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The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 29th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

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

* includes previews

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

A Quiet Place|18.9|3508|NEW|18.9
Blockers|7.8|3379|NEW|7.8
Ready Player One|6.8|4234|-55%|78.6
Acrimony|2.5|2006|-66%|25.7
Black Panther|2.3|2747|-43%|659.2
I Can Only Imagine|2.1|2894|-42%|62.8
Chappaquiddick|1.9|1560|NEW|1.9
Isle of Dogs|1.4|554|49%|8.9
Sherlock Gnomes|1.4|2733|-54%|29.7
The Miracle Season|1.4|1707|NEW|1.4
||||
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Also Debuting||||
La Bolduc|0.12|75||
Hector el Father: Conoceras la Verdad|0.1|14||
Chal Mohan Ranga|84,200|134||
Subedar Joginder Singh|60,900|71||
You Were Never Really Here|57,400|3||
Blackmail|50,500|54||
Trek: The Movie|41,400|26||
Never Not Love You|34,400|46||
Pandas|29,700|22||
Lean on Pete|18,100|4||
Spinning Man|4,600|26||
Lowlife|3,600|6||
Seven Years of Night|3,500|4||
The Endless|2,700|1||
Sweet Country|2,400|2||
Where is Kyra?|1,900|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Ready Player One led the Easter parade with an estimated $53.6 million. There was good news for the session’s other national opener, Tyler Perry’s Tyler Perry-free revenge thriller Acrimony, which bowed at $17.1 million. The third new release God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness failed to inspire with a $2.6 million start for a waning franchise.

New titles in international day-and-dates included a potent start for Telugu Rangasthalam at $1.8 million and a solid beginning of $592,000 for Hindi Baaghi 2. In Hawaii, locally-made Kuleana grossed $32,300 from eight venues. Exclusive freshmen failed to provide thunderbolts, although L.A. neo-noir Gemini had an encouraging $36,400 box office at four dives.

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s best-selling virtual reality-set novel, recalls Raiders of the Lost Ark with younger protagonists. Still industry tracking reflected some reticence with predictions of a $35-$40 million opening for its four-day. It also opened in 62 alternate realities to an estimated $128 million led by an estimated $61.7 million gross in China. Other top markets included South Korea with $8.1 million, the UK grossing $7.3 million and Russia providing a $6.1 million box office. As with last weekend’s performance of Pacific Rim UprisingReady reflected a tidal shift between domestic and international returns.

Revenues for the holiday period approached $140 million and inched 6% ahead of last weekend’s performance. It was conversely a 19% decline from 2017 when the debut of Boss Baby led with a $50.2 million tally and newcomer Ghost in the Shell ranked third with $18.7 million.

The Tyler Perry machine was underestimated, with the opening potency of Acrimony with top-end predictions of $15 million. Perry has never made more than the most minuscule expansion into a wider, mainstream audience. Acrimony proved an effective counterprogrammer with a crowd was 74% female and 85% 25 and older. African Americans accounted for 60% of viewers, significantly lower than the majority of his output.

While the media has been shining the light on faith-based movies the only recent release that managed to cross over to a wider audience is I Can Only Imagine. Ironically the 2014 God’s Not Dead also fit into that category but its subsequent follow ups — including A Light in Darkness — along with the recent Samson and Paul, Apostle of Christ have played to the faithful.

Weekend (estimates) March 30 – April 1, 2018)
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Ready Player One WB 53.6 NEW 4234 53.6
Acrimony Lionsgate 17.1 (8,500) NEW 2006 17.1
Black Panther BV 11.2 (3,740) -35% 2988 651
I Can Only Imagine Roadside 10.6 (4,000) -22% 2648 55.4
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni 9.2 (2,480) -67% 3708 45.7
Sherlock Gnomes Par 7.0 (1,920) -34% 3662 22.8
Love, Simon Fox 4.8 (2,380) -26% 2024 32.2
Tomb Raider WB 4.7 (1,700) -53% 2788 50.5
A Wrinkle in Time BV 4.7 (1,970) -43% 2367 83.2
Paul, Apostle of Christ Sony 3.5 (2,360) -32% 1473 11.5
Isle of Dogs Searchlight 2.8 (17,210) 76% 165 5.9
God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness Pure Flix 2.6 (1,520) NEW 1693 2.6
Game Night WB 2.4 (1,820) -41% 1335 65
Peter Rabbit Sony 2.0 (1,180) -23% 1667 111
Midnight Sun Global Road/eOne 1.9 (870) -54% 2128 7.7
Rangasthalam Creative 1.8 (9,570) NEW 189 2.5
Unsane Bleecker/Fox 1.4 (740) -62% 1929 6.8
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation 1.4 (2,890) 40% 487 3.9
The Greatest Showman Fox .68 (890) -2% 764 172
Red Sparrow Fox .66 (1,300) -70% 508 45.6
Jumanji: Welcome Sony .64 (820) -24% 783 403
The Strangers: Prey at Night Aviron/Elevation .62 (1.160) -70% 537 23.5
Baaghi 2 Fox Intl .59 (4,810) NEW 123 0.59
Annihilation Par .32 (1,330) -64% 243 32.1
Death Wish MGM/eOne .29 (710) -77% 407 33.4
Sajjan Singh Rangroot Grand Showbiz .27 (6.060) -26% 45 0.87
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $133.60
% Change (Last Year) -19%
% Change (Last Week) 6%
Also debuting/expanding
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics .23 (1,500) -20% 155 1.1
Best F[r]iends Fathom .14 (360) 394 0.14
My Perfect You ABS .10 (3,050) -55% 32 0.46
Finding Your Feet Roadside Attractions 60,200 (4,300) 14 0.06
Flower Orchard 46,600 (460) -61% 102 0.28
Foxtrot Sony Classics 44,700 (1,280) -36% 35 0.34
A Fantastic Woman Sony Classics 41,500 (630) -57% 66 1.8
Gemini Neon 36,400 (9,100) 4 0.04
Kuleana Hawaii Cinema 32,300 (4,040) 8 0.03
Final Portrait Sony Classics 31,300 (3,480) 23% 9 0.7
The China Hustle Magnolia 23,900 (1,190) 20 0.02
La Villa MK2 14,400 (2,880) 5 0.01
Jealous Axia 13,800 (3,450) 4 0.01
Outside In Orchard 11,400 (1,420) 8 0.01
Love After Love IFC 11,100 (11,100) 2 0.01
The Great Silence Film Movement 7,300 (7,300) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – March 25, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (5) 834.4 31.50%
Sony (9) 367.3 13.90%
20th Century Fox (7) 350.3 13.20%
Warner Bros. (12) 233.6 8.80%
Universal (6) 228.9 8.70%
Fox Searchlight (3) 77.8 2.90%
STX (4) 66.8 2.50%
Focus (4) 62.8 2.40%
Lionsgate (6) 55.4 2.10%
Roadside Attractions (3) 53.1 2.00%
Paramount (4) 49.9 1.90%
MGM (2) 35.9 1.40%
Entertainment (2) 34.4 1.30%
Neon (1) 25.2 1.00%
CBS (1) 23.3 0.90%
A24 (3) 18.9 0.70%
Other * (103) 125.7 4.80%
2643.7 100%
* none greater than 0.6%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – March 29, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office
Black Panther BV 631,357,854
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 600,697,784
Operation Red Sea Bona; Well Go 569,205,268
Detective Chinatown 2 Wanda; WB 539,670,319
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 368,169,303
Monster Hunt 2 Edko; Lionsgate 361,925,606
The Greatest Showman * Fox 318,857,530
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Fox 285,038,278
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 278,137,902
Ex- File 3 * Huayi; China Lions 261,718,877
Coco * BV 238,284,821
Tomb Raider WB 209,931,859
Peter Rabbit Sony 190,756,344
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni; Legendary 188,293,845
The Shape of Water * Fox 170,381,821
Insidious: The Last Key Uni; Sony 166,481,840
The Post * Fox; Participant 164,866,371
Ferdinand * Fox 164,468,013
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox 129,745,127
The Monkey King 3 Filmko; Well Go 125,504,947
Red Sparrow Fox 121,384,013
Darkest Hour * UPI; Focus 121,058,156
Forever Young United 119,028,200
The Commuter Studio Canal; Lionsgate 106,464,270
* does not include 2017 box office

Friday Box-Office Estimates

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Ready Player One | 15.2 |4234 |NEW| 27.2
Acrimony | 7.3 |2006| NEW |7.3
Black Panther | 4.1| 2988| -8% |643.5
I Can Only Imagine | 3.6 |2648 |-4% |48.5
Pacific Rim Uprising | 3.3| 3708 |-56%| 39.8
Sherlock Gnomes | 3 |3662 |7% |18.8
Love, Simon |1.9 |2024 |-19% |29.2
A Wrinkle in Time | 1.9| 2367 |-13%| 80.4
Tomb Raider | 1.7 |2788 |-40% |47.5
Paul, Apostle of Christ | 1.2| 1473|-26%| 9.2
God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness | 1.1| 1693| NEW| 1.1

Also Debuting
Rangasthalam | 0.63 |189
Baaghi 2 | 0.21| 123
Best F[r]iends | 0.14 |394
Finding Your Feet | 18,100 |14
Gemini | 13,500 |4
Kuleana Hawaii | 10,500 |7
The China Hustle | 8,900 |20
La Villa | 6,000| 5
Love After Love | 5,100 |2
Jealous | 4,600 |4
Outside In | 4,500| 8
The Great Silence | 2,300| 1

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

The debut of Pacific Rim Uprising led weekend viewing with an estimated $28 million. The session was rife with new releases but short on commercial dynamism. Animated Sherlock Gnomes charted fourth with $10.6 million while faith-targeted Paul, the Apostle failed to catch the I Can Only Imagine wave with a $5 million launch. At the back of the pack were YA romance Midnight Sun, which grossed $4.1 million and the low-budget thriller Unsane with $3.7 million.

Exclusive premieres were dominated by the stop-motion Isle of Dogs, which grossed $1.6 million from 27 locations. A swath of new Indian titles saw Hindi Hichki and Punjabi Sajjan Singh Rangroot with respective openings of $321,000 and $332,000, Also good was Filipino romcom My Perfect You, with $189,000 from 48 venues.

Revenues for the frame nudged past $130 million and slipped back 2% from last weekend. Once again it was a steeper 35% decline from 2017 when the second weekend of Beauty and the Beast led with $90.4 million and the opening of Power Rangers followed with $40.3 million.

Pacific Rim opened in 2013 (directed by Guillermo del Toro) and squeezed past $100 million domestically but trebled that figure overseas. Industry tracking had the follow-up opening on the high end at $25 million and, again, it’s shaping up to be propelled by international. Pacific Rim Uprising opened day-and-date in 61 international markets to an estimated $122 million with China dominant with $65 million. Other leading territories included South Korea with $6.9 million, Russia $6.8 million and Mexico bowing with $4.9 million. Studio exit polling identified the North American audience as 62% male with 53% of viewers 25 and older.

Sherlock Gnomes got into the domestic marketplace ahead of Gnome Alone and while expectations were modest it failed to reach predictions of $14-$16 million. Adding to the disappointment was the lack of a significant family animated competitor. The film had debuted in a handful of foreign markets a week earlier (notably Russia) to an OK $2.1 million. The current weekend saw the addition of 14 overseas territories and a carbon copy $2.1 million result.

Paul, Apostle of Christ continued the waning popularity of religious-themed pictures aimed at heartland audiences (I Can Only Imagine being the exception). Its audience skewed 54% female with plus 25-year-olds accounting for 77% of the flock.

Based on a 2006 Japanese film, Midnight Sun marked the first release of Global Road, which acquired Open Road (and foreign sales agent IM Global) in 2017. Although it was tracking to do no more than $6 million it reached its target audience with polling reflecting ticket buyers as 80% female with 66% 25 and younger.

Weekend (estimates) March 23 – 25, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni 28,0 (7,540) NEW 3708 28
Black Panther BV 16.9 (5,010) -37% 3370 631.1
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Lionsgate 13.9 (6,180) -19% 2253 38.4
Sherlock Gnomes Par 10.6 (2,900) NEW 3662 10.6
Tomb Raider WB 10.3 (2,660) -57% 3854 41.6
A Wrinkle in Time BV 8.1 (2,360) -50% 3423 73.9
Love, Simon Fox 7.6 (3,140) -35% 2434 23.5
Paul, Apostle of Christ Sony 5.0 (3,410) NEW 1473 5
Game Night WB 4.2 (2,230) -26% 1866 60.8
Midnight Sun Global Road/eOne 4.1 (1,900) NEW 2173 4.1
Unsane Bleecker/Fox 3.7 (1,850) NEW 2023 3.7
Peter Rabbit Sony 2.5 (1,200) -52% 2071 106.8
Red Sparrow Fox 2,3 (1,520) -50% 1482 44.1
The Strangers: Prey at Night Aviron/Elevation 2.1 (1,390) -56% 1480 22.2
Isle of Dogs Fox Searchlight 1.6 (57,890) NEW 27 1.6
Death Wish MGM/eOne 1.2 (940) -64% 1304 32.6
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation 1.1 (7,730) 103% 141 2.1
Annihilation Par .88 (1,850) -49% 478 31.4
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony .82 (800) -49% 1022 401.6
The Greatest Showman Fox .66 (1,380) -42% 478 170.9
7 Days in Entebbe Focus .64 (760) -60% 836 2.9
Sajjan Singh Rangroot Grand Showbiz .33 (6,750) NEW 49 0.33
Hichki Yash Raj .32 (4,400) NEW 73 0.32
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics .31 (2,620) 116% 117 0.71
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight .25 (1,070) -68% 236 63.3
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $126.10
% Change (Last Year) -35%
% Change (Last Week) -2%
Also debuting/expanding
My Perfect You ABS .19 (3,940) 48 0.19
Flower Orchard .13 (2,250) 162% 57 0.19
Needhi Naadhi Oke Katha Wall Poster .12 (1,530) 76 0.15
A Fantastic Woman Sony Classics .10 (810) -50% 121 1.7
Rajaratham Jolly Hits 90,800 (780) 116 0.11
Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbayi Kalyan Ram 90,200 (900) 99 0.15
Foxtrot Sony Classics 72,700 (2,800) 46% 26 0.27
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics 65,300 (1,070) -46% 61 17.9
Getting Grace Hannover House 39,100 (710) 56 0.04
Le Brio A-Z Films 38,000 (4,220) 9 0.04
Final Portrait Sony Classics 26,400 (8,800) 3 0.03
The Last Suit Outsider 25,300 (4,210) 6 0.03
Madame Blue Fox/PNW 23,700 (1,320) 18 0.02
Be With You Dreamwest 22,500 (11,250) 2 0.02
Ismael’s Ghost Magnolia 17,400 (8,700) 2 0.02
Bag of Marbles Gaumont 14,100 (3,520) 4 0.01
Back to Burgundy Music Box 11,600 (2,900) 4 0.01
I Kill Giants RLJ Entertainment 7,500 (620) 12 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – March 22, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (5) 808.9 32.20%
Sony (8) 358.8 14.30%
20th Century Fox (7) 339.6 13.50%
Warner Bros. (12) 219.1 8.70%
Universal (6) 202.9 8.10%
Fox Searchlight (2) 75.8 3.00%
STX (4) 66.7 2.60%
Focus (4) 61.9 2.50%
Lionsgate (6) 55.3 2.20%
Roadside Attractions (3) 39.7 1.60%
Paramount (3) 38.4 1.50%
MGM (2) 34.8 1.40%
Entertainment (2) 34.3 1.40%
Neon (1) 25.1 1.00%
CBS (1) 23.2 0.90%
A24 (3) 18.9 0.70%
Other * (92) 111.6 4.40%
2515 100%
* none greater than 0.5%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Pacific Rim Uprising|10.3|3708|NEW|10.3
Black Panther|4.5|3370|-40%|618.7
I Can Only Imagine|3.8|2253|-39%|28.3
Sherlock Gnomes|2.8|3662|NEW|2.8
Tomb Raider|2.8|3854|-69%|34.1
Love, Simon|2.3|2434|-49%|18.2
A Wrinkle in Time|2.2|3423|-53%|68
Paul, Apostle of Christ|1.6|1473|NEW|1.6
Midnight Sun|1.5|2173|NEW|1.5
Unsane|1.3|2023|NEW|1.3
||||
Also Debuting||||
Isle of Dogs|0.55|27||
Hichki|91,700|73||
Sajjan Singh Rangroot|84,200|49||
My Perfect You|53,800|48||
Needhi Naadhi Oke Katha|34,500|76||
Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbayi|33,600|99||
Rajaratham|26,600|116||
Getting Grace|12,300|55||
Le Brio|9,900|9||
Madame|7,900|18||
Final Portrait|7,600|3||
The Last Suit|6,500|5||
Ismael’s Ghost|5,200|2||
Be With You|5,100|2||
Bag of Marbles|3,700|4||
I Kill Giants|3,100|11||
Back to Burgundy|3,000|4||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

It was close as the debut of Tomb Raider bowed with an estimated $23.5 million. Black Panther led the frame with $26.8 million. Two additional films had national openings including the musically inspirational I Can Only Imagine that opened with an unexpectedly strong $17 million and the gay teen comedy Love, Simon with $11.5 million.

In limited wide release the opening of 7 Days in Entebbe disappointed with $1.6 million. New releases from India included a good $422,000 start for the Hindi Raid and a soft bow of $183,000 for Telugu Kirrak Party. Among exclusive launches the best of the bunch were two dysfunctional family sagas, Flower , which grossed $56,200 from three screens and Keep the Change with $12,200 from a single engagement.

Revenues generated about $133 million and slipped back a modest 4% from the prior weekend. There was a 50% slump from 2017 when the launch of Beauty and the Beast grossed $174.7 million and Kong: Skull Island took second spot with $27.8 million.

The revival of the “Lara Croftvideogame comes 15 years since Angelina Jolie limbed the role in two films. Anticipation for the rebooted Tomb Raider remained modest with high end expectations of roughly $25 million. Studio exit polling identified her crowd as 56% female with 68% aged 25 and older.

Tomb Raider bowed internationally in nine Asian markets last weekend and grossed an impressive $14 million. It added 56 territories and grossed an estimated $84 million including a $41 million opening in China. Other top debuts included $4.4 million in Russia, the UK grossing $4.2 million and France with $3.2 million.

The weekend surprise was I Can Only Imagine, inspired by the contemporary Christian rock song and its band MercyMe. Tracking had it line with recent faith-targeted movies in the range of $6 million to $8 million. Its audience skewed 67% female with 80% of viewers aged 35 and older.

Teen gay coming-of-age story Love, Simon was predicted to open in the $10 million to $12 million range. Its audience was largely female at 58% but younger with 59% of its crowd aged 35-years and younger.

Weekend (estimates) March 16 – 18, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Black Panther BV 26.8 (6,990) -34% 3834 605.2
Tomb Raider WB 23.5 (6,090) NEW 3854 23.5
I Can Only Imagine Roadside/Lionsgate 17.0 (10,450) NEW 1629 17
A Wrinkle in Time BV 16.7 (4,190) -50% 3980 61.2
Love, Simon Fox 11.5 (4,780) NEW 2402 11.5
Game Night WB 5.6 (2,080) -29% 2686 54.2
Peter Rabbit Sony 5.2 (1,920) -23% 2725 102.5
The Strangers: Prey at Night Aviron/Elevation 4.7 (1,920) -55% 2464 18.5
Red Sparrow Fox 4.4 (1,710) -48% 2583 39.5
Death Wish MGM/eOne 3.4 (1,260) -49% 2676 30
Annihilation Par 1.7 (1,550) -49% 1087 29.6
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 1.6 (1,050) -40% 1556 400.2
7 Days in Entebbe Focus 1.6 (1,930) NEW 838 1.6
The Greatest Showman Fox 1.2 (1,600) -38% 737 169.8
The Hurricane Heist Entertainment/D Films 1.0 (440) -67% 2283 5.3
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight .78 (1,030) -67% 758 62.7
Gringo STX/VVS .63 (270) -77% 2314 4.5
Fifty Shades Freed Uni .61 (700) -55% 873 99.6
The Death of Stalin IFC/Elevation .58 (17,120) 215% 34 0.85
Thoroughbreds Focus .47 (830) -62% 564 2.3
Raid Eros .42 (5,410) NEW 78 0.42
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight .26 (910) -63% 282 53.9
Coco BV .19 (1.090) -25% 177 209.2
A Fantastic Woman Sony Classics .19 (1,020) 68% 190 1.5
Kirrak Party Trendy .18 (1,370) NEW 134 0.3
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $128.50
% Change (Last Year) -50%
% Change (Last Week) -4%
Also debuting/expanding
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics .14 (2,920) 25% 49 0.32
I, Tonya Neon .13 (830) -50% 160 29.8
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .12 (1,030) -59% 118 17.7
Phantom Thread Focus 94,300 (1,030) -60% 92 20.9
Operation Red Sea Well Go 78,400 (2,800) -52% 28 1.4
The Party Roadside Attractions 71,700 (900) -29% 80 0.61
Flower Orchard 56,200 (18,730) 3 0.06
Foxtrot Sony Classics 51,500 (4,290) 88% 12 0.17
Loveless Sony Classics 45,300 (1,050) -16% 43 0.37
Demon House Entertainment 26,800 (2,440) 11 0.03
Journey’s End Good Deed 12,500 (6,250) 2 0.01
Keep the Change Kino 12,200 (12,200) 1 0.01
Ramen Heads FilmBuff 6,800 (3,200) 2 0.01
Gone Are the Days Lionsgate 5,600 (2,800) 2 0.01
Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day Janus 4,200 (4,200) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – March 13, 2918)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (5) 751.1 32.20%
Sony (8) 349.5 15.00%
20th Century Fox (7) 315.6 13.50%
Universal (5) 199.6 8.60%
Warner Bros. (12) 181.4 7.80%
Fox Searchlight (2) 74.3 3.20%
STX (4) 65.6 2.80%
Focus (3) 58.5 2.50%
Lionsgate (6) 55.1 2.30%
Paramount (3) 35.8 1.50%
Entertainment (1) 32.8 1.40%
MGM (2) 30.3 1.30%
Neon (1) 24.9 1.10%
CBS (1) 23.2 1.00%
A24 (3) 18.8 0.80%
Roadside Attractions (3) 16.9 0.70%
Other * (85) 100 4.30%
2333.4 100%
* none greater than 0.5%
Domestic Box Office Leaders (January 2 – March 15, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office (millions)
Black Panther BV 578,376,528
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 213,398,652
The Greatest Showman * Fox 114,147,085
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 99,016,300
Peter Rabbit Sony 97,240,268
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 88,104,788
The Post * Fox 79,346,670
Insidious: The Last Key Uni/Sony 67,514,963
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Fox 57,535,995
Game Night WB 48,604,184
12 Strong WB 45,330,975
The Shape of Water * Fox Searchlight 45,025,177
Den of Thieves STX/VVS 44,900,095
A Wrinkle in Time BV 44,494,654
Paddington 2 * WB 40,442,052
Pitch Perfect 3 * Uni 36,794,756
Coco * BV 36,613,920
Darkest Hour * Focus 36,548,393
The Commuter Lionsgate/VVS 36,343,858
The 15:17 to Paris WB 35,882,890
* does not include 2017 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Tomb Raider|9|3854|NEW|9
Black Panther|7.4|3834|-26%|585.7
I Can Only Imagine|6.2|1629|NEW|6.2
A Wrinkle in Time|4.6|3980|-50%|49.1
Love, Simon|4.6|2402|NEW|4.6
Game Night|1.7|2686|-22%|50.3
The Strangers: Prey at Night|1.5|2464|-62%|15.3
Peter Rabbit|1.4|2725|-5%|98.6
Red Sparrow|1.3|2583|-43%|36.4
Death Wish|0.95|2676|-45%|27.5
||||
Also Debuting||||
7 Days in Entebbe|0.54|838||
Raid|0.11|78||
Kirrak Party|63,450|134||
Flower|28,100|3||
Demon House|10,150|11||
Journey’s End|4,100|2||
Keep the Change|3,300|1||
Ramen Heads|2,500|2||
Gone Are the Days|1,750|2||
Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day|1,600|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Black Panther led weekend moviegoing for a fourth weekend with an estimated $41.1 million. Four national releases opened for the session but only the long-taught A Wrinkle in Time proved competitive at $33.4 million. Other freshmen included a fine start for chiller The Strangers: Prey at Night of $10.3 million and early-year casualty status for Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures’ The Hurricane Heist and STX’s Gringo, with respective bows of $3 million and $2.6 million.

Also new in limited wide was teen revenge tale Thoroughbreds with an OK $1.2 million. Exclusive openers were dominated by political satire The Death of Stalin with a potent $177,000 from four mausoleums. Punjabi Laung Laachi with a solid $204,000 launch led Indian imports.

Revenues were about $138 million, for a 7% decline from last weekend. It was also 18% off from 2017.

The adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 fantasy, A Wrinkle in Time, previously made in 2003 as a forgotten television feature, received mixed reviews. Industry tracking suggested an opening of about $35 million with high-end outliers at $40 million. Some tagged that as disappointing but basic appeal should translate into strong holds and sustained power, even if it doesn’t become a family film behemoth. The opening weekend audience was 57% female with 57% 25 and older, which suggests the fifty-six-year-old novel might have lost beloved status to more contemporary young adult fare. A Wrinkle in Time also opened in six international territories to an estimated $6.3 million, with Russia dominating with a $4.1 million debut.

Likely few viewers of The Strangers: Prey at Night were drawn based upon its decade-old first entry. Still, tracking was good and it fulfilled high-end crystal-balling of $10 million. It had a slight 51% female tilt with 55% of viewers 25 and older.

Expectations for both The Hurricane Heist and Gringo were modest, with respective high ends of $4 million and $3 million that proved to be overly confident. Heist opened in a handful of nations a week ago, including France and grossed $1.4 million. Its audience was 55% male and 73% 25 and older.

In fading Oscar glory, only The Shape of Water and foreign-language winner A Fantastic Woman added new engagements, and neither had a second wind. The other winners generally lost about half of their playdates and a sharper decline in their box office.

Weekend (estimates) March 9 – 11, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Black Panther BV 41.1 (10,420) -38% 3942 562
A Wrinkle in Time BV 33.4 (8,380) NEW 3980 33.4
The Strangers: Prey at Night Aviron/Elevation 10.3 (4,190) NEW 2464 10.3
Red Sparrow Fox 8.2 (2,680) -51% 3064 31.2
Game Night WB 7.9 (2,570) -24% 3061 45
Peter Rabbit Sony 6.8 (2,190) -32% 3112 93.5
Death Wish MGM/eOne 6.6 (2,280) -49% 2882 23.9
Annihilation Par 3.2 (1,850) -44% 1709 26.1
The Hurricane Heist Entertainment/D Films 3.0 (1,260) NEW 2402 3
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 2.7 (1,260) -35% 2157 397.2
Gringo STX/VVS 2.6 (1,090) NEW 2404 2.6
The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight 2.3 (1,500) 59% 1552 60.9
The Greatest Showman Fox 1.7 (1,830) -35% 952 167.4
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 1.3 (990) -60% 1357 98.3
Thoroughbreds Focus 1.2 (2,220) NEW 549 1.2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox Searchlight .7 (1,250) -47% 552 53.3
The Post Fox .31 (1,120) -71% 278 81.1
Laung Laachi VP Films .29 (6,840) NEW 43 0.29
Call Me By Your Name Sony Classics .28 (910) -64% 309 17.4
A Fantastic Woman Sony Classics .27 (1,620) 115% 166 1.15
Darkest Hour Focus .27 (1,110) -61% 245 56.1
I, Tonya Neon .26 (1,080) -52% 243 29.5
Coco BV .26 (1,350) -18% 194 208.8
The 15:17 to Paris WB .25 (590) -83% 420 35.8
Phantom Thread Focus .24 (1,310) -68% 184 20.7
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $133.00
% Change (Last Year) -18%
% Change (Last Week) -7%
Also debuting/expanding
Lady Bird A24/Elevation .18 (1,180) -68% 156 48.7
The Death of Stalin IFC .18 (44,250) 4 0.18
Operation Red Sea Well Go .17 (4,020) -49% 42 1.3
The Leisure Seeker Sony Classics .12 (4,220) 28 0.12
The Party Roadside Attractions .11 (1,180) -16% 91 0.49
Ye Mantram Vesave US Telugu 52,400 (730) 72 0.05
Loveless Sony Classics 52,700 (1,420) -14% 37 0.3
Tagaru Venus 34,200 (1,370) 25 0.03
The Princess and the Matchmaker CJ 19,800 (6,600) 3 0.02
Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy Magnolia 18,300 (4,570) 4 0.02
Chien de garde Axia 17,300 (4,320) 4 0.02
Meditation Park Mongrel 17,400 (5.800) 3 0.02
Walk with Me Kino 14,200 (14,200) 1 0.01
Girls vs. Gangsters Well Go 13,600 (3,400) 4 0.01
Claire’s Camera Cinema Guild 10,700 (10,700) 1 0.01
Itzhak Greenwich 10,100 (5,050) 2 0.01
Bent Lionsgate 4,500 (500) 9 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – March 8, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (5) 649.6 30.40%
Sony (8) 334.8 15.70%
20th Century Fox (6) 298.5 14.00%
Universal (5) 197.4 9.30%
Warner Bros. (11) 167.1 7.80%
Fox Searchlight (2) 70.1 3.30%
STX (3) 61.8 2.90%
Focus (2) 56.1 2.60%
Lionsgate (6) 54.6 2.60%
Paramount (3) 30.8 1.40%
Entertainment (1) 28.4 1.30%
Neon (1) 24.6 1.20%
CBS (1) 22.9 1.10%
MGM (2) 21.4 1.00%
A24 (3) 18.5 0.90%
Roadside Attractions (1) 15.5 0.70%
Other * (78) 81.9 3.80%
2134 100%
* none greater than 0.5%
Global Box Office Champs (January 2 – March 8, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office (millions)
Black Panther BV 1,037,462,045
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 598,635,531
Detective Chinatown 2 Wanda; WB 507,997,439
Operation Red Sea Bons; Well Go 494,919,655
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 361,460,668
Monster Hunt 2 Edko; Lionsgate 355,378,401
The Greatest Showman * Fox 289,533,571
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Fox 279,194,361
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 277,137,928
Ex- File 3 * Huayi; China Lions 261,718,877
Coco * BV 213,379,330
Insidious: The Last Key Uni; Sony 165,743,824
Ferdinand * Fox 161,702,209
The Post * Fox 156,045,480
The Monkey King 3 Filmko; Well Go 122,625,370
Forever Young United 119,028,200
Darkest Hour * Focus 116,011,609
The Shape of Water * Fox 111,087,356
Peter Rabbit Sony 109,018,824
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Fox 107,520,594
The Commuter Studio Canal; Lionsgate 102,190,235
Paddington 2 * WB 95,749,546
Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink (China) Pearl River 94,358,627
Wonder * Lionsgate 94,142,532
* does not include 2017 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time|10.2|3980|NEW|10.2
Black Panther|9.9|3942|-39%|531
The Strangers: Prey at Night|3.9|2464|NEW|3.9
Red Sparrow|2.3|3064|-62%|25.3
Game Night|2.2|3061|-27%|39.3
Death Wish|1.7|2882|-60%|19
Peter Rabbit|1.5|3112|-29%|88.1
Gringo|1|2402|NEW|1
The Hurricane Heist|0.9|2402|NEW|0.9
Annihilation|0.85|1709|-44%|23.8
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Also Debuting||||
Thoroughbreds|0.44|549||
Laung Laachi|75,500|43||
The Death of Stalin|50,100|4||
Ye Mantram Vesave|31,200|72||
The Leisure Seeker|29,000|28||
Tagaru|7,100|11||
Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy|5,600|4||
Chien de garde|5,500|4||
Meditation Park|5,000|3||
Walk with Me|4,700|1||
The Princess and the Matchmaker|4,700|3||
Girls vs. Gangsters|4,400|4||
Claire’s Camera|3,000|1||
Itzhak|1,800|2||
Bent|1,700|9||