The Weekend Report Archive for October, 2013

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From the sublime to the ridiculous, the debut of Bad Grandpa led weekend movie going with an estimated $31.8 million. The Counselor, the session’s other major national debut, got clobbered in a fourth place finish that courted a dismal $8 million. Exclusive newcomers were also generally disappointing though nonfiction The Square on the Egyptian Arab Spring posted $12,600 from a solo rally. Also strong was the U.S. release of Cannes winner Blue is the Warmest Color with a $105,000 box office from four screens following its bow in Quebec three weeks ago.

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Gravity continued to spin in a high orbit with an estimated $31.1 million to top session movie going. The industry had to be thankful for the film’s momentum as a trio of new national releases failed to reach their presumed apex. The re-imagined Carrie bowed to $16.4 million and slotted third behind Captain Phillips. The combo of Stallone and Schwarzenegger provided Escape Plan with a tepid $9.7 million and the ripped from the headlines The Fifth Estate grossed a WeakiLeaks $1.7 million. A flood of exclusives provide only a couple of bright spots including the stranded at sea All is Lost with Robert Redford not such a victim to the elements on a box office of $94,400 from six berths. But the big noise was the phenomenal $960,000 launch of 12 Years a Slave from 19 screens.

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The attraction was considerable as Gravity retained a commanding pull in the marketplace with an estimated $43.6 million, a relatively modest 22% lower orbit from its opening box office. That meant that the critically-acclaimed Captain Phillips had to settle for second mate with a solid debut of $25.8 million. The session’s only other national newcomer was genre actioner Machete Kills, which grossed $3.7 million.

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You can’t hear a shout-out in space. But on Earth, Gravity handily pulled down an estimated $54.8 million to rest atop the box office charts. The frame’s only other national release was thriller Runner Runner that turned third place with $7.6 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