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The Promise daily (April 23, 2017) final number is $1,110,879, for a total of $4,095,718 ... Gifted daily (April 23, 2017) estimate is $1,110,000 ... Born in China weekend (April 21, 2017) estimate is $5,147,000 ... Going in Style weekend (April 21, 2017) estimate is $5,005,000 ... Beauty and the Beast weekend (April 21, 2017) estimate is $9,973,000 ... Beauty and the Beast daily (April 23, 2017) estimate is $2,942,000 ... Born in China daily (April 23, 2017) estimate is $1,621,000 ... The Boss Baby daily (April 23, 2017) estimate is $3,630,000 ... The Boss Baby weekend (April 21, 2017) estimate is $12,750,000 ... The Fate of the Furious weekend (April 21, 2017) estimate is $38,682,095

Weekend Domestic Chart for April 21st, 2017

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 (1) The Fate of the Furious $38,682,095 -61% 4,329   $163,578,315 10
2 (2) The Boss Baby $12,750,000 -20% 3,697   $136,991,870 24
3 (3) Beauty and the Beast $9,973,000 -27% 3,315   $471,097,384 38
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Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: La La Land

April 24th, 2017

La La Land

La La Land was one of the best-reviewed films of the year and inarguably the biggest player during Awards Season. In fact, it earning 14 Oscar Nominations, tying the record previously set by All About Eve and Titanic. However, this caused a bit of a backlash against the film. Is the film as good as its Awards Season run would indicate? Or did it only do as well as it did, because it was practically designed to sway Oscar voters? More...

Weekend Estimates: Big Decline, Big Win for Fate of the Furious

April 23rd, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

A decline of 61% compared to its opening weekend still leaves The Fate of the Furious the big winner at the box office this weekend, with the five new wide releases combined making less than half the $38.7 million it will earn on its second weekend, according to Universal’s weekend estimate. The film’s domestic gross will end the weekend at about $163.6 million. As of last night, it has reached $636.3 million internationally, and it should end the weekend with $752.4 million overseas, for a global total of $916 million as of Sunday. $327.4 million of that will have come from China, where Fate is clocking up another $67 million this weekend. More...

Friday Estimates: Furious Falls 75%, Still Dominates Friday with $11.2 million

April 22nd, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious dominated the box office chart on Friday with $11.2 million. This could be more than any other film will earn during the entire weekend. That’s the good news. The bad news is this still represents a decline of just over 75% from its opening Friday. This is not good by any stretch of the word, but it is also not unexpected. The film will rebound on Saturday, and earn about $35.5 million over the weekend, according to Universal, which is close to our prediction and will lift the film’s running tally to $160 million. This keeps The Fate of the Furious on pace for $200 million and the film should become the third film released in 2017 to get to that milestone. It might overtake Logan on the yearly chart, but Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 will probably get there first. More...

Phoenix Forgotten Trailer

April 21st, 2017

Found-footage thriller starring Florence Hartigan, Chelsea Lopez, and Justin Matthews opens today ... Full Movie Details. More...

Thursday Night Previews: New Releases are Showing Very Little Promise

April 21st, 2017

The Promise

There are five films opening wide or semi-wide this weekend and four of them have previews. (Phoenix Forgotten is the lone exception.) At the moment, we only have numbers for The Promise and they are not good. The film pulled in $200,000 in previews last night, putting it on par with The Space Between Us. That’s not good news, as that film missed the Mendoza Line by a large margin. The Promise is playing in fewer theaters and it is earning better reviews, so it might not open below the Mendoza Line, but its theater average won't be much above $2,000 in the best of circumstances. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: The Happiest Week for Limited Releases

April 21st, 2017

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

Normally we only talk about films with ten or more reviews on this list, but this week there were just two such films: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki and Slack Bay. Furthermore, only one of those is earning good reviews. There are also a couple of documentaries that are earning great reviews, but overall it is a slow week. More...

Contest: Circle of Prizes

April 21st, 2017

The Circle

April is finally over next week. On our April preview, we had three films opening wide this week, but two of those have been dropped to semi-wide or lower. This leaves just The Circle as the only truly wide release. As such, 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 The Circle.

Our April Fools contests conclude this week. Two of our winners will win two previously reviewed movies, while the third will win the April Fool’s prize, a movie on HD-DVD.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be a potential winner of two previously reviewed movies or a film on HD-DVD. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be a potential winner of two previously reviewed movies or a film on HD-DVD. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will be the final potential winner of two previously reviewed movies or a film on HD-DVD.

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

Bankability Index: Tom Cruise Still King of the Hill

April 20th, 2017

Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

This month we’re introducing a new Bankability Index that estimates how much someone is worth to a film based on analysis of the Hollywood Creative Graph™, a network of over 130,000 people with over 6 million connections that represent all the films they have worked on together. By using an analytical technique called graph analysis, the Bankability Index measures the influence of each person in the Hollywood Creative Graph, which we translate into an estimate of the average value added per movie by everyone. Here on The Numbers, we will now publish each month the top 50 people on a per-movie basis, and subscriptions are available for our full report, which contains information on the top 250 people in the business. More...

Theater Counts: Furious Continues to Dominate in Theaters

April 20th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

No less than five wide new releases are vying for attention this weekend, but they are all looking at fairly modest theater counts. In fact, they’re all playing in between 1,000 and 2,500 theaters, with the widest of the lot being Unforgettable, which debuts in 2,417 locations. The last time we had this many films opening at that wide a distribution was almost ten years ago—the weekend of October 3, 2008 to be precise. That weekend was quite the scramble, with a total of seven films opening or expanding wide, and another opening in over 500 theaters. This weekend isn’t quite as crazy, but no-one can complain about a lack of choice. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Very Forgettable

April 20th, 2017

Free Fire

Late April is one of the traditional dumping grounds and this week is truly living down to that reputation. There are five new releases that have at least a shot at the top ten, but none of them have a shot at becoming midlevel hits. Unforgettable is the widest new release of the week and will likely be the biggest hit, but it very likely won’t be the best. Free Fire and Born in China are in a close battle for the best reviews for the week. Meanwhile, The Promise and Phoenix Forgotten are just hoping to avoid opening below the Mendoza Line. I think earning a theater average above $2,000 is overly optimistic for either film. There’s a lot of competition, but nearly all of it is terrible, so The Fate of the Furious will have no trouble repeating in first place. Furthermore, both The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast will likely remain in the top five, meaning there’s not a lot of room for the other films. This weekend last year, The Jungle Book earned just over $60 million over the weekend, while The Huntsman: Winter’s War opened with close to $20 million. There’s no way 2017 will be able to match this one-two punch. More...

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