|May 19, 2006||The Da Vinci Code||$125,000,000||$77,073,388||$217,536,138||$767,820,459|
|May 15, 2009||Angels & Demons||$150,000,000||$46,204,168||$133,375,846||$490,875,846|
|Oct 28, 2016||Inferno||$75,000,000||$14,860,425||$34,355,263||$219,572,877||Play|
Box Office History for Da Vinci Code Movies
|Nov 14, 2006||The Da Vinci Code||$100,215,702||$100,215,702|
|Nov 24, 2009||Angels & Demons||$36,716,028||$13,514,297||$50,230,325|
|Jan 24, 2017||Inferno||$4,866,416||$4,292,678||$9,159,094|
January 23rd, 2017
It’s not a particularly good week for top-notch releases. There are only three contenders for Pick of the Week, one of which doesn’t come out till next week. I was able to review Pinocchio a week early. The others are a classic from the 1970s, The Man Who Fell To Earth on Blu-ray Combo Pack, and an import from South Korea, The Handmaiden on DVD. Even though The Handmaiden is only coming out on DVD, it is still the best and is this week’s Pick of the Week.
November 9th, 2016
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.
November 1st, 2016
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.
October 28th, 2016
Inferno got off to a slow start with midnight previews earning just $800,000. That’s well below the other thrillers that have opened this month. In fact, it is on par with Deepwater Horizon’s previews at the end of September. That film earned just over $20 million, which isn’t a bad opening, but it isn’t a great opening for a film that cost $75 million to make. Things get worse for Inferno, as it has terrible reviews and it is part of a franchise, so its legs will likely be shorter. At the moment, it is on pace for a sub-$20 million debut; however, that might change when we see Friday’s estimates. Maybe it will bounce back, or maybe things will get worse.
October 27th, 2016
There’s only one wide release this week, Inferno, and it should have no trouble earning first place. On the other hand, it won’t come close to matching the other two films in the Da Vinci Code franchise. Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween earned first place last week, but Madea movies tend to have short legs, so it could see a large drop-off this weekend. Or perhaps Halloween will help it thrive. This weekend last year, Halloween landed on a Saturday. It comes as no surprise that this was a disaster for the box office. The “best” new release, Burnt opened outside of the top five with just $5 million. The two and a half wide releases earned a combined $10 million last year. This year, there’s a small chance Inferno will earn $10 million during its opening day. There’s almost no chance 2016 won’t crush 2015 in the year-over-year comparison.
October 27th, 2016
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back opened in first place internationally with $31.5 million in 31 markets. Its biggest market was China, where it earned $5.56 million, including previews. The film’s second biggest market was in the U.K. where it earned $3.28 million in 519 theaters. This is lower than it opened here, given the relative size of the two markets, and much lower than the $5.75 million the first film opened with. Granted, that film opened in the U.K. right around Christmas, but overall Never Go Back is underperforming. This is really bad news for Paramount Pictures, as they’ve had a bad year with a number of high-profile, high-cost movies failing to break even and really can’t afford another misstep.
October 1st, 2016
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.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Tom Hanks||3||Robert Langdon||$1,478,269,182||$9,954,916,445||14.8%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Brian Grazer||3||Producer (3)||$1,478,269,182||$6,176,253,472||23.9%|
Executive Producer (3)
Story Creator (3)
|William M. Connor||3||
Assistant Director (3)
Associate Producer (1)
Sound Designer (2)
Supervising Sound Editor (1)
|David Koepp||2||Screenwriter (2)||$710,448,723||$6,176,520,931||11.5%|
|Akiva Goldsman||2||Screenwriter (2)||$1,258,696,305||$6,913,518,144||18.2%|
|John Calley||2||Producer (2)||$1,258,696,305||$1,374,874,000||91.5%|
|Salvatore Totino||2||Cinematographer (2)||$1,258,696,305||$1,952,538,386||64.5%|
|Dan Hanley||2||Editor (2)||$1,258,696,305||$2,685,410,380||46.9%|
|Allan Cameron||2||Production Designer (2)||$1,258,696,305||$3,747,209,798||33.6%|
|Mike Hill||2||Editor (2)||$1,258,696,305||$2,721,851,783||46.2%|
Associate Producer (1)
Executive Producer (1)
Executive Producer (2)
Second Unit Director (2)
|Hans Zimmer||2||Composer (2)||$1,258,696,305||$29,303,916,451||4.3%|
|Daniel Orlandi||2||Costume Designer (2)||$1,258,696,305||$4,079,011,710||30.9%|
|Angus Bickerton||2||Visual Effects Supervisor (2)||$1,258,696,305||$2,087,559,585||60.3%|
|Kathleen McGill||2||Associate Producer (2)||$1,258,696,305||$3,234,496,876||38.9%|
|Louisa Velis||2||Associate Producer (2)||$1,258,696,305||$2,267,910,933||55.5%|
Art Director (1)
Supervising Art Director (1)
|Greg P. Russell||2||
Sound Mixer (1)
Supervising Sound Mixer (1)
|Chic Ciccolini||2||Supervising Sound Editor (2)||$1,258,696,305||$2,084,218,610||60.4%|
|Jane Jenkins||2||Casting Director (2)||$1,258,696,305||$14,044,216,978||9.0%|
|Janet Hirshenson||2||Casting Director (2)||$1,258,696,305||$13,999,102,773||9.0%|