Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for December, 2015

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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
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