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Weekend Box Office Report
August 18 - August 20, 2017




By Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals Update:

With actuals now in, Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard came in slightly below Sunday’s studio estimate with a healthy first place start of $21.385 M. Annabelle: Creation came in slightly above yesterday’s estimate with a second place take of $15.613 M

Other weekend actuals for the frame include: Logan Lucky ($7.600 M), Dunkirk ($6.614 M), The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature ($5.092 M), The Emoji Movie ($4.441 M), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($4.256 M), Girls Trip ($3.911 M), The Dark Tower ($3.789 M), Wind River ($2.976 M) and Kidnap ($2.961 M).

Weekend Estimates Update:

Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard was off to a healthy first place start this weekend with an estimated $21.60 M. The modestly budgeted action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson exceeded expectations, which had tended to range from $15 M to $20 M heading into the weekend. The Hitman’s Bodyguard proved to be critic-proof this weekend, as the teaming up of Reynolds and Jackson was strong enough to overcome lackluster critical reviews. The overall August marketplace having been relatively slow this year likely helped out The Hitman’s Bodyguard a bit as well. The Hitman’s Bodyguard opened an impressive 72.8 percent ahead of the $12.50 M debut of Life earlier this year.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard started out with $8.02 M on Friday (which included an estimated $1.65 M from Thursday night shows that began at 7 PM), decreased a very slim 2.0 percent on Saturday to take in $7.86 M and is estimated to decline 27.3 percent on Sunday to gross $5.72 M. As mentioned, The Hitman’s Bodyguard hasn’t gone over well with critics, but the film looks to be going over far better with audiences, as it received a solid B+ rating on CinemaScore. The current LoveHate Rate for The Hitman’s Bodyguard stands at 6.074 (with the film’s online user measurements being significantly stronger than the film’s critical measurements). With the aid of solid early word of mouth and no high-profile new releases entering the marketplace the next two weeks, The Hitman’s Bodyguard is likely to hold up well going forward.

Warner’s Annabelle: Creation placed in second this weekend with an estimated $15.50 M. While its run in first place was short lived; in the bigger picture Annabelle: Creation held up nicely for a horror sequel in its second weekend, as the film was down 55.7 percent from last weekend. Annabelle: Creation has grossed a stronger than expected $64.04 M in ten days. That places the film 3.9 percent ahead of the $61.65 M ten-day start of 2014’s Annabelle (which declined 57.3 percent in its second weekend to gross $15.86 M). Annabelle: Creation is likely to hold up well until fellow Warner Bros. horror film IT arrives in the marketplace on September 8.

Internationally, Annabelle: Creation remained very strong this weekend with an estimated $42.0 M from 56 markets. That brings the film’s international total to $96.7 M and global haul to $160.7 M. Key international debuts this weekend included $8.0 M in Mexico, $4.4 M in India and $4.4 M in Brazil.

Bleecker Street and Fingerprint Releasing’s Logan Lucky debuted in third place with an estimated $8.05 M. Despite strong critical reviews, Logan Lucky debuted on the low end of its modest expectations. Clearly, the stronger than expected performance of The Hitman’s Bodyguard limited the potential for Logan Lucky this weekend. The Steven Soderbergh directed Logan Lucky opened similarly to the $9.30 M start of Soderbergh’s Side Effects back in February of 2013. It should be noted that Logan Lucky delivered the largest opening weekend to date for young distributor Bleecker Street. As mentioned, Logan Lucky has gone over very well with critics. The film has a current score of 8.281 on our LoveHate Rate aggregate measurement of critical and online user ratings. However, Logan Lucky doesn’t look to be going over as well with audiences as it has with critics, as its B rating on CinemaScore is respectable, but certainly not exceptional.

Warner’s Dunkirk claimed fourth place with an estimated $6.70 M. Dunkirk was down 38.4 percent from last weekend, as this weekend’s new releases appear to have had a small effect on Dunkirk. The 31-day total for Dunkirk stands at $165.51 M, which places the film’s current total gross to opening weekend ratio at 3.28 to 1. Dunkirk is running 4.5 percent ahead of the $158.45 M grossed by 2014’s Interstellar after 31 days of wide release. After grossing an estimated $8.4 M internationally this weekend from 61 markets, the international total for Dunkirk stands at $227.2 M. The film’s current global haul is $392.7 M.

Open Road’s The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature rounded out the weekend’s top five with an estimated $5.11 M. On the heels of last weekend’s lackluster start, The Nut Job 2 was down a very solid 38.7 percent. However, in the bigger picture the film’s ten-day total stands at a softer than expected $17.70 M. That places The Nut Job 2 55.8 percent behind the $40.06 M ten-day haul of 2014’s The Nut Job (which declined 37.7 percent in its second weekend to gross $12.10 M). The Nut Job 2 will face new competition for family audiences next weekend with The Weinstein Company’s Leap! entering the marketplace on Friday.

Sony releases The Emoji Movie and Spider-Man: Homecoming claimed sixth and seventh place this weekend with respective estimated grosses of $4.35 M and $4.25 M. Both films held up very well, as The Emoji Movie was down 32.6 percent from last weekend and Spider-Man: Homecoming was down only 29.4 percent. Respective total grosses stand at $314.05 M for Spider-Man: Homecoming in 45 days and at $71.77 M for The Emoji Movie in 24 days.

The Weinstein Company’s Wind River expanded into moderate release this weekend with an estimated tenth place take of $3.03 M from 694 locations. That gave Wind River a solid per-location average of $4,359 for the frame. In comparison, last year’s Hell or High Water grossed $2.69 M in its first weekend of moderate release (in 472 locations, for a per-location average of $5,705). Wind River has grossed a promising $4.14 M in 17 days. Wind River will hope to hold up well going forward and should continue to be helped out by its strong critical reviews. The film has a strong current score of 8.496 on our LoveHate Rate aggregate measurement.

In other box office news, Wonder Woman reached the $800 M global milestone this weekend. To date, Wonder Woman has grossed $404 M domestically and $396 M internationally.





Weekend Studio Estimates for August 18 - August 20, 2017.

Film (Distributor) Weekend
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 The Hitman's Bodyguard
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$21,600,000 3,377 $6,396 NEW $21,600,000 1.000 1
2 Annabelle: Creation
(Warner / New Line)
$15,500,000 3,542 $4,376 -55.7% $64,044,000 1.830 2
3 Logan Lucky
(Bleecker Street / Fingerprint)
$8,050,000 3,031 $2,656 NEW $8,050,000 1.000 1
4 Dunkirk
(Warner Bros.)
$6,700,000 3,271 $2,048 -38.4% $165,508,000 3.277 5
5 The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature
(Open Road)
$5,113,000 4,003 $1,277 -38.7% $17,697,000 2.121 2
6 The Emoji Movie
(Sony / Columbia)
$4,350,000 2,791 $1,559 -32.6% $71,767,000 2.925 4
7 Spider-Man: Homecoming
(Sony / Columbia)
$4,250,000 2,341 $1,815 -29.4% $314,051,000 2.684 7
8 Girls Trip
(Universal)
$3,844,000 2,010 $1,912 -40.6% $103,986,000 3.333 5
9 The Dark Tower
(Sony / Columbia)
$3,720,000 3,143 $1,184 -52.4% $41,604,000 2.172 3
10 Wind River
(Weinstein Company)
$3,025,000 694 $4,359 +285.4% $4,139,000 1.368 3
11 Kidnap
(Aviron Pictures)
$2,860,000 2,345 $1,220 -43.9% $24,426,000 2.439 3
12 The Glass Castle
(Lionsgate)
$2,550,000 1,461 $1,745 -45.5% $9,706,000 2.075 2
13 Atomic Blonde
(Focus)
$2,240,000 1,628 $1,376 -50.0% $47,219,000 2.582 4
14 Despicable Me 3
(Universal)
$2,040,000 1,551 $1,315 -34.8% $251,740,000 3.475 8
15 War for the Planet of the Apes
(Fox)
$1,975,000 1,608 $1,228 -45.2% $140,922,000 2.505 6

Wonder Woman
(Warner Bros.)
$1,100,000 803 $1,370 -24.0% $404,008,000 3.913 12
The Big Sick
(Lionsgate / Amazon)
$1,025,000 618 $1,659 -30.0% $38,090,000 5.036 9
Baby Driver
(Sony / TriStar)
$875,000 683 $1,281 -39.3% $101,708,000 4.949 8
Detroit
(Annapurna Pictures)
$850,000 1,428 $595 -70.5% $15,518,000 2.178 4
An Inconvenient Sequel:
Truth to Power
(Paramount)
$300,000 514 $584 -63.2% $2,994,000 3.115 4
Cars 3
(Disney)
$267,000 247 $1,081 -19.1% $148,791,000 2.771 10
A Taxi Driver
(Well Go USA)
$266,000 41 $6,488 -19.8% $843,000 2.539 2
Ingrid Goes West
(NEON)
$266,000 26 $10,214 +96.3% $439,000 1.652 2
Menashe
(A24)
$230,000 86 $2,676 +33.4% $715,000 3.108 4
47 Meters Down
(Entertainment Studios
Motion Pictures)
$219,000 146 $1,500 +46.1% $43,653,000 3.896 10
Step
(Fox Searchlight)
$205,000 306 $670 -23.0% $809,000 3.038 3
Wolf Warrior 2
(H Collective / Well Go USA)
$204,000 50 $4,080 -50.7% $2,343,000 4.622 4
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
(Disney)
$185,000 195 $949 -28.0% $389,192,000 2.656 16
Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Men Tell No Tales
(Disney)
$183,000 184 $995 +65.0% $171,810,000 2.728 13
Good Time
(A24)
$173,000 20 $8,652 +38.3% $349,000 2.017 2
Transformers: The Last Knight
(Paramount)
$170,000 224 $759 -35.7% $130,099,000 2.912 9
Brigsby Bear
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$159,000 408 $390 +211.3% $355,000 2.230 4
Maudie
(Sony Pictures Classics / Mongrel)
$124,000 124 $1,004 -23.9% $5,639,000 14.419 19
The Only Living Boy in New York
(Roadside / Amazon)
$84,910 66 $1,287 +55.9% $162,000 1.908 2
Patti Cake$
(Fox Searchlight)
$66,000 14 $4,714 NEW $66,000 1.000 1
The Adventurers
(Well Go USA)
$65,000 17 $3,824 NEW $65,000 1.000 1
Lady Macbeth
(Roadside)
$47,630 86 $554 -42.6% $1,019,000 5.792 6
The Midwife
(Music Box Films)
$34,488 37 $932 -34.1% $398,000 4.811 5
The Little Hours
(Gunpowder & Sky)
$33,290 39 $854 -44.1% $1,510,000 4.741 8
A Ghost Story
(A24)
$27,846 39 $714 -33.3% $1,518,000 3.972 7
Marjorie Prime
(FilmRise)
$24,000 6 $4,000 NEW $24,000 1.000 1
Lost in Paris
(Oscilloscope)
$16,500 16 $1,031 -51.4% $508,000 6.324 10

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