Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for September, 2012

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Sony takes the two top spots with an animated film about a guy who never dies and his daughter and the hotel they own and a live action thriller about a guy who is supposed to kill himself and a kid and a mom and the house in the cornfield. Two other new entries, focused on female audiences, open to considerably less box office, though the singing hotties nearly doubled up on the shouting mommies.

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Jennifer Lawrence, Jake Gyllenhaal, Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Chair lead the box office in a heavy weekend of new titles. The other newbie cracking the Top Ten is Dredd, though it is a bit disappointing at $2.2m on Friday. The Master goes semi-wide (783 screens) and the per-screen plummets from $48k to $1800 per-screen for the day. This weekend’s muscular exclusive release is The Perks of Being A Wallflower with just over $21k per-screen on 4 on Friday.

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About 5,000 people saw The Master on Friday on each of its five 70mm screens. That’s a lot of full or sold-out shows. Can the cult expand? Meanwhile, in studio world, the Resident Evil franchise is back again, still opening to over $8m on Friday, still likely to crack $40m domestic, and chasing the stunning up-shift in international business for the most recent incarnation (2010), which did $236 million overseas. If it does half of that, Sony will still be downright giddy.

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The big indies are showing the majors how it’s done this weekend, with Lionsgate doing what it does best, releasing a horror movie and the Weinsteins releasing Oscar bait. These two films should do about the same business as the three new releases in this slot last year. Still, the weekend is missing what it had last Labor Day weekend, a strong holdover like The Help.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
The Meg 16.5 4118 NEW 16.5
Mission: Impossible - Fallout 5.3 3888 -46% 147.3
Slender Man 4.8 2358 NEW 4.8
Christopher Robin 3.6 3602 -62% 41.2
BlacKKKlansman 3.6 1512 NEW 3.6
The Spy Who Dumped Me 1.8 3111 -63% 19.8
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 1.7 2812 -40% 99.7
The Equalizer 1.4 2373 -42% 85.4
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 1.4 2589 -43% 143.2
Ant-Man and the Wasp 1.1 1863 -40% 200.6
Also Debuting
Dog Days 0.75 2442
Vishwaroopam 2 0.11 179
The Island 78,500 39
Srinivasa Kalyanam 46,300 127
Dakuaan da Munda 37,600 21
BuyBust 20,400 25
The Spy Gone North 9,600 2
Dans la brume 5,900 12
Madeline's Madeline 5,700 1
Skate Kitchen 5,100 1
A Prayer Before Dawn 4,500 13
Cielo 3,800 3
Larguees 2,400 11
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