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The Weekend Report

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continued at the top of the weekend charts with an estimated $19.7 million. Two newcomers followed with OK launches. 12 Strong — a fire-and-fury saga of the Afghan conflict — grossed $16.3 while the bank heist caper Den of Thieves had a $15.2 million opening. In limited wide, the musical romance Forever My Love bowed with a sentimental $4.5 million.

Revenues for the frame generated about $140 million and slid 13% from last weekend. It was a slight 6% decline from 2017 when debuts of Split and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage led with respective starts of $40 million and $20.1 million.

In the tradition of recent flag wavers 12 Strong gave the big salute to men in service and played well. Definitely tilted toward heroism rather than politics, studio exit polls identified the crowd as 55% male with 79% of viewers aged 25-years and older. Den of Thieves targeted a similar demographic.

In the awards race, Phantom Thread and Call Me by Your Name had major expansions, with both films holding ground against a field with no clear-cut frontrunner. The SAG awards will have observers closely eyeing the prize for ensemble. It’s likely that Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, Darkest Hour and Three Billboards will experience modest commercial flutters rather than sharp turns, and the Oscar bump will be only a blip after nominations morning.

Japan anime hit Mary and the Witch’s Flower had a potent weekend of $410,000 following a special Thursday preview, which brewed up $1.1 million. In Québec. Canada’s foreign-language Oscar submission Hochelaga: terre des âmes bowed with a solid $148,000. Puerto Rican romantic comedy Colao had a strong debut of $127,000 from seven screens. It’s played in the Caribbean for two months and amassed more than $1 million.

Decidedly the marketplace counter-programmer, Forever My Girl delivered an audience that was 78% female with 64% of the audience aged 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) January 19 – 21, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 19.7 (5,320) -30% 3704 316.7
12 Strong WB 16.3 (5,440) NEW 3002 16.3
Den of Thieves STX/VVS 15.2 (5,070) NEW 3002 15.2
The Post Fox 12.1 (4,250) -38% 2851 45.1
The Greatest Showman Fox 10.8 (3,840) -13% 2823 113.3
Paddington 2 WB 8.2 (2,210) -26% 3702 25
The Commuter Lionsgate 6.7 (2,320) -51% 2892 25.7
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 6.5 (2,660) -45% 2456 604.3
Insidious: The Last Key Uni 5.9 (2,330) -59% 2546 58.7
Forever My Girl Roadside 4.5 (4,020) NEW 1115 4.5
Proud Mary Sony 3.7 (1,730) -63% 2125 17
Phantom Thread Focus 3.4 (3,750) 196% 896 6.2
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 3.1 ((1,750) -41% 1772 100.6
Darkest Hour Focus 3.0 (2,260) -32% 1341 41.1
I, Tonya Neon 2.9 (3,670) -13% 799 14.6
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 2.2 (2,590) -22% 853 30.2
Coco BV 1.9 (2,150) -43% 878 200.7
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight 2.0 (2,120) -44% 954 32.1
Molly’s Game STX/eOne 1.7 (1,580) -56% 1091 24.4
Ferdinand Fox 1.6 (1,350) -53% 1212 79.1
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics 1.4 (1,770) 102% 815 9.1
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 1.3 (1,900) -28% 675 39.1
Wonder Lionsgate .55 (1,110) -54% 496 129.9
Mary and the Witch’s Flower Gkids .41 (2,760) NEW 149 1.161
All the Money in the World Sony .38 (1,020) -69% 374 24.1
Hostiles Entertainment .36 (7,370) 32% 49 1.3
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $134.65
% Change (Last Year) -6%
% Change (Last Week) -13%
Also debuting/expanding
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation .19 (1,290) -59% 147 20.7
Hochelaga, Terre des ames Seville .15 (4,630) 32 0.15
Colao Caribbean .13 (18,170) 7 0.13
Le Trip a trois Seville .11 (1,890) 15% 57 1.7
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .10 (4,210) -48% 24 1.7
The Final Year Magnolia 65,200 (2,330) 28 0.07
A Better Tomorrow 2018 Media Asia 61,500 (1,920) 32 0.06
Ex-File 3 China Lion 38,700 (1,840) -66% 21 0.81
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Sony Classics 36,700 (2,290) -13% 16 0.19
Mom and Dad Momentum 19,100 (350) 54 0.02
The Road Movie Oscilloscope 16,700 (1,120) 15 0.02
Beuys Kino 9,500 (4,750) 2 0.01
Small Town Crime Saban 7,900 (790) 10 0.01
A Ciambra IFC 7,100 (7,100) 1 0.01

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

12 Strong|WB|5.6|3002|NEW|5.6
Den of Thieves|STX/VVS|5.6|2432|NEW|5.6
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|Sony|4.8|3704|-21%|301.8
The Post|Fox|3.5|2851|-41%|36.5
The Greatest Showman|Fox|3|2823|-2%|105.5
The Commuter|Lionsgate|2|2892|-57%|21
Insidious: The Last Key|Uni|1.8|2546|-48%|54.6
Paddington 2|WB|1.8|3702|-27%|18.6
Star Wars: The Last Jedi|BV|1.6|2456|-41%|599.3
Forever My Girl|Roadside Attractions|1.5|1115|NEW|1.5
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Also Debuting|||||
Mary and the Witch’s Flower|Gkids|0.31|149||
Hochelaga, Terre des ames|Seville|40,900|32||
Colao|Caribbean|36,100|7||
A Better Tomorrow 2018|Media Asia|19,900|31||
The Final Year|Magnolia|18,900|28||
The Road Movie|Oscilloscope|5,800|14||
Mom and Dad|Momentum|5,500|50||
Beuys|Kino|3,400|1||
Small Town Crime|Saban|2,100|9||
A Ciambra|IFC|1,700|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle took top spot for the holiday frame with an estimated $27.1 million. Not far behind with $18.6 million was The Post that went wide after three weeks in exclusives. (All figures reflect 3-day figures; chart will be updated tomorrow).

Three national debuts opened respectably. Ticking-clock The Commuter landed third with $13.2 million while family-targeted Paddington 2 cuddled up to $10.5 million. Proud Mary, advertised as kin of John Cassavetes’ 1980 thriller Gloria, bowed to $9.8 million.

Two Telugu films led the charge with Thaanaa Serndha Kootem grossing $303,000 and Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile posting $278,000. The latter film had a potent pre-weekend box office of $2.2 million that rapidly evaporated. The elaborate Filipino fantasy adventure Ang Panday had an OK start of $111,000 while animated Mexican import Condorito was more cel than buy with $230,000 from 153 screens.

Most promising among exclusive newcomers was Lebanon’s Academy short-listed The Insult, which arrived with $24,100 from three engagements.

Revenues  hovered around $155 million and slipped 7% from last weekend. It was a slight 2% improvement from 2017 when Hidden Figures led with $27.5 million and the top new entry. The Bye Bye Man, ranked fifth with $15.2 million.

Observers were nervous about whether The Post would have wide appeal, and unusual fluctuation in tracking put a cloud over expectation of a $20 million four-day result. But Spielberg hit the mark with an audience that was 55% female and 66% 35 and older. It remains in the Oscar chase and could bring in a younger audience as its run continues. Liam Neeson continued his reign as successor to Charles Bronson with The Commuter, which exceeded tracking expectations of $9 million to $10 million. Its crowd was 54% male with 70% of the audience over 30.

Originally set for release by the Weinstein Co., Paddington 2 was acquired by Warner Bros. as the indie began its a tailspin. The beloved Peruvian bear adrift in the UK opened two months ago overseas and has grossed $150 million. Expectations were more modest Stateside but it still came up short of expectations of a $15 million debut despite the appeal of the initial movie. Studio exit demos reflected a 57% female audience with 55% over 25.

Proud Mary got the wrong kind of publicity when the media harrumphed that its studio wasn’t screening for press. Tracking suggested nonetheless a decent debut of roughly $15 million that movie-goers failed to support and its ad campaign really failed to give a clear sense of its story. Those who showed were 58% female and 77% over 25.

Weekend (estimates) January 12 – 14, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 27.1 (7,040) -28% 3849 283.2
The Post Fox 18.6 (6,610) 998% 2819 23.1
The Commuter Lionsgate 13.2 (4,570) NEW 2892 13.2
Insidious: The Last Key Uni 12.1 (3,850) -59% 3150 48.4
The Greatest Showman Fox 11.9 (4,040) -14% 2938 94.6
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 11.4 (3,680) -52% 3090 591.6
Paddington 2 WB 10.5 (2,950) NEW 3702 10.5
Proud Mary Sony 9.8 (4,600) NEW 2125 9.8
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 5.6 (2,250) -45% 2505 94.6
Darkest Hour Focus 4.5 (2,650) -26% 1693 35.7
Molly’s Game STX/eOne 3.6 (2,120) -47% 1708 20.5
Ferdinand Fox 3.4 (1,560) -56% 2154 75.4
I, Tonya Neon 3.1 (5,960) 26% 517 9.8
Coco BV 3.0 (2,220) -44% 1362 196.6
The Shape of Water  Searchlight 2.7 (3,680) -15% 723 26.4
Three Billboards Searchlight 2.3 (2,240) 225% 1022 28.5
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 1.6 (2,480) 3% 652 36.6
Wonder Lionsgate 1.2 (1,190) -51% 970 128.6
All the Money in the World Sony 1.1 (800) -68% 1408 23
Phantom Thread Focus 1.1 (18,060) 367% 62 2.2
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .68 (3,920) -9% 174 7.2
Marshall Open Road .40 (1,050) 6533% 378 9.9
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation .44 (1,190) -41% 371 20.3
Thor: Ragnarok BV .37 (1,520) -29% 242 313
Thaanaa Serndha Kootam Prime Media .30 (3,400) NEW 89 0.35
Downsizing Par .29 (710) -87% 412 24.1
Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile Blue Sky .28 (730) NEW 382 2.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $148.50
% Change (Last Year) 2%
% Change (Last Week) -7%
Also debuting/expanding
Hostiles Entertainment .26 (6,260) -2% 42 0.8
Condorito Lionsgate .23 (1,500) 153 0.23
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .16 (5,090) -41% 32 1.4
Le Trip a trois Seville .13 (2,230) -48% 57 1.6
Ex-File 3 China Lion .12 (4,880) -34% 24 0.73
Ang Panday ABS .11 (2,570) 43 0.11
Jai Simha Sarigama 96,800 (1,240) 78 0.1
Rangula Ratnam Blue Sky 57,100 (1,120) 51 0.06
Ang Larawan ABS 34,300 (2,430) 14 0.03
Mukabaaz Eros 32,300 (1,900) 17 0.03
Parchi Another Hit 31,300 (800) 39 0.03
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Sony Classics 30,500 (3,490) 33% 9 0.13
Sketch V Creations 29,200 (530) 55 0.03
The Insult Cohen Media 24,100 (8,030) 3 0.02
Acts of Violence Lionsgate 9,400 (780) 12 0.01
Lover for a Day MUBI 7,200 (7,200) 1 0.01
Saturday Church Goldwyn 6,600 (3,300) 2 0.01

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|6.1|3849|-43%|262.2
The Post|5.9|2819|1083%|10.4
The Commuter|4.5|2892|NEW|4.5
Insidious: The Last Key|3.4|3150|-73%|39.6
Proud Mary|3.1|2125|NEW|3.1
The Greatest Showman|3.1|2938|-26%|85.8
Star Wars: The Last Jedi|2.7|3090|-59%|582.9
Paddington 2|2.4|3702|NEW|2.4
Pitch Perfect 3|1.4|2505|-57%|90.4
Darkest Hour|1.2|1693|-32%|32.4
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Also Debuting||||
Thaanaa Serndha Kootam|91,650|89||
Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile|89,100|353||
Condorito|52,600|153||
Jai Simha|34,900|78||
Ang Panday|27,600|43||
Mukabaaz|13,300|17||
Sketch|9,900|55||
Ang Larawan|8,700|14||
Parchi|6,350|35||
The Insult|5,700|3||
Acts of Violence|3,400|12||
Lover for a Day|2,900|1||
Saturday Church|2,300|2||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Unlike Blade Runner 2049 movie goers were undeterred that they hadn’t seen 1995’s Jumanji (both were box office disappointments at the time of their respective releases) and put its sequel Welcome to the Jungle on top of the weekend chart with an estimated $36.1 million. The session’s sole new wide release – from a more vigorous franchise – Insidious: The Last Key was close behind with a $29.2 million debut.

With the Golden Globes hours away a number of titles did strategic expansions including such contenders as Darkest Hour, I, Tonya and Molly’s Game. The trio maintained commercial momentum.

Imports from China included Goldbuster with a $78,600 opening and Hanson and the Beast grossing $43,300. While both were modest debuts continuing titles such as Ex-File 3 indicate that the Chinese market is evolving much in the way the Indian has evolved in the past two decades. In 2017 more than 150 Indian movies played in the U.S. and grossed in excess of $100 million for the first time.

Revenues for the frame exceeded $165 million and dipped 16% from last weekend. It was 19% improved from 2017 when the third weekend of Hidden Figures pushed ahead of Rogue One by $800,000 with a $22.8 million tally.

Final crunching for 2017 rendered a domestic box office of $11.135 billion (see charts) that translated into a 3.5% decline from 2016. It was a 5% downturn in terms of admissions. International revenues are still being sorted but initial figures indicate a slight improvement of 7%.

On the domestic front it was a good year for the majors (apart from Paramount) but the news of Fox’s acquisition by Disney has put the industry in a quandary. Obviously consolidation will change the landscape and that’s going to put a squeeze on independents. There’s a big question mark hanging over Weinstein Co. (obviously) as well as STX, Open Road and Bleecker Street that are all in desperate need of a very big picture with franchise potential. The latter aspect is exactly the kind of thing that elevated Lionsgate into the status of a major player.

Weekend (estimates) January 5 – 7, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 36.1 (9,490) -28% 3801 244.5
Insidious: The Last Key Uni 29.2 (9,380) NEW 3116 29.2
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 23.7 (5,600) -55% 4232 572.7
The Greatest Showman Fox 13.7 (4,100) -12% 3342 76.8
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 10.2 (2,950) -39% 3458 86
Ferdinand Fox 7.7 (2,430) -33% 3156 70.5
Molly’s Game STX/eOne 7.0 (4,340) 197% 1608 14.2
Darkest Hour Focus 6.3 (3,650) 15% 1733 28.4
Coco BV 5.4 (2,840) -28% 1894 191.9
All the Money in the World Sony 3.6 (1,680) -36% 2123 20.2
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 3.1 (3,880) -11% 804 21.7
Wonder Lionsgate 2.4 (1,900) -26% 1258 126.6
I, Tonya Neon 2.4 (9,290) 288% 255 5.2
Downsizing Par 2.1 (1,060) -54% 2020 22.9
The Post Fox 1.7 (48,050) 208% 36 3.9
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 1.6 (2,780) 7% 562 34.1
Father Figures WB 1.3 (750) -66% 1717 16.8
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .74 (6,350) -1% 117 6.1
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation .73 (1,530) -21% 478 19.4
Three Billboards Fox Searchlight .71 (2,280) 5% 310 25.4
Justice League WB .55 (1,060) -54% 518 227
Thor: Ragnarok BV .52 (1,610) -39% 325 312.5
Daddy’s Home 2 Par .50 (1,140) -74% 429 102.9
Murder on the Orient Express Fox .44 (1,400) -29% 314 101.6
Tiger Zinda Hai Yash Raj .37 (2,240) -60% 164 5.6
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $161.25
% Change (Last Year) 19%
% Change (Last Week) -16%
Also debuting/expanding
Hostiles Entertainment .28 (6,130) 743% 46 0.41
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .27 (7,630) 38% 35 1.1
Phantom Thread Focus .24 (40,330) 12% 6 0.95
Le Trip a trois Seville .23 (4,290) -23% 54 1.4
Ex-File 3 China Lion .17 (9,280) 34% 18 0.51
Goldbuster Well Go 78,600 (3,270) 24 0.08
Youth China Lion 76,200 (2,540) -62% 30 1.8
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mongrel 61,700 (1,060) -10% 58 6.4
Hanson and the Beast Media Asia 43,300 (2,160) 20 0.04
Namiya China Lion 41,300 (1.970) 21 0.04
Chamak Kannada 38,400 (1,420) 27 0.04
Chupan Chupai Hum 8,900 (730) 12 0.01
Giac Mo My – The American Dream Galaxy 5,300 (5,300) 1 0.01
Blame Goldwyn 4,500 (450) 9 0.01
The Strange Ones Vertical 4,200 (380) 11 0.01
Day of the Dead: Bloodline Lionsgate 4,100 (410) 10 0.01
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2,2017 – January 1, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 531,511,829
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 334,201,140
It WB 327,621,899
Thor: Ragnarok BV 311,500,126
Despicable Me 3 Uni 264,759,902
Logan Fox 226,277,068
The Fate of the Furious Uni 225,966,192
Justice League WB 225,913,169
Dunkirk WB 188,373,161
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 185,224,946
Coco BV 172,372,459
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
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Insidious: The Last Key|Uni|12.7|3116|NEW
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|Sony|10.8|3801|-39%
Star Wars: The Last Jedi|BV|6.7|4232|-65%
The Greatest Showman|Fox|4.2|3342|-22%
Pitch Perfect 3|Uni|3.3|3458|-50%
Molly’s Game|STX/eOne|2.3|1608|207%
Ferdinand|Fox|2.2|3156|-50%
Darkest Hour|Focus|1.8|1733|3%
Coco|BV|1.5|1894|-46%
All the Money in the World|Sony|1|2123|-41%
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Also Debuting||||
Goldbuster|Well Go|27,000|24|
Hanson and the Beast|Media Asia|14,550|20|
Namiya|China Lion|12,700|21|
Chamak|Kanada|5,600|9|
Giac Mo My – The American Dream|Galaxy|3,800|1|
Chupan Chupai|Hum|3,100|12|
Blame|Goldwyn|2,150|9|
The Strange Ones|Vertical|1,600|11|
Day of the Dead: Bloodline|Lionsgate|1,350|10|

The Weekend Report 4-Day Chart

Monday, January 1st, 2018
Weekend (estimates) December 29 – 31, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 68.7 (16,230) -27% 4232 533.4
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 66.7 (17,720) 38% 3765 186
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 21.0 (6,050) -15% 3468 67.5
The Greatest Showman Fox 20.8 (6,280) 77% 3316 54.3
Ferdinand Fox 14.7 (4,400) 56% 3337 56.8
Coco BV 9.7 (4,610) 39% 2104 182.1
All the Money in the World Sony 7.6 (3,650) NEW 2074 14.7
Darkest Hour Focus 7.6 (8,030) 41% 943 20.2
Downsizing Par 6.2 (2,310) -5% 2664 18.6
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 4.8 (6,370) 18% 756 17
Father Figures WB 5.1 (1,770) 16% 2902 14.2
Wonder Lionsgate 4.3 (3,630) 65% 1193 122.6
Molly’s Game STX/eOne 3.3 (12,250) NEW 271 6.2
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 2.0 (5,030) 48% 392 31.9
Justice League WB 1.5 (1,340) 11% 1130 225.9
Daddy’s Home 2 Par 1.2 (1,540) 0% 770 112.1
Tiger Zinda Hai Yash Raj 1.2 (4,430) -48% 275 4.9
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation 1.2 (2,310) 4% 507 18.1
Thor: Ragnarok BV 1.1 (2,020) 3% 540 311.5
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics 1.0 (8,610) 0% 115 4.9
Three Billboards Fox Searchlight .94 (3,530) 28% 266 24.4
I, Tonya Neon .84 (17,180) 55% 49 2.6
Murder on the Orient Express Fox .83 (2,130) 18% 391 100.8
The Post Fox .81 (89,550) 6% 9 2
The Star Sony .58 (880) -63% 661 40.2
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $253.70
% Change (Last Year) -1%
% Change (Last Week) 11%
Also debuting/expanding
Le Trip a trois Seville .36 (6,150) 89% 59 0.94
Phantom Thread Focus .29 (73,250) 4 0.6
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .25 (14,530) 4% 17 0.69
Youth China Lion .24 (6,880) -38% 35 1.6
Ex-File 3 China Lion .16 (7,760) 21 0.16
Okka Kshanam Sarigama .15 (1,790) 86 0.15
The Revenger Squad ABS .13 (3,430) 37 0.13
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker/Elevation .12 (850) -43% 146 5.6
Loving Vincent Good Deed 86,300 (1,570) 23% 55 6.3
The Liquidator Edko 48,700 (1,950) 25 0.05
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Sony Classics 47,400 (11,850) 4 0.05
Hostiles Entertainment 45,200 (9,040) 47% 5 0.1
1987: When the Day Comes CJ 35,700 (17,850) 2 0.04
In the Fade Magnolia 13,700 (4,570) 3 0.01
2 Countries Magnus 9,900 (450) 22 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – December 28, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (11) 2329.8 21.40%
Warner Bros. (24) 2026.1 18.60%
Universal (17) 1498.5 13.80%
20th Century Fox (26) 1296.2 11.90%
Sony (24) 998.2 9.20%
Lionsgate (22) 799.1 7.30%
Paramount (18) 524.8 4.80%
STX (9) 182.4 1.70%
Focus (16) 152.9 1.40%
Weinstein Co. (7) 119 1.10%
Open Road (9) 101.1 0.95%
Fox Searchlight (12) 94.6 0.85%
A24 (13) 92.7 0.85%
CBS (4) 69.2 0.65%
Bleecker Street (7) 53.9 0.50%
Other * (389) 547.5 5.00%
10886 100%
* none greater than .45%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – December 28, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 1,262,158,904
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1,237,667,453
Despicable Me 3 Uni 1,034,780,739
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 934,182,077
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
Thor: Ragnarok BV 847,153,905
Wonder Woman WB 824,519,701
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 769,452,354
It WB 703,297,095
Justice League WB 648,940,561
Logan Fox 618,191,538
Kong: Skull Island WB 564,663,975
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 558,357,889
Dunkirk WB 521,147,926
Coco BV 503,657,116
The Boss Baby Fox; DmWks 496,799,169
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 490,786,719
The Mummy Uni 410,431,038
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox 395,258,972
La La Land * Lionsgate 384,729,036
Cars 3 BV 383,734,665
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 381,182,553
Sing * Uni 369,492,462
* does not include 2016 box office

The Weekend Report

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The final weekend of 2017 was a horse race between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with the former grossing an estimated $52.7 million and the latter close behind with $50.9 million. There were no new national releases but All the Money in the World and Molly’s Game had their first full weekends, with the poker opus surprisingly strong in its limited wide exposure.

Exclusive newcomers included Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool with OK returns of $35,400 at four venues, and Germany’s Oscar short-listed In the Fade grossing a disappointing $11,200 from three sites. Phantom Thread was on fire with a $217,000 box office from four houses. Indian import Okka Kshanam opened to a disappointing $138,000. Ex-File 3 from China and the Filipino The Revenger Squad bowed to good response of $114,000 and $111,000.

Revenues for the sessions nudged right up to $200 million and saw an 11% upswing from last weekend. It was a 5% improvement from 2016 when Rogue One led with $65.5 million and Sing took the bridesmaid slot with $57.3 million.

Entering the weekend 2017 box office was off the prior year’s pace by 4% and the current year will likely finish in the area of $11.15 billion.

If last year’s existential question was: how do you ensure the next generation has the moviegoing habit, then the past twelve months provided an even more disturbing query.  What happens when there’s nothing in the multiplex that viewers want to see? Happy New Year and a prosperous 2018.

Weekend (estimates) December 29 – 31, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 52.7 (12,460) -26% 4232 517.4
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 50.9 (13,530) 40% 3765 170.2
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 17.7 (5,110) -11% 3468 64.2
The Greatest Showman Fox 15.3 (4,620) 74% 3316 48.8
Ferdinand Fox 11.6 (3,470) 58% 3337 53.7
Coco BV 7.2 (3,430) 34% 2104 179.6
All the Money in the World Sony 5.4 (2,620) NEW 2074 12.6
Darkest Hour Focus 5.3 (5,590) 35% 943 17.9
Downsizing Par 4.6 (1,740) -6% 2664 17.1
Father Figures WB 3.7 (1,290) 14% 2902 12.8
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 3.5 (4,680) 18% 756 15.7
Wonder Lionsgate 3.2 (2,710) 63% 1193 121.5
Molly’s Game STX/eOne 2.3 (8,380) NEW 271 5.2
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 1.4 (3,670) 44% 392 31.4
Justice League WB 1.3 (1,120) 19% 1130 225.6
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation .96 (1,890) 8% 507 17.9
Daddy’s Home 2 Par .93 (1,210) 0% 770 101.8
Tiger Zinda Hai Yash Raj .92 (3,330) -48% 275 4.6
Thor: Ragnarok BV .91 (1,690) 9% 540 311.3
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .71 (6,160) -5% 115 4.6
I, Tonya Neon .65 (13,330) 58% 49 2.4
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight .64 (2,420) 22% 266 24.1
Murder on the Orient Express Fox .61 (1,570) 18% 391 100.6
The Post Fox .53 (59,330) 1% 9 1.7
The Star Sony .49 (750) -62% 661 40.1
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $193.55
% Change (Last Year) 5%
% Change (Last Week) 11%
Also debuting/expanding
Le Trip a trois Seville .31 (5,320) 89% 59 0.89
Phantom Thread Focus .22 (54,250) 4 0.53
Youth China Lion .19 (5,370) -42% 35 1.6
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .18 (10,820) -1% 17 0.63
Okka Kshanam Sarigama .14 (1,600) 86 0.22
Ex-File 3 China Lion .11 (54,10) 21 0.11
The Revenger Squad ABS .11 (2,920) 38 0.11
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker/Elevat 66,300 (450) -43% 146 5.6
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mong 44,800 (1,090) -16% 41 6.2
The Liquidator Edko 36,600 (1,460) 25 0.04
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Sony Classics 35,400 (8,820) 4 0.04
Hostiles Entertainment 33,600 (6,720) 47% 5 0.09
1987: When the Day Comes CJ 27,100 (13,550) 2 0.03
In the Fade Magnolia 11,200 (3,730) 3 0.01
2 Countries Magnus 8,400 (380) 22 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – December 28, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (11) 2329.8 21.40%
Warner Bros. (24) 2026.1 18.60%
Universal (17) 1498.5 13.80%
20th Century Fox (26) 1296.2 11.90%
Sony (24) 998.2 9.20%
Lionsgate (22) 799.1 7.30%
Paramount (18) 524.8 4.80%
STX (9) 182.4 1.70%
Focus (16) 152.9 1.40%
Weinstein Co. (7) 119 1.10%
Open Road (9) 101.1 0.95%
Fox Searchlight (12) 94.6 0.85%
A24 (13) 92.7 0.85%
CBS (4) 69.2 0.65%
Bleecker Street (7) 53.9 0.50%
Other * (389) 547.5 5.00%
10886 100%
* none greater than .45%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – December 28, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Beauty and the Beast BV 1,262,158,904
The Fate of the Furious Uni 1,237,667,453
Despicable Me 3 Uni 1,034,780,739
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 934,182,077
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
Thor: Ragnarok BV 847,153,905
Wonder Woman WB 824,519,701
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales BV 769,452,354
It WB 703,297,095
Justice League WB 648,940,561
Logan Fox 618,191,538
Kong: Skull Island WB 564,663,975
Transformers: The Last Knight Par 558,357,889
Dunkirk WB 521,147,926
Coco BV 503,657,116
The Boss Baby Fox; DmWks 496,799,169
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 490,786,719
The Mummy Uni 410,431,038
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Fox 395,258,972
La La Land * Lionsgate 384,729,036
Cars 3 BV 383,734,665
Fifty Shades Darker Uni 381,182,553
Sing * Uni 369,492,462
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi|19|4232|-23%|483.7
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|17.9|3765|43%|137.1
Pitch Perfect 3|6.6|3468|-38%|53.1
The Greatest Showman|5.4|3316|72%|38.9
Ferdinand|4.5|3337|62%|46.7
Coco|2.8|2104|53%|175.2
All the Money in the World|1.7|2074|NEW|8.9
Darkest Hour|1.7|943|21%|14.4
Downsizing|1.6|2664|-22%|14
Wonder|1.2|1193|50%|119.5
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Also Debuting||||
Okka Kshanam|52,500|86||
The Revenger Squad|40,000|37||
Ex-File 3|37,200|21||
The Liquidator|15,572|25||
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool|11,400|4||
1987: When the Day Comes|8,600|2||
In the Fade|3,700|3||
2 Countries|3,400|22||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi dominated with an estimated $68.8 million box office for the three-day portion of the weekend (all figures reflect three-day grosses). Five new movies leapt into the holiday melee to mixed results.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ranked second with $34 million (plus $16.6 million from pre-weekend box office) and Pitch Perfect 3 with $20.4 million. More problematic was musical The Greatest Showman, which opened with $8.4 million following a Wednesday bow that generated $4.6 million. Casualties were the diminutive Downsizing with $4.6 million, and the seasonal raunch comedy Father Figures, which struggled to $3.1 million.

Exclusive debuts were dominated by The Post with stop-the-presses revenues of $490,000 from nine newsstands. Further back were the Austrian drama Happy End, which grossed $23,200 from three screens, and revisionist western Hostiles with a $19,100 return on three. The session also saw significant expansions for The Shape of Water and Darkest Hour, maintaining awards season prospects.

Bollywood made a comeback with Tiger Zinda Hai posting $1.6 million while Telugu titles Hello! and Middle Class Abbayi bowed on the soft side with respective weekends of $461,000 and $362,000. In Quebec, local comedy Le Trip a trois also had tepid response of $190,000. And China import Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds bowed with an excellent $160,000 from 17 screens.

Revenues for the frame exceeded $175 million and ebbed back 38% from last weekend largely as a result of a calendar that conflated holiday viewing and saw even behemoths including The Last Jedi experience sharper than anticipated declines. The current session also declined 5% from 2016 when the second weekend of Rogue One led with $96.1 million and newcomers Sing and Passengers followed with openings of $54.9 million and $22.7 million.

It’s taken 22 years to follow up on Jumanji, but initial returns for Welcome to the Jungle look encouraging for a more efficacious follow up. Studio exit demos identified the audience as 56% male with 55% aged 25-years and younger. The film opened in 53 foreign markets to an estimated $49 million plus including 28 territories in top spot. Top grossing nations included the UK with $10 million, a record-breaking $7.1 million in Malaysia and Russia opening to $4.8 million.

The unexpected success of Pitch Perfect in 2012 spawned an equally surprising franchise with ample clout to take on the unforgiving holiday brawl. It played to its base with an audience that was 69% female with 57% aged 25-years and younger. It had a more modest international launch in 14 territories that generated a $10 million tally dominated by the UK’s $5.9 million debut.

The anticipation for The Greatest Showman was buoyed by the musical revival of La La Land (with that film’s lyricists in tow for the Barnum tuner). However, critical response has been tepid. On the domestic side it drew an older crowd that was 67% aged 25-years and older with females accounting for 63% of viewers. The film bowed day-and-date in just three overseas markets in Asia with South Korea accounting for $2.8 million of its $4 million box office.

Also suffering mixed response was Downsizing with audiences puzzled by its open-ended conclusion. It also skewed older with plus 30-year olds comprising 60% of the audience and a slight male tilt of 51%.

Father Figures proved not to be the alternative movie its studio had hoped. Its crowd was 53% male with 75% 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) December 22 – 24, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 68.8 (16,250) -69% 4232 365.4
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 34.0 (9,020) NEW 3765 50.6
Pitch Perfect 3 Uni 20.4 (5,920) NEW 3447 20.4
The Greatest Showman Fox 8.4 (2,800) NEW 3006 13
Ferdinand Fox 7.1 (1,960) -47% 3630 26.6
Coco BV 5.2 (2,470) -48% 2111 161.3
Downsizing Par 4.6 (1,720) NEW 2668 4.6
Darkest Hour Focus 4.1 (5,070) 382% 806 6.9
Father Figures WB 3.1 (1,080) NEW 2902 3.1
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 2.9 (4,030) 71% 726 7.5
Wonder Lionsgate 2.0 (1,740) -62% 1130 114.9
Tiger Zinda Hai Yash Raj 1.6 (5,310) NEW 300 1.6
The Star Sony 1.3 (1,170) -25% 1106 38.4
Justice League WB 1.0 (940) -76% 1101 222.7
Lady Bird A24/Elevation .95 (2,370) -54% 402 28.3
Daddy’s Home 2 Par .89 (830) -77% 1073 99.2
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation .88 (1,710) -68% 517 15.7
Thor: Ragnarok BV .80 (1,140) -74% 701 309.1
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .79 (6,950) 65% 114 3.1
Three Billboards Fox Searchlight .50 (1,630) -58% 307 22.7
Murder on the Orient Express Fox .50 (1,110) -80% 447 99.2
The Post Fox .49 (54,330) NEW 9 0.49
Hello! CineGalaxy .46 (2,730) NEW 169 0.69
I, Tonya Neon .42 (11,010) 144% 38 1.1
Middle Class Abbayi Blue Sky .36 (2,350) NEW 154 0.82
Youth China Lion .27 (8,910) -53% 30 0.714
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $170.30
% Change (Last Year) -5%
% Change (Last Week) -38%
Also debuting/expanding
Le Trip a trois Seville .19 (2,880) 67 0.28
Velaikaran ATMUS .17 (3,070) 55 0.21
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Well Go .16 (9,390) 17 0.16
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker/Elevation .12 (830) -54% 146 5.3
Wonder Wheel Amazon 64,200 (640) -86% 100 1.2
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mongrel 43,700 (990) -45% 44 6.1
Bleeding Steel Media Asia 47,600 (710) 67 0.05
Happy End Sony Classics 23,200 (7,730) 3 0.02
Hostiles Entertainment 19,100 (6,370) 3 0.02
Au revoir la-haut A-Z Films 10,700 (1,190) 9 0.01
Crooked House Vertical 8,600 (570) 15 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – December 21, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (11) 2143.3 20.60%
Warner Bros. (23) 2014.1 19.30%
Universal (17) 1453.9 14.00%
20th Century Fox (25) 1242.2 11.90%
Sony (23) 885.8 8.50%
Lionsgate (22) 793.5 7.60%
Paramount (17) 509.8 4.90%
STX (8) 179.2 1.70%
Focus (15) 142.7 1.40%
Weinstein Co. (7) 119 1.10%
Open Road (9) 101.1 0.95%
A24 (13) 88.2 0.85%
Fox Searchlight (12) 85.7 0.80%
CBS (4) 69.2 0.65%
Bleecker Street (7) 53.6 0.50%
Entertainment (3) 51.2 0.50%
eOne/Seville (16) 48.3 0.45%
Other * (364) 437.2 4.20%
10418 100%
* none greater than .04%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – December 14, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India 21,086,279
The Beguiled Focus 10,630,795
Marshall Open Road 9,437,547
The Lost City of Z Bleecker/Elevation 8,580,409
Let There Be Light Atlas 7,201,156
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
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mongrel 6,044,958
De Pere en flic 2 Seville 5,872,028
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
The Florida Project A24/Elevation 5,166,086
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker/Elevation 5,162,162
Your Name FunImation 5,014,670
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 4,565,665
A Beautiful Planet * Imax 4,545,447
* does not include 2016 box office

 

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi|25|4232|-58%|321.6
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|12.4|3765|NEW|29
Pitch Perfect 3|10.6|3447|NEW|10.6
The Greatest Showman|3.1|3006|NEW|7.7
Ferdinand|2.7|3630|-25%|22.2
Downsizing|2|2668|NEW|2
Coco|1.8|2111|-18%|158
Darkest Hour|1.4|806|565%|4.3
Father Figures|1.4|2902|NEW|1.4
The Shape of Water|1.1|726|132%|5.7
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Also Debuting||||
Tiger Zinda Hai|0.54|300||
Hello!|0.17|169||
The Post|0.16|9||
Middle Class Abbayi|0.12|154||
Le Trip a trois|69,300|67||
Velaikaran|64,800|55||
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds|48,900|17||
Bleeding Steel|15,600|65||
Happy End|8,400|3||
Hostiles|6,900|3||
Au revoir la-haut|3,800|9||
Crooked House|2,600|14||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Four decades have not tarnished the Star Wars universe as The Last Jedi debuts domestically with an estimated $219.6 million. More than three of every four tickets sold this past weekend were spent on the eighth installment of the series. Efforts to counterprogram put Ferdinand, the animated bull, in the ring, where he landed a distant second with $13.3 million.

There were no significant exclusive debuts but previously limited titles had significant expansions. Wonder Wheel added 489 playdates and fizzled with a $460,000 box office. Slow rollouts of awards contenders The Shape of Water, Darkest Hour and Call Me by Your Name maintained strong five-figure averages.

The only Indian import to register a pulse was the Telugu Aruvi that bowed to $52,400 at 27 venues. China’s Youth opened with a potent $267,000 from 30 sites while The Thousand Faces of Dunija had a disappointing $56,100 launch.

Revenues approached $280 million and saw an enormous 245% expansion from the prior weekend. It was also a significant 32% boost from 2016 when Rogue One launched with $155.1 and alternative Collateral Beauty slotted fourth with $7.1 million. Domestic box office cleared $10 billion on Wednesday but through the weekend it was still 3.5% behind the 2016 pace.

Predictions saw The Last Jedi opening to more than $200 million with high end estimates of $220 million. Despite the enormity of the film it failed to equal the opening strength of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The picture tilted fanboy with 57% of viewers and was 62% aged 25-years and older.

Last Jedi opened in the rest of the world with the exception of China (where it debuts early in 2018) to an estimated $230 million. Despite (or because) of the absence of the Asian behemoth it ranked as the fifth largest global box office opening of all time. Britain was the top opener with $36 million plus and it emerged unsurprisingly as the biggest debut of the year in many territories including France, Japan and Australia.

The industry consensus was bullish for Ferdinand with expectations of a $15 million to $17 million that didn’t happen. Still, it brought in a crowd that was 54% female with 63% aged 25 and younger and 75% identifying as families.

Ferdinand also had a modest international debut of $6.2 million in 18 foreign markets. Australia led the charge with $1.9 million and Germany grossed $950,000.

Weekend (estimates) December 15 – 17, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 219.6 (51,890) NEW 4232 219.6
Ferdinand Fox 13.3 (3,670) NEW 3621 13.3
Coco BV 9.8 (3,120) -47% 3155 150.6
Wonder Lionsgate 5.3 (1,730) -38% 3047 109.1
Justice League WB 4.2 (1,550) -57% 2702 219.5
Daddy’s Home 2 Par 3.8 (1,520) -36% 2493 96.6
Thor: Ragnarok BV 3.0 (1,580) -52% 1895 306.4
The Disaster Artist A24/Elevation 2.6 (2,580) -59% 1010 12.9
Murder on the Orient Express Fox 2.4 (1,270) -53% 1923 97.2
Lady Bird A24/Elevation 2.1 (2,190) -40% 947 25.9
The Star Sony 1.7 (900) -53% 1936 35.4
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 1.7 (10,710) 48% 158 3.6
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight 1.6 (1,660) -45% 944 21.3
A Bad Moms Christmas STX/eOne 1.0 (940) -62% 1038 70.7
Just Getting Started Broad Green .98 (530) -69% 1840 5.5
Darkest Hour Focus .84 (10,030) 14% 84 2.3
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .48 (16,070) 68% 30 2
Wonder Wheel Amazon .46 (860) 208% 536 0.84
Youth China Lion .27 (8,910) NEW 30 0.17
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker/Elevation .26 (810) -64% 319 5
Unexpectedly Yours ABS .18 ((3,870) -56% 47 0.76
I, Tonya Neon .17 (33,620) -36% 5 0.55
Roman J. Israel, Esq. Sony .15 (630) -83% 238 11.7
Junior majeur Seville .12 (1,680) -30% 71 1.4
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $274.40
% Change (Last Year) 32%
% Change (Last Week) 245%
Also debuting/expanding
Loving Vincent Good Deed/Mongrel 74,300 (910) -51% 82 6
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia Well Go 56,100 (2,080) 27 0.06
The Florida Project A24/Elevation 55,700 (840) -38% 66 5.1
Aruvi ATMUS 52,400 (1,940) 27 0.05
My Friend Dahmer FilmRise 41,700 (760) -68% 55 1.3
Le Sens de la fete MK2 30,800 (2,570) 12 0.03
The Ballad of Lefty Brown A24 6,100 (3,050) 2 0.01
Permanent Magnolia 5,800 (970) 6 0.01
Beyond Skyline Vertical 5,400 (540) 10 0.01
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children Gkids 5,200 (1,300) 4 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – December 14, 2017)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Warner Bros. (23) 2007.3 20.00%
Buena Vista (11) 1871.5 18.60%
Universal (16) 1451.8 14.40%
20th Century Fox (23) 1214 12.10%
Sony (22) 865.5 8.60%
Lionsgate (22) 784.2 7.80%
Paramount (17) 504.3 5.00%
STX (8) 177.7 1.80%
Focus (15) 141.3 1.40%
Weinstein Co. (7) 119 1.20%
Open Road (9) 101.1 1.00%
A24 (12) 80.9 0.80%
Fox Searchlight (11) 80.5 0.80%
CBS (4) 69.2 0.70%
Bleecker Street (7) 53.2 0.50%
Entertainment (3) 51.2 0.50%
eOne/Seville (15) 47.9 0.50%
Other * (358) 428.4 4.30%
10049 100%
* none greater than .04%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – December 14, 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 334,201,140
It WB 327,481,748
Thor: Ragnarok BV 303,394,120
Despicable Me 3 Uni 264,559,530
Logan Fox 226,277,068
The Fate of the Furious Uni 225,966,192
Justice League WB 215,286,347
Dunkirk WB 188,043,731
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 153,031,500
War for the Planet of the Apes Fox 146,880,162
Coco BV 140,785,896
* does not include 2016 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi *|103.6|4232|NEW|103.6
Ferdinand|3.6|3621|NEW|3.6
Coco|2.2|-47|-33%|143
Wonder|1.5|3047|-41%|105.3
Justice League|1.1|2702|-58%|216.3
Daddy’s Home 2|0.9|2493|-43%|93.7
Thor: Ragnarok|0.75|1895|-54%|304.1
The Disaster Artist|0.75|1010|-72%|11
Murder on the Orient Express|0.65|1923|-56%|95.4
Lady Bird|0.55|947|-47%|24.4
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Also Debuting||||
Youth|71,100|28||
The Thousand Faces of Dunjia|17,600|27||
Aruvi|12,600|27||
Le Sens de la fete|8,500|12||
Permanent|3,000|6||
The Ballad of Lefty Brown|2,100|2||
Beyond Skyline|2,000|10||
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children|1,900|4||

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