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Thor: Ragnarok is #1 in South Korea and made $3,588,475 at the weekend (November 10, 2017) ... Nasty Women will be released on August 10, 2018 ... Thor: Ragnarok is #1 in China and made $21,800,000 at the weekend (November 10, 2017) ... Murder on the Orient Express is #1 in Portugal and made $253,924 at the weekend (November 10, 2017) ... Murder on the Orient Express is #1 in Australia and made $2,962,057 at the weekend (November 10, 2017) ... Thor: Ragnarok is #1 in Spain and made $1,076,861 at the weekend (November 10, 2017) ... Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will be released on November 16, 2018 ... Paddington 2 will be released on January 12, 2018 ... Paddington 2 is #1 in United Kingdom and made $10,848,647 at the weekend (November 10, 2017) ... Murder on the Orient Express is #1 in Slovakia and made $182,478 at the weekend (November 10, 2017)



Daily Domestic Chart for Thursday November 16th, 2017

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
- (8) Lady Bird $100,738 -12% 37   $2,172,475 14
- (-) The Florida Project $46,689 -10% 229   $4,007,092 42
- (-) The Killing of a Sacred Deer $43,239 -27% 238   $1,767,781 28
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Thursday Night Previews: Justice League’s $13 million Doesn’t Top Thor

November 17th, 2017

Justice League

Justice League will have no trouble earning first place this weekend, but it looks like it won’t match Thor: Ragnarok’s opening. The latest in the DCEU opened with $13 million in previews, compared to $14.5 million for Thor: Ragnarok. Assuming the films have the same legs, then Justice League will earn $110 million during its opening weekend, which is a little lower than our prediction. Unfortunately, its reviews are significantly weaker than the Ragnarok’s and that’s going to hurt its legs. I still think it will top $100 million, but it will be closer to Wonder Woman’s $103 million opening weekend than to our original prediction. More...

Contest: Cuckoo for Coco

November 17th, 2017

Coco

Next weekend, Coco is the only film that I’m 100% sure is opening truly wide. On the other hand, because it is Thanksgiving, it is opening on the Wednesday, which complicates the contest, as we only care about the Friday through Sunday weekend. It is still the only choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening three-day weekend box office number for Coco.

We are continuing our Christmas contest, which means each winner will get a Frankenprize that is either present or a lump of coal. The present will include a couple of movies, TV shows, maybe some kids DVDs, etc., while the lump of coal will be the last of my HD-DVD titles, while they last, as well as something from the prize pool.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film’s opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize, as described above. 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 win a Frankenprize, as described above.

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

Weekend Predictions: Will Justice Reign at the Box Office?

November 16th, 2017

Justice League

Justice League is hoping to be the biggest hit of the month, but two things could get in the way of that goal. Firstly, Thor: Ragnarok got off to a faster than expected start. Secondly, Justice League’s reviews are significantly weaker. There are two other films coming out this week, The Star and Wonder, both of whom are simply hoping not to be lost in a crowded marketplace. This crowded marketplace should help 2017 end its slump against 2016. This weekend last year, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opened in first place with just under $75 million, while there were three other films that earned between $10 million and $20 million. This year, Justice League should top $100 million with ease, while Thor: Ragnarok will earn more than $25 million. The top two films this year should do better than the top five films from last year and that should lead to 2017 earning a comfortable win over 2016 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Theater Counts: Justice League Takes On Thor

November 16th, 2017

Justice League

Thanksgiving’s box office battle starts in earnest this weekend, with Justice League going head to head with Thor: Ragnarok, and Pixar’s Coco gearing up for a big release on Wednesday. Justice League debuts in 4,051 theaters tomorrow, according to Warner Bros.’ Thursday morning announcement, which is just a shade behind the 4,080 theaters that Thor launched in, and will continue to play in this weekend. The 29-theater difference shouldn’t change the equation much: Justice League will easily win the weekend, and Thor is most likely headed for second place. More...

Wonder Wheel Trailer

November 16th, 2017

Comedy starring Kate Winslet, James Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake opens December 1 ... Full Movie Details.

The story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment. More...

International Box Office: Thor Threepeats with $75.9 million and Overtakes The Dark World

November 15th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

For the third weekend in a row, Thor: Ragnarok dominated the international chart, earning $75.9 million in 56 markets for totals of $438.5 internationally and $650.6 million worldwide. The film fell 59% during its second weekend in China, but this is actually much better than average for the market. It added $21.71 million this past weekend, pushing its running tally to $95.51 million after just two weeks of release in that market. The film held up even better in the U.K., where it dipped just 33% to $4.05 million in 569 theaters for a three-week total of $34.07 million. Its next biggest international market was South Korea, where it has earned $31.07 million, including $3.53 million on 856 screens this past weekend. The film already has more worldwide than either of the previous Thor films earned in total. It has entered the top ten in the MCU and it is on pace to enter the top five on that chart before its done. More...

Contest: Home for the Holidays: Winning Announcement

November 15th, 2017

Daddy’s Home 2

The winners of our Home for the Holidays contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Daddy’s Home 2’s opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Three Billboards Earns 1st for the Weekend and 3rd for the Year with $80,542

November 14th, 2017

Lady Bird

This week’s winner on the theater average chart was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, opening with an average of $80,542 in four theaters. This puts it in third place for the year, behind Lady Bird ($91,109) and The Big Sick ($84,315). Speaking of Lady Bird, the film earned an average $32,426 in 37 theaters, putting it in the top ten over the weekend. Bill Nye Science Guy is traveling the country and this week it was playing in one theater in Los Angeles earning $14,350. Thor: Ragnarok was right behind with an average of $13,990. The final film in the $10,000 club was Thelma, which earned $10,841 in one theater. More...

The Disaster Artist Trailer

November 14th, 2017

Comedy directed by and starring James Franco opens December 1 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Thor Rocks On with $57.08 million, but Weekend Box Office still Suffers

November 14th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok led the weekend chart and actually beat our prediction by a small degree with $57.08 million. The two new releases, Daddy’s Home 2 and Murder on the Orient Express, also beat expectations. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to help the overall box office, as it fell 16% from last weekend to $151 million over the weekend. This is 4.9% lower than the same weekend last year. 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 at $8.98 billion to $9.46 billion. 2017 is 5.1% or $480 million behind last year’s pace and I’ll be happy if we can cut that deficit in half by the end of the year. More...

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