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Daily Box Office Report
Thursday, August 16, 2018




By Daniel Garris

Morning Update:

Warner’s Crazy Rich Asians remained in first place on Thursday after grossing an estimated $3.76 million for the day. Crazy Rich Asians declined 25.0 percent from Wednesday, which represented a very good first-Thursday hold for a Wednesday opener. In addition to being aided by strong critical reviews and strong early word of mouth, Thursday’s hold for Crazy Rich Asians was also helped out by Wednesday’s performance not including Tuesday night previews. In comparison to previous late-summer Wednesday openers, 2011’s The Help declined 21.8 percent on its first Thursday to gross $4.334 million, while 2015’s Vacation decreased 34.5 percent on its first Thursday to take in $2.501 million. Crazy Rich Asians has grossed a very solid $8.773 million in two days. That places the film 38.8 percent ahead of the $6.322 million two-day start of Vacation and 11.2 percent behind the $9.874 million two-day launch of The Help. If Crazy Rich Asians registers a 5-day to 3-day ratio in between those of The Help (1.38x) and Vacation (1.43x), the film would be on pace for respective 3-day weekend and 5-day starts of roughly $22.0 million and $30.8 million. A wider range would put Crazy Rich Asians on track for a 3-day weekend gross anywhere from $19.0 million to $24.0 million.

Fellow Warner Bros. release The Meg rounded out its first week of release with an estimated $3.215 million second place take on Thursday. On the heels of Wednesday’ sharp decline, The Meg stabilized nicely on Thursday by declining just 5.7 percent from Wednesday. That is a good sign for the film as it enters its second weekend of release. The Meg grossed a far stronger than expected $62.617 million in its first seven days. That places the film an impressive 37.3 percent ahead of the $45.600 million seven-day start of fellow Warner Bros. release Rampage earlier this year (which decreased 1.9 percent on its first Thursday to gross $1.944 million). As it did yesterday, it still 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 held steady in third place with an estimated $1.685 million. Like The Meg, Mission: Impossible – Fallout also stabilized yesterday, as the film was down 8.2 percent from Wednesday, though Mission: Impossible – Fallout was still down a sizable 49.7 percent from last Thursday. The 21-day total for Mission: Impossible – Fallout stands at a strong $170.236 million. The film is running a healthy 16.5 percent ahead of the $146.063 million 21-day take of 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

In other box office news, STXfilms’ Mile 22 took in an estimated $1.0 million from Thursday night shows that began at 7PM, while Sony’s Alpha registered an estimated $525,000 from Thursday night shows that began at 5PM (which was on par with preview shows for Logan Lucky this weekend last year). Films starring Mark Wahlberg tend to have relatively low Thursday night preview grosses, so Mile 22 looks to be headed for a debut in the range of $13.0 million to $18.0 million (perhaps closer to the lower end of that range given the film’s poor critical reviews). Meanwhile, Alpha appears to be on pace for an opening weekend somewhere in the area of $6.0 million to $9.5 million (perhaps closer to the higher end of that range given the film’s healthy critical reviews).

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

Afternoon Update:

Disney’s Christopher Robin grossed $1.431 million on Thursday to remain in fourth place. That represented an 11.5 percent decline from Wednesday and a respectable 44.8 percent decrease from last Thursday. Disney’s Christopher Robin has grossed $58.017 million in 14 days, which places the film 22.3 percent ahead of the $47.433 million 14-day take of 2016’s Pete’s Dragon.

Focus’ BlacKkKlansman rounded out Thursday’s top five with $1.242 million. On the heels of Wednesday’s strong daily hold, BlacKkKlansman held up extremely well on Thursday by increasing 16.0 percent over Wednesday. BlacKkKlansman has grossed a very promising $16.009 million in seven days and expands into an additional 276 locations this weekend.







Daily domestic box office results for Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Film (Distributor) Daily
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Yesterday
%Change
Last Thu.
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 Crazy Rich Asians
(Warner Bros.)
$3,753,291 3,303 $1,136 -25.1% N/A $8,766,769 N/A 0
2 The Meg
(Warner Bros.)
$3,206,705 4,118 $779 -6.0% N/A $62,609,062 1.379 1
3 Mission: Impossible - Fallout
(Paramount)
$1,687,756 3,888 $434 -8.0% -49.6% $170,238,721 2.780 3
4 Disney's Christopher Robin
(Disney)
$1,431,364 3,602 $397 -11.5% -44.8% $58,017,410 2.360 2
5 BlacKkKlansman
(Focus)
$1,242,480 1,512 $822 +16.0% N/A $16,009,490 1.476 1
6 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
(Universal)
$777,625 2,812 $277 -7.5% -44.8% $107,817,490 3.085 4
7 Slender Man
(Sony / Screen Gems)
$751,768 2,358 $319 -10.4% N/A $15,776,579 1.387 1
8 Hotel Transylvania 3:
Summer Vacation
(Sony / Columbia)
$612,137 2,589 $236 -10.3% -43.6% $150,193,700 3.408 5
9 The Spy Who Dumped Me
(Lionsgate)
$500,915 3,111 $161 -16.6% -56.6% $27,381,015 2.262 2
10 The Equalizer 2
(Sony / Columbia)
$453,336 2,373 $191 -13.1% -43.5% $91,918,884 2.552 4
11 Ant-Man and The Wasp
(Disney)
$423,639 1,863 $227 -8.2% -42.5% $205,745,650 2.714 6
12 Incredibles 2
(Disney)
$392,557 1,545 $254 -12.0% -38.0% $591,798,848 3.239 9
13 Dog Days
(LD Entertainment / Mirror)
$229,766 2,442 $94 -16.4% -43.4% $5,060,823 1.981 1
14 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
(Universal)
$166,080 1,237 $134 -13.2% -52.2% $410,597,365 2.774 8
15 Eighth Grade
(A24)
$158,857 1,084 $147 -10.0% -52.1% $10,903,543 3.825 5
16 Teen Titans GO! To The Movies
(Warner Bros.)
$155,381 1,437 $108 -8.7% -70.5% $26,551,352 2.550 3
17 The Darkest Minds
(Fox)
$135,782 3,127 $43 -30.7% -71.7% $12,034,486 2.060 2
18 Death of a Nation
(Quality Flix)
$82,210 825 $100 -15.8% -62.7% $5,001,227 2.122 2
19 Three Identical Strangers
(NEON)
$67,446 326 $207 -14.0% -39.2% $10,065,406 6.829 7
20 Sorry to Bother You
(Annapurna Pictures)
$52,817 204 $259 -8.4% -39.8% $16,043,985 3.812 6
21 Won't You Be My Neighbor?
(Focus)
$44,140 229 $193 +5.8% -36.9% $21,861,987 8.503 10
22 Skyscraper
(Universal / Legendary)
$42,150 670 $63 -24.6% -71.4% $66,457,845 2.668 5
23 Ocean's 8
(Warner Bros.)
$29,344 233 $126 +10.8% -0.1% $138,580,167 3.331 10
24 Blindspotting
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$25,908 138 $188 -6.7% -54.9% $3,913,007 3.053 4
25 The First Purge
(Universal)
$23,880 293 $82 -14.3% -54.2% $68,612,870 3.949 6
26 McQueen
(Bleecker Street)
$22,188 53 $419 -9.2% -0.7% $861,435 4.743 4
27 Leave No Trace
(Bleecker Street)
$18,384 123 $149 -3.3% -46.2% $5,589,728 4.766 7
28 Avengers: Infinity War
(Disney)
$18,376 172 $107 -3.5% -42.2% $678,490,869 2.633 16
29 Solo: A Star Wars Story
(Disney)
$17,926 170 $105 -3.3% -37.5% $213,361,662 2.527 12
30 Deadpool 2
(Fox)
$11,729 155 $76 -17.9% -44.6% $318,278,611 2.536 13
31 Tag
(Warner / New Line)
$11,662 156 $75 +2.9% -41.2% $54,210,515 3.627 9
32 Sicario: Day of the Soldado
(Sony / Columbia)
$10,592 109 $97 -12.1% -70.1% $49,746,604 2.617 7
33 Uncle Drew
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$7,346 118 $62 +3.7% -44.1% $42,086,438 2.761 7
34 Hereditary
(A24)
$6,728 54 $125 +40.0% -30.6% $44,007,963 3.242 10
35 Unfriended: Dark Web
(OLT Releasing / BH Tilt)
$2,935 57 $51 -23.3% -67.2% $8,783,985 2.405 4
36 Never Goin' Back
(A24)
$2,152 12 $179 +6.0% +12.7% $43,232 2.706 2
37 Sanju
(FIP)
$981 6 $164 -3.4% -40.3% $7,909,317 2.904 7
38 Whitney
(Roadside / Miramax)
$966 23 $42 -43.0% -57.0% $2,989,646 2.362 6
39 Rendezvous in July (Rialto Pictures)
(2018 re-issue)
$882 1 $882 +583.7% N/A $11,168 1.837 2

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