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Weekend Box Office Report
July 6 - July 8, 2018




By Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals Update:

With actuals now in, Disney’s Ant-Man and The Wasp came in just below yesterday’s studio estimate with a first place of debut of $75.812 million.

After being estimated to finish in a close third yesterday, Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ultimately took second place this weekend with $28.632 million. Disney’s Incredibles 2 followed very closely behind in third with $28.406 million.

Other weekend actuals for the frame include: The First Purge ($17.374 million), Sicario: Day of the Soldado ($7.625 million), Uncle Drew ($6.607 million), Ocean’s 8 ($5.068 million), Tag ($3.030 million), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? ($2.571 million), Deadpool 2 ($1.675 million), Sanju ($1.281 million) & Whitney ($1.274 million).

On the platform front, Annapurna’s Sorry to Bother You took in a strong $727,266 from just 16 locations, while NEON’s Three Identical Strangers grossed a noteworthy $684,773 from 51 locations.

Weekend Estimates Update:

Disney’s Ant-Man and The Wasp debuted in first place this weekend with an estimated $76.03 million. Ant-Man and The Wasp opened in line with expectations, which had tended to range anywhere from $70 million to $90 million heading into the weekend. Ant-Man and the Wasp opened a healthy 32.9 percent ahead of the $57.23 million launch of 2015’s Ant-Man and 10.6 percent behind the $85.06 million start of 2016’s Doctor Strange. Ant-Man and The Wasp registered the 14th largest opening weekend ever for the month of July. In not opening towards the higher end of expectations, it does appear that a potential bump from the recent success of Avengers: Infinity War was ultimately muted for Ant-Man and The Wasp this weekend (especially among more casual MCU fans).

While this weekend’s domestic start for Ant-Man and The Wasp was very solid, the film’s early front-loading this weekend isn’t the greatest sign going forward. Ant-Man and The Wasp started with $33.80 million on Friday (which included an estimated $11.50 million from Thursday night shows that began at 6 PM), declined a significant 30.1 percent on Saturday to take in $23.62 million and is estimated to decrease 21.2 percent on Sunday to gross $18.61 million. That gave the film a front-loaded estimated opening weekend to Friday ratio of 2.25 to 1. However, it should also be noted that Independence Day falling on Wednesday led to this weekend’s box office being more front-loaded towards Friday for the marketplace in general. Ant-Man and The Wasp has received strong reviews from critics. The film also looks to be going over well with audiences, as it received a healthy A- rating on CinemaScore (though that was just below the A rating received by Ant-Man).

The audience breakdown for Ant-Man and The Wasp was 55 percent male, 45 percent female, 58 percent 25 years and older and 42 percent under the age of 25. Family audiences made up 28 percent of the film’s overall audience.

Ant-Man and The Wasp was more impressive internationally this weekend with an estimated debut of $85.0 million from roughly half of the overall international marketplace. That places the film’s global launch at $161.0 million. International starts for Ant-Man and The Wasp included $20.9 million in South Korea, $6.7 million in Mexico, $5.6 million in Indonesia, $4.9 million in Russia, $4.7 million in Australia, $4.6 million in Taiwan, $3.6 million in Hong Kong and $3.5 million in Brazil. Ant-Man and The Wasp will continue its international roll-out going forward, including opening in India next weekend, France on July 18, Germany on July 26 and in the United Kingdom on August 2.

Fellow Disney release Incredibles 2 held steady in second place with an estimated $29.02 million. Incredibles 2 declined 37.5 percent from last weekend, which represented a very nice hold, especially given the new competition the film faced from Ant-Man and The Wasp. In addition to continuing to benefit from strong word of mouth, Incredibles 2 may have received an extra boost this weekend from family audiences who wanted to catch the film (or catch it again) before Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation enters the marketplace this coming Friday.

Incredibles 2 passed the $500 million domestic mark this weekend and has grossed an incredible $504.38 million in 24 days. This weekend Incredibles 2 passed 2016’s Finding Dory to become the highest grossing animated film of all-time domestically and passed last year’s Beauty and the Beast to become the eleventh highest grossing film of all-time domestically. Incredibles 2 is running 19.2 percent ahead of the $423.05 million 24-day take of Finding Dory (which declined 50.2 percent in its fourth weekend to gross $20.82 million). Incredibles 2 registered the seventh largest fourth weekend gross of all-time.

Internationally, Incredibles 2 grossed an estimated $35.7 million this weekend, which included a $10.6 million debut in France. To date, Incredibles 2 has grossed $268.4 million internationally and $772.7 million globally. Current international totals for Incredibles 2 include $48.7 million in China, $33.8 Million in Mexico, $24.6 million in Australia, $15.4 million in Brazil, $14.3 million in Russia, $10.2 million in Argentina and $9.6 million in Colombia.

Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was down two spots from last weekend to land in third place with an estimated $28.59 million. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom declined a sizable, but understandable 53.1 percent this weekend. The 17-day total for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stands at $333.34 million. That places the film 10.6 percent ahead of the $301.39 million 17-day gross of last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and 33.4 percent behind the $500.37 million 17-day take of 2015’s Jurassic World. On Thursday, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom passed the $1 billion global milestone. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom grossed an estimated $27.6 million internationally this weekend, which brings the film’s international total to $725.3 million and current global haul to a massive $1.059 billion.

Fellow Universal release The First Purge opened in fourth place with an estimated $17.15 million. Since its debut on Wednesday, The First Purge has grossed $31.06 million in its first five days. That is right in line with pre-release expectations, which had ranged from roughly $25 million to $36 million for the five-day frame. The First Purge delivered the smallest five-day start of The Purge franchise, though that had been expected, in part from a bit of franchise fatigue and from opening against Ant-Man and The Wasp. The five-day start for The First Purge was 23.3 percent below the $40.48 million five-day start of 2016’s The Purge: Election Year. It should be noted that The First Purge is performing well with its modest production budget in mind. Critical reviews for The First Purge have been mixed, while the film received a respectable B- rating on CinemaScore.

Internationally, The First Purge started out with an estimated $10.9 million. That places the film’s global launch at $42.0 million. International debuts for The First Purge this weekend included $2.2 million in the United Kingdom, $2.1 million in France, $1.5 million in Germany and $1.1 million in Spain.

Sony’s Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Lionsgate’s Uncle Drew claimed fifth and sixth place with respective estimated grosses of $7.30 million and $6.63 million. Sicario: Day of the Soldado was down a very sharp 61.6 percent from last weekend’s stronger than expected start, while Uncle Drew was down a sharp 56.5 percent. Respective ten-day grosses stand at a stronger than expected $35.30 million for Sicario: Day of the Soldado and at a very solid $29.95 million for the modestly priced Uncle Drew.

Warner’s Ocean’s 8 continued to hold up well with an estimated seventh place take of $5.29 million. That represented a very solid 36.6 percent decline from last weekend and brings the film’s 31-day total to a healthy $126.75 million. Internationally, Ocean’s 8 grossed an estimated $7.7 million this weekend. To date, Ocean’s 8 has grossed $110.1 million internationally and $236.9 million globally.

Meanwhile, Focus’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor? continued to impress in limited release with an estimated $2.59 million from 893 locations. That gave the critically acclaimed documentary about Fred Rogers a per-location average of $2,900 for the frame and ranked the film in ninth place among all films this weekend. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? passed the $10 million mark this weekend and has grossed $12.38 million through 31 days of release.

This weekend also saw Roadside and Miramax’s Whitney debut with an estimated $1.25 million from 452 locations. That gave the critically acclaimed Whitney Houston documentary directed by Kevin Macdonald a per-location average of $2,765 for the frame.

In other limited news, FIP’s Sanju took in an estimated $1.24 million from 359 locations for a per-location average of $3,454. Sanju declined 54.5 percent, which represented a relatively strong second weekend hold for a Hindi-language film and has grossed $5.95 million in ten days. Sanju grossed an estimated $12.0 million in India this weekend, which brings the film’s current total gross in India to $50.1 million.

On the platform front, Annapurna’s Sorry to Bother You debuted with a strong estimated $717 K from 16 locations, for a per-location average of $44,831. The critically acclaimed film directed by Boots Riley is scheduled to expand into moderate / semi-wide release next weekend.

NEON’s Three Identical Strangers also grossed an estimated $717 K this weekend in platform release (from 51 locations for a healthy per-location average of $14,059). That brings the ten-day total for the critically acclaimed documentary directed by Tim Wardle to a very promising $1.04 million.










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

Film (Distributor) Weekend
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 Ant-Man and The Wasp
(Disney)
$76,030,000 4,206 $18,077 NEW $76,030,000 1.000 1
2 Incredibles 2
(Disney)
$29,021,000 4,113 $7,056 -37.5% $504,382,000 2.761 4
3 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
(Universal)
$28,585,000 4,349 $6,573 -53.1% $333,343,000 2.252 3
4 The First Purge
(Universal)
$17,150,000 3,031 $5,658 NEW $31,056,000 1.811 1
5 Sicario: Day of the Soldado
(Sony / Columbia)
$7,300,000 3,055 $2,390 -61.6% $35,302,000 1.857 2
6 Uncle Drew
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$6,625,000 2,742 $2,416 -56.5% $29,949,000 1.965 2
7 Ocean's 8
(Warner Bros.)
$5,285,000 2,604 $2,030 -36.6% $126,751,000 3.046 5
8 Tag
(Warner / New Line)
$3,105,000 2,157 $1,439 -47.2% $48,331,000 3.233 4
9 Won't You Be My Neighbor?
(Focus)
$2,590,000 893 $2,900 +6.9% $12,382,000 4.781 5
10 Deadpool 2
(Fox)
$1,675,000 1,267 $1,322 -53.1% $314,546,000 2.506 8
11 Whitney
(Roadside / Miramax)
$1,250,000 452 $2,765 NEW $1,250,000 1.000 1
12 Sanju
(FIP)
$1,240,000 359 $3,454 -54.5% $5,954,000 2.186 2
13 Hereditary
(A24)
$1,000,000 744 $1,344 -56.3% $41,861,000 3.084 5
14 Solo: A Star Wars Story
(Disney)
$982,000 778 $1,262 -63.5% $210,842,000 2.498 7
15 Avengers: Infinity War
(Disney)
$865,000 506 $1,709 -43.9% $674,794,000 2.619 11

Sorry to Bother You
(Annapurna Pictures)
$717,000 16 $44,831 NEW $717,000 1.000 1
Three Identical Strangers
(NEON)
$717,000 51 $14,059 +318.1% $1,042,000 1.453 2
Superfly
(Sony / Columbia)
$625,000 535 $1,168 -55.5% $19,833,000 2.887 4
Book Club
(Paramount)
$430,000 374 $1,150 -35.9% $67,169,000 4.945 8
Leave No Trace
(Bleecker Street)
$426,000 37 $11,500 +94.2% $800,000 1.881 2
Adrift
(STXfilms)
$290,000 323 $898 -46.1% $30,840,000 2.658 6
Hearts Beat Loud
(Gunpowder & Sky)
$269,000 169 $1,589 -30.9% $1,869,000 4.811 5
Boundaries
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$236,000 224 $1,055 +403.0% $362,000 1.533 3
A Quiet Place
(Paramount)
$140,000 162 $864 -26.3% $187,450,000 3.734 14
Fireworks
(GKIDS)
$138,000 510 $270 NEW $512,000 3.721 1
Breaking In
(Universal)
$115,000 92 $1,250 -47.9% $46,349,000 2.629 9
Upgrade
(OTL Releasing / BH Tilt)
$75,000 83 $904 -39.2% $11,835,000 2.534 6
First Reformed
(A24)
$72,500 77 $942 -51.4% $3,328,000 6.034 8
Show Dogs
(Global Road)
$52,797 132 $400 -34.8% $17,559,000 2.915 8
Black Panther
(Disney)
$38,000 52 $731 +17.2% $699,883,000 3.465 21
The King
(Oscilloscope)
$15,200 7 $2,171 +29.5% $66,414 2.286 3
The Seagull
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$14,324 25 $573 -71.6% $1,216,000 8.894 9
Hotel Artemis
(Global Road)
$10,699 18 $594 -30.9% $6,656,000 2.059 5
The Guardians
(Music Box Films)
$6,114 6 $1,019 -56.2% $143,000 13.007 10
Chappaquiddick
(Entertainment Studios
Motion Pictures)
$1,115 5 $223 -56.9% $17,389,000 3.016 14

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