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Weekend Box Office Report
December 8 - December 10, 2017




By Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals Update:

With actuals now in, Disney’s Coco came in just ahead of Sunday’s studio estimate with a first place take of $18.452 M. Warner’s Justice League was also slightly ahead of its studio estimate with $9.664 M.

Other weekend actuals for the frame include: Wonder ($8.448 M), The Disaster Artist ($6.366 M), Thor: Ragnarok ($6.271 M), Daddy’s Home 2 ($5.919 M), Murder on the Orient Express ($5.162 M), The Star ($3.707 M), Lady Bird ($3.452 M), Just Getting Started ($3.201 M), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ($2.862 M) and A Bad Moms Christmas ($2.581 M).

On the platform front, The Shape of Water grossed $1.142 M from 41 locations, Darkest Hour registered $741 K from 53 locations, Call Me By Your Name took in $286 K from 9 locations and I, Tonya launched with $264 K from 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles.

Weekend Estimates Update:

Disney’s Coco took in an estimated $18.30 M this weekend to lead the box office for a third consecutive frame. The critically acclaimed computer animated film from Pixar continued to hold up well, as it was down 33.5 percent from last weekend. The 19-day total for Coco stands at a healthy $135.51 M. In comparison to previous Thanksgiving weekend releases from Disney, Coco is running 17.4 percent ahead of the $115.40 M 19-day take of 2010’s Tangled (which declined 33.7 percent in its third weekend to take in $14.33 M) and just 6.4 percent behind the $144.70 M 19-day haul of last year’s Moana (which decreased 34.4 percent in its third weekend to claim $18.534 M). Disney will be experiencing even more year-end success next weekend with its highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi entering the marketplace.

Internationally, Coco continued to impress with an estimated $55.3 M this weekend from 35 international markets. That brings the film’s international total to $254.0 M and current global haul to $389.5 M. International totals to date for Coco include $128.0 M in China, $56.6 M in Mexico, $10.9 M in France, $8.9 M in Spain and $7.8 M in Russia. It should also be noted that Coco has yet to open in a number of major international markets, including Australia, Italy, Brazil, Korea, the U.K. and Japan.

Warner’s Justice League held steady in second place with an estimated $9.60 M. Justice League was down a solid 42.4 percent this weekend, but at the same time the film could have really used a better hold this weekend with Star Wars: The Last Jedi about to enter the marketplace. The 24-day total for Justice League stands at a softer than expected $212.06 M. That places the film an underwhelming 25.1 percent behind the $283.02 M 24-day take of last year’s Suicide Squad.

Justice League did pass both the $400 M international mark and the $600 M global mark this weekend. The film took in an estimated $15.4 M internationally this weekend, which brings the film’s international total to $401.3 M and global haul to $613.4 M. International totals to date for Justice League include $103.1 M in China, $35.6 M in Brazil, $23.5 M in Mexico, $21.8 M in the U.K., $14.0 M in Australia, $13.3 M in France and $13.0 M in Korea.

Lionsgate’s Wonder held up nicely this weekend with an estimated third place take of $8.45 M. That represented a decline of just 30.4 percent from last weekend. Wonder passed the $100 M domestic mark this weekend and has grossed a significantly stronger than expected $100.30 M in 24 days. That already gives Wonder a current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 3.64 to 1. Wonder will hope to continue to hold up well throughout the rest of the holiday season, though the marketplace is also about to become much more crowded with so many new films opening between now and Christmas.

A24 and New Line’s The Disaster Artist had a solid expansion into semi-wide release with an estimated fourth place performance of $6.44 M from 840 locations. That gave The Disaster Artist a promising per-location average of $7,661 for the frame. The Disaster Artist performed right in the middle of expectations, which had tended to range from $5 M to $8 M heading into the weekend. With the addition of last week’s strong platform launch, the ten-day total for The Disaster Artist stands $8.03 M. Going forward, whether or not The Disaster Artist is a major year-end awards player will be especially important for the film’s box office prospects, due in part to the limited built-in fanbase of The Room (as well as fans of James Franco and Seth Rogen) sure to lead to initial front-loading for The Disaster Artist. The Disaster Artist has gone over very well with both critics and initial online users. The film has a strong current rating of 8.828 on our LoveHate Rate aggregate measurement of critical and online user ratings.

Disney’s Thor: Ragnarok followed closely behind in fifth place with an estimated $6.29 M. In the process, Thor: Ragnarok passed the $300 M domestic milestone this weekend (making it the sixth release of 2017 to do so thus far). The 38-day total for Thor: Ragnarok stands at a mighty $301.16 M. Internationally, Thor: Ragnarok grossed an estimated $3.1 M this weekend from 46 territories. To date, Thor: Ragnarok has grossed $532.0 M internationally and $833.2 M globally.

Meanwhile, both Paramount’s Daddy’s Home 2 and Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express continued to hold up very nicely this weekend with estimated sixth and seventh place takes of $6.00 M and $5.10 M. Daddy’s Home 2 was down a slim 20.8 percent from last weekend, while Murder on the Orient Express was down only 24.6 percent. Respective total grosses for the two films remain close, as Murder on the Orient Express has grossed $92.71 M over 31 days and Daddy’s Home 2 has taken in $91.16 M over the same timeframe.

Broad Green Pictures’ Just Getting Started was off to a tough start this weekend, with an estimated tenth place gross of just $3.18 M. Just Getting Started was only able to manage a per-location average of $1,472 from 2,161 locations. The film opened a disappointing 73.3 percent below the $11.93 M launch of Going in Style earlier this year, though Just Getting Started hadn’t been expected to reach the same opening weekend heights as Going in Style. Just Getting Started currently has a LoveHate Rate of just 2.410, as the film has gone over very poorly so far with both critics and online users. The film’s modest C rating on CinemaScore also leaves a lot to be desired.

On the platform front, both Fox Searchlight’s The Shape of Water and Focus’ Darkest Hour received significant expansions this weekend. The Shape of Water took in an estimated $1.10 M from 41 locations for a per-location average of $26,829, while Darkest Hour grossed an estimated $777 K from 53 locations for a per-location average of $14,660. Respective platform totals stand at $1.33 M for The Shape of Water in ten days and at $1.23 M for Darkest Hour through 19 days. Both films are scheduled to receive nationwide expansions on December 22.

In other platform news, Sony Pictures Classics’ Call Me By Your Name took in an estimated $291 K from 9 locations for a per-location average of $32,345. Call Me By Your Name has grossed a promising $1.372 M through 17 days of platform release. Meanwhile, NEON and 30West’s I, Tonya started its platform run with an estimated $246 K from 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles for a healthy per-location average of $61,401.





Weekend Studio Estimates for December 8 - December 10, 2017.

Film (Distributor) Weekend
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 Coco
(Disney)
$18,303,000 3,748 $4,883 -33.5% $135,509,000 2.667 3
2 Justice League
(Warner Bros.)
$9,595,000 3,508 $2,735 -42.4% $212,060,000 2.260 4
3 Wonder
(Lionsgate)
$8,450,000 3,519 $2,401 -30.4% $100,303,000 3.641 4
4 The Disaster Artist
(A24 / New Line)
$6,436,000 840 $7,661 +431.3% $8,032,000 1.248 2
5 Thor: Ragnarok
(Disney)
$6,291,000 3,047 $2,065 -36.4% $301,156,000 2.454 6
6 Daddy's Home 2
(Paramount)
$6,000,000 3,263 $1,839 -20.8% $91,159,000 3.074 5
7 Murder on the Orient Express
(Fox)
$5,100,000 3,089 $1,651 -24.6% $92,708,000 3.232 5
8 The Star
(Sony / AFFIRM)
$3,675,000 2,976 $1,235 -9.9% $32,279,000 3.290 4
9 Lady Bird
(A24)
$3,547,000 1,557 $2,278 -17.3% $22,331,000 5.504 6
10 Just Getting Started
(Broad Green Pictures)
$3,182,000 2,161 $1,472 NEW $3,182,000 1.000 1
11 Three Billboards Outside
Ebbing, Missouri
(Fox Searchlight)
$2,860,000 1,620 $1,765 -34.9% $18,310,000 4.159 5
12 A Bad Moms Christmas
(STXfilms)
$2,640,000 2,124 $1,243 -22.0% $68,761,000 4.103 6
13 The Shape of Water
(Fox Searchlight)
$1,100,000 41 $26,829 +560.4% $1,331,000 1.210 2
14 Roman J. Israel, Esq.
(Sony / Columbia)
$860,000 1,453 $592 -56.1% $11,198,000 2.518 4
15 Darkest Hour
(Focus)
$777,000 53 $14,660 +617.0% $1,232,000 1.585 3

The Man Who Invented Christmas
(Bleecker Street)
$687,000 720 $955 -22.1% $4,325,000 3.196 3
Call Me By Your Name
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$291,000 9 $32,345 -1.5% $1,372,000 3.324 3
The Mountain Between Us
(Fox)
$260,000 535 $486 +351.3% $30,206,000 2.863 10
I, Tonya
(NEON / 30West)
$246,000 4 $61,401 NEW $246,000 1.000 1
Jigsaw
(Lionsgate)
$165,000 257 $642 -25.9% $37,850,000 2.275 7
Wonder Wheel
(Amazon Studios)
$156,000 97 $1,606 +24.1% $322,000 2.067 2
Loving Vincent
(Good Deed)
$138,000 145 $949 -35.4% $5,770,000 9.596 12
My Friend Dahmer
(FilmRise)
$130,000 110 $1,182 -2.3% $1,129,000 6.006 6
Tyler Perry's Boo 2!
A Madea Halloween
(Lionsgate)
$104,000 210 $495 +0.2% $47,290,000 2.228 8
Marshall
(Open Road)
$92,566 341 $271 -62.6% $9,368,000 3.122 9
Titanic 20th Anniversary
(Paramount)
$64,000 75 $853 -85.4% $653,000 1.489 2
The Foreigner
(STXfilms)
$60,000 130 $462 -20.0% $34,307,000 2.616 9
Despicable Me 3
(Universal)
$48,000 143 $336 -26.0% $264,543,000 3.652 24
Last Flag Flying
(Roadside / Amazon)
$47,000 85 $553 -54.5% $923,000 5.318 6
Jane
(National Geographic / Abramorama)
$42,901 42 $1,021 -45.6% $1,323,000 5.781 8
Victoria & Abdul
(Focus)
$41,000 104 $394 -41.3% $22,125,000 5.303 12
American Made
(Universal)
$34,000 73 $466 -16.6% $51,328,000 3.060 11
Happy Death Day
(Universal)
$32,000 88 $364 -20.8% $55,673,000 2.138 9
Novitiate
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$23,699 90 $263 -54.2% $531,000 6.454 7
The Breadwinner
(GKIDS)
$20,074 38 $528 -48.7% $153,000 3.917 4

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