Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for September, 2015

Friday Box Office Estimates

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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Friday Box Office Estimates

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
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