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Daily Box Office Report
Wednesday, August 15, 2018




By Daniel Garris

Morning Update:

Warner’s Crazy Rich Asians started its run with an estimated $5.00 million first place take on Wednesday. That represented a healthy opening day performance, especially given the film’s relatively modest production budget and strong early word of mouth (Crazy Rich Asians received an A rating on CinemaScore). In addition to the benefit of strong word of mouth and strong critical reviews going forward, Crazy Rich Asians will likely experience a bit less initial front-loading between now and the end of the weekend from Wednesday’s opening day not having the added benefit of Tuesday night preview shows. The opening day performance of Crazy Rich Asians was 30.9 percent ahead of the $3.821 million Wednesday opening day take of 2015’s Vacation (which went on to gross $21.003 million in its first five days) and 9.7 percent below the $5.540 million Wednesday opening day take of 2011’s The Help (which went on to gross $35.918 million in its first five days). The reported audience breakdown for Crazy Rich Asians is 68 percent female, 32 percent male, 66 percent 25 years and older and 34 percent under the age of 25.

Fellow Warner Bros. release The Meg fell one spot to second place on Wednesday with an estimated $3.415 million. The Meg was down a sharp 43.4 percent from Tuesday’s performance, as the film clearly took an added hit from the debut of Crazy Rich Asians on Wednesday. In the bigger picture, The Meg continues to greatly exceed expectations with a six-day gross of $59.406 million. That places the film an impressive 36.1 percent ahead of the $43.656 million six-day launch of fellow Warner Bros. release Rampage earlier this year (which declined 41.8 percent on its first Wednesday to take in $1.981 million). At this point it appears likely that Crazy Rich Asians and The Meg will be in a close race for first place this weekend.

Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout was down one spot from Tuesday to place in third on Wednesday with an estimated $1.83 million. After declining a sharp 44.3 percent from Tuesday and 50.3 percent from last Wednesday, Mission: Impossible – Fallout also looks to have taken a hit from Crazy Rich Asians entering the marketplace. The 20-day total for Mission: Impossible – Fallout stands at a strong $168.546 million. The film is running a healthy 16.8 percent ahead of the $144.363 million 20-day haul of 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

Additional analysis and full daily grosses for Wednesday’s box office will appear later today.

Afternoon Update:

Disney’s Christopher Robin was down one place from Tuesday to land in fourth on Wednesday with $1.618 million. That represented a 38.0 percent decrease from Tuesday and a solid 42.8 percent decrease from last Wednesday. The thirteen-day total for Disney’s Christopher Robin stands at a respectable $56.586 million. That places the film 21.8 percent ahead of the $46.444 million thirteen-day gross of 2016’s Pete’s Dragon.

Focus’ BlacKkKlansman was down one spot from Tuesday to round out Wednesday’s top five with $1.071 million. BlacKkKlansman declined 32.3 percent from Tuesday, which represented the day’s strongest daily percentage hold among wide releases. That is a good sign for the film as it heads into its second weekend of release, as is the film’s expansion into an additional 276 locations this weekend. BlacKkKlansman has grossed a very solid $14.767 million in six days.







Daily domestic box office results for Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Film (Distributor) Daily
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Yesterday
%Change
Last Wed.
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 Crazy Rich Asians
(Warner Bros.)
$5,013,478 3,303 $1,518 N/A N/A $5,013,478 N/A 0
2 The Meg
(Warner Bros.)
$3,411,043 4,118 $828 -43.5% N/A $59,402,357 1.308 1
3 Mission: Impossible - Fallout
(Paramount)
$1,835,262 3,888 $472 -44.1% -50.2% $168,550,965 2.752 3
4 Disney's Christopher Robin
(Disney)
$1,617,702 3,602 $449 -38.0% -42.8% $56,586,046 2.302 2
5 BlacKkKlansman
(Focus)
$1,071,180 1,512 $708 -32.3% N/A $14,767,010 1.362 1
6 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
(Universal)
$840,915 2,812 $299 -37.0% -48.2% $107,039,865 3.062 4
7 Slender Man
(Sony / Screen Gems)
$839,174 2,358 $356 -41.7% N/A $15,024,811 1.321 1
8 Hotel Transylvania 3:
Summer Vacation
(Sony / Columbia)
$682,690 2,589 $264 -40.1% -47.0% $149,581,563 3.394 5
9 The Spy Who Dumped Me
(Lionsgate)
$600,896 3,111 $193 -45.0% -54.8% $26,880,100 2.221 2
10 The Equalizer 2
(Sony / Columbia)
$521,430 2,373 $220 -35.7% -48.3% $91,465,548 2.540 4
11 Ant-Man and The Wasp
(Disney)
$461,489 1,863 $248 -38.7% -48.4% $205,322,011 2.708 6
12 Incredibles 2
(Disney)
$445,985 1,545 $289 -33.4% -41.8% $591,406,291 3.237 9
13 Dog Days
(LD Entertainment / Mirror)
$274,777 2,442 $113 -53.4% -56.7% $4,831,057 1.891 1
14 The Darkest Minds
(Fox)
$195,989 3,127 $63 -53.8% -70.1% $11,898,704 2.037 2
15 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
(Universal)
$191,375 1,237 $155 -43.9% -58.9% $410,431,285 2.773 8
16 Eighth Grade
(A24)
$176,508 1,084 $163 -34.1% -69.1% $10,744,686 3.769 5
17 Teen Titans GO! To The Movies
(Warner Bros.)
$170,274 1,437 $118 -52.5% -75.5% $26,395,971 2.535 3
18 Death of a Nation
(Quality Flix)
$97,600 825 $118 -40.0% -66.3% $4,919,017 2.087 2
19 Sorry to Bother You
(Annapurna Pictures)
$57,652 204 $283 -22.1% -52.0% $15,991,168 3.799 6
20 Skyscraper
(Universal / Legendary)
$55,880 670 $83 -47.8% -74.3% $66,415,695 2.667 5
21 Won't You Be My Neighbor?
(Focus)
$41,725 229 $182 -20.6% -43.2% $21,817,847 8.485 10
22 The First Purge
(Universal)
$27,870 293 $95 -44.9% -71.3% $68,588,990 3.948 6
23 Blindspotting
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$27,777 138 $201 -29.0% -70.6% $3,887,099 3.033 4
24 Ocean's 8
(Warner Bros.)
$26,490 233 $114 -36.2% -31.7% $138,550,823 3.330 10
25 McQueen
(Bleecker Street)
$24,428 53 $461 -12.4% -13.0% $839,247 4.620 4
26 Avengers: Infinity War
(Disney)
$19,040 172 $111 -19.4% -47.1% $678,472,493 2.633 16
27 Leave No Trace
(Bleecker Street)
$19,019 123 $155 -15.1% -55.5% $5,571,344 4.751 7
28 Solo: A Star Wars Story
(Disney)
$18,545 170 $109 -11.3% -40.0% $213,343,736 2.527 12
29 Deadpool 2
(Fox)
$14,278 155 $92 -12.5% -38.5% $318,266,882 2.536 13
30 Sicario: Day of the Soldado
(Sony / Columbia)
$12,048 109 $111 -20.2% -68.6% $49,736,012 2.617 7
31 Tag
(Warner / New Line)
$11,337 156 $73 -22.3% -55.7% $54,198,853 3.626 9
32 Uncle Drew
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$7,086 118 $60 -43.4% -67.0% $42,079,092 2.761 7
33 Hereditary
(A24)
$4,806 54 $89 -38.6% -42.0% $44,001,235 3.241 10
34 Unfriended: Dark Web
(OLT Releasing / BH Tilt)
$3,825 57 $67 -14.6% -82.6% $8,781,050 2.404 4
35 Never Goin' Back
(A24)
$2,030 12 $169 -19.0% -10.8% $41,080 2.571 2
36 Sanju
(FIP)
$1,016 6 $169 -59.2% -55.0% $7,908,336 2.904 7

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