Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for August, 2012

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Who says the American moviegoing public doesn’t know when they are being fed leftovers? The Top Seven grossers yesterday were holdovers, pushing the three new openers to the bottom of the Top 10, none able to muster as much as $2m yesterday.

The closest thing to news is the relatively big number for 2016: Obama’s America, a piece of right-wing propaganda now creating good ol’ fashioned revival meetings amongst the true Kenyan Socialist Anti-American President haters all over America.

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“The Expendables 2″ opens about 29% off of the original, even with more muscular help. “Bourne” takes a hit. “Sparkle” opens softly. And “Paranormal” opened almost exactly as “Coraline” did.

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Solid, but not sensational openings for Universal’s Bourne re-boot and WB’s first dip into the Will Ferrell business. Meryl Streep’s August run of success with films aimed at women and older audiences is in danger with her weakest opening since 2007.

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Two new films in the marketplace, but Batman, while no longer rising, is still in the lead. And Ted remains the hold champ of the summer as it passes $200 million today.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Incredibles 2* 71.4 4410 NEW 71.4
Ocean's 8 5.9 4145 -62% 65.5
Tag 5.4 3382 NEW 5.4
Solo: A Star Wars Story 2.3 3182 -44% 186.1
Deadpool 2 2.3 3212 -40% 288.2
Hereditary 2.2 2998 -57% 22.3
Superfly 1.8 2220 NEW 4
Avengers: Infinity War 1.4 2164 -24% 660.3
Adrift 0.65 1929 -57% 25.4
Gotti 0.6 503 NEW 0.6
* includes Thursday opening
Also Debuting
Race 3 0.59 313
Sammohanam 0.1 121
Naa Nuvve 15,100 118
Eating Animals 12,200 2
7 Din Mohabbat In 8,900 31
Outez-moi d'un doute 2,900 11
Five Seasons: Gardens of Piet Oudolf 2,200 4
The Yellow Birds 2,000 14
The Year of Spectacular Men 1,800 11
Straight Into a Storm 1,800 1
Gabriel and the Mountain 1,500 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