Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for August, 2012

Friday Estimates

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
12 Strong WB 5.6 3002 NEW
Den of Thieves STX/VVS 5.6 2432 NEW
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Sony 4.8 3704 -21%
The Post Fox 3.5 2851 -41%
The Greatest Showman Fox 3 2823 -2%
The Commuter Lionsgate 2 2892 -57%
Insidious: The Last Key Uni 1.8 2546 -48%
Paddington 2 WB 1.8 3702 -27%
Star Wars: The Last Jedi BV 1.6 2456 -41%
Forever My Girl Roadside Attractions 1.5 1115 NEW
Also Debuting
Mary and the Witch's Flower Gkids 0.31 149
Hochelaga, Terre des ames Seville 40,900 32
Colao Caribbean 36,100 7
A Better Tomorrow 2018 Media Asia 19,900 31
The Final Year Magnolia 18,900 28
The Road Movie Oscilloscope 5,800 14
Mom and Dad Momentum 5,500 50
Beuys Kino 3,400 1
Small Town Crime Saban 2,100 9
A Ciambra IFC 1,700 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