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Weekend Box Office Report
April 6 - April 8, 2018




By Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals Update:

With actuals now in, Paramount’s A Quiet Place came in just ahead of yesterday’s studio estimate with a breakout first place debut of $50.204 million.

Warner’s Ready Player One and Universal’s Blockers were both down a bit from their studio estimates, with respective second place and third place weekend grosses of $24.624 million and $20.556 million.

Other weekend actuals for the frame include: Black Panther ($8.705 million), Tyler Perry’s Acrimony ($8.381 million), I Can Only Imagine ($7.801 million), Chappaquiddick ($5.766 million), Sherlock Gnomes ($5.436 million), Pacific Rim Uprising ($4.827 million), Isle of Dogs ($4.563 million), The Miracle Season ($3.951 million) A Wrinkle in Time ($3.302 million) and Love, Simon ($2.767 million).

Weekend Estimates Update:

Paramount’s A Quiet Place led a strong overall weekend at the box office with an estimated breakout debut of $50.00 million. The modestly budgeted A Quiet Place surged past pre-release expectations, which had ranged anywhere from the low-twenties to the mid-thirties. A Quiet Place debuted an exceptional 103.8 percent ahead of the $24.536 million start of 2016’s The Girl on the Train and an impressive 25.0 percent ahead of the $40.01 million launch of last year’s Split. Very strong critical reviews, effective trailers, the teaming of real-life couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski and the film’s PG-13 rating all helped contribute to the breakout performance of A Quiet Place. A Quiet Place registered the second highest opening weekend take of 2018 to date (behind only Black Panther and ahead of last weekend’s debut of Ready Player One) and the eighth largest opening weekend ever for the month of April.

A Quiet Place started out with $19.00 million on Friday (which included an estimated $4.30 million from Thursday night shows that began at 7PM), increased a slim 0.8 percent on Saturday to take in $19.15 million and is estimated to decrease 38.1 percent on Sunday to take in $11.85 million. In addition to going over well with critics, A Quiet Place looks to be going over well with audiences as well, as the film received a B+ rating on CinemaScore, which is a healthy score for a horror film.

Warner’s Ready Player One held up very nicely in its second weekend with an estimated second place take of $25.06 million. That represented a very good second weekend hold for high-profile adaptation with a built-in fanbase. The Steven Spielberg directed Ready Player One is on the verge of clearing the $100 million domestic mark with an eleven-day haul of $96.92 million. Ready Player One is performing on the high end of expectations and is running 12.1 percent ahead of the $86.44 million eleven-day take of 2013’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation (which declined 48.5 percent on its first weekend to take in $20.88 million).

Ready Player One continued to impress internationally this weekend with an estimated $81.7 million. An estimated $42.0 million of this weekend’s total came from China. Ready Player One has now grossed $290.4 million internationally and $391.3 million globally. Current international totals for Ready Player One include $161.3 million in China, $16.1 million in the U.K., $14.2 million in South Korea, $11.4 million in France, $9.7 million in Russia, $7.5 million in Taiwan, $7.3 million in Mexico and $6.7 million in Australia.

Universal’s Blockers was off to a strong start this weekend with an estimated third place take of $21.44 million. Blockers exceeded expectations, which had tended to range from $15 million to $20 million heading into the weekend and performed well with its modest production budget in mind. The opening weekend performance of Blockers was especially impressive when considering the fairly direct competition the film faced from A Quiet Place. As with A Quiet Place, strong critical reviews also look to have significantly aided Blockers this weekend. Blockers opened 26.0 percent stronger than the recent $17.01 million launch of fellow R-rated comedy Game Night. Like Game Night, Blockers will hope to display strong holding power going forward.

Blockers took in $7.80 million on Friday (which included an estimated $1.50 million from Thursday night shows that began at 7PM), was up an encouraging 6.0 percent on Saturday to gross $8.27 million and is estimated to decrease 35.0 percent on Sunday to claim $5.37 million. Blockers received a respectable B rating on CinemaScore. Internationally, Blockers grossed an estimated $3.2 million this weekend from 15 markets. To date, Blockers has grossed $10.7 million internationally and $32.1 million globally. Key totals for Blockers include $5.35 million in Australia and $4.10 million in the U.K.

In other box office news this weekend, Disney’s Black Panther passed Titanic to move into third place on the all-time unadjusted domestic list. After finishing in fourth place this weekend with an estimated $8.43 million, Black Panther has grossed a massive $665.36 million through 52 days of release. Black Panther declined just 26.6 percent from last weekend, which is a strong sign when it comes to the film potentially clearing the $700 million domestic mark before the end of its run. Internationally, Black Panther took in an estimated $4.5 million this weekend. The film has grossed $634.5 million to date internationally and $1.2999 billion globally.

Also continuing to hold up very nicely this weekend was Roadside’s I Can Only Imagine, as the breakout faith-based film was down only 20.2 percent from last weekend to place in fifth with an estimated $8.36 million. This weekend’s hold was especially impressive coming the weekend after the Easter holiday frame. I Can Only Imagine has grossed a far stronger than expected $69.08 million in 24 days. That already gives the film a current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 4.04 to 1. It is highly likely that I Can Only Imagine will continue to display terrific holding power going forward.

Lionsgate’s Tyler Perry’s Acrimony followed closely behind in sixth place with an estimated $8.07 million. That represented a sizable 53.0 percent decline from last weekend’s debut. It should be noted that Tyler Perry’s films typically experience sharp second weekend percentage declines. Acrimony has grossed a solid $31.35 million in ten days, which is towards the higher end of expectations. Acrimony is running 18.5 percent behind the $38.47 million ten-day take of 2013’s Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.

Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures’ Chappaquiddick debuted in seventh with an estimated $6.20 million. Chappaquiddick outpaced its low expectations, which were mostly in the $3 million to $4 million range heading into the weekend. Chappaquiddick was playing in a relatively modest 1,560 locations this weekend, which gave the film a respectable per-location average of $3,974 for the frame. In less than a year, Entertainment Studios has now had three films exceed expectations (Chappaquiddick joins 47 Meters Down and Hostiles, albeit not to quite the same degree). Chappaquiddick has received very good critical reviews and a respectable B rating on CinemaScore.

Fox Searchlight’s Isle of Dogs had a healthy expansion this weekend with an estimated $4.60 million from 554 locations. That gave Isle of Dogs a per-location average of $8,303 for the frame and ranked the film in tenth place among all films. Isle of Dogs has grossed a promising $12.05 million in 17 days and is scheduled to expand into wide release this coming Friday.

LD Entertainment and Mirror’s The Miracle Season opened in eleventh place with an estimated $4.14 million. The Miracle Season opened just ahead of its low expectations, which like those of Chappaquiddick, had tended to fall in the $3 million to $4 million range. While The Miracle Season received the softest critical reviews of this weekend’s four new wide releases, in turn the film received the strongest CinemaScore rating of the four films with a healthy A rating. That could point towards strong holding power for The Miracle Season going forward, if the film can hold onto screens long enough.










Weekend Studio Estimates for April 6 - April 8, 2018.

Film (Distributor) Weekend
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 A Quiet Place
(Paramount)
$50,000,000 3,508 $14,253 NEW $50,000,000 1.000 1
2 Ready Player One
(Warner Bros.)
$25,060,000 4,234 $5,919 -40.0% $96,921,000 2.321 2
3 Blockers
(Universal)
$21,440,000 3,379 $6,345 NEW $21,440,000 1.000 1
4 Black Panther
(Disney)
$8,430,000 2,747 $3,069 -26.6% $665,356,000 3.294 8
5 I Can Only Imagine
(Roadside)
$8,357,000 2,894 $2,888 -20.2% $69,084,000 4.038 4
6 Tyler Perry's Acrimony
(Lionsgate)
$8,065,000 2,006 $4,020 NEW $31,350,000 1.826 2
7 Chappaquiddick
(Entertainment Studios
Motion Pictures)
$6,200,000 1,560 $3,974 NEW $6,200,000 1.000 1
8 Sherlock Gnomes
(Paramount / MGM)
$5,600,000 2,733 $2,049 -20.0% $33,898,000 3.196 3
9 Pacific Rim Uprising
(Universal / Legendary)
$4,910,000 2,627 $1,869 -47.6% $54,920,000 1.953 3
10 Isle of Dogs
(Fox Searchlight)
$4,600,000 554 $8,303 +56.3% $12,049,000 2.619 3
11 The Miracle Season
(LD Entertainment / Mirror)
$4,137,000 1,707 $2,424 NEW $4,137,000 1.000 1
12 A Wrinkle in Time
(Disney)
$3,150,000 1,701 $1,852 -35.0% $90,123,000 2.721 5
13 Love, Simon
(Fox)
$2,765,000 1,464 $1,889 -42.0% $37,542,000 3.193 4
14 Tomb Raider
(Warner / MGM)
$1,965,000 1,673 $1,175 -60.1% $55,109,000 2.332 4
15 Paul, Apostle of Christ
(Sony / AFFIRM)
$1,800,000 1,262 $1,426 -47.9% $15,031,000 2.906 3

Game Night
(Warner / New Line)
$1,140,000 804 $1,418 -54.6% $67,284,000 3.957 7
God's Not Dead:
A Light in Darkness
(Pure Flix)
$1,120,000 1,377 $813 -58.4% $4,938,000 1.836 2
The Death of Stalin
(IFC Films)
$1,109,000 554 $2,001 -17.6% $5,596,000 4.160 5
Peter Rabbit
(Sony / Columbia)
$1,000,000 1,027 $974 -52.9% $113,310,000 4.530 9
The Leisure Seeker
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$578,000 353 $1,637 +145.0% $1,820,000 3.149 5
Midnight Sun
(Global Road)
$455,000 751 $605 -75.1% $9,232,000 2.306 3
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
(Sony / Columbia)
$430,000 478 $900 -36.6% $403,641,000 11.160 16
The Greatest Showman
(Fox)
$370,000 248 $1,492 -47.2% $172,961,000 19.642 16
Red Sparrow
(Fox)
$270,000 244 $1,107 -62.4% $46,293,000 2.747 6
Baaghi 2
(Fox International Productions)
$255,000 124 $2,056 -60.8% $1,171,000 1.799 2
The Strangers: Prey at Night
(Aviron Pictures)
$175,000 249 $703 -73.8% $24,056,000 2.313 5
Annihilation
(Paramount)
$155,000 145 $1,069 -55.2% $32,501,000 2.936 7
You Were Never Really Here
(Amazon Studios)
$130,000 3 $43,304 NEW $130,000 1.000 1
Finding Your Feet
(Roadside)
$127,000 57 $2,233 +111.6% $230,000 1.807 2
Unsane
(Bleecker Street / Fingerprint)
$92,166 163 $565 -93.6% $7,777,000 2.067 3
Gemini
(NEON)
$73,071 56 $1,305 +121.6% $126,000 1.725 2
Coco
(Disney)
$66,000 99 $667 -11.0% $209,619,000 4.126 20
Final Portrait
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$59,600 21 $2,838 +83.8% $146,000 2.446 3
Foxtrot
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$58,093 45 $1,291 +10.2% $414,000 5.883 6
Lean on Pete
(A24)
$50,118 4 $12,530 NEW $50,118 1.000 1
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
(Disney)
$37,000 61 $607 -44.8% $620,168,000 2.819 17
A Fantastic Woman
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$35,419 38 $932 -25.7% $1,885,000 6.940 10
Call Me By Your Name
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$28,650 50 $573 -36.0% $18,037,000 12.544 20
Back to Burgundy
(Music Box Films)
$24,864 14 $1,776 -32.2% $105,000 2.861 3
Samson
(Pure Flix)
$1,775 6 $296 -76.8% $4,719,000 2.428 8

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