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Lion is #1 in New Zealand and made $387,083 at the weekend (January 20, 2017) ... Rogue One: A Star Wars Story weekend (January 20, 2017) final number is $7,210,470, for a total of $512,376,033 ... Monster Trucks weekend (January 20, 2017) final number is $7,072,602, for a total of $22,684,156 ... La La Land weekend (January 20, 2017) final number is $8,427,583, for a total of $89,758,080 ... Patriots Day weekend (January 20, 2017) final number is $5,753,016, for a total of $23,392,961 ... xXx: Return of Xander Cage weekend (January 20, 2017) final number is $20,130,142, for a total of $20,130,142 ... Hidden Figures weekend (January 20, 2017) final number is $15,721,606, for a total of $83,710,357 ... Sing weekend (January 20, 2017) final number is $9,003,780, for a total of $249,328,975 ... Split weekend (January 20, 2017) final number is $40,010,975, for a total of $40,010,975 ... Daisy Ridley will star as Rey in Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi

Weekend Domestic Chart for January 20th, 2017

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 new Split $40,010,975   3,038   $40,010,975 3
2 new xXx: Return of Xander Cage $20,130,142   3,600   $20,130,142 3
3 (1) Hidden Figures $15,721,606 -25% 3,416   $83,710,357 29
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Split’s $40.01 million Helps Box Office Soar

January 24th, 2017


Split dominated the weekend box office earning $40.01 million, which is nearly double predictions and nearly double its nearest competition, xXx: Return of Xander Cage. The overall box office still shrunk from last weekend, but it was down just 3.2%, which is excellent for a post-holiday weekend. Compared to this weekend last year, 2017 was 27% stronger. Year-to-date, 2017 is still behind 2016, but that gap has closed to 9.4% at $736 million to $812 million. More...

Wilson Trailer

January 23rd, 2017

Comedy starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern opens March 24 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Home Market Releases for January 24th, 2017

January 23rd, 2017

The Handmaiden

It’s not a particularly good week for top-notch releases. There are only three contenders for Pick of the Week, one of which doesn’t come out till next week. I was able to review Pinocchio a week early. The others are a classic from the 1970s, The Man Who Fell To Earth on Blu-ray Combo Pack, and an import from South Korea, The Handmaiden on DVD. Even though The Handmaiden is only coming out on DVD, it is still the best and is this week’s Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Pinocchio: The Signature Collection

January 23rd, 2017


I previously reviewed Pinocchio almost eight years ago and called it an absolute classic and named it Pick of the Week. My opinion on the movie hasn’t changed, but is this version worth upgrading to? Or is it more for people who hadn’t purchased a Blu-ray player back in 2009? More...

Weekend Estimates: Split Stuns with $40 Million Debut

January 22nd, 2017


2017 has its first surprise hit. Split is set for a weekend just north of $40 million, according to Sunday morning’s projection from Universal. That’s not just the biggest weekend of the year so far, but it almost doubles the $22.8 million earned by Hidden Figures a couple of weeks ago, and moves the studio ahead of Fox as the leading distributor for the year so far. It also marks, of course, a return to form for M. Night Shyamalan. It basically ties the debut of The Last Airbender back in 2010, and his last movie to do significantly better on opening weekend was The Village, which started out with $50.7 million in the Summer of 2004. More...

Friday Estimates: In a Surprise Twist, Split’s a Hit with $14.6 million

January 21st, 2017


Split easily won on Friday, doubling its nearest competition, and earning $14.6 million. This is the best opening day for M. Night Shyamalan since The Last Airbender opened in 2010. Its reviews are 76% positive, and it earned a B+ from CinemaScore, which is good for a horror film. This puts it on pace for an opening weekend of $34 million, which is more than it cost to make and advertise. If the film can match this during the rest of its run, then it will break even on its domestic numbers alone. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Turn On and Tune In some Limited Releases

January 20th, 2017

The Red Turtle

There are a dozen limited releases we have release dates for, not all of which are big enough to be featured here. This is is a good number of releases for one week. Sadly, too many films just results in good films falling between the cracks due to the competition. Unfortunately, while there are a number of great films on this week’s list, like The Red Turtle, I don’t think any will thrive in theaters. More...

Logan Trailer

January 20th, 2017

Super hero actioner starring Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, and Dafne Keen opens March 3 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Split Consolidates Movie Audiences with $2 million in Previews

January 20th, 2017


Split started off with $2 million in previews, which is better than anticipated. It is also nearly double what The Visit managed during its previews in 2015. This doesn’t mean Split will earn twice as much as The Visit did. Different times of year and different levels of competition make that very unlikely. Even so, an opening of $25 million is now more likely than it was before these numbers came out. More...

Contest: Prizes, Evil Prizes

January 20th, 2017

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

I thought A Dog’s Purpose would have a real shot at first place next weekend, but ... oh boy. If you haven’t seen the video supposed taken on the set yet, it’s tough to watch. It is also by PETA and released by TMZ, so I’m not 100% convinced it is legit. Those are two organizations I don’t trust. (Personally, I give to the local branch of the SPCA. Also, when you donate to charities like this, do NOT tell them what to do with the money. A lot of people do and they have to follow these requests and this results in popular programs being over-funded and less glamorous programs going under-funded.) Because of this video, there is talk of a boycott and that could really hurt its box office numbers. This leaves Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as the safe choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

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