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Weekend Box Office Report
April 14 - April 16, 2017




By Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals Update:

With actuals now in, Universalís The Fate of the Furious came in just under the $100 M mark after all with an opening weekend take of $98.787 M. The film did stay ahead of the $97.375 M debut of 2013ís Fast & Furious 6 to deliver the second largest opening of The Fast and The Furious franchise.

Other weekend actuals for the frame include: The Boss Baby ($16.012 M), Beauty and the Beast ($13.705 M), Smurfs: The Lost Village ($6.714 M), Going in Style ($6.288 M) and Gifted ($3.091 M).

Weekend Estimates Update:

Universalís The Fate of the Furious launched this weekend with an estimated first place take of $100.18 M. The film came in at the very low end of expectations, which tended to range anywhere from $100 M to $125 M heading into the weekend. The Fate of the Furious opened 31.9 percent below the $147.19 M debut of 2015ís Furious 7, though it hadnít been expected to approach the same box office heights as Furious 7. Instead, The Fate of the Furious opened much more in line with the $97.38 M start of 2013ís Fast & Furious 6. The Fate of the Furious still delivered the third largest April opening weekend of all-time, the third largest Easter weekend debut of all-time and the fifth largest opening weekend ever for Universal.

The Fate of the Furious started out with $45.80 M on Good Friday (which included an estimated $10.4 M from Thursday evening shows that began at 7 PM), fell 30.6 percent on Saturday to gross $31.80 M and is estimated to decline 29.0 percent on Easter Sunday to take in $22.58 M. The Fate of the Furious has a respectable current rating of 7.081 on our LoveHate Rate aggregate measurement of online critical metrics. The Fate of the Furious did receive a strong A rating on CinemaScore, which suggests that the film is going over better with audiences than with critics and online movie fans.

While The Fate of the Furious didnít explode at the domestic box office, it absolutely exploded at the international box office this weekend. The film set a new international opening record with an estimated $432.3 M (which also includes grosses from Wednesday and Thursday). That blew away the previous international opening record of $316.7 M set by Universalís Jurassic World back in 2015. With an estimated global launch of $532.5 M, The Fate of the Furious is estimated to top the $529.0 M global launch record of 2015ís Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Fate of the Furious was driven internationally by a massive $190.0 M start in China. Other key international grosses included $17.8 M in Mexico, $17.0 M in the U.K., $14.1 M in Russia, $13.6 M in Germany and $12.8 M in Brazil.

Turning back to the domestic front, Fox and DreamWorks Animationís The Boss Baby placed in a distant second this weekend with an estimated $15.54 M. The Boss Baby was down a solid 41.1 percent from last weekend and continues to exceed expectations with $116.32 M in 17 days of release. In comparison to previous DreamWorks Animation releases, The Boss Baby is running 23.7 percent ahead of the $94.02 M 17-day take of last yearís Kung Fu Panda 3 and 10.0 percent behind the $129.09 M 17-day gross of 2015ís Home. With a lack of high-profile family films entering the marketplace during the rest of April, The Boss Baby is likely to hold up well throughout the rest of the month.

Disneyís Beauty and the Beast claimed third place with an estimated $13.63 M. That represented a solid 42.4 percent decline from last weekend. Beauty and the Beast has grossed a massive $454.65 M in 31 days, which currently places the film in twelfth place on the all-time unadjusted domestic chart, after it surpassed the total grosses of 2004ís Shrek 2 ($441.23 M) and 2012ís The Dark Knight Rises ($448.14 M) this weekend. Beauty and the Beast is running 46.1 percent ahead of the $311.11 M 31-day take of last yearís The Jungle Book (which eased 30.1 percent in its fifth weekend to gross $17.12 M).

It was a close race for fourth place this weekend between Sonyís Smurfs: The Lost Village and Warnerís Going in Style. Smurfs: The Lost Village has the slight edge with an estimated $6.50 M, while Going in Style trails by $150 K with an estimated $6.35 M. Both films experienced significant second weekend declines, as Smurfs: The Lost Village fell 50.8 percent and Going in Style was down 46.8 percent. Respective ten-day totals stand at a softer than expected $24.73 M for Smurfs: The Lost Village and at a respectable $23.38 M for Going in Style.

Fox Searchlightís Gifted expanded into semi-wide release with an estimated sixth place take of $3.00 M. Gifted earned an estimated $2,618 from 1,146 locations. The film was up 572.1 percent over last weekend, when it was playing in just 56 locations. The ten-day total for Gifted stands at $4.37 M. While Gifted has received fairly mixed critical reviews, the film has been going over well with online movie fans and currently has a solid 7.389 LoveHate Rate.


Weekend Studio Estimates for April 14 - April 16, 2017.

Film (Distributor) Weekend
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 The Fate of the Furious
(Universal)
$100,182,000 4,310 $23,244 NEW $100,182,000 1.000 1
2 The Boss Baby
(Fox / DWorks Anim.)
$15,540,000 3,743 $4,152 -41.1% $116,324,000 2.317 3
3 Beauty and the Beast
(Disney)
$13,634,000 3,592 $3,796 -42.4% $454,650,000 2.602 5
4 Smurfs: The Lost Village
(Sony / Columbia)
$6,500,000 3,610 $1,801 -50.8% $24,728,000 1.872 2
5 Going in Style
(Warner / New Line)
$6,350,000 3,076 $2,064 -46.8% $23,376,000 1.959 2
6 Gifted
(Fox Searchlight)
$3,000,000 1,146 $2,618 +572.1% $4,370,000 1.457 2
7 Get Out
(Universal)
$2,918,000 1,424 $2,049 -28.1% $167,548,000 5.020 8
8 Saban's Power Rangers
(Lionsgate)
$2,850,000 2,171 $1,313 -54.0% $80,564,000 1.999 4
9 The Case for Christ
(Pure Flix)
$2,720,000 1,386 $1,962 -31.4% $8,448,000 2.166 2
10 Kong: Skull Island
(Warner Bros.)
$2,670,000 2,018 $1,323 -52.1% $161,246,000 2.642 6
11 Ghost in the Shell
(Paramount / DWorks)
$2,400,000 2,135 $1,124 -67.2% $37,023,000 1.982 3
12 The Zookeeper's Wife
(Focus)
$2,065,000 1,057 $1,954 -23.1% $10,668,000 3.244 3
13 Logan
(Fox)
$1,910,000 1,415 $1,350 -52.5% $221,629,000 2.507 7

The Shack
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$700,000 1,048 $668 -35.9% $56,124,000 3.470 7
Life
(Sony / Columbia)
$610,000 605 $1,008 -74.3% $28,568,000 2.285 4
Colossal
(Neon)
$463,000 98 $4,723 +285.0% $616,000 1.332 2
Their Finest
(STXfilms / EuropaCorp)
$360,000 52 $6,923 +372.5% $474,000 1.316 2
Split
(Universal)
$273,000 128 $2,129 +299.9% $137,819,000 3.445 13
T2: Trainspotting
(Sony / TriStar)
$230,000 331 $695 -14.2% $1,976,000 5.073 5
Tommy's Honour
(Roadside)
$219,000 167 $1,311 NEW $219,000 1.000 1
John Wick: Chapter 2
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$153,000 208 $736 -1.6% $91,751,000 3.015 10
Hidden Figures
(Fox)
$145,000 194 $747 -45.3% $168,547,000 7.392 17
The Lost City of Z
(Bleecker Street / Amazon)
$113,000 4 $28,158 NEW $113,000 1.000 1
Spark: A Space Tail
(Open Road)
$112,000 365 $308 NEW $112,000 1.000 1
Norman
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$104,000 5 $20,733 NEW $104,000 1.000 1
La La Land
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$100,000 219 $457 -38.6% $150,881,000 15.793 19
Kedi
(Oscilloscope)
$90,000 85 $1,059 -21.6% $2,362,000 7.444 10
A Dog's Purpose
(Universal)
$87,352 149 $586 -33.4% $64,009,000 3.513 12
Lion
(Weinstein Company)
$81,000 147 $551 -47.9% $51,520,000 13.702 21
The Belko Experiment
(BH Tilt)
$73,805 88 $839 -63.9% $9,587,000 2.317 5
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
(Disney)
$72,000 121 $595 -53.0% $532,075,000 3.431 18
Sing
(Universal)
$62,440 132 $473 -39.7% $270,230,000 7.664 17
The Devotion of Suspect X
(China Lion Film)
$40,000 21 $1,905 -73.2% $658,000 2.036 3
Chasing Trane
(Abramorama)
$15,880 1 $15,880 NEW $15,880 1.000 1
My Entire High School
Sinking Into the Sea
(GKIDS)
$15,215 3 $5,072 NEW $15,215 1.000 1

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