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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Box Office RESULTS: 'Fifty Shades Freed' tops the Weekend as Franchise reaches $1 Billion Worldwide


The weekend delivered mostly on expectations with the week's three new wide releases taking the top three spots at the box office. Leading the way was Universal's Fifty Shades Freed, pushing the Fifty Shades franchise over $1 billion globally. Sony's release of Peter Rabbit actually topped expectations while Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris was a little late arriving in the station, coming up a bit short of Mojo's pre-weekend forecast.
With an estimated $38.8 million, Universal's Fifty Shades Freed topped the weekend box office. While the number is almost spot on with Mojo's pre-weekend expectations it once again shows a decline within the franchise from one film to the next, coming up short of the $46.6 million opening for Fifty Shades Darker one year ago. By the end of its run, Darker pulled in $114.5 million domestically and should Freed deliver a similar multiplier it would be looking at a domestic run right around $95 million based on this weekend's estimate.
Opening weekend audiences gave Freed a "B+" CinemaScore, which is right on par with Darker. The opening weekend audience, however, saw the highest ratio of female to male audience members yet in the franchise, with women making up 75% of the opening weekend moviegoers. Of the overall audience, 55% were under the age of 30.
Internationally, Freed brought in an estimated $98.1 million from 57 markets led by Germany with an estimated $10.7 million for the weekend. This puts the film's worldwide opening at $136.9 million enough to push the franchise over $1 billion combined.
Coming in second is Sony's Peter Rabbit with an estimated $25 million, right on the high end of Mojo's pre-weekend forecast and well ahead of Sony's highly conservative $16 million expectations. The film received a "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences with the weekend overall playing to a crowd that was 58% female and 63% over the age of 25. The film should play well over the coming weeks, with little in the way of animation competition until Sherlock Gnomes at the end of March, and it will begin hitting a small number of international markets next weekend, expanding worldwide over the coming months.
Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris pulled into third place with an estimated $12.6 million, finishing within tracking, but short of Mojo's forecast. The film wasn't necessarily well received by opening day audiences either, receiving just a "B-" CinemaScore. Opening weekend demos saw the audience nearly split along gender lines, leaning slightly female at 51%, and overall 86% of the total audience was 25 years of age or older.
Internationally, 15:17 to Paris debuted in 23 overseas markets with an estimated $5.3 million. Italy was the highest grossing foreign market, delivering an estimated $1.5 million followed by snow-covered France with $1.4 million.
Finishing in fourth is Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which dropped a measly 10% and delivered an impressive $9.8 million in its eighth weekend in release. This pushes the film's domestic cume to $365.6 million, less than $8 million behind Spider-Man 2 as it will soon become the studio's second highest grossing domestic release of all-time.
Internationally, Jumanji delivered another $7.5 million, pushing its overseas total to $516.1 million and a worldwide cume topping $880 million. This makes the film the studio's third largest worldwide release of all-time, passing Spectre ($880.7m) and Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880.4m).
Rounding out the top five is Fox's The Greatest Showman, which, like Jumanji, is also entering its eighth week in release and dropped just 16.8% for an estimated $6.4 million weekend. The film's domestic cume now stands at $146.5 million. Since debuting on December 20, Greatest Showman has yet to see a weekend drop higher than 19.4% and, like Jumanji, hasn't dropped out of the top five.
In limited release this weekend, Lionsgate and Pantelion's La Boda de Valentina delivered an estimated $1.12 million from 331 theaters ($3,399 PTA); Sony's Pad Man debuted in 125 locations with an estimated $760,000 ($5,000 PTA); Magnolia and Shorts International released the 2018 Oscar Nominated Short Films in 180 theaters with an estimated $615,000 ($3,417 PTA); Gravitas's Bomb City delivered an estimated $31,444 from 17 theaters ($1,850 PTA); Vertical's Golden Exits delivered an estimated $12,210 from one theater; IFC's The Female Brain opened with $7,006 from two locations; and Central Square's The Peacemaker kicked things off in one location with an estimated $4,400.

1NFifty Shades FreedUni.$38,806,000-3,768-$10,299$38,806,000$551
2NPeter RabbitSony$25,000,000-3,725-$6,711$25,000,000$501
3NThe 15:17 to ParisWB$12,600,000-3,042-$4,142$12,600,000$301
41Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleSony$9,825,000-10.1%3,136-216$3,133$365,656,871$908
54The Greatest ShowmanFox$6,400,000-16.8%2,373-215$2,697$146,535,870$848
62Maze Runner: The Death CureFox$6,000,000-42.7%2,923-870$2,053$49,018,129$623
73WinchesterLGF$5,050,000-45.7%2,480-$2,036$17,177,358-2
85The PostFox$3,500,000-32.9%1,865-597$1,877$72,836,520$508
96HostilesENTMP$3,200,000-37.4%2,214-720$1,445$26,397,468-8
109The Shape of WaterFoxS$3,000,000-32.6%1,780-561$1,685$49,765,691-11

Friday, February 02, 2018

BOX OFFICE RESULTS: LATE EDITION



Despite a 25% decline compared to the opening for its predecessor, Fox's Maze Runner: The Death Cure still managed a #1 finish at the weekend box office. Meanwhile, Entertainment Studios saw Hostiles deliver a solid performance as it expanded nationwide, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Greatest Showman continue to hold strong, The Shape of Water expands with strong numbers on the heels of its 13 Oscar nominations and Viva's Padmaavat secures a spot in the top ten despite playing in just 324 theaters. All told, the weekend's top twelve was still down ~7% compared to last year as January has slowed to a crawl.
With an estimated $23.5 million Fox's Maze Runner: The Death Cure topped the weekend box office. Carrying the largest budget of the three films ($62m) in the franchise, while not an unexpected debut, it remains a disappointing one as Death Cure comes in ~$7 million behind the debut for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and $9 million behind the first film, which debuted in September 2014. Based on these numbers it becomes clear the franchise failed to gain much of an audience outside the core fanbase and the on-set injury to star Dylan O'Brien, which delayed the film's release by nearly a year, didn't help either.
Like Scorch Trials, Death Cure received a "B+" CinemaScore and for the most part the film played similarly across gender lines to its two predecessors with females making up 51% of the total audience. However, it did play slightly older than both the first and second film with 43% of the audience coming in at 25 years or older compared to 33% for Scorch Trials and 36% for the first film.
Internationally, Death Cure began playing overseas last weekend, bringing in $15 million from four markets. This weekend it added nearly 70 markets and brought in an estimated $62.7 million pushing its worldwide cume to $105.5 million.
Finishing in second, and showing no signs of slowing down, is Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which falls to the runner-up position after three weeks in a row atop the box office, but does it in style. The film dropped just 16% this weekend, bringing in an estimated $16.4 million as its domestic cume climbs over $338 million. Not only has Jumanji now passed Spider-Man: Homecoming ($334.2m), but it has also passed Spider-Man 3 to become Sony's third largest domestic release of all-time.
Internationally, the film added an estimated $17.7 million this weekend bringing its international gross to $484 million for a worldwide cume reaching a massive $822 million. From a global perspective, the film is now Sony's fifth largest all time, passing Spider-Man which grossed $821.7 million globally.
Landing in third and more than doubling Mojo's forecast is Entertainment Studios's Hostiles. The film expanded nationwide this weekend into 2,816 locations (+2,697) and brought in an estimated $10.2 million. While this is a bit shy of the studio's bullish $12 million expectations, it shows some of the positive signals we were seeing in advance of release weren't false. With only a "B" CinemaScore it will be interesting to see how the film performs looking forward, but if it can deliver this result at the same time Oscar nominees are gaining so much attention it could hold on with decent numbers next weekend, though its core demo of 25+ males might be a hard sell over Super Bowl weekend.
Fox's The Greatest Showman lands in fourth place and simply refuses to vacate the weekend top five. Dropping just 11% this weekend the film brought in an estimated $9.5 million bringing its domestic cume to $126.4 million. Since going wide on December 20, The Greatest Showman has remained in the top five at the weekend box office and has also delivered four consecutive weekend grosses larger than its opening weekend of $8.8 million, as word of mouth continues to spread. Internationally, the film added an estimated $10 million this weekend bringing its worldwide cume to $259.5 million.
Making it three out of top five for the studio, Fox's The Post rounds out the top five after bringing in an estimated $8.85 million. The Steven Spielberg-directed film was nominated for two Oscars this past week, including Best Picture and Best Actress (Meryl Streep), and has now grossed $58.5 million domestically. The film also added five new international markets this weekend where it grossed an estimated $10.2 million, including a #1 debut in France with $3 million. The film's international cume thus far stands at $24.5 million.
Outside the top five we find The Shape of Water, which received the year's most Oscar nominations with 13, which certainly helped its box office prospects. The film expanded into 1,854 theaters (+1,001) and brought in an estimated $5.7 million bringing the film's domestic total to $37.6 million. Internationally the film played in ten markets this weekend and brought in an estimated $3.2 million, pushing its worldwide cume to $51.5 million.
And rounding out the top ten is a stellar performance from Viva's Padmaavat, which kicked off its weekend in 295 IMAX locations on Thursday with $507k and added another 29 locations over the weekend to finish with an estimated $4.2 million for a chart-topping average of $13,188 per theater. The film's performance breaks the all-time record for the largest Bollywood opening in North America previously held by P.K.s $3.56 million from 2014.
Outside the top ten we find a flurry of Oscar nominees beginning with Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, which brought in an estimated $3.6 million bringing its domestic cume to $37 million; I, Tonya delivered an estimated $2.9 million from 960 locations for a domestic cume now totaling $18.8 million; Focus's Phantom Thread brought in $2.89 million for a cume of $10.6 million; Darkest Hour delivered $2.1 million for a cume topping $45 million; Lady Bird brought in $1.9 million as it continues to pad its lead as A24's highest grossing film of all-time, now totaling nearly $42 million.
Disney and Pixar's Best Animation contender Coco added an estimated $1.48 million to a domestic cume that now totals $202.7 million and Sony Classics' four-time Oscar nominee, including Best Picture, Call Me by Your Name brought in $1.34 million as its domestic total now tops $11 million. In addition to its domestic performance, Call Me by Your Name brought in $1.7 million internationally bringing its worldwide cume to $17.5 million.
 
TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1NMaze Runner: The Death CureFox$24,167,011-3,787-$6,382$24,167,011$621
21Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleSony$16,144,874-17.2%3,553-151$4,544$337,802,077$906
323HostilesENTMP$10,110,739+1,642.4%2,816+2,697$3,590$11,958,534-6
45The Greatest ShowmanFox$9,550,367-10.3%2,663-160$3,586$126,525,599$846
54The PostFox$9,107,141-22.3%2,640-211$3,450$58,793,064$506
6212 StrongWB$8,686,066-45.1%3,018+16$2,878$29,810,676-2
73Den of ThievesSTX$8,632,808-43.2%2,432-$3,550$28,775,253-2
816The Shape of WaterFoxS$5,922,553+170.9%1,854+1,001$3,194$37,901,298-9
96Paddington 2WB$5,668,433-29.2%2,792-910$2,030$32,118,849-3
10NPadmaavatVPD$4,430,255-324-$13,674$4,937,521-1

Monday, January 29, 2018

BOX OFFICE RESULTS: LATE EDITION



The weekend's new releases all outperformed expectations with both 12 Strong and Den of Thieves placing in the top three. However, neither was able to topple Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which topped the weekend box office for the third straight weekend and in the process passed Skyfall to become Sony's fifth-highest grossing film ever.
Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle delivered a chart-topping $20 million as the film's domestic cume climbs over $315 million. The film's international cume added another $32.6 million this weekend as its worldwide total now stands at $767.8 million, moving it into the top 80 all-time.
In second place Warner Bros.'s release of 12 Strong narrowly edged out its new release competition finishing ahead of the $15 million the studio anticipated heading into the weekend, grossing an estimated $16.5 million. The film received an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which was made up of 55% males vs. 45% females and of that audience, 79% were 25 years or older.
Not too far behind in third place is STX's Den of Thieves with an estimated $15.3 million from 2,432 locations. It's a strong performance, vastly outperforming Mojo's weekend forecast as well as the studio's anticipated debut in the high single digits. The R-rated heist thriller received a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audience which, to no surprise, skewed male, making for 60% of the opening weekend audience. Also worthy of note, the film over indexed with African American audience members, which made up 30% of the opening day audience, double the MPAA frequent moviegoer index.
Fox's The Post finished in fourth as it entered its second weekend in wide release, bringing in an estimated $12.1 million. The film's domestic cume climbs over $45 million after two weeks in wide release while it is just getting started internationally, bringing in $9.9 million so far from 23 territories with several of the larger markets opening over the coming weeks.
Fox also rounds out the top five with the continued strong performance from The Greatest Showman, which dropped just 12% this weekend, delivering an estimated $11 million as the film's domestic cume is now approaching $115 million as it enters its fifth week in release. The musical also added an estimated $11 million overseas this weekend, bringing its global cume to $231.4 million.
Outside the top five, Star Wars: The Last Jedi brought in an estimated $6.5 million, pushing its domestic cume over $600 million becoming only the sixth film to ever cross that mark. The film also added another $9.9 million internationally this weekend as its worldwide cume now totals $1.296 billion, passing Disney's own Frozen to become the ninth largest worldwide release of all-time.
Rounding out the top ten was Roadside's new release Forever My Girl with an estimated $4.7 million from 1,115 locations. It's a solid showing for the pic, which served as counter-programming up against two new heavily male-targeted features. The film will add approximately 500 more theaters next weekend, hoping to take advantage of the "A" CinemaScore it received from opening day audiences, which skewed heavily female at 78% and of the total audience 64% were 25 years or older.
TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
11Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleSony$19,505,170-30.6%3,704-145$5,266$316,450,318$905
2N12 StrongWB$15,815,025-3,002-$5,268$15,815,025-1
3NDen of ThievesSTX$15,206,108-2,432-$6,253$15,206,108-1
42The PostFox$11,716,960-39.5%2,851+32$4,110$44,758,362$505
54The Greatest ShowmanFox$10,644,824-14.6%2,823-115$3,771$113,125,431$845
67Paddington 2WB$8,009,129-27.2%3,702-$2,163$24,810,362-2
73The CommuterLGF$6,603,842-51.8%2,892-$2,283$25,627,371-2
86Star Wars: The Last JediBV$6,555,435-44.7%2,456-634$2,669$604,273,911-6
95Insidious: The Last KeyUni.$5,874,055-52.7%2,546-604$2,307$58,658,320$103
10NForever My GirlRAtt.$4,245,630-1,114-$3,811$4,245,630$3.51

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Box Office Results: MLK Weekend




'Jumanji' Hangs On to #1 Spot Over MLK Weekend, Topping Four New Wide Releases

For a second weekend in a row Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle takes the weekend's top spot, this time holding off three new wide releases over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend as well as Fox's nationwide expansion of Steven Spielberg's The Post, which finished in the runner-up position. As for the weekend's three brand new releases, Lionsgate's The Commuter managed to exceed expectations while both Paddington 2 and Proud Mary fell a bit short. Meanwhile Fox's The Greatest Showman continues to attempt to make up for its soft opening, dropping just 14% in its fourth weekend in release.
With an estimated $27 million, Sony's holiday smash hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle finished atop the weekend box office and is expected to deliver a four-day weekend approaching $34 million, which would push the film's domestic cume near $290 million. Internationally, the film roared into China this weekend bringing in an estimated $40 million, pushing it's worldwide cume to $667 million. Jumanji's final major market yet to see release is Japan, where it is scheduled to hit theaters on April 6.
Finishing in second is Fox's nationwide expansion of Steven Spielberg's The Post, which brought in an estimated $18.6 million over the three-day weekend and is expected to finish north of $22 million for the four-day. The film received an "A" CinemaScore and played to an audience that was 55% female vs. 45% male and 66% of which were over the age of 35.
Delivering a third place finish over the three-day is Lionsgate's The Commuter, which outperformed Mojo's forecast, delivering an estimated $13.45 million and is expected to finish with $16 million over the holiday frame. The film received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, playing to an audience that was 54% male vs. 46% female and of the overall audience, 83% were 25 years or older.
Finishing in fourth is Universal and Blumhouse's Insidious: The Last Key, dipping an expected 59% for a $12.1 million three-day and is expected to finish around $14 million for the four-day weekend, which would push its domestic cume over $50 million. The fourth film in the Insidious franchise also added another $17.7 million internationally this weekend as its worldwide cume climbs over $92 million, pushing the franchise's worldwide total over $460 million.
Rounding out the top five is Fox's second film in the top five, The Greatest Showman, which continues to deliver stellar week-to-week numbers. This weekend it dipped just 14%, bringing in an estimated $11.8 million for the three-day and is expected to finish around $14.5 million for the four-day weekend, pushing its cume north of $97 million. While the film's opening weekend was certainly soft it has shown great legs ever since, delivering the best holds each of the last three weekends among wide release holdovers in the top ten. We are still waiting on its international performance this weekend as of publication.
Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi dipped even more than expected after losing 1,142 locations this weekend, down 52.5% and finishing with an estimated $11.27 million for the three-day. The film is expected to bring in ~$14.7 million for the four-day pushing its domestic cume just shy of $595 million. Additionally, with an estimated $19 million internationally the film's worldwide cume climbs to $1.265 billion, passing Beauty and the Beast to become the tenth largest worldwide release of all-time.
It isn't until seventh that we find WB's release of Paddington 2. The studio picked up the film from The Weinstein Co. as it looked to offload the picture before filing for bankruptcy protection. Unfortunately, despite a 100% rating on RottenTomatoes the film didn't catch on in North America, delivering a meager $10.6 million for the three-day, which the studio anticipates will climb to $14.5 million for the four-day opening. The film's opening weekend audience was 57% female and 55% was over the age of 25.
Screen Gems' Proud Mary also delivered a soft opening based on expectations. Finishing with an estimated $10 million for the three-day, the film is expected to deliver a $12 million four-day debut. The film received a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences of which 58% were female and 77% were 25 years or older.
TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
11Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleSony$35,425,000-4.9%3,849+48$9,204$291,560,909$904
215The PostFox$23,400,000+1,278.1%2,819+2,783$8,301$27,889,237$504
3NThe CommuterLGF$16,375,000-2,892-$5,662$16,375,000-1
44The Greatest ShowmanFox$15,600,000+13.3%2,938-404$5,310$98,353,868$844
53Star Wars: The Last JediBV$15,282,000-35.6%3,090-1,142$4,946$595,556,584-5
6NPaddington 2WB$15,000,000-3,702-$4,052$15,000,000-1
72Insidious: The Last KeyUni.$14,610,000-50.6%3,150+34$4,638$50,849,140$102
8NProud MarySGem$12,000,000-2,125-$5,647$12,000,000$141
95Pitch Perfect 3Uni.$7,265,000-29.5%2,505-953$2,900$96,261,225$454
108Darkest HourFocus$5,585,000-7.7%1,693-40$3,299$36,801,552-8

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