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
Super Troopers 2 7.9 2038 NEW 7.9
A Quiet Place 6.4 3808 39% 117
I Feel Pretty 6.1 3440 NEW 6.1
Rampage 5 4115 46% 50.6
Truth or Dare 2.5 3068 70% 25
Blockers 2.1 3134 36% 43.4
Ready Player One 1.9 3208 36% 121
Bharat Ane Nenu 1.5 323 NEW 1.5
Traffik 1.4 1046 NEW 1.4
Black Panther 1.2 1930 16% 678
Also Debuting
Little Pink House 10,300 8
Beyond the Clounds 8,800 41
Khido Khundi 8,500 33
Dude's Manual 7,400 14
Ghost Stories 5,300 1
Godard Mon Amour 4,100 4
L'Apparition 3,900 6
The Devil and Father Amorth 3,300 3
Eye on Juliet 2,300 9
Le Corbeau (reissue) 2,200 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