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The Weekend Report

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Orient Express

 

Appropriately Crazy Rich Asians debuted on Chinese Valentine’s Day and its sweet message took the weekend box office crown with an estimated $25.3 million. The session saw two other national freshmen releases. The testosterone-charged Mile 22 ranked third with $13.6 million while the tale of canine origins was a couple of slots back with $10.4 million.

In the niches a flood of new Indian imports cued to holiday audiences arrived with the Telugu Geetha Govindam and the Hindi Gold emerging as top grossers with respective weekends of $1 million and $528,000. Also flush were exclusive openers that posted sufficient reason for expansion. The troubled marriage of The Wife garnered $108,000 from four venues, the Outfest top prized We the Animals opened with $65,300 at three locations and the musical rom-com Juliet, Naked grossed $58,700 from four screens.

Aside from a strong push that Crazy Rich Asians was a comedy for everyone, there was little doubt that the rarity of essentially an all-Asian cast would bring out an ethnically under-represented group. Tracking ranged widely from low-end predictions that touched on $30 million for its five day span (it opened on Wednesday) to an optimum pegged at $35 million that it almost reached. (The studio did not provide a percentage for Asian ticket buyers)

The domestic audience tilted female with an unexpectedly high 68% with 66% of viewers aged 25-years and older.

The film also opened in six overseas markets to an estimated $730,000. None of the initial release nations were Asian. Next week will provide a better sense of its foreign appeal with openings in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia.

Mile 22 also had an Asian connection with the presence of Indonesian actor Iko Uwais as the “package” being transported by the government team. The film was a bit shy of industry expectations in the range of $15 million to $16 million. It audience to no great surprise tilted 60% male with 73% aged 25-years and older.

The film dipped its toe in the international arena with openings in six territories including Singapore and Taiwan that saw an initial gross of $550,000.

The last of the season’s dog days saw the arrival of the Ice Age-set Alpha that promoted the story of the beginnings of man’s faithful companion. Tracking suggested a tame start of $7 million to $8 million that underestimated the appeal to dog’s devoted companions. They showed up at the multiplex 56% male and 73% aged 25-years and younger. Those identifying as families accounted for two-thirds of viewers.

Weekend (estimates) August 17 – 19, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (average) % Chng Thtr Cume
Crazy Rich Asians WB 25.3 (7,470) NEW 3384 34
The Meg WB 21.2 (5,150) -53% 4118 83.8
Mile 22 STX/VVS 13.6 (3,860) NEW 3520 13.6
Mission: Impossible – Fallout Par 10.5 (3,010) -46% 3482 180.7
Alpha Sony 10.4 (3,810) NEW 2719 10.4
Christopher Robin BV 8.8 (2,430) -32% 3602 66.8
BlacKKKlansman Focus 7.0  (3,900) -35% 1788 23
Slender Man Sony 5.0 (2,100) -56% 2358 20.7
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Sony 3.7 (1,670) -29% 2187 153.9
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Uni 3.4 (1,490) -42% 2270 111.2
The Equalizer 2 Sony 2.8 (1,490) -48% 1888 94.7
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 2.6 (1,730) -36% 1520 208.4
The Spy Who Dumped Me Lionsgate 2.6 (1,080) -60% 2409 29.9
Incredibles 2 BV 2.3 (1,840) -34% 1238 594.1
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 1.1 (1,400) -43% 814 411.7
Geetha Govindam Sarigama 1.0 (5,540) NEW 181 1.7
Dog Days LD Ent/Elevation .82 (340) -68% 2387 5.9
Eighth Grade A24 .73 (1,340) -54% 542 11.6
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies WB .72 (1,220) -61% 590 27.3
Gold Zee Studios .53 (2,720) NEW 194 0.66
Three Identical Strangers Neon/Mongrel .50 (1,790) -33% 276 10.6
Skyscraper Uni .31 (830) -54% 370 66.8
Death of a Nation Quality .30 (850) -70% 351 5.3
The Darkest Minds Fox .26 (620) -88% 422 12.3
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna/eOne .24 (1,700) -42% 143 16.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $124.60
% Change (Last Year) 37%
% Change (Last Week) -13%
Also debuting/expanding
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus .22 (1,060) -37% 206 22.1
Puzzle Sony Classics .21 (1,960) 32% 108 0.73
Kolamavu Kokila Zee Studios .15 (2,740) 54 0.15
The Miseducation of Cameron Post FilmRise/FWL .14 (1,690) 11% 81 0.4
The Island Well Go .12 (3,620) -52% 34 0.52
McQueen Bleecker Street .11 (1,190) -30% 95 0.97
The Wife Sony Classics .11 (27,300) 4 0.11
Mr. & Mrs. 420 Returns Rising Sun .11 (3,450) 31 0.11
Blindspotting Lionsgate .10 (2,210) -54% 47 4
Satyameva Jayate Rising Sun 93,600 (2,180) 43 0.09
Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days Well Go 86,200 (4,790) -50% 18 1
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street 80,700 (870) -44% 93 5.7
We the Animals Orchard 65,300 (21,770) 3 0.07
Juliet, Naked Roadside Attractions 58,700 (14,670) 4 0.06
Europe Raiders Media Asia 46,400 (1,250) 37 0.05
Blaze IFC 41,500 (20,750) 2 0.04
Les As de la jungle TVA 40,500 (1,090) 37 0.04
Memoir of War Music Box 10,800 (5,400) 2 0.01
Down a Dark Hall Lionsgate 9,400 (630) 15 0.01
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich RLJ Entertainment 6,900 (410) 17 0.01
Minding the Gap Hulu 6,500 (1,620) 4 0.01
A Whale of a Tale Fine Line 3,900 (3,900) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – August 16, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (10) 2677.5 34.00%
Universal (13) 1061.9 13.50%
Warner Bros. (22) 844.1 10.70%
Sony (16) 720.9 9.20%
20th Century Fox (11) 715.1 9.10%
Paramount (8) 516.5 6.60%
Lionsgate (12) 231.8 2.90%
STX (7) 139.8 1.80%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.7 1.80%
Focus (10) 133.2 1.70%
Roadside Attractions (6) 102.1 1.30%
A24 (8) 74.9 0.95%
Entertainment (3) 51.7 0.65%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.50%
Other * (267) 414.7 5.30%
7861 100%
* none greater than 0.45%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians|7.2|3384|NEW|16|
The Meg|5.8|4118|-64%|68.4|
Mile 22|5.2|3520|NEW|5.2|
Alpha|3.3|2719|NEW|3.3|
Mission: Impossible – Fallout|3|3482|-44%|173.2|
Christopher Robin|2.6|3602|-29%|60.6|
BlacKKKlansman|2|1788|-45%|18|
Slender Man|1.4|2358|-71%|17.2|
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again|1|2270|-41%|108.8|
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation|1|2187|-32%|151.2|
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Also Debuting|||||
Geetha Govindam|0.27|181|||
Gold|0.13|194|||
Kolamavu Kokila|49,000|54|||
The Wife|32,900|4|||
Mr. & Mrs. 420 Returns|27,900|31|||
Satyameva Jayate|27,000|43|||
Les As de la jungle|21,800|37|||
We the Animals|20,300|3|||
Europe Raiders|19,800|37|||
Juliet, Naked|19,400|4|||
Blaze|8,900|2|||
Down a Dark Hall|3,450|14|||
Memoir of War|3,200|2|||
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich|2,700|16|||
Minding the Gap|2,600|4|||
A Whale of a Tale|1,900|1|||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Movies with Bite

 

Super shark The Meg tore through the competition to take the weekend box office crown with an estimated 44.4 million. The session saw two other films debut in wide release and a third launch a bit less wide. The urban legend horror yarn Slender Man slotted fourth overall with $11.2 million while there wasn’t much woof for the rom-com Dog Days that unleashed $2.6 million.

With a more concentrated launch BlacKkKlansman had an excellent start o $10.8 million.

In the niches Indian imports again failed to produce a big winner with Vishwaroopam 2 grossing $307,000 and Srinivasa Kalyanam with a box office of $143,000. However, in limited release the Punjabi biopic Dakuaan da Munda had a promising $133,000 start. Also strong was the Chinese The Island with a $273,000 box office from 40 screens. The ballyhooed Filipino actioner BuyBust has a tepid opener of $72,700 from 25 locations.

Revenues for the frame exceeded $145 million and rose 5% from the prior weekend. It was also a 26% improvement from 2017 when the debut of Annabelle: Creation led with $35 million and newcomer Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature was third in the lineup with $8.3 million.

What could be more summer than the King Kong of sharks and with The Meg it was Jurassic Park meets Jaws. The late season release was expected to inch ahead of Mission: Impossible – Fallout with an opening of about $25 million that appeared to be building to perhaps $30 million as it approached opening day. But this was clearly the choice of the hoi polloi that clearly would not be content with Sharknado XXI.

On the domestic front The Meg’s audience was 52% male with 68% aged 25-years and older.

The film also over-performed internationally where it grossed an estimated $97 million from 42 markets. China opened to $50 million and other top grossing nations included Mexico with $6.2 million, Russia opening with $5 million and the UK at a $4.4 million debut.

Expectations weren’t high for Slender Man in light of the competition and modest advertising push. Even a lawsuit in Texas against a similar-themed movie failed to generate much ink. It appeared to be heading toward possibly a $10 million opening that was comparable to tracking for BlacKkKlansman. Its audience was 52% male with 61% of viewers aged 25-years and younger.

Benefiting from today’s headlines the 1970s-set BlacKkKlansman was primed to be the the marketplace alternative viewing choice and largely succeeded to that end. Exit demos identified viewers as 52% female with 59% aged 35-years and older. And while it over-indexed with African Americans, its 23% share was not overwhelming. Anecdotally the film appears to be trending art house rather than ethnically.

 

 

Weekend (estimates) August 10 – 12, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (average) % Chng Thtr Cume
The Meg WB 44.4 (10,780) NEW 4118 44.4
Mission: Impossible – Fallout Par 21.1 (5,160) -43% 3888 162.1
Christopher Robin BV 12.5 (3,480) -49% 3602 50.1
Slender Man Sony 11.2 (4,760) NEW 2358 11.2
BlacKKKlansman Focus 10.8 (7,120) NEW 1512 10.8
The Spy Who Dumped Me Lionsgate 6.6 (2,120) -46% 3111 24.5
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Uni 5.8 (2,060) -35% 2812 103.8
The Equalizer 2 Sony 5.4 (2,270) -38% 2373 89.5
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Sony 5.1 (1,970) -36% 2589 146.9
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 4.1 (2,180) -36% 1863 203.5
Incredibles 2 BV 3.4 (2,210) -31% 1545 589.8
Dog Days LD Entertainment 2.6 (1,060) NEW 2442 3.6
The Darkest Minds Fox 2.1 (660) -65% 3127 10.9
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 1.9 (1,570) -50% 1237 409.6
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies WB 1.7 (1,190) -64% 1437 25.5
Eighth Grade A24 1.6 (1,460) -45% 1084 10.1
Death of a Nation Quality .97 (1,180) -59% 825 4.5
Three Identical Strangers Neon/Mongrel .69 (2,110) -32% 326 9.7
Skyscraper Uni .64 (950) -71% 670 66.2
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna/eOne .42 (2,050) -48% 204 15.8
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus .36 (1,560) -29% 229 21.7
Vishwaroopam 2 Magnus .31 (1,720) NEW 179 0.42
The First Purge Uni .28 (950) -78% 293 68.5
The Island Well Go .27 (7,010) NEW 39 0.27
Ocean’s 8 WB .25 (1,090) -12% 233 138.4
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $141.60
% Change (Last Year) 26%
% Change (Last Week) 5%
Also debuting/expanding
Blindspotting Lionsgate .21 (1,540) -68% 138 3.8
1991 Seville .17 (2,700) -37% 64 1.7
Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days Well Go .17 (4,670) -46% 36 0.81
Puzzle Sony Classics .16 (3,570) 28% 44 0.44
McQueen Bleecker Street .15 (2,890) -16% 53 0.75
Srinivasa Kalyanam ShowTime .14 (1,120) 127 0.24
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street .14 (1,130) -49% 123 5.5
The Miseducation of Cameron Post FilmRise/FWL .12 (3,290) 151% 37 0.2
Dakuaan da Munda Rising Sun .13 (6,330) 21 0.13
BuyBust Well Go 72,700 (2,910) 25 0.07
The Spy Gone North CJ 33,300 (16,650) 2 0.03
Dans la brume Seville 19,200 (1,600) 12 0.02
Madeline’s Madeline Oscilloscope 18,400 (18,400) 1 0.02
Skate Kitchen Magnolia 15,900 (15,900) 1 0.02
A Prayer Before Dawn A24 14,300 (1,100) 13 0.01
Cielo Second Sight 10,500 (3,500) 3 0.01
Larguees A-Z Films 7,700 (700) 11 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – August 9, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (10) 2644.9 34.60%
Universal (13) 1047.9 13.70%
Warner Bros. (21) 772.7 10.10%
20th Century Fox (11) 711.7 9.30%
Sony (16) 689.8 9.00%
Paramount (8) 488.2 6.40%
Lionsgate (12) 221.9 2.90%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.7 1.80%
STX (6) 138.8 1.80%
Focus (9) 116.7 1.50%
Roadside Attractions (6) 102.1 1.40%
A24 (8) 72.5 1.00%
Entertainment (3) 51.7 0.70%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.50%
Other * (261) 402.3 5.30%
7638 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – August 9, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Avenger Infinity War BV 2,044,387,260
Black Panther BV 1,346,337,705
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 1,267,049,796
Incredibles 2 BV 1,070,098,839
Deadpool 2 Fox 733,111,911
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 619,242,214
Operation Red Sea Bona; Well Go 584,005,699
Ready Player One WB 581,327,073
Detective Chinatown 2 Wanda; WB 542,745,147
Dying to Survive Alibaba 451,871,800
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 440,303,470
Rampage WB 425,870,608
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 391,504,686
Mission: Impossible – Fallout Par 380,043,416
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 371,476,815
Monster Hunt 2 Edko; Lionsgate 361,925,606
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Sony 352,517,375
Peter Rabbit Sony 350,387,332
The Greatest Showman * Fox 345,299,566
A Quiet Place Par 333,454,022
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni; Legendary 290,659,971
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Fox 288,142,892
Skyscraper Uni 280,710,875
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 278,351,455
* does not include 2017 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

The Meg|16.5|4118|NEW|16.5
Mission: Impossible – Fallout|5.3|3888|-46%|147.3
Slender Man|4.8|2358|NEW|4.8
Christopher Robin|3.6|3602|-62%|41.2
BlacKKKlansman|3.6|1512|NEW|3.6
The Spy Who Dumped Me|1.8|3111|-63%|19.8
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again|1.7|2812|-40%|99.7
The Equalizer|1.4|2373|-42%|85.4
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation|1.4|2589|-43%|143.2
Ant-Man and the Wasp|1.1|1863|-40%|200.6
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Also Debuting||||
Dog Days|0.75|2442||
Vishwaroopam 2|0.11|179||
The Island|78,500|39||
Srinivasa Kalyanam|46,300|127||
Dakuaan da Munda|37,600|21||
BuyBust|20,400|25||
The Spy Gone North|9,600|2||
Dans la brume|5,900|12||
Madeline’s Madeline|5,700|1||
Skate Kitchen|5,100|1||
A Prayer Before Dawn|4,500|13||
Cielo|3,800|3||
Larguees|2,400|11||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Show Me the Honey!

Mission: Impossible – Fallout proved its mettle and continued to lead weekend movie going with an estimated $35.3 million. Three new national releases entered the fray with the family friendly Christopher Robin slotting second with $25 million and the comic mash-up The Spy Who Dumped Me one spot back with $12.2 million. However, there was no yeah for the YA The Darkest Minds that bowed with $5.7 million.

In limited wide release the political tract Death of a Nation displayed a faint pulse with a $2.3 million debut. New Indian imports also largely failed to connect apart from the Telugu Goodachari that opened with $514,000 from 148 venues. Other niche newcomers saw a strong start for the Korean sequel Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days that grossed $311,000 from 48 screens and a bland $45,700  for the Filipino comedy Kusina Kings.

The sole exclusive entry to display signs of life was the Sundance winner The Miseducation of Cameron Post that opened with $53,200 from two engagements.

Revenues for the session topped $140 million and slid back 11% from the prior weekend. It was still a 15% improvement from 2017 when the debut of The Dark Tower led with $19.1 million and the third weekend of Dunkirk added $17.1 million.

An aggressive marketing campaign helped to put across the fanciful Christopher Robin even if it failed to reach high end predictions of a $30 million launch. The literary protagonist viewed in adulthood re-connects with Winnie-the-Pooh and you can guess the rest. It didn’t help that last year’s Goodbye Christopher Robin _ a more traditional telling of the creation of the beloved characters _ also debuted in cable rotation this week.

Exit demos identified the audience as 56% female with half of viewers aged 25-years and older. Roughly 60% of respondents identified as families.

The picture also dipped its toe into 18 international markets and generated almost $5 million. A studio exec said the picture poses hurdles outside English territories and Asian markets where the characters are well known. Nonetheless the initial top grossing nations were Mexico with $1.4 million and Russia that opened to $1.2 million. The UK opens in two weeks.

Critics generally characterized The Spy Who Dumped Me as the “dumb” action-comedy audiences have been anxiously awaiting. While verging on hyperbole, it nonetheless debuted with a commercial punch that was on target as far as tracking was concerned. Its domestic audience was 62% female with 70% aged 25-years and older.

With echoes of the likes of the The Maze Runner and X-Men franchises the bestselling youth novel The Darkest Minds appeared primed to become a potent movie trilogy. However signs of audience fatigue for the genre were evident from the on-set of previews and industry honchos felt it was likely to spiral downward with a dire $5 million or $6 million start. The studio clearly wants to press on and opted not to send out exit demos.

Weekend (estimates) August 3 – 5, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (average) % Chng Thtr Cume
Mission: Impossible – Fallout Par 35.3 (8,030) -43% 4395 124.8
Christopher Robin BV 25.0 (6,930) NEW 3602 25
The Spy Who Dumped Me Lionsgate 12.2 (3,930) NEW 3111 12.2
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Uni 9.1 (2,700) -40% 3359 91.3
The Equalizer 2 Sony 8.8 (3,220) -37% 2725 80.9
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Sony 8.2 (2,600) -33% 3162 136.5
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 6.2 (2,790) -29% 2233 195.5
The Darkest Minds Fox 5.7 (1,830) NEW 3127 5.7
Incredibles 2 BV 5.0 (2,790) -31% 1802 583.2
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies WB 4.9 (1,530) -53% 3188 20.8
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 4.0 (2,080) -41% 1914 405.6
Eighth Grade A24 2.8 (2,620) 107% 1084 6.5
Death of a Nation Quality 2.3 (2,220) NEW 1032 2.3
Skyscraper Uni 2.2 (1,440) -59% 1523 64.4
Three Identical Strangers Neon 1.0 (2,570) -13% 405 8.5
The First Purge Uni .93 (1,320) -59% 708 67.8
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna .81 (2,000) -41% 404 14.9
Blindspotting Lionsgate .66 (1,270) -48% 523 3.2
Goodachari RedHeart .51 (3,470) NEW 148 0.57
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus .49 (1,740) -30% 464 21
1991 Seville .34 (4,680) -2% 73 1.3
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony .33 (1,540) -51% 216 49.4
Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days Well Go .30 (6,190) NEW 48 0.41
Ocean’s 8 WB .28 (1,140) -56% 248 138
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street .26 (1,560) -44% 169 5.2
Avengers: Infinity War BV .24 (1,180) -41% 205 678.1
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $136.10
% Change (Last Year) 15%
% Change (Last Week) -11%
Also debuting/expanding
McQueen Bleecker Street .17 (5,120) 109% 34 0.48
Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot Amazon .14 (840) -56% 177 1.2
Fanney Khan Rising Sun .13 (1,590) 83 0.13
Puzzle Sony Classics .13 (7,870) 106% 16 0.22
Karwaan Ishka .10 (1,710) 58 0.1
Chi La Sow U.S. Telugu 91,300 (1,000) 91 0.09
Koode Little Films 55,600 (2,140) 26 0.06
The Miseducation of Cameron Post FilmRise 53,200 (26,600) 2 0.05
Mulk Zee Studios 52,600 (1,750) 30 0.05
Kusina Kings ABS 45,700 (1,310) 35 0.05
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Greenwich 43,600 (8,720) 55% 5 0.08
Doctor Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings Well Go 40,300 (1,020) -68% 20 0.22
Fleuve noir MK2 17,400 (2,180) 8 0.02
Never Goin’ Back A24 10,100 (5,050) 2 0.01
Night Comes On Goldwyn 9,900 (1,100) 9 0.01
Nico, 1988 Magnolia 3,500 (3,500) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – August 2, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (9) 2588.1 34.90%
Universal (13) 1021.4 13.80%
Warner Bros. (20) 759.8 10.20%
20th Century Fox (10) 702.5 9.50%
Sony (15) 661.7 8.90%
Paramount (8) 435.6 5.90%
Lionsgate (11) 202.6 2.70%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.7 1.90%
STX (6) 138.8 1.90%
Focus (9) 115.5 1.60%
Roadside Attractions (6) 102.1 1.40%
A24 (8) 67.6 0.90%
Entertainment (3) 51.7 0.70%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.50%
Other * (247) 389.3 5.20%
7413.5 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – August 2, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 20,536,607
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna/eOne 14,106,602
RBG Magnolia/Mongrel 13,475,351
Padmaavat Viva 12,159,664
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation 8,681,157
Sanju Fox Intl 7,858,842
Three Identical Strangers NEON 7,425,929
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street 4,935,557
Gotti Vertical 4,346,788
Eighth Grade A24 3,711,474
Bharat Ane Nenu Great India 3,662,967
Rangasthalam Creative 3,632,267
2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 3,508,777
Disobedience Bleecker Street 3,480,702
First Reformed A24 3,448,256
Pandas Imax/WB 3,301,262
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne 3,226,443
Raazi Zee Studios 3,027,556
Veere di Wedding Zee Studios 2,934,416
Whitney Roadside Attractions 2,927,951

 

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Mission: Impossible – Fallout|9.8|4395|-42%|99.3|
Christopher Robin|9.5|3602|NEW|9.5|
The Spy Who Dumped Me|5|3111|NEW|5|
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again|2.8|3359|-41%|85|
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation|2.4|3162|-36%|130.7|
The Equalizer|2.4|2725|-40%|73.4|
The Darkest Minds|2.3|3127|NEW|2.3|
Ant-Man and the Wasp|1.8|2233|-29%|191.1|
Incredibles 2|1.4|1802|-34%|579.5|
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies|1.4|3188|-56%|17.3|
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Also Debuting|||||
Death of a Nation|0.9|1032|||
Goodachari|0.21|148|||
Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days|80,800|46|||
Fanney Khan|43,300|83|||
Chi La Sow|27,600|91|||
Karwaan |26,300|58|||
The Miseducation of Cameron Post|18,200|2|||
Mulk|14,100|30|||
Kusina Kings|14,000|35|||
Koode|11,700|11|||
Fleuve noir|4,800|8|||
Never Goin’ Back|4,300|2|||
Night Comes On|4,000|9|||
Nico, 1988|1,100|1|||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Cruise Control

The folks at IMF were at full tilt as Mission: Impossible – Fallout led weekend movie going with an estimated 60.8 million. The session’s counter-programmer Teen Titans Go! To the Movies slotted fifth with a respectable $10.4 million.

In the niches a clutch of new Indian imports largely tanked apart from the Punjabi Ashke that bowed to $241,000 from 41 venues. Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings from China also opened well with a $132,000 box office from 31 screens and in Quebec the comic remembrance 1991 had a fresh start of $437,000.

Exclusive newcomers included encouraging starts for the family drama Puzzle of $62,600 at five screens and a $29,200 tally from a solo flight for the doc on bygone La La Land, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood.

Revenues for the frame hovered around $157 million and took a 9% dip from the prior weekend. It was nonetheless a 9% improvement from 2017 when Dunkirk’s second weekend retained the crown with $26.6 million and the premiere of The Emoji Movie was on its tail with $24.5 million. Atomic Blonde also started strong with an $18.3 million box office that was fourth in the lineup.

The sixth theatrical outing for Mission: Impossible initially received the industry ho hum. But things began to change as successful previews and studio leaks slowly trickled out. Tracking leading up to the release indicated slightly better than a $60 million debut that was bolstered by record-setting Thursday sneaks and what’s turned out to be the franchise’s biggest domestic box office debut. It arguably received its best reviews ever and generated enthusiastic response on social media platforms.

Exit polling identified the opening audience as 55% male with 60% of viewers aged 35-years and older.

The film proved to be even more potent internationally with an estimated $92 million debut from 36 markets with 30 reporting the biggest opening for the series in their territory. Korea was the top grossing arena with a $24.6 million launch. Other significant territories included the UK with $9 million, India grossing an eye-popping $7 million and Mexico adding $4.8 million to the trove. Territories yet to open include France, Australia, Japan and China.

A cable fave the animated Teen Titans bowed back in 2003 on its long trek to the big screen. Tracking indicated a debut of roughly $15 million or $16 million and buttressed by generally positive reviews that seemed to be in reach. But unlike Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies failed to expand its audience. Data wasn’t available on the percentage of the crowd that identified as families but for the rest it skewed 55% male with 54% aged 25-years and younger.

 

Weekend (estimates) July 27 – 29, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (average) % Chng Thtr Cume
Mission: Impossible – Fallout Par 60.8 (13,870) NEW 4386 60.8
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Uni 15.0 (4,260) -57% 3514 70.4
The Equalizer 2 Sony 14.0 (4,120) -61% 3388 64.2
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Sony 12.3 (3,080) -48% 4005 119.3
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies WB 10.4 (3,270) NEW 3188 10.4
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 8.5 (2,810) -49% 3013 183.2
Incredibles 2 BV 7.2 (2,750) -39% 2616 572.8
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 6.8 (2,520) -40% 2685 397.5
Skyscraper Uni 5.4 (1,940) -52% 2773 59.1
The First Purge Uni 2.2 (1,590) -56% 1400 65.5
Unfriended: Dark Web OTL 1.5 (960) -59% 1547 7.4
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna 1.4 (1,780) -50% 802 13.3
Eighth Grade A24 1.3 (8,170) 56% 158 2.9
Blindspotting Lionsgate 1.3 (2,470) 284% 523 1.8
Three Identical Strangers Neon 1.3 (2,910) -14% 433 6.8
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus .71 (1,520) -48% 464 20.1
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony .66 (1,150) -65% 574 48.7
Ocean’s 8 WB .63 (1,210) -61% 518 137.3
Uncle Drew Lionsgate/Elevation .51 (960) -66% 532 41.4
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street .49 (1,690) -47% 291 4.7
1991 Seville .44 (5,990) NEW 73 0.66
Avengers: Infinity War BV .37 (1,280) -12% 292 677.5
Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot Amazon .34 (1,280) 28% 266 0.85
Tag WB .28 (900) -60% 308 53.7
Deadpool 2 Fox .27 (1,000) -44% 267 317.7
Ashke Rhythm Boyz .24 (5,890) NEW 41 0.24
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $152.40
% Change (Last Year) 9%
% Change (Last Week) -9%
Also debuting/expanding
Doctor Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings Well Go .13 (4,270) 31 0.13
La Chute de l’empire American Seville .13 (2,830) -8% 45 1.8
RBG Magnolia .12 (1,410) -36% 83 13.4
Saakshyam RedHeart .11 (1,380) 79 0.11
McQueen Bleecker Street 82,800 (16,560) -15% 5 0.25
I Love You, Hater ABS 68,100 (2,960) -46% 23 0.31
Puzzle Sony Classics 62,600 (12,520) 5 0.06
Junga A & P 59,200 (1,640) 36 0.06
Happy Wedding Blue Sky 41,700 (650) 64 0.04
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Greenwich 29,200 (29,200) 1 0.03
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 Big Pictures 27,900 (680) 41 0.03
Hot Summer Nights A24 12,200 (1,020) 12 0.01
The Captain Music Box 7,800 (7,800) 1 0.01
Operation Toussaint DNA 6,100 (560) 11 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – July 26, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (9) 2560.1 35.70%
Universal (13) 971.7 13.60%
Warner Bros. (20) 743.1 10.40%
20th Century Fox (10) 701.9 9.80%
Sony (15) 618.4 8.60%
Paramount (8) 351.8 4.90%
Lionsgate (11) 199.7 2.80%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.7 1.90%
STX (6) 138.7 1.90%
Focus (9) 111.8 1.60%
Roadside Attractions (6) 102 1.40%
A24 (8) 65.3 0.90%
Entertainment (3) 51.7 0.70%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.50%
Other * (239) 380.4 5.30%
7173.4 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – July 26, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Black Panther BV 699,952,434
Avenger Infinity War BV 677,156,078
Incredibles 2 BV 565,623,648
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 390,778,500
Deadpool 2 Fox 317,398,854
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 219,290,534
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 212,578,759
A Quiet Place Par 187,841,212
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 174,724,127
Ready Player One WB 137,236,383
Ocean’s 8 WB 136,657,915
The Greatest Showman * Fox 119,917,641
Peter Rabbit Sony 115,254,425
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Sony 106,923,501
A Wrinkle in Time BV 100,478,608
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 100,407,760
Rampage WB 99,345,950
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 88,669,553
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Search Engine 83,482,352
The Post * Fox 79,956,229
* does not include 2017 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Mission: Impossible – Fallout|22.5|4386|NEW|22.5
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again|4.8|3514|-63%|60.2
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies|4.2|3188|NEW|4.2
The Equalizer|4|3388|-66%|54.2
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation|3.7|4005|-45%|110.6
Ant-Man and the Wasp|2.5|3778|-45%|177.2
Incredibles 2|2.1|3164|-34%|567.7
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom |1.9|3381|-37%|392.7
Skyscraper|1.5|2773|-53%|55.2
The First Purge|0.65|1400|-56%|63.9
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Also Debuting||||
Ashke|67,800|41||
Saakshyam|48,500|79||
Doctor Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings|41,700|31||
Junga|24,900|36||
Puzzle|16,900|5||
Happy Wedding|14,300|64||
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood|9,870|1||
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3|8,100|41||
Hot Summer Nights|4,400|12||
Operation Toussaint|2,400|11||
The Captain|2,300|1||

Friday Box Office Estimates

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp * BV 33.8 4206 NEW 33.8
Incredibles 2 BV 9.5 4113 -30% 484.9
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 9.1 4349 -48% 313.9
The First Purge Uni 6 3031 NEW 6
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony 2.3 3055 -69 30.3
Uncle Drew Lionsgate 2.2 2742 -64% 25.5
Ocean’s 8 WB 1.6 2604 -32% 123.1
Tag WB 0.95 2157 -46% 46.2
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 0.75 893 16% 10.5
Deadpool 2 Fox 0.5 1267 -49% 313.4

* includes previews

Also Debuting
Whitney Roadside Attractions 0.48 454
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna 0.27 16
Tej I Love You Magnus 47,800 84
Pantham Supreme 9,700 87
Nankana Seven Colors 8,300 38
Brother of the Year Media Asia 5,750 13
Na Band Na Baraati HUM 5,200 26
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda MUBI 4,800 1
Fireworks Gkids 3,700 12
Under the Tree Magnolia 3,650 3

Weekend Report

Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 76.1 (18,090) NEW 4206 76.1
Incredibles 2 BV 28.8 (6,990) -38% 4113 504.1
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 28.6 (6,570) -53% 4349 333.3
The First Purge Uni 17.1 (5,650) NEW 3031 31
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony 7.4 (2,430) -61% 3055 35.4
Uncle Drew Lionsgate 6.6 (2,400) -57% 2742 29.9
Ocean’s 8 WB 5.2 (2,000) -37% 2604 126.7
Tag WB 3.1 (1,430) -48% 2157 48.3
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 2.6 (2,890) 7% 893 12.4
Deadpool 2 Fox 1.7 (1,310) -54% 1267 314.5
Whitney Roadside Attractions 1.2 (2,740) NEW 454 1.2
Sanju Fox Intl 1.2 (3,420) -55% 359 5.9
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 1.0 (1,290) -63% 778 210.9
Hereditary A24/Elevation .10 (1,320) -57% 744 41.8
Avengers: Infinity War BV .88 (1,730) -43% 506 674.8
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna .72 (44,770) NEW 16 0.72
Three Identical Strangers Neon .69 (13,570) 302% 51 1
Superfly Sony .61 (1,140) -56% 535 19.8
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street .42 (11,410) 93% 37 0.8
Book Club Par .41 (1,100) -38% 374 67.2
Rampage WB .34 (2,800) -44% 120 99
RBG Magnolia .31 (2,240) -25% 139 12.2
Adrift STX/VVS .29 (890) -47% 323 30.8
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky .25 (1,630) -35% 154 1.9
Boundaries Sony Classics .23 (1,020) 387% 224 0.36
La Chute de l’empire American Seville .20 (2,700) -45% 73 0.85
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $184.50
% Change (Last Year) -10%
% Change (Last Week) 6%
Also debuting/expanding
American Animals Orchard .15 (1,120) -59% 135 2.5
Fireworks Gkids .14 (310) 471 0.51
The Catch Was a Spy IFC .10 (1,950) -13% 52 0.49
Tej I Love You Magnus 79,700 (950) 84 0.08
First Reformed A24 69,500 (900) -53% 77 3.3
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 60,600 (8,660) 52% 7 1.2
Pantham Supreme 32,200 (370) 87 0.07
Nankana Seven Colors 28,600 (750) 38 0.03
Brother of the Year Media Asia 16,300 (1,250) 13 0.02
Na Band Na Baraati HUM 15,700 (510) 31 0.02
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda MUBI 14,300 (14,300) 1 0.01
Under the Tree Magnolia 12,800 (4,270) 3 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – July 5, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (9) 2300.5 36.10%
Universal (11) 726.6 11.40%
Warner Bros. (19) 716.8 11.20%
20th Century Fox (10) 694.4 10.90%
Sony (12) 439.6 6.90%
Paramount (7) 343.6 5.40%
Lionsgate (10) 181.4 2.80%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.6 2.20%
STX (6) 138.1 2.20%
Roadside Attractions (5) 99.1 1.50%
Focus (8) 96.3 1.50%
A24 (7) 61.1 1.00%
Entertainment (3) 51.7 0.80%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.60%
Global Road (4) 31.2 0.50%
Other * (216) 315.9 5.00%
6373 100%
* none greater than 0.4%

The Weekend Report

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

You Can Stop the Music

It was a weekend surprise as The Equalizer 2 edged in front of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with an estimated $35.4 million to take the frame’s box office crown. The ABBA musical debuted to $34.4 million. The session’s other wide release newcomer was Unfriended: Dark Web that slotted ninth with $3.5 million.

In the niches the Hindi Dhadak opened to a sturdy $403,000. Also strong was the Filipino rom-com I Love You, Hater that bowed to $119,000 from 35 engagements. The exclusive freshman class included good starts of $95,300 for the doc profile of fashionista (Alexander) McQueen at four venues and $17,900 for the single screen launch of the non-fiction Far From the Tree. However, the big noise was for the irreverent urban tale Blindspotting that opened to $332,000 from 14 screens. Coincidently the film and the sleeper hit Sorry to Bother You are both set in Oakland, Ca.

The session also featured expansions for Eighth Grade and Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot with the first title maintaining very impressive per screens.

Revenues for the session approached $170 million and a slight 1% uptick from last weekend. It was an 8% decline from 2017 when debuts of Dunkirk and Girls Trip were at the top with respective starts of $50.5 million and $31.2 million.

Pundits were somewhat taken aback by the building momentum for The Equalizer 2 and frankly taken aback when it took the top box office spot with a gross that exceeded the 2014 first entry. The film had very strong response from Hispanic and African American movie goers that comprised 22% and 31% of opening weekend viewers per exit demos. Overall the crowd was 58% male with 68% of viewers aged 25-years and older.

Equalizer 2 also dipped its toe in the international marketplace with 11 (mostly secondary) territories that grossed an estimated $3.3 million. The brunt of business came from Australia which accounted for $2.2 million.

The frame’s presumed champ Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again was expected to gross $40 million on the high end and previews along with Friday figures suggested it would come close to that figure. However, its most rabid fans front loaded its box office and the crown slipped away. Hispanics and African Americans were not its core, accounting for 20% of domestic viewers. Overall the crowd was 83% female with 64% aged 25-years and older.

As with the 2008 Mamma Mia the new film is expected to have a much stronger appeal in foreign climes. It debuted in 43 overseas markets to an estimated $42 million with 34 recording bigger debuts than the original. The UK led the charge with a $13 million debut, Australia grossed $5 million and the Swedish base was a very tuneful $2.6 million. France opens on Wednesday with August launches in Mexico, China, Japan and Russia.

 

Weekend (estimates) July 20 – 22, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
The Equalizer 2 Sony 35.4 (10,440) NEW 3388 35.4
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Uni 34.4 (10,360) NEW 3317 34.4
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Sony 23.2 (5,430) -47% 4267 91.1
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 16.1 (4,250) -45% 3778 165
Incredibles 2 BV 11.4 (3,610) -30% 3164 557
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 11.0 (3,250) -32% 3381 384
Skyscraper Uni 10.9 (2,860) -56% 3822 46.7
The First Purge Uni 5.0 (2,130) -47% 2331 60.2
Unfriended: Dark Web OTL 3.5 (2,250) NEW 1546 3.5
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna 2.8 (2,660) -34% 1050 10.2
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony 1.8 (1,270) -53% 1448 47
Ocean’s 8 WB 1.6 (1,570) -46% 1002 136
Uncle Drew Lionsgate/Elevation 1.5 (1,220) -52% 1237 40
Three Identical Strangers Neon 1.4 (4,280) 18% 332 4.6
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 1.3 (1,770) -34% 730 18.4
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street .89 (2,470) -24% 361 3.6
Eighth Grade A24 .76 (23,150) 189% 33 1.2
Tag WB .65 (1,120) -49% 581 52.8
Deadpool 2 Fox .44 (1,180) -44% 373 317
Avengers: Infinity War BV .40 (1,350) -36% 294 677
Dhadak Zee Studios .40 (4,070) NEW 99 0.4
Blindspotting Lionsgate .33 (23,560) NEW 14 0.33
Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot Amazon .25 (4,080) 204% 62 0.37
Hereditary A24/Elevation .24 (1,210) -43% 201 43.5
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV .22 (1,050) -47% 208 212
Sanju Fox Intl .21 (1,901) -58% 112 7.6
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $163.60
% Change (Last Year) -8%
% Change (Last Week) 1%
Also debuting/expanding
RBG Magnolia .17 (1,660) -36% 101 13.1
I Love You, Hater ABS .12 (3,400) 35 0.12
Whitney Roadside Attractions .12 (1,010) -79% 117 2.8
McQueen Bleecker Street 95,300 (23,820) 4 0.1
La Chute de l’empire American Seville 89,700 (1,550) -45% 58 1.4
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms 11Arts 61,300 (420) 145 0.06
Teefa in Trouble Yash Raj 52,400 (1,590) 33 0.05
Generation Wealth Magnolia 30,900 (7,720) 4 0.03
Boundaries Sony Classics 29,800 (580) -60% 51 0.63
Running for Grace Blue Fox 29,500 (7,210) 4 0.03
Lover Wall Poster 20,800 (410) 51 0.02
Far From the Tree IFC 17,900 (17,900) 1 0.02
Je vais mieux MK2 15,100 (2,160) 7 0.02
The Third Murder Film Movement 5,700 (5,700) 1 0.01
Damascus Cover Vertical 4,200 (1,400) 3 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – July 19, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (m) Market Share
Buena Vista (9) 2512.9 36.40%
Universal (13) 875.7 12.70%
Warner Bros. (19) 737.7 10.70%
20th Century Fox (10) 700.8 10.20%
Sony (15) 529.3 7.70%
Paramount (7) 345.3 5.00%
Lionsgate (10) 196.8 2.80%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.7 2.00%
STX (6) 138.7 2.00%
Focus (8) 103.7 1.50%
Roadside Attractions (6) 101.8 1.50%
A24 (8) 63.7 0.90%
Entertainment (3) 51.7 0.75%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.55%
Other * (231) 368.1 5.30%
6903 100%
* none greater than 0.45%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again|14.3|3317|NEW|14.3
The Equalizer|13.3|3388|NEW|13.3
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation|6.7|4267|-54%|74.6
Ant-Man and the Wasp|4.4|3778|-47%|152.9
Skyscraper|3.1|3822|-66%|38.9
Incredibles 2|3.1|3164|-33%|548.9
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom |3|3381|-36%|375.9
The First Purge|1.5|2331|-51%|56.7
Unfriended: Dark Web|1.4|1546|NEW|1.4
Sorry to Bother You|0.8|1050|-47%|8.2
||||
||||
Also Debuting||||
Blindspotting|0.13|14||
Dhadak|0.13|99||
I Love You, Hater|37,100|35||
McQueen|34,600|4||
Teefa in Trouble|13,900|29||
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms|12,400|22||
Lover|11,300|51||
Running for Grace|11,100|4||
Generation Wealth|10,300|4||
Je vais mieux|7,200|7||
Far From the Tree|6,850|1||
The Third Murder|2,050|1||
Damascus Cover|1,100|3||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

I Never Drink … Whine

It was scary stuff kids (not really) as the debut of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation hit the beach and the top of the charts with an estimated $43.9 million. The session’s other freshman national release was the burning inferno yarn Skyscraper that slotted third with $25.5 million.

In the niches a wave of new Indian imports appeared to undercut a handful of releases from reaching their full potential. On a pound for pound basis the Punjabi Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan fared best with a $165,000 box office from 37 engagements. New exclusive entries had a couple of standouts including the unconventional biopic He Won’t Get Far on Foot that opened to $84,500 from four venues and the coming-of-ager  Eighth Grade that graduated with honors of $250,000 from an alternate quartet of screens.

A number of alternative titles also managed to secure significant expansions. The urban comedy Sorry to Bother You added 789 playdates and posted a potent $3.8 million box office. New engagements also maintained momentum for Three Individual Strangers and Leave No Trace.

Revenues for the frame hovered around $167 million and dipped 12% from the prior weekend. It was a modest 3% improvement from 2017 when War for the Planet of the Apes debuted to $56.3 million and Spider-Man Homecoming’s second weekend grossed $44.2 million.

Switching from the fall to the summer proved to be a commercial asset for Hotel Transylvania 3 with pundits predicting a debut of more than $40 million that was on target. Exit polls identified its audience as 52% female with 68% aged 25-years and younger. A breakdown for families was unavailable but likely very, very significant.

The film had opened two weeks ago internationally in Australia and a couple of secondary markets were it grossed about $7 million going into the weekend. This weekend included 44 overseas territories and a studio animated record-setting $46 million. Top new markets included Mexico that grossed $86 million Russia with $5.8 million and Brazil contributing $3.8 million to the pot.

The unstoppable Dwayne Johnson hit a speed bump domestically where low end estimates pegged Skyscraper at $30 million and, based on recent performance, climbed upwards to the 35th million level. It may have simply been a case of over-exposure but more likely the film was hampered by an ad campaign that was high on concept and low on novelty.

The film’s audience was 55% male with 52% aged 25-years and older.

On the international front Skyscraper debuted in 57 territories to a considerably more upbeat $40 million plus. Its top three grossing markets were Korea’s $4.6 million, a $3.8 million start in Mexico and Russia Trumping in with a $2.6 million Finnish.

 

Weekend (estimates) July 13 – 15, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Sony 43.9 (10,290) NEW 4267 45.3
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 29.2 (6,950) -62% 4206 133.2
Skyscraper Uni 25.5 (6,730) NEW 3782 25.5
Incredibles 2 BV 16.2 (4,360) -43% 3705 535.8
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 15.5 (4,190) -46% 3695 363.3
The First Purge Uni 9.1 (3,000) -47% 3038 49.5
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna 4.2 (5,230) 479% 805 5.3
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony 3.8 (1,880) -51% 2006 43.1
Uncle Drew Lionsgate/Elevation 3.2 (1,870) -52% 1702 36.7
Ocean’s 8 WB 2.9 (1,780) -43% 1618 132.2
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 1.9 (2,150) -27% 868 15.8
Tag WB 1.3 (1,310) -58% 982 51.3
Three Identical Strangers Neon 1.2 (7,020) 71% 167 2.5
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street 1.1 (3,700) 185% 311 2.1
Deadpool 2 Fox .78 (1,320) -54% 588 316.2
Avengers: Infinity War BV .59 (1,580) -37% 375 676
Whitney Roadside Attractions .52 (1,280) -59% 408 2.3
Sanju Fox Intl .51 (2,280) -60% 223 7.1
Hereditary A24/Elevation .44 (1,450) -57% 305 43
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV .39 (1,250) -63% 315 211.9
Book Club Par .27 (860) -38% 311 67.8
Eighth Grade A24 .25 (63,300) NEW 4 0.25
RBG Magnolia .23 (1,790) -35% 131 12.8
Superfly Sony .21 (1,170) -67% 178 20.3
La Chute de l’empire American Seville .19 (2,920) 9% 64 1.2
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $162.70
% Change (Last Year) 3%
% Change (Last Week) -12%
Also debuting/expanding
Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan VP Films .16 (4,460) 37 0.16
Soorma Sony .16 (3,220) 50 0.16
Tamil Padam 2 Prime Media .16 (2,470) 64 0.16
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky .12 (1,160) -54% 101 2.2
RX 100 CountrySide .11 (1,210) 89 0.11
Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot Amazon 84,500 (21,120) 4 0.08
Kadaikutty Singham Woodside 78,600 (1080) 73 0.08
American Animals Orchard 77,100 (990) -49% 78 2.7
Boundaries Sony Classics 76,300 (530) -68% 145 0.56
The Catch Was a Spy IFC 57,400 (1,100) -42% 52 0.58
Shock and Awe Vertical 36,200 (570) 64 0.04
Vijetha Telugu 33,900 (500) 68 0.03
Dark Money PBS 7,700 (7,700) 1 0.01
The Devil’s Doorway IFC 5,100 (360) 14 0.01
What Will People Say Kino 3,900 (3,900) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – July 12, 2018
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (9) 2410.4 36.40%
Universal (12) 798.4 12.10%
Warner Bros. (19) 730.5 11.00%
20th Century Fox (10) 698.9 10.60%
Sony (13) 455.7 6.90%
Paramount (7) 344.6 5.20%
Lionsgate (10) 191.6 2.90%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.7 2.10%
STX (6) 138.4 2.10%
Roadside Attractions (6) 100.9 1.50%
Focus (8) 100.5 1.50%
A24 (7) 62.7 0.95%
Entertainment (3) 51.7 0.80%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.55%
Global Road (4) 31.3 0.50%
Other * (222) 323.6 4.90%
6616 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – July 12, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office (millions)
Avenger Infinity War BV 2,040,642,191
Black Panther BV 1,316,165,132
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 1,092,952,066
Incredibles 2 BV 807,107,820
Deadpool 2 Fox 726,649,362
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 619,198,486
Operation Red Sea Bona; Well Go 584,005,699
Ready Player One WB 580,558,108
Detective Chinatown 2 Wanda; WB 542,745,147
Rampage WB 424,654,289
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 383,672,182
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 371,476,815
Monster Hunt 2 Edko; Lionsgate 361,925,606
Peter Rabbit Sony 350,387,332
The Greatest Showman * Fox 345,060,810
A Quiet Place Par 332,091,424
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni; Legendary 290,659,971
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Fox 288,142,892
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
Ocean’s 8 WB 244,183,547
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 219,559,533
Us and Them Huaxia 212,892,900
* does not include 2017 box office

 

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation|16.6|4267|NEW|16.6
Skyscraper|9.2|3782|NEW|9.2
Ant-Man and the Wasp|8.4|4206|-63%|112.3
Incredibles 2|9.5|3705|-53%|524.2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom |9.1|3695|-52%|352.2
The First Purge|3|3038|-50%|43.4
Sorry to Bother You|1.5|805|434%|2.5
Sicario: Day of the Soldado|1|2006|-55%|40.4
Uncle Drew|0.9|1702|-57%|34.4
Ocean’s 8|0.85|1618|-50%|130.2
||||
||||
Also Debuting||||
Eighth Grade|91,900|4||
Tamil Padam 2|53,200|61||
RX 100|49,400|89||
Soorma|46,700|50||
Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan|41,600|35||
Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot|28,100|4||
Kadaikutty Singham|21,600|73||
Vijetha|9,800|68||
Shock and Awe|8,900|64||
Dark Money|2,600|1||
The Devil’s Doorway|2,200|14||
What Will People Say|1,600|1||

Weekend Report

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

What’s Buzzin’

Ant-Man and the Wasp infested the multiplex with an estimated $76.1 million to handily take command of weekend movie-going. The session other wide national opener The First Purge was fourth in the pecking order with $17.1 million.

In limited wide release the tuneful doc Whitney (Houston) arrived with $1.2 million to mild applause. A clutch of new Indian imports all pancaked and special screenings of the anime Fireworks managed to gross an impressive $510,000 with fluctuating playdates from its Wednesday launch.

Exclusive debuts included an impressive solo for another musical great _ Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto _ of $14,300 with Coda. But the big noise was unquestionably for the audacious urban Sorry to Bother You that bowed with $716,000 from 16 locations. It will add about 600 screens next weekend.

Revenues for the session generated around $190 million and climbed 6% from last weekend. It was a 10% decline from 2017 when the premiere of Spider-Man: Homecoming led with $117 million and Despicable Me 3 followed with $33.6 million.

Sweltering heat nationally rather than World Cup eliminations were credited with softer business than anticipated. Another factor was the mid-week July 4th holiday that created unusual travel patterns.

It was clear that the follow up to 2015’s Ant-Man would be more popular than its inspiration partially because of the addition of a distaff superhero. Among the quirkier Marvel defenders with a sardonic streak and a more comic bent the original played more easily to a hipper, older crowd. The sequel strives for a more nuanced balance that incorporates more conventional genre tropes without abandoning the character’s more aberrant behavior.

Pundits predicted a debut in the range of $80 million to $85 million that wilted somewhat in the end. Its domestic audience was 55% male with 58% aged 25-years and older. However, 28% of respondents identified as families.

Ant-Man and the Wasp also launched overseas in 41 territories to an impressive box office estimated at $85 million. Among the top markets were Korea with $21 million, Mexico grossing $6.7 million and Indonesia adding $5.6 million. Upcoming markets include China, Japan, France, Germany and the UK.

The fifth edition of The Purge that began in 2013 was also expected to open slightly stronger than its actual box office. The on-going premise of a corridor where a blind eye is cast on all things illegal has proven to be malleable and inventive and is about to become a limited-run cable series. It had a 54% male audience with 51% of viewers aged 25-years and younger. A percentage for families was unavailable.

The film also opened in 26 foreign climes to an estimated $11 million. Potential World Cup finalists the UK and France had the top respective openings of $2,2 million and $2,1 million.

Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 76.1 (18,090) NEW 4206 76.1
Incredibles 2 BV 28.8 (6,990) -38% 4113 504.1
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 28.6 (6,570) -53% 4349 333.3
The First Purge Uni 17.1 (5,650) NEW 3031 31
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony 7.4 (2,430) -61% 3055 35.4
Uncle Drew Lionsgate 6.6 (2,400) -57% 2742 29.9
Ocean’s 8 WB 5.2 (2,000) -37% 2604 126.7
Tag WB 3.1 (1,430) -48% 2157 48.3
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 2.6 (2,890) 7% 893 12.4
Deadpool 2 Fox 1.7 (1,310) -54% 1267 314.5
Whitney Roadside Attractions 1.2 (2,740) NEW 454 1.2
Sanju Fox Intl 1.2 (3,420) -55% 359 5.9
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 1.0 (1,290) -63% 778 210.9
Hereditary A24/Elevation .10 (1,320) -57% 744 41.8
Avengers: Infinity War BV .88 (1,730) -43% 506 674.8
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna .72 (44,770) NEW 16 0.72
Three Identical Strangers Neon .69 (13,570) 302% 51 1
Superfly Sony .61 (1,140) -56% 535 19.8
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street .42 (11,410) 93% 37 0.8
Book Club Par .41 (1,100) -38% 374 67.2
Rampage WB .34 (2,800) -44% 120 99
RBG Magnolia .31 (2,240) -25% 139 12.2
Adrift STX/VVS .29 (890) -47% 323 30.8
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky .25 (1,630) -35% 154 1.9
Boundaries Sony Classics .23 (1,020) 387% 224 0.36
La Chute de l’empire American Seville .20 (2,700) -45% 73 0.85
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $184.50
% Change (Last Year) -10%
% Change (Last Week) 6%
Also debuting/expanding
American Animals Orchard .15 (1,120) -59% 135 2.5
Fireworks Gkids .14 (310) 471 0.51
The Catch Was a Spy IFC .10 (1,950) -13% 52 0.49
Tej I Love You Magnus 79,700 (950) 84 0.08
First Reformed A24 69,500 (900) -53% 77 3.3
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 60,600 (8,660) 52% 7 1.2
Pantham Supreme 32,200 (370) 87 0.07
Nankana Seven Colors 28,600 (750) 38 0.03
Brother of the Year Media Asia 16,300 (1,250) 13 0.02
Na Band Na Baraati HUM 15,700 (510) 31 0.02
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda MUBI 14,300 (14,300) 1 0.01
Under the Tree Magnolia 12,800 (4,270) 3 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – July 5, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (9) 2300.5 36.10%
Universal (11) 726.6 11.40%
Warner Bros. (19) 716.8 11.20%
20th Century Fox (10) 694.4 10.90%
Sony (12) 439.6 6.90%
Paramount (7) 343.6 5.40%
Lionsgate (10) 181.4 2.80%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.6 2.20%
STX (6) 138.1 2.20%
Roadside Attractions (5) 99.1 1.50%
Focus (8) 96.3 1.50%
A24 (7) 61.1 1.00%
Entertainment (3) 51.7 0.80%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.60%
Global Road (4) 31.2 0.50%
Other * (216) 315.9 5.00%
6373 100%
* none greater than 0.4%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp * BV 33.8 4206 NEW 33.8
Incredibles 2 BV 9.5 4113 -30% 484.9
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 9.1 4349 -48% 313.9
The First Purge Uni 6 3031 NEW 6
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony 2.3 3055 -69 30.3
Uncle Drew Lionsgate 2.2 2742 -64% 25.5
Ocean’s 8 WB 1.6 2604 -32% 123.1
Tag WB 0.95 2157 -46% 46.2
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 0.75 893 16% 10.5
Deadpool 2 Fox 0.5 1267 -49% 313.4

* includes previews

Also Debuting
Whitney Roadside Attractions 0.48 454
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna 0.27 16
Tej I Love You Magnus 47,800 84
Pantham Supreme 9,700 87
Nankana Seven Colors 8,300 38
Brother of the Year Media Asia 5,750 13
Na Band Na Baraati HUM 5,200 26
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda MUBI 4,800 1
Fireworks Gkids 3,700 12
Under the Tree Magnolia 3,650 3

The Weekend Report

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Hubble, Bubble, Dribble, Trouble

Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom led the Canada Day frame with an estimated $59.9 million. The session featured two new national releases on the pre-Indie Day altar. Sicario: Day of the Soldado slotted third with $18.5 million with the basketball comedy Uncle Drew right behind at $15.3 million.

In the niches the Hindi Sanju was off to a potent start of $2.5 million. Based on the life of the sometimes notorious life of Bollywood acting heavy Sanjay Dutt the film also broke box office records on home turf with a $15 million opening weekend. In Quebec La Chute de l’Empire American marked the conclusion of Denys Arcand’s trilogy with a solid $382,000 gross at 70 venues.

Exclusive newcomers included excellent starts for the intense father-daughter saga Leave No Trace of $209,000 from nine screens. Also the doc Three Identical Strangers bowed to an upbeat $161,000 at five locales.

Revenues for the frame generated roughly $175 million and slid back 38% from last weekend. It was a slight 2% rise from 2017 when debuts of Despicable Me 3 and Baby Driver led with respective starts of $72.4 million and $20.6 million.

Tracking suggested it would be a tight race between the Sicario sequel and the buffoonish Uncle Drew with the latter film given a slight edge. However, the dark drama of DEA agents on the Southern border launched a full court press leading up to its Friday launch that turned the tables. Some pundits had it opening as high as $20 million. Its opening audience was 59% male with 70% age 25-years and older.

Sicario 2 opened day-and-date in 42 international markets to an estimated $6.2 million. Top territories included Korea with $1.2 million and Australia and the UK each contributing close to $1 million.

Though it was certainly evincing a Rockeyesque streak _ albeit with more intentional laughs _ Uncle Drew appeared to be on its way to a $17 million or $18 million opening. Critics found it laughable but that didn’t matter to its core audience. It’s audience, apart from a more significant African American component, was not dissimilar to Sicario with 56% male viewers that were 58% aged 25-years and older.

Domestic box office passed the $6 billion benchmark on Wednesday and is currently pacing about 3.5% ahead of 2017.

 

Weekend (estimates) June 29 – July 1, 2018)
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 59.9 (13,350) -60% 4485 264.7
Incredibles 2 BV 44.9 (10,190) -44% 4410 439.1
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony 18.5 (6,070) NEW 3055 18.5
Uncle Drew Lionsgate 15.3 (5,590) NEW 2742 15.3
Ocean’s 8 WB 8.0 (2,340) -31% 3426 114.7
Tag WB 5.6 (1,770) -32% 3176 40.9
Deadpool 2 Fox 3.4 (1,640) -35% 2094 310.2
Sanju Fox Intl 2.5 (7,110) NEW 356 2.5
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 2.4 (1,430) -47% 1654 207.4
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 2.3 (3,470) 25% 654 7.5
Hereditary A24/Elevation 2.2 (1,520) -40% 1424 39.3
Avengers: Infinity War BV 1.4 (1,590) -45% 890 672.5
Superfly Sony 1.4 (1,190) -60% 1157 18.4
Book Club Par .62 (1,220) -35% 505 65.1
Rampage WB .58 (2,900) -37% 201 98.4
Adrift STX/VVS .50 (990) -36% 508 30.1
La Chute de l’empire American Seville .38 (5,460) NEW 70 0.38
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky .37 (2,170) 28% 170 1.3
RBG Magnolia .36 (2,170) -15% 167 11.5
American Animals Orchard .35 (1,200) -35% 293 2.1
Gotti Vertical .29 (870) -64% 331 3.9
Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi Weekend .28 (1,980) NEW 143 0.39
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street .21 (23,270) NEW 9 0.21
Overboard Lionsgate .19 (900) -65% 193 50.2
Breaking In Uni .19 (1,360) -49% 138 46.1
A Quiet Place Par .18 (870) 12% 211 187.2
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $169.50
% Change (Last Year) 2%
% Change (Last Week) -38%
Also debuting/expanding
Three Identical Strangers Neon .16 (32,260) 5 0.16
First Reformed A24 .15 (1,290) -31% 118 3.1
The Catch Was a Spy IFC .11 (2,180) -3% 51 0.29
Animal World Media Asia 56,500 (1,710) 33 0.06
The Seagull Sony Classics 50,400 (780) -47% 65 1.2
Boundaries Sony Classics 48,200 (2,840) 63% 17 0.09
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 31,400 (5,230) -52% 6 1.1
The Cakemaker Strand 29,200 (7,300) 4 0.03
The Leakers Media Asia 14,700 (1,130) 13 0.01
Ideal Home Brainstorm 11,900 (740) 16 0.01
Love, Cecil Zeitgeist 8,700 (8,700) 1 0.01
Woman Walks Ahead A24 5,800 (5,800) 10 0.01
Custody Kino 4,900 (4,900) 1 0.01
Dark River FilmRise 4,900 (2,450) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 28, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 2199.9 36.40%
Warner Bros. (19) 690.7 11.40%
20th Century Fox (9) 683.6 11.30%
Universal (10) 612.3 10.10%
Sony (12) 411.3 6.80%
Paramount (7) 341.9 5.70%
Lionsgate (10) 159.4 2.60%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.6 2.30%
STX (6) 137.2 2.30%
Roadside Attractions (5) 99.1 1.60%
Focus (8) 91.4 1.50%
A24 (7) 55.3 0.90%
Entertainment (3) 51.7 0.85%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.60%
Global Road (4) 31.1 0.50%
Other * (204) 308.9 5.15%
6050.5 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Limited Releases (January 2 – June 28, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Padmaavat Viva 12,159,664
RBG Magnolia 11,134,362
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation 8,652,496
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 5,197,082
Bharat Ane Nenu Great India 3,662,967
Gotti Vertical 3,648,287
Rangasthalam Creative 3,632,267
2018 Oscar Nominated Shorts Magnolia 3,508,777
Disobedience Bleecker Street 3,435,918
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics/eOne 3,220,083
Raazi Zee Studios 3,013,293
First Reformed A24 2,973,161
Veere di Wedding Zee Studios 2,883,298
La Boda de Valentina Lionsgate 2,816,208
Race 3 Yash Raj 2,731,251
Mahanati Nirvana 2,710,081
Agnyaathavaasi – Prince in Exile Blue Sky 2,586,699
You Were Never Really Here Amazon/Elevation 2,527,300
Pandas Imax/WB 2,500,824
Mary and the Witch’s Flower Gkids 2,418,404
* does not include 2017 box office

 

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom |17.4|4485|-60%|222
Incredibles 2|13.5|4410|-44%|408
Sicario: Day of the Soldado|7.4|3055|NEW|7.4
Uncle Drew|6.1|2742|NEW|6.1
Ocean’s 8|2.4|3426|-31%|109
Tag|1.7|3176|-30%|36.9
Deadpool 2|0.95|2094|-35%|308
Sanju|0.75|356||0.75
Solo: A Star Wars Story|0.7|1654|-46%|206
Hereditary|0.65|1424|-42%|37.8
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Also Debuting||||
La Chute de l’empire American |0.1|70||
Ee Nagaraniki Emaindhi|90,900|143||
Leave No Trace|62,200|9||
Three Identical Strangers|50,900|5||
Animal World|20,900|33||
The Cakemaker|7,900|4||
The Leakers|4,500|13||
Ideal Home|3,750|14||
Love, Cecil|3,000|1||
Custody|1,750|1||
Woman Walks Ahead|1,700|10||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

The domestic debut of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom debuted at the top of the charts with an estimated $149.8 million. It was the only new national release because the industry is well aware that you don’t mess with dinos whether they happen to be called Rex or Raptor. It ranks as its studio’s second biggest bow ever behind, unsurprisingly, Jurassic World.

Overall new openings: light. Indian imports include the Tamil Tik Tik Tik with $51,400 at 33 venues and the Punjabi Asees grossing $36,300 from 15 locations. Modest results were also reflected in the bows of the Filipino My 2 Mommies with a $60,800 tally and Korea’s The Accidental Detective 2 with a $44,900 box office. The doc The Catcher Was a Spy opened to $118,000 from 49 short stops.

Session revenues topped $280 million and had a slight 4% increase from last weekend. However it was a significant 101% improvement from 2017 when the launch of Transformers: The Last Knight led with $44.7 million and Wonder Woman napped second spot ith $24.9 million.

Anticipation was flush for the Jurassic World sequel especially in light of an international release that had rung up $455 million in the two weeks leading up to its domestic premiere. Reviews tended to be lukewarm with critics take the line that it wasn’t quite up to the standards of the prior World or its Park antecedents. Nonetheless pundits projected an opening bounty in the range of $130 million to $140 million.

The domestic audience was identified as 54% male with 56% aged 25-years and younger. It played well across all quadrants but surprised in respect to having a younger audience than has become the norm for this and other comparable franchise behemoths.

Internationally it took the hat trick on top of the charts with a $100 million plus session that included potent new openings in Mexico of $12.3 million. Also strong among preems were Brazil with a $9.2 million box office and Australia grossing $8 million.

A step behind overseas was Incredibles 2 that debuted in China to $21 million and added $57 million to its international.

 

Weekend (estimates) June 22 – 24, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 149.8 (33,480) NEW 4475 149.8
Incredibles 2 BV 81.1 (18,390) -56% 4410 350.5
Ocean’s 8 WB 11.7 (3,110) -38% 3656 100.4
Tag WB 8.2 (2,420) -45% 3382 30.4
Deadpool 2 Fox 5.2 (2,150) -40% 2430 304.1
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 4.2 (1,790) -58% 2338 202.3
Hereditary A24/Elevation 3.6 (1,810) -47% 2002 34.8
Superfly Sony 3.3 (1,500) -52% 2220 15.2
Avengers: Infinity War BV 2.5 (1,730) -54% 1456 669.5
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 1.9 (5,344) 85% 348 4.1
Rampage WB .95 (3,260) 254% 291 97.5
Book Club Par .93 (1,380) -49% 672 64.7
Gotti Vertical .81 (1,730) -53% 466 3.2
Adrift STX/VVS .78 (900) -64% 871 29.1
Overboard Lionsgate .57 (1,750) 31% 325 49.4
American Animals Orchard .56 (1,700) 168% 331 1.4
RBG Magnolia .42 (,310) -16% 181 10.9
Breaking In Uni .35 (1,570) -19% 223 45.8
Race 3 Yash Raj .35 (1,460) -79% 241 2.6
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky .32 (3,090) 30% 104 0.8
First Reformed A24 .22 (1,460) -36% 151 2.8
A Quiet Place Par .17 (800) -5% 215 186.9
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $276.10
% Change (Last Year) 101%
% Change (Last Week) 4%
Also debuting/expanding
The Catch Was a Spy IFC .12 (2,410) 49 0.12
The Seagull Sony Classics 95,600 (660) -30% 145 1.1
Upgrade Focus 92,700 (920) -82% 101 11.5
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 69,200 (13,840) -18% 5 1
My 2 Mommies ABS 60,800 (3,040) 20 0.06
Tik Tik Tik Magnus 51,400 (1,560) 33 0.05
The Accidental Detective 2: In Action CJ 44,900 (4,490) 10 0.04
The Rider Sony Classics 40,500 (750) -44% 54 2.2
Asees White Hill 36,300 (2,420) 15 0.04
Boundaries Sony Classics 29,100 (5,820) 5 0.03
Lobster Cop China Lion 25,300 (2,110) 12 0.03
The King Oscilloscope 20,800 (10,400) 2 0.02
Damsel Magnolia 20,200 (6,730) 3 0.02
Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town Shout! Factory 10,500 (660) 16 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 21, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 2061.1 36.40%
20th Century Fox (9) 675.5 12.00%
Warner Bros. (19) 657.8 11.60%
Universal (10) 421.9 7.50%
Sony (11) 404.3 7.10%
Paramount (7) 339.8 6.00%
Lionsgate (9) 157.1 2.80%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.4 2.50%
STX (6) 135.9 2.40%
Roadside Attractions (5) 99.1 1.70%
Focus (8) 88.3 1.60%
A24 (7) 51.7 0.90%
Entertainment (3) 51.6 0.90%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.65%
Global Road (4) 30.8 0.55%
Other * (200) 302.9 5.40%
5654.3 100%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 2 – June 21,2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Black Panther BV 699,671,468
Avenger Infinity War BV 666,984,449
Deadpool 2 Fox 298,900,321
Incredibles 2 BV 266,446,690
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 219,290,534
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 198,131,870
A Quiet Place Par 186,692,505
Ready Player One WB 136,733,072
The Greatest Showman * Fox 119,673,619
Peter Rabbit Sony 115,254,425
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 100,407,760
A Wrinkle in Time BV 100,299,926
Rampage WB 96,589,180
Ocean’s 8 WB 88,735,760
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 88,669,553
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Search Engine 83,377,013
The Post * Fox 79,956,229
Game Night WB 69,001,013
Insidious: The Last Key Uni/Sony 67,583,071
Book Club Par 63,739,212
* does not include 2017 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom *|58.6|4475|NEW|58.6
Incredibles 2|24.4|4410|-54%|293.9
Ocean’s 8|3.4|3656|-42%|92.1
Tag|2.4|3382|-56%|24.6
Deadpool 2|1.5|2420|-37%|300.4
Solo: A Star Wars Story|1.2|2338|-52%|199.3
Hereditary|1.1|2002|-51%|32.3
Superfly|0.95|2220|-49%|12.9
Avengers: Infinity War|0.7|1456|-52%|667.7
Won’t You Be My Neighbo?|0.55|348|73%|2.8
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* includes previews||||
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Also Debuting||||
The Catch Was a Spy|25,900|48||
My 2 Mommies|18,300|20||
Tik Tik Tik|15,200|33||
Lobster Cop|12,600|12||
The Accidental Detective 2: In Action|11,100|10||
Asees|10,100|15||
The King|8,500|2||
Boundaries|7,800|5||
Damsel|6,100|3||
Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town|4,300|16||