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Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

I Never Drink … Whine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Weekend (estimates) July 13 – 15, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Sony 43.9 (10,290) NEW 4267 45.3
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 29.2 (6,950) -62% 4206 133.2
Skyscraper Uni 25.5 (6,730) NEW 3782 25.5
Incredibles 2 BV 16.2 (4,360) -43% 3705 535.8
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 15.5 (4,190) -46% 3695 363.3
The First Purge Uni 9.1 (3,000) -47% 3038 49.5
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna 4.2 (5,230) 479% 805 5.3
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony 3.8 (1,880) -51% 2006 43.1
Uncle Drew Lionsgate/Elevation 3.2 (1,870) -52% 1702 36.7
Ocean’s 8 WB 2.9 (1,780) -43% 1618 132.2
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 1.9 (2,150) -27% 868 15.8
Tag WB 1.3 (1,310) -58% 982 51.3
Three Identical Strangers Neon 1.2 (7,020) 71% 167 2.5
Leave No Trace Bleecker Street 1.1 (3,700) 185% 311 2.1
Deadpool 2 Fox .78 (1,320) -54% 588 316.2
Avengers: Infinity War BV .59 (1,580) -37% 375 676
Whitney Roadside Attractions .52 (1,280) -59% 408 2.3
Sanju Fox Intl .51 (2,280) -60% 223 7.1
Hereditary A24/Elevation .44 (1,450) -57% 305 43
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV .39 (1,250) -63% 315 211.9
Book Club Par .27 (860) -38% 311 67.8
Eighth Grade A24 .25 (63,300) NEW 4 0.25
RBG Magnolia .23 (1,790) -35% 131 12.8
Superfly Sony .21 (1,170) -67% 178 20.3
La Chute de l’empire American Seville .19 (2,920) 9% 64 1.2
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $162.70
% Change (Last Year) 3%
% Change (Last Week) -12%
Also debuting/expanding
Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan VP Films .16 (4,460) 37 0.16
Soorma Sony .16 (3,220) 50 0.16
Tamil Padam 2 Prime Media .16 (2,470) 64 0.16
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky .12 (1,160) -54% 101 2.2
RX 100 CountrySide .11 (1,210) 89 0.11
Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot Amazon 84,500 (21,120) 4 0.08
Kadaikutty Singham Woodside 78,600 (1080) 73 0.08
American Animals Orchard 77,100 (990) -49% 78 2.7
Boundaries Sony Classics 76,300 (530) -68% 145 0.56
The Catch Was a Spy IFC 57,400 (1,100) -42% 52 0.58
Shock and Awe Vertical 36,200 (570) 64 0.04
Vijetha Telugu 33,900 (500) 68 0.03
Dark Money PBS 7,700 (7,700) 1 0.01
The Devil’s Doorway IFC 5,100 (360) 14 0.01
What Will People Say Kino 3,900 (3,900) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – July 12, 2018
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (9) 2410.4 36.40%
Universal (12) 798.4 12.10%
Warner Bros. (19) 730.5 11.00%
20th Century Fox (10) 698.9 10.60%
Sony (13) 455.7 6.90%
Paramount (7) 344.6 5.20%
Lionsgate (10) 191.6 2.90%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.7 2.10%
STX (6) 138.4 2.10%
Roadside Attractions (6) 100.9 1.50%
Focus (8) 100.5 1.50%
A24 (7) 62.7 0.95%
Entertainment (3) 51.7 0.80%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.55%
Global Road (4) 31.3 0.50%
Other * (222) 323.6 4.90%
6616 100%
* none greater than 0.4%
Top Global Grossers (January 2 – July 12, 2018)
Title Distributor Box Office (millions)
Avenger Infinity War BV 2,040,642,191
Black Panther BV 1,316,165,132
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 1,092,952,066
Incredibles 2 BV 807,107,820
Deadpool 2 Fox 726,649,362
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle * Sony 619,198,486
Operation Red Sea Bona; Well Go 584,005,699
Ready Player One WB 580,558,108
Detective Chinatown 2 Wanda; WB 542,745,147
Rampage WB 424,654,289
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 383,672,182
Fifty Shades Freed Uni 371,476,815
Monster Hunt 2 Edko; Lionsgate 361,925,606
Peter Rabbit Sony 350,387,332
The Greatest Showman * Fox 345,060,810
A Quiet Place Par 332,091,424
Pacific Rim Uprising Uni; Legendary 290,659,971
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Fox 288,142,892
Star Wars: The Last Jedi * BV 278,351,455
Coco * BV 273,862,339
Tomb Raider WB 273,550,972
Ex- File 3 * Huayi; China Lions 261,718,877
Ocean’s 8 WB 244,183,547
Ant-Man and the Wasp BV 219,559,533
Us and Them Huaxia 212,892,900
* does not include 2017 box office

 

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

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

Weekend Report

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

What’s Buzzin’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

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

* includes previews

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

Hubble, Bubble, Dribble, Trouble

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Incredibles 2*|71.4|4410|NEW|71.4
Ocean’s 8|5.9|4145|-62%|65.5
Tag|5.4|3382|NEW|5.4
Solo: A Star Wars Story|2.3|3182|-44%|186.1
Deadpool 2|2.3|3212|-40%|288.2
Hereditary|2.2|2998|-57%|22.3
Superfly|1.8|2220|NEW|4
Avengers: Infinity War|1.4|2164|-24%|660.3
Adrift|0.65|1929|-57%|25.4
Gotti|0.6|503|NEW|0.6
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* includes previews||||
||||
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Also Debuting||||
Race 3|0.59|313||
Sammohanam|0.1|121||
Naa Nuvve|15,100|118||
Eating Animals|12,200|2||
7 Din Mohabbat In|8,900|31||
Outez-moi d’un doute|2,900|11||
Five Seasons: Gardens of Piet Oudolf|2,200|4||
The Yellow Birds|2,000|14||
The Year of Spectacular Men|1,800|11||
Straight Into a Storm|1,800|1||
Gabriel and the Mountain|1,500|2||

The Weekend Report

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Cinelicious

Truly living up to its name Incredibles 2 opened to record-breaking returns estimated at $180.1 million. The animated yarn accounted for about two-thirds of all tickets sold for the frame. Still two other new films attempted a bit of counter-programming with the droll Tag succeeding in grabbing a niche with $14.4 million in third position while Superfly got swatted down with $6.2 million.

The true-life crime saga Gotti managed to escape a fated direct-to-video verdict and grossed $1.6 million in a limited wide debut. In the niches the Hindi Race 3 also rang up a $1.6 million launch with its Indian debut eyeing a very potent $15 million weekend during its Eid holiday session. Telugu-lingo Sammohanam was lower down the ladder with a $327,000 opening weekend tally.

A couple of alternative titles – American Animals, Hearts Beat Loud – effectively squeezed out expansions. And among exclusive newcomers Eating Animals devoured a tasteful $31,300 box office from two engagements.

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

Thanks to continuing exposure on a variety of platforms Incredibles 2 didn’t seem like a movie 14-years in the making. And perhaps as a tip to its timelessness it literally resumed its story where the 2004 movie concluded. Industry pundits anticipated a domestic bow in the arena of $145 million to $150 million and its $18.5 million return from Thursday previews didn’t significantly alter that bit of crystal ballgazing.

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

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

However, the big noise overseas remained Jurissac World: Fallen Kingdom that rang up a second weekend gross estimated at $174 million including a Chinese premiere weekend of $112 million. It has an overseas cume of $370 million prior to its domestic bow later this week and has the industry humming I believe in dinos.

Tag proffered that you cannot root out the boy in the man and assembled a charismatic cast to prove that point. Essentially a high-end programmer, the film wound up on the high end of tracking that suggested a $13 million to $15 million first weekend. Though expected to tilt male tracking claimed 51% of viewers were female and more likely accurate 76% were aged 25-years and older.

One would be hard pressed to find a significant slice of folk conversant with 1972’s Superfly that starred and was directed Gordon Parks Jr. who died in a tragic plane crash. The new film retains the bare bones of the original plot but failed to generate more than a modicum of buzz. Its studio opted to get ahead of the Incredibles with a Wednesday debut that netted about $2.1 million prior to the weekend with hopes of a 5-day box office of $10 million or $11 million. Exit polling revealed an audience that was 53% male with 72% aged 25-years and older.

 

Weekend (estimates) June 15 – 17, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Incredibles 2 BV 180.1 (40,830) NEW 4410 180
Ocean’s 8 WB 19.5 (4,710) -53% 4145 79.1
Tag WB 14.4 (4,270) NEW 3382 14.4
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 9.2 (2,900) -42% 3182 193
Deadpool 2 Fox 8.7 (2,710) -38% 3212 295
Hereditary A24/Elevation 6.9 (2,290) -49% 2998 27
Superfly Sony 6.2 (2,810) NEW 2220 8.4
Avengers: Infinity War BV 5.3 (2,460) -26% 2164 664
Adrift STX/VVS 2.1 (1,070) -61% 1929 26.8
Book Club Par 1.9 (1,140) -56% 1656 62
Gotti Vertical 1.7 (3,300) NEW 503 1.7
Race 3 Yash Raj 1.6 (5,210) NEW 315 1.6
A Wrinkle in Time BV 1.3 (5,270) 1165% 245 99.5
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus .97 (10,130) 105% 96 2
Hotel Artemis Global Road/Cineplex .93 (410) -71% 2299 5.7
Upgrade Focus .50 (780) -79% 646 11.1
Life of the Party WB .44 (730) -80% 608 51.9
Breaking In Uni .42 (840) -71% 504 45.2
RBG Magnolia .41 (1,660) -45% 249 10
Overboard Lionsgate .36 (620) -69% 581 48.5
A Quiet Place Par .36 (900) -66% 397 187
Sammohanam Nirvana .35 (2,870) NEW 121 0.42
First Reformed A24 .32 (1,180) -42% 273 2.4
Rampage WB .26 (910) -46% 288 96.4
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky .23 (2,890) 214% 81 0.33
American Animals Orchard .21 (2,940) -9% 71 0.75
Also debuting/expanding
The Seagull Sony Classics .14 (650) 37% 211 0.87
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 78,200 (6,020) -18% 6 0.85
The Rider Sony Classics 69,500 (740) -43% 94 2.1
Believer Well Go 57,300 (2,730) -61% 21 0.28
Naa Nuvve LA Telugu 37,400 (320) 118 0.1
Eating Animals IFC 33,100 (16,550) 2 0.03
7 Din Mohabbat In B4U 31,300 (1,230) 31 0.03
Outez-moi d’un doute Axia 10,300 (940) 11 0.01
Five Seasons: Gardens of Piet Oudolf Argot 5,800 (1,450) 4 0.01
The Yellow Birds Saban 5,200 (1,010) 17 0.01
The Year of Spectacular Men MarVista 4,800 (440) 11 0.01
Gabriel and the Mountain Strand 4,700 (2,350) 2 0.01
Straight Into a Storm Abramorama 3,200 (3,200) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 14, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 1788.4 34.00%
20th Century Fox (9) 662.4 12.60%
Warner Bros. (19) 606.1 11.50%
Universal (9) 405.8 7.70%
Sony (11) 394.5 7.50%
Paramount (7) 335.3 6.40%
Lionsgate (9) 156.4 3.00%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.3 2.70%
STX (6) 132.5 2.50%
Roadside Attractions (5) 98.9 1.90%
Focus (8) 85.9 1.60%
Entertainment (3) 51.6 1.00%
A24 (7) 41.1 0.75%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.70%
Global Road (4) 28.9 0.55%
Neon (4) 25.8 0.50%
Other * (191) 267 5.10%
5257 100%
* none greater than 0.45%

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

Cinelicious

Truly living up to its name Incredibles 2 opened to record-breaking returns estimated at $180.1 million. The animated yarn accounted for about two-thirds of all tickets sold for the frame. Still two other new films attempted a bit of counter-programming with the droll Tag succeeding in grabbing a niche with $14.4 million in third position while Superfly got swatted down with $6.2 million.

The true-life crime saga Gotti managed to escape a fated direct-to-video verdict and grossed $1.6 million in a limited wide debut. In the niches the Hindi Race 3 also rang up a $1.6 million launch with its Indian debut eyeing a very potent $15 million weekend during its Eid holiday session. Telugu-lingo Sammohanam was lower down the ladder with a $327,000 opening weekend tally.

A couple of alternative titles _ American Animals, Hearts Beat Loud _ effectively squeezed out expansions. And among exclusive newcomers Eating Animals devoured a tasteful $31,300 box office from two engagements.

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

Thanks to continuing exposure on a variety of platforms Incredibles 2 didn’t seem like a movie 14-years in the making. And perhaps as a tip to its timelessness it literally resumed its story where the 2004 movie concluded. Industry pundits anticipated a domestic bow in the arena of $145 million to $150 million and its $18.5 million return from Thursday previews didn’t significantly alter that bit of crystal ballgazing.

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

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

However, the big noise overseas remained Jurissac World: Fallen Kingdom that rang up a second weekend gross estimated at $174 million including a Chinese premiere weekend of $112 million. It has an overseas cume of $370 million prior to its domestic bow later this week and has the industry humming I believe in dinos.

Tag proffered that you cannot root out the boy in the man and assembled a charismatic cast to prove that point. Essentially a high-end programmer, the film wound up on the high end of tracking that suggested a $13 million to $15 million first weekend. Though expected to tilt male tracking claimed 51% of viewers were female and more likely accurate 76% were aged 25-years and older.

One would be hard pressed to find a significant slice of folk conversant with 1972’s Superfly that starred and was directed Gordon Parks Jr. who died in a tragic plane crash. The new film retains the bare bones of the original plot but failed to generate more than a modicum of buzz. Its studio opted to get ahead of the Incredibles with a Wednesday debut that netted about $2.1 million prior to the weekend with hopes of a 5-day box office of $10 million or $11 million. Exit polling revealed an audience that was 53% male with 72% aged 25-years and older.

 

Weekend (estimates) June 15 – 17, 2018
Title Distributor Gross (avg) % chng Thtrs Cume
Incredibles 2 BV 180.1 (40,830) NEW 4410 180
Ocean’s 8 WB 19.5 (4,710) -53% 4145 79.1
Tag WB 14.4 (4,270) NEW 3382 14.4
Solo: A Star Wars Story BV 9.2 (2,900) -42% 3182 193
Deadpool 2 Fox 8.7 (2,710) -38% 3212 295
Hereditary A24/Elevation 6.9 (2,290) -49% 2998 27
Superfly Sony 6.2 (2,810) NEW 2220 8.4
Avengers: Infinity War BV 5.3 (2,460) -26% 2164 664
Adrift STX/VVS 2.1 (1,070) -61% 1929 26.8
Book Club Par 1.9 (1,140) -56% 1656 62
Gotti Vertical 1.7 (3,300) NEW 503 1.7
Race 3 Yash Raj 1.6 (5,210) NEW 315 1.6
A Wrinkle in Time BV 1.3 (5,270) 1165% 245 99.5
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus .97 (10,130) 105% 96 2
Hotel Artemis Global Road/Cineplex .93 (410) -71% 2299 5.7
Upgrade Focus .50 (780) -79% 646 11.1
Life of the Party WB .44 (730) -80% 608 51.9
Breaking In Uni .42 (840) -71% 504 45.2
RBG Magnolia .41 (1,660) -45% 249 10
Overboard Lionsgate .36 (620) -69% 581 48.5
A Quiet Place Par .36 (900) -66% 397 187
Sammohanam Nirvana .35 (2,870) NEW 121 0.42
First Reformed A24 .32 (1,180) -42% 273 2.4
Rampage WB .26 (910) -46% 288 96.4
Hearts Beat Loud Gunpowder & Sky .23 (2,890) 214% 81 0.33
American Animals Orchard .21 (2,940) -9% 71 0.75
Weekend Total ($500,000+ Films) $261.30
% Change (Last Year) 40%
% Change (Last Week) 122%
Also debuting/expanding
The Seagull Sony Classics .14 (650) 37% 211 0.87
2001: A Space Odyssey (reissue) WB 78,200 (6,020) -18% 6 0.85
The Rider Sony Classics 69,500 (740) -43% 94 2.1
Believer Well Go 57,300 (2,730) -61% 21 0.28
Naa Nuvve LA Telugu 37,400 (320) 118 0.1
Eating Animals IFC 33,100 (16,550) 2 0.03
7 Din Mohabbat In B4U 31,300 (1,230) 31 0.03
Outez-moi d’un doute Axia 10,300 (940) 11 0.01
Five Seasons: Gardens of Piet Oudolf Argot 5,800 (1,450) 4 0.01
The Yellow Birds Saban 5,200 (1,010) 17 0.01
The Year of Spectacular Men MarVista 4,800 (440) 11 0.01
Gabriel and the Mountain Strand 4,700 (2,350) 2 0.01
Straight Into a Storm Abramorama 3,200 (3,200) 1 0.01
Domestic Market Share (January 2 – June 14, 2018)
Distributor (releases) Box Office (millions) Market Share
Buena Vista (8) 1788.4 34.00%
20th Century Fox (9) 662.4 12.60%
Warner Bros. (19) 606.1 11.50%
Universal (9) 405.8 7.70%
Sony (11) 394.5 7.50%
Paramount (7) 335.3 6.40%
Lionsgate (9) 156.4 3.00%
Fox Searchlight (4) 139.3 2.70%
STX (6) 132.5 2.50%
Roadside Attractions (5) 98.9 1.90%
Focus (8) 85.9 1.60%
Entertainment (3) 51.6 1.00%
A24 (7) 41.1 0.75%
MGM (2) 37.1 0.70%
Global Road (4) 28.9 0.55%
Neon (4) 25.8 0.50%
Other * (191) 267 5.10%
5257 100%
* none greater than 0.45%

Friday Estimates

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

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

* includes Thursday opening

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Aimless: Nul Points

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday Box Office Estimates

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

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

The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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The Weekend Report

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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