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Box Office: "Get Out" Won't and "Fate of the Furious" Grows

Get Out, now in its 8th weekend, just refuses to enter the sunken place i.e. the lower echelons of the box office charts. That's a long run already with enormous returns ($183 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget? It's what all scrappy films dream of!)

But the story of the weekend was the return of the Fast and Furious franchise with film #8 The Fate of the Furious. It grossed an estimated $100 million out of the gate which is significantly lower than its previous Paul Walker farewell entry. But don't cry for it. $100 is still a big big opening weekend and its foreign gross quadruples the American haul so it's already broke a half billion in that first weekend. If the estimates hold it will just barely edge out The Force Awakens as the biggest global opening ever.  I'll just be over hear pretending that that $100 million in the US is audience excitement about Charlize Theron wreaking havoc because we love that badass bitch. The charts are after the jump...

TOP WIDE (800+ theaters)
01 Fate of the Furious $100 new Ranking the Franchise
02 Boss Baby $15.5 (cum. $116.3) Review
03 Beauty & the Beast $13.6 (cum. $454.6) Review
04 Smurfs: The Lost Village $6.5 (cum. $24.7)
05 Going in Style $6.3 (cum. $23.3) 

06 Gifted $3 (cum. $4.2)
07 Get Out $2.9 (cum. $167.5) Review
08 Power Rangers $2.8 (cum. $80.5)
09 The Case for Christ $2.7 (cum. $8.4)
10 Kong: Skull Island $2.6 (cum. $161.2) Review
11 Ghost in the Shell $2.4 (cum. $37) 
12 The Zookeeper's Wife $2 (cum. $10.6) Review

Note: Not all platforming films are reporting grosses -- probably due to the holiday weekend -- so it's worth noting that François Ozon's Frantz would probably chart be on this chart had it reported since it did quite well last week. 

The Lost City of Z goes to 500 screens this coming Friday
01 Colossal $462k (cum. $616k) 98 screens Review
02 Their Finest $360k (cum. $470k) 52 screens 
03 T2 Trainspotting $230k (cum. $1.9) 331 screens
04 Tommy's Honour $218k NEW 167 screens
05 The Lost City of Z $112k NEW 4 screens (Expanding Friday) Review

06 Spark: A Space Tail $112k NEW 365 screens
07 Norman... $103k NEW 5 screens 
08 Personal Shopper $63k (cum. $1.1) 85 screens Review
09 The Devotion of Suspect X $40k (cum. $658k) 21 screens
10 Truman $27k (cum. $53k) 8 screens
11 Raw $21k (cum. $455k) 31 screens
12 Graduation $19k (cum. $37k) 7 screens

What did you see this weekend?

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Reader Comments (18)

Gosh, that top 5 is de-press-ing!
But go, Get Out! I'm happy about it's continued success, and I hope it means the Oscar campaign you asked for in your Q1 report can happen for Betty Gabriel.

Has anyone seen Lost City of Z? Should I be making room for it when it open up here?

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

If FAF8 leads to an Oscar nomination for this December's Tully i'm ok with this movie.

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordon

I took my mom to see 20th Century Women.

I watched Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles --- wow!

My friend and I binged all of Big Little Lies yesterday. (She hadn't seen it).

And tonight the art museum is screening Lukas Moodysson's Show Me Love In 35mm.(one of my favourites)

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoger

@mikeincanada: Lost City of Z is really good. Highly recommended

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterchasm301

That image of Charlize Theron kissing Vin Diesel is begging for a caption contest.

Charlize Theron (thinking): Pretend I'm kissing Tom Hardy.
Vin Diesel (thinking): Pretend I'm kissing Tom Hardy.

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrevity

This weekend, I saw Army by Keisuke Kinoshita, a re-watch of Lost & Found, and just now, Play It Again, Sam.

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

"Ghost in the Shell" was really dull- yes visually dazzling but the story was so predictable. Not even Johansen's star power could save it- and I doubt an Asian actress in the lead would have made much of a difference. It seem to be set in the same world as "Blade Runner" which still looks cooler and more convincing- but the plot about an android dealing with her humanity was better done in the over rated "Ex Machina" and the great "West World" series.

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

And the really should have stopped making these "Fast and Furious" movies after Paul Walker's tragic death- but you know Hollywood greed knows not bounds

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Jaragon - not sure what your getting at. Paul was NEVER the draw of these movies. They'll continue to be at the same-ish quality as before.

Hollywood isn't greedy because they are making another one in spite of Walker's death.
Hollywood is greedy because they are making the umpteenrh fast and furious film. But you can't really blame them; I would too if I were in their shoes.

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnonny

After the Storm, a Japanese family drama/comedy. Excellent.

Vertigo at SF International Film Festival. Even creepier than I remembered. Hitchcock was a brilliant but disturbed man.

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTom Ford

Thank you Easter Bunny for TCM showing a Douglas Sirk marathon ... Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows, The Tarnished Angels, etc. Lawd, the lineup at the theaters is a sad state of affairs. Post-Oscars dreck.

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCharlieG

Six Degrees of Separation on Broadway with Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey, and Corey Hawkins. The themes seem to resonate more today than they did nearly 30 years ago. I also realized how faithful the film adaptation is having finally seen the stage version.

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

I just saw "Get Out" this weekend and I think it earned every dollar, for a combination of the quality of the film + social/racial observation it delivered. I'm pleased as punch that it was given to us by Jordan Peele.

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I watched 'Strike a Pose' on Netflix. It was very good. I cried a lot at the end.

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEz

Brevity- LOL and oh so true....

Anonnimy- my point in that "Furious 7" had a nice closure to the series- yes of course they will continue to make them even if Vin Diesel will have to ride around in a wheel chair.

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjaragon

Count me in as another person who hopes Betty Gabriel gets recognition for her marvellous turn in Get Out.

That would be a perfect role for practice in an acting class. At first try, the students would be puzzled that their attempts were so flat. Then they could discover the layers of timing, odd rhythms, changes of pace, gliding movements, momentary changes from one personality to another, and inexorable perseverance.

Brava, Betty.

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteradri

Black Narcissus - wow, what a gorgeous movie. I could hardly get past the cinematography but the movie itself is just so entertaining. And boy did Kathleen Byron really chew the scenery when her character went mad.

And last night we watched the Mapplethorpe doc on HBO. He's such a fascinating artist but I had no idea of the scope of his work. His celebrity and flower portraits are stunning, even if they don't get as much attention as...you know...his *other* photos.

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDJDeeJay

"Black Narcissus" is one of the great works of cinema beautiful, erotic, haunting

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

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