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4-Day Weekend Box Office Report
December 22 - December 25, 2017




By Daniel Garris

4-Day Weekend Estimates Update:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi remained in first place at the box office this weekend with respective estimated three-day and four-day grosses of $68.49 M and $100.67 M. Over the three-day frame, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was down a very sharp 68.9 percent from last weekend’s massive start. While Christmas Eve falling on Sunday hurt the film and the marketplace in general this weekend, the second weekend percentage decline for Star Wars: The Last Jedi points towards the film not going over as well with audiences as 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens did. In comparison, Star Wars: The Force Awakens slowed 39.8 percent to gross $149.20 M in its second weekend (where Christmas Eve didn’t come into play), while last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story declined 58.7 percent to register $64.03 M in its second weekend (when Christmas Eve did come into play).

Even with this weekend’s large decline, in the bigger picture Star Wars: The Last Jedi is obviously still performing very well thanks in part to the film’s stronger than expected start last weekend. In addition to softer than anticipated word of mouth, some of this weekend’s larger than expected decline may also be attributed to last weekend’s initial rush-out for the film being inflated even more than usual for a Star Wars film by moviegoers who wanted to make sure to catch the film before the busy Christmas weekend this year. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has grossed $365.09 M through Sunday and its eleven-day gross through Monday is currently estimated at $397.27 M. That places the film 24.9 percent ahead of the $318.12 M eleven-day haul of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and 30.5 percent behind the $571.42 M eleven-day take of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (and the marketplace in general) will look to stabilize during the midweek as we approach the New Year’s holiday.

This weekend’s three-day international estimate for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is $75.1 M. That brings the film’s international total through Sunday to $380.3 M and global total through Sunday to $745.4 M. Key international totals for Star Wars: The Last Jedi include $67.4 M in the U.K., $40.0 M in Germany, $29.3 M in France, $28.5 M in Japan, $26.9 M in Australia, $13.6 M in Spain, $12.1 M in Brazil, $11.9 M in Russia, $10.7 M in Italy and $10.0 M in Mexico. Star Wars: The Last Jedi will open in China on January 5.

Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was off to a very strong second place start with respective three-day and four-day estimates of $34.00 M and $47.40 M. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle exceeded its already bright expectations this weekend. The re-teaming of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, a strong marketing campaign, good critical reviews and the film serving as the primary holiday alternative for moviegoers who didn’t want a helping (or another helping) of The Last Jedi, all factored into the strong start for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle this weekend.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has grossed $50.6 M through Sunday and $64.0 M through Monday, which includes grosses from this past Wednesday and Thursday and the film’s $1.86 M in early preview grosses from back on Friday, December 8. In comparison to last year’s Christmas weekend Wednesday openers, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is running an exceptional 115.3 percent ahead of the $29.72 M six-day launch of Passengers and just 15.3 percent behind the $75.54 M six-day take of Sing. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle received a healthy A- rating on CinemaScore and is highly likely to hold up very well throughout the rest of December and January.

Internationally, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle debuted with an estimated $49.5 M through Sunday. That brings the film’s early global total through Sunday to $100.1 M. While the film didn’t top Star Wars: The Last Jedi overall internationally this weekend, Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle did open in first place ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 28 different markets this weekend, including Malaysia, Russia, Indonesia and Mexico. International grosses for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle include $10.1 M in the U.K., $7.1 M in Malaysia, $4.8 M in Russia, $3.4 M in Indonesia, $3.4 M in France, $2.9 M in Mexico and $2.5 M in Germany. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is still set to open in a number of major international markets including, Australia (December 26), Italy (January 1), South Korea (January 3), Brazil (January 4), China (January 12) and Japan (April 6).

Universal’s Pitch Perfect 3 debuted in third place with respective estimated three-day and four-day starts of $20.45 M and $27.04 M. That was towards the lower end of scaled back expectations. Anticipation for Pitch Perfect 3 simply wasn’t at the same level as it was for Pitch Perfect 2 back in May of 2015, while poor critical reviews and direct competition from The Greatest Showman and overall competition from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle didn’t help matters either this weekend. The four-day start for Pitch Perfect 3 is 61.5 percent ahead of the $16.74 M grossed by 2012’s Pitch Perfect in its first four days of wide release and 63.7 percent behind the $74.43 M four-day launch of Pitch Perfect 2. Pitch Perfect 3 does look to be going over much better with audiences than with critics, as the film received a healthy A- rating on CinemaScore. The film’s four-day start was also still respectable with the film's production cost in mind.

Internationally, Pitch Perfect 3 grossed an estimated $9.8 M from 14 international markets. The film’s global total through Sunday is $30.3 M. International debuts for Pitch Perfect 3 included $6.0 M in the U.K. and $1.8 M in Germany. Pitch Perfect 3 will open in a number of additional new markets over the next week, including France (December 27), Spain (December 29) and Australia (January 1).

Fox’s The Greatest Showman took fourth place with respective estimated three-day and four-day grosses of $8.60 M and $13.60 M. The Greatest Showman opened on Wednesday and has grossed $13.20 M through Sunday and is estimated to gross $18.20 M through Monday, which is towards the lower end of expectations. Lukewarm critical reviews and direct competition from Pitch Perfect 3 look to have limited potential for The Greatest Showman this weekend. The Greatest Showman does look to be going over far better with audiences than with critics, as it received a strong A rating on CinemaScore. The Greatest Showman will hope to have strong holding power going forward thanks in part to its healthy early word of mouth, while not being based on a pre-existing musical could also potentially lead to some built-in back-loading. Internationally, The Greatest Showman grossed an estimated $4.1 M from three markets in Asia, including $2.8 M from South Korea.

Computer animated holdovers Ferdinand and Coco claimed fifth and sixth place with respective three-day grosses of $7.05 M and $5.21 M. Respective four-day estimates are $9.20 M for Fox’s Ferdinand and $7.39 M for Disney's Coco. Both films experienced significant three-day percentage declines this weekend, as Ferdinand was down 47.4 percent and Coco fell a very similar 47.7 percent. The stronger than expected start of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Christmas Eve falling on Sunday look to have had an effect on Ferdinand and Coco this weekend. With that said, it is highly likely that both films will bounce back in a big way beginning on Boxing Day this Tuesday. Respective total grosses through Monday stand at a strong $163.50 M for Coco through 34 days and at a modest $28.69 M for Ferdinand in eleven days.

Ferdinand was significantly stronger internationally this weekend with an estimated $21.6 M from 62 international markets, while Coco took in an estimated $13.3 M from 36 international markets. Total grosses for Ferdinand through Sunday are $30.7 M internationally and $57.2 M globally, while total grosses for Coco through Sunday are a terrific $325.0 M internationally and $486.3 M globally.

In other box office news, Paramount’s Downsizing and Warner’s Father Figures were both off to soft starts this weekend with respective estimated three-day grosses of $4.60 M and $3.20 M. Downsizing is estimated to take in $6.21 M over the four-day frame, while an official four-day estimate wasn’t released today for Father Figures (at this point the film appears to be on pace for roughly $4.4 M over the four-day frame). Both films performed below their already modest expectations and both films had very lackluster per-location averages over the three-day frame ($1,724 for Downsizing and only $1,103 for Father Figures). Neither film looks to be going over very well with audiences either, as Father Figures received a modest B- rating on CinemaScore, while Downsizing received an even softer C rating. At this rate it will be difficult for both films to maintain large screen counts once the holiday season is over.

Given their much smaller location counts and much warmer receptions, the news was far brighter for both Focus’ Darkest Hour and Fox Searchlight’s The Shape of Water as both films expanded into semi-wide release this weekend. On the heels of a relatively modest platform performance, Darkest Hour had a very nice expansion this weekend with respective three-day and four-day estimates of $4.11 M and $5.95 M from 806 locations. The Shape of Water had a solid expansion with respective three-day and four-day estimates of $3.05 M and $4.30 M from 726 locations. Per-location averages over the three-day frame were $5,093 for Darkest Hour and $4,201 for The Shape of Water. Total grosses through Monday stand at $8.87 M for The Shape of Water and at a very similar $8.80 M for Darkest Hour. Both films should hold up very well going forward thanks in part to the ongoing awards season.

On the platform front, Fox’s The Post started out with respective three-day and four-day estimated of $495 K and $720 K from just 9 locations in New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. That gave The Post strong respective three-day and four-day per-location averages of $55,000 and $80,000. The Post will expand into wide release on January 12 and will also look to benefit from the awards season.









4-Day Weekend Studio Estimates for December 22 - December 25, 2017.

Film (Distributor) Weekend
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
(Disney)
$100,699,000 4,232 $23,795 -54.2% $397,271,000 1.806 2
2 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
(Sony / Columbia)
$47,400,000 3,765 $12,590 NEW $64,000,000 1.882 1
3 Pitch Perfect 3
(Universal)
$27,035,000 3,447 $7,843 NEW $27,035,000 1.322 1
4 The Greatest Showman
(Fox)
$13,600,000 3,006 $4,524 NEW $18,199,000 2.116 1
5 Ferdinand
(Fox)
$9,200,000 3,630 $2,534 -31.4% $28,683,000 2.140 2
6 Coco
(Disney)
$7,385,000 2,111 $3,498 -25.8% $163,504,000 3.218 5
7 Downsizing
(Paramount)
$6,210,000 2,668 $2,328 NEW $6,210,000 1.350 1
8 Darkest Hour
(Focus)
$5,945,000 806 $7,376 +601.5% $8,798,000 2.143 5
9 Father Figures
(Warner Bros.)
$4,400,000 2,902 $1,516 NEW $4,400,000 1.375 1
10 The Shape of Water
(Fox Searchlight)
$4,300,000 726 $5,923 +151.3% $8,866,000 2.907 4
11 Wonder
(Lionsgate)
$2,500,000 1,130 $2,212 -52.2% $115,458,000 4.191 6

- Please note that the 4-day estimate for Father Figures is an unofficial estimate made by BoxOfficeReport.





3-Day Weekend Studio Estimates for December 22 - December 24, 2017.

Film (Distributor) Weekend
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
(Disney)
$68,486,000 4,232 $16,183 -68.9% $365,088,000 1.659 2
2 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
(Sony / Columbia)
$34,000,000 3,765 $9,031 NEW $50,606,000 1.488 1
3 Pitch Perfect 3
(Universal)
$20,450,000 3,447 $5,933 NEW $20,450,000 1.000 1
4 The Greatest Showman
(Fox)
$8,600,000 3,006 $2,861 NEW $13,199,000 1.535 1
5 Ferdinand
(Fox)
$7,050,000 3,630 $1,942 -47.4% $26,533,000 1.980 2
6 Coco
(Disney)
$5,208,000 2,111 $2,467 -47.7% $161,327,000 3.176 5
7 Downsizing
(Paramount)
$4,600,000 2,668 $1,724 NEW $4,600,000 1.000 1
8 Darkest Hour
(Focus)
$4,105,000 806 $5,093 +384.4% $6,958,000 1.695 5
9 Father Figures
(Warner Bros.)
$3,200,000 2,902 $1,103 NEW $3,200,000 1.000 1
10 The Shape of Water
(Fox Searchlight)
$3,050,000 726 $4,201 +78.3% $7,616,000 2.497 4
11 Wonder
(Lionsgate)
$2,000,000 1,130 $1,770 -61.7% $114,958,000 4.173 6
12 The Star
(Sony / AFFIRM)
$1,375,000 1,106 $1,243 -20.6% $38,467,000 3.920 6
13 Justice League
(Warner Bros.)
$1,055,000 1,101 $958 -75.5% $222,678,000 2.373 6
14 Lady Bird
(A24)
$1,006,000 402 $2,502 -52.1% $28,306,000 6.976 8
15 The Disaster Artist
(A24 / New Line)
$907,000 517 $1,755 -66.6% $15,718,000 2.469 4

Daddy's Home 2
(Paramount)
$900,000 1,073 $839 -76.4% $99,176,000 3.345 7
Call Me By Your Name
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$851,000 114 $7,463 +74.9% $3,139,000 3.689 5
Thor: Ragnarok
(Disney)
$814,000 701 $1,161 -74.0% $309,105,000 2.518 8
Murder on the Orient Express
(Fox)
$500,000 447 $1,119 -80.2% $99,222,000 3.459 7
The Post
(Fox / DreamWorks)
$495,000 9 $55,000 NEW $495,000 1.000 1
Three Billboards Outside
Ebbing, Missouri
(Fox Searchlight)
$495,000 307 $1,612 -68.8% $22,711,000 5.158 7
I, Tonya
(NEON / 30West)
$446,000 37 $12,046 +160.2% $1,099,000 2.465 3
The Man Who Invented Christmas
(Bleecker Street)
$126,000 146 $862 -54.6% $5,398,000 3.989 5
The Florida Project
(A24)
$39,104 43 $909 -29.6% $5,205,000 8.214 12
Hostiles
(Entertainment Studios
Motion Pictures)
$26,000 3 $8,667 NEW $26,000 1.000 1
Happy End
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$23,800 3 $7,933 NEW $23,800 1.000 1
Jane
(National Geographic / Abramorama)
$18,054 19 $950 -34.2% $1,423,000 6.218 10
Marshall
(Open Road)
$11,419 58 $197 -32.5% $9,449,000 3.149 11
Victoria & Abdul
(Focus)
$7,150 24 $298 -66.6% $22,203,000 5.322 14
My Friend Dahmer
(FilmRise)
$1,100 3 $367 -97.4% $1,290,000 6.859 8

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