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Sunday
Aug062017

What did you see this weekend?

Weekend Box Office (Aug 4th-6th)
W I D E  L I M I T E D
1. ๐Ÿ”บ DARK TOWER $19.5 REVIEW
1. ๐Ÿ”บ  AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL $900k (cum. $1.0) 180 screens  REVIEW
2. DUNKIRK $17.6 (cum. $133.5)  PODCAST | TOM HARDY 2. WOLF WARRIOR 2 $460k (cum. $1.0) 32 screens
3. EMOJI MOVIE $12.3 (cum. $49.4) REVIEW
3. MAUDIE  $262k (cum. $5.1) 187 screens REVIEW 
4. GIRLS TRIP  $11.4 (cum. $85.4) REVIEW
4. ๐Ÿ”บ  LANDLINE $240k (cum. $503k) 141 screens

 

It's tough to know what to compare Dark Tower to, to know if it's had a good opening weekend or not but word-of-mouth is going to be a problem if the reviews are any indication. The reviews were kinder, though not as many ticket buyers turned out, for the other new releases...

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Sunday
Jul302017

Four Movies Shared the Wealth This Weekend

By Nathaniel R

What did you see this weekend?

Weekend Box Office (July 28th-30th)
W I D E  L I M I T E D
1. DUNKIRK $28.1 (cum. $102.8) PODCAST
1. ๐Ÿ”บ   A GHOST STORY $382k (cum. $941k) 329 screens
2. ๐Ÿ”บ  THE EMOJI MOVIE $25.6  2. ๐Ÿ”บ  DETROIT $365k 20 screens
3. GIRLS TRIP $20 (cum. $65.5)
3. MAUDIE  $350k (cum. $4.6) 228 screens REVIEW 
4. ๐Ÿ”บ ATOMIC BLONDE  $18.5 
4. ๐Ÿ”บ  MUBARAKAN $300k 128 screens
5. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING  $13.4 (cum. $278.3) REVIEW | 2ND OPINION | PODCAST
5. ๐Ÿ”บWOLF WARRIOR 2 $190k 53 screens
6. WAR FOR PLANET OF APES  $10.3 (cum. $118.6) REVIEWISH | PODCAST
6. ๐Ÿ”บ LADY MACBETH  $179k  (cum. $467k) 104 screens
7. DESPICABLE ME 3 $7.7 (cum. $230.4) 7. ๐Ÿ”บ  AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL $130K 4 screens REVIEW
8. VALERIAN $6.8 (cum. $30.6)
8. THE LITTLE HOURS  $125k (cum. $1.2) 96 screens  REVIEW
9. BABY DRIVER $4 (cum. $92)
REVIEW | 2ND OPINION | POSTERIZED | PODCAST
9.๐Ÿ”บ THE MIDWIFE $78k   (cum. $112k) 27 screens
10. WONDER WOMAN $3.5  (cum. $395.4) REVIEW | TOP TEN | SPECIAL  10. THE HERO  $68K (cum. $3.8) 102 screens BEST ACTORS

๐Ÿ”บ = new or added screens

numbers from box office mojo 

 

Dunkirk and Girls Trip, both enjoyed very strong second weekends (giving their audiences exactly what they promised... which is all too rare!) and managed to mostly fend off the new challengers which were the animated Emoji Movie and Charlize Theron kicking all kinds of spy ass as Atomic Blonde. It was a fairly unique weekend since all four titles were within 10 million of each other - they all have a reason to celebrate. The only people not celebrating? Whoever chose to take their families to Emoji Movie which is the worst reviewed movie of the year

In limited release the doc sequel An Inconvenient Truth (reviewed), Kathryn Bigelow's race riot drama Detroit, the Hasidic drama Menashe (reviewed), and Brigsby Bear all barely dipped their toe into theaters but audiences expressed interest in all four. Expect expansions soon with Detroit going wide next weekend.

Sunday
Jul232017

"Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" Have Great Opening Weekends

By Nathaniel R

It's musical chairs every week at the box office now. But new releases like Dunkirk and Girls Trip (which both opened well above expectations) and presumably Atomic Blonde next weekend should have an untroubled run if word of mouth is strong given that August is looking pretty dire in terms of upcoming mainstream releases.

Weekend Box Office (July 21st-23rd)
W I D E  L I M I T E D
1. ๐Ÿ”บ  DUNKIRK $50.5 
1. ๐Ÿ”บ   MAUDIE $390k (cum. $4) 233 screens REVIEW
2. ๐Ÿ”บ  GIRLS TRIP $30.3  2. ๐Ÿ”บ  THE LITTLE HOURS $162K
(cum. $971k) 114 screens REVIEW
3. SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING $22 (cum. $251.7) REVIEW | 2ND OPINION
3. THE HERO  $145K (cum. $3.7)
191 screens BEST ACTORS
4. WAR FOR PLANET OF $20.4 (cum. $97.7)
REVIEWISH | PODCAST
4. ๐Ÿ”บ  A GHOST STORY $141k
(cum. $480k) 43 screens
5. ๐Ÿ”บ  VALERIAN AND... $17
5. LADY MACBETH $123k (cum. $219k)
40 screens
6. DESPICABLE ME 3  $12.7 (cum. $213.3)
6. BEATRIZ AT DINNER  $114k  (cum. $6.7) 116 screens
7. BABY DRIVER $6 (cum. $84.2)
REVIEW | 2ND OPINIONPOSTERIZED | PODCAST
7. ๐Ÿ”บ  LOST IN PARIS $61K (cum. $242k) 42 screens
8. THE BIG SICK $5 (cum. $24.5) REVIEW | 2ND OPINIONHOLLY ♥๏ธŽ !!! | PODCAST
8. PARIS CAN WAIT  $53k (cum. $5.4) 66 screens
9. WONDER WOMAN $4.6 (cum. $389) REVIEW | TOP TEN | SPECIAL 
9. ๐Ÿ”บ  LANDLINE $52k  4 screens
10. WISH UPON $2.4  (cum. $10.5) 10. ๐Ÿ”บ  THE MIDWIFE  $20k  3 screens

๐Ÿ”บ = new or added screens

numbers from box office mojo 

 

Dunkirk's $50 million opening with no stars, no superpowers, and no sci-fi spectacle, is another reminder that directors can be bankable too, IF they consistently deliver for their audiences which Nolan has (consider that his devout fanbase never seems even the slightest bit disappointed in his work). Meanwhile people are using Girls Trip's terrific opening as a cudgel with which to beat Rough Night which is kinda silly. Just because two rowdy comedies feature a group of women does not make them interchangeable! Imagine saying that about two comedies about men behaving badly. Girls Trip received an A+ Cinemascore (meaning its paying audiences went wild for it) while Rough Night scored a C+ (which means the audiences didn't like it at all - C+ is basically a failing grade with Cinemascore). Their review fates were similarly disparate (pro Girls / con Rough)  but reviews don't mean much to mainstream pictures in terms of opening weekend box office. 

Wonder Woman marks its incredible 8th weekend in the top ten and maybe its last given that it took its first big hit with theater count. Still, what a run. It's now the #2 superhero origin movie of all time (behind only Sam Raimi's Spider-Man), the #1 DC Extended Universe movie, the #1 World War I movie (though the competition isn't strong there), the #2 movie of 2017 (behind Disney's Beauty & The Beast karaoke) and the #5 female action movie of all time (behind only two installments each from the Hunger Games and Star Wars franchises).

What did you see this weekend? 

Sunday
Jul162017

Box Office: War for the Planet of Spider-Man

By Nathaniel R

Spidey was only able to stay on the box office mountain-top for a single week. Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his army of intelligent ape friends came storming in on horseback to take over during the War For the Planet of the Apes

Weekend Box Office (July 14th-16th)
W I D E  L I M I T E D
1. PLANET OF APES (9) $56.5 NEW
1. THE HERO $343k (cum. $3.4)
341 screens BEST ACTORS
2. SPIDER-MAN (6) $45.2 (cum. $208.2) REVIEW  2. THE LITTLE HOURS $318K
(cum. $689k) 105 screens REVIEW
3. DESPICABLE ME 3 $18.9 (cum. $187.9) 
3. MAUDIE  $252K (cum. $3.5)
99 screens REVIEW
4. BABY DRIVER $8.7 (cum. $73.1)
REVIEW | BEST OF | POSTERIZED
4. BEATRIZ AT DINNER $222k
(cum. $6.4) 205 screens
5. THE BIG SICK $7.6 (cum. $16)
REVIEW | HOLLY ♥๏ธŽ !!!
5. PARIS CAN WAIT $153k (cum. $5.3)
177 screens
6. WONDER WOMAN  $6.8 (cum. $380.6) REVIEW | TOP TEN | SPECIAL
6. A GHOST STORY  $146k
(cum. $288k) 20 screens
7. WISH UPON $5.5 NEW 7. LOST IN PARIS $79K (cum. $138k)
38 screens
8. CARS 3 $3.1 (cum. $140) 
8. LADY MACBETH $68k NEW
5 screens
9. TRANSFORMERS (5) $2.7 (cum. $124.8) REVIEWISH
9. THE EXCEPTION $67k (cum. $612k)
44 screens  REVIEW
10. THE HOUSE $1.7  (cum. $23.1) 10. ENDLESS POETRY  $28k NEW
2 screens

๐Ÿ”บ = new or added screens

numbers from box office mojo 

 

The Hero is doing well in limited release which is happy news. It's writer/director Brett Haley's follow up to his sleeper success I'll See You In My Dreams. He wrote it just for Sam Elliott, who turned in such good work in that breakthrough film. Elliott is excellent as a former movie star with cancer who is thrown by renewed interest in his career and a younger woman's (Laura Prepon) interest. 

In other important news, Wonder Woman will overtake Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this coming week to become the year's second highest grosser (behind Disney's Beauty & The Beast karaoke) and the 3rd highest grosser in Warner Bros history just behind Chris Nolan's Batman movies and ahead of Harry Potter's finale!.

She's a wonder, Wonder Woman ๐ŸŽต

What did you see this weekend? 

Sunday
Jul092017

What Did You Watch This Weekend?

Blockbuster audiences flocked to Spider-Man: Homecoming this weekend to the tune of $117M (making it the second-highest opening for the character behind the largely reviled Spider-Man 3), while Sundance darling A Ghost Story had a strong limited debut in four theatres. Meanwhile, The Big Sick expanded further and continues to do gangbusters - it goes nationwide this coming week. Did you catch any of these three? Something else?

Have you started you mid-year catch up, like Spencer did with Gore Verbinski's A Cure For Wellness? I also recently caught up to Xavier Dolan's It's Only The End Of the World, which landed oh so quietly on US Netflix. Is there any hidden gem you've caught on any streaming platforms?

Tell us about your cinematic weekend!

Sunday
Jun252017

Box Office: Beatriz at Dinner with Giant F***ing Robots

By Nathaniel R

The opening weekend for Transformers: The Last Knight was such a huge drop from the series past bows that they might want to use the last film's title The Age of Extinction rather than dumping more billions into keeping this franchise alive. Unless of course its overseas take continues to be ginormous. 

Weekend Box Office (June 23rd-25th)
W I D E  L I M I T E D
1. ๐Ÿ”บ TRANSFORMERS (5) $45.3 (cum. $69) NEW
1. ๐Ÿ”บ BEATRIZ AT DINNER $1.8 (cum. $3) 491 screens
2. CARS 3 $25.1 (cum. $99.8)   2.  PARIS CAN WAIT $612k (cum. $4.1)
3.  WONDER WOMAN $25.1 (cum. $318.3) Review | Top Ten |  Special
3. ๐Ÿ”บ THE BIG SICK $435k NEW 5 theaters
4. ๐Ÿ”บ 47 METERS DOWN $7.4 (cum. $24.2) 4. ๐Ÿ”บ THE BEGUILED $240k NEW 4 theaters Sofia's Filmography | Cannes Bow
5. ALL EYEZ ON ME $5.8 (cum. $38.6) 
5.  MY COUSIN RACHEL $200k (cum. $2.4) 163 screens On the 1952 version
6. THE MUMMY  $5.8 (cum. $68.5)
6. ๐Ÿ”บ THE EXCEPTION $138k (cum. $250) 48 screens  REVIEW 
7. PIRATES (5) $5.2 (cum. $160) 7.๐Ÿ”บ  MAUDIE $83k (cum. $???) 28 screens  REVIEW
8. ROUGH NIGHT $4.7 (cum. $16.6) Reviewish 8. ๐Ÿ”บ  THE BAD BATCH $91k NEW 30 screens REVIEW
9. CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS $4.2 (cum. $65.7)    9. CHURCHILL $70k (cum. $1.1) 55 screens  
10. GUARDIANS VOL. 2 $3 (cum. $380.2)  REVIEW  10. THE WEDDING PLAN $31k (cum. $1.3) 34 screens

๐Ÿ”บ = new or added screens

numbers from box office mojo 

 

In other box office news: Wonder Woman continues to show great legs... and before anyone calls us out for sexism, please know that that's common box office vernacular for insignificant percentage drops from week to week meaning the audience is really into you. This often happens with sleeper hits indicating that word of mouth is keeping them buzzing but it's much much rarer with films that open as big as Wonder Woman did. In fact, it's holding so well that it will beat the domestic grosses of DC stablemates Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman any day now which means only The Dark Knight films will have performed better for Warner Bros's DC family. 

In limited release Beatriz at Dinner starring Salma Hayek added 400+ screens to its tiny number and is performing quite well. Paris Can Wait, meanwhile has quietly made over $4 million now  -- impressive. The Big Sick, the new romantic comedy starring and written by Kumail Nanjiani, had the best weekend, though. Its reviews are spectacular and it now has the highest per screen average for any opener this year, taking in nearly half a million on just 5 screens. In a very crowded weekend for platforming films, the audience also showed some interest in The Beguiled but not much at all in The Bad Batch.

What did you see this weekend?