4 million.

It was evident that Thank You for Your Service would have a difficult time in the marketplace with a sobering narrative of returning veterans. Playdates were concentrated in the heartland and proved effective in getting close to top end hopes of a $4 million box office.

Suburbicon proved to be a near total turnoff for audiences and fell well below tracking reports that suggested a $5-$6 million opening. Even its studio was dismissive of the effort, emphasizing that it had U.S.-only rights, scored a D- on CinemaScore (improving on mother!’s F) and had an audience that was 54% aged 50 and older.

Weekend (estimates) October 27 – 29, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jigsaw Lionsgate 16.2 (5,510) NEW 2941 16.2
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Lionsgate 10.1 (4,220) -52% 2388 35.6
Geostorm WB 5.6 (1,740) -59% 3246 23.5
Happy Death Day Uni 5.1 (1,440) -46% 3535 48.4
Blade Runner 2046 WB 4.0 (1,640) -46% 2421 81.4
Thank You for Your Service Uni 3.7 (1,790) NEW 2054 3.7
Only the Brave Sony 3.4 (1,330) -43% 2577 11.9
The Foreigner STX/VVS 3.3 (1,310) -43% 2505 28.9
Suburbicon Par/Elevation 2.8 (1,360) NEW 2046 2.8
It WB 2,4 (950) -29% 2560 323.7
Let There Be Light Atlas 1.7 (4,650) NEW 373 1.7
American Made Uni 1.7 (1,080) -46% 1558 48.5
Victoria & Abdul Focus 1.6 (1,540) -24% 1044 17.7
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox 1.6 (1,070) -47% 1489 97.3
The Mountain Between Us Fox 1.3 (640) -53% 2029 28
The Lego Ninjago Movie WB 1.2 (810) -47% 1474 56.4
The Snowman Uni 1.2 (640) -65% 1815 5.8
Same Kind of Different as Me Pure Flix 1.2 (950) -54% 1238 4.7
My Little Pony Lionsgate .95 (560) -53% 1682 20
Marshall Open Road .91 (1,060) -39% 857 6.9
The Florida Project A24 .53 (3,640) -12% 145 2.1
Golmaal Again Reliance .51 (2,190) -50% 231 1.9
Secret Superstar Zee Studios .45 (2,720) -42% 166 1.6
Loving Vincent Good Deed .44 (2,730) 2% 160 2.1
Goodbye Christopher Robin Fox Searchlight .33 (1,540) 115% 213 0.63
Seven Sundays ABS .31 (5,400) NEW 57 0.31
Battle of the Sexes Fox Searchlight .31 (1,050) -48% 291 12
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $71.00
% Change (Last Year) -15%
% Change (Last Week) -24%
Also debuting/expanding
The Killing of a Sacred Deer A24 .22 (6,610) 89% 33 0.39
Vunnadi Okate Zindagi US Telugu .20 (1,770) 112 0.2
All I See is You Open Road .13 (470) 283 0.13
Wonderstruck Roadside Attractions .12 (2,930) 87% 42 0.21
Pieds nus dans l’aube Seville .12 (3,440) 36 0.12
Jane Abramorama .12 (4,410) 104% 27 0.2
Mark Felt: Man Who Brought Down the White House Sony Classics 92,300 (500) -48% 185 0.66
The Square Magnolia 67,800 (16,950) 4 0.07
Bhalwan Singh Rhythm Boyz 61,900 (1,670) 37 0.06
Breathe Bleecker Street 52,300 (350) -68% 148 0.34
Novitiate Sony Classics 22,200 (7,400) 3 0.02
Ramaleela Zee Studios 17,100 (850) 20 0.02
God’s Own Country Goldwyn 16,700 (8,350) 2 0.02
Bill Nye: Science Guy PBS 8,600 (8,600) 1 0.01
Mr. Roosevelt Paladin 3,200 (1,600) 2 0.01
The Divine Order Zeitgeist 3,100 (3,100) 1 0.01
The Work Orchard 2,800 (1,400) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – October 26, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Warner Bros. (20) 1751.8 20.30%
Universal (15) 1422.1 16.40%
Buena Vista (8) 1382.1 16.00%
20th Century Fox (22) 1111.1 12.90%
Sony (19) 809.6 9.40%
Lionsgate (19) 616.6 7.10%
Paramount (14) 405.6 4.70%
Focus (14) 133.8 1.50%
Weinstein Co. (7) 118.4 1.40%
STX (7) 108.6 1.30%
Open Road (8) 97.3 1.10%
CBS (4) 68.9 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (10) 56.6 0.65%
Entertainment (3) 51.1 0.60%
Bleecker Street (5) 48.8 0.55%
A24 (10) 43.9 0.50%
Other * (324) 418.2 4.80%
8644.5 100%
* none greater than .04%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – October 26, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India 21,086,279
The Beguiled Focus 10,630,795
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation 8,580,409
I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia/Mongrel 7,123,919
Beatriz at Dinner Roadside/Elevation 7,115,584
Silence * Par 6,826,130
Lowriders High Top 6,268,060
Marshall Open Road 6,044,301
De Pere en flic 2 Seville 5,867,907
Maudie Mongrel/IFC 5,835,684
Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 Seville 5,816,713
Paris Can Wait Sony Classics 5,617,731
20th Century Women * A24/Elevation 5,486,188
Your Name FunImation 5,014,670
The Book of Henry Focus 4,458,877
A Beautiful Planet * Imax 4,169,658
The Hero Orchard 4,077,333
Sleight High Top 3,930,990
A United Kingdom Fox Searchlight 3,902,185
Norman: Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer Sony Classics 3,814,468
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Jigsaw|Lionsgate|7.1|2941|New
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween|Lionsgate|2.6|2388|-65%
Geostorm|WB|1.5|3246|-65%
Happy Death Day|Uni|1.5|3535|-49%
Thank You for Your Service|Uni|1.5|2054|New
Blade Runner 2049|WB|1.1|2421|-50%
Suburbicon|Par|1.1|2046|New
Only the Brave|Sony|1|2577|-51%
The Foreigner|STX/VVS|0.9|2505|-45%
It|WB|0.7|2560|-32%
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Also Debuting||||
Let There Be Light|Atlas|0.6|373|
Seven Sundays|ABS|88,300|56|
Vunnadi Okate Zindagi|US Telugu|79,000|112|
All I See is You|Open Road|49,100|283|
Pieds nus dans l’aube|Seville|43,200|36|
The Square|Magnolia|21,000|4|
Bhalwan Singh|Rhythm Boyz|17,400|37|
Novitiate|Sony Classics|5,300|3|
God’s Own Country|Goldwyn|4,200|2|
Ramaleela|Zee Studios|3,700|17|
Bill Nye: Science Guy|PBS|3,200|1|
Mr. Roosevelt|Paladin|1,950|2|
The Work|Orchard|1,350|2|
The Divine Order|Zeitgeist|1,300|1|

The Weekend Report

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Amid more tricks than treats the debut of Boo 2! A Madea Halloween emerged as box office leader with an estimated $21.6 million. Four other national releases struggled and sputtered for attention. Audiences were cool to Geostorm’s global warming maelstrom which grossed $13.3 million and were frigid to based-on-fact Only the Brave about doomed firefighters that opened to $5.9 million. It didn’t help that the director of The Snowman — based on the Jo Nesbø bestseller — disowned the film, which sank with $3.4 million. The faithful departed from Same Kind of Different from Me, with had a $2.6 million box office.

Exclusive openers saw good starts for the doc Jane with $53,300 from three conservatories, and  Wonderstruck at $67,600 at four venues. Also off to a good start was The Killing of a Sacred Deer with $114,000 from four screens. In the awards sweepstakes, neither Goodbye Christopher Robin nor Breathe found traction in initial expansions.

The Diwali holiday saw a clutch of potent Indian releases including Hindi Golmaal Again, which bowed with $921,000. Also strong were Telugu Mersal with $767,000 and Hindi Secret Superstar at $734,000. In Québec, local zombie thriller Les affamés  failed to bite with a $43,400 opener from 22 screens.

Revenues for the session came just shy of $100 million and ebbed 4% from the prior weekend. It was a more significant 22% decline from 2016 when the first Boo! led with $28.5 million and was followed by newcomers Jack Reacher: Never Go Back with $22.9 million and Ouija: Origin of Evil, which grossed $14.1 million.

The Boo! sequel was tracking to lead and the question was just how much Tyler Perry’s base would erode from the original. The consensus was around 15% and the actuality was closer to 25%.The filmmaker sustains a loyal fanbase. Exit polling identified viewers as 65% female and 65% 25 and older.

Geostorm opened a week ago in Asian territories to about $9.5 million and was expected to gross $10-$12 million in its domestic debut.  The current weekend also saw the addition of 42 overseas territories that generated roughly $36 million including a $5.4 million opening in Korea. Bows in Russia and Mexico added $5 million and $4 million, respectively. Exit polls domestically saw a 56% male crowd with 77% 25 and older.

The heartbreak of the week was  Only the Brave, based on the tragedy of firefighters battling a 2013 forest fire in Arizona. But audiences appear to be wrung out by current events and sated by natural catastrophes. It audience was 54% male and 75% 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) October 20 – 22, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Lionsgate 21.6 (9,060) NEW 2388 21.6
Geostorm WB 13.3 (4,090) NEW 3246 13.3
Happy Death Day Uni 9.4 (2,840) -64% 3298 40.7
Blade Runner 2046 WB 7.2 (2,240) -54% 3203 74
Only the Brave Sony 5.9 (2,290) NEW 2577 5.9
The Foreigner STX/VVS 5.5 (2,180) -58% 2515 22.9
It WB 3.5 (1,360) -43% 2560 320.2
The Snowman Uni 3.4 (1,890) NEW 1812 3.4
American Made Uni 3.1 (1,230) -43% 2559 45.5
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox 3.0 (1,300) -44% 2318 94.6
The Mountain Between Us Fox 2.7 (870) -52% 3151 25.5
Same Kind of Different as Me Pure Flix 2.6 (1,900) NEW 1362 2.6
The Lego Ninjago Movie WB 2.2 (1,030) -50% 2102 54.7
Victoria & Abdul Focus 2.1 (2,020) -29% 1060 14.8
My Little Pony Lionsgate 1.9 (840) -52% 2301 18.5
Marshall Open Road 1.5 (1,790) -51% 821 5.4
Golmaal Again Reliance .92 (3,470) NEW 265 0.92
Mersal ATMUS .77 (4,760) NEW 161 1.5
Secret Superstar Zee Studios .73 (3,480) NEW 211 0.8
The Florida Project A24 .61 (5,470) 67% 112 1.3
Battle of the Sexes Fox Searchlight .57 (1,050) -57% 545 11.4
Loving Vincent Good Deed .39 (3,450) 19% 114 1.3
Flatliners Sony .24 (460) -84% 535 16.4
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Annapurna .22 (230) -70% 959 1.3
Despicable Me 3 Uni .19 (580) -20% 337 263.3
Mark Felt: Man Who Brought Down the White House Sony Classics .19 (570) 60% 332 0.49
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $92.60
% Change (Last Year) -22%
% Change (Last Week) -4%
Also debuting/expanding
Breathe Bleecker Street .16 (500) 614% 315 0.18
Goodbye Christopher Robin Fox Searchlight .15 (2,520) 166% 61 0.23
Raja the Great Blue Sky .14 (1,280) 108 0.35
Tokyo Ghoul Fun Film .12 (1,180) 104 0.37
A Silent Voice 11Arts .12 (4,920) 24 0.12
The Killing of a Sacred Deer A24 .11 (28,300) 4 0.11
Lucky Magnolia .11 (1,200) -3% 93 0.53
Never Say Die Media Asia 86,700 (3,610) -47% 24 1.1
Wonderstruck Roadside Attractions 67,600 (16,900) 4 0.07
Jane Abramorama 53,300 (17,770) 3 0.05
Les Affames Seville 43,400 (1,970) 22 0.04
Leatherface Lionsgate 15,900 (690) 23 0.02
Tragedy Girls Gunpowder & Sky 11,600 (5,800) 2 0.01
RV: Resurrected Victims Well Go 9,400 (860) 11 0.01
The Paris Opera Film Movement 7,500 (1,870) 4 0.01
Dealt IFC 5,100 (5,100) 1 0.01
The Sacrifice (reissue) Kino 4,500 (4,500) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – October 19, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Warner Bros. (20) 1715.9 20.20%
Universal (14) 1400.7 16.40%
Buena Vista (8) 1382.1 16.20%
20th Century Fox (22) 1102.9 13.00%
Sony (18) 800.2 9.40%
Lionsgate (17) 587.5 6.90%
Paramount (14) 405.6 4.80%
Focus (14) 130.4 1.50%
Weinstein Co. (7) 118.3 1.40%
STX (7) 101.3 1.20%
Open Road (8) 95.2 1.10%
CBS (4) 68.7 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (10) 55.5 0.65%
Entertainment (3) 51.1 0.60%
Bleecker Street (5) 48.4 0.55%
A24 (10) 42.9 0.50%
Other * (314) 406.3 4.80%
8513 100%
* none greater than .04%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – October 19, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 504,014,165
Wonder Woman WB 412,501,742
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 389,813,101
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 333,616,415
It WB 316,734,616
Despicable Me 3 Uni 263,074,020
Logan Fox 226,277,068
The Fate of the Furious Uni 225,966,192
Dunkirk WB 187,630,833
The Lego Batman Movie WB 175,969,510
Get Out Uni 175,589,248
The Boss Baby Fox 174,999,965
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 172,610,484
Kong: Skull Island WB 168,583,087
Hidden Figures * Fox 167,061,097
Cars 3 BV 152,770,233
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 146,699,016
Split Uni 138,280,171
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 130,656,140
La La Land * Lionsgate 116,956,426
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween|7.4|2388|New|7.4
Geostorm|4.3|3246|New|4.3
Happy Death Day|3|3298|-72%|34.3
Only the Brave|2.1|2577|New|2.1
Blade Runner 2049|2|3203|-53%|68.9
The Foreigner|1.6|2515|-66%|19
Same Kind of Different as Me|1.3|1362|New|1.3
The Snowman|1.3|2559|New|1.3
It|1|2560|-49%|317.7
American Made|0.95|2559|-42%|43.3
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Also Debuting||||
Golmaal Again|0.25|265||
Mersal|0.22|136||
Secret Superstar|0.19|207||
Raja the Great|44,000|108||
The Killing of a Sacred Deer|42,800|4||
A Silent Voice|32,700|13||
Wonderstruck|24,600|4||
Jane|19,000|4||
Les Affames|13,900|22||
Tragedy Girls|6,000|2||
Leatherface|5,700|22||
RV: Resurrected Victims|2,600|11||
Tokyo Ghoul|2,400|6||
Dealt|1,700|1||
The Paris Opera|1,700|4||
The Sacrifice (reissue)|1,600|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

The confluence of a Friday the 13th debut and the upcoming All Hallows Eve celebrations propelled Happy Death Day to the top of weekend viewing with an estimated $26.5 million. The session’s other wide release, actioner The Foreigner, slotted third with $12.8 million.

The early career of future Supreme Thurgood Marshall garnered an OK $3 million while the man behind the comic-book Amazon, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, lassoed only $730,000. Best of the Indian imports was Telugu Raju Gari Gadhi 2 with a $216,000 tally.

Strongest among exclusive newcomers was biopic Tom of Finland with $11,300 from a solo flight. A.A. Milne-inspired Goodbye Christopher Robin opened with a soft $55,300 from nine engagements.

Revenues for the frame hovered around $100 million and took a 5% dip from last weekend. It was a slim 3% improvement from 2016 when the launch of The Accountant led with $24.7 million and Girl on the Train took second with $12.2 million.

The reign of Blumhouse continues with Happy Death Day, a seasonally-appropriate horror. Industry tracking suggested a top-end opening of $20 million that it readily surpassed. Studio exit polls identified the crowd as 54% female with a surprisingly youthful crowd that was 63% 25 and younger.

The duo of Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan propelled The Foreigner to more than $70 million from seven overseas markets in the past two weeks. Pre low-balled the effort with max figures of $10 million. Studio exit polling wasn’t available at deadline.

As for the other major openers, Marshall performed at the top end of expectations while Professor Marston flunked out of an anticipated $2 million plus debut.

Weekend (estimates) October 13 – 15, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chnge Thtrs Cume
Happy Death Day Uni 26.5 (8,400) NEW 3149 26.5
Blade Runner 2046 WB 15.1 (3,710) -54% 4058 60.6
The Foreigner STX/VVS 12.8 (5,100) NEW 2515 12.8
It WB 6.0 (1,900) -39% 3176 314.9
The Mountain Between Us Fox 5.6 (1,730) -47% 3258 20.5
American Made Uni 5.4 (1,740) -36% 3098 40.1
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox 5.3 (1,780) -38% 2982 89.7
The Lego Ninjago Movie WB 4.4 (1,430) -38% 3053 51.6
My Little Pony Lionsgate 4.0 (1,600) -55% 2528 15.5
Victoria & Abdul Focus 3.1 (3,430) -26% 900 11.3
Marshall Open Road 3.0 (3,640) NEW 821 3
Flatliners Sony 1.5 (750) -63% 1983 15.6
Battle of the Sexes Fox Searchlight 1.4 (1,000) -46% 1394 9.6
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Annapurna .73 (600) NEW 1229 0.73
American Assassin CBS .52 (640) -63% 820 35.6
The Florida Project A24 .40 (12,030) 153% 33 0.62
Loving Vincent Good Deed .31 (5,650) 85% 55 0.73
Til Death Do Us Part Novus .29 (950) -62% 306 3.2
The Stray Pure Flix .27 (630) -55% 430 1.2
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony .26 (940) -4% 277 333.5
Despicable Me 3 Uni .24 (910) -16% 266 263
Raju Gari Gadhi 2 Param .22 (2,220) NEW 97 0.22
Home Again Open Road/eOne .17 (470) -70% 361 26.8
Never Say Die Media Asia .16 (4,970) -45% 33 0.96
American Satan Sumerian .13 (2,420) NEW 55 0.13
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $95.35
% Change (Last Year) 3%
% Change (Last Week) -5%
Also debuting/expanding
Mark Felt: Man Who Brought Down the WH Sony Classics .12 (1,340) 99% 89 0.25
Lucky Magnolia .11 (1,880) 16% 59 0.26
Goodbye Christopher Robin Fox Searchlight 55,300 (6,140) 9 0.06
Human Flow Magnolia 46,100 (15,370) 3 0.05
The Outlaws Novus 37,300 (3,390) 11 0.04
Como Cortar a tu Patan MUBI 34,600 (6,920) 50 0.03
Breathe Bleecker Street 27,100 (6,770) 4 0.03
Innocent Orange Medias 24,100 (710) 34 0.02
Udhahararnam Sujatha B Cinemas 22,700 (1,510) 15 0.02
120 Battements par minute MK2 17,900 (1,490) 12 0.02
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste Super 17,100 (1,550) 11 0.02
The Young Karl Marx K-Film 11,800 (2,950) 4 0.01
Tom of Finland Kino 11,300 (11,300) 1 0.01
For Ahkeem Fork 5,600 (2,800) 2 0.01
The Departure MUBI 5,200 (5,200) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – October 5, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Warner Bros. (20) 1611.1 19.60%
Buena Vista (8) 1381.8 16.80%
Universal (13) 1348.6 16.40%
20th Century Fox (21) 1059.7 12.90%
Sony (18) 790.9 9.60%
Lionsgate (17) 571.5 6.90%
Paramount (14) 404.7 4.90%
Focus (14) 119.5 1.50%
Weinstein Co. (7) 117.4 1.40%
Open Road (7) 90.2 1.10%
STX (6) 85.7 1.00%
CBS (4) 65.9 0.80%
Entertainment (3) 51.1 0.60%
Fox Searchlight (9) 49.8 0.60%
Bleecker Street (5) 48.4 0.60%
A24 (9) 42.1 0.50%
Other * (291) 390.6 4.80%
8229 100%
* none greater than .04%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Happy Death Day|11.6|3149|New|11.6
The Foreigner|4.8|2515|New|4.8
Blade Runner 2049|4.3|4058|-50%|49.8
It|1.9|3176|-28%|310.8
The Mountain Between Us|1.7|3259|-52%|16.5
American Made|1.6|3098|-33%|36.3
Kingsman: The Golden Circle|1.5|2982|-36%|85.8
Marshall|1|821|New|1
The Lego Ninjago Movie|1|3053|-38%|48.3
My Little Pony|0.9|2528|-68%|12.4
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Also Debuting||||
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women|0.24|1229||
American Satan|86,300|55||
Raju Gari Gadhi 2|74,900|97||
Goodbye Christopher Robin|17,600|9||
Human Flow|16,300|3||
Breathe|11,800|4||
Como Cortar a tu Patan|10,700|50||
The Outlaws|9,200|11||
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste|7,200|9||
Innocent|5,300|34||
Udhahararnam Sujatha|5,200|13||
120 Battements par minute|4,700|12||
Tom of Finland|3,500|1||
For Ahkeem|2,950|2||
The Young Karl Marx|2,900|4||
The Departure|2,800|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 dominated weekend moviegoing, hovering at $31.4 million. Two other national releases opened as counterprogramming, with mountain survival drama The Mountain Between Us providing an effective $10.2 million. Less assured was a My Little Pony movie that whinnied up $8.7 million. In limited wide, inspirational canine The Stray impounded limited bow-wow with a $630,000 launch.

Exclusive newcomers included an excellent start for The Florida Project , with $149,000 from four motels. And the expansion of Victoria & Abdul maintained stamina with a $4.1 million tally.

Among international day-and-dates, imports from China were on a tear with Never Say Die (a potent $737,000) and City of Rock posting good returns of $108,000. Filipino rom-com Last Night had an okay start of $137,000 but new titles from India failed to click.

Revenues for the session approached $105 million and took a slight 2% drop from last weekend. It was an 18% decline from 2016 when the debut of Girl on the Train led with $24.5 million and Miss Peregrine’s followed with $15.1 million.

All eyes were on Blade Runner 2049, the follow up to Ridley Scott’s much-debated 1982 sci-fi noir. Critical response was two thumbs way up, tracking was fierce and previews were strong. Industryites were confident of a domestic debut in the neighborhood of $50 million. As Friday matinees trickled in it was clear it wasn’t going to get close to that number and expectations pared back as the weekend progressed.

A studio spokesman felt its overwhelming appeal to older males was the prime reason it fell short of expectations. Exit polling identified the audience as 71% male with 86% 25 and older. That slice of the population was also occupied with baseball playoffs involving teams in the nation’s top two markets as well as college football finals. Nonetheless other factors may well have come into play such as the fact that the original was a success d’estime rather than a popular hit, despite re-issues. The new film als played heavily on its lineage in a reverential fashion … and the material is decidedly downbeat. The film bowed internationally to about $50 million, in line with distribution projections.

Conversely The Mountain Between Us, despite its central situation, seemed the upbeat alternative. It exceeded expectations of $8-$9 million, with unexpected plus ratings via social media. It tilted 58% female with a hefty 81% of viewers aged 25 and older. It also had a limited international start in 11 territories that rescued $3.6 million including $1.1 million returns in the UK and Mexico.

While The Little Pony bowed in line with expectations it nonetheless feels like a brand with fading appeal in the multiplex despite its bromance with an aging male crowd. Viewers swung 59% female with 51% aged 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) October 6 – 8, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Blade Runner 2046 WB 31.4 (7,730) NEW 4058 31.4
The Mountain Between Us Fox 10.2 (3,290) NEW 3088 10.2
It WB 9.6 (2,670) -43% 3605 304.9
My Little Pony Lionsgate 8.7 (3,460) NEW 2528 8.7
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox 8.2 (2,350) -52% 3488 80.1
American Made Uni 8.1 (2,660) -52% 3031 30.4
The Lego Ninjago Movie WB 6.7 (1,860) -42% 3611 43.8
Victoria & Abdul Focus 4.1 (5,630) 277% 732 5.9
Flatliners Sony 3.8 (1,480) -43% 2552 12.3
Battle of the Sexes Fox Searchlight 2.4 (1,330) -29% 1822 7.7
American Assassin CBS 1.4 (820) -59% 1656 34.4
Til Death Do Us Part Novus .74 (1,530) -50% 481 2.6
The Stray Pure Flix .63 (980) NEW 640 0.63
Home Again Open Road/eOne .53 (530) -69% 1003 26.3
A Question of Faith Pure Flix .43 (710) -58% 608 1.8
mother! Par .36 (750) -75% 481 17.3
Judwaa 2 Fox Intl .29 (1,500) -55% 192 1.2
Despicable Me 3 Uni .28 (910) -25% 304 262.7
Never Say Die Media Asia .27 (8,010) NEW 34 0.27
Stronger Roadside Attractions .25 (740) -73% 335 3.7
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony .24 (740) -59% 326 333.1
The Emoji Movie Sony .23 (950) -11% 244 85.1
Leap! Weinstein Co. .19 (480) -60% 401 21.2
Wind River Weinstein/VVS .19 (530) -68% 356 33.2
The Hitman’s Bodyguard Lionsgate/VVS .18 (560) -74% 314 75
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $96.40
% Change (Last Year) -18%
% Change (Last Week) -2%
Also debuting/expanding
The Florida Project A24 .15 (37,320) 4 0.15
lovong vincent Good Deed .15 (5,420) 172% 28 0.27
Last Night ABS .14 (2,360) 58 0.14
City of Rock Well Go .11 (4,610) 43 0.11
Brad’s Status Annapurna .10 (400) -75% 247 2
Lucky Magnolia 84,600 (2,730) 95% 31 0.14
Ballarus White Hill 68,800 (1,910) 36 0.07
Chef B4U 54,700 (840) 65 0.05
Mark Felt: Man Who Brought Down the White House Sony Classics 52,500 (3,090) 53% 17 0.1
Architects of Denial Dada 48,600 (4,420) 11 0.05
Earth: One Amazing Day BBC 38,300 (560) 68 0.04
Faces Places Cohen Media 27,200 (5,440) 5 0.03
Vico C: La Vida del Filosofo Pinolywood 23,300 (3,880) 6 0.02
Spy Hunter Media Asia 23,100 (960) 24 0.02
The Fortress CJ 22,600 (11,300) 2 0.02
Chavela Music Box 20,100 (4,020) 5 0.02
Solo Amaan 11,200 (930) 12 0.01
So B. It Good Deed 9,300 (4,650) 2 0.01
Better Watch Out Well Go 8,100 (480) 17 0.01
Dina Orchard 7,400 (7,400) 1 0.01
Una Eammon 7,200 (7,200) 1 0.01
Take My Nose … Please! Parvenu 3,600 (3,600) 1 0.01
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – October 5, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 504,014,165
Wonder Woman WB 412,313,943
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 BV 389,804,217
Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 332,853,104
It WB 295,278,478
Despicable Me 3 Uni 262,348,370
Logan Fox 226,277,068
The Fate of the Furious Uni 225,966,192
Dunkirk WB 187,037,289
The Lego Batman Movie WB 175,969,510
Get Out Uni 175,589,248
The Boss Baby Fox 174,999,590
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 172,537,139
Kong: Skull Island WB 168,583,087
Hidden Figures * Fox 167,052,209
Cars 3 BV 152,491,499
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 146,500,084
Split Uni 138,280,171
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 130,599,534
La La Land * Lionsgate 116,956,426
Girls Trip Uni 115,044,985
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Blade Runner 2049 | 12.6 |4058 |New |12.6
The Mountain Between Us | 3.5| 3088| New| 3.5
My Little Pony | 2.9 |2528| New |2.9
It | 2.7| 3605 |-46% |298
American Made | 2.3| 3031| -45% |24.7
Kingsman: The Golden Circle | 2.3| 3488| -53% |74.2
The Lego Ninjago Movie | 1.6| 3611| -40% |38.7
Victoria & Abdul | 1.2| 732 |305% |3
Flatliners | 1.1 |2552 |-49%| 9.6
Battle of the Sexes | 0.7 |1822 |-37% |6

Also Debuting
The Stray | 0.19| 640
The Florida Project | 53,200| 4
Last Night | 42,300| 58
City of Rock | 35,600 |43
Ballarus | 19,100| 36
Chef | 17,200 |65
Architects of Denial | 16,700| 11
Earth: One Amazing Day | 10,700| 68
Faces Places |9,600 |5
Chavela | 7,200| 5
Spy Hunter | 7,000| 24
The Fortress | 6,500| 2
Vico C: La Vida del Filosofo | 5,800| 6
So B. It | 3,600 |2
Better Watch Out | 3,550 |17
Solo | 3,200 |11
Dina | 2,700 |1
Una | 2,400 |1
Take My Nose … Please! | 2,100 |1