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Monday
Apr232018

Box Office: I Feel Pretty, A Quiet Place, and More...

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (March 23rd-25th)
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
I Feel Pretty Lean on Pete
1. A Quiet Place $22 (cum. $132.3) REVIEW, SECOND OPINION, SCREENPLAY 
1. ๐Ÿ”บ Bahrat Ane Nenu $2.8 on 305 screens NEW
2. Rampage $21 (cum. $66.6) 2. Beirut $1 (cum $3.9) on 755 screens 
3.๐Ÿ”บ I Feel Pretty  $16.2 NEW
3. Death of Stalin  $340k on 210 screens (cum. $6.8) REVIEW
4.๐Ÿ”บ Super Troopers 2 $14.7  NEW
4.  Lean on Pete $177k on 65 screens (cum. $347k) REVIEW 
5. Truth or Dare $7.9 (cum. $33) 
5. ๐Ÿ”บ The Rider $78k on 9 screens (cum. $142k) REVIEW

 

A Quiet Place dominated the box office in its third weekend (it's added theaters each weekend despite opening very wide!). It's a genuine smash already earning back more than 10 times its budget in just three weeks time globally.  Super Troopers 2 and I Feel Pretty, two new wide release comedies, didn't fare as well though I Feel Pretty could prove to have legs given that word of mouth is much stronger than Schumer's previous film, the misfire Snatched, and the budget is reasonable, too...  

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Sunday
Apr152018

Isle of Dogs Goes Wide. 

What did you see this weekend? We'll skip the charts this week but let it be known that The Rock had another #1 opening weekend ($34 million for Rampage), horror hit A Quiet Place closed in on $100 million, and Isle of Dogs went wide in its 4th weekend and has a cumulative gross of $18 million. That means it's going to be about as succcessful as Fantastic Mr Fox and The Life Aquatic (i.e. his second tier successes) with his tier 1 biggest hits by a large margin being Grand Budapest Hotel, The Royal Tenenbaums, and Moonrise Kingdom

I've been a bit sad that the inventive delights and storytelling nuances of Isle of Dogs aren't being discussed as thoroughly as the film's take on Japan...

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Sunday
Apr082018

Box Office: A Quiet Place, Chappaquidick, and Blockers Open...

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (March 23rd-25th)
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
A Quiet Place You Were Never Really Here
1.๐Ÿ”บA Quiet Place $50 NEW REVIEW
1. ๐Ÿ”บ Isle of Dogs $4.6 on 554 screens (cum. $12) CAPSULE | HOMAGE OR APPROPRIATION
2. Ready Player One  $25 (cum. $96.9) REVIEW 2. ๐Ÿ”บ The Death of Stalin $1.1 on 554 screens (cum. $5.5) REVIEW
3. ๐Ÿ”บ Blockers $21.4 NEW
3. ๐Ÿ”บ The Leisure Seeker $577k on 353 screens (cum. $1.8)
4. Black Panther $8.4 (cum. $665.3) PODCAST
4.  Baaghi 2 $255k on 124 screens (cum. $1.1) 
5. I Can Only Imagine $8.3 (cum. $69) 
5. ๐Ÿ”บ You Were Never Really Here  $129k on 3 screens NEW REVIEW

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Monday
Apr022018

Box Office: Ready Player Dogs

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (March 23rd-25th)
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
1.๐Ÿ”บReady Player One $41.2 (cum. $53.2) NEW REVIEW
1. ๐Ÿ”บ Isle of Dogs $2.8 on 165 screens (cum. $5.9) CAPSULE | HOMAGE OR APPROPRIATION
2. ๐Ÿ”บTyler Perry's Acrimony  $17.1 NEW 2. ๐Ÿ”บ The Death of Stalin $1.4 on 484 screens (cum. $3.9) REVIEW
3. Black Panther $ 11.2 (cum. $650.6) PODCAST
3. ๐Ÿ”บ Baaghi 2 $580k on 123 screens NEW
4. I Can Only Imagine $10.7 (cum. $55.5) NEW 
4. ๐Ÿ”บ The Leisure Seeker $248k on 38 screens (cum. $1) 
5. Pacific Rim Uprising $9.2 (cum. $45.6) REVIEW
5. ๐Ÿ”บ Finding Your Feet  $61k on 14 screens NEW

 

Spielberg had his biggest opening in years with Ready Player One, though a lot of people (including our own Chris Feil) don't love the film. Black Panther just won't quit, now nearing the domestic totals of Titanic  (unadjusted) and Jurassic World  and only just starting to lose theaters in its 7th weekend. Meanwhile...

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Sunday
Mar252018

What did you see this weekend?

by Nathaniel R

Weekend Box Office (March 23rd-25th) Estimates
W I D E
800+ screens
L I M I T E D
excluding prev. wide
1. ๐Ÿ”บPacific Rim: Uprising $28 NEW 
1. ๐Ÿ”บ Isle of Dogs $1.5 on 27 screens NEW CAPSULE
2. Black Panther  $16.6 (cum. $630.9)  PODCAST 2. ๐Ÿ”บ The Death of Stalin $1 on 140 screens (cum. $2) REVIEW
3.๐Ÿ”บ I Can Only Imagine $13.8 (cum. $38.3) 
3. The Leisure Seeker $315k on 117 screens (cum. $717k) 
4. ๐Ÿ”บ Sherlock Gnomes $10.6 NEW 
4.  Thoroughbreds $160k on 117 screens (cum. $2.7) REVIEW
5. Tomb Raider $10.4 (cum. $41.7)
5. ๐Ÿ”บ Flower  $125k on 57 screens (cum. $190k)
6. A Wrinkle in Time $8 (cum. $73.8)  REVIEW  6. ๐Ÿ”บ Getting Grace $107k on 60 screens NEW  
7. Love, Simon $7.8 (cum. $23.6) REVIEW 7. A Fantastic Woman $100k on 121 screens (cum. $1.6)   REVIEW  | OSCAR WIN
8. Paul, Apostle of Christ $5 NEW
8. Foxtrot  $76k on 26 screens (cum. $270k)
9. Game Night $4.1 (cum. $60.8)  REVIEW 9. The Party $$47k on 70 screens (cum. $677k)
10. ๐Ÿ”บ Midnight Sun $4.1 NEW  10. ๐Ÿ”บ Itzhak $41k on 29 screens (cum. $115k)
๐Ÿ”บ = new or expanding its theater count
numbers (in millions unless otherwise noted) from box office mojo 

 

What did you see this week? I did a triple feature to try to not fall any further behind with Pacific Rim: Uprising, Isle of Dogs, and Unsane.  Curiously, Pacific Rim Uprising, the #1 film of the weekend, was the only theater that wasn't jam-packed. Then again this is NYC so directors are more of a draw here so Soderbergh and Wes Anderson pulled them in. Especially Anderson. The movie is such a delight. I'd totally be okay with him making every other movie of his as an animated feature.