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Weekend Box Office Report
April 28 - April 30, 2017




By Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals Update:

With actuals now in, Universal’s The Fate of the Furious ended up a bit ahead of Sunday’s studio estimate with an actual gross of $19.937 M.

Other weekend actuals for the frame include: How to Be A Latin Lover ($12.252 M), Baahubali 2: The Conclusion ($10.355 M), The Boss Baby ($9.372 M, to move up to fourth), The Circle ($9.034 M, to fall to fifth), Beauty and the Beast ($6.826 M) and Sleight ($1.702 M).

Weekend Estimates Update:

Universal’s The Fate of the Furious took in an estimated $19.39 M this weekend to lead the domestic box office for a third consecutive frame. The Fate of the Furious slowed 49.5 percent from last weekend. That wasn’t the greatest hold, especially since The Fate of the Furious likely received a bit a boost this weekend from audiences who wanted to catch the film before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 arrives in the marketplace next weekend. With that said, The Fate of the Furious has still grossed $192.72 M in 17 days. The film is running 5.0 percent behind the $202.813 M 17-day take of 2013’s Fast & Furious 6.

The Fate of the Furious continued to perform far more impressively internationally this weekend with an estimated $68.4 M. In the process, the film surpassed the $1 billion global mark this weekend. With a current international total of $867.6 M, the film’s current global total stands at a massive $1.060 B. Key international totals to date for The Fate of the Furious include $361.0 M in China, $33.4 M in Mexico, $32.8 M in the United Kingdom, $32.4 M in Brazil, $27.5 M in Germany and $26.5 M in Russia.

Turning back to the domestic front, Lionsgate’s How to Be a Latin Lover was off to a strong second place start with an estimated $12.02 M. How to Be a Latin Lover earned a very healthy $10,750 per-location average from a semi-wide 1,118 locations. How to Be a Latin Lover exceeded pre-release expectations, which had tended to range from $6 M to $8 M heading into the weekend. The film also outpaced the $7.85 M debut of 2013’s Instructions Not Included (Eugenio Derbez’s previous vehichle, which opened in just 348 locations) by an impressive 53.1 percent, to easily register the largest opening ever for Pantelion Films. How to Be a Latin Lover has a modest 6.253 score on our LoveHate Rate aggregate measurement of online critical metrics. However, the film appears to be going over far better with audiences, as it received a strong A rating on CinemaScore.

Also making headlines this weekend was Great India Film’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which opened in third place with an estimated $10.14 M. It should be noted that the film’s reported weekend gross includes an estimated $2.5 M from Thursday previews that began as early as 12:30 PM. Regardless, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion had an amazing performance this weekend, especially given that the film was only playing in 425 locations (giving it a per-location average of $23,855 for the frame). Baahubali 2: The Conclusion started out far stronger than 2015’s Baahubali: The Beginning, which opened in the range of $3.58 M to $4.63 M (there were varying reported grosses at the time for Baahubali: The Beginning). It will be interesting to see if the performance of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion can help lead to Indian films getting larger location counts in the future.

STX Entertainment and EuropaCorp’s The Circle debuted softly in fourth place with an estimated $9.32 M. The Circle opened below pre-release expectations, which had tended to range from $10 M to $15 M. The film also opened 37.3 percent below the $14.86 M start of last year’s Inferno. The Circle had hoped to ride the wave from Emma Watson’s ongoing success with Beauty and the Beast, but that ultimately didn’t happen, in part from the poor critical reaction to The Circle (the film currently has a LoveHate Rate of just 3.640). The Circle doesn’t look to be going over any better with audiences either, as the film received a very poor D+ rating on CinemaScore. Given its reviews, early audience reaction and the start of the summer movie-going season next weekend, The Circle is highly likely to have poor holding power going forward.

Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby rounded out the weekend’s top five with an estimated $9.05 M. The Boss Baby continued to hold up nicely, as the film was down just 28.9 percent from last weekend. The Boss Baby is now on the verge of reaching the $150 M domestic mark, with a stronger than expected 31-day gross of $148.47 M. Compared to previous DreamWorks Animation films, The Boss Baby is running 15.7 percent ahead of the $128.35 M 31-day gross of last year’s Kung Fu Panda 3 and only 3.3 percent behind the $153.49 M 31-day take of 2015’s Home.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast followed in sixth place with an estimated $6.40 M. Beauty and the Beast was down a very solid 33.8 percent from last weekend. The 45-day total for Beauty and the Beast stands at a massive $480.10 M. This weekend Beauty and the Beast surpassed the $474.55 M lifetime gross of 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace to move into ninth place on the all-time unadjusted domestic list. Before long, Beauty and the Beast will pass the $486.30 M final gross of last year’s Finding Dory to move into eighth place on the chart.

In other box office news, BH Tilt’s Sleight opened very modestly in 14th place with an estimated $1.69 M. Sleight was limited in part by opening in just 565 locations, which gave the film a respectable per-location average of $2,991 for the frame.

In advance of its domestic start next weekend, Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was off to an estimated international start of $101.2 M from 37 territories. Disney estimates that the film’s start was 57 percent stronger than the debut of 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy in the respective international markets that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opened in this weekend. Key international grosses for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 included $15.5 M in the United Kingdom, $11.6 M in Australia, $8.3 M in Germany, $7.9 M in France, $7.6 M in Mexico and $6.9 M in Brazil. The film will open in additional markets next weekend, including Russia, China and Korea.





Weekend Studio Estimates for April 28 - April 30, 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)
$19,390,000 4,077 $4,756 -49.5% $192,721,000 1.951 3
2 How to Be a Latin Lover
(Lionsgate / Pantelion)
$12,019,000 1,118 $10,750 NEW $12,019,000 1.000 1
3 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
(Great India Films)
$10,138,000 425 $23,855 NEW $10,138,000 1.000 1
4 The Circle
(STX / EuropaCorp)
$9,320,000 3,163 $2,947 NEW $9,320,000 1.000 1
5 The Boss Baby
(Fox / DWorks Anim.)
$9,050,000 3,739 $2,420 -28.8% $148,466,000 2.958 5
6 Beauty and the Beast
(Disney)
$6,400,000 3,155 $2,029 -33.8% $480,100,000 2.747 7
7 Going in Style
(Warner / New Line)
$3,580,000 2,761 $1,297 -27.1% $37,320,000 3.128 4
8 Smurfs: The Lost Village
(Sony / Columbia)
$3,315,000 2,554 $1,298 -32.1% $37,735,000 2.856 4
9 Gifted
(Fox Searchlight)
$3,300,000 2,215 $1,490 -27.6% $15,830,000 5.122 4
10 Unforgettable
(Warner Bros.)
$2,345,000 2,417 $970 -51.0% $8,884,000 1.856 2
11 Born in China
(Disneynature)
$2,243,000 1,508 $1,487 -53.2% $8,677,000 1.811 2
12 The Lost City of Z
(Bleecker Street / Amazon)
$1,733,000 866 $2,001 -18.3% $4,833,000 2.278 3
13 Get Out
(Universal)
$1,716,000 1,563 $1,098 +2.9% $172,540,000 5.169 10
14 Sleight
(BH Tilt)
$1,690,000 565 $2,991 NEW $1,690,000 1.000 1
15 The Promise
(Open Road)
$1,412,000 2,251 $627 -65.5% $7,036,000 1.718 2

Kong: Skull Island
(Warner Bros.)
$1,100,000 933 $1,179 -26.2% $165,465,000 2.711 8
The Zookeeper's Wife
(Focus)
$997,000 997 $1,000 -28.7% $14,813,000 4.504 5
The Case for Christ
(Pure Flix)
$950,000 1,050 $905 -40.0% $13,015,000 3.280 4
Saban's Power Rangers
(Lionsgate)
$870,000 889 $979 -36.3% $84,249,000 2.091 6
Logan
(Fox)
$760,000 614 $1,238 -21.8% $224,497,000 2.539 9
Colossal
(NEON)
$502,000 326 $1,540 -13.3% $2,072,000 3.545 4
Their Finest
(STXfilms / EuropaCorp)
$460,000 330 $1,394 -6.2% $1,775,000 3.198 4
Ghost in the Shell
(Paramount / DWorks)
$430,000 456 $943 -51.3% $39,942,000 2.139 5
Life
(Sony / Columbia)
$315,000 503 $626 -29.7% $29,835,000 2.386 6
Free Fire
(A24)
$288,000 817 $352 -71.1% $1,701,000 1.710 2
Norman
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$236,000 47 $5,013 +89.8% $541,000 2.294 3
Battle of Memories
(China Lion Film)
$210,000 42 $5,000 NEW $210,000 1.000 1
The Shack
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$180,000 285 $632 -34.8% $57,012,000 3.525 9
Split
(Universal)
$106,000 103 $1,027 -23.4% $138,122,000 3.452 15
Hidden Figures
(Fox)
$95,000 124 $766 -48.3% $169,001,000 7.412 19
A Dog's Purpose
(Universal)
$68,060 122 $553 -10.0% $64,225,000 3.524 14
The Belko Experiment
(BH Tilt)
$40,970 83 $494 +29.1% $9,694,000 2.343 7
Tommy's Honour
(Roadside)
$40,500 60 $675 -49.1% $492,000 2.350 3
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
(Disney)
$38,000 43 $884 -5.3% $532,181,000 3.432 20
Lion
(Weinstein Company)
$32,000 65 $492 -33.7% $51,678,000 13.744 23
Kedi
(Oscilloscope)
$31,000 39 $795 -38.3% $2,522,000 7.948 12
Chasing Trane
(Abramorama)
$30,907 16 $1,932 +34.6% $94,164 3.047 3
One Week and a Day
(Oscilloscope)
$9,500 3 $3,167 NEW $9,500 1.000 1
BANG! The Bert Berns Story
(Abramorama)
$4,227 1 $4,227 NEW $8,875 2.100 1

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