Friday Box Office Estimates Archive for April, 2018

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Avengers lands. Disney slots it just ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, well off of the opening of The Force Awakens. But why split ten-million-dollar hairs? And Disney gets a further burst out of Black Panther. A Quiet Place holds against the storm, closing in on $150 million domestic. On the exclusive front, Orthodox drama Disobedience draws a strong $40,000-plus per screen on five. Also likely cracking $10k is Claire Denis’ Let The Sunshine In.

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Super Troopers 2 did what every sequel wants to do, opening higher than the original (albeit sixteen years later). It was also an unexpected slow-roll kind of modern sequel… it’s not on Netflix. Meanwhile, A Quiet Place continues to hold like a champ. I Feel Pretty isn’t… frustrating in many ways, but its pitch was as unsophisticated as Trainwreck‘s was surprising. And Bharat Ane Nenu cracks the Top 10 in a great weekend for the independent sector, a week ahead of the Avengers 3 tsunami.

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A perfectly solid Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson opening with Rampage… which apparently isn’t a good movie. But the story of the weekend is the hold for A Quiet Place under 30% for Opening Friday vs second Friday. Historically, there are more than 1,000 second weekend holds of 30% or less, but only 40 that don’t involve a holiday weekend on that second weekend and only 30 that aren’t animated. Truth or Dare is looking like the fifth biggest first film (not a sequel) of a Blumhouse movie. It’s not Split or Get Out, but a strong launch. Grace Jones and The Rider both look to be over $210k per-screen in exclusives.

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A Quiet Place (greenlit under the previous studio administration) makes more noise than tracking suggested… and don’t be surprised if it beats expectations this Friday opening, playing especially well with women while still playing great for men. It will be Paramount’s biggest opening since 2016’s Star Trek Beyond and the biggest non-franchise opening (though this story may well continue) since 2014’s Interstellar. A solid if unremarkable opening for Blockers, which could be leggy once word-of-mouth clarifies the film’s tone for a wider audience. Lean on Pete should have an over-$10k per-screen while You Were Never Really Here delivers a ball peen hammer to the exclusive competition on three screens that will do nearly $60k per.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 14.3 3317 NEW 14.3
The Equalizer 13.3 3388 NEW 13.3
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 6.7 4267 -54% 74.6
Ant-Man and the Wasp 4.4 3778 -47% 152.9
Skyscraper 3.1 3822 -66% 38.9
Incredibles 2 3.1 3164 -33% 548.9
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 3 3381 -36% 375.9
The First Purge 1.5 2331 -51% 56.7
Unfriended: Dark Web 1.4 1546 NEW 1.4
Sorry to Bother You 0.8 1050 -47% 8.2
Also Debuting
Blindspotting 0.13 14
Dhadak 0.13 99
I Love You, Hater 37,100 35
McQueen 34,600 4
Teefa in Trouble 13,900 29
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms 12,400 22
Lover 11,300 51
Running for Grace 11,100 4
Generation Wealth 10,300 4
Je vais mieux 7,200 7
Far From the Tree 6,850 1
The Third Murder 2,050 1
Damascus Cover 1,100 3
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