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Weekend Domestic Chart for July 22nd, 2016

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 new Star Trek Beyond $59,600,000   3,928   $59,600,000 3
2 (1) The Secret Life of Pets $29,330,275 -42% 4,048   $260,709,020 17
3 new Lights Out $21,600,000   2,818   $21,600,000 3
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Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween Trailer

July 23rd, 2016

Comedy written, directed by, and starring Tyler Perry opens October 21 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Friday Estimates: Star Trek Soars with $22.5 million

July 23rd, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

As expected, Star Trek Beyond led the way on the Friday box office chart, earning $22.5 million. This is in line with the average among analysts, but lower than my prediction. I did warn you about irrational exuberance. Given the film’s reviews and its A CinemaScore, it should have a relatively good internal multiplier. Look for an opening weekend of close to $57 million, which is significantly better than Ghostbusters’ opening with last week and not that much worse than what X-Men: Apocalypse opened with in May. I assume Paramount is happy with this result, but the film will need good legs and a strong international run to justify another sequel. More...

Contest: Bourne Free

July 23rd, 2016

Jason Bourne

If Jason Bourne doesn’t win the box office race next weekend, then something strange has happened. Because of this, it is the only real 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 Jason Bourne.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of the TV mini-series Confirmation on DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed TV on DVD release. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed TV on DVD release.

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

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Trailer

July 22nd, 2016

Thriller starring Tom Cruise, directed by Edward Zwick, opens October 21 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Star Trek’s Previews are in the Stratosphere at $5.5 million

July 22nd, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond got off to a fast start with $5.5 million during its midnight previews. This is $2 million more than Ghostbusters made last weekend, plus it has better reviews. On the other hand, it is a sequel, so the comparison isn’t perfect. We could compare it to the previous installment in the franchise, but that film opened on a Wednesday. X-Men: Apocalypse earned $8.4 million in its previews, but that film earned weaker reviews and is a comic book movie, which tend to be more front-loaded. I was a little more bullish than most with my prediction, but this result make me feel a lot better. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: There are Some Fabulous Movies to Watch This Week

July 22nd, 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

It’s a short week for limited releases with just ten films on this week’s list, and that includes a few secondary VOD releases. The biggest release is Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, but it’s not earning the best reviews on this week’s list. Don’t Think Twice could do well enough on the theater average chart that it expands significantly. However, it might be the only film on this week’s list that manages that feat. More...

Equity Trailer

July 21st, 2016

Drama starring Anna Gunn, directed by Meera Menon, opens July 29 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Theater Counts: Ice Age in 3,992 theaters; Star Trek should win weekend from 3,928

July 21st, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Ice Age: Collision Course will be the widest opener this weekend, according to studio reports. The animated adventure sequel will play in 3,992 venues, just ahead of a 3,928-theater debut for Star Trek Beyond. We also have the first official word on the opening theater count for Jason Bourne next weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Star Trek go Above and Beyond the Competition?

July 21st, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond leads a pack of three wide releases this weekend and there are some who think it will have the best live-action release since Captain America: Civil War. That would be great news for the overall box office. Ice Age: Collision Course has to deal with direct competition and terrible reviews, but it should still do relatively well thanks to goodwill its franchise has built up. The final new release of the week is Lights Out. This low-budget horror film won’t need to earn $20 million over the weekend to break even, but there’s a slim chance it will. In fact, The Secret Life of Pets should easily add another $20 million to its running tally, and Ghostbusters has a good shot at doing the same. So we could have five films earning $20 million over the weekend for the first time in a year. We should have three films earning more than $25 million. Meanwhile this weekend last year, there were no films that earned more than $25 million. Hopefully 2016 will win the year-over-year competition with ease. More...

International Box Office: Ice Age Collides with Top Spot Earning $53.5 million

July 21st, 2016

Ice Age: Collision Course

Ice Age: Collision Course rose to first place with $53.5 million in 51 markets for an early international total of $127.0 million. The film’s biggest new market was France, where it earned first place with $7.07 million on 873 screens. That’s a pretty good opening for that market, but the previous film opened with $12.76 million in that market, so that’s a sizable drop-off. The film also earned first place in Russia with $5.85 million on 1,236, compared to $16.97 million the earlier film opened with. That’s really troubling. Meanwhile, the film had to settle for second place in the U.K. with $4.99 million in 570 theaters. (We can’t really compare openings here. The numbers we get for the U.K. are actually for the U.K., Ireland, and Malta. It’s similar to the domestic market being Canada and the States. In almost all cases this doesn’t matter, because films open in all three countries at the same time. However, Continental Drift opened in Ireland first, before expanding into the U.K., so there’s no easy way to compare the two results.) At this pace, it looks like Collision Course isn’t going to match its predecessor at the box office. However, it could fail to earn half as much worldwide and still break even on the home market. This might be the last installment in the franchise, on the other hand. More...

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