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Theater Counts: Ice Age in 3,992 theaters; Star Trek should win weekend from 3,928

July 21st, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Ice Age: Collision Course will be the widest opener this weekend, according to studio reports. The animated adventure sequel will play in 3,992 venues, just ahead of a 3,928-theater debut for Star Trek Beyond. We also have the first official word on the opening theater count for Jason Bourne next weekend.

In spite of Ice Age’s theater count advantage, it is expected to come a distant second at the box office this weekend. That expectation is perhaps one reason why the theater count for Star Trek Beyond jumped from an expected 3,500 as of last week, to over 3,900, while Ice Age only slightly moved the dial from 3,800 to close to 4,000.

Looking ahead to next week, Jason Bourne is expected to debut in over 3,900 theaters next weekend, per Universal. Assuming some growth in that figure over the next week, it could well come out in over 4,000 venues—an impressive start for a live-action film.

Theater Counts for Weekend of July 22

MovieDistributorTheatersPrevious
Theaters
Change
The Secret Life of PetsUniversal4,0484,381-333
Ice Age: Collision Course20th Century Fox3,992new
GhostbustersSony Pictures3,9633,9630
Star Trek BeyondParamount Pictures3,928new
The Legend of TarzanWarner Bros.2,8443,551-707
Lights OutWarner Bros.2,818new
Finding DoryWalt Disney2,5763,536-960
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates20th Century Fox2,1373,008-871
The Purge: Election YearUniversal1,7012,671-970
Central IntelligenceWarner Bros.1,6022,381-779
Independence Day: Resurgence20th Century Fox7302,290-1,560
The BFGWalt Disney6862,182-1,496
The ShallowsSony Pictures5131,695-1,182
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie20th Century Fox313new
Now You See Me 2Lionsgate257523-266
Me Before YouWarner Bros.254238+16
The Conjuring 2Warner Bros.235566-331
The Jungle BookWalt Disney233276-43
Hunt for the WilderpeopleThe Orchard200156+44
Free State of JonesSTX Entertainment127506-379
Captain America: Civil WarWalt Disney116184-68
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the ShadowsParamount Pictures114185-71
WarcraftUniversal104149-45
Our Kind of TraitorRoadside Attractions88262-174
Love & FriendshipRoadside Attractions88140-52
ZootopiaWalt Disney84131-47
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble The Orchard8183-2
Alice Through the Looking GlassWalt Disney78107-29
The Nice GuysWarner Bros.76144-68
Café SocietyLionsgate505+45
Wiener-DogIFC Films3274-42
GeniusRoadside Attractions3051-21
Life, AnimatedThe Orchard2620+6
WeinerIFC Films1226-14
The Man Who Knew InfinityIFC Films1226-14
Hello, My Name is DorisRoadside Attractions67-1
Note: New theater counts are added as studios report throughout the day on Thursday



Estimates for Weekend of July 29

MovieDistributorEstimated
Theaters
Jason BourneUniversal3,900
Bad MomsSTX Entertainment3,000
Nerve (opens Weds.)Lionsgate2,600
The LandIFC Films2

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