Wolf Warrior 2 is #1 in China and made $84,950,000 at the weekend (August 11, 2017) ... Annabelle: Creation daily (August 16, 2017) final number is $2,845,011, for a total of $46,000,664 ... Dunkirk daily (August 16, 2017) final number is $1,276,297, for a total of $157,601,682 ... The Emoji Movie is #1 in Spain and made $1,402,021 at the weekend (August 11, 2017) ... Čiara is #1 in Slovakia and made $353,662 at the weekend (August 11, 2017) ... The Dark Tower is #1 in Italy and made $840,690 at the weekend (August 11, 2017) ... Dunkirk is #1 in United Kingdom and made $3,422,313 at the weekend (August 11, 2017) ... Dunkirk is #1 in New Zealand and made $350,917 at the weekend (August 11, 2017) ... Annabelle: Creation is #1 in Australia and made $1,803,610 at the weekend (August 11, 2017) ... Hazlo Como Hombre is #1 in Mexico and made $3,232,425 at the weekend (August 11, 2017)
Daily Domestic Chart for Wednesday August 16th, 2017
|Movie||Gross||% Change||Theaters||Total Gross||Days|
|3||(3)||The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature||$885,394||-43%||4,003||$11,733,667||6|
August 17th, 2017
August 16th, 2017
Ingrid Goes West opened in first place on the theater average chart with an average of $45,100 in three theaters. This is the third best average of the year behind The Big Sick (average of $84,315 in five) and The Beguiled ($57,323 in four). A24 had another success with Good Time earning an average of $31,275 in four theaters. The Trip to Spain opened with an average of $15,102 in three theaters, which is in the middle of the franchise average so far. Finally there’s Wind River, which was the only holdover in the $10,000 club. It managed an average of $13,615 in 45 theaters and already has nearly $1 million in limited release.
August 16th, 2017
Alien: Covenant is the biggest release on this week’s list, but the franchise is off its peak and has been for a long time. As for Pick of the Week contenders, there are not a lot of them. If I were to stretch the definition, Food Wars: Season One is great, if you are into that subgenre of Anime. Descendants 2 is arguably better than the original, but the DVD isn’t going to really appeal to those outside the target audience. That leaves The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: 50th Anniversary Blu-ray as the clear winner for Pick of the Week.
August 15th, 2017
Annabelle: Creation’s opening saved summer for one week, but that’s the practically the only good news we have to talk about this weekend. The film pulled in $35.01 million, which is over three times its nearest competition. That’s the bad news. The depth this past weekend was terrible, as there were only two films with more than $10 million, compared to five films last weekend. The overall box office fell 4.6% to just $117 million. Worse still, this is 32% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 is behind 2016 by $360 million or 4.9% at $7.07 billion to $7.43 billion. The year has lost over $500 million compared to last year’s pace during summer alone. This is a disaster.
August 14th, 2017
August 13th, 2017
Pete Holmes writes and stars in this semi-autobiographic TV series about the life of a comic. The show airs on HBO and there were only eight episodes during the first season. It only got through four of those before HBO renewed it for a second season. Clearly they were happy with the results. Will those who don’t have HBO want to check out the show? Is it worth picking up if you’ve seen the show?
August 13th, 2017
After a series of lackluster weekends at the box office, Annabelle: Creation is doing its bit to clear away the end-of-Summertime blues with a $35 million opening this weekend. That’s right in line with the $37 million Annabelle opened with three years ago, which is an impressive performance for a horror franchise. It’s also the best opening for a horror movie since Split’s $40 million start back in January. The first film in the franchise fell away quite rapidly, and ended up with $84 million in total, so a final total of over $100 million is far from assured, but with a production budget of only $15 million, and probably not much more than $20 million in marketing, this should be a highly profitable movie for Warner Bros., especially since the franchise is popular globally.
August 12th, 2017
Annabelle: Creation dominated the box office on Friday with $15 million. This is likely more than any other film will earn over the full weekend. As for its box office chances going forward, the film has earned 68% positive reviews and grabbed a B from CinemaScore. Horror films tend to struggle when it comes to CinemaScore, so a B isn’t a bad result and the film’s legs should be no worse than average for a horror movie as a result. Look for about $37 million over the weekend, which could be enough to get to $100 million domestically. It depends on how strong the competition is for the next few weeks.
August 11th, 2017
August 11th, 2017
There are a number of limited releases coming out this week that are earning good reviews and / or strong buzz. Of these, The Trip to Spain is the one I want to see the most. It also has a good chance to earn more than $2 million in theaters, as its two predecessors did the same.