Box Office: Infinity War Sets Alltime Opening Weekend Record

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How much will Infinity War gross in the US?

Over $937m (The all-time record is $937m)
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$860-$937m
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$780m-$860m
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Postby Theodorerichert » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:02 am

Scott Mendelson wrote:Box Office: 'Black Panther' Tops $700M With Record-Breaking 2nd Weekend



Black Panther earned $108 million on its second Fri-Sun frame, a drop of just 46% from last weekend’s record-crushing $202m Fri-Sun opening. In terms of raw dollars, it is the second-biggest second weekend gross of all time between Universal/Comast Corp.'s Jurassic World ($106.5m) and Lucasfilm's The Force Awakens ($149m). It has now earned $400m in ten days of release, which makes it the second-fastest grosser of all time (for now) behind only Jurassic World ($404m) and The Force Awakens ($540m). Even if you adjust for inflation, it’s still only behind Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc.'s The Dark Knight, Marvel's The Avengers, Jurassic World and The Force Awakens among ten-day domestic totals.

It also joins fellow Walt Disney release The Force Awakens as the only other $200 million+ opener to avoid the “$100m-losers club,” as it fell only $94m between weekends. That 46% second-weekend drop is a record for an MCU flick, holding even better than Paramount/Viacom Inc.'s Iron Man (-49%), Paramount's Thor (-47%), Walt Disney's The Avengers (-50%) and Disney's Doctor Strange (-49%). Its $47 million Saturday (+66% from Friday) is the second-biggest “day 9” Friday ever behind The Force Awakens. Sure, it dropped more in weekend two than Wonder Woman (-43%) and Spider-Man (-38%), but the Disney tentpole is earning so much so quickly that it’ll be past Sony's Spider-Man ($403m in 2002, sans 3D or IMAX) and WB's Wonder Woman ($413m last year) in a matter of days.

Once that happens, then Black Panther will be the third-biggest grossing solo superhero movie ever. Once it gets past $413 million domestic, it’ll be behind only The Dark Knight Rises ($448m), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($458m), The Dark Knight ($534m) and The Avengers ($623m) among all superhero movies. Once it passes The Dark Knight (sans inflation), Black Panther will be the second-biggest superhero movie and the biggest solo superhero grosser ever in North America. Barring an unlikely comedown, Black Panther will end next weekend just past the $486m domestic total of Finding Dory to be the tenth-biggest North American earner ever and among the top 100 when adjusted for inflation.

Oh, and it may not stay ahead of The Last Jedi for very long. It had a (much) better hold and a larger overall second weekend, but Black Panther won’t have the advantage of Last Jedi’s post-Christmas weekdays. The Star Wars sequel made more on its second Mon-Thurs frame than its first. That’s somewhat normal for a big pre-Christmas release, which is why I wasn’t sounding the alarm bells after The Last Jedi dropped 67% in its second weekend. Now Black Panther may catch up yet again after next weekend, but we should note that The Last Jedi’s $620m domestic total isn’t remotely the bar for Black Panther’s success.

The only thing stopping Black Panther’s momentum is the sheer amount of “big” movies opening next month. And we’ll see just how big Red Sparrow, Walt Disney’s own A Wrinkle in Time (directed by Ava DuVernay and starring Storm Reid, natch), Tomb Raider, Pacific Rim: Uprising (starring John Boyega) and Ready Player One turn out to be. Assuming Red Sparrow (which is pretty good but very much for adults and not remotely like Atomic Blonde or Mission: Impossible) doesn’t go crazy, then Black Panther will have at least the three weeks that The Avengers had to run the tables after Battleship and Dark Shadows bombed.

Age of Ultron had to deal with Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2 in its third weekend, followed by Disney’s Tomorrowland over Memorial Day. Jurassic World ran into Inside Out on its second weekend and faced Minions in weekend four and Ant-Man in weekend five. Even Spider-Man had to contend with Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones over its third frame. We know both that big movies can thrive alongside each other, and that a big and buzzy hit can hurt the competition. But there is something to be said for Black Panther getting relatively clear sailing for nearly a month.

That’s assuming A Wrinkle in Time breaks out, although I shouldn’t have to explain why many who worked on Black Panther will be rooting for A Wrinkle in Time even if it causes the MCU flick to take a big fourth-weekend drop. Heck, we could very well see a late March weekend where the top movies are (in random order) John Boyega's Pacific Rim: Uprising, Alicia Vikander's Tomb Raider, Storm Reid's Wrinkle in Time, Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther and Jennifer Lawrence's Red Sparrow. It may be up to Ready Player One to prove that big-budget franchise flicks starring white male leads aren’t box office poison. But that’s a highly ironic conversation for another day.

With Japan and China still on tap, Ryan Coogler’s MCU action drama has already topped $300m overseas for a $704m global total. It should be just over/under $900m worldwide by the end of next weekend, and it has already topped the likes of Man of Steel, Logan and Justice League, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714m) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($709m) next in its sights. So, as noted above, Black Panther is well on its way to being the biggest solo superhero origin story/non-sequel ever. We’ll see if it can get past The Dark Knight ($1 billion), The Dark Knight Rises ($1.1b) and Iron Man 3 ($1.2b) to become Earth’s mightiest hero.

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Postby Theodorerichert » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:37 am

Blockbusters usually make the biggest piece of their money in their first weekend before declining by 60% or more over their second weekend. But the $108m that Black Panther made in its second weekend is more than most blockbusters first weekends. Here is a list of some opening weekends that grossed less than Black Panther's second weekend:
Wonder Woman ($103m)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 ($103m)
Transformers: Age of Extinction ($100m)
The Fate of the Furious ($99m)
Iron Man ($98m)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($95m)
Guardians of the Galaxy ($94m)
Justice League ($94m)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($92m)
X-Men: Days of Future Past ($91m)
Fifty Shades of Grey ($85m)
Doctor Strange ($85m)
Ant-Man ($57m)

Until Black Panther dropped, the highest grossing film of 2018 was Fifty Shades Freed. Black Panther's second weekend is bigger than that movie's TOTAL gross ($89m). Its also bigger than the total gross of Baby Driver ($107m), Kingsman: The Golden Circle ($100m), and Blade Runner 2049 ($92m), among other films.
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Postby Goldmoney » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:05 am

Beautiful :cry: 8-)
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Postby Theodorerichert » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:34 am

Goldmoney wrote:Beautiful :cry: 8-)
The most real MCU film yet. :o
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Postby TIfan » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:13 am

Theodorerichert wrote:
Goldmoney wrote:Beautiful :cry: 8-)
The most real MCU film yet. :o
I'd personally say Winter Soldier, but I LOVE Black Panther
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Postby Theodorerichert » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:12 pm

TIfan wrote:
Theodorerichert wrote:
Goldmoney wrote:Beautiful :cry: 8-)
The most real MCU film yet. :o
I'd personally say Winter Soldier, but I LOVE Black Panther
Winter Soldier is amazing! It developed Captain America's character really well and it turned him into my favorite MCU character. Although, after this Black Panther might be my new favorite. :o
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Postby TIfan » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:30 pm

I think the fight scenes were not shot properly. I could barely tell what was going on. Other than that, it was OUTSTANDING!
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Postby Theodorerichert » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:34 pm

TIfan wrote:I think the fight scenes were not shot properly. I could barely tell what was going on. Other than that, it was OUTSTANDING!
Except for the waterfall challenges, I agree. But the fights didn't drag on, IMO. So they didn't slow down the pace of the plot. 8-)
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Postby ferrero » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:29 pm

'Black Panther' Preps for Third Weekend at #1 as 'Red Sparrow' & 'Death Wish' Debut
by Brad Brevet

March 1, 2018

With nearly $430 million in the bank domestically as of Wednesday (Feb 28), the big question for Black Panther this weekend is not whether it will repeat at #1 for a third straight week (it will), but whether it can hold on well enough to reach $500 million domestically. Otherwise, while Black Panther continues to carve out its own place in box office history, a pair of new wide releases hope to make their own impact this weekend in Fox's Red Sparrow and MGM's Death Wish remake from Eli Roth, starring Bruce Willis.

At the top once again, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther will reign once again as box office king, adding another 64 theaters and looking to drop around 42%, bringing in ~$65 million. This will be Black Panther's third straight weekend atop the box office, which will make it only the third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to accomplish that feat in its first three weekends, the others being Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers.

Should the film live up to Mojo's expectations, the performance would also push the film's domestic total over $500 million, which means it would become the second fastest film to top $500 million domestically, besting Star Wars: The Last Jedi by two days.

This weekend's forecast is directly below. This post will be updated on Friday morning with Thursday night preview results followed by Friday estimates on Saturday morning, and a complete weekend recap on Sunday morning.

•Black Panther (4,084 theaters) - $64.8 M
•Red Sparrow (3,056 theaters) - $19.3 M
•Death Wish (2,847 theaters) - $15.0 M
•Game Night (3,502 theaters) - $9.2 M
•Peter Rabbit (3,607 theaters) - $8.4 M
•Annihilation (2,112 theaters) - $5.9 M
•Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2,313 theaters) - $4.2 M
•Fifty Shades Freed (2,609 theaters) - $3.3 M
•The Greatest Showman (1,407 theaters) - $2.4 M
•The 15:17 to Paris (1,803 theaters) - $1.8 M
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Postby ferrero » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:15 pm

'Black Panther' Tops $500 Million, Becoming Tenth Largest Domestic Release All-Time
by Brad Brevet

March 4, 2018

It was yet another monster weekend for Disney and Marvel's Black Panther as the superhero feature became the third fastest film to ever reach $500 million domestic. Meanwhile, the weekend's new wide releases came up just a bit short of Mojo's pre-weekend forecast with Fox's Red Sparrow taking runner-up position behind Black Panther and MGM's Death Wish landing in third. It's also Oscar Sunday, which means we'll end this recap with a brief look at this some of year's nominees and how they stack up at the box office.

With an estimated $65.7 million, Disney and Marvel Studios's Black Panther topped the weekend box office for the third straight weekend, becoming only the third film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to accomplish that feat over its first three weeks in release, the others being Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Avengers. As noted above, the film also topped $500 million domestic, becoming the third fastest film to do so, bringing in $501.1 million in just 17 days, tied with Jurassic World and one day behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Black Panther's performance so far has it ranked as the tenth highest grossing domestic release of all-time, third highest grossing comic book adaptation and superhero film and it has now found a spot within the all-time top 50 worldwide. This weekend's performance was also the third largest third weekend of all-time and should the past two weekends be any indication, it could leapfrog Avatar for second largest if actuals come in ~$2.8 million higher than estimates.

Speaking of worldwide, Black Panther added another $56.2 million internationally this weekend, pushing its overseas cume of $396.6 million for a global tally just shy of $900 million. This weekend saw the film open in Japan with an estimated $2.4 million ($4.2M including previews), besting Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok. The UK still leads all international markets with nearly $50 million followed by South Korea ($41.4 million). Black Panther will open in China, its final international market, next weekend.

In second is Fox's Red Sparrow, an adaptation of the first novel in Jason Matthews' trilogy starring Jennifer Lawrence and directed by Francis Lawrence. Debuting in 3,056 locations, the film brought in an estimated $17 million, which is in line with the studio's expectations while a bit behind Mojo's pre-weekend forecast. The film received a "B" CinemaScore and played to an opening weekend audience that was 53% female vs. 47% male and of 79% of its overall audience was over the age of 25.

Red Sparrow also brought in an estimated $26.5 million internationally this weekend. Leading the way was Taiwan with $2.4 million followed by Spain ($2m), Italy ($1.5m) and Hong Kong ($762K). Upcoming markets include Japan (Mar 30), France (Apr 4) and Russia (May 31).

Looking ahead, it's tough to determine just how well this film will perform based on pre-weekend comparisons, which had us looking at Atomic Blonde and Ghost in the Shell, both of which debuted with over $18 million and, like Sparrow, received a "B" CinemaScore. Neither of those films, however, played to a majority female audience with Atomic's 51% male audience being the closest while Ghost in the Shell joined Sparrow in playing to an older audience at 76% over the age of 25. Averaging the two films out would point toward a $45 million domestic run for Sparrow, which seems like a reasonable high-end at this point.

Landing in third is MGM's Death Wish, a remake of Charles Bronson's 1974 classic starring Bruce Willis and directed by Eli Roth. The film debuted in 2,847 locations and delivered an estimated $13 million over its opening weekend. The film received a "B+" CinemaScore and played to an audience that was 57% male vs. 43% female and 53% of the overall audience was over the age of 35. Looking ahead, the debut is relatively in line with our pre-weekend comp to The Foreigner, which opened with $13.1 million and ended its domestic run just shy of $35 million. The Foreigner, however, received a "A-" CinemaScore and was better received by critics suggesting an overall domestic performance right around $30 million may be a better bet.

WB's release of New Line's Game Night held on strong in its second weekend, delivering an estimated $10.7 million, signaling a 37% drop as the film's cume reached $33.5 million in its first ten days in release. Internationally the film added $8.4 million, pushing its worldwide cume just shy of $50 million.

Rounding out the top five is Sony's Peter Rabbit, which dropped just 22% and delivered an estimated $10 million in its fourth weekend in release for a domestic cume that now stands at $84 million. Additionally, the film landed in its first major international market this weekend, bringing in an estimated $12.7 million in China. The film's overall international weekend topped $14 million for a worldwide box office that now tops $101 million. Over the coming weeks the film will launch in Mexico (Mar 16), UK (Mar 16), Australia (Mar 22), Brazil (Mar 22), Germany (Mar 22), Italy (Mar 22), Russia (Mar 22) and Spain (Mar 23).

Outside the top five Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continued its impressive run with an estimated $4.5 million, pushing its domestic gross to $393.2 million. Added to that, Jumanji brought in an estimated $1.9 million internationally, pushing its global cume to $928.9 million. The film will launch in Japan, its final international market, on April 6.

In limited release Sony Classics's Foxtrot debuted in four locations with an estimated $36,786 ($9,197 PTA) and Hannover's Death House opened in one theater with an estimated $10,295.

Finally, considering it is Oscar Sunday, of this year's Oscar nominees The Greatest Showman is the only nominee that remains in the weekend top ten, having done so for 11 consecutive weeks and it was yet another standout weekend as the film dropped less than 22% for the ninth time out of ten weekends, delivering an estimated $2.67 million for a domestic cume just shy of $165 million. Now here's a look at the year's nine Best Picture nominees in order of overall domestic box office performance:

•Dunkirk (Warner Bros.) - $188.05M
•Get Out (Universal) - $176.04M
•The Post (Fox) - $80.37M
•The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight) - $57.39M
•Darkest Hour (Focus Features) - $55.42M
•Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight) - $52M
•Lady Bird (A24) - $48.29M
•Phantom Thread (Focus Features) - $20.13M
•Call Me by Your Name (Sony Classics) - $17.05M

Of the nine Best Picture nominees, Steven Spielberg's The Post has made the most since being nominated, bringing in nearly $34 million, followed by the year's top nominee The Shape of Water with nearly $26 million.

For a full look at how all of this year's Oscar nominees stack up based on box office performance click here.

Next weekend sees four new wide releases hitting theaters including Disney's A Wrinkle in Time in ~3,800 locations; STX's Gringo in 2,400 theaters; Entertainment Studios' The Hurricaine Heist in 2,500 theaters; and Aviron will debut Strangers: Prey at Night in approximately 2,400 locations.
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Postby Theodorerichert » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:24 am

True or false: Pixar's Incredibles 2 will have a bigger opening weekend than Jurassic World 2?

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Postby Theodorerichert » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:32 am

I'd say false! I'll take Jurassic World 2 for the bigger opening weekend, but Incredibles 2 for the bigger overall gross.

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JW2: $170m opening weekend; $425m total
I2: $135 opening weekend; $450m total
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Postby Theodorerichert » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:17 pm

DEADLINE wrote:‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Currently Beating ‘Black Panther’ On Friday With $12M-$14M – 2nd Midday Update
2nd Update: Here’s a ray of sun for A Wrinkle of Time: The Ava DuVernay-directed film is looking to win Friday with $12M-$14M over Black Panther which will turn in $8M-$9.5M.That’s for sure. We just received a second update and it looks like A Wrinkle in Time should take the weekend with $44M-$45M over Black Panther‘s $41M-$42M. Another set of estimates from a few minutes ago believed the No. 1 one win was too close to call with both looking at $37M to low $40Ms.

Rival studio executives have been buzzing for sometime that a $30M-ish start for A Wrinkle in Time just doesn’t cut it profit-wise in regards to this $100M-plus production, but a $40M-plus start will be fine. Even if Wrinkle comes up short, Disney can take the hit given the amount of successes they’ve had. The studio fully backed and supported a vibrant vision from a passionate female director who has cherished this literary property for some time, and those corporate maneuvers in Hollywood shouldn’t be questioned, rather celebrated and championed. The intent here was to eventize a classic childrens novel with a fanbase that had never been brought to the screen before. It’s a very competitive weekend, and A Wrinkle in Time, like Black Panther, has been sold on its multiculturalism in its ensemble cast. The pic is coming three weeks after that Marvel monolith which is quickly approaching $600M. There’s some cannibalization of audiences here. The hope here for A Wrinkle in Time is that it sleeps all the way to $150m, a 3.5x thanks to spring breaks.
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Postby Theodorerichert » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:25 pm

Black Panther looks like it will gross about $680m-$720m in the US plus about $600m-$650m overseas for a worldwide total well north of Iron Man 3's $1.2b. This will give T'Challa the biggest solo superhero box office gross of all-time. :o
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Postby ferrero » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:36 am

This weekend's forecast is directly below. This post will be updated on Friday morning with Thursday night preview results followed by Friday estimates on Saturday morning, and a complete weekend recap on Sunday morning.

•A Wrinkle in Time (3,980 theaters) - $42.0 M
•Black Panther (3,942 theaters) - $38.0 M
•Strangers: Prey at Night (2,464 theaters) - $9.5 M
•Red Sparrow (3,064 theaters) - $8.3 M
•Death Wish (2,882 theaters) - $6.9 M
•Peter Rabbit (3,112 theaters) - $6.2 M
•Game Night (3,061 theaters) - $5.8 M
•The Hurricane Heist (2,402 theaters) - $3.8 M
•Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2,157 theaters) - $3.4 M
•Gringo (2,404 theaters) - $3.0 M
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Postby ferrero » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:38 am

Theodorerichert wrote:Black Panther looks like it will gross about $680m-$720m in the US plus about $600m-$650m overseas for a worldwide total well north of Iron Man 3's $1.2b. This will give T'Challa the biggest solo superhero box office gross of all-time. :o
:o :o 2018 will be a huge Disney year!

Black Panther opened in China this week and did roughly 22.8m in yesterday, estimated will end the weekend there with 75m :D
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:44 am

ferrero wrote:
Theodorerichert wrote:Black Panther looks like it will gross about $680m-$720m in the US plus about $600m-$650m overseas for a worldwide total well north of Iron Man 3's $1.2b. This will give T'Challa the biggest solo superhero box office gross of all-time. :o
:o :o 2018 will be a huge Disney year!

Black Panther opened in China this week and did roughly 22.8m in yesterday, estimated will end the weekend there with 75m :D
Yay! Well-deserved! 8-)
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Postby ferrero » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:09 am

'Black Panther' Remains Box Office King, Topping $1 Billion Worldwide

March 11, 2018

On top of eclipsing $1 billion worldwide, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther has now achieved what no other film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has accomplished as it remained #1 at the weekend box office for its fourth straight weekend in a row since release. The superhero repeat means Disney's A Wrinkle in Time opened in second place followed by Aviron's The Strangers: Prey at Night while both Amazon Studios's Gringo and Entertainment Studios's The Hurricane Heist struggled mightily.

With an estimated $41.1 million, Black Panther topped the weekend box office for the fourth straight week in a row following it release. The last time a film managed that was Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film's domestic cume now stands at a massive $562 million making it the second highest grossing superhero release of all-time and the seventh largest overall domestic release of all-time. In addition to Black Panther's four weekend streak at #1, the film's performance this weekend is the third largest fourth weekend of all-time just behind Force Awakens ($42.3m).

Internationally, Black Panther debuted in its final major market this weekend, China, where it opened with an estimated $66.5 million. Overall, the film's international weekend added an estimated $100 million to its bottom line, pushing the overseas total to $516.6 million for a global tally that now totals $1.078 billion. Black Panther is the fifth film in the MCU to reach this mark and is just shy of cracking the top 20 all-time.

Disney's A Wrinkle in Time landed in second with an estimated $33.3 million over its opening weekend. The result is just below the $35 million the studio was expecting and well below Mojo's aggressive forecast. Reasoning for the film's lackluster debut will most likely focus on Black Panther's continued dominance within the marketplace as well as the mixed reviews the film received heading into the weekend. Time will tell how well Wrinkle will be able to hold on over the coming weekends as the "B" CinemaScore suggests it could go either way. As of now the pre-weekend comparisons to Tomorrowland, which also opened with $33 million in 2015, appear to be holding up. That film went on to gross $93.4 million domestically.

Internationally, A Wrinkle in Time debuted with $6.3 million in approximately 14% of the international marketplace. Leading the way was Russia with $4.1 million followed by Spain with $1 million. The film will debut in France this coming Wednesday followed by a release in the UK on March 23 with openings in Italy, Australia, Brazil and Mexico at the end of the month.

Aviron's The Strangers: Prey at Night debuted in third place with an estimated $10.2 million, on par with expectations. Opening weekend demographics saw the film play to an audience that was 51% female and opening weekend auds scored the film with a "C" CinemaScore.

Fox's Red Sparrow landed in fourth position, dropping a top ten worst 51.6% with an estimated $8.15 million. The film's domestic cume now stands at $31.1 million after ten days in release. The film also added $15.7 million internationally this weekend raising its worldwide cume to $82.9 million.

Rounding out the top five is WB's release of New Line's Game Night, dropping just 24% for an estimated $7.9 million three-day. The R-rated comedy's domestic cume is now up to $45 million as it enters its third week in release. Internationally the film added another $5.4 million this weekend bringing its overseas cume to $24.7 million for a global cume just shy of $70 million.

Outside the top five we find The Hurricane Heist, which opened this weekend in 2,402 theaters with a mere $3.1 million. The film played to an audience that was 55% male and of the overall audience 73% were over the age of 25. The film received a "B-" CinemaScore.

The Hurricane Heist wasn't the only new wide release to struggle as STX's release of Amazon Studios's Gringo missed out on a place in the top ten with an estimated $2.6 million from 2,404 locations. The two films delivered per theater averages among the worst all-time for films opening in more than 2,000 theaters with Gringo placing 27th, averaging just $1,094 per theater.

Gringo also debuted in eight international territories this weekend with an estimated $850k.

Elsewhere, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle added another $2.75 million to its bottom line for a domestic cume that now totals $397.2 million. The film continues to inch closer and closer to the $400 million mark and is now just $6.5 million away from becoming Sony's highest grossing domestic release of all-time.

We must also be sure and mention Fox's The Greatest Showman, which fell out of the weekend top ten for the first time after 12 straight weekends. The film added an estimated $1.77 million this weekend for a domestic cume that now totals over $167 million. It currently ranks as the fourth largest musical of all-time and is $3.2 million shy of eclipsing 2002's Chicago. The film also added $5.2 million to its overseas total this weekend for a global tally just shy of $389 million.

This weekend also saw Fox Searchlight's Best Picture winning The Shape of Water expand back into 1,552 locations (+720) and bring in an estimated $2.4 million. The film's domestic cume now stands at $61 million. Adding to its total, the film brought in $11.3 million internationally this weekend for an overseas cume of $87.4 million and a worldwide total just shy of $150 million.

In moderate release this weekend, Focus debuted their 2017 Sundance acquisition Thoroughbreds into 549 theaters where it brought in $1.2 million.

In limited release IFC's The Death of Stalin delivered an impressive $181,308 from just four theaters for a weekend best $45,327 per theater average. Sony Classics released The Leisure Seeker into 28 theaters where it brought in an estimated $119,573 ($4,270 PTA); Cinema Guild's Claire's Camera brought in $11,843 from one theater; and new studio Greenwich Entertainment opened the documentary Itzhak into two locations where it brought in an estimated $14,442 ($7,221 PTA).

Next weekend sees the release of Tomb Raider into 3,600+ North American theaters. The film got a jump start on its release this weekend debuting in nine Asian markets where it brought in an estimated $14.1 million. Leading the way was South Korea with $2.9 million followed by Indonesia ($2.4m), Taiwan ($2m), Malaysia ($1.6m), Hong Kong ($1.2m), Thailand ($1.2m) and Philippines ($1.1m). Along with its North American release next weekend the film will expand into an additional 45 markets including China, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Brazil, Mexico and Australia.

Additional new releases next weekend include Fox's Love, Simon opening in approximately 2,400 locations; Focus will debut 7 Days in Entebbe in 800 locations; and Roadside will open I Can Only Imagine.
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Postby DnBLover » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:41 pm

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Postby ferrero » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:02 pm

Can 'Black Panther' Fend Off 'Tomb Raider' for Fifth Straight Weekend at #1?

FRIDAY AM UPDATE: WB's Tomb Raider delivered $2.1 million from Thursday evening previews. Looking at the comparisons made below in our weekend preview, this is a bit behind the $2.66 million brought in The Mummy, behind the $2.55 million in previews for The Legend of Tarzan and well behind Power Rangers's $3.6 million in previews. That, however, isn't entirely surprising and on the bright side it is in line with the $2.1 million for Hercules, which debuted with $29.8 million and just behind the $2.2 million for John Wick: Chapter Two, which opened with $30 million.

The big story, however, is the $1.3 million in previews taken in by Roadside's I Can Only Imagine, which goes wide into a modest 1,628 locations starting today. Given the number of theaters the film is opening in it's hard to make a direct comparison, but within the realm of faith-based features this is better than the $1.2 million Son of God brought in from previews before opening with $25.6 million, albeit from 3,260 locations so it will be interesting to see where I Can Only Imagine goes from here.

Finally, Fox reports Love, Simon grossed $850,000 from 2,125 locations last night, well ahead of the $525k for Everything, Everything and actually $110k ahead of Wonder, the two films used as comparisons in our preview below.

We'll take a closer look at things tomorrow morning once Friday estimates come in. For now you can check out our weekend preview below.

WEEKEND PREVIEW: This weekend, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther will become only the seventh film to have ever topped $600 million at the domestic box office. Like last weekend, however, the one question that lingers is whether or not it will be able to retain the #1 spot yet again, becoming the first film since Avatar to top the weekend box office five straight weekends in a row. Standing in its way is Warner Bros.'s release of Tomb Raider, and the race looks like it will be a close one. Meanwhile, fellow new wide releases include Fox's Love, Simon and Roadside's I Can Only Imagine while Focus will debut 7 Days in Entebbe in a moderate number of theaters.

Last weekend we bet against Black Panther remaining the #1 film in North America, expecting more from Disney's A Wrinkle in Time than it could ultimately deliver while Panther exceeded our expectations. This weekend it would be easy to make a similar bet as WB's Tomb Raider is looking decent against comparable titles, but Black Panther's impact on moviegoers everywhere is too significant to bet against a second time, not to mention the film is only losing 108 theaters in this, its fifth weekend. That said, after dropping just 38% last weekend, we're anticipating a ~35% drop this weekend and a three-day around $26.5 million, pushing the film's domestic cume over $600 million.

Looking at second place, WB's Tomb Raider should put up a decent fight, threatening to dethrone Black Panther as the studio is anticipating an opening around $23-25 million. Based on our analysis, that range looks about right, though it could also be on the low end as we're seeing increasing evidence it could possibly threaten $30 million.

IMDb page view data shows Tomb Raider pacing just behind last year's The Mummy ($31.7m opening) and Power Rangers ($40.3m opening), while outpacing The Legend of Tarzan ($38.5m opening) and is well ahead of Assassin's Creed ($10.2m opening) heading into release. While these comparisons look promising, the fact Black Panther remains the film most people are talking about certainly takes some of the wind out of Tomb Raider's sails and while we wouldn't be surprised to see the video game adaptation pop a bit higher, we're currently anticipating a debut just shy of $25 million.

Internationally, Tomb Raider debuted in nine Asian markets last weekend where it brought in a little over $14 million. This weekend it expands into 45 additional markets including China, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Brazil, Mexico and Australia.

In third we're expecting last weekend's soft opening for A Wrinkle in Time to dip ~49% for a sophomore weekend around $17 million pushing the film's domestic cume north of $60 million after ten days in release. The film will look to the coming weeks to recover from last weekend's debut as more and more schools go on spring break.

Look for Fox's Love, Simon to deliver a fourth place finish, though this is a film that could outperform expectations. The studio anticipates the $17 million production will deliver an opening north of $10 million and we're seeing evidence a $12 million debut may be the floor. IMDb page view comparisons for the film in the two weeks leading up to release are extremely positive when compared to last year's breakout Wonder ($27.5m opening) and Everything, Everything ($11.7m opening), both suggesting a $15+ million debut isn't at all far-fetched. The fact Fox is only opening the film in 2,402 locations does temper our expectations, but a $14 million opening doesn't seem at all unreasonable.

And the film rounding out the top five might be a bit of a surprise for some as Roadside Attractions's faith-based feature I Can Only Imagine is looking to make a bit of an impact. Roadside is debuting the film to 1,628 theaters and tracking as of last weekend suggested a $2-4 million debut, but our analysis not only supports the higher end of expectations, but also suggests the film could top $6 million in its first three days of release.

IMDb page view data shows I Can Only Imagine pacing ahead of films such as Black Nativity ($3.67m opening), Every Day ($3m opening) and Woodlawn ($4m opening). Added to that, online ticket retailer Fandango.com also shows the film performing well against expectations, pushing our anticipated weekend range to $5-7 million for the weekend.

Outside the top ten, Focus will debut 7 Days in Entebbe into 834 locations. As always, comparisons for releases of this size are never easy and looking at comparisons such as Focus's own Closed Circuit from 2013, an opening from $2-2.5 million seems just about right, placing just outside the top ten.

Also of note, look for Sony's Peter Rabbit to top $100 million this weekend and if it can deliver a little over $1.5 million, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle should top $400 million domestically this weekend.

In limited release IFC will release Furlough into two theaters while also expanding the release of The Death of Stalin into 32 locations (+28) after its weekend best per theater average of $46,201 last weekend.

This weekend's forecast is directly below. This post will be updated on Friday morning with Thursday night preview results followed by Friday estimates on Saturday morning, and a complete weekend recap on Sunday morning.

•Black Panther (3,834 theaters) - $26.5 M
•Tomb Raider (3,854 theaters) - $24.8 M
•A Wrinkle in Time (3,980 theaters) - $16.9 M
•Love, Simon (2,402 theaters) - $14.0 M
•I Can Only Imagine (1,628 theaters) - $6.0 M
•Game Night (2,735 theaters) - $5.3 M
•Strangers: Prey at Night (2,464 theaters) - $5.2 M
•Peter Rabbit (2,725 theaters) - $4.4 M
•Red Sparrow (2,583 theaters) - $4.3 M
•Death Wish (2,676 theaters) - $3.6 M
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Postby ferrero » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:10 pm

China Box Office

Friday est.

Tomb Raider 12.5m,That's 560% of the 2001 version's entire total. The Cradle of Life did not get a release in China.

Shape of Water 3.75m. Huge opening for movie of its kind
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Postby Theodorerichert » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:52 pm



Infinity War looks GOOD!!!

What are your box office predictions?

I'm expecting around $245m opening weekend with a total gross around $700m in the US plus $1,100m overseas for a $1,800m worldwide total.
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Postby ferrero » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:28 pm

'Black Panther' Tops $600M Domestically While 'I Can Only Imagine' Surprises with $17M Debut

For the fifth weekend in a row, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther is the weekend's number one film at the domestic box office, becoming the first film to accomplish that feat since Avatar in 2009. The film is also only the seventh film to ever gross over $600 million at the domestic box office as it continues to dominate, now less than $18 million shy of topping The Avengers and becoming the highest grossing superhero movie of all-time.

As for the weekend's new releases, WB's Tomb Raider performed as expected, delivering a second place finish while the big surprise of the weekend was Roadside and Lionsgate's release of I Can Only Imagine. The faith-based feature delivered a third place finish, defying all expectations, and topped not only Disney's A Wrinkle in Time in its sophomore session, but Fox's freshman debut, Love, Simon.

With an estimated $27 million, Black Panther finished atop the weekend box office for the fifth straight weekend, pushing the film over $605 million domestically. As a result, Black Panther joins Avatar and The Sixth Sense as only the third film to top the weekend box office for five straight weekends in the last 19 years.

Alongside its domestic achievements, Black Panther added an estimated $30 million internationally this weekend, pushing its overseas cume to $577.1 million for a global tally topping $1.183 billion, passing Captain America: Civil War ($1.153B) and Minions ($1.159B) to become the fourteenth largest worldwide release of all-time.

In second is WB's adaptation of the popular video game Tomb Raider with an estimated $23.5 million. This makes it the sixth largest opening for a video game adaptation ever, a list still topped by the original Tomb Raider film starring Angelina Jolie, which debuted with $47.7 million back in 2001. The film received a so-so "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which broke down 56% male vs. 44% female while 68% of the overall audience was over the age of 25.

Internationally, after debuting in nine markets last weekend, Tomb Raider expanded to 65 overseas territories this weekend, delivering an estimated $84.5 million for a international cume estimated at $102.5 million. Highlights include a $41.1 million opening in China, WB's seventh largest opening ever in the market, along with a $4.4 million opening in Russia, $4.2 million debut in the UK, $3.2 million opening in France and $2.1 million debuts in Germany, Mexico, Australia and Brazil. The film will open this week in Japan on Wednesday, March 21.

Landing in third is the surprise of the weekend, Roadside and Lionsgate's I Can Only Imagine, delivering an estimated $17 million from just 1,629 locations for an impressive $10,476 per theater average. This is the seventh largest opening for a faith-based feature of all-time (fourth if you don't count the Narnia films) and the best opening since 2014's Heaven is for Real, which opened with $22.4 million while playing in nearly 800 more theaters. The film received an "A+" CinemaScore from opening day audience, of which 67% were female and 80% were over the age of 35.

Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see how I Can Only Imagine performs over the coming weeks as Sony and its AFFIRM label will release Paul, Apostle of Christ next weekend and PureFlix will be releasing God's Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness the following weekend, all hoping to take advantage of the Easter holiday session.

Disney's A Wrinkle in Time dropped 50% in its second weekend for an estimated $16.56 million, landing in fourth position. The film's domestic cume now stands at $61 million. Internationally, Wrinkle debuted in France, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Trinidad this weekend, delivering an estimated $3.2 million from 11 markets for an overseas cume that now stands at $10.6 million and a global tally reaching $71.7 million. The film opens in the UK and Peru next weekend.

Rounding out the top five is Fox's Love, Simon, delivering an estimated $11.5 million from 2,402 locations. While this is a bit below Mojo's forecast, it falls right in line with the studio's expectations and given the "A+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences the film could be looking to play for quite some time. Love, Simon played to an audience that was 58% female and 41% were over the age of 25.

Just outside the top five, Warner Bros.'s and New Line's Game Night continues to hold strong from one weekend to the next, this weekend dipping just 29% for an estimated $5.57 million, pushing the film's domestic cume over $54 million. The R-rated comedy should continue to see solid numbers as it will remain the only such film in theaters until April 6 when Universal releases Blockers.

Landing in seventh is Sony's Peter Rabbit with an estimated $5.2 million, pushing the film's domestic cume to $102 million as it begins its sixth week in release. Internationally, Peter Rabbit grossed an estimated $15.5 million from 22 markets for an international cume of $42.7 million. The film's wider roll-out continues next weekend with openings in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Russia, and Spain followed by releases in France in early April and South Korea and Japan in mid-May.

Sony is also celebrating as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle topped $400 million this weekend. The film is now just $3.4 million shy of Spider-Man and becoming the studio's highest grossing release of all-time. Only problem facing Jumanji topping that mark is that it is already available on digital and On Demand and will arrive on Blu-ray on Tuesday.

Just behind Jumanji is Focus's 7 Days in Entebbe, which debuted in 838 theaters with an estimated $1.6 million. The film played to an audience that was 59% female and 41% male.

Also of note, IFC's The Death of Stalin expanded into 32 locations (+28) this weekend and delivered an estimated $580,576, once again delivering a weekend-best per theater average of $18,143.

Among limited releases The Orchard's Flower opened in three theaters with an estimated $57,851 ($19,284 PTA); Good Deed's Journey's End brought in $12,700 from two theaters; and FilmBuff's Ramen Heads opened in two theaters with an estimated $7,014.

Next weekend Universal will debut Pacific Rim Uprising into ~3,700 theaters; Paramount will open Sherlock Gnomes into ~3,500 locations; Open Road is looking to release Midnight Sun in over 2,000 theaters; Sony will be looking for success with Paul, Apostle of Christ in ~1,400 locations; and Bleecker will be releasing Unsane is an as-yet undisclosed number of theaters.
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Postby ferrero » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:08 am

'Pacific Rim Uprising' Looks to Dethrone 'Black Panther' Atop the Weekend Box Office

FRIDAY AM UPDATE: Universal and Legendary's Pacific Rim Uprising grossed a solid $2.35 million from Thursday late night shows in 2,850 locations. This is down from the $3.6 million the first film brought in before opening with $37.2 million and just ahead of Tomb Raider's $2.1 million in previews last weekend before opening with $23.6 million.

Bleecker's release of Unsane kicked things off last night with $300,000 from previews beginning at 7PM.

Sherlock Gnomes did not hold Thursday night previews.

We'll take a closer look at things tomorrow morning once Friday estimates come in. For now you can check out our weekend preview below.

WEEKEND PREVIEW: Five new wide releases make their way to theaters this weekend along with the first stage in the platform release of Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs. Of the bunch, Pacific Rim Uprising and Sherlock Gnomes will attempt to be the first film (or films) to top Black Panther at the weekend box office, ending Panther's five weekend streak at #1. Additionally, Sony will be hoping some of the good fortune that befell I Can Only Imagine last weekend will rub off on their release of Paul, Apostle of Christ while Bleecker Street debuts Steven Soderbergh's latest film, Unsane, and Open Road releases Midnight Sun.

While it's not entirely a sure thing, it appears this is the weekend Black Panther's reign as king of the weekend box office comes to an end, most likely at the hands of Universal and Legendary's Pacific Rim Uprising. The sequel arrives on the heels of Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, which delivered a lackluster domestic performance in 2013, but thanks, in large part, to the more than $309 million the film grossed overseas a sequel was greenlit as a global play.

Focusing first on the film's domestic debut, the $150 million production will debut in 3,708 theaters this weekend with the studio anticipating an opening in the low-to-mid $20 million range. Looking at IMDb page view data, Uprising is pacing behind films such as Edge of Tomorrow, Blade Runner 2049 and even this past weekend's release of Tomb Raider leading up to release. In fact, one of the best comparisons we could find was last January's xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which opened with $20 million.

While this information provides some guidance, a forecast for Uprising is proving difficult as a debut anywhere from $18-24 million provides a wide range for opportunity. Our current expectation is for an opening on the lower end of that range, looking at a ~$21 million debut with a bit of room on either side. While not mind blowing, it should be enough to take the weekend top spot.

Internationally, Pacific Rim Uprising will open day-and-date in 62 markets including France, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Korea, Russia, Mexico and the U.K. & Ireland. Legendary East will also open the film day-and-date in China, which accounted for over 36% of the first film's international gross.

This leaves Black Panther in position for a second place finish, pulling in around $16 million, dropping around 40% and pushing the film's domestic cume right around $630 million, enough to make it the highest grossing superhero release domestically of all-time.

In third we're looking at Paramount and MGM's release of Sherlock Gnomes, the second sequel of the weekend being released by a studio different than the one that released the first film. In 2011, Disney released Gnomeo and Juliet and delivered a $25.3 million opening and $99.9 million at the domestic box office. Paramount's expectations are currently in the low teens from 3,662 locations and, like Uprising, we're seeing a rather wide range of possibility and an outside chance it could challenge Black Panther for second place.

Looking at IMDb page view data the film was showing great gains as of a month ago, performing well alongside film such as The Emoji Movie and Planes. However, over the past few days interest has tapered dramatically, occasionally falling below films such as Storks, The LEGO Ninjago Movie and The Nut Job. While this doesn't paint a clear picture of what to expect this weekend, it does provide some insight, leveling expectations and pushing us closer to the studio's expectations rather than forecasting a performance threatening $20 million.

All told, an opening around $15 million seems a reasonable expectation at this point, though we wouldn't be at all surprised should some of the signals we were tracking earlier result in a performance a couple million higher.

Internationally, Sherlock Gnomes debuted in five markets last weekend with $2.1 million and will open in an additional 14 smaller markets this weekend, before opening in Mexico at the end of March and continuing its international from there on out.

In fourth look for WB and MGM's Tomb Raider to dip around 45% for a second weekend around $13 million, pushing the film's domestic cume near $45 million after ten days in release.

In fifth look for last weekend's surprise performer, the faith-based feature from Roadside and Lionsgate, I Can Only Imagine. However, after the film's impressive $17 million debut from just 1,627 locations last weekend, this weekend the film is taking advantage and expanding into 2,252 locations (+625). Seeing how this is somewhat uncharted waters, comps to 36-38% second weekend drops for Heaven is for Real and The Shack don't necessarily seem to fit. This weekend's release of Paul, Apostle of Christ is also another factor to consider, though Imagine appears it may not be affected by the added competition. That said, we're looking at a 34% drop for a second weekend north of $11 million, pushing the film's domestic cume over $35 million.

When it comes to Sony and Affirm's Paul, Apostle of Christ, it will be opening in 1,473 theaters with industry projections anticipating a $4 million opening with comparisons to films such as Woodlawn, The Case for Christ, Do You Believe? and Young Messiah. Looking at IMDb page view performance for the same set of comps we see similar expectations, if not a bit higher, pushing the range from $4-5.4 million for the weekend.

The question is whether Paul's debut takes a chunk out of I Can Only Imagine's second weekend (or vice versa) or if the two films can coexist without causing too much damage to the other's performance. As we head toward Easter weekend, including next weekend's release of God's Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness into ~1,500 theaters, there will certainly be a lot of competition for those in the target audience and one thing is for sure, with its stellar opening and "A+" CinemaScore, I Can Only Imagine already has a leg up on the competition.

Also opening this weekend is Bleecker Street's Unsane, the latest film from Steven Soderbergh and what would appear to be something of a return to the same territory he touched upon in 2013's Side Effects, which debuted with $9.3 million and went on to gross over $32 million domestically. Unfortunately, we aren't seeing any real evidence Unsane is going to reach such heights as awareness appears to be closer to the likes of Before I Go to Sleep, which Clarius Entertainment debuted in 1,902 theaters in 2014 to just $1.8 million. This isn't to say we're expecting an opening quite that small, though we are currently having a hard time expecting anything more than $3.5 million, anything less and it could fall short of the top ten.

In a similar boat we find Midnight Sun the first release from IM Global and Open Road's collaboration, Global Road Entertainment. The film is opening in 2,173 theaters with tracking suggesting a debut around $4-6 million. While our analysis does present a range from $1.5-4.2 million, we can't currently go any higher than $2 million for the weekend.

Also this weekend, in its first stages of its platform release, Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs will open in 27 locations in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Toronto and Austin before finally going nationwide in mid-April. Anderson's films have always followed a platform release and have been known to bring in big per theater averages, including his last film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, debuting in just four locations with a ninth-best-all-time per theater average of $202,792. As a result, Isle of Dogs could add a little extra excitement to the weekend should it follow in the path of its predecessors.

This weekend's forecast is directly below. This post will be updated on Friday morning with Thursday night preview results followed by Friday estimates on Saturday morning, and a complete weekend recap on Sunday morning.

•Pacific Rim Uprising (3,708 theaters) - $21.0 M
•Black Panther (3,370 theaters) - $16.0 M
•Sherlock Gnomes (3,662 theaters) - $15.0 M
•Tomb Raider (3,854 theaters) - $13.0 M
•I Can Only Imagine (2,252 theaters) - $11.3 M
•A Wrinkle in Time (3,423 theaters) - $7.3 M
•Love, Simon (2,434 theaters) - $6.5 M
•Paul, Apostle of Christ (1,473 theaters) - $4.3 M
•Game Night (1,866 theaters) - $3.5 M
•Unsane (2,023 theaters) - $3.5 M
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Postby ferrero » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:47 pm

'Pacific Rim 2' Tops Weekend as 'Black Panther' Becomes Fifth Largest Domestic Release of All-Time

It had to happen at some point and this was the weekend that saw Black Panther's streak as the #1 film at the weekend box office come to an end at the hands of Pacific Rim Uprising. That being said, it wasn't a down weekend for Black Panther at all as it became the highest grossing superhero film of all-time, topping The Avengers with a domestic cume that now totals $630.9 million, becoming one of the top five domestic releases of all-time.

This weekend also saw another stellar performance for Roadside and Lionsgate's I Can Only Imagine, which finished in third place, topping Paramount and MGM's Sherlock Gnomes, which struggled over the course of its opening weekend, falling short of pre-weekend expectations.

At the top, Universal and Legendary's Pacific Rim Uprising delivered an estimated $28 million three-day opening from 3,708 locations. While not a stellar opening for a film of this size, it is well above Mojo's forecast as well as above Universal's expectations heading into the weekend. The performance is almost spot on with Edge of Tomorrow, which was one of our pre-weekend comparisons and went on to gross just over $100 million domestically, a number the studio would likely be more than happy with as it would only be ~$2 million shy of the first film's domestic performance. However, in all likelihood, it will fall short of the century mark domestically, though given this film was always more of a global play, that's unlikely to be much of an issue.

Speaking of which, Uprising brought in an estimated $122.5 million internationally this weekend, including a $65 million debut in China, ~$20 million more than the first film's opening weekend in the market before it went on to gross over $111 million. All told, the film's $150.5 million worldwide start also included #1 openings in Korea ($6.9 million); Russia ($6.8 million); Mexico ($4.9 million); Indonesia ($3.7 million); Taiwan ($3.4 million); and Brazil ($1.6 million).

In terms of demographics, Pacific Rim Uprising received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences which broke down as 62% male vs. 38% female, of which 53% of the overall audience was 25 years or older.

This leaves Disney and Marvel's Black Panther in second place after five weeks atop the weekend box office. This weekend the film pulled in an estimated $16.65 million, pushing the film's domestic cume over $630 million, making it the highest grossing comic book adaptation of all-time, surpassing The Avengers ($623.3m). Panther is also now the fifth largest overall domestic release of all-time, just $21.3 million behind Jurassic World with a shot at also topping Titanic to become the third largest all-time by the end of its domestic run.

Internationally, Black Panther grossed an estimated $12.9 million, pushing its international cume to $606.4 million for a global tally topping $1.237 billion. The film now ranks as the twelfth largest worldwide release of all-time, passing The Fate of the Furious ($1.236b) and is just behind Beauty and the Beast ($1.263b). Panther currently stands as the third largest worldwide release among films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ranking behind the two Avengers films.

Finishing in third for the second straight weekend is Roadside and Lionsgate's I Can Only Imagine. The film expanded into 2,253 locations (+624) following its stellar debut and delivered an impressive $13.8 million sophomore frame, dropping just 19%, and pushing the film's domestic cume over $38 million after just ten days in release.

Paramount and MGM's release of Sherlock Gnomes landed in fourth with a disappointing $10.6 million opening from 3,662 theaters, down nearly $15 million when compared to the $25.3 million debut for Gnomeo and Juliet in 2011. The film received a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and despite the lackluster performance, the studio is hoping that with Spring Break beginning next week it will help prop up weekday grosses going forward.

Sherlock Gnomes also added another $2.1 million from 19 international markets this weekend after debuting in five markets last weekend, pushing the international cume to $4.6 million.

Rounding out the top five is Warner Bros. and MGM's Tomb Raider with an estimated $10.4 million, dropping 56% in its second weekend, pushing the film's domestic cume over $41 million after ten days in release. Internationally, the film brought in an additional $34.1 million this weekend from 66 markets, for an international running cume of $170 million and a worldwide tally totaling $211.7 million.

Elsewhere in the top ten, Sony and Affirm Films' Paul, Apostle of Christ took in an estimated $5 million this weekend from 1,473 theaters. The faith-based film will join I Can Only Imagine and next weekend's release of God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness in looking for a strong play over the Easter holiday. Paul received an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

Rounding out the top ten is Global Road's Midnight Sun with an estimated $4.1 million from 2,178 locations. The film received an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Overall, the audience was 80% female with 66% of the audience coming in under the age of 25.

And just outside the top ten is Bleecker Street's release of Steven Soderbergh's Unsane with an estimated $3.8 million debut from 2,023 theaters. The film received an "B-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Internationally the film opened in five markets with an estimated $805,086 led by $675k in the UK.

This weekend also saw the first stage in Fox Searchlight's platform release of Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs. The film debuted in 27 theaters this weekend and brought in an estimated $1.57 million for a strong $58,148 per theater average. The film received an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and slightly over 60% of the audience was under 30 years of age. Looking ahead, Searchlight will add 22 new markets next weekend while expanding in already opened cities pushing the film's theater count to 150-175 locations for the Easter weekend. Isle of Dogs will release nationwide in mid-April.

In limited release, Hannover's Getting Grace brought in an estimated $107,676 from 60 locations ($1,795 PTA); Sony Classics's Final Portrait opened in three theaters with $28,214 ($9,405 PTA); Magnolia's Ismael's Ghosts brought in $19,000 from two theaters; Music Box opened Back to Burgundy in four theaters with an estimated $12,060 ($3,015 PTA); and Abramorama's Summer in the Forest opened in one theater with an estimated $8,660.

Next weekend sees the release of PureFlix's God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness in ~1,500 locations and Lionsgate will release Tyler Perry's Acrimony into ~2,000 theaters. Additionally, Fox International will open Baaghi 2 into ~125 theaters and Roadside will open Finding Your Feet.
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