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Inferno is #1 in Bulgaria and made $68,359 at the weekend (October 21, 2016) ... Inferno is #1 in Netherlands and made $998,884 at the weekend (October 21, 2016) ... Mechanic: Resurrection is #1 in China and made $24,260,000 at the weekend (October 21, 2016) ... Inferno is #1 in Italy and made $2,968,349 at the weekend (October 21, 2016) ... İkimizin Yerine is #1 in Turkey and made $1,282,400 at the weekend (October 21, 2016) ... Ouija: Origin of Evil is #1 in Mexico and made $2,206,091 at the weekend (October 21, 2016) ... Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is #1 in Australia and made $1,988,860 at the weekend (October 21, 2016) ... Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is #1 in New Zealand and made $318,457 at the weekend (October 21, 2016) ... Miss Sloane will be released on December 25, 2016 ... Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween weekend (October 21, 2016) final number is $28,501,448, for a total of $28,501,448

Weekend Domestic Chart for October 21st, 2016

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 new Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween $28,501,448   2,260   $28,501,448 3
2 new Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $22,872,490   3,780   $22,872,490 3
3 new Ouija: Origin of Evil $14,065,500   3,167   $14,065,500 3
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Theater Averages: Moonlight Shines Bright With $100,519

October 25th, 2016


Moonlight not only earned the best theater average of the weekend at $100,519 in four theaters, but it had the best average for any film that opened in 2016. It wasn’t the only film to do well this week, as Michael Moore in TrumpLand earned an average of $25,100 in two theaters. The Handmaiden pulled in an average of $18,426 in five theaters, while the re-release of Tanpopo earned $16,410 in one. We are still not done, as the overall number one film, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, earned an average of $12,611. More...

Weekend Wrap-up: Madea Treats Herself to $28.50 Million

October 25th, 2016

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween

2016 finally has a real reason to celebrate this weekend. Not every film topped expectations, but the top did enough to overcome any weakness at the bottom. The biggest hit of the week was Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, which beat expectations with $28.50 million. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back had to settle for second place with $22.87 million, which is still better than most were predicting. Ouija: Origin of Evil did well for a movie that cost just $9 million to make, but the less said about the other two new releases, the better. Overall, the box office rose 26% from last week, reaching $124 million. More importantly, the box office was 18% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 extended its lead over 2015 at $8.93 billion to $8.53 billion. Having a $400 million cushion this late in the year is good news, even with The Force Awakens looming in the future. More...

Home Market Releases for October 25th, 2016

October 24th, 2016

Finding Dory

It’s not a great week on the home market, as the biggest release of the week is the low-budget horror film, Lights Out. It is worth picking up on Blu-ray, but it is not worth the Pick of the Week title. The best film on this week’s list is Finding Dory, but it is only coming out on Video on Demand and it is worth waiting for the Blu-ray. That said, there’s no top-notch competition, so it is the Pick of the Week. More...

Rules Don’t Apply Trailer

October 24th, 2016

Historical drama starring Warren Beatty and Lily Collins opens November 23 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Ghostbusters

October 23rd, 2016


Ghostbusters felt like a mistake from the very beginning. It is a remake of one the great comedies of all time. Then the first trailer came out and it was complete garbage. However, the international trailer was actually relatively good and the writer / director, Paul Feig, hadn’t made a bad movie since Unaccompanied Minors. Does this film live up to the original? If not, is it as good as the average Paul Feig movie? Or were the haters right on this one? More...

Weekend Estimates: Jack Reacher No Match for Madea

October 23rd, 2016

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween

Hollywood has a habit of underestimating Tyler Perry. When Diary of a Mad Black Woman opened back in 2005, it was expected to struggle to make the top 10, and yet finished top of the chart with a $21.9 million weekend. More than eleven years later, he, or perhaps more accurately, Madea, continues to defy tracking models and rack up wins at the box office, with Boo! A Madea Halloween set to top this weekend’s chart with a projected $27.6 million. That’s nearly $5 million better than the debut of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, which Paramount has coming in at $23 million. More...

Friday Estimates: Madea Scares the Competition with $9.4 million

October 22nd, 2016

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween beat expectations on Friday to earn first place at the box office with with $9.4 million. I was a little more bullish than most, but even I didn’t think it would finish in first place on Friday. This is not quite as much as Madea’s Big Happy Family made on its opening day in 2011, but it is enough to put the film on pace for $25 million. Its reviews have risen to 33% positive, which isn’t bad for a Madea movie, while it earned an A from CinemaScore, so the fans are clearly happy with the film. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Handmade Limited Releases

October 21st, 2016

The Handmaiden

Several films coming out this week are earning nearly unanimously positive reviews. This includes a few documentaries, but also a couple of narrative films that have a shot at some box office success. Moonlight is clearly aiming to win awards and it might do so. The Handmaiden should help grow Chan-wook Park’s fanbase here. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Jack Reaches $1.33 million during Previews

October 21st, 2016

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back pulled in $1.33 million during previews, which is approximately inline with expectations. It is just a hair below the $1.35 million The Accountant earned last week. However, The Accountant also earned significantly better reviews than Never Go Back is earning and that will likely hurt its legs. That said, we predicted $21 million and that seems safe at the moment. More...

Contest: Burn It Down

October 20th, 2016


There is only one film opening wide next week, Inferno, so obviously it is 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 weekend box office number for Inferno

We are back to the usual Halloween Trick or Treat prizes. After determining the three winners, two will be given horror movies, the “Treats”, while the third will be given a movie so bad it is scary it was made, the “Trick”.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be one of three winners. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will be the second of three winners. 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 third of three winners.

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

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