Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for October, 2012

Friday Estimates

Paranormal‘s not-so-normal drop of 71% takes it from the top to the 4-spot, leaving the strong holding Argo on top of the pack. None of the 3 major newcomers could deliver much, with Cloud Atlas hoping for a $10m weekend, Silent Hill: Whatever praying for $9m, and Fun Size chasing $4.2m.

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Friday Estimates

Paranormal Activity 4 is on top and will probably stay there for the weekend, though the opening day gross (including late Thursday showings) is off 44% from the last film in the series. Still, if this projects out to a $60m domestic gross, the dirt cheap series is still profitable enough to assure that we will see the release of PA 5 at this time next year. Argo hold yourself. Just 15% by Friday estimates. Meanwhile the $100m mark has been crossed by Hotel T and Taken 2 will be there in less than 17 days. And Lionsgate’s Alex Cross re-boot with Mr Madea looks like it will be Tyler Perry’s worst opening as an actor. On the other hand, it will be in the top half of the last 10 Lionsgate openings. Also, Searchlight’s Oscar-chaser The Sessions is looking at about $25k per on 4 screens.

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Argo is well on its way to a solid $16m+ start, but the highly praised international thriller is what some will consider a disappointing #3, behind the new horror film Sinister, and the second weekend of Taken 2, off 62%, but still potent. Don’t expect the 3 titles to be in the same order by weekend’s end.

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Friday Estimates

Last weekend, Hotel Transylvania took the record for a September opening. This weekend, we have Taken 2 threatening the record October opening of Paranormal Activity 3 ($52.6m). It may come up a little short, but it will almost certainly be the biggest sequel (as opposed to three-quel) opening in October ever.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 6.1 3849 -43% 262.2
The Post 5.9 2819 1083% 10.4
The Commuter 4.5 2892 NEW 4.5
Insidious: The Last Key 3.4 3150 -73% 39.6
Proud Mary 3.1 2125 NEW 3.1
The Greatest Showman 3.1 2938 -26% 85.8
Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2.7 3090 -59% 582.9
Paddington 2 2.4 3702 NEW 2.4
Pitch Perfect 3 1.4 2505 -57% 90.4
Darkest Hour 1.2 1693 -32% 32.4
Also Debuting
Thaanaa Serndha Kootam 91,650 89
Agnyaathavaasi - Prince in Exile 89,100 353
Condorito 52,600 153
Jai Simha 34,900 78
Ang Panday 27,600 43
Mukabaaz 13,300 17
Sketch 9,900 55
Ang Larawan 8,700 14
Parchi 6,350 35
The Insult 5,700 3
Acts of Violence 3,400 12
Lover for a Day 2,900 1
Saturday Church 2,300 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