The Weekend Report Archive for January, 2014

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A very quiet box office weekend with only one new wide release, I, Frankenstein, which pieced together a near-dead $8.1 million opening. Re-expansions of Dallas Buyers Club, 12 Years A Slave, and Gravity all did $1.9m-$2m over the weekend. Ride Along is well on its way to being the first $100m domestic grosser for both Ice Cube and Kevin Hart as leads.

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Buddy comedy Ride Along breezed into the top slot on the Martin Luther King holiday session with an estimated $41.2 million debut (all figures reflect 3-day portion of the weekend). Three other films made national bows with the family animated The Nut Job displaying unexpected strength of $20.5 million and the rebooted Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit submerged below expectations with $16.9 million. The chiller Devil’s Due was further down the list with a spooky $8.5 million.

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The true-life war zone endurance saga Lone Survivor hit a bull’s-eye in its national debut with an estimated $38.5 million. That left the session’s only wide newcomer, The Legend of Hercules, looking less than buff with $8.7 million, slotting it fourth in the lineup.

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It was the big chill for newcomer Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones as it got iced by Frozen for top spot at the weekend box office. The sole freshman national release bowed to an estimated $18.2 million, roughly $2.5 million behind the animated princess.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Crazy Rich Asians 7.2 3384 NEW 16
The Meg 5.8 4118 -64% 68.4
Mile 22 5.2 3520 NEW 5.2
Alpha 3.3 2719 NEW 3.3
Mission: Impossible - Fallout 3 3482 -44% 173.2
Christopher Robin 2.6 3602 -29% 60.6
BlacKKKlansman 2 1788 -45% 18
Slender Man 1.4 2358 -71% 17.2
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 1 2270 -41% 108.8
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 1 2187 -32% 151.2
Also Debuting
Geetha Govindam 0.27 181
Gold 0.13 194
Kolamavu Kokila 49,000 54
The Wife 32,900 4
Mr. & Mrs. 420 Returns 27,900 31
Satyameva Jayate 27,000 43
Les As de la jungle 21,800 37
We the Animals 20,300 3
Europe Raiders 19,800 37
Juliet, Naked 19,400 4
Blaze 8,900 2
Down a Dark Hall 3,450 14
Memoir of War 3,200 2
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich 2,700 16
Minding the Gap 2,600 4
A Whale of a Tale 1,900 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