The Weekend Report Archive for July, 2011

The Weekend Report: July 31, 2011

It was an unexpected horse race at the box office with the cross genre Cowboys & Aliens going toe-to-toe with the animated exploits of the original Blue Men Group The Smurfs. Initial estimates gave the former a slight edge with $36.1 million to the latter’s $36 million but that could all change tomorrow. The session’s other national opening was the ensemble comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love that bowed fifth with $19.1 million.

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The Weekend Report: July 24, 2011

The Captain does a pretty good Thor imitation, Friends With Benefits skews older than expected, and Mr. Potter keeps rolling along. Meanwhile, in indie, Woody Allen drops screens, but keeps the same gross as he builds on his best-ever domestic gross.

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The Weekend Report, July 17, 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 2 debuted to a record breaking estimate of $168.6 million domestically and corralled roughly 65% of the marketplace in its debut and the series finale.

Marked on the curve the rest of the newcomers had to settle for chump change. A new Winnie the Pooh targeted at viewers not quite ready for Potter ranked sixth with $7.8 million. And in the niches there was an excellent bow for Bollywood’s latest Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara of $820,000 and a sturdy initial salvo of $104,000 for Tamil language Deiva Thirumagan at 22 venues.

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The Weekend Report: July 10, 2011

As expected the second weekend of Transformers: Dark of the Moon retained top spot at the box office with an estimated $46.7 million tally that transported it to the head of 2011 domestic grossers with a $260.7 million cume. The two incoming national releases followed with the self descriptive Horrible Bosses bowing to $27.9 million and the light comic menagerie of The Zookeeper sweeping up $20.7 million.

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The Weekend Report (4 day) – July 4, 2001

Transformers: Dark of the Moon certainly had an effect on other business with last week’s leader Cars 2 taking a 60% hit and most of the other holdovers dropping at least by half. The newcomers both performed at the low end of projections even if they attracted their target audiences. Larry Crowne not unexpectedly had exit demos that translated into 64% female and 81% older than 35 years of age.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
12 Strong WB 5.6 3002 NEW
Den of Thieves STX/VVS 5.6 2432 NEW
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 4.8 3704 -21%
The Post Fox 3.5 2851 -41%
The Greatest Showman Fox 3 2823 -2%
The Commuter Lionsgate 2 2892 -57%
Insidious: The Last Key Uni 1.8 2546 -48%
Paddington 2 WB 1.8 3702 -27%
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 1.6 2456 -41%
Forever My Girl Roadside Attractions 1.5 1115 NEW
Also Debuting
Mary and the Witch's Flower Gkids 0.31 149
Hochelaga, Terre des ames Seville 40,900 32
Colao Caribbean 36,100 7
A Better Tomorrow 2018 Media Asia 19,900 31
The Final Year Magnolia 18,900 28
The Road Movie Oscilloscope 5,800 14
Mom and Dad Momentum 5,500 50
Beuys Kino 3,400 1
Small Town Crime Saban 2,100 9
A Ciambra IFC 1,700 1
3-Day Estimates Weekend % Chg Cume
No Good Dead 24.4 (11,230) NEW 24.4
Dolphin Tale 2 16.6 (4,540) NEW 16.6
Guardians of the Galaxy 7.9 (2,550) -23% 305.8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4.8 (1,630) -26% 181.1
The Drop 4.4 (5,480) NEW 4.4
Let's Be Cops 4.3 (1,570) -22% 73
If I Stay 4.0 (1,320) -28% 44.9
The November Man 2.8 (1,030) -36% 22.5
The Giver 2.5 (1,120) -26% 41.2
The Hundred-Foot Journey 2.5 (1,270) -21% 49.4