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The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Incredibles 2 opened to a record-breaking estimated $180.1 million. The animated adventure accounted for about two-thirds of all tickets sold. Two other films attempted counterprogramming with Tag grabbing a niche with $14.4 million in third while Superfly took only $6.2 million.

True-life crime potboiler Gotti escaped a fated direct-to-stsreaming verdict and grossed $1.6 million in limited wide. Hindi Race 3 rang up a $1.6 million launch with its Indian debut eyeing a potent $15 million weekend during Eid holidays. Telugu Sammohanam was down the ladder with a $327,000 opening weekend.

American Animals, Hearts Beat Loud effectively squeezed out expansions. Among exclusive newcomers Eating Animals devoured a tasteful $31,300 from two fasts.

Revenues for the session generated about $267 million and ballooned 122% from the prior weekend. It was also a significant 40% boost from 2017 when Cars 3 opened to $53.7 million and musical All Eyez on Me bowed in third position with $26.4 million.

Thanks to continuing exposure Incredibles 2 didn’t seem like a movie 14 years in the making. As a tip to its timelessness, the cartoon literally resumed its story where the 2004 edition concluded. Industryites anticipated a domestic bow in the arena of $145 million to $150 million and its $18.5 million return from Thursday previews didn’t significantly alter that bit of crystal ballgazing.

The bottom line is that it posted the biggest ever box-office start for an animated movie, eclipsing the former benchmark of $135 million set by Finding Dory two years ago. Exit polling characterized the audience as 52% female with 56% 25 and younger and 57% identified as families.

Incredibles 2 also stepped out internationally in 25 territories to about $51 million. Top tier market debuts included Mexico with $12.3 million, Australia grossing $7.7 million and Russia contributing $5.4 million.

The big noise overseas remained Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom that rang up a second weekend gross estimated at $174 million including a Chinese premiere weekend of $112 million. It has an overseas cume of $370 million prior to its domestic bow later this week.

A high-end programmer, Tag wound up on the high end of tracking that suggested a $13-$15 million first weekend. Though expected to tilt male tracking claimed 51% of viewers were female and more likely accurate 76% were 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) June 15 – 17, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Incredibles 2 BV 180.1 (40,830) NEW 4410 180.1
Ocean’s 8 WB 19.5 (4,710) -53% 4145 79.1
Tag WB 14.4 (4,270) NEW 3382 14.4
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 9.2 (2,900) -42% 3182 193
Deadpool 2 Fox 8.7 (2,710) -38% 3212 294.6
Hereditary A24/Elevation 6.9 (2,290) -49% 2998 27
Superfly Sony 6.2 (2,810) NEW 2220 8.4
Avengers: Infinity War BV 5.3 (2,460) -26% 2164 664.2
Adrift STX/VVS 2.1 (1,070) -61% 1929 26.8
Book Club Par 1.9 (1,140) -56% 1656 62
Gotti Vertical 1.7 (3,300) NEW 503 1.7
Race 3 Yash Raj 1.6 (5,210) NEW 315 1.6
A Wrinkle in Time BV 1.3 (5,270) 1165% 245 99.5
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus .97 (10,130) 105% 96 2
Hotel Artemis Global Road/Cineplex .93 (410) -71% 2299 5.7
Upgrade Focus .50 (780) -79% 646 11.1
Life of the Party WB .44 (730) -80% 608 51.9
Breaking In Uni .42 (840) -71% 504 45.2
RBG Magnolia .41 (1,660) -45% 249 10
Overboard Lionsgate .36 (620) -69% 581 48.5
A Quiet Place Par .36 (900) -66% 397 186.5
Sammohanam Nirvana .35 (2,870) NEW 121 0.42
First Reformed A24 .32 (1,180) -42% 273 2.4
Rampage WB .26 (910) -46% 288 96.4
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky .23 (2,890) 214% 81 0.33
American Animals Orchard .21 (2,940) -9% 71 0.75
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $261.30
% Change (Last Year) 40%
% Change (Last Week) 122%
Also debuting/expanding
The Seagull Sony Classics .14 (650) 37% 211 0.87
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 78,200 (6,020) -18% 6 0.85
The Rider Sony Classics 69,500 (740) -43% 94 2.1
Believer Well Go 57,300 (2,730) -61% 21 0.28
Naa Nuvve LA Telugu 37,400 (320) 118 0.1
Eating Animals IFC 33,100 (16,550) 2 0.03
7 Din Mohabbat In B4U 31,300 (1,230) 31 0.03
Outez-moi d’un doute Axia 10,300 (940) 11 0.01
Five Seasons: Gardens of Piet Oudolf Argot 5,800 (1,450) 4 0.01
The Yellow Birds Saban 5,200 (1,010) 17 0.01
The Year of Spectacular Men MarVista 4,800 (440) 11 0.01
Gabriel and the Mountain Strand 4,700 (2,350) 2 0.01
Straight Into a Storm Abramorama 3,200 (3,200) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 14, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 1788.4 34.00%
20th Century Fox (9) 662.4 12.60%
Warner Bros. (19) 606.1 11.50%
Universal (9) 405.8 7.70%
Sony (11) 394.5 7.50%
Paramount (7) 335.3 6.40%
Lionsgate (9) 156.4 3.00%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.3 2.70%
STX (6) 132.5 2.50%
Roadside Attractions (5) 98.9 1.90%
Focus (8) 85.9 1.60%
Entertainment (3) 51.6 1.00%
A24 (7) 41.1 0.75%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.70%
Global Road (4) 28.9 0.55%
Neon (4) 25.8 0.50%
Other * (191) 267 5.10%
5257 100%
* none greater than 0.45%

Friday Estimates

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Incredibles 2* | 71.4 |4410 |NEW |71.4
Ocean’s 8 | 5.9 |4145| -62% |65.5
Tag|5.4 |3382| NEW |5.4
Solo: A Star Wars Story |2.3 |3182 |-44% |186.1
Deadpool 2 |2.3| 3212 |-40%| 288.2
Hereditary |2.2 |2998 |-57% |22.3
Superfly | 1.8| 2220 |NEW |4
Avengers: Infinity War | 1.4| 2164 |-24% |660.3
Adrift |0.65 |1929 |-57% |25.4
Gotti | 0.6 |503| NEW| 0.6

* includes Thursday opening

Also Debuting
Race 3| 0.59 |313
Sammohanam | 0.1| 121
Naa Nuvve | 15,100| 118
Eating Animals | 12,200| 2
7 Din Mohabbat In | 8,900 |31
Outez-moi d’un doute | 2,900| 11
Five Seasons: Gardens of Piet Oudolf | 2,200| 4
The Yellow Birds | 2,000| 14
The Year of Spectacular Men | 1,800 |11
Straight Into a Storm | 1,800| 1
Gabriel and the Mountain | 1,500 |2

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

The girls were back in town as the debut of Ocean’s 8 topped weekend moviegoing with an estimated $41.5 million. Shocker Hereditary exceeded expectations with $12.9 million to rank fourth and dystopian Hotel Artemis opened to a blah $3.1 million. All three new releases were propelled by female performers.

Telugu Kaala opened strong with $993,000 and South Korean Believer was off to a good start of $129,000 from 32 venues following a $30 million tally at home. In exclusive and limited there was nostalgia in the ‘hood as the Fred Rogers biodoc Won’t You Be My Neighbor? debuted to $464,000 from 29 cardigans. Tuneful family lark Hearts Beat Louder that opened to $77,400 from four engagements.

Ocean’s 8 maintained the franchise’s core appeal of relying on star personality. Banter, antics and twists provided the heist yarn with a better than anticipated opening of $36 million to $38 million. Exit demos identified the audience as 69% female with 69% aged 25-years and older.

Ocean’s 8 also dipped its toe in the international marketplace in 16 territories to an estimated $12 million. Top markets included Australia with $4.7 million, Mexico grossing $2.6 million and Brazil opening to $1.7 million.

Revenues for the session hovered around $120 million and saw a decent uptick from the prior weekend. It was still an 18% decline from 2017 when the second weekend of Wonder Woman led with $58.5 million and the debut of The Mummy took the bridesmaid slot with $31.7 million.

The big noise overseas was the debut of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which debuted in 48 territories and grossed as estimated $151 million. The film set new benchmarks for the franchise in several territories including studio best ever launches in Korea and Hong Kong. Its top grossing venues were South Korea with $27 million, the UK with a $20 million box office, France grossing $10 million and Russia adding $8 million. It opens in the U.S. on June 22 with additional foreign markets yet to open that include China, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Brazil.

Despite buzz from a Sundance screening Hereditary tracked on the high end of genre debuts in the area of $8-$10 million. But as stirring critical response flowed in, expectations rose and its fortunes climbed largely on attracting a crowd that normally would eschew a graphic haunted house movie. Its opening weekend audience was 52% male with 75% 34  nd younger.

Expectations were grim for Hotel Artemis, which managed to underwhelm pundits’ crystal ball of a $4-$5 million start. Its opening crowd was 54% male and 63% 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) June 8 – 10, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Ocean’s 8 WB 41.5 (10,020) NEW 4145 41.5
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 15.3 (3,520) -48% 4335 176.2
Deadpool 2 Fox 13.7 (3,590) -41% 3823 278.7
Hereditary A24/Elevation 12.9 (4,360) NEW 2964 12.9
Avengers: Infinity War BV 6.8 (2,370) -35% 2882 654.7
Adrift STX/VVS 5.0 (1,670) -56% 3015 21.7
Book Club Par 4.2 (1,490) -41% 2802 56.8
Hotel Artemis Global Road/Cineplex 3.1 (1,290) NEW 2407 3.1
Upgrade Focus 2.2 (1,520) -53% 1458 9.2
Life of the Party WB 2.1 (1,130) -40% 1842 50.2
Breaking In Uni 1.3 (1,150) -53% 1162 44
Overboard Lionsgate 1.1 (1,060) -43% 1056 47.5
A Quiet Place Par 1.0 (1,100) -44% 904 185.5
Kaala MM Media 1.0 (3,060) NEW 324 2
Action Point Par .87 (430) -64% 2032 4.4
Show Dogs Global Road/eOne .73 (640) -52% 1148 16.4
RBG Magnolia .65 (2,020) -38% 323 9.1
Veere di Wedding Zee Studios .53 (4,090) -58% 129 2.2
First Reformed A24 .52 (1,560) 24% 334 1.7
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus .46 (16,010) NEW 29 0.46
Rampage WB .45 (1,120) -27% 403 95.9
Carry on Jatta 2 White Hill .26 (4,510) -48% 58 1.1
American Animals Orchard .23 (5,400) 68% 42 0.41
Ready Player One WB .21 (830) -18% 248 136.4
I Feel Pretty STX/eOne .14 (690) -52% 207 48.6
Black Panther BV .14 (740) -44% 186 699.4
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $114.50
% Change (Last Year) -18%
% Change (Last Week) 10%
Also debuting/expanding
Believer Well Go .13 (4,040) 32 0.13
On Chesil Beach Bleecker Street .12 (610) -19% 203 0.56
The Rider Sony Classics .12 (630) -49% 188 2
The Seagull Sony Classics 93,200 (1,080) -22% 89 0.66
Disobedience Bleecker Street 89,600 (890) -60% 101 3.3
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 88,900 (17,780) 27% 5 0.7
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky 77,400 (19,350) 4 0.08
How Long Will I Love U Well Go 76,500 (3,060) -51% 25 0.65
Pope Francis – A Man of His Word Focus 53,700 (420) -66% 127 1.8
Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story Viva Intl 44,500 (1,310) 34 0.04
Nancy Goldwyn 15,400 (3,130) 3 0.02
Identites VVS 14,300 (680) 21 0.01
En El Septimo Dai Cinema Guild 12,100 (6,050) 2 0.01
Zoo Goldwyn 7,900 (880) 9 0.01
Rubb Rakha Media Asia 7,800 (560) 14 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 7, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (7) 1735.7 34.30%
20th Century Fox (9) 641.5 12.70%
Warner Bros. (18) 544.5 10.80%
Universal (9) 403.4 8.00%
Sony (10) 392.3 7.80%
Paramount (7) 324.5 6.40%
Lionsgate (9) 154.7 3.00%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.1 2.70%
STX (6) 124.9 2.50%
Roadside Attractions (5) 98.7 2.00%
Focus (7) 81.5 1.60%
Entertainment (3) 51.6 1.00%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.70%
Neon (4) 25.8 0.50%
Other * (196) 304.7 6.00%
5060 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – June 7, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Avenger Infinity War BV 1,981,022,865
Black Panther BV 1,345,529,206
Deadpool 2 Fox 615,345,884
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 619,198,486
Operation Red Sea Bona; Well Go 584,005,699
Ready Player One WB 580,018,438
Detective Chinatown 2 Wanda; WB 542,745,147
Rampage WB 417,015,057
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 370,613,994
Monster Hunt 2 Edko; Lionsgate 361,925,606
Peter Rabbit Sony 346,435,379
The Greatest Showman * Fox 343,736,298
A Quiet Place Par 322,295,431
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni 290,366,838
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Fox 285,305,395
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 283,749,712
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 278,351,455
Coco * BV 273,862,339
Tomb Raider WB 273,550,972
Ex- File 3 * Huayi; China Lions 261,718,877
Us and Them Huaxia 212,892,900
The Shape of Water * Fox 177,809,110
The Post Fox; DmWks 176,423,694
Insidious: The Last Key Uni; Sony 167,723,329
Ferdinand * Fox 166,548,121
* does not include 2017 box office

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Aimless: Nul Points

Despite a sharp sophomore drop Solo: A Star Wars Story held the lead in weekend movie going with an estimated $29.5 million. A trio of new national releases failed to create more than a ripple with Adrift at least providing a respectable start with $11.5 million in third position. The paranoid thriller Upgrade actually exceeded expectations with a $4.4 million start while the stunt hijinx of Action Point pancaked with a grim $2.3 million debut.

In the niches several Indian imports generated potent openings including the Hindi Veere di Wedding that bowed to $1.28 million from 121 venues and the Punjabi franchise Carry on Jatta 2 grossing $443,000 on 60 screens. The Dominican comedy Sanky Panky 3 also had reason to smile with a $169,000 box office. Exclusive debuts were dominated by the true life crime saga American Animals with a $133,000 tally from four sites.

Revenues for the session generated about $108 million and dipped 43% from the three-day portion of the Memorial weekend holiday. It was a scintilla deeper at 44% from 2017 when debuts of Wonder Woman and Captain Underpants opened respectively to $103.2 million and $23.8 million.

Despite largely positive reviews Adrift arrived on the low end of pundit predictions with some tracking pegging it at $14 million on the high end. The fact-based yarn of a couple that sailed into Hurricane Raymond back in 1983 and “survived crippling odds” had a familiar quality. On the one hand strong word-of-mouth was an asset and on the down side its appeal was largely muted by the feeling one had seen this story before … several times.

Upgrade also got the critical thumbs up but lacked the marketing support that might have elevated it to breakout success. Tracking suggested a debut in the range of $2.6 million to $2.8 million and though it significantly over-performed, the film failed to reach a level that would secure screens as the likes of Ocean’s 8 and Incredibles and Mission: Impossible sequels arrive at the multiplex.

Lastly it was a total blowout for the Jackass flavored Action Point that did the limbo of albeit low predictions in the area of $6 million or $7 million. Exit demos revealed that the film reached its target audience with an audience that was 67% male and 50% aged 25-years and older. However, that section of the audience majorly opted for other forms of entertainment to quench their weekend appetite.

Weekend (estimates) June 1 – 3, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 29.5 (6,730) -65% 4381 149.1
Deadpool 2 Fox 23.5 (5,640) -46% 4161 254.8
Adrift STX/VVS 11.5 (3,810) NEW 3015 11.5
Avengers: Infinity War BV 10.4 (2,920) -40% 3570 642.9
Book Club Par 6.7 (2,120) -33% 3169 47.2
Upgrade Focus 4.4 (3,040) NEW 1457 4.4
Life of the Party WB 3.4 (1,370) -36% 2511 46.3
Breaking In Uni 2.8 (1,660) -35% 1682 41.3
Action Point Par 2.3 (1,120) NEW 2032 2.3
Overboard Lionsgate 2.0 (1,620) -37% 1228 45.5
A Quiet Place Par 1.7 (1,500) -29% 1156 183.5
Show Dogs Global Road/eOne 1.5 (650) -54% 2327 14.6
Veere di Wedding Zee Studios 1.3 (10,580) NEW 121 1.3
RBG Magnolia 1.0 (2,380) -20% 432 7.8
Rampage WB .6 (1,210) -28% 502 95.1
First Reformed A24 .44 (4,860) 51% 91 1
Carry on Jatta 2 White Hill .44 (7,380) NEW 60 0.44
Super Troopers 2 Fox Searchlight .31 (2,270) -49% 138 30.4
I Feel Pretty STX/eOne .30 (940) -43% 315 48.3
Ready Player One WB .25 (930) 17% 271 136.1
Black Panther BV .24 (860) -49% 284 699.1
The Rider Sony Classics .24 (1,060) 27% 224 1.7
Disobedience Bleecker Street .21 (1,320) -50% 158 3.1
Kasal ABS .19 (4,370) -36% 43 0.66
Sanky Panky 3 Caribbean .17 (6,040) NEW 28 0.17
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $102.60
% Change (Last Year) -44%
% Change (Last Week) -43%
Also debuting/expanding
How Long Will I Love U Well Go .16 (5,120) -20% 32 0.5
Pope Francis – A Man of His Word Focus .15 (540) -52% 273 1.6
On Chesil Beach Bleecker Street .14 (1,620) 52% 89 0.35
American Animals Orchard .13 (33,300) 4 0.13
The Seagull Sony Classics .12 (2,380) 11% 52 0.52
Beast Roadside Attractions 92,700 (1,010) -50% 92 0.63
The Gospel According to Andre Magnolia 83,400 (3,970) 74% 21 0.17
Let the Sunshine In IFC 78,900 (1,160) -28% 68 0.7
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 66,800 (13,360) -26% 5 0.56
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Eros 43,100 (980) 44 0.04
La chute de Sparte Filmoption 41,300 (1,210) 34 0.04
Officer CineGalaxy 34,500 (580) 59 0.03
How to Talk to Girls at Parties A24 32,700 (320) 158% 103 0.05
Tout le monde debout A-Z Films 25,700 (1,120) 23 0.03
Rajugadu Aditya 25,500 (470) 54 0.03
In Emma’s Footsteps Candlelight 19,800 (1,980) 10 0.02
Hibiscus & Ruthless M2S 11,900 (11,900) 1 0.01
Yo Soy Pepito Plus Enertainment 11,200 (1,600) 7 0.01
A Kid Like Jake IFC 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – May 31, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (7) 1678.4 34.30%
20th Century Fox (9) 607.8 12.40%
Warner Bros. (17) 533.5 10.90%
Universal (9) 398.9 8.20%
Sony (10) 392.3 8.00%
Paramount (6) 305.7 6.30%
Lionsgate (9) 151.6 3.10%
Fox Searchlight (4) 138.4 2.80%
STX (5) 109.1 2.20%
Roadside Attractions (5) 98.5 2.00%
Focus (6) 74.1 1.50%
Entertainment (3) 51.6 1.10%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.75%
Neon (4) 25.8 0.55%
CBS (1) 23.5 0.45%
Aviron (1) 22.9 0.45%
Other * (183) 243.8 5.00%
4893 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – May 31, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Padmaavat Viva 12,159,664
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation 8,532,417
RBG Magnolia 6,775,859
Rangasthalam Creative 3,632,267
2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 3,508,777
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne 3,176,346
Disobedience Bleecker Street 2,841,242
La Boda de Valentina Lionsgate 2,816,208
Mahanati Nirvana 2,661,938
Raazi Zee Studios 2,599,545
Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile Blue Sky 2,586,699
You Were Never Really Here Amazon/Elevation 2,501,161
Mary and the Witch’s Flower Gkids 2,418,404
La Bolduc Seville 2,263,821
A Fantastic Woman Sony Classics 2,020,988
Detective Chinatown 2 WB 1,983,984
Pandas Imax/WB 1,710,899
Pad Man Sony 1,670,192
Operation Red Sea Well Go 1,543,547
The Rider Sony Classics 1,499,939
* does not include 2017 box office

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Despite a sharp sophomore drop, Solo held the lead with an estimated $29.5 million. A trio of national releases failed to create more than a ripple, with Adrift providing a respectable start with $11.5 million in third. Upgrade exceeded expectations with a $4.4 million start while the stunt hijinks of Action Point pancaked with a grim $2.3 million.

Indian imports generated potent openings, including Hindi Veere di Wedding, bowing to $1.28 million from 121 venues and Punjabi franchise Carry on Jatta 2 grossing $443,000 on 60 screens. Dominican comedy Sanky Panky 3 also had reason to smile with a $169,000 box office. Exclusive debuts were dominated by true-life crime saga American Animals with $133,000 from four local libraries.

Revenues generated about $108 million and dipped 43% from the three-day portion of the Memorial weekend holiday. It was a scintilla deeper at 44% from 2017 when debuts of Wonder Woman and Captain Underpants opened to $103.2 million and $23.8 million.

Despite largely positive reviews Adrift arrived on the low end of predictions with tracking at $14 million on the high end. The fact-based tale of a couple that sailed into Hurricane Raymond back in 1983 and “survived crippling odds” had a familiar quality. Strong word-of-mouth was an asset, but on the downside its appeal was muted by the feeling one had seen this story before.

Upgrade also got critical thumbs-up but lacked the marketing support that might have elevated it to breakout. Tracking suggested a debut of $2.6-$2.8 million and although it significantly overperformed, it failed to reach a level that would secure screens as the likes of Ocean’s 8 and Incredibles and Mission: Impossible sequels arrive.

It was a total blowout for the Jackass-flavored Action Point that did the limbo of albeit low predictions in the area of $6 million or $7 million. Exit demos revealed that the film reached its target audience with an audience that was 67% male and 50% 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) June 1 – 3, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 29.5 (6,730) -65% 4381 149.1
Deadpool 2 Fox 23.5 (5,640) -46% 4161 254.8
Adrift STX/VVS 11.5 (3,810) NEW 3015 11.5
Avengers: Infinity War BV 10.4 (2,920) -40% 3570 642.9
Book Club Par 6.7 (2,120) -33% 3169 47.2
Upgrade Focus 4.4 (3,040) NEW 1457 4.4
Life of the Party WB 3.4 (1,370) -36% 2511 46.3
Breaking In Uni 2.8 (1,660) -35% 1682 41.3
Action Point Par 2.3 (1,120) NEW 2032 2.3
Overboard Lionsgate 2.0 (1,620) -37% 1228 45.5
A Quiet Place Par 1.7 (1,500) -29% 1156 183.5
Show Dogs Global Road/eOne 1.5 (650) -54% 2327 14.6
Veere di Wedding Zee Studios 1.3 (10,580) NEW 121 1.3
RBG Magnolia 1.0 (2,380) -20% 432 7.8
Rampage WB .6 (1,210) -28% 502 95.1
First Reformed A24 .44 (4,860) 51% 91 1
Carry on Jatta 2 White Hill .44 (7,380) NEW 60 0.44
Super Troopers 2 Fox Searchlight .31 (2,270) -49% 138 30.4
I Feel Pretty STX/eOne .30 (940) -43% 315 48.3
Ready Player One WB .25 (930) 17% 271 136.1
Black Panther BV .24 (860) -49% 284 699.1
The Rider Sony Classics .24 (1,060) 27% 224 1.7
Disobedience Bleecker Street .21 (1,320) -50% 158 3.1
Kasal ABS .19 (4,370) -36% 43 0.66
Sanky Panky 3 Caribbean .17 (6,040) NEW 28 0.17
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $102.60
% Change (Last Year) -44%
% Change (Last Week) -43%
Also debuting/expanding
How Long Will I Love U Well Go .16 (5,120) -20% 32 0.5
Pope Francis – A Man of His Word Focus .15 (540) -52% 273 1.6
On Chesil Beach Bleecker Street .14 (1,620) 52% 89 0.35
American Animals Orchard .13 (33,300) 4 0.13
The Seagull Sony Classics .12 (2,380) 11% 52 0.52
Beast Roadside Attractions 92,700 (1,010) -50% 92 0.63
The Gospel According to Andre Magnolia 83,400 (3,970) 74% 21 0.17
Let the Sunshine In IFC 78,900 (1,160) -28% 68 0.7
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 66,800 (13,360) -26% 5 0.56
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero Eros 43,100 (980) 44 0.04
La chute de Sparte Filmoption 41,300 (1,210) 34 0.04
Officer CineGalaxy 34,500 (580) 59 0.03
How to Talk to Girls at Parties A24 32,700 (320) 158% 103 0.05
Tout le monde debout A-Z Films 25,700 (1,120) 23 0.03
Rajugadu Aditya 25,500 (470) 54 0.03
In Emma’s Footsteps Candlelight 19,800 (1,980) 10 0.02
Hibiscus & Ruthless M2S 11,900 (11,900) 1 0.01
Yo Soy Pepito Plus Enertainment 11,200 (1,600) 7 0.01
A Kid Like Jake IFC 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – May 31, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (7) 1678.4 34.30%
20th Century Fox (9) 607.8 12.40%
Warner Bros. (17) 533.5 10.90%
Universal (9) 398.9 8.20%
Sony (10) 392.3 8.00%
Paramount (6) 305.7 6.30%
Lionsgate (9) 151.6 3.10%
Fox Searchlight (4) 138.4 2.80%
STX (5) 109.1 2.20%
Roadside Attractions (5) 98.5 2.00%
Focus (6) 74.1 1.50%
Entertainment (3) 51.6 1.10%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.75%
Neon (4) 25.8 0.55%
CBS (1) 23.5 0.45%
Aviron (1) 22.9 0.45%
Other * (183) 243.8 5.00%
4893 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – May 31, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Padmaavat Viva 12,159,664
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation 8,532,417
RBG Magnolia 6,775,859
Rangasthalam Creative 3,632,267
2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 3,508,777
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne 3,176,346
Disobedience Bleecker Street 2,841,242
La Boda de Valentina Lionsgate 2,816,208
Mahanati Nirvana 2,661,938
Raazi Zee Studios 2,599,545
Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile Blue Sky 2,586,699
You Were Never Really Here Amazon/Elevation 2,501,161
Mary and the Witch’s Flower Gkids 2,418,404
La Bolduc Seville 2,263,821
A Fantastic Woman Sony Classics 2,020,988
Detective Chinatown 2 WB 1,983,984
Pandas Imax/WB 1,710,899
Pad Man Sony 1,670,192
Operation Red Sea Well Go 1,543,547
The Rider Sony Classics 1,499,939
* does not include 2017 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story|8.2|4381|-62%|127.8
Deadpool 2|6.7|4161|-45%|238.1
Adrift|4.2|3015|NEW|4.2
Avengers: Infinity War|2.8|3570|-34%|635.3
Book Club|2.1|3169|-23%|42.6
Upgrade|1.7|1457|NEW|1.7
Life of the Party|1|2511|-25%|43.9
Action Point|0.8|2032|NEW|0.8
Breaking In|0.75|1682|-30%|39.3
Overboard|0.5|1228|-31%|44
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Also Debuting||||
Veere di Wedding|0.41|121||
Carry on Jatta 2|0.11|60||
Sanky Panky 3|51,700|28||
American Animals|46,800|4||
La chute de Sparte|15,700|34||
Officer|14,900|59||
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero|13,200|43||
Tout le monde debout|9,700|23||
In Emma’s Footsteps|8,300|10||
Rajugadu|8,100|48||
Hibiscus & Ruthless|5,600|1||
Yo Soy Pepito|4,250|7||
A Kid Like Jake|2,300|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Solo debuted at the top of the weekend with an estimated $83.1 million for the three-day portion of the Memorial Day holiday. (All figures reflect three-day box office). It was the sole new national opener but more than the Force contributed to the absence of a competitive counter-programmer. The long weekend was an overall improvement from 2017, but posted a double-digit decline from last weekend’s Deadpool 2 opening.

Best of new Indian imports was Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, with $171,000. Considerably more impressive were Filipino romance Kasal that wowed with a $243,000 debut and China’s How Long Will I Love U with $208,000, following $80 million on home turf in ten days of release. Among exclusive freshmen, doc The Gospel According to Andre (fashionista Talley) showed the best cut with $53,600 from six screens.

Revenues from the session generated roughly $180 million and ebbed back 16% from last weekend. It was still a 25% improvement from 2017 when the debut of the fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean set sail with $63 million and Baywatch hit the beach with $18.5 million.

Tracking for Solo suggested a three-day launch of about $100 million and a holiday box office in the range of $125-$130 million. It appears that it will be a hard slog to reach a nine-figure return for the full Memorial Day session. In the current climate of boffo, the spin-off falls into the category “When $100 Million Isn’t Enough.” On the domestic front the film’s audience skewed 58% male with 64% of the audience 25-and older. The 17-35=year-old base accounted for 44% of viewers.

Internationally, Solo stepped out with an estimated $65 million gross, opening in all major territories save Japan. It had fierce competition from Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War. Nonetheless it took top spot in such territories as the U.K., Germany, France and Australia, but not China, South Korea or Mexico. Its top-grossing territories included the U.K. with $10.3 million, South Korea grossing $10 million and Australia opening with $5 million.

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The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Deadpool 2 swam to the top of weekend viewing with an estimated $124.9 million. The session’s other national newcomers targeted those averse to snark. The golden girls of Book Club charted third with $12.4 million while the kiddie mix of animation and live-action in Show Dogs grossed $6 million.

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word underperformed with a $473,000 offering. Exclusive starts included an OK launch for Brit romance On Chesil Beach of $35,400 from four screens and a potent debut for First Reformed, with $96,700 that from four rectories. Newly un-scrubbed 2001: A Space Odyssey netted $193,000.

Revenues pushed close to $210 million and ballooned 49% from last weekend. It was an even better outcome of 69% plus from 2017 when the debut of Alien: Covenant led with $36.2 million and Guardians of the Galaxy 2’s third weekend was on its tail with $34.6 million.

The second Deadpool came up about 6% short of its inspiration and on the low end of industry prognostications of its premiere potency. One might speculate that a royal wedding put a crimp on its box office but its core appeal crowd hardly appeared to be distracted by pageantry. The least likely Avenger’s hard struggle to the screen in 2016 found an unexpectedly fierce appeal and a rush to get him back on the screen.

Exit polling identified the opening crowd as 61% male and 62% 25 and older. Internationally the film opened in 81 territories (with China and Japan yet to debut) and set a new record debut for Fox estimated at $176 million. Its top grossing market was the UK. Other leading markets included South Korea grossing $17 million, $12 million in Russia, Australia bowing with $11.7 million and Mexico opening with $10 million.

One can quibble with the reading choices of the Book Club but the delight of watching the quartet of veteran performers leafing through their lives was worth the sticker price. The film performed as anticipated and was a bullseye for those in a non-Marvel realm. The audience was 80% female with 88% 35 and older.

Pope Francis profile A Man of His Word failed to reach an anticipated $1 million return. The 81-year-old Pontifex could not compete with 85-year-old Supreme Ruth Bader Ginsburg who saw RBG climb into the Top 10 on its third weekend with $1.3 million and $3.9 million to date.     g

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Deadpool 2 * | 52.9| 4349 |NEW| 52.9
Avengers: Infinity War | 7.3| 4002| -54% |573.6
Book Club | 4.7| 2781 |NEW| 4.7
Life of the Party | 2.2| 3656 |-56%| 25.5
Breaking In | 1.9| 2537 |-58%| 24.2
Show Dogs | 1.4| 3212| NEW| 1.4
Overboard | 1.1 |1820| -48% |33.4
A Quiet Place | 1.1| 2327| -39% |173.2
I Feel Pretty |0.35| 1505 |-64%| 45.7
Rampage | 0.3| 1466| -59% |91.2
* includes previews

Also Debuting
Pope Francis – A Man of His Word | 0.17 |346
First Reformed | 31,000 |4
Harjeeta | 20,700 |8
On Chesil Beach | 11,600 |4
That Summer | 3,450 |1
Hurricane Bianca| 3,300 |2
The Most Unknown | 1,850| 1
Carter & June | 1,550 |3
Dark Crimes | 1,200 |10

The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War won its third weekend with an estimated $63.2 million. The back-to-school hijinx of Life of the Party was in second spot with $18.3 million followed by the ferocious matriarch of Breaking In with $16.5 million.

A flood of Indian films arrived for their holidays with top response for the Telugu Mahanati and the Hindi Raazi that bowed respectively to $1 million and $817,000. The Brazilian political drama Nothing to Lose (Nada a Perder) about a real-life political prisoner arrived with a potent $622,000 from 70 screens. It’s grossed more than $34 million since its release last month at home.

Exclusive starters included Brit dramatic thriller Beast with $52,500 at four sites and an adaptation of The Seagull with $77,900 at six venues.

Revenues for the frame pushed past $140 million and slid back 18% from the prior weekend. It was a slight 1% improvement from 2018 when the second weekend of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 led with $65.3 million and newcomers Snatched and King Arthur followed with $19.5 million and 15.4 million.

New releases brought a distaff crowd with Life of the Party providing the more lighthearted perspective with a divorced mom deciding to go back to college. Tracking had suggested a debut in the $18 million to $20 million range. Exit polling identified the crowd as 70% female with 80% aged 25-years and older.

The story of a mother protecting her children against bad guys feels like an evolving subgenre and Breaking In was expected to open a modicum better than Sunday estimates. It’s a female tilt was 65% but it played younger with 53% of the audience 30 and older. It’s worth noting that most studios employ one company to do exit surveys and it targets 19 U.S. cities, 20 locations and 1,000 respondents. There’s a strong likelihood that results will sometimes be outside what is considered an acceptable margin of error.

Following up on last weekend debut of Overboard (which held well domestically), the film had a potent debut in Mexico of roughly $10 million. It was a record start for its star Eugenio Derbez and the year’s second strongest debut (behind Infinity War).

Weekend (estimates) May 11 – 13, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thrs Cume
Avengers: Infinity War BV 63.2 (14,130) -45% 4474 549
Life of the Party WB 18.3 (5,020) NEW 3656 18.3
Breaking In Uni 16.5 (6,490) NEW 2537 16.5
Overboard Lionsgate 10.1 (5,020) -31% 2006 29.6
A Quiet Place Par 6.3 (1,310) -18% 3144 170
I Feel Pretty STX/eOne 3.6 (1,270) -28% 2858 43.8
Rampage WB 3.4 (1,320) -28% 2548 89.7
Tully Focus 2.2 (1,630) -33% 1356 7
Black Panther BV 1.9 (1,400) -41% 1370 696
Blockers Uni 1.1 (1,010) -35% 1111 58.1
RBG Magnolia 1.1 (6,060) 89% 180 1.9
Super Troopers 2 Fox Searchlight 1.1 (780) -43% 1379 27.5
Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight 1.0 (980) 26% 1046 29.9
Mahanati Nirvana 1.0 (6,180) NEW 165 1.7
Ready Player One WB .92 (1,150) -30% 804 135
Truth or Dare Uni .89 (700) -52% 1269 39.7
A Wrinkle in Time BV .84 (420) 104% 1984 96.5
Raazi Zee Studios .82 (6,280) NEW 130 0.82
Nothing to Lose (Nada a Perder) Swen .62 (8,880) NEW 70 0.62
Bad Samaritan Electric .51 (330) -71% 1546 3
Disobedience Bleecker Street .44 (4,410) 44% 100 1.2
Sherlock Gnomes Par .39 (650) -1% 608 41.7
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Lionsgate .33 (760) -24% 429 82.4
102 Not Out Sony .26 (2,560) -46% 102 0.95
Chappaquiddick Entertainment/D Films .24 (750) -33% 317 17
The Rider Sony Classics .22 (2,560) 64% 85 0.85
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $135.40
% Change (Last Year) 1%
% Change (Last Week) -18%
Also debuting/expanding
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation .12 (860) -32% 139 8.3
Let the Sunshine In IFC .10 (3,060) 62% 34 0.25
Irumbu Thirai Lyca 94,200 (2,140) 44 0.09
You Were Never Really Here Amazon 91,600 (900) -46% 102 2.4
Indian Horse Elevation 81,300 (1,060) 1% 77 1.3
The Seagull Sony Classics 77,900 (12,980) 6 0.08
La Ch’tite famille A-Z Films 73,800 (1,610) -27% 46 0.22
Lu Over the Wall Gkids 64,100 (660) 97 0.06
Beast Roadside Attractions 52,500 (13,120) 4 0.05
Revenge Neon 44,300 (1,230) 36 0.04
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne 35,700 (530) -26% 67 3.1
Mehabooba Blue Sky 33,400 (330) 101 0.03
Measure of a Man Great Point 26,200 ((790) 33 0.03
Boom for Real Magnolia 15,500 (15,500) 1 0.02
Champion Well Go 14,600 (7,300) 2 0.01
I Am Your Mom Media Asia 12,100 (1,210) 10 0.01
Always at the Carlyle Good Deed 8,900 (8,900) 1 0.01
Filmworker Kino 8,300 (8,300) 1 0.01
Knock TVA 7,500 (1,070) 7 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – May 10, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (6) 1405.5 33.90%
Warner Bros. (15) 478.6 11.60%
Sony (10) 391.1 9.40%
20th Century Fox (8) 375.9 9.10%
Universal (8) 355.9 8.60%
Paramount (5) 245.3 5.90%
Fox Searchlight (4) 132.4 3.20%
Lionsgate (9) 126.6 3.10%
STX (5) 102.6 2.50%
Roadside Attractions (4) 96.9 2.30%
Focus (5) 68.3 1.60%
Entertainment (3) 51.1 1.20%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.90%
Neon (3) 25.7 0.60%
CBS (1) 23.5 0.55%
Aviron (1) 22.9 0.55%
Other * (163) 205.6 5.00%
4145 100%
* none greater than 0.5%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – May 10, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Black Panther BV 1,340,597,896
Avenger Infinity War BV 1,260,615,386
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 616,499,670
Operation Red Sea Bona; Well Go 584,005,699
Ready Player One WB 567,538,436
Detective Chinatown 2 Wanda; WB 542,745,147
Rampage WB 383,752,023
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 370,585,347
Monster Hunt 2 Edko; Lionsgate 361,925,606
The Greatest Showman * Fox 341,810,919
Peter Rabbit Sony 328,358,269
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni; Legendary 289,906,307
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 278,351,455
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Fox 285,881,603
Tomb Raider WB 271,892,835
Coco BV 271,528,360
Ex- File 3 * Huayi; China Lions 261,718,877
A Quiet Place Par 259,722,358
Us and Them Huaxia 191,026,800
The Shape of Water * Fox 177,809,110
The Post * Fox 175,971,607
Insidious: The Last Key Uni; Sony 167,419,287
Ferdinand * Fox 166,184,357
Red Sparrow Fox 147,539,834
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox 134,164,217
* does not include 2017 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War|16|4474|-49%|502
Life of the Party|4.9|3656|NEW|4.9
Breaking In|4.6|2537|NEW|4.6
Overboard|2.2|2006|-55%|21.7
A Quiet Place|1.8|3144|-23%|164.9
I Feel Pretty|1|2858|-41%|41.1
Rampage|0.8|2548|-31%|87.2
Tully|0.55|1356|-52%|5.3
Black Panther|0.5|1370|-43%|694.8
Blockers|0.3|1111|-42%|57.3
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Also Debuting||||
Mahanati|0.28|165||
Nothing to Lose (Nada a Perder)|0.26|70||
Raazi|0.23|130||
Irumbu Thirai|33,900|40||
The Seagull|21,900|6||
Lu Over the Wall|21,000|95||
Revenge|17,300|36||
Mehabooba|17,100|101||
Beast|15,900|4||
Measure of a Man|8,500|32||
Boom for Real|5,000|1||
Champion|3,700|2||
I Am Your Mom|3,450|10||
Filmworker|2,850|1||
Knock|2,800|7||
Always at the Carlyle|2,700|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War led weekend viewing with an estimated $113.2 million. Three new national releases did little to erode the Marvel juggernaut. Overboard – a remake of the 1987 comedy pairing real-life couple Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell – was second with $14.3 million. Further down the line, the Diablo Cody-Charlize Theron-Jason Reitman reteam Tully struggled to $3.2 million and Bad Samaritan collapsed with $1.6 million.

Indian imports included Hindi comedy 102 Not Out, with two beloved veteran Bollystars, bowing with $454,000 and Telugu Naa Peru Surya comparably strong with a $743,000 tallty. In Québec, French comedy hit La Ch’tite famille bowed with an OK $125,000.

A big surprise was the stamina of 85-year-old associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose profile RBG debuted to $527,000 from 34 chambers.

Revenues for the frame exceeded $165 million and took a 47% slide from last weekend. It was also 15% diminished from 2017 when the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 dominated the marketplace with a $146.5 million launch.

Slightly twisting the original, Overboard targeted the Latin market with the casting of Mexican superstar Eugenio Derbez, from the reigning Mexican box office champ in the U.S.  Instructions Not Included. It over-indexed with Latinx, who comprised roughly 42% of the opening weekend crowd. It also jumped out a week ahead of its debut South of the border with high end expectations of $13 million domestically. Exit polls identified the audience as 61% female with a surprisingly high 83% aged 25-years and older.

Tully promoted itself as a continuation of the collaboration between director Jason Reitman and scripter Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult) with an emphasis of humor rather than substance. Critics appreciated the ambition of the piece, which did not overcome tracking that suggested a modest start of $3-$4 million. Its audience was 60% female with 67% of viewers 30 and older.

Weekend (estimates) May 4 – 6, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Avengers: Infinity War BV 113.2 (25,310) -56% 4474 451.6
Overboard Lionsgate 14.3 (8,830) NEW 1623 14.3
A Quiet Place Par 7.5 (2,210) -32% 3413 159.8
I Feel Pretty STX/eOne 4.9 (1,510) -40% 3232 37.8
Rampage WB 4.5 (1,440) -37% 3151 84.7
Black Panther BV 3.2 (1,930) -33% 1641 693.2
Tully Focus 3.2 (2,340) NEW 1353 3.2
Truth or Dare Uni 1.9 (980) -43% 1904 38.2
Super Troopers 2 Fox Searchlight 1.8 (850) -52% 2118 25.4
Blockers Uni 1.7 (1,010) -43% 1672 56.2
Bad Samaritan Electric 1.6 (790) NEW 2007 1.6
Ready Player One WB 1.3 (920) -50% 1405 133
Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight .78 (1,110) -45% 702 28.4
Traffik Lionsgate .75 (1,010) -55% 747 8.2
Naa Peru Surya Great India .74 (3,660) NEW 203 0.74
RBG Magnolia .53 (15,500) NEW 34 0.53
102 Not Out Sony .45 (4,450) NEW 102 0.45
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Lionsgate .40 (610) -48% 660 81.9
A Wrinkle in Time BV .39 (1,310) -61% 294 95.5
Acrimony Lionsgate .38 (960) -40% 398 42.9
Sherlock Gnomes Par .35 (550) -48% 636 41.2
Chappaquiddick Entertainment/D Films .33 (640) -53% 516 16.5
Disobedience Bleecker Street .30 (9,810) 28% 31 0.63
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation .18 (890) -21% 200 8.1
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $161.90
% Change (Last Year) -15%
% Change (Last Week) -47%
Also debuting/expanding
Daana Paani Rising Sun .16 (4,180) 38 0.16
You Were Never Really Here Amazon .15 (890) -56% 172 2.1
The Rider Sony Classics .14 (2,900) -22% 47 0.56
La Ch’tite famille A-Z Films .12 (2,840) 44 0.12
Lean on Pete A24 .12 (620) -52% 187 0.9
La Bolduc Seville .10 (1,350) -40% 73 2.1
Indian Horse Elevation 93,700 (1,020) -23% 92 1.2
A or B CMC 70,150 (2,190) 32 0.07
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne 48,700 (640) -53% 76 3
Selfie from Hell Industry 16,400 (780) 21 0.02
The Guardians Music Box 7,100 (7,100) 1 0.01
Ray Meets Helen Moonstone 5,300 (480) 11 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – May 3, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (6) 1252.8 32.00%
Warner Bros. (15) 469.9 12.00%
Sony (9) 389.9 9.90%
20th Century Fox (8) 375.7 9.60%
Universal (8) 350.8 9.00%
Paramount (5) 233.9 6.00%
Fox Searchlight (4) 128.4 3.30%
Lionsgate (8) 105.5 2.70%
Roadside Attractions (4) 96.3 2.45%
STX (5) 96.2 2.45%
Focus (4) 63.5 1.60%
Entertainment (3) 50.5 1.30%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.95%
Neon (3) 25.7 0.65%
CBS (1) 23.5 0.60%
Aviron (1) 22.8 0.60%
Other * (154) 195.5 5.00%
3918 100%
* none greater than 0.5%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – May 3, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Black Panther BV 689,980,615
Avenger Infinity War BV 338,332,540
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 219,060,855
A Quiet Place Par 152,294,386
Ready Player One WB 131,744,504
The Greatest Showman * Fox 119,297,981
Peter Rabbit Sony 114,625,343
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 100,407,760
A Wrinkle in Time BV 95,085,581
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 88,669,553
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Search Engine 81,468,867
Rampage WB 80,173,100
The Post Fox 79,943,536
Game Night WB 68,477,777
Insidious: The Last Key Uni/Sony 67,583,071
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni 58,984,735
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Fox 58,032,443
Tomb Raider WB 56,935,511
Blockers Uni 54,471,500
The Shape of Water * Fox Searchlight 46,995,975
* does not include 2017 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War|31.7|4474|-53%|370
Overboard|4.8|1623|NEW|4.8
A Quiet Place|2.3|3413|-30%|155
I Feel Pretty|1.6|3232|-38%|34.5
Tully|1.2|1353|NEW|1.2
Rampage|1.1|3151|-37%|81.3
Black Panther|0.85|1641|-37%|691
Bad Samaritan|0.65|2007|NEW|0.65
Super Troopers 2|0.55|2118|-50%|24.2
Truth or Dare|0.55|1904|-45%|36.9
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Also Debuting||||
Naa Peru Surya|0.39|203||
RBG|0.22|34||
102 Not Out|0.13|102||
Daana Paani|43,400|38||
La Ch’tite famille|40,900|44||
A or B|21,200|31||
Selfie from Hell|3,500|19||
Ray Meets Helen|2,200|11||
The Guardians|1,600|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War arrived to a jaw-dropping, record-breaking estimated $247.6 million. Among its most significant box office achievements were likely the biggest domestic debut and it holds the crown as the largest global opening with a $630 million gross. In North America, 82% of all movie ticket sales went to the Marvel crew.

There were no takers to become a sacrificial counter-programmer. The sparse collection of freshmen included urban drama Kings, which grossed a flaccid $166,000 from 214 locations. More impressive was recent foreign-language Oscar winner Sebastian Lelio’s English-language debut, a tale of forbidden love, Disobedience, which bowed on five screens with $233,000.

Revenues edged past $300 million and climbed a hearty 143% from last weekend. It ballooned 206% from 2017 when the third weekend of Fate of the Furious led with $19.9 million and was followed by newcomers How to Be a Latin Lover and Baahubali: The Conclusion with $12.2 million and $10.4 million.

The latest from the Marvel universe was too big for one movie (its sequel arrives in April 2019) and pundits anticipated a domestic debut in excess of $200 million. Only three other films have reached that rarified realm so estimating a reasoned number thwarts any  algorithm. Estimates ranged from $210-$230 million and even high-enders were outside the statistical margin of error. Studio exit polling identified the U.S. audience as 58% female with 58% 25 and older. The 17-to-25-year old crowd accounted for 49% of viewers.

On the international front Infinity Wars bowed everywhere save China and Russia with an estimated $380 million that ranks it second all time to The Fate of the Furious. It was the number one film in all territories even such traditional spoilers as India and Turkey. Among the countries where it set a new benchmark for all-time opening box office were Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Malayasia, the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates. Top grossing territories included the UK with $42.2 million, Korea grossing $39.2 million, a $25.1 million box office in Mexico and the thunder Down Under with $23 million.

The film opens in Russia on May 3 and China closes the book on May 11.

Weekend (estimates) April 27 – 29, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Avengers: Infinity War BV 247.6 (55,350) NEW 4474 247.6
A Quiet Place Par 10.6 (2,980) -49% 3565 148.1
I Feel Pretty STX/eOne 8.1 (2,350) -50% 3440 29.5
Rampage WB 7.0 (1,990) -65% 3508 77.8
Black Panther BV 4.4 (2,690) -10% 1650 688.1
Super Troopers 2 Fox Searchlight 3.6 (1,680) -76% 2125 22.1
Truth or Dare Uni 3.2 (1,320) -59% 2420 35.3
Blockers Uni 2.9 (1,260) -57% 2324 53.2
Ready Player One WB 2.4 (1,020) -67% 2365 130.7
Traffik Lionsgate 1.6 (1,520) -60% 1046 6.7
Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight 1.4 (1,380) -60% 1001 27
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Lionsgate .75 (780) -69% 970 81.1
Chappaquiddick Entertainment/D Films .68 (960) -63% 704 15.8
A Wrinkle in Time BV .66 (1,780) -10% 371 94.6
Acrimony Lionsgate .64 (1,180) -68% 540 42.2
Sherlock Gnomes Par .62 (850) -56% 731 40.6
Bharat Ane Nenu Great India .36 (1,570) -86% 231 3.4
You Were Never Really Here Amazon .32 (1,460) -47% 222 1.8
The Miracle Season Mirror/Elevation .29 (670) -74% 430 9.4
Beirut Bleecker Street .26 (1,100) -74% 237 4.5
Disobedience Bleecker Street .23 (46,640) NEW 5 0.23
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation .23 (1,550) -29% 150 7.8
Lean on Pete A24 .22 (1,330) 26% 167 0.65
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $296.25
% Change (Last Year) 208%
% Change (Last Week) 143%
Also debuting/expanding
The Rider Sony Classics .18 (4,780) 148% 37 0.35
Kings Orchard .17 (780) 214 0.17
La Bolduc Seville .16 (2,370) -8% 68 1.9
Indian Horse Elevation .15 (1,780) -32% 86 1
Finding Your Feet Roadside Attractions .12 (1,150) -34% 102 1.2
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne 95,400 (820) -43% 117 2.9
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Kino 41,300 (2,170) 4% 19 0.18
Let the Sunshine In IFC 40,800 (13,600) 3 0.04
Da One That Ghost Away ABS 39,300 (1,060) 37 0.04
Final Portrait Sony Classics 35,800 (520) -51% 69 0.37
Diya Lyca 33,700 (1,160) 29 0.03
Bhai Taru Singh VP Films 16,200 (710) 23 0.02
Custody A-Z Films 15,400 (1,540) 10 0.02
Origami Filmoption 9,100(700) 13 0.01
The House of Tomorrow Shout! 6,500 (810) 8 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – April 26, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (6) 946.1 26.70%
Warner Bros. (15) 456.6 12.90%
Sony (9) 389.4 11.00%
20th Century Fox (8) 375.3 10.60%
Universal (8) 342.3 9.70%
Paramount (5) 218.2 6.20%
Fox Searchlight (4) 121.2 3.40%
Lionsgate (8) 102.1 2.90%
Roadside Attractions (4) 95.1 2.70%
STX (5) 86.2 2.40%
Focus (4) 63.5 1.80%
Entertainment (3) 49.7 1.40%
MGM (2) 37 1.00%
Neon (3) 25.6 0.70%
CBS (1) 23.5 0.65%
Aviron (1) 22.8 0.65%
Other * (146) 187.9 5.30%
3542.5 100%
* none greater than 0.5%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War|106.1|4474|NEW|106.1
A Quiet Place|3.3|3565|-49%|140.8
I Feel Pretty|2.6|3440|-58%|24
Rampage|1.8|3508|-65%|72.6
Black Panther|1.3|1650|3%|685.3
Super Troopers 2|1.1|2125|-86%|19.6
Truth or Dare|1|2420|-61%|33.1
Blockers|0.9|2324|-58%|51.2
Ready Player One|0.65|2365|-67%|128.9
Traffik|0.45|1046|-68%|5.6
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Also Debuting||||
Disobedience|84,000|5||
Kings|50,300|218||
Diya|13,900|29||
Da One That Ghost Away|13,000|37||
Let the Sunshine In|12,300|3||
Bhai Taru Singh|4,900|23||
Custody|3,500|10||
Origami|2,300|13||
The House of Tomorrow|2,100|8||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

A Quiet Place returned to the top of weekend viewing with an estimated $21.9 million. Two national releases vied for third and fourth. Fantasy-comedy I Feel Pretty grossing $16 million gave a slight edge over the $14.8 million Broken Lizard hijinks in Super Troopers 2. In limited wide release, the thriller Traffik bowed to $3.9 million.

The frame saw an effective expansion of Lynne Ramsay’s Cannes-prized hallucination You Were Never Really Here. Exclusive freshmen lacked a powerhouse starter. Telugu Bharat Ane Nenu had a potent start of $2.9 million.

Revenues for the session generated roughly $128 million and ebbed back 15% from the prior weekend. It was nonetheless an 18% improvement from 2017 when the second weekend of Fate of the Furious led with a $38.4 million box office and the top newcomer was Unforgettable in fifth spot with a $4.8 million tally.

Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty, a tale of a woman with an unbridled sense of her beauty and intelligence, was given a top end prospect of $15 million. It did slightly better than that, but the promise of Trainwreck may have gone off the tracks. Her rival Melissa McCarthy will be back on screen next month.

The marketplace surprise was unquestionably Super Troopers 2, expected to open to the tune of $6-$7 million. The original screen venture for the Broken Lizard comedy troupe premiered 16 years ago and proved to be a cult hit. But subsequent screen ventures have produced meh results and the same appeared the case for the retread. Instead the fan base was yearning for this revival.

Traffik, the perennial yarn of a vacationing couple beset by a gang of hooligans in a remote bucolic setting, recruited an audience 52% female and 92% 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) April 20 – 22, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
A Quiet Place Par 21.9 (5,740) -34% 3808 132.2
Rampage WB 20.6 (5,010) -42% 4115 66.2
I Feel Pretty STX/eOne 16.0 (4,650) NEW 3440 16
Super Troopers 2 Fox Searchlight 14.8 (4,860) NEW 3038 14.8
Truth or Dare Uni 7.9 (2,570) -58% 3068 30.3
Ready Player One WB 7.5 (2,350) -34% 3208 126.2
Blockers Uni 7.0 (2,220) -35% 3134 48.2
Black Panther BV 4.7 (2,430) -19% 1930 681.1
Traffik Lionsgate 3.9 (3,710) NEW 1046 3.9
Bharat Ane Nenu Great India 2.9 (8,920) NEW 323 2.9
Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight 3.5 (1,790) -36% 1947 24.4
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Lionsgate 2.4 (1,220) -41% 1994 79.4
Acrimony Lionsgate 2.0 (1,720) -46% 1148 41
Chappaquiddick Entertainment/D Films 1.9 (1,330) -37% 1455 14.4
Sherlock Gnomes Par 1.4 (980) -49% 1459 39.6
The Miracle Season Mirror/Elevation 1.1 (1,000) -49% 1122 8.8
Beirut Bleecker Street .1.1 (1,420) -38% 755 3.9
A Wrinkle in Time BV .72 (1,080) -48% 665 93.7
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni .57 (880 -61% 646 58.7
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Fun Academy .56 (400) -56% 1386 2.3
You Were Never Really Here Amazon .54 (3,000) 67% 181 1.2
Love, Simon Fox .51 (1,030) -52% 491 40.2
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation .34 (1,630) -29% 210 6.9
Paul, Apostle of Christ Sony .32 (850) -47% 377 17
Tomb Raider WB .30 (980) -36% 303 56.7
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $122.50
% Change (Last Year) 18%
% Change (Last Week) -15%
Also debuting/expanding
Indian Horse Elevation .27 (2,260) -13% 121 0.77
La Bolduc Seville .24 (3,050) -28% 79 1.6
Hector el Father: Conoceras la Verdad Cristal .19 (5,390) 147% 36 0.63
Finding Your Feet Roadside Attractions .19 (1,010) -32% 191 0.94
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne .18 (970) -35% 183 2.7
Lean on Pete A24 .17 (2,460) 120% 69 0.34
The Rider Sony Classics 77,200 (8,580) 83% 9 0.14
Final Portrait Sony Classics 75,300 (750) 89% 100 0.3
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Kino 39,700 (4,410) -29% 9 0.12
Little Pink House Da Da 32,500 (4,060) 8 0.03
Khido Khundi Rising Sun 30,400 (820) 37 0.03
Beyond the Clounds Zee Studios 26,800 (640) 42 0.03
Dude’s Manual TBA 23,200 (1,660) 14 0.02
Ghost Stories IFC 13,100 (13,100) 1 0.01
Godard Mon Amour Cohen Media 11,900 (2,980) 4 0.01
L’Apparition MK2 11,600 (1,930) 6 0.01
The Devil and Father Amorth Orchard 10,300 (1,290) 8 0.01
Eye on Juliet eOne 7,700 (850) 9 0.01
Le Corbeau (reissue) Rialto 6,300 (6,300) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – April 19, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (5) 898.9 26.90%
Warner Bros. (15) 421.1 12.60%
Sony (9) 388.4 11.60%
20th Century Fox (8) 374.2 11.20%
Universal (8) 322.9 9.70%
Paramount (5) 189.1 5.70%
Fox Searchlight (4) 99.4 3.00%
Lionsgate (7) 94.4 2.80%
Roadside Attractions (4) 91.7 2.70%
STX (5) 67.8 2.00%
Focus (4) 63.5 1.90%
Entertainment (3) 47.1 1.40%
MGM (2) 36.9 1.10%
Neon (3) 25.5 0.80%
CBS (1) 23.5 0.70%
Aviron (1) 22.7 0.70%
Other * (138) 173.9 5.20%
3341 100%
* none greater than 0.6%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – April 19, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Padmaavat Viva 12,159,664
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation 6,522,703
Rangasthalam Creative 3,559,003
2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 3,508,777
La Boda de Valentina Lionsgate 2,816,208
Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile Blue Sky 2,586,699
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne 2,526,637
Mary and the Witch’s Flower Gkids 2,418,404
Detective Chinatown 2 WB 1,983,984
A Fantastic Woman Sony Classics 1,944,952
Pad Man Sony 1,670,192
Operation Red Sea Well Go 1,543,547
La Bolduc Seville 1,384,919
Baaghi 2 Fox Intl 1,319,579
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go 1,185,528
TholiPrema Creative 1,181,228
Bhaagamathie Great India 1,177,302
Le Trip a trois Seville 1,157,655
Sajjan Singh Rangroot Grand Showbiz 1,091,908
Raid Eros 1,085,447

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Super Troopers 2|7.9|2038|NEW|7.9
A Quiet Place|6.4|3808|39%|117
I Feel Pretty|6.1|3440|NEW|6.1
Rampage|5|4115|46%|50.6
Truth or Dare|2.5|3068|70%|25
Blockers|2.1|3134|36%|43.4
Ready Player One|1.9|3208|36%|121
Bharat Ane Nenu|1.5|323|NEW|1.5
Traffik|1.4|1046|NEW|1.4
Black Panther|1.2|1930|16%|678
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Also Debuting||
Little Pink House|10,300|8|
Beyond the Clounds|8,800|41|
Khido Khundi|8,500|33|
Dude’s Manual|7,400|14|
Ghost Stories|5,300|1|
Godard Mon Amour|4,100|4|
L’Apparition|3,900|6|
The Devil and Father Amorth|3,300|3|
Eye on Juliet|2,300|9|
Le Corbeau (reissue)|2,200|1|

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

It was Rampage by a snout as the monkeyshines debuted with an estimated $34.6 million. On its heels was A Quiet Place with $32.7 million. The session’s other wide release was the horror Truth or Dare in third, with $19.1 million. In limited wide political thriller Beirut opened to $1.6 million and animated Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero grossed $1.1 million.

Best of exclusive premieres were Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami with $58,000 and the Cannes-prized rodeo tale The Rider with a $42,300 launch, both debuting on three.

Indian imports saw a strong start for the Punjabi Golak Bugni Bank te Batua of $153,000 at 33 venues while Telugu Krishnarjuna Yudham struggled to $234,000 at 178 locations following a fast start on Wednesday. In Canada, Indian Horse – a saga of a native lad pursuing a hockey life – had a thumbs-up of $373,000.

Revenues for the frame approached $150 million for a 12% slip from last weekend. It was also 15% diminished from 2017 when Fate of the Furious premiered with a stunning $98.8 million.

Despite the presence of the biggest star in the world, Rampage tracked soft with estimates of $34-$38 million. It was anticipated to hit second to A Quiet Place; anticipating the silent scream would decline just 25% from a strong opening. Studio exiting polling broke down the audience as 55% male with 63% 25 and older.

In line with such recent entries as Ready Player One and Pacific Rim Uprising, Rampage had a warmer embrace overseas with an estimated $114 million debut in 61 markets. China provided roughly half the box office with a $55 million tally. The next top grossing markets were the UK and South Korea each grossing $5.7 million and Mexico with $4.8 million.

The Blumhouse brand may not have an Oscar contender with Truth or Dare but it again topped high end expectations of $17 million for its latest venture. Its audience skewed 60% female and 60% 25 and younger. It also dipped into the international marketplace with seven territories that rang up $2.6 million. The UK provided half of foreign revenues.

Weekend (estimates) April 13 – 15, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Rampage WB 34.6 (8,440) NEW 4101 34.6
A Quiet Place Par 32.7 (9,120) -35% 3589 99.8
Truth or Dare Uni 19.1 (6,290) NEW 3029 19.1
Ready Player One WB 11.1 (3,040) -55% 3661 114.5
Blockers Uni 10.3 (1,010) -50% 3418 36.9
Black Panther BV 5.4 (2,470) -38% 2180 673.8
Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight 5.0 (2,590) 10% 1939 18.5
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Lionsgate 3.9 (1,510) -50% 2563 75
Acrimony Lionsgate 3.7 (2,750) -56% 1332 37.8
Chappaquiddick Entertainment/D Films 3.0 (1,740) -50% 1645 10.9
The Miracle Season Mirror/Elevation 2.1 (1,240) -46% 1707 7
Sherlock Gnomes Par 2.1 (1,000) -61% 2116 36.9
Beirut Bleecker Street 1.6 (2,160) NEW 755 2
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni 1.4 (900) -71% 1537 57.5
A Wrinkle in Time BV 1.2 (1,110) -63% 1112 92.3
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Fun Academy 1.1 (670) NEW 1633 1.1
Love, Simon Fox 1.0 (1,090) -65% 889 39.2
Paul, Apostle of Christ Sony .57 (980) -68% 581 16.3
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation .48 (1,440) -52% 330 6.3
Tomb Raider WB .46 (920) -76% 502 56.2
Indian Horse Elevation .37 (3,840) NEW 97 0.37
La Bolduc Seville .36 (4,360) -21% 83 1.1
Game Night WB .35 (990) -67% 356 67.9
Peter Rabbit Sony .34 (660) -65% 519 113.8
You Were Never Really Here Amazon .32 (6,240) 139% 51 0.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $140.25
% Change (Last Year) -15%
% Change (Last Week) -12%
Also debuting/expanding
Finding Your Feet Roadside Attractions .28 (1,020) 127% 277 0.57
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne .26 (950) -50% 276 2.3
October Rising Sun .24 (1,810) 132 0.24
Krishnarjuna Yudham Magnus .23 (1,310) NEW 178 0.48
Golak Bugni Bank te Batua Rhythm Boyz .15 (4,640) 33 0.15
Pandas WB .12 (3,700) -20% 33 0.37
Hector el Father: Conoceras la Verdad Cristal 81,400 (4,522) -71% 18 0.42
Lean on Pete A24 77,600 (4,310) 65% 18 0.14
Mercury Prime Media 72,700 (840) 87 0.07
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Kino 58,800 (19,600) 3 0.06
Cake B4U 51,100 (1,500) 34 0.05
Borg vs. McEnroe Neon 46,400 (1,010) 46 0.04
Veneno GRA 45,600 (2,400) 19 0.05
The Rider Sony Classics 42,300 (14,100) 3 0.04
Final Portrait Sony Classics 36,700 (1,150) -32% 32 0.04
Le Promesse de l’aube A-Z Films 33,400 (3,710) 9 0.03
La Terre vue du coeur Nation 4:3 26,300 (6,580) 4 0.03
Krystal Paladin 20,800 (250) 83 0.02
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum Well Go 17,600 (8,800) 2 0.02
Aardvark Great Point 14,900 (530) 28 0.01
Zama Strand 9,800 (4,900) 2 0.01
Hitler’s Hollywood Kino 7,200 (7,200) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – April 12, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (5) 889 28.30%
Sony (9) 386.7 12.30%
20th Century Fox (8) 372.1 11.80%
Warner Bros. (15) 361.1 11.50%
Universal (8) 284.6 9.10%
Paramount (5) 142.3 4.50%
Fox Searchlight (3) 90.4 2.90%
Lionsgate (7) 89.6 2.80%
Roadside Attractions (4) 85.5 2.70%
STX (4) 66.8 2.10%
Focus (4) 63.5 2.00%
Entertainment (3) 42.5 1.40%
MGM (2) 36.8 1.20%
Neon (1) 25.4 0.80%
Aviron (1) 23.6 0.75%
CBS (1) 23.4 0.75%
Other * (127) 160.7 5.10%
3144 100%
* none greater than 0.6%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – April 12, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Black Panther BV 668,455,522
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 218,539,884
The Greatest Showman * Fox 118,647,942
Peter Rabbit Sony 113,482,652
Ready Player One WB 103,402,798
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 100,407,760
A Wrinkle in Time BV 91,096,220
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 88,660,921
The Post * Fox 79,860,197
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Search Engine 71,151,565
Insidious: The Last Key Uni/Sony 67,583,071
Game Night WB 67,543,954
A Quiet Place Par 67,035,885
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Fox 57,965,182
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni 56,154,135
Tomb Raider WB 55,766,569
The Shape of Water * Fox Searchlight 46,916,884
Red Sparrow Fox 46,396,077
12 Strong WB 45,500,164
Den of Thieves STX/VVS 44,973,685
* does not include 2017 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Rampage * | 11.5| 4101| NEW| 11.5
A Quiet Place | 10.5 |3589| -29% |77.5
Truth or Dare | 8.2 |3029 |NEW |8.2
Blockers | 3.2 |3418| -52% |29.6
Ready Player One| 2.9| 3661 |-57%| 106.3
Isle of Dogs | 1.5 |1939| 7% |15
Black Panther | 1.4| 2180 |-40%| 669.9
I Can Only Imagine | 1.1 |2563| -50% |72.2
Acrimony | 1.1 |1332| -57% |35.2
Chappaquiddick | 0.85 |1645 |-56%| 8.8

* includes previews

Also Debuting
Beirut | 0.48 |755
Sgt. Stubby |0.27 |1633
Indian Horse | 0.12| 97
October| 74,800 |132
Golak Bugni Bank te Batua | 44,400 |33
Mercury | 31,200 |87
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami | 15,500| 3
Veneno | 15,400 |17
Cake | 14,400 |33
Borg vs. McEnroe | 13,500| 45
The Rider | 11,600 |3
La Terre vue du coeur | 11,300| 4
Le Promesse de l’aube | 7,100 |9
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum | 6,400| 2
Krystal | 6,300| 79
Aardvark | 4,300 |27
Zama | 2,500| 2
Hitler’s Hollywood | 2,100| 1

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

The whispers were deafening as A Quiet Place swooped to the top of the weekend with an estimated $50.1 million debut. There was good news for  the raunchy table-turner Blockers that bowed third with $21.4 million. Two other national freshmen launched with a long-buried political flashback of  Chappaquiddick overperforming with $6.1 million and female sport saga The Miracle Season opening close to expectations with $4.1 million.

In international day-and-dates, the best Indian imports were Punjabi Subedar Joginder Singh and Hindi Blackmail, which bowed respectively to $223,000 and $164,000. Filipino Never Not Love You had an okay start of $107,000. In Québec, local production La Bolduc, a true-life tale of the province’s 1930s Piaf-like thrush, opened to $471,000. In IMAX, cuddly Pandas scored $151,000 from 33 shoots.

Exclusives included an encouraging first trot of $48,800 for Lean on Pete at four road stops and a lyric $267,000 for Hector el Father: Conoceras la Verdad on the Puerto Rican Reggaeton singer who departed a first career for a life of social activism on 14 screens domestically.

Revenues for the session edged close to $170 million and expended 20% from last weekend. It was a more profound 40% boost from 2017 when the second weekend of Boss Baby led with $26.4 million and newcomers Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going in Style bowed respectively to $13.2 million and $11.9 million.

There was no denying that A Quiet Place benefited from a snowball effect that tracking did  not keep pace with as opening day approached. Crystal ball gazers had it slotted at $35-$39 million but studio insiders suspected even better returns. Exit polling identified the opening crowd was 51% female with 63% 25 and older. The 18-to-34  audience accounted for 53% of sales. A Quiet Place opened day-and-date in 40 other markets to an estimated $21 million. Top territories included the UK with $3.6 million, Mexico with $2.7 million and Australia with $2 million,

Blockers proved a solid alternative, outpacing high-end estimates of at$19 million. Its audience was 55% female with 56% 25 and older. Blockers sailed in international waters last weekend to a potent $6 million from a handful of territories. This weekend saw the addition of 11 secondary markets and a $3.2 million tally. The next major market will be next weekend in Germany.

The surprise of the frame was Chappaquiddick, which relives the death of female aide Mary Jo Kopechne in the car of Edward Kennedy and the political fumbles that followed. Trackers saw no more than a $3 million opening prospect but it’s likely its core audience (exits indicated it was heavily attended by 55 and older which would have known the incident) bought tickets rather than wait until later in the run.

Weekend (estimates) April 6 – 8, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
A Quiet Place Par 50.1 (14,290) NEW 3508 50.1
Ready Player One WB 25.1 (5.930) -40% 4234 96.9
Blockers Uni 21.4 (6,340) NEW 3379 21.4
Black Panther BV 8.5 (3,110) -26% 2747 666
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Lionsgate 8.4 (2,890) -20% 2894 69.1
Acrimony Lionsgate 8.1 (4,030) -53% 2006 31.4
Chappaquiddick Entertainment 6.1 (3,890) NEW 1560 6.1
Sherlock Gnomes Par 5.6 (2,040) -21% 2733 33.9
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni 4.9 (1,860) -48% 2627 54.9
Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight 4.6 (8,370) 58% 554 12.1
The Miracle Season Mirror/Elevation 4.1 (2,410) NEW 1707 4.1
A Wrinkle in Time BV 3.2 (1,360) -34% 2367 90.2
Love, Simon Fox 2.7 (1,350) -63% 2024 37.5
Tomb Raider WB 2.0 (1.180) -60% 1673 55.1
Paul, Apostle of Christ Sony 1.8 (1,240) -47% 1473 15.1
Game Night WB 1.1 (1,420) -55% 804 67.3
God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness Pure Flix 1.1 (820) -58% 1377 4.9
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation 1.1 (2,000) -17% 554 5.6
Peter Rabbit Sony 1.0 (990) -52% 1027 113
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics .57 (1,610) 141% 353 1.8
Rangasthalam Creative .53 (3,090) -70% 171 3.4
La Bolduc Seville .47 (6,280) NEW 75 0.47
Midnight Sun Global Road/eOne .44 (620) -76% 701 9.2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony .42 (890) -38% 478 404
The Greatest Showman Fox .38 (1,520) -46% 248 173
Hector el Father: Conoceras la Verdad Cristal .27 (19,070) NEW 14 0.27
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $162.00
% Change (Last Year) 40%
% Change (Last Week) 20%
Also debuting/expanding
Chal Mohan Ranga Nagar .25 (1,880) 134 0.28
Subedar Joginder Singh Seven Colors .22 (3,140) 71 0.22
Blackmail Eros .16 (3,030) 54 0.16
Pandas WB .15 (45,850) 33 0.15
You Were Never Really Here Amazon .13 (42,170) 3 0.13
Finding Your Feet Roadside Attractions .12 (2,190) 107% 57 0.23
Never Not Love You ABS .11 (2,330) 46 0.11
Trek: The Movie Purdie 92,700 (3,560) 26 0.09
Foxtrot Sony Classics 56,800 (1,260) 6% 45 0.44
Final Portrait Sony Classics 56,300 (2,680) 74% 21 0.14
Lean on Pete A24 48,800 (12,200) 4 0.05
Spinning Man Lionsgate 15,300 (590) 26 0.02
Seven Years of Night CJ 13,800 (3,450) 4 0.01
The Endless Well Go 8,300 (8300) 1 0.01
Sweet Country Goldwyn 8,800 (4,400) 2 0.01
Lowlife IFC 7,600 (1,270) 6 0.01
Where is Kyra? Paladin 6,500 (6,500) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – April 5, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (5) 873.2 29.80%
Sony (9) 382.5 13.10%
20th Century Fox (8) 367.2 12.50%
Warner Bros. (13) 322.8 11.00%
Universal (7) 252.6 8.60%
Fox Searchlight (3) 84.3 2.90%
Lionsgate (7) 78.7 2.70%
Roadside Attractions (4) 75.1 2.60%
Paramount (5) 72.8 2.50%
STX (4) 66.8 2.30%
Focus (4) 63.5 2.20%
MGM (2) 36.7 1.20%
Entertainment (2) 34.5 1.20%
Neon (1) 25.2 0.85%
CBS (1) 23.4 0.80%
Aviron (1) 22.3 0.75%
Other * (114) 125.7 5.00%
2643.7 100%
* none greater than 0.6%