The Weekend Report Archive for May, 2014

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Neighbors debuted at the top with an estimated $51 million. That didn’t leave a lot for the session’s two other freshmen. Faith-based comedy Moms’ Night Out slotted in position seven with $4.1 million, while animated family yarn Legends of Oz was right behind with $3.7 million. Neighbors was off to a solid start with $2.7 million from Thursday previews but the picture became clear when Saturday estimates showed the Seth Rogen-Zac Efron vehicle nearly doubling (with previews) the costumed crimefighter’s box office. It surprised the studio landing second (behind Ted) among biggest-ever-opening R-rated comedies.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dominated the box office with an estimated $91.8 million opening that accounted for roughly 55% of all weekend sales. The web-slinger was the sole national newcomer… imagine that. Among exclusive openers there were a couple of bright lights. The Brit import Belle, centering on true-story historical racial discrimination, scored a solid $104,000 launch at four locations while acclaimed Polish drama Ida grossed $51,300 at three convents.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 6.1 3849 -43% 262.2
The Post 5.9 2819 1083% 10.4
The Commuter 4.5 2892 NEW 4.5
Insidious: The Last Key 3.4 3150 -73% 39.6
Proud Mary 3.1 2125 NEW 3.1
The Greatest Showman 3.1 2938 -26% 85.8
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2.7 3090 -59% 582.9
Paddington 2 2.4 3702 NEW 2.4
Pitch Perfect 3 1.4 2505 -57% 90.4
Darkest Hour 1.2 1693 -32% 32.4
Also Debuting
Thaanaa Serndha Kootam 91,650 89
Agnyaathavaasi - Prince in Exile 89,100 353
Condorito 52,600 153
Jai Simha 34,900 78
Ang Panday 27,600 43
Mukabaaz 13,300 17
Sketch 9,900 55
Ang Larawan 8,700 14
Parchi 6,350 35
The Insult 5,700 3
Acts of Violence 3,400 12
Lover for a Day 2,900 1
Saturday Church 2,300 2
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