Showing posts with label Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Show all posts
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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Box Office RESULTS: 'Mission: Impossible' Tops 'Christopher Robin'


August 2017 saw the worst grosses for the eighth month of the year in twenty years and the writing was on the wall very early with the disappointing debut of The Dark Tower to begin the month. While this weekend's crop of new releases didn't exactly light the box office on fire, with Disney's Christopher Robin debuting below expectations, the weekend's top twelve titles still finished 15% ahead of the the same weekend last year and featured a strong carryover weekend from Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
With an estimated $35 million, Mission: Impossible - Fallout finished atop the weekend box office for a second weekend in a row as the film's domestic cume now stands just shy of $125 million after ten days in release. The film's 42.8% second weekend drop is the second best sophomore effort in the franchise behind Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, which isn't quite an apples-to-apples comparison considering it kicked things off with a limited debut over the holiday season in 2011.
Internationally, Fallout brought in an estimated $76 million from 56 markets, including 20 new openings. The film's international cume is now $205 million, 21% ahead of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation for the same group of markets. Rogue Nation went on to deliver $487.6 million internationally and $682.7 million globally. Fallout's worldwide cume currently stands at $329.5 million with releases in Italy (8/29) and China (8/31) still on the horizon.
Landing in the runner-up position is Disney's Christopher Robin, falling short of expectations, delivering an estimated $25 million from 3,602 locations. While this is an improvement over the $21.5 million debut for 2016's Pete's Dragon, it's not a strong start for the film, though with little competition over the coming weeks and an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences it could hope for some decent legs. Overall, the film played to an audience that was 56% female and 50% of the audience was 25 years of age or older, both metrics compare closely to Pete's Dragon, which played to an audience that was 53% female and 47% was 25+.
Internationally, Christopher Robin debuted in 18 markets, estimated at 15% of the overseas marketplace, where the film brought in an estimated $4.8 million. Leading the way was Mexico ($1.4m) and Russia ($1.2m). Next weekend the film will debut in Belgium, Netherlands, Iceland, Thailand, India, Trinidad and Ecuador with several key openings over the next couple months, culminating an October 24 release in France.
Lionsgate's The Spy Who Dumped Me delivered an estimated $12.35 million for a third place finish. The performance is just below the studio's expectations. Looking ahead, the film can be compared to Hot Pursuit's Mother's Day debut in 2015. The $35 million production debuted with $13.9 million and finished with a domestic run just shy of $35 million.
The Spy Who Dumped carries a reported budget of $40 million, of which more than half was covered by foreign sales, and received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, an improvement over Hot Pursuit's "C+". The two films both played to an audience that was 62% female and for Spy, 70% of the overall audience was 25 years of age or older. Next weekend's performance will determine if this is a film that runs from $25-30 million or if it can leg out a domestic cume over $30 million.
Fourth place belonged to Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which brought in an estimated $9 million, pushing the film's domestic cume over $91 million as it begins its third week in release. Internationally, the film added another $19.3 million this weekend as it opened in seven new markets, pushing its overseas cume to $139.2 million for a global tally now topping $230 million.
Rounding out the top five is Sony's The Equalizer 2, which dropped just 37% for an estimated $8.8 million weekend and a domestic cume that now stands just shy of $80 million. The film is playing in just 11 markets internationally right now with a debut in Spain set for next weekend followed by releases in France (Aug 15), Brazil (Aug 16), Germany (Aug 16), Mexico (Aug 17), UK (Aug 17), Russia (Sep 6), Italy (Sep 13), South Korea (Sep 13) and Japan (Oct 5).
Outside the top five, it isn't until eighth position that we find Fox's new release The Darkest Minds. The YA adaptation debuted in 3,127 theaters and brought in a dismal $5.8 million, which ranks as the 11th worst opening all-time for a film opening in 3,000+ locations. Things weren't much better internationally for Darkest Minds where the $34 million production debuted in 37 markets and brought in an estimated $4.1 million led by Mexico with just over $1 million.
TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
11Mission: Impossible - FalloutPar.$35,323,815-42.3%4,395+9$8,037$124,811,186$1782
2NDisney's Christopher RobinBV$24,585,139-3,602-$6,825$24,585,139-1
3NThe Spy Who Dumped MeLGF$12,103,043-3,111-$3,890$12,103,043$401
42Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainUni.$9,003,030-40.4%3,359-155$2,680$91,247,580$753
53The Equalizer 2Sony$8,755,907-37.5%2,725-663$3,213$79,812,172$623
64Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer VacationSony$8,004,571-34.7%3,162-843$2,531$136,260,452$804
76Ant-Man and the WaspBV$6,364,500-27.4%2,233-780$2,850$195,645,935-5
8NThe Darkest MindsFox$5,842,609-3,127-$1,868$5,842,609$341
97Incredibles 2BV$4,980,232-31.4%1,802-814$2,764$583,112,522-8
105Teen Titans Go! To The MoviesWB$4,776,775-54.1%3,188-$1,498$20,701,332$102

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Box Office RESULTS: 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Debuts With Franchise Best, $61.5M Opening

This weekend saw Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Fallout top the weekend box office with the franchise's largest three-day opening as well as star Tom Cruise's second largest opening of his career. Meanwhile, Warner Bros.'s animated feature Teen Titans Go! To the Movies struggled and fell short of expectations. Overall, the weekend was up ~6% compared to last weekend and up ~8% compared to the same weekend last year.
With an estimated $61.5 million, Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Fallout fell a bit shy of Mojo's pre-weekend expectations, but still managed to deliver the franchise's largest three-day opening, topping the $57.8 million opening for Mission: Impossible II back in 2000. The opening also represents the second largest debut for Tom Cruise after the $64.8 million debut for War of the Worlds in 2005 and for Paramount this is the studio's largest opening since 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($65.5m). Given the film's position as the last major blockbuster of summer 2018 and the positive reaction from both audiences and critics, Fallout should exhibit strong legs looking ahead.
Fallout not only carried the best reviews of the franchise (97% on RottenTomatoes and an 86 on Metacritic), but opening day audiences gave the film a franchise-best "A" CinemaScore. The film played to an audience that was 55% male, which is much more balanced when compared to the 62% for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Speaking of which, after opening with $55.5 million, and receiving an "A-" CinemaScore in 2015, Rogue Nation went on to deliver $195 million at the domestic box office. A similar performance for Fallout would put the film's domestic run over $215 million.
Internationally, the last two Mission films delivered nearly $700 million globally and Fallout is already looking to top those figures after debuting in 36 markets this weekend and delivering an estimated $92 million. Paramount reports the performance as being 19% ahead of Rogue Nation making it the biggest opening for the franchise.
Highlights include a $24.6 million opening in South Korea, 22% above Rogue Nation, followed by the UK ($9m), India ($7m), Indonesia ($5.5m), Taiwan ($5.4m), Mexico ($4.8m), Russia ($4m), Brazil ($3.8m), United Arab Emirates ($3m), Hong Kong ($2.8m), Malaysia ($2.6m), Philippines ($2.2m), Singapore ($1.8m), Spain ($1.7m), Vietnam ($1.2m) and Colombia ($1m). The film's overseas opening represented approximately 40% of the international marketplace with openings in France, Australia, Germany and Japan planned for this coming weekend followed by Italy on August 29 and China on August 31.
Universal's Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again dropped a hefty 57%, resulting in a second weekend, estimated at $15 million, pushing the film's domestic cume over $70 million. It will be interesting to see where the film goes from here as this is a larger drop than anticipated, especially given the lack of competition among the film's target demographic.
Sony's The Equalizer 2 topped the box office last weekend, but, as expected, dropped heavily in its second weekend as it lost a large segment of its audience to the release of Mission: Impossible. That said, like Mamma Mia!, the dip was larger than expected, dropping 61% for a second weekend totaling an estimated $14 million for a domestic cume coming up just shy of $65 million after ten days in release. The first film dropped just 45% in its second weekend despite both Gone Girl and Annabelle opening over its second weekend.
Sony also landed in second with Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which brought in an estimated $12.3 million for a domestic cume just shy of $120 million as it begins its third week in release.
Rounding out the top five is Warner Bros.'s animated feature Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, which was expected to finish in the mid-teens, but could only manage $10.5 million over its debut weekend. The DC Comics adaptation, which is based on the television series "Teen Titans Go!", carries a reported budget of just $10 million, which softens the film's disappointing performance a little, especially when you compare it to a film such as Sherlock Gnomes, which debuted with just $10.6 million earlier this year, but carried a budget nearly six times the size of Teen Titans.
Internationally, Teen Titans opened in just eight smaller markets, bringing in an estimated $1 million. The largest market was the film's opening in Argentina, where it brought in $464,000. Looking ahead, the film will debut in the UK on August 3 followed by releases in Germany (Aug 16), Mexico (Aug 24), Brazil (Aug 30), Spain (Aug 31), France (Sep 5) and Italy (Sep 6).
Elsewhere in the top ten, Disney and Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp brought in an estimated $8.4 million, pushing the film's domestic cume to $183.2 million. The result pushes the film over Ant-Man ($180.2m) and Thor ($181m) to become the 16th largest release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Disney also occupied the seventh slot at the weekend box office with Pixar's Incredibles 2, which has now grossed nearly $575 million domestically and has a worldwide cume nearing $1 billion. The film will soon become the 36th film to ever reach $1 billion worldwide and it won't be stopping there as it will open in Japan and Spain next weekend followed by debuts in Italy and Germany in September. 

TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
1NMission: Impossible - FalloutPar.$61,236,534-4,386-$13,962$61,236,534$1781
22Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainUni.$15,100,095-56.8%3,514+197$4,297$70,524,620$752
31The Equalizer 2Sony$14,020,017-61.1%3,388-$4,138$64,251,362$622
43Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer VacationSony$12,253,640-48.4%4,005-262$3,060$119,177,141$803
5NTeen Titans Go! To The MoviesWB$10,411,189-3,188-$3,266$10,411,189$101
64Ant-Man and the WaspBV$8,766,100-46.9%3,013-765$2,909$183,490,227-4
75Incredibles 2BV$7,257,113-39.0%2,616-548$2,774$572,880,761-7
87Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomUni.$6,729,735-40.3%2,685-696$2,506$397,508,235$1706
108The First PurgeUni.$2,215,400-56.6%1,400-931$1,582$65,469,275$134
119Unfriended: Dark WebBH Tilt$1,470,910-59.7%1,547+1$951$7,364,340$12

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