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Weekend Box Office Report
July 14 - July 16, 2017




By Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals Update:

With actuals now in, Fox’s War for the Planet of the Apes debuted with $56.263 M this weekend. Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming dipped a bit more from Sunday’s estimate than War for the Planet of the Apes did, with a second place take of $44.205 M.

Other weekend actuals for the frame include: Despicable Me 3 ($19.358 M), Baby Driver ($8.714 M), The Big Sick ($7.530 M), Wonder Woman ($6.802 M) and Wish Upon ($5.467 M).

Weekend Estimates Update:

Fox’s War for the Planet of the Apes debuted in first place this weekend with an estimated $56.50 M. War for the Planet of the Apes opened in line with expectations, which had tended to range anywhere from $50 M to $65 M heading into the weekend. While it didn’t come as a surprise, War for the Planet of the Apes debuted 22.2 percent below the $72.61 M start of 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. War for the Planet of the Apes was able to outpace the $54.81 M debut of 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes by a slim 3.0 percent. In addition to anticipation for War for the Planet of the Apes not being as high as it was for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, potential for War for the Planet of the Apes was likely limited a bit by there currently being so many well received high-profile films in the marketplace.

War for the Planet of the Apes started with $22.10 M on Friday (which included an estimated $5.01M from Thursday night shows that began at 7PM), declined 13.0 percent on Saturday to take in $19.23 M and is estimated to decline 21.1 percent on Sunday to take in $15.18 M. War for the Planet of the Apes has gone over extremely well with critics and online users. The film currently boasts a rating of 8.900 on our LoveHate Rate aggregate measurement of critical and online ratings, which is the fifth highest score for any qualifying 2017 release thus far. War for the Planet of the Apes also appears to be going over well with audiences, as it received an A- rating on CinemaScore. With the aid of strong reviews and strong word of mouth, War for the Planet of the Apes will hope to hold up well throughout the rest of the summer.

Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming fell to second place this weekend with an estimated $45.20 M. That represented a concerning 61.4 percent decline from last weekend’s strong debut. Spider-Man: Homecoming is performing more like a sequel and less like a franchise re-launch thus far and also took a direct hit from the arrival of War for the Planet of the Apes this weekend. At the same time, Spider-Man: Homecoming has already surpassed the $202.85 M final gross of 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with a healthy ten-day take of $208.27 M. Spider-Man: Homecoming is running 42.5 percent ahead of the $146.20 M ten-day gross of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (which fell 61.2 percent in its second weekend to gross $35.50 M) and 13.3 percent behind the $240.24 M ten-day start of 2007’s Spider-Man 3 (which slowed 61.5 percent in its second weekend to gross $58.17 M).

Universal’s Despicable Me 3 placed in third with an estimated $18.95 M. Despicable Me 3 stabilized nicely this weekend, as the film declined 43.6 percent from last weekend. This weekend’s hold suggests that word of mouth for Despicable Me 3 is better than that of 2015's Minions, as Minions fell a sharp 53.5 percent in its third weekend to gross $22.93 M. The 17-day total for Despicable Me 3 stands at a very solid $187.99 M. Despicable Me 3 is running 28.4 percent behind the $262.45 M 17-day gross of Minions and should continue to shrink the percentage gap somewhat going forward.

Sony’s Baby Driver continued to hold up very well with an estimated fourth place take of $8.75 M. Baby Driver declined just 32.7 percent from last weekend, as the film continues to benefit from great critical reviews and strong word of mouth. Baby Driver has grossed $73.15 M in 19 days, which already gives the film a current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 3.56 to 1. Baby Driver is running a slim 2.0 percent behind the $74.68 M 19-day gross of 2013’s This Is the End, which decreased 34.5 percent in its third weekend to gross $8.70 M.

Upon expanding into wide release this weekend, Lionsgate’s The Big Sick placed in fifth with an estimated $7.60 M. On the heels of a very healthy three-week platform performance, the expansion of The Big Sick into wide release wasn’t as strong as was widely expected, as the film averaged a modest $2,926 from 2,597 locations. In hindsight, The Big Sick may have benefited more in the long run from a smaller expansion this weekend. The Big Sick has grossed a promising $16.04 M to date and could still hold up well going forward thanks to its tremendous reception from critics and online users. The Big Sick has a LoveHate Rate of 9.124, which is currently the second highest score among 2017 releases to date.

Warner’s Wonder Woman continued its historic run with an estimated sixth place take of $6.89 M. Wonder Woman decreased just 29.9 percent from last weekend, as the film continues to display exceptional holding power for a blockbuster film. Wonder Woman has grossed $380.69 M in 45 days and has now moved past 2003’s The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith to move into 30th place on the all-time unadjusted domestic list. Wonder Woman has a current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 3.69 to 1.

Meanwhile, Broad Green Pictures’ Wish Upon debuted in seventh place with an estimated $5.59 M. Wish Upon opened a bit below its already modest expectations. Potential for Wish Upon may have been limited by arriving so soon after the recent strong performance of Entertainment Studio’s 47 Meters Down. A relatively modest location count of 2,250 and a poor reception from critics and online users didn’t do any favors for Wish Upon either. Wish Upon has a current LoveHate Rate of just 3.379, which is one of the lowest scores among 2017 releases to date. Wish Upon does appear to be going over better with its target audience, as the film received a modest C rating on CinemaScore.





Weekend Studio Estimates for July 14 - July 16, 2017.

Film (Distributor) Weekend
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 War for the Planet of the Apes
(Fox)
$56,500,000 4,022 $14,048 NEW $56,500,000 1.000 1
2 Spider-Man: Homecoming
(Sony / Columbia)
$45,200,000 4,348 $10,396 -61.4% $208,270,000 1.780 2
3 Despicable Me 3
(Universal)
$18,948,000 4,155 $4,560 -43.6% $187,990,000 2.595 3
4 Baby Driver
(Sony / TriStar)
$8,750,000 3,043 $2,875 -32.7% $73,152,000 3.559 3
5 The Big Sick
(Lionsgate / Amazon)
$7,600,000 2,597 $2,926 +112.5% $16,037,000 2.110 4
6 Wonder Woman
(Warner Bros.)
$6,885,000 2,744 $2,509 -29.9% $380,686,000 3.687 7
7 Wish Upon
(Broad Green Pictures)
$5,587,000 2,250 $2,483 NEW $5,587,000 1.000 1
8 Cars 3
(Disney)
$3,167,000 2,049 $1,546 -41.2% $140,032,000 2.608 5
9 Transformers: The Last Knight
(Paramount)
$2,780,000 2,323 $1,197 -56.4% $124,889,000 2.795 4
10 The House
(Warner / New Line)
$1,795,000 1,633 $1,099 -62.4% $23,130,000 2.651 3
11 47 Meters Down
(Entertainment Studios
Motion Pictures)
$1,210,000 1,032 $1,172 -55.4% $41,207,000 3.677 5
12 The Beguiled
(Focus)
$935,000 726 $1,287 -54.7% $9,407,000 2.974 4
13 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
(Disney)
$512,000 399 $1,283 -40.5% $386,574,000 2.639 11
14 Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Men Tell No Tales
(Disney)
$494,000 448 $1,103 -58.4% $170,045,000 2.700 8
15 The Hero
(The Orchard)
$343,000 315 $1,090 -41.5% $3,401,000 4.053 6

Captain Underpants:
The First Epic Movie
(Fox / DWorks Anim.)
$340,000 277 $1,227 +2.4% $71,181,000 2.984 7
The Mummy
(Universal)
$327,000 401 $816 -72.4% $78,951,000 2.491 6
The Little Hours
(Gunpowder & Sky)
$319,000 105 $3,033 +64.8% $690,000 2.165 3
Maudie
(Sony Pictures Classics / Mongrel)
$253,000 99 $2,554 +37.3% $3,547,000 11.849 14
Beatriz At Dinner
(Roadside)
$223,000 205 $1,086 -57.2% $6,456,000 3.552 6
Paris Can Wait
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$154,000 177 $868 +1.9% $5,304,000 7.429 10
All Eyez on Me
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$147,000 195 $754 -75.8% $44,728,000 1.692 5
A Ghost Story
(A24)
$146,000 20 $7,322 +40.8% $289,000 1.972 2
The Boss Baby
(Fox / DWorks Anim.)
$142,000 170 $835 -25.7% $174,206,000 3.470 16
Baywatch
(Paramount)
$118,000 156 $756 -36.1% $57,836,000 3.126 8
Megan Leavey
(Bleecker Street)
$99,510 162 $614 -58.1% $12,654,000 3.320 6
Lost in Paris
(Oscilloscope)
$79,000 38 $2,079 190.8% $138,000 1.748 5
Lady Macbeth
(Roadside)
$68,813 5 $13,763 NEW $68,813 1.000 1
The Exception
(A24)
$67,804 44 $1,541 +4.6% $613,000 4.436 7
It Comes At Night
(A24)
$31,572 57 $554 -48.9% $13,781,000 2.301 6
Love, Kennedy
(Purdie Distribution)
$24,476 13 $1,883 +271.4% $277,000 6.109 7
Our Time Will Come
(China Lion Film)
$18,000 16 $1,125 -64.4% $94,522 1.867 2
The B-Side
(NEON)
$17,225 15 $1,148 +39.4% $64,399 3.739 3
13 Minutes
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$10,635 9 $1,182 -32.7% $53,906 3.333 3
Manifesto
(FilmRise)
$5,000 3 $1,667 -8.6% $144,000 10.687 10
The Bad Batch
(NEON)
$1,466 5 $293 -84.6% $178,000 1.993 4

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