Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for September, 2015

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Hotel Transylvania 2 matches September expectations with a successful animated opening, up 20% from the original. The Intern, Nancy Meyers’ first non-December opening as a solo director, will be in line with her previous boutiques. And The Green Inferno brings the gore to 1540 screens and could bleed $4 million for the weekend.

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Friday Box Office Estimates

Maybe I’m a-Mazed that the Maze sequel opened to just 5% off the first of the series. Black Mass opens very similarly to Public Enemies (though that Depp gangster film opened on a Wednesday). You can bring the Universal box office mountain (and Brolin and Clarke) to Jake G, but Everest can’t bring in much more than a third of Southpaw‘s opening day number. And Paramount allows Captive (which seems more direct-to-EPIX than anything else) to escape… but almost no one notices.

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The Perfect Guy steps out to $9.2 million, with The Visit‘s rude Grandma right behind at $9.2 million. The War Room‘s slack-attack slackens at $2.2 with a $33.7 cume but only a 7% drop; A Walk in The Woods drops 35% for $1.4 million, a 35% drop and $16.7 million to date.

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Friday Box-Office Estimates

Top four entries are unlikely end-of-summer, pre-holiday bedfellows in the $2.2-$2.4 million range: Besson sans Statham; the persistence of Christian mental martial arts; rollicking rap hagiography and classically grumpy geezers.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Incredibles 2* 71.4 4410 NEW 71.4
Ocean's 8 5.9 4145 -62% 65.5
Tag 5.4 3382 NEW 5.4
Solo: A Star Wars Story 2.3 3182 -44% 186.1
Deadpool 2 2.3 3212 -40% 288.2
Hereditary 2.2 2998 -57% 22.3
Superfly 1.8 2220 NEW 4
Avengers: Infinity War 1.4 2164 -24% 660.3
Adrift 0.65 1929 -57% 25.4
Gotti 0.6 503 NEW 0.6
* includes Thursday opening
Also Debuting
Race 3 0.59 313
Sammohanam 0.1 121
Naa Nuvve 15,100 118
Eating Animals 12,200 2
7 Din Mohabbat In 8,900 31
Outez-moi d'un doute 2,900 11
Five Seasons: Gardens of Piet Oudolf 2,200 4
The Yellow Birds 2,000 14
The Year of Spectacular Men 1,800 11
Straight Into a Storm 1,800 1
Gabriel and the Mountain 1,500 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