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Arrival weekly (December 2, 2016) final number is $10,073,194, for a total of $75,851,708 ... Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them weekly (December 2, 2016) final number is $23,563,500, for a total of $188,525,903 ... Moana weekly (December 2, 2016) final number is $34,651,263, for a total of $126,166,593 ... Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them daily (December 8, 2016) final number is $1,171,712, for a total of $188,525,903 ... Moana daily (December 8, 2016) final number is $1,394,539, for a total of $126,166,593 ... Allied weekend (December 2, 2016) final number is $7,026,249, for a total of $28,903,681 ... Moana is #1 in Spain and made $1,922,039 at the weekend (December 2, 2016) ... My Annoying Brother is #1 in South Korea and made $4,223,935 at the weekend (December 2, 2016) ... Moana is #1 in Lithuania and made $39,584 at the weekend (December 2, 2016) ... Tom Cruise will star in The Mummy

Daily Domestic Chart for Thursday December 8th, 2016

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 (1) Moana $1,394,539 n/c 3,875   $126,166,593 16
2 (2) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them $1,171,712 -3% 3,988   $188,525,903 21
3 (3) Arrival $631,180 -3% 2,915   $75,851,708 28
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Limited and VOD Releases: Will La La Land Some Oscars?

December 9th, 2016

La La Land

I problably could have cut this list down to one film, La La Land, because it is the only film on this week’s list with a realistic chance at expanding significantly. In fact, given its reviews and its buzz, it has a realistic chance at earning Oscar glory. More...

War for the Planet of the Apes Trailer

December 9th, 2016

Sci-fi action movie starring Andy Serkis and Woody Harrelson opens July 14 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Office Parties with $950,000

December 9th, 2016

Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party got off to a wild start last night with $950,000 during its previews. This is much better than the $350,000 Bad Santa 2 earned last month, but that was a Tuesday preview. The Night Before might be a better comparison and it earned $550,000 during its Thursday previews. If Office Christmas Party has the same legs, then it will earn $17 million over the weekend, but its weaker reviews will likely get in the way. More...

Contest: Going Rouge

December 8th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Before anyone asks, no, that’s not a mistake in the name of the contest. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is our target film in this week’s Box Office Prediction contest, but the name of the contest is Going Rouge, because red is a Christmas color. It’s a pun. Deal with it. ... Moving on. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Also... it’s Christmas time. And that means we have lumps to coal to give out, although not literally. Two of the three winners will receive either two previously reviewed movies or one TV on DVD release pulled randomly from the prize pool. The third will receive a lump of coal, a movie / TV show on HD-DVD. I doubt anyone reading this still has a working HD-DVD player hooked up, although two of The Numbers team do....

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 the potential winners. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be one of the potential 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 final potential winner.

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

Weekend Predictions: Will the Box Office get an Early Christmas Gift?

December 8th, 2016

Office Christmas Party

There is only one wide release this week, Office Christmas Party. There are also two films expanding semi-wide, Miss Sloane and Nocturnal Animals. I doubt both of them will make the top ten, but I would be equally surprised if neither did. At the beginning of the month, I assumed Office Christmas Party would win this weekend, but it is looking like Moana has a shot at the threepeat. It could be a really close race with the two films changing positions on the daily chart. Meanwhile, this weekend last year, In the Heart of the Sea bombed earning just $11.05 million on a $100 million budget. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 earned first place with $11.41 million. Both Office Christmas Party and Moana will top that with ease. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them might also beat that. On the other hand, last year there were four films that earned more than $10 million, while this year there will be no more than 3. I still think 2016 will win, but it could be close. More...

Theater Counts: Office Christmas Party 3,210; Rogue One 4,000

December 8th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This is the last chance for rival studios to squeeze in a wide release before Rogue One crushes it at the box office next weekend, but it’s also the high point of the holiday shopping season, so not the ideal time to be releasing a big film. That leads us to having a slightly more interesting weekend coming up than last weekend, with the release of Office Christmas Party in 3,210 theaters and a couple of wide expansions, but nothing that’s odds-on favorite to knock Moana off its perch at the top of the chart. More...

International Box Office: Fantastic Beasts have Double Milestone Weekend With $60.4 million

December 8th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them remained locked in first place with $60.4 million in 67 markets for totals of $424.4 million internationally and $607.5 million worldwide. It reached both $400 million internationally and $600 million worldwide, which is twice the reason to celebration. On the down side, the film has run out of major markets to open in, so it will quickly drop down the chart from now on. On the positive side, the film is already in the top ten on the 2016 Worldwide chart and will climb a little bit more before it is done. More...

Baywatch Trailer

December 8th, 2016

Summer comedy starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron opens May 26 ... Full Movie Details. More...

2016 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part II - TV on DVD Releases

December 8th, 2016

Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV and Movie Collection

The first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide was a little shorter than I would have liked, because there wasn’t much in the way of first-run releases and franchise box sets. The second installment is going to be even shorter. That’s not to say there isn’t a lot of TV on DVD releases that would make worthy gifts, but we limit ourselves to first seasons and complete series Megasets. You don’t need us to tell you if Modern Family: Season Seven would make a good gift, for example. If the recipient hasn’t started watching the show yet, they are likely not into it. (There is an exception to this rule this year, but more on that down below.) The number of high-quality new shows that have a first season out on DVD / Blu-ray are very limited. Atlanta is amazing, but the first season is only out on Video on Demand. The first season of Luke Cage is only available on Netflix. Furthermore, there are not a lot Megasets worth talking about. That said, we begin with not just a Megaset, but a Gigaset. Perhaps even a Teraset! More...

You'll be a dentist. You have a talent for causing things pain! - Short Delay

December 7th, 2016

Little Shop of Horrors

I mentioned several months ago that my tooth chipped and then cracked. Well, at the beginning of the week, I was brushing my teeth and it shifted and started to wiggle around. Today is finally fell out. This has caused some discomfort and I have to go to the dentist, likely on Friday. Today’s scheduled columns, Holiday Gift Guide Part II and International Top Five, will be published tomorrow and the Limited Release Report will be a little shorter than usual. Otherwise, there should be no other issues. More...

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