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Sunday
Feb172019

Box Office: Alita opens and Cold War is still strong.

What did you see this weekend? Here are the charts...

Weekend Box Office (Esimates)
(February 15th-17th )

W I D E
PLATFORM / LIMITED
1 ๐Ÿ”บ Alita: Battle Angel $27.8 on 3790 screens *NEW*  
1 They Shall Not Grow Old $985k on 626 screens (cum. $15.2) Review โ˜…
2 The LEGO Movie Part 2   $21.2 on 4303 screens (cum. $62.6) 
2  Cold War $404k on 247 screens (cum. $3.5) ReviewPod5th Biggest Foreign Hit โ˜…

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Sunday
Feb102019

Diminishing Legos

Did you see The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part this weekend? It's actually the fourth animated LEGO feature, the first becoming an unexpected blockbuster five years ago... But returns have been diminishing so perhaps they've overestimated the demand with their intense supply?

Weekend Box Office Estimates
February 8th-10th (ESTIMATES)
๐Ÿ”บ = New or Expanded Theater Count /  โ˜…= Recommended
W I D E
800+ screens
PLATFORM / LIMITED
excluding prev. wide
Lego Movie Part 2 Oscar Shorts Program
1 ๐Ÿ”บ The LEGO Movie Part 2 $34.4 *NEW*
1๐Ÿ”บ  Oscar Nominated Short Films $912k
*NEW* Oscar Chart โ˜… 

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Sunday
Feb032019

What did you see this weekend?

Superbowl weekend was rough for the movies with lower than usual grosses all around. Was it the polar vortex? Who dared venture out of their homes?!

Weekend Box Office Estimates
February 1st-3rd (ESTIMATES)
๐Ÿ”บ = New or Expanded Theater Count /  โ˜…= Recommended
W I D E
800+ screens
PLATFORM / LIMITED
excluding prev. wide
Miss Bala Free Solo
Glass $9.5 (cum. $88.6) Review
1๐Ÿ”บ They Shall Not Grow Old $2.4 
(cum. $10.7) Review โ˜… 
The Upside  $8.8 (cum. $75.5)
2๐Ÿ”บ Free Solo $1.3 (cum. $14.9) ReviewBiggest Doc Hits โ˜…
๐Ÿ”บ Miss Bala $6.7 *NEW* 
3๐Ÿ”บ Ek Ladki Ko Dekha...  $600k *NEW* 
Aquaman  $4.7 (cum. $323.5) ReviewPodcast
4๐Ÿ”บ Cold War  $564k (cum. $2.1) ReviewBiggest Foreign Hits โ˜…
Into the Spider-Verse  $4.4 (cum. $175.2)  Review, Annie Award Winner โ˜…
5๐Ÿ”บ Destroyer $234k (cum. $1.2)  Review โ˜…

 

Miss Bala had a rough opening weekend, unable to unseat three week old Glass and four week old The Upside to claim the top spot. Two notes on Oscar boosts: Green Book is now finally on its way to becoming the hit everyone originally assumed it would be when they saw it at festivals, having roared back to life last week and holding super well this week (it's at #6 for the past two weeks -- the highest its ever climbed on the charts after almost three months in theaters indicating that word of mouth has finally caught up with it. In specialty theaters Free Solo and Cold War have also done a superb job capitalizing on their Oscar nods. Free Solo  was all but finished with its run a few weeks ago but is suddenly reenergized, this weekend becoming the second highest doc grosser of 2018 by topping RBG. Meanwhile Cold War has been cruising up the foreign film charts and is now the 8th biggest subtitled hit of 2018, just now defeating last year's Oscar champ A Fantastic Woman.

Monday
Jan282019

Box Office Gold Rush - The Post Nomination Boosts

Okay, ready. This is a big post today. We're looking at everything in wide release (all 21 films) and their counterparts at the arthouse to see how the Oscar nominations affected the box office. 

Weekend Box Office (Actual)
(January 25th-27th)

W I D E
PLATFORM / LIMITED
1 Glass $18.8 on 3844 screens (cum. $73.4)  Review
1 Uri: Surgical Street $630k on 132 screens (cum. $2.7) 
2 The Upside   $11.9 on 3377 screens (cum. $62.8) 
2 ๐Ÿ”บ Cold War $571k on 111 screens (cum. $1.4) ReviewPodcast13th Biggest Foreign Hit Foreign Nominee โ˜…
3 Aquaman $7.2 on 3134 screens (cum. $316.4) ReviewPodcast, 6th Biggest Box Office Hit of 2018
3 ๐Ÿ”บ  Can You Ever Forgive Me? $246k on 235 screens (cum. $8.0) ReviewPodcast, Best Actress, Supporting Actor โ˜…

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Sunday
Jan202019

What did you see this weekend?

Weekend Box Office Estimates
January 18th-20th (ESTIMATES)
๐Ÿ”บ = New or Expanded Theater Count /  โ˜…= Recommended
W I D E
800+ screens
PLATFORM / LIMITED
excluding prev. wide
1. ๐Ÿ”บ Glass $40.5 on 3841 screens *NEW* Review
1.๐Ÿ”บ Stan & Ollie $391k on 84 screens
(cum. $789k) Review โ˜… 
2. The Upside  $15.6 on 3320 screens  (cum. $43.9)
2. ๐Ÿ”บ Cold War $355k on 39 screens (cum. $748k)  ReviewPodcastOscar FINALIST โ˜… 
3. ๐Ÿ”บ Dragon Ball Super: Broly  $10.6 on 1233 screens (cum. $21) *NEW* 
3. Free Solo  $264k on 98 screens (cum. $13.1) Review  โ˜…
4. Aquaman  $10.3 on 3475 screens (cum. $304.3)  ReviewPodcast
4. Perfect Strangers  $185k on 132 screens (cum. $737k)
3. Into the Spider-Verse  $7.2 on 2712 screens (cum. $158.2)  Review โ˜…
5.๐Ÿ”บ Destroyer $150k on 50 screens (cum. $636k)  ReviewFYC Best Actress โ˜…

 

Other than the big openings for M Night Shyamalan's Glass and the anime film Dragon Ball Super: Broly the story of the weekend was surely Cold War jumping up 264% percent. If it gets an Oscar nomination (or two? three?) on Tuesday its timing for a significant expansion (provided that that's next weekend) will be perfect.  

What did you see this weekend?  I spent the weekend announcing Film Bitch Awards so that was movie-madness enough for me. Instead I hit Broadway to see Choir Boy from Moonlight writer Tarrel Alvin McCraney. Recommended.