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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Friday Estimates

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
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