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Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $215,309,177Details
International Box Office $419,600,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $634,909,177
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Synopsis

The story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing—and hope—in an unlikely place: a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

Metrics

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$165,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 4th, 2016 (Wide) by Walt Disney
November 4th, 2016 (IMAX) by Walt Disney
International Releases: October 24th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
October 27th, 2016 (Wide), released as Doctor Strange: Hechicero Supremo (Mexico)
October 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
October 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Czech Republic)
October 28th, 2016 (Wide) (France)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action throughout, and an intense crash sequence.
(Rating bulletin 2443 (Cert #50649), 9/21/2016)
Running Time: 115 minutes
Franchise: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Comparisons: vs. Guardians of the Galaxy
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Keywords: Marvel Comics, Secret Magic, Origin Story, Car Accident, Paralysis / Loss of a Limb, New York City, London, Hong Kong, Alternative Dimensions / Parallel universe, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Scene in End Credits, Demons
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Marvel Studios
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 301 $6,486,000 Dec 2, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 114 $13,737,945 Nov 25, 2016 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 85 $202,949,441 Nov 25, 2016 23
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 165 $17,761,060 Nov 18, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 62 $42,970,065 Nov 11, 2016 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 69 $152,952,234 Nov 11, 2016 10
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 219 $5,993,999 Nov 10, 2016 7
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 305 $5,061,877 Nov 9, 2016 6
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 75 $103,988,170 Nov 4, 2016 6
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 122 $7,658,060 Nov 8, 2016 5
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 262 $6,209,922 Nov 7, 2016 4
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 96 $21,104,305 Nov 6, 2016 3
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 13 $85,058,311 Nov 4, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 63 $85,058,311 Nov 4, 2016 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 68 $85,058,311 Nov 4, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 120 3,882 Nov 4, 2016 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 69 $31,368,671 Nov 5, 2016 2
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 61 $63,954,006 Nov 4, 2016 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 56 $32,585,335 Nov 4, 2016 1
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 22 $32,585,335 Nov 4, 2016 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 152 $32,585,335 Nov 4, 2016 1

Cast

   Doctor Stephen Strange
Chiwetel Ejiofor    Baron Mordo
Rachel McAdams    Dr. Christine Palmer
Benedict Wong    Master Wong
Mads Mikkelsen    Kaecilius
Tilda Swinton    The Ancient One
Michael Stuhlbarg    Dr. Nic West
Benjamin Bratt    Jonathan Pangborn
Scott Adkins    Strong Zealot
Zara Phythian    Brunette Zealot
Alaa Safi    Tall Zealot
Katrina Durden    Blonde Zealot
Amy Landecker    Dr. Bruner
Topo Wresniwiro    Hamir
Umit Ulgen    Sol Rama
Linda Louise Duan    Tina Minoru
Mark Anthony Brighton    Daniel Drumm
Meera Syal    Dr. Patel
Adam Pelta-Pauls    Nurse Billy
Sarah Malin    Dr. Garrison
Eben Young    Dr. Weiss
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith    Physical Therapist
Elizabeth Healey    Concerned Doctor
Guillaume Faure    Reluctant Surgeon
Daniel Dow    Mugger
Ezra Khan    Kamar-Taj Librarian
Kimberly Van Luin    Bullet Patient’s Wife
Pat Kiernan    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Scott Derrickson
Screenwriter    C. Robert Cargill
Story by    Jon Spaihts
Story by    Scott Derrickson
Story by    C. Robert Cargill
Producer    Kevin Feige
Executive Producer    Louis D'Esposito
Executive Producer    Victoria Alonso
Executive Producer    Stephen Broussard
Executive Producer    Charles Newirth
Executive Producer    Stan Lee
Co-Producer    David J. Grant
Director of Photography    Ben Davis
Production Designer    Charles Wood
Editor    Wyatt Smith
Editor    Sabrina Plisco
Visual Effects Supervisor    Stephane Ceretti
Head of Visual Development    Ryan Meinerding
Composer    Michael Giacchino
Music Supervisor    Dave Jordan
Casting Director    Sarah Halley Finn
Art Director    Jim Barr
Art Director    Thomas Brown
Art Director    Ray Chan
Art Director    Jason T. Clark
Art Director    Jordan Crockett
Art Director    Mike Stallion
Art Director    Mike Swain
Costume Designer    Alexandra Byrne
Set Decorator    John Bush
Set Decorator    Lauri Gaffin
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Johnson
First Assistant Director    Michael Lerman

Weekend Estimates: Moana Stands Tall as Awards Season Hots Up

December 4th, 2016

Moana

The top of the box office chart remains a tale of two movies this weekend, with Moana maintaining an impressive lead over Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but both movies doing very nicely heading into the Christmas season. Moana tops the chart again this weekend with $28.4 million, for a total of $119.9 million at the end of the weekend. By way of comparison, Frozen had earned $134.3 million at this point in its run, but fell a slightly larger 53% from Thanksgiving, compared to Moana’s 50% decline. The next few weeks should be very lucrative for the animated adventure, which is likely to sail past $300 million at the domestic box office. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Incarnate have a Substantial Opening?

December 1st, 2016

Incarnate

December usually starts on a really soft note, because the weekend after Thanksgiving is usually a terrible weekend. This time around, the wide release of the week is Incarnate, which is opening in 1,737 theaters and is expected to struggle to reach the top ten. That leaves Moana with an easy route to first place. This weekend last year, Krampus opened in second place with $16.29 million. Incarnate will only earn a fraction of that. On the other hand, the number one film was The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, which earned $18.86 million during the weekend and Moana should easily beat that. I don’t think 2016 will come out ahead, but it also shouldn’t be a disaster either.

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International Box Office: Fantastic Beasts have another Century Weekend with $132.0 million

November 30th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them remained in first place with $132.0 million in 67 markets for totals of $317.5 million internationally and $473.5 million worldwide. Its biggest debut came from China where it opened with $41.70 million, which is a little behind Doctor Strange’s opening earlier this month. On the other hand, the film is already $10 million ahead of what will be Doctor Strange’s lifetime total in the U.K. with $11.07 million in 666 theaters over the weekend for a two-week total of $37.52 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-up: Moana Takes on Beast Over Thanksgiving Weekend

November 29th, 2016

Moana

As expected, Moana earned first place over the Thanksgiving weekend and became the biggest true opener in the holiday’s history. (Technically Frozen opened in limited release the week before and as we learned from Futurama, technically correct is the best kind of correct.) The film was a little more front-loaded than expected and nearly matched our predictions. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them held on better than predicted and that one-two punch helped the overall box office grow 17% from last weekend to $184 million, over the three-day portion of the weekend. This is nearly identical to the same weekend last year; in fact, it was up by less than 1%. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $9.99 billion. 2016 will soon become the eighth year in a row to reach the $10 billion milestone. This is 5.0% / $470 million above last year’s pace. I’ve been saying for a while that we needed to enter December with a $300 million advantage over 2015 in order to come out ahead at the end of the year, so this is great news. More...

Weekend Estimates: Moana Sails to Thanksgiving Win

November 27th, 2016

Moana

Disney’s domination of Thanksgiving weekend will continue in 2016, with Moana expected to post $55.5 million for the three-day weekend and $81.1 million in total, making it either the second-best or best Thanksgiving opener of all time, depending on what you consider an “opener.” Disney is claiming second place for Moana behind Frozen, which had a $67.4 million 3-day weekend, and $93.6 million 5-day weekend back in 2013. That film had already opened in a single theater the weekend before, so if we want to split hairs, it technically wasn’t opening that weekend. Either way you look at it, it’s a great start for Moana, and another handsome win for Disney. The studio can now claim the top six 5-day Thanksgiving debuts and and the top eight 3-day Thanksgiving openings of all time. More...

International Box Office: Fantastic has a Beast of an Opening with $143.3 million

November 24th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opened in first place on the international chart with $143.3 million in 63 markets. The film had the biggest opening of the Harry Potter franchise in 16 of those 63 markets, but ironically not in the U.K., where it had its biggest opening. The film debuted in first place there with $18.90 million in 666 theaters. This is the third best in the franchise behind the two Deathly Hallows films. Some of the markets where Fantastic Beasts set the franchise record include South Korea, where it made $10.64 million on 1,431 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $14.15 million. It did the same in Russia with $10.29 million on 1,173 screens and in Brazil with $6.4 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Moana Takes on Beast Over Thanksgiving Weekend

November 23rd, 2016

Moana

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the most lucrative weekends of the year and this time around we could have a relatively close battle between a new release, Moana, and last week’s number one film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. At least that’s what analysts thought, before we saw the preview numbers. None of the rest of the new wide releases are expected to do much. Allied could become a midlevel hit, but I would be surprised if its budget was only midlevel. Bad Santa 2 is on its way to becoming another comedy sequel that bombs. If Rules Don’t Apply’s previews are any indication, it will become one of the worst box office performers of the year. This weekend last year, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 beat The Good Dinosaur rather easily. However, Fantastic Beasts started slower than Moana, so I think we will have a new winner this week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Fantastic Beast Can’t Lift Box Office

November 22nd, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

As expected, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominated the box office earning nearly as much as the rest of the films combined. However, it was unexpectedly weak earning just $74.40 million. In fact, every film we talked about on Thursday’s predictions underperformed and the overall box office was down to $158 million. Granted, “down” in this case is only off by 0.1%, but considering we were expecting significant growth, even a little drop is distressing. Worse still, the box office is off by 8.9% from this weekend last year. Again, we were expecting growth in the year-over-year comparison, so a drop this big really hurts. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $9.49 billion, which is 5.9% or $540 million better than last year’s pace. That said, I wouldn’t panic, as Moana should help the box office bounce back this weekend. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Fantastic Doesn’t Quite Live Up to Its Name with $8.75 million - Updated

November 18th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them pulled in $8.75 million during its midnight shows last night. That’s good, but a little lower than expected and not even the best of the fall so far. It was beaten by Doctor Strange, which earned $9.4 million just two weeks ago. Worse still, Fantastic Beasts' reviews have fallen to 74% positive. That’s still good for a blockbuster release, but it is the lowest in the Harry Potter franchise and will likely hurt the film’s box office performance over the weekend. It should still make over $80 million this weekend, but it will be close. We might have to revise that prediction lower tomorrow when we have Friday’s estimates. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Fantastic Be Fantastic? Or will it merely be a Beast at the Box Office?

November 17th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

At the beginning of the month, we thought there would be four wide releases / expansions this week. However, it turns out there will be just one, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The lack of wide releases should help it at the box office and there is a small chance it could top $100 million over the next three days. While there are no other wide releases, there are a few films opening or expanding semi-wide. Of these, The Edge of Seventeen is the only one with a realistic shot at the top five. It is earning the best reviews of the week and did earn a lot of film festival buzz, so that should help. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk had an amazing opening in limited release last weekend, but it will likely struggle as it expands into just over 1,000 theaters this weekend. Finally there’s Bleed for This, which is expected to barely make the top ten. This weekend last year, the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise opened with just over $100 million. There’s a slim chance Fantastic Beasts will do the same. Even if it doesn’t, the depth this year is much better than last year and that should help 2016 win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Doctor Strange Mightier than Thor earning $60.2 million

November 16th, 2016

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange remained in first place with $60.2 million in 53 markets over the weekend for totals of $339.6 million internationally and $492.6 million worldwide. This puts the film ahead of the lifetime total of Thor and into 11th place in the MCU. It will be at least a couple of spots higher by this time next week. The film had a stronger than expected hold in China down $22.54 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $83.22 million. It also remained in first place in South Korea with $4.35 million on 951 screens over the weekend for a total of $36.22 million after three weeks of release. Up next for the film is Argentina on the 24th, while it doesn’t end its run until next year when it opens in Japan. More...

Theater Averages: It’s a Long Walk to the Top with $57,065

November 16th, 2016

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk earned first place on the theater average chart over the weekend earning an average of $57,065 in two theaters. That’s the good news. The bad news is its reviews suggest poor word of mouth and difficulty expanding wide this coming weekend. Elle opened in second place with an average of $25,467, also in two theaters. Loving remained in the $10,000 club for the second weekend with an average of $11,149 in 46 theaters. It still has room to grow. Doctor Strange was right behind with an average of $11,069. The final film in the $10,000 was the biggest new release of the week, Arrival, which earned an average of $10,390. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: The Holiday Box Office Season has Arrived

November 15th, 2016

Arrival

The weekend box office was better than anticipated, thanks mostly to Remembrance Day. Doctor Strange fell less than 50%, which is stunning for a big blockbuster like this. Trolls held on even better and Arrival had a surprisingly strong opening weekend. Granted, the overall box office still dropped by 18% to $158 million, but some drop-off is unavoidable the weekend after a blockbuster release. This was 46% higher than the same weekend last year and that is a lot more important. Year-to-date, 2016 has earned $9.49 billion, putting it 5.7% or $510 million ahead of last year’s pace. More...

Weekend Estimates: Healthy Arrivals Help Veterans Day Box Office

November 13th, 2016

Doctor Strange

While Doctor Strange and Trolls aren’t really being threatened at the top of the chart this weekend, a few healthy new releases are giving Veterans Day weekend a timely boost at the box office. Arrival is the stand-out performer in wide release, with $24 million from 2,317 theaters and an average over $10,000. The sci-fi drama is a critical darling, but is having a harder time with general audiences who might be expecting something with a few more explosions and laser battles, and its CinemaScore is a B. Its potential long-term performance is a therefore a little hard to gauge at this point, but it would be very surprising for it not to pick up a few more theaters, and it might be decent counter-programming to the explosions and laser battles promised by several other films coming up in the next few weeks. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Any New Release Arrive on Top?

November 10th, 2016

Arrival

There are a trio of new releases coming out this week, but none of them are expected to challenge for top spot. Arrival is earning stellar reviews, but it is also being released by Paramount and they’ve had a terrible year. Almost Christmas is a Christmas movie aimed at African-Americans. It should do well enough to become a financial success, but it won’t be a major player at the box office. Then there’s Shut In, which is barely opening wide and will very likely miss the top five. It might miss the Mendoza Line. This will leave Doctor Strange with an easy first place, while Trolls should remain in second. This weekend last year, the new releases were pitiful. The best earned less than $10 million. If 2016 doesn’t win in the year-over-year comparison, then we are in serious trouble. More...

International Box Office: Strange More Incredible Than The Hulk with $118.7 million

November 9th, 2016

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange added $118.7 million in 54 markets for totals of $240.4 million internationally and $325.5 million worldwide. It has already overtaken The Incredible Hulk in the MCU and is rapidly closing in on Captain America: The First Avenger. This weekend, the film debuted in first place in China with $44.12 million, including some previews, as well as in Brazil with $7.9 million. The film also expanded wide in Russia earning $8.49 million over the weekend for a total of $15.63 million. On the downside, the film has already opened in all major markets, except for Japan, where it doesn’t open until January. With what it has pulled in so far, anything less than $600 million will be seen as troubling, while anything more than $750 million will be seen as a success. More...

Theater Averages: Loving Loves its Opening Average of $39,904

November 8th, 2016

Loving

Loving led the way on the theater average chart this weekend with an average of $39,904 in four theaters. This isn’t among the best of the year, but it does show the film has room to grow and that should help its Oscar buzz, which in turn will help its box office numbers. The overall number one film, Doctor Strange, was next with an average of $21,911. The only holdover in the $10,000 club was Moonlight, which earned an average of $14,883 in 83 theaters. It still has room to grow, but its chances of expanding truly wide are very limited at this point. The Eagle Huntress was next with an average of $13,144 in four theaters. The final film in the $10,000 club was Trolls at $11,473. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Nothing Strange about the Doctor’s $85.06 million Opening Weekend

November 7th, 2016

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange’s opening weekend was off by 0.069% when compared to our prediction. I think that gives us reason to brag. Both Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge beat expectations by a relatively significant margin. Overall, the weekend box office rose 115% from last weekend to $191 million. That’s 18% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 increased to 5.6% or $490 million at $9.28 billion to $8.79 billion. If 2016 can maintain this lead until Rogue One comes out, then 2016 will win in the end. More...

Weekend Estimates: Doctor Strange’s $85 Million Gives Industry a Much-Needed Boost

November 6th, 2016

Doctor Strange

After a couple of months of weak box office, and some very disappointing openings, Doctor Strange, Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge are each, in their own way, putting things back on track. Doctor Strange is grabbing the headlines of course, with an impressive $84,989,000 opening projected by Disney on Sunday morning. That’s almost identical to the opening weekend enjoyed by Thor: The Dark World on this weekend back in 2013, and comes without the benefit of being part of an established franchise (putting aside its place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe). More...

Contest: Arrive on Time

November 4th, 2016

Arrival

There are three widish releases next week, but none of them are opening at a saturation level theater count. In fact, none of them are coming close. Arrival will very likely be the biggest of the three new releases, but it will fall behind Doctor Strange’s sophomore stint. Its estimated theater count is so small it might even open below Trolls. Almost Christmas is looking to become a solid midlevel hit, while Shut In is just praying for a spot in the top five. Because Arrival is expected to do the best, it is 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 Arrival.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

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

Weekend Predictions: Will Audiences Find Doctor Too Strange?

November 3rd, 2016

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange is the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and arguably the strangest one. It is widely expected to dominate the box office this weekend. Trolls is expected to open way back in second place, but still have a strong showing. The final wide release of the week is Hacksaw Ridge, which appears to be getting lost in the crowd. This weekend last year. Spectre and The Peanuts Movie had a one-two punch that earned a combined $115 million. I think Doctor Strange / Trolls will top that figure giving 2016 the win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Nothing Strange About Doctor’s $86.0 million International Debut

November 3rd, 2016

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange started its international run in first place with $86.0 million in 33 markets. This is 49% better than Ant-Man’s debuts in these markets. If the film does as well here, it would earn $85 million this coming weekend. The film’s biggest international market was South Korea, where it debuted with $12.95 million on 1,500 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $18.05 million. It dominated the weekend box office there. It earned an easy first place in the U.K. with $11.29 million in 602 theaters. The film also opened in first place in France ($5.7 million); Australia ($4.90 million); Germany ($4.8 million); and Mexico ($4.67 million). If the film does as well during the rest of its international run, it will earn just over $500 million internationally. However, since its reviews are better than Ant-Man’s reviews were, it could have even better legs. We will know more this time next week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Madea puts out Inferno’s Fire earning $17.22 million

November 1st, 2016

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween

Halloween helped boost Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween’s numbers over the weekend allowing it to earn first place with $17.22 million. This was much better than the $14.86 million Inferno opened with. While Halloween didn’t happen until Monday, the holiday still had a negative effect on the box office, as it fell 29% to just $88 million. That’s worse than anticipated. Compared to the same weekend last year, 2016 was better by 17%, but it’s hard to spin this as a real victory. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 barely budged at $9.06 billion to $8.69 billion. That said, if 2016 can just maintain this lead till Rogue One debuts, then we should have at least some growth at the end of the year. More...

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

Weekend Estimates: Madea Defeats Feeble Inferno

October 30th, 2016

Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween

What was meant to be the weekend that the Fall Season started in earnest has turned into a damp squib, with Inferno not just failing to hit expectations, but not even topping the chart. With just $15 million expected this weekend, according to Sony’s Sunday morning projection, the franchise has shown a dismal downward trajectory at the domestic box office. The Da Vinci Code opened with $77 million in 2006; Angels & Demons debuted with $46 million in 2009; and now Inferno will earn less on its opening weekend than either of its predecessors made on their opening days.

The weak opening for Inferno follows a string of so-so results for films over the past couple of months. Perhaps the reality show that is our presidential election is dragging down theatrical business? More...

Contest: Be Presidential

October 27th, 2016

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange is opening next weekend and it is clearly going to be the biggest hit of the weekend. However, it is not the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest, because the presidential election is finally almost over. So this week, in order to win, one has to predict the outcome of the presidential election. However, there are some caveats. We will be using the numbers as reported by the majority of news organizations (AP, New York Times, Fox News, CNN, etc.) at midnight Hawaiian time, which is 3 am Pacific and 6 am in New York City. Because of this, it is likely not all 538 electoral college votes will be called. In order to enter, you must provide four numbers: The number of electoral college votes Hillary Clinton has been awarded, the number of electoral college votes Donald Trump has been awarded, the number of electoral college votes all third party candidates have been awarded, and the number of electoral college votes that are still too close to call. Remember, all four numbers will add up to 538.

We compare each result to the actual result and the person with the lowest total error will win. The entry with with second lowest total error will come second, while a third winner will be chosen from all eligible entrants to win the third prize. Each winner will have their choice of a Frankenprize of either a full-season TV on DVD release, two movies, or three single-disc kids movies.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! We are keeping the Friday deadline, even though the voting doesn’t take place until Tuesday, because we don’t want to have two contests going at the same time. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/04 1 $85,058,311   3,882 $21,911   $85,058,311 3
2016/11/11 1 $42,970,065 -49% 3,882 $11,069   $152,952,234 10
2016/11/18 2 $17,761,060 -59% 3,694 $4,808   $181,627,937 17
2016/11/25 3 $13,737,945 -23% 3,008 $4,567   $205,778,872 24
2016/12/02 5 $6,486,000 -53% 2,935 $2,210   $215,309,177 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/04 1 $32,585,335   3,882 $8,394   $32,585,335 1
2016/11/05 1 $31,368,671 -4% 3,882 $8,081   $63,954,006 2
2016/11/06 1 $21,104,305 -33% 3,882 $5,436   $85,058,311 3
2016/11/07 1 $6,209,922 -71% 3,882 $1,600   $91,268,233 4
2016/11/08 1 $7,658,060 +23% 3,882 $1,973   $98,926,293 5
2016/11/09 1 $5,061,877 -34% 3,882 $1,304   $103,988,170 6
2016/11/10 1 $5,993,999 +18% 3,882 $1,544   $109,982,169 7
2016/11/11 1 $14,926,647 +149% 3,882 $3,845   $124,908,816 8
2016/11/12 1 $17,614,185 +18% 3,882 $4,537   $142,523,001 9
2016/11/13 1 $10,429,233 -41% 3,882 $2,687   $152,952,234 10
2016/11/14 1 $2,638,728 -75% 3,882 $680   $155,590,962 11
2016/11/15 1 $3,717,306 +41% 3,882 $958   $159,308,268 12
2016/11/16 1 $2,469,584 -34% 3,882 $636   $161,777,852 13
2016/11/17 1 $2,089,025 -15% 3,882 $538   $163,866,877 14
2016/11/18 2 $4,797,445 +130% 3,694 $1,299   $168,664,322 15
2016/11/19 3 $7,869,847 +64% 3,694 $2,130   $176,534,169 16
2016/11/20 3 $5,093,768 -35% 3,694 $1,379   $181,627,937 17
2016/11/21 3 $1,964,998 -61% 3,694 $532   $183,592,935 18
2016/11/22 3 $2,645,540 +35% 3,694 $716   $186,238,475 19
2016/11/23 3 $3,118,747 +18% 3,008 $1,037   $189,357,222 20
2016/11/24 3 $2,683,705 -14% 3,008 $892   $192,040,927 21
2016/11/25 3 $5,482,371 +104% 3,008 $1,823   $197,523,298 22
2016/11/26 3 $5,426,143 -1% 3,008 $1,804   $202,949,441 23
2016/11/27 4 $2,829,431 -48% 3,008 $941   $205,778,872 24
2016/11/28 5 $709,192 -75% 3,008 $236   $206,488,064 25
2016/11/29 5 $965,951 +36% 3,008 $321   $207,454,015 26
2016/11/30 5 $685,595 -29% 3,008 $228   $208,139,610 27
2016/12/01 5 $683,567 n/c 3,008 $227   $208,823,177 28
2016/12/02 5 $1,748,000 +156% 2,935 $596   $210,571,177 29

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/04 1 $109,982,169   3,882 $28,331   $109,982,169 7
2016/11/11 1 $53,884,708 -51% 3,882 $13,881   $163,866,877 14
2016/11/18 2 $28,174,050 -48% 3,008 $9,366   $192,040,927 21
2016/11/25 4 $16,782,250 -40% 3,008 $5,579   $208,823,177 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 11/25/2016 $1,000,000 0 0 0 $1,000,000 11/28/2016
Australia 10/28/2016 $4,868,673 643 643 2203 $15,200,000 12/4/2016
Brazil 11/2/2016 $7,900,000 0 0 0 $21,700,000 12/4/2016
Bulgaria 11/3/2016 $157,306 0 0 0 $500,220 12/1/2016
China 11/3/2016 $43,460,000 88888 88888 182611 $110,300,000 12/4/2016
Czech Republic 10/28/2016 $462,607 95 95 303 $1,325,870 11/30/2016
France 10/28/2016 $5,700,000 0 0 0 $14,700,000 12/4/2016
Germany 10/28/2016 $4,800,000 0 0 0 $16,900,000 12/4/2016
Hong Kong 10/28/2016 $3,200,000 0 0 0 $8,000,000 11/28/2016
India 11/18/2016 $0 0 0 0 $5,000,000 11/28/2016
Indonesia 10/28/2016 $3,100,000 0 0 0 $7,900,000 11/28/2016
Italy 10/28/2016 $2,289,003 0 0 0 $8,000,000 11/28/2016
Lithuania 10/28/2016 $46,425 131 131 347 $175,313 11/30/2016
Malaysia 10/28/2016 $2,400,000 0 0 0 $5,700,000 11/28/2016
Mexico 10/27/2016 $4,666,871 0 0 0 $13,600,000 12/4/2016
Netherlands 10/28/2016 $1,008,895 103 106 510 $3,247,405 11/29/2016
New Zealand 10/28/2016 $724,984 178 178 608 $2,140,446 11/28/2016
Philippines 10/28/2016 $2,700,000 0 0 0 $6,200,000 11/28/2016
Portugal 10/28/2016 $286,451 71 74 312 $944,676 12/1/2016
Russia (CIS) 10/28/2016 $2,968,093 284 1220 4021 $22,200,000 12/4/2016
Singapore 10/28/2016 $2,200,000 0 0 0 $5,200,000 11/28/2016
Slovakia 11/4/2016 $181,836 69 69 153 $380,503 12/1/2016
Slovenia 11/4/2016 $35,460 26 26 47 $67,689 11/23/2016
South Korea 10/24/2016 $12,936,498 1500 1500 4649 $41,300,000 12/4/2016
Spain 10/28/2016 $2,131,677 624 624 2002 $6,800,000 11/28/2016
Taiwan 10/28/2016 $4,300,000 0 0 0 $9,300,000 11/28/2016
Thailand 10/28/2016 $2,500,000 0 0 0 $5,000,000 11/28/2016
Turkey 11/4/2016 $949,141 241 251 966 $2,937,953 11/30/2016
United Kingdom 10/28/2016 $11,290,748 602 602 2672 $27,900,000 12/4/2016
 
Rest of World $55,979,925
 
International Total$419,600,000 12/4/2016

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