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Max Steel (2016)

Max Steel
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $3,818,664Details
International Box Office $595,482Details
Worldwide Box Office $4,414,146
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16-year old Max McGrath has just moved to a new town—and is desperately trying to fit in—when he discovers his body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy. Unbeknown to Max, a slightly rebellious and hilarious techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel has been keeping an eye on him, hungry for his super-human energy. When they finally meet, they discover that together they form Max Steel, a superhero possessing powerful strength beyond anything in our world. These two unlikely friends soon find themselves hunted by sinister forces who want to control Max’s powers, as well as an unstoppable enemy from another galaxy.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 14th, 2016 (Wide) by Open Road
International Releases: October 28th, 2016 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
November 1st, 2016 (Wide) (China)
November 11th, 2016 (Wide) (Slovenia)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sci-fi action violence.
(Rating bulletin 2442 (Cert #49580), 9/14/2016)
Running Time: 90 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Jem and the Holograms
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Keywords: Friendly Alien on Earth, Origin Story, Single Parent, Father's Footsteps, Development Hell
Source:Based on Toy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Paramount Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,193 $121,998 Oct 28, 2016 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,438 $680,104 Oct 21, 2016 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,037 $2,182,216 Oct 14, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 2,180 2,034 Oct 14, 2016 3


   Max McGrath
Maria Bello    Molly McGrath
Ana Villafane    Sofia Martinez
Josh Brener    Steel
Andy Garcia    Dr. Miles Edwards
Mike Doyle    Jim McGrath
Phillip Devona    Harkins
Billy Slaughter    Murphy
Al Mitchell    Dr. Smith
Lawrence Kao    Dr. Lee

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Christopher L. Yost
Executive Producer    Julia Pistor
Executive Producer    Bill O'Dowd

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...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Accountant Wins with $24.71 million, but 2016 Goes Further in Debt

October 18th, 2016

The Accountant

The weekend box office was not good. The Accountant did beat expectations with $24.71 million, but the other wide releases missed expectations. As a result, the box office fell 6% from last weekend to $97 million. The weekend box office should never be below $100 million, outside of a few dead zones during the year. We’ve been below that mark too frequently this year. Worse still, this is 18% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 still has a substantial lead over 2015 at $8.78 billion to $8.43 billion. However, we are nearing the $325 million mark where we have reason to panic. Remember, The Force Awakens earned $650 million during 2015 and Rogue One is only expected to earn half that much this year. We need to maintain a lead that large, or else 2016 will likely lose in the year-over-year comparison in the end. More...

Weekend Estimates: The Accountant Pencils in $24.71 Million Weekend

October 16th, 2016

The Accountant

As expected, The Accountant will be the comfortable winner at the box office this weekend, with Warner Bros. projecting a $24.71 million debut for the thriller. That’s almost identical to the opening enjoyed by The Girl on the Train last weekend, and about average for Ben Affleck. His previous Fall outings all opened in somewhat the same vicinity: Gone Girl hit $37.5 million on opening weekend in 2014; Argo posted $19.5 million in 2012, ahead of a very fruitful box office run and eventual Best Picture award; The Town started out with $23.8 million in 2010. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Accountant's $1.35 million Adds Up

October 14th, 2016

Kevin Hart: What Now?

The Accountant got off to a healthy start with $1.35 million during Thursday night previews. This is more than both The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl managed. On the other hand, the film’s demographics are more male-dominated than those two films, and men are more likely to rush out to see a movie as early as possible. Its reviews have climbed up to 50% positive, so that won’t hurt its legs. We predicted $19 million and I’m fairly confident in that number. In fact, that might be on the low end of expectations going forward. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Accountant be Counted On?

October 13th, 2016

The Accountant

Three wide releases are coming out this week, which is one more than expected. The Accountant is clearly the biggest of the three, but its reviews are falling into the danger zone. Kevin Hart: What Now? is hoping to be the biggest stand-up comedy movie since Eddie Murphy’s Raw. Finally there’s Max Steel, which I didn’t think was going to open truly wide. Then again, its theater count is 2,034, so it is opening barely wide. This weekend last year, Goosebumps led the way with $23.62 million. I really thought The Accountant would top that, but I no longer think that will be likely. Worse still, there were five films that earned more than $10 million last year, but there will only be three of them this week. 2016’s slump will continue. More...

2016 Preview: October

October 1st, 2016

The Girl on the Train

September is over and we should all be glad about that. Unless the final weekend brings a surprise $100 million hit or two, 2016’s lead over 2015 will shrink over the month. There were some bright spots, most notably Sully, which will be the biggest hit of the month. On the other hand, we had more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Sadly, October isn’t much better. There are a couple of films that could be $100 million hits, but most of the films will struggle to become midlevel hits. Both Inferno and The Girl on the Train are aiming for $100 million. One of them might get there too. If both get there, then October will be seen as a success. By comparison, last October was led by The Martian; however, because of a misalignment in the calendar, The Martian’s opening weekend actually lines up with the final weekend in September. It had great legs, so that will help 2015 early in the month, but the rest of the month was terrible last year and I think 2016 will come out ahead as a result. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/14 11 $2,182,216   2,034 $1,073   $2,182,216 3
2016/10/21 17 $680,104 -69% 2,034 $334   $3,431,161 10
2016/10/28 34 $121,998 -82% 281 $434   $3,771,397 17

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/14 11 $637,795   2,034 $314   $637,795 1
2016/10/15 11 $924,803 +45% 2,034 $455   $1,562,598 2
2016/10/16 11 $619,618 -33% 2,034 $305   $2,182,216 3
2016/10/17 11 $148,708 -76% 2,034 $73   $2,330,924 4
2016/10/18 13 $184,398 +24% 2,034 $91   $2,515,322 5
2016/10/19 12 $125,391 -32% 2,034 $62   $2,640,713 6
2016/10/20 11 $110,344 -12% 2,034 $54   $2,751,057 7
2016/10/21 - $164,658 +49% 2,034 $81   $2,915,715 8
2016/10/22 - $299,678 +82% 2,034 $147   $3,215,393 9
2016/10/23 - $215,768 -28% 2,034 $106   $3,431,161 10
2016/10/24 - $56,099 -74% 2,034 $28   $3,487,260 11
2016/10/25 - $62,270 +11% 2,034 $31   $3,549,530 12
2016/10/26 - $50,439 -19% 2,034 $25   $3,599,969 13
2016/10/27 - $49,430 -2% 2,034 $24   $3,649,399 14
2016/10/28 - $25,898 -48% 281 $92   $3,675,297 15
2016/10/29 - $56,199 +117% 281 $200   $3,731,496 16
2016/10/30 - $39,901 -29% 281 $142   $3,771,397 17
2016/10/31 - $14,364 -64% 281 $51   $3,785,761 18
2016/11/01 - $13,359 -7% 281 $48   $3,799,120 19
2016/11/02 - $12,691 -5% 281 $45   $3,811,811 20
2016/11/03 - $6,853 -46% 281 $24   $3,818,664 21

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/10/14 11 $2,751,057   2,034 $1,353   $2,751,057 7
2016/10/21 17 $898,342 -67% 2,034 $442   $3,649,399 14
2016/10/28 32 $169,265 -81% 281 $602   $3,818,664 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
China 11/1/2016 $0 0 0 0 $210,000 11/7/2016
Russia (CIS) 10/28/2016 $273,599 615 615 1079 $383,391 11/9/2016
Slovenia 11/11/2016 $1,007 10 10 12 $2,091 12/6/2016
International Total$595,482 12/6/2016

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