The Weekend Report Archive for October, 2015

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The Martian rose back to the top of weekend viewing with an estimated $15.9 million that was roughly $500k better than last frame leader Goosebumps. The string of newcomers looked a lot like a late August onslaught. Best of the bunch was The Last Witch Hunter with $10.7 million, fourth in the lineup. Also chilling was Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension grossing $8.1 million. Still, the really big chill was encountered by Afghan sar satire Rock the Kasbah and musical Jem and the Holograms that opened respectively to $1.4 million and $1.3 million.

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Kid-lit staple Goosebumps made the big-screen translation well as it scared up an estimated $23.4 million. However, it and the frames other two national newcomers all fell below expectations. Cold War drama Bridge of Spies slotted third with $15.3 million while Gothic romance Crimson Peak grossed $12.8 million.Steve Jobs is looking like a solid commercial hit-to-be, expanding to 60 screens and still managing a chart-leading $26k per screen.

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It was close encounters of a second kind for The Martian as it retained top spot in session movie going with an estimated $37.2 million. Debuting wide releases had a much tougher ride with the family adventure Pan slotting third with a disappointing $15.4 million. The Walk, following last week’s special engagement, failed to get a toehold with a $3.7 million box office.

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There were clear skies for The Martian with a debut estimated at $54.4 million. The only other launch in wide release was the expansion of the drug opus Sicario that scored third with $11.7 million. In limited wide release in IMAX, The Walk grossed a disappointing $1.5 million. Among encouraging freshmen, teen Nobelist doc My Name is Malala petitioned $57,100 at four; Jafar Panahi’s third film while under Iranian sanction, Taxi, grossed $18,300 onat two journeys; gay rights drama Freeheld with $38,300 from five screens; and German Oscar submission Labyrinth of Lies took $20,500 at three sites.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Title Gross Thtr % Chgn Cume
The Predator 10.4 4037 NEW 10.4
A Simple Favor 5.9 3102 NEW 5.9
The Nun 5.9 3876 -68% 72.8
White Boy Rick 3.4 2504 NEW 3.4
Crazy Rich Asians 2.5 3385 -35% 143.3
Peppermint 1.7 2980 -64% 19.9
The Meg 1 2851 -26% 134.3
Searching 1 2009 -31% 17.4
Unbroken: Path to Redemption 0.8 1620 NEW 0.8
Mission: Impossible - Fallout 0.6 1761 -38% 214.4
Also Debuting
Mandy 0.1 89
Manmarziyaan 86,100 97
Shailaja Reddy Alludu 78,200 169
U-Turn 61,500 104
Seema Raja 24,200 107
A Boy. A Girl. A Dream 22,100 59
Where Hands Touch 17,200 98
The Children Act 17,100 23
Lizzie 17,100 1
Museo 8,300 1
The Dawn Wall 6,300 2
Science Fair 5,900 1
The Public Image is Rotten 4,500 1
I Think We're Alone Now 4,000 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