MCN Originals Archive for July, 2018

The Weekend Report

It was scary stuff kids (not really) as the debut of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation hit the beach and the top of the charts with an estimated $43.9 million. The session’s other freshman national release was the burning inferno yarn Skyscraper that slotted third with $25.5 million.

New exclusive entries had a couple of standouts including the unconventional biopic He Won’t Get Far on Foot that opened to $84,500 from four venues and the coming-of-ager Eighth Grade that graduated with honors of $250,000 from an alternate quartet of screens.

A number of alternative titles also managed to secure significant expansions. The urban comedy Sorry to Bother You added 789 playdates and posted a potent $3.8 million box office. New engagements also maintained momentum for Three Individual Strangers and Leave No Trace.

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Friday Box Office Estimates

Dracula bites The Rock as the third animated take on classic monsters by Genndy Tartakovsky continues to build on the previous films, opening $3.2 million better on opening day than Hotel Transylvania 2. Skyscraper opens behind what was considered a soft launch for Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage last April. And the rest of the returning Top 10 titles (save a solid expansion for Sorry To Bother You) had a tough Friday, with 50%+ drops across the board. In limited, a strong launch for Eighth Grade and a reasonable start for Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot.

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The DVD Wrapup: Quiet Place, Dietrich/Steinberg, A Ciambra, Maborosi, Chappaquiddick, Josephine Baker, Lean on Pete, Jazz Ambassadors, Blue Desert … More

The twist here involves the curious aftermath of a cataclysmic event that, in 2020, wipes out most of humanity. Its payload of sightless creatures, possessing hypersensitive hearing and seemingly impenetrable exoskeletons, has attacked and devoured anything that makes noise. How the Abbott family has managed to survive is anyone’s guess. The advantage they hold over other Earthlings appears to be that they’re conversant in American Sign Language.

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Weekend Report

What’s Buzzin’ Ant-Man and the Wasp infested the multiplex with an estimated $76.1 million to handily take command of weekend movie-going. The session other wide national opener The First Purge was fourth in the pecking order with $17.1 million. In limited wide release the tuneful doc Whitney (Houston) arrived with $1.2 million to mild applause….

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The DVD Wrapup: Blockers, Finding Your Feet, Ismael’s Ghosts, Don’t Grow Up, Last House on Left, Sartana, Striking Back, Sharks … More

Although the term, “cockblock,” has been traced to 1972, via “DawgSpeak!: The Slanguage Dictionary of the University of Georgia,” it wasn’t until it was used in Superbad (2007) that it took hold among young white scenesters. The original script was titled “Cherries,” which not only would have been too blatantly suggestive for the MPAA, but also more than a tad misleading …

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The Weekend Report

Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom led the Canada Day frame with an estimated $59.9 million. The session featured two new national releases on the pre-Indie Day altar. Sicario: Day of the Soldado slotted third with $18.5 million with the basketball comedy Uncle Drew right behind at $15.3 million.

Exclusive newcomers included excellent starts for the intense father-daughter saga Leave No Trace of $209,000 from nine screens. Also the doc Three Identical Strangers bowed to an upbeat $161,000 at five locales.

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Leonard Klady's Friday Estimates
Friday Screens % Chg Cume
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 16.6 4267 NEW 16.6
Skyscraper 9.2 3782 NEW 9.2
Ant-Man and the Wasp 8.4 4206 -63% 112.3
Incredibles 2 9.5 3705 -53% 524.2
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 9.1 3695 -52% 352.2
The First Purge 3 3038 -50% 43.4
Sorry to Bother You 1.5 805 434% 2.5
Sicario: Day of the Soldado 1 2006 -55% 40.4
Uncle Drew 0.9 1702 -57% 34.4
Ocean's 8 0.85 1618 -50% 130.2
Also Debuting
Eighth Grade 91,900 4
Tamil Padam 2 53,200 61
RX 100 49,400 89
Soorma 46,700 50
Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan 41,600 35
Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot 28,100 4
Kadaikutty Singham 21,600 73
Vijetha 9,800 68
Shock and Awe 8,900 64
Dark Money 2,600 1
The Devil's Doorway 2,200 14
What Will People Say 1,600 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