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Tuesday
Apr162019

"Little" is a hit but "Shazam!" stays on top

What did you see over the weekend? We waited until Monday night to get the full receipts on the arthouse releases (which often report late). Both Shazam! and The Mustang (still expanding) stayed on top in their second and fifth weekend respectively. It was a crowded weekend... well, overcrowded actually, since only the new comedy Little managed to make much of a box office impression of the 17 (gulp) new releases. Sadly Laika, our current favourite animation studio, had trouble. Missing Link proved their weakest opening by far with only $5.8 million (they generally manage about $14 million on opening weekends).

Here's the top ten in both wide and platform titles...

Weekend Box Office (Actuals)
April 12th-14th 
๐Ÿ”บ = new or expanded theater counts
W I D E
PLATFORM / LIMITED
1 Shazam!  $24.4 on 4306 screens (cum. $94.2)
1 ๐Ÿ”บ The Mustang $773k on 527 screens (cum. $3.1)
2 ๐Ÿ”บ Little  $15.4 on 2667 screens *NEW* 
2 ๐Ÿ”บ  Amazing Grace $349k on 58 screens (cum. $589k)

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Sunday
Apr072019

What did you see this weekend?

What did you see this weekend?

Weekend Box Office (Estimates)
April 5th-7th 
๐Ÿ”บ = new or expanded theater counts
W I D E
PLATFORM / LIMITED
1 ๐Ÿ”บ Shazam!  $53.4 on 4217 screens *NEW*
1 ๐Ÿ”บ  The Mustang $771k (cum. $2) on 350 screens 
2 ๐Ÿ”บ Pet Sematary  $25 on 3585 screens *NEW* 
2  No Manches Frida 2 $415k (cum. $8.7) on 275 screens 
3 Dumbo  $18.2 on 4259 screens (cum. $76.2) BEST OF TIM BURTON
3 ๐Ÿ”บ  The Aftermath $375k (cum. $1.1) on 344 screens   REVIEW

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Sunday
Mar312019

1st Quarter Box Office Report. Twelve categories!

With the first quarter wrapping up, let's break down the year at the box office (thus far). It's much more interesting to break it down into types of films and see which films most interested the ticket-buying public. Figure are as of March 31st, 2019. Since many of these are still open, these aren't final results but we thought it would be a fun snapshot of this moment, 1/4th of the way through the calendar year. (One final note: We did not include Fathom Events and other non-traditional styles of release because those numbers aren't directly comparable and often make less sense. i.e. if you couldn't see it at regular showtimes in a theater somewhere it's not included.)

TOP GROSSING FILMS WITH A FEMALE LEAD
(Excluding films where a male lead is just as prominent as his female co-star)

What Men Want

01 Captain Marvel (Disney/Marvel) $353.9 starring Brie Larson. March 29th
02 Us (Universal) $127.8 starring Lupita Nyong'o. March 22nd
03 Alita Battle Angel (Fox) $84.9 starring Rosa Salazar. Feb 14th
04 What Men Want (Paramount) $54.4 starring Taraji P Henson. Feb 8th...

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Sunday
Mar242019

Lupita & Jordan Strike Gold

The huge launch of the new buzzy horror flick Us proved three things. First, that horror is the most reliable genre outside of superheroes for automatically high grosses. Second, that Get Out was no one hit wonder and Jordan Peele's name in the director's chair is something to remain excited about. Third, that Lupita Nyong'o has zero trouble carrying a big picture as its leading lady (which we knew the second we fell for her in 12 Years a Slave but it took six long years for it to actually become fact.) Please no more voice or mo-cap roles, are you listening Hollywood/Lupita's management? We want HER onscreen, not just her voice onscreen with her glamour on red carpets. More after the jump...

Weekend Box Office (Estimates)
(March 22nd-24th) / ๐Ÿ”บ = new or expanded theater counts
W I D E
PLATFORM / LIMITED
1 ๐Ÿ”บ Us  $70.2 on 3741 screens *NEW* SNEAK PEAK, REVIEW
1 ๐Ÿ”บ  Gloria Bell $1.8 (cum. $2.4) on 654 screens   REVIEWJULI LEADS
2 Captain Marvel $35 (cum. $321.4) on 4278 screens REVIEW
2  No Manches Frida 2 $1.7 (cum. $6.6) on 472 screens

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Sunday
Mar172019

What did you see this weekend?

The top of the box office charts this weekend (and a few comments thereafter)

Weekend Box Office (Actuals)
(March 15th-17th)

W I D E
PLATFORM / LIMITED
1 Captain Marvel $69.3 (cum. $266.2) on 4310 screens REVIEW
1 ๐Ÿ”บ  No Manches Frida 2 $3.8 on 472 screens *NEW*  

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Sunday
Mar102019

Carol Danvers and Gloria Bell had good weekends

As expected Captain Marvel crushed the box office on weekend #1 as Marvel Studio's total domination of the planet continues. Was it its unique position as connective tissue between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame? Was it the novelty (which shouldn't be a novelty) of a female led superhero film? In other box office news Gloria Bell stirred it up on the dance floor with the weekend's second best per-screen average because Julianne Moore is her own super power.

Weekend Box Office Estimates
March 8th-10th (ESTIMATES)
๐Ÿ”บ = New or Expanded Theater Count /  โ˜…= Recommended
W I D E
800+ screens
PLATFORM / LIMITED
excluding prev. wide
Captain Marvel Gloria Bell
1 ๐Ÿ”บ Captain Marvel $153 NEW REVIEW
1๐Ÿ”บ Apollo 11 $1.3 on 405 screens (cum. $3.7) 
How to Train Your Dragon 3  $14.6 (cum. $119.6)
2๐Ÿ”บ Badla $614k on 94 screens NEW
3 A Madea Family Funeral $12 (cum. $45.8) 
3๐Ÿ”บ The Kid  $505k on 268 screens NEW 
The Lego Movie Pt 2  $3.8 (cum. $97.1)
Arctic  $182k on 208 screens (cum. $1.9)
Alita: Battle Angel  $3.2 (cum. $78.3)  
5๐Ÿ”บ Furie $164k on 27 screens (cum. $395k)
Green Book  $2.4 (cum. $80.1)  
ON ITS BEST PICTURE WIN
6๐Ÿ”บ Gloria Bell $154k on 5 screens NEW REVIEW โ˜…

 

What did you see this weekend? I've been sick all week (ugh) so aside from a Captain Marvel critics screening a week ago I've only been watching old movies and catching up on some TV that I've always meant to watch (Five years late to the party but Broadchurch is soooo good).