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Kong: Skull Island weekend (March 24, 2017) estimate is $14,425,000 ... CHiPS weekend (March 24, 2017) estimate is $7,600,000 ... Get Out weekend (March 24, 2017) estimate is $8,681,010 ... Logan weekend (March 24, 2017) estimate is $10,145,000 ... Life weekend (March 24, 2017) estimate is $12,600,000 ... Power Rangers weekend (March 24, 2017) estimate is $40,500,000 ... Get Out daily (March 26, 2017) estimate is $2,307,435 ... Logan daily (March 26, 2017) estimate is $2,935,000 ... Get Out daily (March 25, 2017) estimate is $3,845,725 ... Logan daily (March 25, 2017) estimate is $4,510,000

Weekend Domestic Chart for March 24th, 2017

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 (1) Beauty and the Beast $88,347,000 -49% 4,210   $316,952,887 10
2 new Power Rangers $40,500,000   3,693   $40,500,000 3
3 (2) Kong: Skull Island $14,425,000 -48% 3,666   $133,502,238 17
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Weekend Estimates: Beauty and the Beast Beats Strong Power Rangers Start

March 26th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

An impressive 49% second-weekend drop for Beauty and the Beast will be more than enough to secure its place at the top of the box office chart once more, but that doesn’t diminish the achievement of Power Rangers in debuting with an estimated $40.5 million. With two strong movies powering box office receipts, a weekend that was expected to be down substantially from the comparable weekend last year, when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice launched with $166 million, will actually be off just 20%, and 2017 remains 5% ahead of 2016 year-to-date. More...

Friday Estimates: Rangers, $14.96 million, Can’t Overpower the Beast, $23.56 million

March 25th, 2017

Power Rangers

Most people were expecting Beauty and the Beast to retain first place on Friday with around $20 million. The consensus appeared to be $19 million, but my prediction was based on a little more than $21 million. In reality, it earned $23.56 million. This will help it to just over $90 million during the weekend and the film’s box office will blow past $300 million by Sunday. On the other hand, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned $81.58 million on its opening Friday alone, so 2017 is still likely going to lose in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Rangers Power Up with $3.6 million

March 24th, 2017

Power Rangers

Power Rangers easily dominated the other two new releases during Thursday previews earning $3.6 million. In fact, this is barely lower than the $3.7 million Kong: Skull Island earned just a couple of weeks ago. Does this mean Power Rangers will open with a similar amount, say $60 million? No. The film’s reviews are much weaker and the film has a much stronger Fanboy Effect. It does have a real shot at $40 million over the weekend, but our $37 million prediction seems like a safe bet at the moment. If the film is earning better legs, we will adjust this figure tomorrow. More...

Leap! Trailer

March 24th, 2017

Animated adventure with the voices of Elle Fanning and Nat Wolff opens April 21 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Previewing Prevenge and Others

March 24th, 2017


It is not a great week for limited releases. Granted, there are several that are earning excellent reviews, films like Dig Two Graves, I Called Him Morgan, The Levelling, and A Woman, A Part. However, none of them look like they will be box office hits. The film I’m most interested in seeing is Prevenge and this film could be a hit, when it hits the home market. More...

Contest: Give Up the Ghost

March 23rd, 2017

Ghost in the Shell

There are only two wide releases next weekend, as The Zookeeper’s Wife has been dropped to limited release. Both The Boss Baby and Ghost in the Shell have shots at $100 million in total. I don’t think both of them will get there, but both at least have a shot. If we assume both films have an equal shot at $100 million, Ghost in the Shell would still likely get off to a faster start, as it is an action film vs. a family film. Because of this, it is the best 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 Ghost in the Shell.

April 1st is next Saturday, so we are starting our April Fools contests this week. Two of our winners will get movies from our prize pool, while one will be chosen at random to be the fool and receive an HD-DVD release.

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 the winner of the Fool’s Prize. 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 the winner of the Fool’s Prize. 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 the winner of the Fool’s Prize.

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

Theater Counts: Power Rangers Unleash in 3,693 Theaters

March 23rd, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

The consensus is that nothing can topple Beauty and the Beast from the top of the box office chart this weekend, but Lionsgate are at least going to give it a shot. The studio announced that Power Rangers (or Saban’s Power Rangers, as they’ve taken to calling it) will debut in a mighty 3,693 theaters this weekend. With B’n’B holding in 4,210 theaters, it will still have a distinct advantage, and it would take something truly special for Power Rangers to pull off a win. More...

Dean Trailer

March 23rd, 2017

Drama written and directed by, and starring Demetri Martin, with Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, and Mary Steenburgen opens June 2 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can the Rangers Power Their Way to the Top?

March 23rd, 2017

Power Rangers

There are three wide releases this week, but none of them have a shot at topping Beauty and the Beast at the box office. In fact, all three films combined won’t make as much as Beauty and the Beast does this weekend. Of the three wide releases, Power Rangers has the best chance of box office success and it does have a shot at $100 million domestically. Life could become a midlevel hit and since it likely cost a lot less to make, it could be a bigger financial success. Finally there’s CHiPs, which has gained no traction with audiences. It will likely miss the top five. This weekend last year, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened with a then March record of $166.01 million. Nothing playing this weekend will match that. Beauty and the Beast might not make half that. Fortunately, 2017 has a $100 million lead on 2016, so one bad weekend in the year-over-year comparison won’t do too much damage. More...

International Box Office: Beast Mode Engaged as Beauty earns $180.0 million

March 22nd, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast dominated the international chart even more than it dominated the domestic one earning $180.0 million in 44 markets. The film’s worldwide opening was the second best for March, behind only Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; however, BvS opened truly worldwide, while Beauty and the Beast only opened in about two thirds of the international market. Unsurprisingly, the film’s biggest single market was China, where it pulled in $44.72 million over the weekend, $45.01 million including Thursday’s previews. It was also a monster hit in the U.K., where it earned $24.37 million in 567 theaters, which was the biggest March opening of all time in that market. The next biggest market was South Korea with $10.68 million on 1,625 screens over the weekend and $11.88 million in total. It also cracked $10 million in Mexico ($11.6 million); Germany ($10.7 million), and Brazil ($10.4 million). At this point, getting to $1 billion worldwide seems like a safe bet, especially with openings in France, Australia, Japan, and other markets left to go. We will of course track its progress there. More...

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