Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for December, 2015

Friday Box Office Estimates

The Little Movie That Could, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, had another good day. It is getting the accelerated December benefit, but at a level much higher than ever before. The best previous day in December in history was $37m for The Hobbit. SW:TFA has had a higher gross than that each and every day but one (Christmas Eve) in its run so far. Daddy’s Home had a very solid opening. It’s the second biggest Will Ferrell-starring opening and the holiday period may push the number ahead of his #1, Talladega Nights. And Joy joins the party with the best non-action opening for Jennifer Lawrence and for David O. Russell overall. Concussion and Point Break open softer. And The Hateful Eight‘s roadshow draws $19k per on Friday on 100 screens, though without out any screen expansion in individual theaters and a 3:12 running time. The Revenant, which has the flexibility of adding screens in its multiplexes, did $42,500 per on 4, which is less impressive in context, but will be much more impressive in (some) coverage, grossing numbers similar to last December’s American Sniper, October’s Steve Jobs, American Hustle and Dreamgirls.

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Friday Box Office Estimates

Star Wars: The Force Awakens did some business. Sisters, not so much.

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On a sleepy weekend, a week from Star Wars, a film sold as a Moby Dick prequel, In The Heart of The Sea, will open to just over $10 million, just outgrossing the 4th weekend of HungerMock2 and Creed, which is holding well, but started from a modest perch. The Big Short opens to something close to $75,000 per screen on 8, which is impressive, but not a sure indicator of what will happen when it goes wider, especially given the wide-release ad dollars already spent against this eight-screen kick-off.

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Krampus rustles pre-holiday takings of $6 million; Mockingjay 3.2 and Creed follow, with $5.6 million and $4.5 million, respectively. Spike Lee’s musical sex farce about murder in Chicago and Chi-raq preaches to 305 choirs for $430,000.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Super Troopers 2 7.9 2038 NEW 7.9
A Quiet Place 6.4 3808 39% 117
I Feel Pretty 6.1 3440 NEW 6.1
Rampage 5 4115 46% 50.6
Truth or Dare 2.5 3068 70% 25
Blockers 2.1 3134 36% 43.4
Ready Player One 1.9 3208 36% 121
Bharat Ane Nenu 1.5 323 NEW 1.5
Traffik 1.4 1046 NEW 1.4
Black Panther 1.2 1930 16% 678
Also Debuting
Little Pink House 10,300 8
Beyond the Clounds 8,800 41
Khido Khundi 8,500 33
Dude's Manual 7,400 14
Ghost Stories 5,300 1
Godard Mon Amour 4,100 4
L'Apparition 3,900 6
The Devil and Father Amorth 3,300 3
Eye on Juliet 2,300 9
Le Corbeau (reissue) 2,200 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