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Weekend Box Office Report
April 21 - April 23, 2017




By Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals Update:

With actuals now in, Universal’s The Fate of the Furious ended up close to Sunday’s studio estimate with an actual second weekend gross of $38.408 M. Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby grossed $12.712 M, while Disney’s Beauty and the Beast took in $9.663 M.

Places four through nine were ultimately separated by just $815 K this weekend. Warner’s Going in Style led the pack for fourth with $4.911 M. Other weekend actuals included: Smurfs: The Lost Village ($4.880 M), Born in China ($4.790 M), Unforgettable ($4.785 M), Gifted ($4.559 M) and The Promise ($4.096 M).

Meanwhile, The Lost City of Z took in $2.122 M for the frame, while Phoenix Forgotten grossed $1.816 M and Free Fire claimed just $994 K.

Weekend Estimates Update:

Universal’s The Fate of the Furious grossed an estimated $38.68 M this weekend to dominate the domestic box office for a second consecutive frame. The Fate of the Furious was down 60.8 percent from last weekend’s debut. In comparison, 2013’s Fast & Furious 6 declined 63.9 percent in its second weekend to gross $35.16 M. The Fate of the Furious has grossed $163.58 M through ten days of release. That is slightly below the film’s lofty expectations and 4.3 percent behind the pace of the $171.00 M ten-day start of Fast & Furious 6. The Fate of the Furious registered the second largest second weekend gross of 2017 to date, behind only Beauty and the Beast.

The Fate of the Furious continued to perform far more impressively internationally this weekend with an estimated $163.4 M for the frame from 65 markets. The Fate of the Furious has now grossed $744.8 M internationally and a massive $908.4 M to date globally. Key international totals thus far include $318.9 M in China, $29.9 M in Mexico, $29.3 M in the United Kingdom, $26.2 M in Brazil, $24.4 M in Germany and $23.4 M in Russia.

Turning back to the domestic front, Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby grossed an estimated $12.75 M this weekend to remain in second place. Family films typically hold up very well the weekend after Easter and The Boss Baby certainly performed in line with that trend as the film was down a slim 20.4 percent from last weekend. The Boss Baby has grossed a stronger than expected $136.99 M in 24 days. Compared to previous DreamWorks Animation films, The Boss Baby is running 17.0 percent ahead of the $117.12 M 24-day gross of last year’s Kung Fu Panda 3 and 4.1 percent behind the $142.92 M 24-day take of 2015’s Home.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast held steady in third with an estimated $9.97 M. Beauty and the Beast also held up nicely this weekend, as the film was down just 27.2 percent. The 38-day total for Beauty and the Beast stands at an exceptional $471.10 M. Beauty and the Beast currently ranks in tenth place on the all-time unadjusted domestic chart and will soon pass by the $474.55 M lifetime gross of 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace to move into ninth place on the list.

Beyond the top three, films four through nine were extremely bunched together this weekend, with fourth place (Born in China) and ninth place (The Promise) separated by just $1.08 M. With that in mind, final rankings could still change a bit on Monday when weekend actuals are released.

Disneynature’s Born in China debuted with an estimated $5.15M. Born in China was playing in a relatively modest 1,508 locations, which gave the film a solid per-location average of $3,413. Born in China opened in line with expectations and opened slightly ahead of each of Disenynature’s two most recent films; 2015’s Monkey Kingdom ($4.58 M) and 2014’s Bears ($4.78 M), both of which had notably larger location counts than Born in China. Born in China was helped out a bit this weekend by Earth Day falling on Saturday. The film has a solid current rating of 7.608 on our LoveHate Rate aggregate measurement of online critical metrics and received a healthy A- rating on CinemaScore.

Holdovers Going in Style and Smurfs: The Lost Village both held up very well this weekend to claim fifth and sixth place respectively. Warner’s Going in Style declined just 20.4 percent from last weekend to gross an estimated $5.01 M, while Smurfs: The Lost Village eased down 27.8 percent to take in an estimated $4.85 M. Respective 17-day grosses stand at a solid $31.77 M for Going in Style and at a softer than expected $33.39 M for Smurfs: The Lost Village.

Warner’s Unforgettable opened in seventh place with an estimated $4.81 M, while Open Road’s The Promise debuted in ninth with an estimated $4.06 M. Unforgettable opened below expectations, as the film was widely expected to have been the weekend’s top new release with a debut in the area of $7 M to $10 M. The Promise opened in line with its more modest expectations, which had tended to range from $3 M to $5 M. Unforgettable has a poor current LoveHate Rate of 4.028 and received a soft C rating on CinemaScore. While reaction to The Promise among critics and online movie fans has been mixed (the film has a current LoveHate Rate of 6.255), the film appears to be going over much better with audiences, as it received an A- rating on CinemaScore.

The news was more promising for Fox Searchlight’s Gifted, which grossed an estimated $4.50 M to place in eighth. Thanks to strong word of mouth and expanding to an additional 840 locations this weekend, Gifted was up an impressive 45.6 percent over last weekend’s performance. Gifted has grossed $10.71 M through 17 days and has a very good chance of continuing to hold up well going forward.

Bleecker Street and Amazon’s The Lost City of Z claimed tenth place with an estimated $2.15 M. The Lost City of Z earned a solid per-location average of $3,497 this weekend from a moderate 614 locations. The ten-day total for The Lost City of Z stands at a promising $2.30M. The Lost City of Z has a current LoveHate Rate of 7.770, which is the sixth highest score of 2017 to date among qualifying films.

Meanwhile, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures’ Phoenix Forgotten and A24’s Free Fire were both off to rough starts this weekend. Phoenix Forgotten debuted in eleventh with an estimated $2.00 M, while Free Fire opened in 17th with an estimated $1.04 M. With soft per-location averages for both and the start of the summer movie season on the horizon, neither film will remain in theatres for long.





Weekend Studio Estimates for April 21 - April 23, 2017.

Film (Distributor) Weekend
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 The Fate of the Furious
(Universal)
$38,682,000 4,329 $8,936 -60.8% $163,578,000 1.656 2
2 The Boss Baby
(Fox / DWorks Anim.)
$12,750,000 3,697 $3,449 -20.4% $136,992,000 2.729 4
3 Beauty and the Beast
(Disney)
$9,973,000 3,315 $3,008 -27.2% $471,097,000 2.696 6
4 Born in China
(Disneynature)
$5,147,000 1,508 $3,413 NEW $5,147,000 1.000 1
5 Going in Style
(Warner / New Line)
$5,005,000 3,038 $1,647 -20.4% $31,766,000 2.662 3
6 Smurfs: The Lost Village
(Sony / Columbia)
$4,850,000 2,737 $1,772 -27.8% $33,388,000 2.527 3
7 Unforgettable
(Warner Bros.)
$4,805,000 2,417 $1,988 NEW $4,805,000 1.000 1
8 Gifted
(Fox Searchlight)
$4,500,000 1,986 $2,266 +45.6% $10,715,000 3.467 3
9 The Promise
(Open Road)
$4,065,000 2,251 $1,806 NEW $4,065,000 1.000 1
10 The Lost City of Z
(Bleecker Street / Amazon)
$2,147,000 614 $3,497 +1,849.1% $2,297,000 1.070 2
11 Phoenix Forgotten
(Entertainment Studios
Motion Pictures)
$2,000,000 1,633 $1,225 NEW $2,000,000 1.000 1
12 Get Out
(Universal)
$1,693,000 965 $1,754 -43.3% $170,331,000 5.103 8
13 The Case for Christ
(Pure Flix)
$1,580,000 1,247 $1,267 -42.7% $11,357,000 2.862 3
14 Kong: Skull Island
(Warner Bros.)
$1,510,000 1,203 $1,255 -44.2% $163,934,000 2.686 7
15 The Zookeeper's Wife
(Focus)
$1,472,000 1,029 $1,431 -27.3% $13,236,000 4.025 4

Saban's Power Rangers
(Lionsgate)
$1,380,000 1,292 $1,068 -51.0% $83,067,000 2.061 5
Free Fire
(A24)
$1,040,000 1,070 $972 NEW $1,040,000 1.000 1
Logan
(Fox)
$950,000 754 $1,260 -51.0% $223,378,000 2.527 8
Ghost in the Shell
(Paramount / DWorks)
$900,000 913 $986 -63.5% $39,132,000 2.095 4
Colossal
(NEON)
$584,000 211 $2,770 +28.7% $1,358,000 2.323 3
Their Finest
(STXfilms / EuropaCorp)
$555,000 176 $3,153 +60.0% $1,139,000 2.053 3
Life
(Sony / Columbia)
$475,000 730 $651 -24.9% $29,349,000 2.348 5
The Shack
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$275,000 374 $735 -58.0% $56,706,000 3.506 8
Hidden Figures
(Fox)
$185,000 160 $1,156 +19.3% $168,833,000 7.405 18
Norman
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$137,000 18 $7,601 +37.9% $272,000 1.990 2
Split
(Universal)
$123,000 119 $1,030 -56.4% $137,976,000 3.448 14
John Wick: Chapter 2
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$111,000 181 $613 -32.3% $91,957,000 3.021 11
La La Land
(Lionsgate / Summit)
$88,000 148 $595 -16.2% $151,048,000 15.811 20
T2: Trainspotting
(Sony / TriStar)
$80,000 160 $500 -65.9% $2,212,000 5.679 6
Tommy's Honour
(Roadside)
$75,500 89 $848 -63.9% $407,000 1.943 2
A Dog's Purpose
(Universal)
$73,765 122 $605 -21.0% $64,133,000 3.519 13
Kedi
(Oscilloscope)
$51,000 48 $1,063 -42.1% $2,461,000 7.758 11
Lion
(Weinstein Company)
$49,600 82 $605 -39.7% $51,621,000 13.729 22
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
(Disney)
$41,000 71 $577 -38.7% $532,133,000 3.431 19
Chasing Trane
(Abramorama)
$23,989 3 $7,996 +44.3% $50,485 2.105 2
Tim Timmerman,
Hope of America
(Purdie Distribution)
$380 1 $380 -77.7% $97,679 1.930 8

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