The Weekend Report Archive for August, 2011

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Almost as though The South was getting back at critics in the Northeast Corridor, Hurricane Help is estimating a drop of just 28% in its third weekend. The only newcomer to crack double digits is Columbiana.

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The Weekend Report: August 21, 2011

The box office got some unexpected assistance as The Help rose to the top of weekend ticket sales with an estimated $20.4 million. However a quartet – three in 3D – of new national releases failed to enliven late summer movie going. Best of the newcomers was a fourth installment of the pre-teen targeted Spy Kids that grossed $11.8 million to rank third in the lineup.

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The Weekend Report, August 14, 2011

The chimps beat off the competition as the second weekend of Rise of the Planet of the Apes earned bragging rights with an estimated $27.1 million to rank at the top of the ticket buying list. It was close but no cigar for the debut of the 60s-set race comedy-drama The Help that bowed to $25.2 million.

Three additional films made national debuts during the frame. Final Destination 5 ranked third with $18.1 million while the irreverent 30 Minutes or Less slotted fifth with $13.1 million. And it wasn’t a gleeful moment as Glee: The 3D Concert Movie suffered stage fright with $5.8 million.

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You can’t keep a good chimp down (or orangutan) and the re-booted Rise of the Planet of the Apes swung a wide arc with an estimated $54.2 million bow that handily set it atop weekend movie going. The frame’s other wide debut, the comic The Change-Up, chuckled into fourth slot with $13.5 million.

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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