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Weekend Box Office Report
December 1 - December 3, 2017




By Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals Update:

With actuals now in, Disney’s Coco exceeded Sunday’s studio estimate with a second weekend take of $27.533 M. Coco has now significantly exceeded its studio estimate for two straight weekends thanks to very strong Sunday business.

Warner’s Justice League came in slightly higher than Sunday’s studio estimate with $16.651 M, while Lionsgate’s Wonder came in a bit lower than its estimate with a still impressive third weekend gross of $12.147 M.

Other weekend actuals for the frame include: Thor: Ragnarok ($9.886 M), Daddy’s Home 2 ($7.572 M), Murder on the Orient Express ($6.767 M), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ($4.397 M), Lady Bird ($4.292 M), The Star ($4.078 M), A Bad Moms Christmas ($3.385 M), Roman J. Israel, Esq. ($1.959 M) and The Disaster Artist ($1.211 M from just 19 locations).

Weekend Estimates Update:

Disney’s Coco led the weekend box office for a second consecutive frame with an estimated $26.11 M. That represented a solid 48.6 percent decline from last weekend’s opening weekend take. In comparison, 2010’s Tangled fell 55.7 percent in its second weekend to take in $21.61 M, while last year’s Moana was down 50.1 percent to gross $28.27 M. Coco passed the $100 M domestic mark this weekend and has grossed a healthy $108.69 M through twelve days. That places the film 12.6 percent ahead of the $96.57 M twelve-day take of Tangled and just 9.3 percent behind the $119.79 M twelve-day haul of Moana. Coco is highly likely to hold up well throughout the holiday season, thanks in part to very strong critical reviews and very strong word of mouth.

Internationally, Coco grossed an estimated $69.0 M this weekend from 33 international markets. That brings the film’s international total to $171.3 M and global haul to $280.0 M. International debuts for Coco this weekend included $6.4 M in France, $2.8 M in Spain and $2.0 M in Germany. Key international totals to date include $75.6 M in China (where the film experienced a massive 148 percent increase in its second weekend), a record-breaking $55.6 M in Mexico and $5.8 M in Russia.

Warner’s Justice League held steady in second place with an estimated $16.58 M. Justice League was down a sharp 59.7 percent from last weekend, but it is also commonplace for high-profile pre-Thanksgiving releases to experience third weekend declines in the neighborhood of 60 percent the weekend after Thanksgiving. Justice League is now closing in on the $200 M domestic mark with a softer than expected 17-day take of $197.34 M. The film is running an underwhelming 24.8 percent behind the $262.43 M 17-day gross of last year’s Suicide Squad (which declined 52.1 percent in its third weekend to take in $20.86 M). With Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi entering the marketplace on December 15, it will be especially important for Justice League to stabilize as much as it can next weekend.

Internationally, Justice League grossed an estimated $35.7 M this weekend from 66 international markets. Justice League has now grossed $370.1 M to date internationally and $567.4 M to date globally. International totals to date for Justice League include $98.5 M in China, $31.2 M in Brazil, $21.7 M in Mexico, $20.2 M in the U.K., $12.9 M in Korea, $12.5 M in Australia, $12.1 M in France, $10.5 M in Russia and $10.2 M in Indonesia.

Lionsgate’s Wonder grossed an estimated $12.50 M to remain in third place. Wonder declined 44.9 percent from last weekend, which represents a healthy post-Thanksgiving weekend hold for a family film. Wonder continues to outpace expectations in a big way with a 17-day total of $88.03 M. That already gives Wonder a current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 3.20 to 1 and leaves the film just $11.97 M away from reaching the $100 M domestic milestone. Wonder is running 10.9 percent ahead of the $79.38 M 17-day take of 2008’s Bolt and 31.7 percent behind the $128.87 M 17-day break-out performance of 2009’s The Blind Side.

Disney’s Thor: Ragnarok continued to claim fourth place with an estimated $9.66 M. Thor: Ragnarok held up very nicely for the weekend after Thanksgiving by declining 42.7 percent this weekend. The 31-day total for Thor: Ragnarok stands at a mighty $291.41 M, which leaves the film only $8.59 M away from reaching the $300 M domestic mark. Internationally, Thor: Ragnarok added an additional $6.5 M this weekend from 52 territories. That brings the film’s international haul to $525.0 M and global total to $816.4 M.

Paramount’s Daddy’s Home 2 and Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express remained fairly close to one another at the box office with respective estimated fifth and sixth place takes of $7.50 M and $6.70 M. Daddy’s Home 2 decreased 43.3 percent from last weekend, while Murder on the Orient Express declined by 49.1 percent. Respective 24-day totals stand at $84.77 M for Murder on the Orient Express and at $82.81 M for Daddy’s Home 2, as both films continue to exceed expectations.

A24’s Lady Bird and Fox Searchlight’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri continued their expansions with respective estimated seventh and eighth place performances of $4.54 M and $4.53 M. While the two films were nearly tied this weekend, Lady Bird had the more impressive performance of the two, as the film was up 12.0 percent over last weekend upon expanding into an additional 403 locations this weekend, while Three Billboards increased a slimmer 2.9 percent upon adding another 816 locations this weekend. Lady Bird likely received a bit of a boost this weekend from being named Best Picture by the NYFCC on Thursday. Respective total grosses stand at $17.09M for Lady Bird and at $13.78 M for Three Billboards.

On the platform front, A24 and New Line’s The Disaster Artist was off to a terrific start with an estimated $1.22 M from only 19 locations. That gave the critically acclaimed film directed by and starring James Franco an exceptional per-location average of $64,254 for the weekend. That represented the fifth largest platform launch per-location average ever for a film that debuted in 10 to 19 locations.The Disaster Artist is scheduled to expand nationwide next weekend, but just exactly how wide the film expands next weekend remains to be seen.

Elsewhere on the platform front, Paramount’s Titanic 20th Anniversary grossed an estimated $415 K from 87 locations (for a per-location average of $4,770), Sony Pictures Classics’ Call Me By Your Name took in an estimated $281 K in its second weekend from 4 locations in NY/LA (for a terrific per-location average of $70,320), Fox Searchlight’s The Shape of Water started out with an impressive estimated $167 K from 2 locations in NY (for a per-location average of $83,400), Amazon Studio’s Wonder Wheel debuted with an estimated $141 K from 5 locations in NY/LA (for a per-location average of $28,111) and Focus’ Darkest Hour registered an estimated $109K in its second weekend from 4 locations in NY/LA (for a per-location average of $27,250).





Weekend Studio Estimates for December 1 - December 3, 2017.

Film (Distributor) Weekend
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 Coco
(Disney)
$26,114,000 3,987 $6,550 -48.6% $108,689,000 2.139 2
2 Justice League
(Warner Bros.)
$16,580,000 3,820 $4,340 -59.7% $197,336,000 2.103 3
3 Wonder
(Lionsgate)
$12,500,000 3,449 $3,624 -44.9% $88,033,000 3.196 3
4 Thor: Ragnarok
(Disney)
$9,659,000 3,148 $3,068 -42.7% $291,407,000 2.374 5
5 Daddy's Home 2
(Paramount)
$7,500,000 3,403 $2,204 -43.3% $82,814,000 2.793 4
6 Murder on the Orient Express
(Fox)
$6,700,000 3,201 $2,093 -49.1% $84,773,000 2.956 4
7 Lady Bird
(A24)
$4,544,000 1,194 $3,806 +12.0% $17,089,000 4.212 5
8 Three Billboards Outside
Ebbing, Missouri
(Fox Searchlight)
$4,530,000 1,430 $3,168 +2.9% $13,671,000 3.105 4
9 The Star
(Sony / AFFIRM)
$4,000,000 2,822 $1,417 -42.3% $27,280,000 2.780 3
10 A Bad Moms Christmas
(STXfilms)
$3,480,000 2,251 $1,546 -28.9% $64,832,000 3.868 5
11 Roman J. Israel, Esq.
(Sony / Columbia)
$1,935,000 1,669 $1,159 -56.5% $9,503,000 2.137 3
12 The Disaster Artist
(A24 / New Line)
$1,221,000 19 $64,254 NEW $1,221,000 1.000 1
13 The Man Who Invented Christmas
(Bleecker Street)
$863,000 673 $1,282 -36.2% $3,152,000 2.329 2
14 Titanic 20th Anniversary
(Paramount)
$415,000 87 $4,770 NEW $415,000 1.000 1

Call Me By Your Name
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$281,000 4 $70,320 -31.9% $908,000 2.199 2
Marshall
(Open Road)
$243,000 651 $373 +302.4% $9,145,000 3.048 8
Jigsaw
(Lionsgate)
$220,000 301 $731 -40.7% $37,601,000 2.260 6
Loving Vincent
(Good Deed)
$211,000 161 $1,311 -22.5% $5,502,000 9.150 11
The Shape of Water
(Fox Searchlight)
$167,000 2 $83,400 NEW $167,000 1.000 1
Wonder Wheel
(Amazon Studios)
$141,000 5 $28,111 NEW $141,000 1.000 1
My Friend Dahmer
(FilmRise)
$140,000 90 $1,556 -0.9% $939,000 4.995 5
The Florida Project
(A24)
$129,000 120 $1,077 -38.2% $4,873,000 7.690 9
Darkest Hour
(Focus)
$109,000 4 $27,250 -37.7% $412,000 2.357 2
Tyler Perry's Boo 2!
A Madea Halloween
(Lionsgate)
$106,000 212 $500 -43.1% $47,165,000 2.222 7
Last Flag Flying
(Roadside / Amazon)
$100,000 110 $909 -37.0% $817,000 4.706 5
The Foreigner
(STXfilms)
$76,000 130 $585 +8.7% $34,217,000 2.609 8
Jane
(National Geographic / Abramorama)
$73,286 49 $1,496 -11.9% $1,253,000 5.475 7
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
(Fox)
$65,300 163 $401 -41.1% $100,051,000 2.564 11
Victoria & Abdul
(Focus)
$65,000 131 $496 -46.9% $22,037,000 5.282 11
Despicable Me 3
(Universal)
$63,000 152 $414 -46.5% $264,477,000 3.651 23
Novitiate
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$52,875 163 $324 -35.7% $469,000 6.123 6
My Little Pony: The Movie
(Lionsgate)
$44,000 180 $244 +17.3% $21,871,000 2.461 9
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
(A24)
$40,787 41 $995 -40.4% $2,192,000 4.756 7
Happy Death Day
(Universal)
$40,000 100 $400 -40.9% $55,628,000 2.136 8
The Breadwinner
(GKIDS)
$39,641 43 $922 +41.4% $106,000 2.673 3
American Made
(Universal)
$39,000 93 $419 -43.1% $51,271,000 3.056 10
Explosion (Yub Bao Zhe)
(China Lion Film)
$20,000 34 $588 -63.8% $100,000 1.808 2
Big Time
(Abramorama / Mongrel Media)
$7,571 2 $3,786 NEW $7,571 1.000 1
Leap!
(Weinstein Company)
$4,064 29 $140 -81.4% $21,856,000 4.621 15
Wind River
(Weinstein Company)
$2,555 9 $284 -59.6% $33,800,000 7.346 18

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