Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for February, 2013

Friday Estimates

Snitch won the Friday, but will lose the weekend war to Identity Thief. The other new wide release, Dark Skies, is okay for The Weinsteins… not very good in the real world.

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Friday Estimates

Four new releases… and only one satisfactory opening weekend, it seems. Die Five may win the weekend, but come up well short of reasonable expectations. Escape From Planet Earth will do okay by Weinstein Animation standards, but it will need some long legs to clear $50m domestic. Beautiful Creatures is a big-studio shot at the Twilight crowd that missed in spite of a ton of advertising. And Safe Haven, starring TV-level talent, will be Relativity’s #2 or #3 biggest opening ever.

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Friday Estimates

Universal’s “Giant Heads Of Comedy” ad campaign for the not-well-reviewed Identity Thief worked like gangbusters, likely heading to the biggest opening of 2013 so far. Also opening, Soderbergh’s last pre-retirement theatrical release, Side Effects to a touch over $7 million. And Top Gun IMAX has an icy launch.

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Friday Estimates

The top of the chart remains a horror show, this time with a comic edge. Warm Bodies, Hansel, Gretel, and Mama take the #2 and #4 spots, with the still-growing Silver Linings Playbook stepping up into the #3 slot. SLP also passes Zero Dark Thirty, both in daily gross and overall domestic gross. Meanwhile, Lincoln passes $170m today, Django Unchained $150m tomorrow, and Les Misérables $140m today.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Crazy Rich Asians 7.2 3384 NEW 16
The Meg 5.8 4118 -64% 68.4
Mile 22 5.2 3520 NEW 5.2
Alpha 3.3 2719 NEW 3.3
Mission: Impossible - Fallout 3 3482 -44% 173.2
Christopher Robin 2.6 3602 -29% 60.6
BlacKKKlansman 2 1788 -45% 18
Slender Man 1.4 2358 -71% 17.2
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 1 2270 -41% 108.8
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 1 2187 -32% 151.2
Also Debuting
Geetha Govindam 0.27 181
Gold 0.13 194
Kolamavu Kokila 49,000 54
The Wife 32,900 4
Mr. & Mrs. 420 Returns 27,900 31
Satyameva Jayate 27,000 43
Les As de la jungle 21,800 37
We the Animals 20,300 3
Europe Raiders 19,800 37
Juliet, Naked 19,400 4
Blaze 8,900 2
Down a Dark Hall 3,450 14
Memoir of War 3,200 2
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich 2,700 16
Minding the Gap 2,600 4
A Whale of a Tale 1,900 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