The Weekend Report Archive for August, 2015

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Straight Outta Compton continued to diss the competition as it stayed atop session box office with an estimated $13.2 million. Of a trio of newcomers, only faith-targeted War Room generated strong response with a $10.8 million debut at 1135 spare rooms. The other new releases got creamed with the political thriller No Escape grossing $8.2 million and EDM drama We Are Your Friends gaining no beats at $1.7 million.

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Straight Outta Compton readily retained bragging rights atop the weekend chart with an estimated $26.7 million. That tally helped push Universal to a 2015 gross of more than $2.1 billion, smashing the benchmark set in 2009 by Warner… and that still leaves four months and seven releases to come for the distrib. The flipside is that we have entered the period where distribs release “disappointments” to quietly play out the season. Three new films ho-hummed into the fray. Leading the pack in third position was Sinister 2 with $10.6 million followed by Hitman: Agent 47 knocking off $8.1 million and American Ultra blowing smoke at $5.5 million.

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It was Straight Outta Compton and right to the top of weekend viewing with a potent estimated $56 million debut. The transition of The Man from U.N.C.L.E to the big screen disappointed with a $13.5 million start. Exclusive newcomers were chockablock with encouraging prospects, including nonfiction Himalayan conquest Meru posting $91,400 from seven screens and Amerindie Mistress America waving the flag with $93,600 from four engagements.

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation remained at the top of weekend moviegoing with an estimated $29.4 million much to the surprise of tracking that favored the incoming Fantastic Four. But the reboot of the Marvel franchise sputtered in second spot with $26.2 million. Other wide releases included the spooky The Gift, the maiden release of distrib STX, in third position with $12.2 million and a disappointing start for discordant drama Ricki and the Flash of $6.7 million. Also underperforming was highly-praised animated Shaun the Sheep with $4 million while the Japanese anime Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F conducted an effective stealth release that netted $2.1 million.

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation handily vanquished the opposition with an estimated opening salvo of $55.6 million. Vacation , the session’s other wide release, trailed in second place with $14.7 million. Exclusive newcomers included two docs that drew well. The Buckley-Vidal match up Best of Enemies grossed $60,500 at five theaters while solo rumination Listen to Me Marlon (Brando) netted $27,000 from two playdates. The biggest noise was the true life flashback The End of the Tour with $122,000 from four screens.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 14.3 3317 NEW 14.3
The Equalizer 13.3 3388 NEW 13.3
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 6.7 4267 -54% 74.6
Ant-Man and the Wasp 4.4 3778 -47% 152.9
Skyscraper 3.1 3822 -66% 38.9
Incredibles 2 3.1 3164 -33% 548.9
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 3 3381 -36% 375.9
The First Purge 1.5 2331 -51% 56.7
Unfriended: Dark Web 1.4 1546 NEW 1.4
Sorry to Bother You 0.8 1050 -47% 8.2
Also Debuting
Blindspotting 0.13 14
Dhadak 0.13 99
I Love You, Hater 37,100 35
McQueen 34,600 4
Teefa in Trouble 13,900 29
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms 12,400 22
Lover 11,300 51
Running for Grace 11,100 4
Generation Wealth 10,300 4
Je vais mieux 7,200 7
Far From the Tree 6,850 1
The Third Murder 2,050 1
Damascus Cover 1,100 3
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