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The 4-Day Weekend Report

Monday, January 16th, 2017
Weekend (estimates) January 13 – 16, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Hidden Figures Fox 26.2 (7,980) -9% 3286 60.6
Sing Uni 19.1 (5,180) -31% 3693 238.3
La La Land Lionsgate 17.7 (9,580) 43% 1848 77.3
Rogue One BV 16.9 (5,350) -39% 3162 502
The Bye Bye Man STX/VVS 15.2 (6,850) NEW 2220 15.2
Monster Trucks Par 14.9 (4,770) NEW 3119 14.9
Patriots Day CBS 13.5 (4,330) 10969% 3120 14.5
Sleepless Open Road 9.7 (5,360) NEW 1803 9.7
Underworld: Blood Wars Sony 7.2 (2,360) -55% 3070 25.4
Passengers Sony 6.4 (2,630) -39% 2447 90.8
Moana BV 6.0 (3,240) -33% 1847 233.3
Live By Night WB 5.9 (2,090) 18752% 2822 6.1
Why Him? Fox 4.1 (2,090) -49% 1977 56
Fences Par 3.5 (2,630) -43% 1342 46.7
Lion Weinstein Co. 2.8 (4,900) 11% 575 13.9
Silence Par 2.4 (3,170) 311% 747 3.5
Manchester By the Sea Roadside Attract/ Mongrel 2.0 (2,810) -33% 726 37.2
Assassin’s Creed Fox 1.7 (1,740) -66% 968 53.2
Moonlight A24/Elevation 1.4 (2,440) 243% 582 14.9
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them WB 1.1 (2,270) -29% 502 231
Jackie Fox Searchlight .91 (2,580) -29% 353 10.7
Guatamiputra Satakarni Red Heart .79 (6,110) NEW 129 1.3
Arrival Par .67 (2,720) -38% 247 95.2
A Monster Calls Focus .66 (440) -74% 1513 2.82
Khaidi No, 150 Classics .63 (4,380) NEW 143 0.63
Trolls Fox .54 (2,050) -9% 262 151.9
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $181.90
% Change (Last Year) 9%
% Change (Last Week) 8%
Also debuting/expanding
Shatamanam Bhavati Blue Sky .45 (4,930) 92 0.45
20th Century Women A24 .39 (13,340) 142% 29 0.83
Elle Sony Classics .34 (1,620) 438% 209 1.4
OK Jaanu Fox Intl .26 (2,130) 121 0.26
Sarvann Grand Showbiz .24 (4,780) 51 0.24
Bairavaa Sri Green .18 (2,160) 83 0.31
Julieta Sony Classics .15 (5,240) 28% 29 0.54
Paterson Bleecker Street .12 (8,710) 40% 14 0.38
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics .12 (1,450) -19% 82 2.52
Some Like It Hot China Lion 51,400 (5,140) 10 0.05
Toni Erdmann Sony Classics 46,800 (9,360) 8% 5 0.22
Extra Service ABS 30,700 (1,280) 24 0.03
Worlds Apart Cinema Libre 19,300 (19,300) 1 0.02
Alone in Berlin IFC 10,500 (5,250) 2 0.01
The Book of Love FreeStyle 10,100 (780) 13 0.01
Vince Giordano: There’s a Future in the Past First Run 7,400 (7,400) 1 0.01
Because I Love You CJ 6,100 (3,050) 2 0.01
The Son of Joseph Kino 5,200 (5,200) 1 0.01
Top Global Grossers (January 1, 2016 – January 1, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Captain America: Civil War BV 1,152,485,135
Zootopia BV 1,022,935,733
Finding Dory BV 1,027,633,710
The Jungle Book BV 965,813,980
The Secret Life of Pets Uni 875,668,346
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice WB 869,781,622
Rogue One BV 785,527,104
Deadpool Fox 782,612,155
Suicide Squad WB 779,097,727
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them WB 774,460,630
Star Wars: The Force Awakens * BV 741,421,311
Doctor Strange BV 658,046,051
The Mermaid Alibaba; Sony 552,537,068
X-Men: Apocalypse Fox 544,470,521
The Revenant Fox 532,077,984
Kung Fu Panda 3 Fox; Dreamworks 519,910,674
Warcraft Uni; Legend 437,925,899
Jason Bourne Uni 416,411,948
Moana BV 405,311,419
Ice Age: Collision Course Fox 407,268,056
Independence Day: Resurgence Fox 386,950,728
The Legend of Tarzan WB 354,786,485
The Angry Birds Movie Sony 349,779,543
Star Trek Beyond Par 343,951,633
Trolls Fox 335,801,729
Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate 335,367,064
The Conjuring 2 WB 319,315,443
Your Name Toho 306,240,781
* does not include 2015 box office

The Weekend Report

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Hidden Figures seemed an all-too-appropriate chart topper for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend with an estimated three-day $20.4 million box office (all figures reflect three-days; chart will be updated tomorrow). The first holiday of 2017 offered three new national releases and two limited releases going wide, to grim or bland response. The chief exception was horror The Bye Bye Man , slashing to a $13.4 million debut. The ticking clock Sleepless grossed a passable $8.2 million while the widening of Patriots Day was nearly a flag-waver with $11.9 million.

The media has already had a field day with commercial pileup Monster Trucks, which revved up to $10.5 million. But the abject rejection of Ben Affleck’s Live By Night prohibition era gangster costumer hasn’t received its fair share of ink. It bowed nationally to $5.2 million.

Also broadening to a national profile was Martin Scorsese’s passion project Silence, which held its modest niche with a $1.9 million tally.

Holidays in India saw a spate of new films with strongest response for Telugu titles including Guatamiputra Satakarni ($687,000), the much anticipated Khaidi No. 150 ($543,000) and Shatamanam Bhavati ($321,000). New specialized niche fare from China and the Philippines was less buoyant with the former’s Some Like It Hot grossing a tepid $37,700 and the latter’s Extra Service finding no gratuity at $19,300.

Also of note was the continued slow roll out of 20th Century Women that added $310,000 from a mere 29 locations.

The session saw volume (rather than overall strength) generate slightly better than $150 million and uptick 8% from the immediate prior weekend. It was 6% behind 2016 levels when the debut of Ride Along 2 led with $35.2 million with The Revenant in the bridesmaid spot at $31.8 million.

The Bye Bye Man proved the surprise of the weekend with industry trackers punting top end expectations of $10 million. However it emerged as the counter-programmer of choice and a diverting cheap thrill with initial muscle. The film’s 61% female tilt was instrumental to its potency along with an audience that 75% aged 25-years and younger.

Patriots Day attracted a 53% male crowd with a decidedly older slant that was 84% aged 25 and older.

The media’s fascination with car crashes anticipated something more extreme for the fate of Monster Trucks with predictions of a $6-$8 million domestic launch. Paramount already posted a $100 million-plus pre-opening writedown. The film grossed $12 million gross in eearly foreign bookings. On the home front the audience was 53% male with 60% aged 25-years and younger.

Weekend (estimates) January 13 – 15, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Hidden Figures Fox 20.4 (6,200) -11% 3286 54.8
La La Land Lionsgate 14.4 (7,790) 42% 1848 74
Sing Uni 13.8 (3,730) -33% 3693 233
Rogue One BV 13.7 (4,320) -38% 3162 498.8
The Bye Bye Man STX/VVS 13.4 (6,040) NEW 2220 13.4
Patriots Day CBS 11.9 (3,800) 11205% 3120 12.8
Monster Trucks Par 10.5 (3,360) NEW 3119 10.5
Sleepless Open Road 8.2 (4,570) NEW 1803 8.2
Underworld: Blood Wars Sony 5.8 (1,890) -57% 3070 23.9
Passengers Sony 5.5 (2,250) -38% 2447 89.9
Live By Night WB 5.2 (1,850) 19233% 2822 5.4
Moana BV 4.0 (2,140) -38% 1847 231.3
Why Him? Fox 3.5 (1,760) -50% 1977 55.3
Fences Par 2.7 (2,030) -43% 1342 45.9
Silence Par 1.9 (2,580) 300% 747 3
Lion Weinstein Co. 2.2 (3,910) 8% 575 13.3
Manchester By the Sea Roadside 1.6 (2,230) -36% 726 36.8
Assassin’s Creed Fox 1.4 (1,470) -66% 968 52.9
Moonlight A24/Elevation 1.1 (1,870) 239% 582 14.6
Fantastic Beasts WB .89 (1,770) -54% 502 230.8
Jackie Fox Searchlight .71 (2,020) -32% 353 10.5
Guatamiputra Satakarni Red Heart .69 (5,330) NEW 129 0.501
Arrival Par .55 (2,210) -37% 247 95.1
Khaidi No, 150 Classics .54 (3,690) NEW 147 0.54
A Monster Calls Focus .52 (340) -75% 1513 3.3
Trolls Fox .39 (1,480) -12% 262 151.8
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $145.60
% Change (Last Year) -6%
% Change (Last Week) 8%
Also debuting/expanding
Shatamanam Bhavati Blue Sky .32 (3,410) 94 0.32
20th Century Women A24 .31 (10,660) 138% 29 0.75
Elle Sony Classics .30 (1,430) 505% 209 1.4
OK Jaanu Fox Intl ,22 (1,830) 121 0.22
Sarvann Grand Showbiz .19 (3,710) 51 0.19
Bairavaa Sri Green .14 (1,630) 83 0.26
Julieta Sony Classics .13 (4,410) 35% 29 0.51
Paterson Bleecker Street 93,900 (6,710) 32% 14 0.36
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics 84,700 (1,030) -26% 82 2.6
Toni Erdmann Sony Classics 38,200 (7,640) 22% 5 0.22
Some Like It Hot China Lion 37,700 (3,770) 10 0.04
Extra Service ABS 19,300 (920) 21 0.02
Worlds Apart Cinema Libre 13,800 (13,800) 1 0.01
The Book of Love FreeStyle 8,200 (630) 13 0.01
Alone in Berlin IFC 8,100 (4,050) 2 0.01
Vince Giordano: There’s a Future in the Past First Run 5,900 (5,900) 1 0.01
Because I Love You CJ 4,800 (2,400) 2 0.01
The Son of Joseph Kino 4,700 (4,700) 1 0.01
Top Global Grossers (January 1, 2016 – January 1, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Captain America: Civil War BV 1,152,485,135
Zootopia BV 1,022,935,733
Finding Dory BV 1,027,633,710
The Jungle Book BV 965,813,980
The Secret Life of Pets Uni 875,668,346
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice WB 869,781,622
Rogue One BV 785,527,104
Deadpool Fox 782,612,155
Suicide Squad WB 779,097,727
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them WB 774,460,630
Star Wars: The Force Awakens * BV 741,421,311
Doctor Strange BV 658,046,051
The Mermaid Alibaba; Sony 552,537,068
X-Men: Apocalypse Fox 544,470,521
The Revenant Fox 532,077,984
Kung Fu Panda 3 Fox; Dreamworks 519,910,674
Warcraft Uni; Legend 437,925,899
Jason Bourne Uni 416,411,948
Moana BV 405,311,419
Ice Age: Collision Course Fox 407,268,056
Independence Day: Resurgence Fox 386,950,728
The Legend of Tarzan WB 354,786,485
The Angry Birds Movie Sony 349,779,543
Star Trek Beyond Par 343,951,633
Trolls Fox 335,801,729
Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate 335,367,064
The Conjuring 2 WB 319,315,443
Your Name Toho 306,240,781
* does not include 2015 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Hidden Figures|5.5|3286|-28%|39.9
The Bye Bye Man|5.4|2220|New|5.4
Patriots Day|4.1|3120|10716%|5
La La Land|4.1|1848|29%|63.7
Rogue One|3.2|3162|-47%|488.3
Sing|2.9|3693|-44%|222.1
Sleepless|2.9|1803|New|2.9
Monster Trucks|2.6|3119|New|2.6
Live by Night|1.9|2822|23775%|2.1
Underworld: Blood Wars|1.7|3070|-65%|19.8
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Also Debuting||||
Guatamiputra Satakarni|0.18|129||
Khaidi No, 150|0.14|143||
Shatamanam Bhavati|79,900|92||
OK Jaanu|68,400|121||
Sarvann|51,400|47||
Bairavaa|36,400|83||
Some Like It Hot|12,850|10||
Worlds Apart|5,900|1||
Extra Service|5,400|21||
The Book of Love|2,800|13||
The Son of Joseph|2,500|1||
Alone in Berlin|2,200|2||
Vince Giordano: There’s a Future in the Past|2,100|1||
Because I Love You|1,600|2||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

A definite horse race, but Rogue One edged out the national expansion of Hidden Figures with respective estimated weekends of $21.8 million and $21.7 million. The session’s sole new national release was the latest installment of the Underworld franchise, Blood Wars, with $12.9 million.

It was also slim pickings for new limited releases with a modest launch of $102,000 for the latest Jackie Chan action-comedy adventure Railroad Tigers at the front of the train.

There was considerable maneuvering and expansion among holiday entries, including the family fantasy A Monster Calls , which grossed a disappointing $2 million.

Revenues for the frame generated roughly $133 million for a 30% decline from last weekend. It was a more modest 17% decline from 2016 when the fourth weekend of Star Wars: The Force Awakens led with $42.3 million and the national launch of The Revenant took second position with $39.8 million.

The box office for 2016 finished up with $11.51 billion including an unprecedented $3 billion tally for the folks at Disney (see chart). It represented a 2.6% increase from the prior year while admissions dipped back about 2% overall.

Hidden Figures , the true story of three black female analysts in the early days of NASA, was a late addition in the annual awardscderby. An entertaining telling of bygone race relations, it nonetheless is unstinting in observations of latent discrimination in society that lingers to today. The studio opted to open prior to the Martin Luther King holiday and capitalize on positive buzz and that proved effective. Exit demos identified its audience as 64% female with 56% aged 35-years and older.

The revived Underworld: Blood Wars opened in most international markets in December and had a tidy $45 million tally prior to its domestic launch. It provided a solid bit of counter-programming in a generally rarified climate. The audience was 56% male with 63% 25 years and older.

Weekend (estimates) January 6 – 8, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Rogue One BV 21.8 (5,250) -55% 4157 477.1
Hidden Figures Fox 21.7 (8,770) 2427% 2471 24.6
Sing Uni 19.5 (4,940) -54% 3955 213.3
Underworld: Blood Wars Sony 12.9 (4,210) NEW 3070 12.9
La La Land Lionsgate 9.9 (6,550) 4% 1515 51.6
Passengers Sony 8.7 (2,570) -47% 3400 80.8
Why Him? Fox 6.4 (2,220) -36% 2904 48.5
Moana BV 6.2 (2,440) -42% 2549 225.2
Fences Par 4.6 (1,950) -53% 2368 40.6
Assassin’s Creed Fox 3.8 (1,440) -56% 2642 49.5
Manchester By the Sea Roadside Attract/ Mongrel 2.4 (2,260) -43% 1054 33.7
Lion Weinstein Co. 2.0 (3,380) -10% 600 9.8
A Monster Calls Focus 2.0 (1,310) 9376% 1523 2.1
Fantastic Beasts WB 1.9 (1,590) -54% 1188 229.2
Collateral Beauty WB 1.3 (910) -69% 1402 29.8
Jackie Fox Searchlight 1.0 (2,860) -35% 353 9.2
Arrival Par .81 (2,130) -40% 381 94.1
Office Christmas Party Par .78 (820) -78% 953 54
Dangal UTV .71 (3,160) -66% 225 11
Silence Par .47 (9,250) 469% 51 0.85
Trolls Fox .42 (1,270) -37% 332 151.3
Moonlight A24/Elevation .35 (2,610) 13% 135 13.2
Doctor Strange BV .33 (1,240) -49% 263 230.9
Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate/ Elevation .21 (950) -47% 222 65.1
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $128.40
% Change (Last Year) -17%
% Change (Last Week) -30%
Also debuting/expanding
Master CJ .15 (3,770) 173% 39 0.24
20th Century Women A24 .14 (13,810) 24% 10 0.39
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics .11 (1,160) -28% 94 2.5
Julieta Sony Classics .10 (6,150) 99% 17 0.35
Railroad Tigers Well Go .10 (2,430) 42 0.1
Patriots Day CBS .10 (14,570) -31% 7 0.87
Paterson Bleecker Street 68,700 (9,610) -1% 7 0.22
Elle Sony Classics 47,800 (1,330) -26% 36 1
Toni Erdmann Sony Classics 33,100 (11,030) -18% 3 0.16
Live By Night WB 27,500 (6,880) -26% 4 0.17
La Danseuse TVA 10,300 (1,470) 7 0.01
Pere et fils therapie Seville 7,900 (720) 11 0.01
Lost & Found Sony 6,800 (1,130) 6 0.01
Arsenal Lionsgate 4,700 (470) 10 0.01
Top Domestic Grossers (January 1, 2016 – January 1, 2017)
Title Distributor Box Office
Finding Dory BV 486,295,561
Rogue One BV 424,497,820
Captain America: Civil War BV 408,084,349
The Secret Life of Pets Uni 368,326,513
The Jungle Book BV 364,001,123
Deadpool Fox 363,070,709
Zootopia BV 341,268,248
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice WB 331,123,905
Suicide Squad WB 325,807,921
Star Wars: The Force Awakens * BV 284,378,657
Doctor Strange BV 230,107,790
Fantastic Beasts WB 224,125,258
Moana BV 210,046,114
The Revenant Fox 182,765,375
Sing Uni 166,497,820
Jason Bourne Uni 162,408,364
Star Trek Beyond Par 159,279,029
X-Men: Apocalypse Fox 155,978,223
Trolls Fox 150,336,645
Kung Fu Panda 3 Fox 143,528,619
* does not include 2015 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Hidden Figures|7.5|2471|2664%|10.5
Rogue One|6.1|4157|-67%|461.4
Sing|5.1|3955|-70%|198.9
Underworld: Blood Wars|4.7|3070|New|4.7
La La Land|3.1|1515|0%|44.8
Passengers|2.7|3400|-53%|74.7
Why Him?|2.1|2904|-39%|44.1
Moana|1.6|2549|-63%|220.6
Fences|1.4|2368|-59%|37.3
Assassin’s Creed|1.1|2642|-63%|46.8
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Also Debuting||||
Railroad Tigers|36,000|40||
La Danseuse|3,450|7||
Banking on Bitcoin|3,200|3||
Pere et fils therapie|2,900|11||
Arsenal|1,900|9||
Lost & Found|1,400|6||

The Weekend Report (3-Day)

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Rogue One made it three in a row with an estimated $49.2 million (all numbers reflect 3-day portion of holiday with updates tomorrow) at the top of the box office charts as 2017 rang in. Sing closed the gap with $41.4 million.

There were no new releases or significant expansions. Award season favorites, including La La Land, Fences, Manchester By the Sea, Lion and Hidden Figures saw potent spikes

The year’s under-the-wire entries were exclusives 20th Century Women and Paterson, which opened well. The former grossed $110,000 from four get-togethers with the latter bowing to $68,300 also from a quartet of stops.

Revenues for the frame generated about $183 million and slipped just 1% from last weekend. It was a 17% decline from 2015 when Star Wars: The Force Awakens finished the year with $90.2 million followed by Daddy’s Home with $29.2 million.

Initial estimates will see 2016 finish with an $11.5 billion total, a 2.5% improvement from 2015. That should also translate into roughly a 2% decline in admissions.

An ongoing decline in filmgoing remains the industry’s greatest concern. A core audience that’s aging could see more rapid erosion at the multiplex within five years. Developing the moviegoing habit in the next generation of viewers is among exhibition’s priorities.

It’s also troubling for distribution but the majors haven’t approached it head on. The majors are looking at ways of maximizing and reducing the theatrical window which scares the bejesus out of chain operators that have struggled through the digital transition. For now, the revenue template is anchored by what movies gross on the big screen, and until that arena loses dominance, the tension between distribution and exhibition appears healthily divisive.

Weekend (estimates) December 30 – January 1, 2017
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Rogue One BV 49.2 (11,840) -23% 4157 424.6
Sing Uni 41.4 (10,280) 17% 4029 165.1
Passengers Sony 15.8 (4,550) -30% 3478 61.1
Moana BV 10.2 (3,680) 32% 2775 209.3
Fences Par 10.1 (4,400) 52% 2301 29.8
Why Him? Fox 10.0 (3,310) -9% 3008 34.5
La La Land Lionsgate 9.3 (12,450) 62% 750 34.1
Assassin’s Creed Fox 8.1 (2,690) -21% 2996 39.1
Manchester By the Sea Roadside/ Mongrel 4.2 (3,470) 51% 1206 28.4
Collateral Beauty WB 4.1 (1,490) -4% 2745 25.7
Fantastic Beasts WB 3.9 (2,140) 35% 1842 223.9
Office Christmas Party Par 3.2 (1,370) -37% 2347 50.8
Lion Weinstein 2.2 (4,110) 141% 525 6
Dangal UTV 1.9 (5,770) -41% 331 9
Jackie Searchlight 1.5 (4,260) 23% 359 7
Arrival Par 1.3 (2,330) 19% 545 92.1
Hidden Figures Fox .81 (32,440) 57% 25 2.3
Trolls Fox .67 (1,600) 74% 418 150.3
Doctor Strange BV .62 (1,330) -14% 466 230.1
Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate .39 (1,110) 24% 352 64.6
Moonlight A24/Elevation .32 (2,360) 45% 137 12.6
Nocturnal Animals Focus .17 (1,070) -31% 158 10.2
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics .16 (1,390) 50% 113 2.3
Allied Par .15 (930) -6% 163 39.6
Patriots Day CBS .14 (20,600) -10% 7 0.62
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $178.5
% Change (Last Year) -17%
% Change (Last Week) -1%
Also debuting/expanding
20th Century Women A24 .11 (27,450) 4 0.18
Silence Par 73,100 (18,270) -44% 4 0.3
Elle Sony Classics 69,300 (1,980) 27% 35 0.92
Paterson Bleecker Street 68,300 (17,080) 4 0.07
Julieta Sony Classics 55,600 (7,940) -13% 7 0.21
Master CJ 48,500 (16,170) 3 0.05
The Wasted Times China Lion 42,800 (3,570) -33% 12 0.33
Toni Erdmann Sony Classics 38,700 (12,900) 142% 3 0.1
Live By Night WB 31,800 (7,950) -4% 4 0.11
A Monster Calls Focus 19,300 (4,820) -38% 4 0.07
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – December 29, 2016)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (16) 2959.9 26.10%
Warner Bros. (26) 1896.1 16.70%
20th Century Fox (25) 1463.3 12.90%
Universeal (20) 1379.3 12.20%
Sony (25) 901.2 8.00%
Paramount (18) 865.6 7.70%
Lionsgate (28) 595.5 5.30%
Focus (14) 205.4 1.80%
STX (7) 178.8 1.60%
Open Road (8) 97.2 0.85%
Roadside Attractions (11) 69.1 0.60%
Weinstein Co. (10) 63.4 0.55%
A24 (11) 61.1 0.50%
Other * (384) 584.7 5.20%
11320.6 100.00%
* none greater than 0.4%

The Weekend Report (4-Day Christmas Edition)

Monday, December 26th, 2016

Christmas got crowded but Rogue One led weekend movie charts with an estimated four-day gross of $93.3 million. As expected, the best of the new entries was animated Sing in second spot with a $56 million bow.

Trailing behind with fair results were the sci-fi Passengers that grossed $23 million, the videogame adaption Assassin’s Creed with $15.1 million and the dating comedy Why Him? with $16.8 million. In international day-and-date, Hindi Dangal was potent with a $4.3  million debut.

Exclusive openers saw dynamic per-screens for both the faith-and-torture saga Silence with $174,000 from four venues and a $232,000 box office at seven sites for Patriots Day. Also good were bows of children’s fantasy A Monster Calls with $41,900 and Almodovar’s latest, Julieta, grossing $143,000.

Also receiving a Christmas day launch was the tale of women behind the space race, Hidden Figures, which launched with $963,000 from 25 pads. 1930s gangster saga Live By Night took $58,400 from four speakeasies and Germany’s short-listed Oscar contender Toni Erdmann pranked a $30,600 box office from three screens.

The crowded marketplace also saw effective major expansions for La La Land and Lion. Fences went national Christmas day with the sort of force that award candidates aspire to.

Revenues for the frame generated about $280 million in ticket consumption for the four day period and dipped 20% (3-day to 3-day) from last weekend. It was also a 43% decline from 2015 when the second weekend of Star Wars: The Force Awakens led with $180.5 million with newcomers Daddy’s Home and Joy bowing respectively to $45.1 million and $19.6 million. With a week remaining in the calendar box office is running roughly 3% ahead of last year’s pace.

Demos for Sing skewed 51% female with 69% of the audience 25 and younger. Families accounted for 61% of the total. The film opened internationally three weeks ago and entered the current weekend with $25 million banked and added $54 million this weekend.

Passengers attracted a 50/50 gender crowd that was 56% 25 and older. It opened day-and-date in 27 international markets to $16 million including top rankings in Russia and Taiwan and strong showings in the UK and Mexico.

Assassin’s Creed tilted 64% male with 54% of viewers aged 25-years and older. The film also opened in 22 foreign territories to $14 million including a top spot in France of $5.1 million.

Why Him? patrons were 55% female with 54% 25 and older. It bowed internationally in 16 territories to an estimated $2.2 million.

Weekend (estimates) December 23 – 26, 2016
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Rogue One BV 93.3 (22,440) -59% 4157 315.3
Sing Uni 56.0 (13,930) NEW 4022 76.7
Passengers Sony 23.0 (5,200) NEW 4427 30.4
Why Him? Fox 16.8 (4,300) NEW 3902 16.8
Assassin’s Creed Fox 15.1 (4,090) NEW 3701 22.6
Fences Par 11.5 (5,150) 5084% 2233 11.7
Moana BV 10.6 (3,960) -42% 2679 183.6
La La Land Lionsgate 9.8 (13,310) 40% 734 17.6
Office Chriatmas Party Par 7.3 (3,010) -40% 2441 44.4
Collateral Beauty WB 7.0 (2,320) -40% 3028 18
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them WB 4.8 (2,450) -42% 1966 216.1
Dangal UTV 4.3 (13,050) NEW 331 5.2
Manchester By the Sea Roadside Attract/ Mongrel 4.3 (3,570) -32% 1212 21
Jackie Fox Searchlight 1.9 (5,490) 114% 348 4.2
Lion Weinstein Co. 1.7 (3,380) 576% 500 2.5
Arrival Par 1.6 (3,440) -64% 456 89.9
Hidden Figures Fox .96 (38,520) NEW 25 0.96
Doctor Strange BV .94 (1,490) -71% 631 228.6
Trolls Fox .57 (1,150) -71% 499 148.8
Moonlight A24/Elevation .52 (3,260) -17% 159 12.2
Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate/Elevation .51 (1,150) -65% 441 63.9
Nocturnal Animals Focus .45 (1,280) -84% 353 9.9
Almost Christmas Uni .31 (1,312) -62% 237 41.8
Votez Bougon Entract .24 (2,990) -48% 81 0.74
Allied Par .23 (1,010) -88% 228 39.3
Patriots Day CBS .23 (33,140) NEW 7 0.33
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $272.50
% Change (Last Year) -43%
% Change (Last Week) -20%
Also debuting/expanding
Silence Par .17 (43,500) 4 0.17
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics .14 (1,260) -19% 114 2
Julieta Sony Classics .14 (23,870) 6 0.16
Vangaveeti Garam 80,700 (2,880) 28 0.08
The Wasted Times China Lion 76,200 (5,080) -33% 15 0.25
Elle Sony Classics 70,800 (1,820) 60% 39 0.79
Live By Night WB 58,400 (14,600) 4 0.06
A Monster Calls Focus 41,900 (10,480) 4 0.04
Toni Erdmann Sony Classics 30,600 (10,200) 3 0.03
Neruda Orchard 26,900 (6,720) -30% 4 0.09
Will You Be There CJ 15,100 (7,550) 2 0.02
Le Fils de Jean Seville 8,800 (2,200) 4 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – December 22, 2016)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (16) 2778.7 25.60%
Warner Bros. (25) 1876.6 17.30%
20th Century Fox (24) 1413.2 13.00%
Universeal (20) 1275.8 11.80%
Sony (25) 863.2 7.90%
Paramount (17) 832.4 7.70%
Lionsgate (28) 577.8 5.30%
Focus (14) 204.8 1.90%
STX (7) 178.7 1.60%
Open Road (8) 97.2 0.90%
Roadside Attractions (11) 61.9 0.60%
A24 (11) 60.6 0.55%
Weinstein Co. (10) 60.4 0.55%
Other * (380) 571.9 5.30%
10853.2 100.00%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Limited Releases (January 1 – December 22, 2016)
Title Distributor Box Office
Eye in the Sky Bleecker/eOne 18,704,595
Hello, My Name is Doris Roadside Attractions 14,444,999
Love & Friendship Roadside Attractions 14,016,568
Hillary’s America D’Souza Media 13,099,931
The Light Between Oceans BV 12,581,941
Moonlight A24/Elevation 11,733,808
No Manhes Frida Lionsgate 11,578,242
Café Society Lionsgate/Mongrel 11,185,091
The Lady in the Van Sony Classics 10,021,175
The Lobster A24/Mongrel 9,151,790
Carol * Weinstein Co. 8,910,357
Queen of Katwe BV 8,791,546
A Beautiful Planet Imax 7,946,263
La La Land Lionsgate 7,882,711
Loving Focus 7,257,068
The Danish Girl * Focus 6,607,578
Southside with You Roadside Attractions 6,304,223
Sultan Yash Raj 6,197,181
Captain Fantastic Bleecker Street/eOne 5,878,408
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Orchard 5,205,471
* does not include 2015 box office

The Weekend Report

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Rogue One continues to dominate seasonal moviegoing with an estimated $68.5 million for the three-day portion (four-day estimates arrive tomorrow) of the Christmas holidays.

The annual flood of new releases amounted to a lot of coal in stockings. One notable exception was animated Sing, which grossed $33.1 million and appears to be the year-end family option. Otherwise Yule openers struggled to find audiences including sci-fi Passengers, which grossed $13.9 million. Videogame adaptation Assassin’s Creed battled to $10.5 million and the dating comedy Why Him? made out with a $9.9 million.

Christmas expansions for Lion, Fences and La La Land, all fourth target audiences. Exclusives saw dynamic per screens for both faith saga Silence with $123,000 from four temples and a $137,000 box office at seven sites for Patriots Day Boston Marathon bombing heroics. Also good were bows of children’s fantasy A Monster Calls with $33,200, and Almodóvar’s femme-centric suspenser Julieta that grossed $57,500. In international day-and-date releases, Hindi Dangal proved potent with a $3.1 million debut.

Revenues for the frame generated about $172 million and dipped 20% from last weekend. It was a 43% decline from 2015 when the second weekend of Star Wars: The Force Awakens led with $180.5 million,while newcomers Daddy’s Home and Joy bowing respectively to $45.1 million and $19.6 million. With a week remaining in the calendar box office is roughly 3% ahead of last year’s pace.

This year’s holiday calendar placement proves a challenge for weekend estimates, with distribution opting to emphasize four-day performance that could be equally perilous in respective outcomes. Traditionally, box office has dipped precipitously on Christmas day and ballooned on Boxing Day. The last time Christmas and New Year’s occurred on a Sunday was 2011, but much has changed in the marketplace since then that could provide pluses and minuses for folks going to the multiplex. Tomorrow’s column will likely show significant changes to today’s estimates.

Weekend (estimates) December 23 – 25, 2016
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Rogue One BV 68.5 (16,470) -56% 4157 290.5
Sing Uni 33.1 (8,230) NEW 4022 54.7
Passengers Sony 13.9 (3,140) NEW 4427 21.2
Assassin’s Creed Fox 10.5 (2,830) NEW 3701 18
Why Him? Fox 9.9 (2,530) NEW 3902 9.9
Moana BV 6.9 (2,580) -46% 2679 179.9
Office Chriatmas Party Par 5.0 (2,060) -42% 2441 42.1
Collateral Beauty WB 3.6 (1,200) -49% 3028 14.6
La La Land Lionsgate 3.3 (5,940) -19% 599 11.2
Dangal UTV 3.1 (9,450) NEW 331 4
Manchester By the Sea Roadside Attract/ Mongrel 2.9 (2,420) -31% 1212 19.6
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them WB 2.6 (1,330) -48% 1966 213.9
Fences Par 1.3 (590) 924% 2223 1.5
Arrival Par 1.2 (1,784) -60% 667 89.5
Jackie Fox Searchlight 1.1 (3,270) 93% 339 3.4
Doctor Strange BV .72 (1,140) -67% 631 228.3
Lion Weinstein Co. .40 (820) 207% 500 1.2
Trolls Fox .39 (790) -71% 499 148.7
Moonlight A24/Elevation .38 (1,240) 0% 305 12.1
Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate/Elevation .29 (660) -69% 441 63.7
Almost Christmas Uni .23 (980) -62% 237 41.7
Nocturnal Animals Focus .22 (630) -84% 353 9.7
Allied Par .17 (750) -87% 228 39.3
Patriots Day CBS .14 (19,570) NEW 7 0.23
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics .13 (1,150) -8% 114 2
Silence Par .12 (30,850) NEW 4 0.12
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $167.60
% Change (Last Year) -43%
% Change (Last Week) -20%
Also debuting/expanding
Vangaveeti Garam 78,900 (2,820) 28 0.08
Loving Focus 74,300 (660) -66% 112 7.3
The Wasted Times China Lion 59,700 (3,980) -37% 15 0.23
Elle Sony Classics 59,400 (1,520) 60% 39 0.78
Julieta Sony Classics 57,500 (9,590) 6 0.08
A Monster Calls Focus 33,200 (8,400) 4 0.03
Will You Be There CJ 7,900 (3,950) 2 0.01
Le Fils de Jean Seville 5,500 (1,380) 4 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – December 22, 2016)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (16) 2778.7 25.60%
Warner Bros. (25) 1876.6 17.30%
20th Century Fox (24) 1413.2 13.00%
Universal (20) 1275.8 11.80%
Sony (25) 863.2 7.90%
Paramount (17) 832.4 7.70%
Lionsgate (28) 577.8 5.30%
Focus (14) 204.8 1.90%
STX (7) 178.7 1.60%
Open Road (8) 97.2 0.90%
Roadside (11) 61.9 0.60%
A24 (11) 60.6 0.55%
Weinstein  (10) 60.4 0.55%
Other * (380) 571.9 5.30%
10853.2 100.00%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Limited Releases (January 1 – December 22, 2016)
Title Distributor Box Office
Eye in the Sky Bleecker/eOne 18,704,595
Hello, My Name is Doris Roadside 14,444,999
Love & Friendship Roadside 14,016,568
Hillary’s America D’Souza Media 13,099,931
The Light Between Oceans BV 12,581,941
Moonlight A24/Elevation 11,733,808
No Manhes Frida Lionsgate 11,578,242
Café Society Lionsgate/Mongrel 11,185,091
The Lady in the Van Sony Classics 10,021,175
The Lobster A24/Mongrel 9,151,790
Carol * Weinstein 8,910,357
Queen of Katwe BV 8,791,546
A Beautiful Planet Imax 7,946,263
La La Land Lionsgate 7,882,711
Loving Focus 7,257,068
The Danish Girl * Focus 6,607,578
Southside with You Roadside Attractions 6,304,223
Sultan Yash Raj 6,197,181
Captain Fantastic Bleecker Street/eOne 5,878,408
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Orchard 5,205,471
* does not include 2015 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Rogue One|23.1|4157|-45%|245.1
Sing|13|4022|New|33.7
Passengers|4.4|3478|New|11.7
Why Him?|3.9|2917|New|3.9
Assassin’s Creed|3.7|2970|New|11.2
Moana|2.8|2784|-8%|175.8
Office Christmas Party|1.6|2679|-38%|38.7
Collateral Beauty|1.2|3028|-49%|12.2
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|1.1|1966|-17%|212.4
La La Land|1|205|-29%|8.8
Manhester By the Sea|0.95|1212|-26%|15.1
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Also Debuting||||
Dangal|0.89|331||
Silence|63,700|4||
Patriots Day|52,600|7||
Vangaveeti|38,800|28||
Julieta|18,000|4||
A Monster Calls|14,900|4||
Will You Be There|2,600|2||
Le Fils de Jean|2,300|4||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Rogue One was the kind of rebel the movie industry adores as it hurtled into cinemas with an estimated $155.4 million, accounting for about 70% of all weekend movie sales. That didn’t leave much for the competition including the session’s other wide freshman opener, Collateral Beauty, which ranked fourth with a grim $6.9 million.

Exclusive launches were spearheaded by the four-screen, $129,000 box office of Denzel Washington’s adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences. Also good was the three-screen debut of Chile’s Neruda with $25,800. The frame also saw effective expansions of awards contenders La La Land and Manchester by the Sea.

Among international day-and-dates, there was bad news for Telugu comedy Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends that bowed to $10,300 at 57 venues, while Chinese The Wasted Times garnered $87,800. In Québec, political comedy Votez Bougon got a solid endorsement of $311,000.

Revenues for the frame climbed to about $212 million and a hopeful holiday boost of 154% from the prior weekend. It was still 33% behind 2015 levels when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened to $247.9 million with debuting Sisters trailing with $13.9 million.

Rogue One dominated discussion about the potential of a Star Wars-related spin-off. It turned out to be thumbs up both critically and commercially, debuting to roughly 63% of the business of the official reboot. The studio low-balled expectations but tracking suggested high end expectations of $150 million.

Studio exit polls identified the audience as 59% male with 62% aged 25 and older. Though it has obvious appeal for older audiences that discovered the franchise 39.5 years ago, 47% of the crowd fell into the 17-34 year old corridor. Roughly 38% of viewers opted for the 3D option with IMAX engagements accounting for 12% of the total.

Internationally, Rogue One opened in all major markets except China and South Korea to an estimated $135 million. The UK was the top territory with $21 million with Germany grossing $12.5 million.

The anticipation for Collateral Beauty was heated by strong previews. However, the Rogue One tsunami pared expectations down to low teen tracking and even that proved to be significantly optimistic. The opening audience broke down as 59% female with 74% aged 25 and older. International results were comparably downbeat with a $4.6 million tally from 16 territories. Mexico and Russia accounted for about two-thirds of the total with respective bows of $1.6 million and $1.4 million.

La La Land demos were 52% female with 53% of viewers aged 30-years and older.

Weekend (estimates) December 16 – 18, 2016
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Rogue One BV 155.4 (37,380) NEW 4157 155.4
Moana BV 11.7 (3,270) -37% 3587 161.9
Office Christmas Party Par 8.4 (2,610) -50% 3210 31.5
Collateral Beauty WB 6.9 (2,290) NEW 3028 6.9
Fantastic Beasts WB 5.0 (1,660) -52% 3036 207.7
Manchester By the Sea Roadside/ Mongrel 4.3 (3,540) 37% 1208 14
La La Land Lionsgate 4.1 (20,650) 369% 200 5.4
Arrival Par 2.8 (1,310) -50% 2157 86.5
Doctor Strange BV 2.1 (1,080) -54% 1930 226.1
Nocturnal Animals Focus 1.4 (1,110) -56% 1246 8.8
Trolls Fox 1.3 (760) -57% 1714 147.4
Allied Par 1.3 (780) -68% 1625 38.5
Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate/Elevation .89 (670) -61% 1341 62.8
Almost Christmas Uni .56 (780) -59% 720 41.2
Jackie Fox Searchlight .55 (6,570) 12% 84 1.6
Miss Sloane Europa/VVS .45 (310) -75% 1463 3.2
Moonlight A24/Elevation .38 (1,250) -30% 305 11.5
Votez Bougon Remstar .31 (4,380) NEW 71 0.31
Bad Santa 2 Broad Green/eOne .22 (540) -82% 414 17.5
Loving Focus .20 (510) -68% 396 7.1
Incarnate High Top .18 (560) -83% 318 4.7
Dhruva Jollyhits .16 (1,330) -78% 123 1.3
The Accountant WB .15 (590) -66% 252 85.3
The Super Parental Guardians ABS .14 (2.520) -47% 56 0.56
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics .14 (1,260) -30% 112 1.7
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $206.70
% Change (Last Year) -33%
% Change (Last Week) 154%
Also debuting/expanding
Fences Par .13 (32,180) NEW 4 0.13
Lion Weinstein .13 (8,010) -24% 16 0.7
The Wasted Times China Lion 87,800 (4,390) 20 0.09
Elle Sony Classics 33,900 (1,410) -28% 24 0.69
Neruda Orchard 25,800 (8,600) 3 0.03
Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends Blue Sky 10,300 (180) 57 0.01
Médecin de campagne EyeSteel 9,900 (1,880) 5 0.01
Solace Lionsgate 7,300 (560) 13 0.01
The Lion in Winter (reissue) Rialto 5,400 (2,700) 2 0.01
The Hollow Point Vertical 3,700 (280) 13 0.01
The Bad Kids FilmRise 2,100 (2,100) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – December 15, 2016)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (16) 2559.2 24.30%
Warner Bros. (23) 1855.6 17.60%
20th Century Fox (22) 1402.3 13.30%
Universal (19) 1254.1 11.90%
Sony (24) 855.8 8.10%
Paramount (16) 811.5 7.70%
Lionsgate (28) 569.6 5.40%
Focus (14) 202.1 1.90%
STX (7) 178.6 1.70%
Open Road (8) 97.2 0.90%
Weinstein Co. (10) 60.1 0.60%
A24 (11) 60.1 0.60%
Roadside Attractions (11) 55.2 0.50%
Other * (377) 566.6 5.40%
10528 100.00%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 1 – December 15, 2016)
Title Distributor Box Office
Finding Dory BV 486,295,561
Captain America: Civil War BV 408,084,349
The Secret Life of Pets Uni 368,166,780
The Jungle Book BV 364,001,123
Deadpool Fox 363,070,709
Zootopia BV 341,268,248
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice WB 331,123,905
Suicide Squad WB 325,807,921
Star Wars: The Force Awakens * BV 284,378,657
Doctor Strange BV 224,050,027
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them WB 202,651,095
The Revenant Fox 182,765,375
Jason Bourne Uni 162,408,364
Star Trek Beyond Par 159,279,029
X-Men: Apocalypse Fox 155,978,223
Moana BV 150,194,745
Trolls Fox 146,055,937
Kung Fu Panda 3 Fox 143,528,619
Ghostbusters Sony 128,350,574
Central Intelligence WB 128,135,205
* does not include 2015 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Rogue One *|70.3|4157|New|70.3
Moana|3|3587|-28%|153.2
Office Christmas Party|2.6|3210|-60%|25.7
Collateral Beauty|2.3|3028|New|2.3
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|1.4|3036|-52%|204
La La Land|1.3|200|348%|2.6
Manchester By the Sea|1.3|1208|40%|9.6
Arrival|0.8|2157|-49%|84.5
Doctor Strange|0.6|1930|-52%|224.6
Nocturnal Animals|0.4|1246|-63%|7.8
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* includes previews||||
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Also Debuting||||
Votez Bougon|0.1|71||
Fences|41,200|4||
The Wasted Times|28,100|19||
Neruda|8,100|3||
Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends|3,200|57||
Solace|2,800|13||
Medecin de campagne|2,500|5||
The Hollow Point|1,300|13||
The Lion in Winter (reissue)|1,200|2||
The Bad Kids|1,000|1||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Moana remained atop the marketplace for the third week with an estimated $18.9 million, ahead of incoming Office Christmas Party, at $17.4 million. The session’s only other wide opener (following two weeks exclusive), Miss Sloane, lobbied only $1.9 million. Also sputtering was romantic comedy The Bounce Back with a $229,000 tally from 608 dates.

The loudest sound was from Oscar-touted musical La La Land that grossed $823,000 from five screens. It was easily the year’s top per-location average and awards buzz should keep momentum strong through the holidays.

Among foreign language day-and-dates, the Telugu Dhruva was off to a solid start of $827,000 while the Hindi Befikre failed to connect with $503,00o. Filipino comedy The Super Parental Guardians performed well with a $220,000 gross at 62 households, while China’s Sword Master failed with a $38,900 initial thrust.

Box office hovered around $88 million and underperformed last weekend by 10%. It was still 12% improved from 2015 when The Hunger Games finale re-ascended to the top with $11.4 million to edge out the $11.1 million debut of In the Heart of the Sea.

Initial tracking for Office Christmas Party celebrated a $20 million plus debut that got paired back as opening day approached. While not quite the raucous diversion from the season’s material pursuits it still scored its core audience. The picture tilted 56% male with 83% of viewers aged 25 and older. The film also bowed in eighteen international territories to an estimated $9 million. Russi, was most receptive to the ca-ching of $2.3 million.

Both Nocturnal Animals and Manchester By the Sea had sizable expansions keyed to seasonal awards buzz with Manchester getting larger cheers. Also of note Disney domestic box office set a new annual record for an individual distributor and now stands at $2.5 billion. The film opens its first Star Wars spinoff Rogue One next weekend.

Weekend (estimates) December 9 – 11, 2016)
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Moana BV 18.9 (4,880) -33% 3875 145.1
Office Christmas Party Par 17.4 (5,430) NEW 3210 17.4
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them WB 10.5 (2,900) -42% 3626 199.1
Arrival Par 5.7 (1,820) -22% 3115 81.5
Doctor Strange BV 4.6 (1,670) -31% 2763 222.3
Allied Par 4.0 (1,320) -43% 3018 35.6
Nocturnal Animals Focus 3.2 (2,520) 354% 1262 6.2
Manchester By the Sea Roadside/Mongrel 3.1 (8,500) 37% 367 8.3
Trolls Fox 3.1 (1,110) -34% 2786 145.5
Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate 2.3 (1,000) -32% 2277 60.6
Miss Sloane Europa 1.9 (1,180) 4211% 1648 2.1
Almost Christmas Uni 1.3 (1,050) -48% 1258 40.2
Bad Santa 2 Broad Green 1.2 (600) -62% 2034 16.8
Incarnate High Top 1.1 (630) -57% 1737 4.2
Dhruva Jollyhits .83 (4,840) NEW 171 1.1
La La Land Lionsgate .82 (164,600) NEW 5 0.82
Loving Focus .62 (1,090) -36% 572 6.6
The Edge of Seventeen STX/VVS .59 (630) -63% 932 13.8
Moonlight A24/Elevation .56 (1,250) -34% 449 10.8
Befikre Yash Raj .50 (1,770) NEW 284 0.5
Jackie Fox Searchlight .48 (18,610) 73% 26 0.85
The Accountant WB .45 (980) -40% 455 85
The Bounce Back Viva .23 (380) NEW 608 0.23
The Super Parental Guardians ABS .22 (3,560) NEW 62 0.22
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Par .21 (710) -10% 290 58.1
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics .20 (1,650) -1% 122 1.5
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $82.70
% Change (Last Year) -10%
% Change (Last Week) 12%
Also debuting/expanding
Lion Weinstein Co. .17 (11,130) 43% 15 0.49
Things to Come IFC/Films We Like 61,500 (2,280) 33% 27 0.13
Elle Sony Classics 47,700 (1,770) -43% 27 0.63
Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings Venkat 47,600 (3,970) 12 0.05
Sword Master Well Go 38,900 (1,290) 30 0.04
My Annoying Brother CJ 9,600 (4,800) 2 0.01
All We Had Gravitas 9,100 (830) 11 0.01
Burn Country Orion 6,800 (620) 11 0.01
La Fille inconnu A-Z Films 6,800 (850) 8 0.01
Camera Store Provocator 6,100 (510) 12 0.01
Frank & Lola Paladin 5,600 (230) 24 0.01
Harry Benson: Shoot First Magnolia 5,100 (1,700) 3 0.01
Sadie’s Last Days on Earth A71 4,700 (590) 8 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – December 8, 2016)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (15) 2499.9 24.10%
Warner Bros. (23) 1840.5 17.70%
20th Century Fox (22) 1398.3 13.50%
Universal (19) 1252.1 12.10%
Sony (24) 855.6 8.20%
Paramount (15) 774.8 7.50%
Lionsgate (27) 564.7 5.40%
Focus (14) 195.3 1.90%
STX (7) 177.8 1.70%
Open Road (8) 97.1 0.90%
Weinstein Co. (10) 59.9 0.60%
A24 (11) 59.2 0.60%
Roadside Attractions (11) 50.8 0.50%
Other * (370) 557 5.30%
10383 100.00%
* none greater than 0.45%

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Office Christmas Party|6.5|3210|New|6.5
Moana|4.3|3875|-34%|130.5
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|2.8|3626|-44%|191.3
Arrival|1.6|3115|-22%|77.5
Doctor Strange|1.2|2763|-32%|218.9
Allied|1.2|3018|-44%|32.8
Nocturnal Animals|1.1|1262|474%|4.2
Manhester By the Sea|0.9|367|37%|5.2
Hacksaw Ridge|0.65|2277|-33%|58.9
Miss Sloane|0.65|1648|5900%|0.8
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Also Debuting||||
La La Land|0.3|5||
Dhruva|0.25|171||
Befikre|0.18|284||
The Bounce Back|81,300|608||
The Super Parental Guardians|58,200|60||
Sword Master|12,000|30||
Chennai 600028 II: Second Innings|11,700|12||
All We Had|3,900|11||
Burn Country|2,600|11||
Camera Store|2,550|12||
Frank & Lola|2,400|22||
Harry Benson: Shoot First|2,300|3||
My Annoying Brother|2,000|1||
Sadie’s Last Days on Earth|1,900|6||
La Fille inconnu|1,800|7||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Moana continued to hold top spot among moviegoers with an estimated weekend gross of $28 million. The seasonal tradition of audiences giving priority for holiday preparation has translated into low box office in early December for as long as anyone can remember. This year was no exception and the sole national release for the frame – the bargain budget Exorcist-inspired Incarnate – struggling for a top 10 spot with a $2.6 million box office.

Among foreign-language day-and-date releases, Hindi Kahanni 2 was off to an OK start of $283,000 while Telugu Saithan (Bethaludu in Tamil) pancaked with a $46,500 tally. Also soft was the Chinese epidemic actioner Sky on Fire with $38,300. Limited wide releases fared no better including the inspirational Believe with $528,000 at 639 venues and the cop drama Man Down grossing $255,000.

Exclusive openers saw a bright spot with the launch of Jackie bowing with a potent $274,000 on five screens. Also on the Oscar hunt was an effective expansion for Manchester By the Sea that garnered $2.3 million.

Revenues for the frame hovered around $95 million and sank 49% from the prior weekend. It was a more modest 2% decline from 2015 when the third weekend of The Hunger Game finale led with $18.8 million and newcomer Krampus held second spot with $16.3 million.

Next weekend sees the launch of Office Christmas Party and wide release of Miss Sloane.

Weekend (estimates) December 2 – 4, 2016
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Moana BV 28.0 (7,220) -51% 3875 119.5
Fantastic Beasts WB 18.4 (4,610) -59% 3988 183.3
Arrival Par 7.4 (2,530) -36% 2915 73.2
Allied Par 7.1 (2,250) -44% 3160 29
Doctor Strange BV 6.5 (2,220) -53% 2935 215.3
Trolls Fox 4.6 (1,450) -57% 3156 141.1
Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate/ Elevation 3.4 (1,360) -39% 2494 57.2
Bad Santa 2 Broad Green/ eOne 3.3 (1,110) -47% 2945 14.3
Incarnate High Top 2.6 (1,490) NEW 1737 2.6
Almost Christmas Uni 2.5 (1,590) -56% 1556 38.1
Manchester By the Sea Roadside Attract/ Mongrel 2.3 (1,470) 88% 156 4.4
The Edge of Seventeen STX/VVS 1.6 (1,010) -45% 1608 12.7
Loving Focus 1.0 (2,200) -42% 446 5.6
Moonlight A24/Elevation .89 (1,550) -27% 574 9.9
The Accountant WB .75 (1,230) -28% 608 84.2
Nocturnal Animals Focus .68 (5,350) -19% 127 2.7
Rules Don’t Apply Fox .55 (230) -65% 2386 3.3
Believe FreeStyle .53 (830) NEW 639 0.53
Dear Zindagi Big Pitures .43 (2,840) -56% 152 2.1
Kahaani 2 Eros .28 (3,490) NEW 81 0.28
Jackie Fox Searchlight .27 (54,840) NEW 5 0.27
Bleed for This Open Road .27 (420) -70% 649 4.8
Man Down Lionsgate .25 (1,080) NEW 236 0.25
The Unmarried Wife ABS .23 (4,390) -24% 53 0.74
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Par .22 (730) -40% 298 57.8
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics .21 (2,580) -21% 81 1.2
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $92.10
% Change (Last Year) -2%
% Change (Last Week) -49%
Also debuting/expanding
Lion Weinstein Co. .12 (16,910) -4% 7 0.28
Elle Sony Classics 91,600 (2,860) -22% 32 0.55
A Man Called Ove Music Box 57,300 (780) -53% 73 3.1
The Handmaiden Magnolia 48,100 (1,150) -39% 42 1.7
Bethsludu/Saithan Creative 46,500 (650) 72 0.05
Miss Sloane Europa 43,700 (10,920) -27% 4 0.12
Things to Come IFC 41,600 (4,620) 9 0.04
Sky on Fire Well Go 38,300 (1,820) 21 0.04
Eyes of My Mother Magnolia 9,200 (1,840) 5 0.01
The Duelist Sony 7,200 (720) 10 0.01
Anonymous Archstone 6,400 (530) 12 0.01
The Caretaker Orion 3,500 (390) 9 0.01
Pet Orion 2,500 (280) 9 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – December 1, 2016)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (15) 2456.2 23.90%
Warner Bros. (23) 1815.4 17.70%
20th Century Fox (22) 1391.3 13.60%
Universal (19) 1248.5 12.20%
Sony (24) 855.2 8.30%
Paramount (15) 754.5 7.40%
Lionsgate (26) 560.1 5.50%
Focus (12) 189.9 1.80%
STX (6) 175.8 1.70%
Open Road (8) 96.7 0.95%
Weinstein Co. (10) 59.7 0.60%
A24 (11) 58.1 0.55%
Other * (375) 595.2 5.80%
10256.6 100.00%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Global Grossers (January 1 – December 1, 2016)
Title Distributor Box Office
Captain America: Civil War BV 1,152,485,135
Zootopia BV 1,022,935,733
Finding Dory BV 1,027,039,851
The Jungle Book BV 965,813,980
The Secret Life of Pets Uni 874,474,223
Batman v Superman WB 869,781,622
Deadpool Fox 782,612,155
Suicide Squad WB 742,709,679
Star Wars: The Force Awakens * BV 741,421,311
Doctor Strange BV 623,046,360
The Mermaid Alibaba; Sony 552,537,068
X-Men: Apocalypse Fox 544,470,521
The Revenant Fox 532,077,984
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them WB 522,889,005
Kung Fu Panda 3 Fox; Dreamworks 519,910,674
Warcraft Uni; Legend 437,925,899
Jason Bourne Uni 415,883,537
Ice Age: Collision Course Fox 407,268,056
Independence Day: Resurgence Fox 386,950,728
The Legend of Tarzan WB 354,786,485
The Angry Birds Movie Sony 349,779,543
Star Trek Beyond Par 343,951,633
Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate 335,367,064
The Conjuring 2 WB 319,315,443
Alice Through the Looking Glass BV 299,358,565
* Does not include 2015 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Moana|6.5|3875|-70%|98
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|5|3988|-73%|170
Allied|2.2|3160|-56%|24.1
Arrival|2.1|2915|-54%|67.9
Doctor Strange|1.8|2935|-68%|210.6
Trolls|1|3156|-76%|137.5
Hacksaw Ridge|1|2494|-56%|54.8
Bad Santa 2|0.95|2945|-58%|12
Incarnate|0.9|1737|New|0.9
Almost Christmas|0.7|1556|-70%|36.4
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Also Debuting||||
Believe|0.17|639||
Jackie|90,700|5||
Kahaani 2|81,500|81||
Bethsludu/Saithan|13,900|72||
Sky on Fire|12,800|21||
Things to Come|7,500|3||
Eyes of My Mother|3,000|5||
Anonymous|2,400|12||
The Duelist|2,100|10||
Pet|1,100|7||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

The box office went unseasonal as Moana ascended to the top of the charts with an estimated $55.6 million debut for the three-day portion of the Thanksgiving holiday. Three other wide releases made the turkey trot debut, with OK response for the World War II espionage thriller Allied, which grossed $12.7 million. Bad Santa 2 had a paucity of Christmas cheer with a $6 million bow and Howard Hughes-inspired Rules Don’t Apply was decidedly elusive with a $1.6 million tally.

Exclusive incomers saw good initial response for the emotionally charge Lion of $123,000 at four sites and a $62,400 opener for the politically resonant Miss Sloane on three screens. The session also featured continued slow roll outs for Loving, Manchester By the Sea and Nocturnal Animals that maintained their respective awards momentum.

Among foreign-language day-and-date releases, Bollywood served up the Hindi Dear Zindagi with an excellent $1 million box office ($5 million in India), while Telugu Jayammu Nischayammu Raa pancaked with a grim $12,600 gross. The latest Filipino romcom, The Unmarried Wife, was on solid footing with a $240,000 launch.

Weekend revenues inched toward $190 million and flipped up 14% from seven days earlier. Box office was flat with 2015 when the second weekend of The Hunger Games finale led with $52 million and freshmen The Good Dinosaur and Creed followed with $39.1 million and $29.6 million.

Domestic box office surpassed the $10 billion benchmark on Thursday. In 2015 that threshold was reached December 5.

Culling from Polynesian myth, Moana received upbeat critical response and got a headstart on the weekend with a two-day box office of $25.6 million. Applying the Disney formula to an unfamiliar cultural background seemed poignant for the current zeitgeist and hummable songs were an asset. The film was not overly distaff with studio exit polls identifying viewers as 55% female with 58% age 25 and younger. Roughly 72% identified as families.

The film also opened in 12 international territories to an estimated $16 million, with China supplying about $12 million of the total. The closest territory culturally to the material was Indonesia, with a $700,000 debut. On the domestic front, the movie over-indexed in Hawaii by 220%, per a studio spokesman.

Recalling the likes of Notorious and Casablanca, Allied was abetted by movie star chemistry in its launch (and yellow-sheet headlines). Its core crowd appeared to be TCM devotees with an audience that was 51% male with 85% aged 25 and older. It also debuted in 23 foreign climes (largely European) to about $9.4 million. The Free French said “oui” with $2.8 million and allied UK provided $1.6 million.

The Miramax library got dusted with the resurrection of the 2003 vintage Bad Santa going the update route. Apart from the cast, the original creative team was supplanted by newcomers and the critical response was they didn’t get the joke. Exit demos were unavailable at press deadline… ho, ho, ho.

Warren Beatty has toyed and struggled with a Howard Hughes movie back to the early 1970s (Warner Bros. announced a production start back in 1976). Rules Don’t Apply has the reclusive millionaire as a sidebar to a 1950s Hollywood romance and that proved out of step to contemporary audiences. Following on the abject rejection of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, the two films are vying for the ignominious title of 2016’s worst major talent missteps. Rules’ viewers were 55% female with 85% aged 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) November 25 – 27, 2016
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Moana BV 55.6 (14,350) NEW 3875 81.2
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them WB 45.2 (10,900) -39% 4144 156.3
Doctor Strange BV 13.4 (4,460) -25% 3008 205.1
Allied Par 12.7 (4,020) NEW 3160 17.7
Arrival Par 11.2 (4,580) -8% 2442 62.3
Trolls Fox 10.4 (3,120) -41% 3322 135.2
Bad Santa 2 Broad Green 6.0 (2,060) NEW 2920 8.9
Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate/ Elevation 5.4 (2,330) -19% 2332 52.2
Almost Christmas Uni 5.7 (3,210) -21% 1769 34.8
The Edge of Seventeen STX/VVS 2.9 (1,510) -38% 1945 10.3
Loving Focus 1.7 (3.970) 92% 421 4
Rules Don’t Apply Fox 1.6 (660) NEW 2382 2.1
Moonlight A24 1.3 (2,060) -15% 618 8.6
Manchester By the Sea Roadside Attractions 1.2 (25,620) 380% 48 1.6
The Accountant WB 1.1 (1,940) -50% 556 83.3
Dear Zindagi Big Pitures 1.0 (6,730) NEW 153 1.4
Bleed for This Open Road .89 (570) -62% 1549 4.2
Nocturnal Animals Focus .81 (6,380) 64% 127 1.7
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Par .36 (1,050) -64% 345 57.4
Boo! A Medea Halloween Lionsgate .35 (1,030) -69% 339 72.8
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics .26 (4,110) 44% 64 0.91
The Unmarried Wife ABS .24 (4,740) NEW 51 0.24
Shut In Europa/VVS .23 (840) -85% 277 6.7
The Girl on the Train Uni .22 (1,190) -62% 187 74.9
The Secret Life of Pets Uni .21 (1,010) -8% 209 367.8
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $178.10
% Change (Last Year) 0%
% Change (Last Week) 14%
Also debuting/expanding
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Sony .19 (160) -79% 1176 1.6
Lion Weinstein Co. .12 (30,770) 4 0.12
A Man Called Ove Music Box .12 (1,450) -52% 81 3.1
Elle Sony Classics .12 (3,330) -5% 36 0.4
The Handmaiden Magnolia 78,500 (1,450) -42% 54 1.6
I Am Not Madame Bovary Well Go 72,200 (2,670) -60% 27 0.36
Miss Sloane Europa 62,400 (20,800) 3 0.06
Seasons Music Box 37,500 (2,880) 13 0.04
Jayammu Nischayammu Raa Sakhti Ent. 12,600 (310) 41 0.01
Always Shine Osilloscope 4,900 (2,450) 2 0.01
Mifune: The Last Samurai Strand 4,200 (4,200) 1 0.01
Evolution IFC 3,700 (1,850) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – November 24, 2016)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (15) 2367.5 23.70%
Warner Bros. (23) 1738.5 17.40%
20th Century Fox (22) 1373 13.70%
Universal (19) 1239.2 12.40%
Sony (24) 854.3 8.60%
Paramount (15) 718.1 7.20%
Lionsgate (26) 550.4 5.50%
Focus (12) 185.7 1.90%
STX (6) 171.1 1.70%
Open Road (7) 95.1 0.95%
Weinstein Co. (9) 59.6 0.60%
A24 (11) 56.2 0.55%
Other * (372) 580.6 5.80%
9989.3 100.00%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Limited Releases (January 1 – November 24, 2016)
Title Distributor Box Office
Eye in the Sky Bleecker/eOne 18,704,595
Hello, My Name is Doris Roadside Attractions 14,444,999
Love & Friendship Roadside Attractions 14,016,568
Hillary’s America D’Souza Media 13,099,931
The Light Between Oceans BV 12,581,941
No Manhes Frida Lionsgate 11,578,242
Café Society Lionsgate/Mongrel 11,185,091
The Lady in the Van Sony Classics 10,021,175
The Lobster A24/Mongrel 9,151,790
Catol * Weinstein Co. 8,910,357
Queen of Katwe BV 8,709,834
A Beautiful Planet Imax 7,478,136
Moonlight A24/Elevation 6,985,105
The Danish Girl * Focus 6,607,578
Southside with You Roadside Attractions 6,304,223
Sultan Yash Raj 6,197,181
Captain Fantastic Bleecker Street/eOne 5,878,408
Hunt for the Wilderpeople Orchard 5,205,471
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Fox Searchlight 4,761,241
Kabali CineGalaxy 4,677,244
* Does not include 2015 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Moana|21.8|3875|New|47.4
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|18.5|4144|-38%|108.9
Doctor Strange|5.4|3008|13%|191.7
Allied|4.9|3160|New|9.8
Arrival|4.5|2442|31%|51.3
Trolls|4.2|3322|8%|125.1
Almost Christmas|2.3|1769|15%|29.5
Bad Santa 2|2.3|2920|New|5.2
Hacksaw Ridge|2.2|2332|18%|46.8
The Edge of Seventeen|1.1|1945|-33%|7.2
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Also Debuting||||
Rules Don’t Apply|0.6|2382||
Dear Zindagi|0.32|154||
The Unmarried Wife|82,400|51||
Lion|43,500|4||
Miss Sloane|25,100|3||
Seasons|19,900|13||
Jayammu Nischayammu Raa|4,000|41||
Mifune: The Last Samurai|1,800|1||
Always Shine|1,450|2||
Evolution|1,400|2||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them wasn’t just Pottering around, with an estimated $74.3 million debut way ahead of the pack. The session’s other new wide openers sputtered, as The Edge of Seventeen enrolled at seventh with $4.6 million and inspirational boxing saga Bleed for This only punched $2.3 million. The expansion of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk crawled to $933,000.

Slow rollouts of Loving and Moonlight maintained momentum for their award prospects. The other big noise was the $237,000 box office of Oscar-touted Manchester By the Sea from a four-screen launch.

Among international day-and-date releases, Tamil Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada had a solid start of $373,000 while Hindi Force 2 struggled at $117,000. Chinese import I Am Not Madame Bovary had upbeat returns of $191,000.

Revenues for the frame pushed to about $160 million for a slim one-percent decline from last weekend. It was further 10% erosion from 2015 when the finale of The Hunger Games franchise bowed to $102.7 million with Spectre in the distance with $15 million. Thanksgiving Wednesday will see the openings of Moana, Allied and Rules Don’t Apply.

The box office clout of J.K. Rowling continued with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them though her international appeal was more potent than domestic. Industry tracking had predicted an opening of $80 million to $85 million along the order of Doctor Strange. But pre-holiday positioning appeared to put a crimp on expectations. The audience tilted 55% female with 65% of viewers aged 25 and older, indicating the Potter fans moving into adulthood rather than an embrace for family viewing.

Internationally, Beasts opened in most major markets save for China and Japan and grossed an estimated $143 million. The UK was the top grosser with $18 million and the film posted record debuts in South Korea, Russia and Brazil. Four more pictures are lined up to continue the adventures of Newt Scamander.

Teen angst comedy The Edge of Seventeen was hoping to get some counter-programming oomph on the strength of positive reviews and finish the weekend with a $7-$8 million report card. Exit demos identified the audience as 70% female with 75% aged between 17 to 34.

It’s been rocky terrain for recent boxing yarns and Bleed for This is no exception. Expectations for the film were low, though better than its eventual performance. Even direr was the fate of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk that divided critics and had its studio slashing expectations to the bone. Still that bone appeared to be in the arena of $2-$2.5 million rather than an outright rejection. Its modest crowd was 54% female with 65% aged 25 and older.

Weekend (estimates) November 18 – 20, 2016
Title Distributor Gross (average) % change * Theaters Cume
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them WB 74.3 (17,930) NEW 4144 74.3
Doctor Strange BV 17.6 (4,760) -59% 3694 181.5
Trolls Fox 17.3 (4,390) -51% 3945 116
Arrival Par 11.7 (5,020) -51% 2335 43.4
Almost Christmas Uni 7.0 (2.950) -54% 2379 25.4
Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate/Elevation 6.5 (2,270) -38% 2883 42.6
The Edge of Seventeen STX/VVS 4.6 (2,380) NEW 1945 4.6
Bleed for This Open Road 2.3 (1,510) NEW 1549 2.3
The Accountant WB 2.1 (1,490) -52% 1423 81.3
Shut In Europa/VVS 1.6 (790) -56% 2006 6
Moonlight A24 1.5 (2,340) 20% 650 6.7
Boo! A Madea Halloween Lionsgate 1.1 (970) -68% 1171 72.1
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Par 1.0 (880) -70% 1110 56.7
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Sony .93 (790) 714% 1176 1.1
Loving Focus .86 (6,300) 68% 137 1.7
Inferno Sony .63 (810) -81% 770 33.4
The Girl on the Train Uni .58 (1,170) -65% 492 74.5
Nocturnal Animals Focus .49 (13,189) NEW 37 0.49
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Fox .38 (820) -69% 464 85.8
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada Nirvana .37 (4,050) NEW 92 0.4
Ouija: Origin of Evil Uni .29 (770) -83% 381 34.9
Manchester By the Sea Roadside Attractions .23 (59,350) NEW 4 0.23
A Man Called Ove Music Box .,22 (1,390) -40% 157 2.8
The Secret Life of Pets Uni .20 (920) -37% 214 367.5
I Am Not Madame Bovary Well Go .19 (4,900) NEW 39 0.19
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics .19 (4,850) -2% 39 0.55
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $152.10
% Change (Last Year) -10%
% Change (Last Week) -1%
Also debuting/expanding
Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur Eros .13 (3,190) -57% 41 0.54
The Handmaiden Magnolia .13 (1,350) -38% 95 1.5
Elle Sony Classics .12 (5,125) 141% 24 0.21
Force 2 Grand Showbiz .12 (2,370) 49 0.12
The Take High Top 39,700 (400) 100 0.04
A Street Cat Named Bob Cleopatra 33,400 (1,340) 25 0.03
Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened Abramorama 22,100 (11,050) 2 0.02
Daughters of the Dust (reissue) Cohen Media 10,300 (10,300) 1 0.01
Pays Seville 6,900 (1,150) 6 0.01
Life on the Line Lionsgate 4,500 (410) 11 0.01
Blood on the Mountain Abramorama 3,200 (1,600) 2 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – November 17, 2016)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (14) 2319.1 23.70%
Warner Bros. (23) 1653.5 16.90%
20th Century Fox (21) 1349.5 13.80%
Universal (19) 1229.1 12.60%
Sony (24) 852.1 8.70%
Paramount (14) 696.6 7.10%
Lionsgate (26) 541.2 5.50%
Focus (12) 184 1.90%
STX (6) 165.6 1.70%
Open Road (7) 92.1 0.95%
Weinstein Co. (9) 59.6 0.60%
A24 (11) 54.5 0.60%
Other * (365) 570.1 5.90%
9767 100.00%
* none greater than 0.45%
Top Domestic Grossers (January 1 – November 17, 2016)
Title Distributor Box Office
Finding Dory BV 486,113,416
Captain America: Civil War BV 408,084,349
The Secret Life of Pets Uni 367,272,980
The Jungle Book BV 364,001,123
Deadpool Fox 363,070,709
Zootopia BV 341,268,248
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice WB 331,123,905
Suicide Squad WB 325,363,979
Star Wars: The Force Awakens * BV 284,378,657
The Revenant Fox 182,765,375
Doctor Strange BV 163,866,877
Jason Bourne Uni 162,408,364
Star Trek Beyond Par 159,279,029
X-Men: Apocalypse Fox 155,978,223
Kung Fu Panda 3 Fox 143,528,619
Ghostbusters Sony 128,350,574
Central Intelligence WB 128,135,205
The Legend of Tarzan WB 126,993,715
Sully WB 123,947,237
Bad Moms STX/eOne 113,475,667
* Does not include 2015 box office

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|29.6|4144|New|29.6
Doctor Strange|4.8|3694|-68%|168.7
Trolls|3.9|3945|-68%|102.6
Arrival|3.4|2335|-64%|35
Almost Christmas|2|2379|-66%|20.4
Hacksaw Ridge|1.9|2883|-50%|38
The Edge of Seventeen|1.7|1945|New|1.7
Bleed for This|0.9|1549|New|0.9
The Accountant|0.6|1423|-60%|79.7
Shut In|0.5|2006|-65%|4.9
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Also Debuting||||
Nocturnal Animals|0.16|37||
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada|0.1|92||
Manchester By the Sea|72,600|4||
I Am Not Madame Bovary|66,400|39||
Force 2|37,200|49||
The Take|11,100|100||
Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened|8,850|2||
A Street Cat Named Bob|6,800|23||
Daughters of the Dust (reissue)|3,400|1||
Pays|1,900|5||
Life on the Line|1,500|2||
Blood on the Mountain|1,500|2||

The Weekend Report

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Doctor Strange continued to cast his spell on the world with the top spot in the domestic arena estimated at $43.4 million. The session saw three new national releases with the alien Arrival in position three with $24.1 million and right behind the urban family comedy Almost Christmas grossing $15.5 million. Haunted house thriller Shut In had a much fainter pulse of $3.7 million.

Among exclusives, France’s Oscar foreign-language submission Elle bowed with an impressive $54,500 from two screens. But the big noise was the $119,000 box office for the controversial (content and technical) Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk that dipped into the fray with two 4K engagements. It also proved a good weekend for glacial expansions with excellent holds for The Eagle Huntress, A Man Called Ove and Moonlight.

International day-and-day titles included Telugu Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo (along with a Tamil-dubbed version) was off to a solid start of $417,000 while Punjabi anime Chaar Sahibzaade drew an OK $250,000. Hindi Rock On 2 failed to ignite with a $85,400 tally.

Overall revenues generated slightly more than $160 million and dipped 17% from last weekend. However that was sufficient to see a sturdy 51% improvement from 2015 when the second weekend of Spectre led with $33.7 million and the top newcomer was Meet the Coopers with an $8.3 million box office.

In addition to continued potency in North America Captain America grossed an estimated $60 million internationally to bring its foreign cume to $340 million.

Despite division, depression and dissention following the U.S. election there appeared to be no radical impact on moviegoing with all three new entries performing close to expectations. The most ambitious of the trio Arrival received respectful to laudatory critical response but may have a hard time surviving the ferocious volume of awards season releases. Studio exit demos identified the initial audience as 52% male with 85% of viewers aged 25 and older.

Getting an early start on the holidays Almost Christmas played decidedly to its core with 71% of viewers identified as African American. Overall the crowd was 54% female with 60% aged 25-years and older.

While not literally a shut out Shut In’s audience was 56% female with 60% of ticket buyers aged 25-years and younger.

Weekend (estimates) November 11 – 13, 2016
Title Distributor Gross (average) % chng Thtrs Cume
Doctor Strange BV 43.4 (11,180) -49% 3882 153.4
Trolls Fox 35.3 (8,690) -24% 4066 94.3
Arrival Par 24.1 (10,390) NEW 2317 24.1
Almost Christmas Uni 15.5 (6,540) NEW 2376 15.5
Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate/Elevation 10.8 (3,740) -29% 2886 32.3
The Accountant WB 4.5 (1,940) -23% 2342 77.7
Shut In Europa/VVS 3.7 (1,780) NEW 2058 3.7
Boo! A Madea Halloween Lionsgate 3.6 (1,710) -54% 2104 70.5
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Par 3.4 (1,300) -38% 2584 54.6
Inferno Sony 3.3 (1,230) -47% 2656 31.6
Ouija: Origin of Evil Uni 1.8 (1,150) -54% 1538 34.3
The Girl on the Train Uni 1.7 (1,660) -38% 1008 73.4
Moonlight A24 1.3 (7,550) 8% 176 4.7
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Fox 1.2 (1,290) -40% 955 85.2
Keeping Up with the Joneses Fox .57 (1,110) -48% 510 14.3
Loving Focus .53 (11,500) 231% 46 0.74
Storks WB .50 (1,160) -50% 428 70.8
Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo Praneeth .42 (4,490) NEW 93 0.42
Deepwater Horizon Lionsgate/Elevation .40 (1,020) -47% 390 60.6
A Man Called Ove Music Box .37 (1,940) 0% 190 2.4
Sully WB .35 (1,160) -33% 303 123.8
The Secret Life of Pets Uni .30 (1,340) 6% 221 367.2
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Fox Intl .27 (1,640) -66% 163 4.1
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life CBS .26 (1,160) -35% 226 19.5
Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur Eros .25 (2,580) NEW 98 0.25
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $155.20
% Change (Last Year) 51%
% Change (Last Week) -17%
Also debuting/expanding
The Handmaiden Magnolia .22 (1,900) -20% 115 1.2
The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics .19 (6,250) 268% 31 0.28
Denial Bleecker St/Elevation .15 (1,250) -48% 121 3.8
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk Sony .12 (59,350) 2 0.12
Certain Women IFC .10 (1,000) -40% 103 0.92
Rock On 2 Eros 85,400 (900) 95 0.09
Mr. Donkey China Lion 60,200 (2,230) -26% 27 0.31
Gimme Danger Magnolia 58,600 (1,010) -54% 58 0.3
Elle Sony Classics 54,500 (27,250) 2 0.05
American Pastorale Lionsgate 45,300 (770) -46% 59 0.51
The Love Witch Osilloscope 21,400 (3,570) 6 0.02
Chocolat A-Z Films 14,700 (1,340) 11 0.01
Disturbing the Peace Abramorama 10,300 (5,150) 2 0.01
Aanandam LJ Films 8,300 (920) 9 0.01
Lahore se Aagey ARY 7,100 (510) 14 0.01
The Monster A24 6,200 (360) 17 0.01
No Pay, Nudity Monterey 3,600 (1,200) 3 0.01
National Bird FilmRise 3,400 (3,400) 1 0.01
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage Saban 3,400 (260) 13 0.01
Come and Find Me Saban 3,300 (300) 11 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 1 – November 10, 2016)
Distributor (releases) Box Office Market Share
Buena Vista (14) 2264.7 23.70%
Warner Bros. (22) 1637.5 17.10%
20th Century Fox (21) 1307.3 13.70%
Universal (18) 1205.7 12.60%
Sony (23) 847.1 8.90%
Paramount (14) 662.1 6.90%
Lionsgate (26) 523.2 5.50%
Focus (12) 183.1 1.90%
STX (6) 165.4 1.70%
Open Road (7) 92.1 0.95%
Weinstein Co. (9) 59.6 0.60%
A24 (11) 53.1 0.55%
CBS (3) 46.1 0.50%
Roadside Attractions (10) 45.9 0.50%
Other * (346) 468.3 4.90%
9561.2 100.00%
* none greater than 0.45%