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Theater Counts: Great Wall, Fist Fight Barely Challenge Lego Batman

February 17th, 2017

The Great Wall

The Lego Batman Movie will remain the dominant force in theaters this weekend, according to studio theater counts announced on Thursday. The Great Wall will debut in 3,326 locations, and Fist Fight opens in 3,185. Both are solid numbers, but nowhere near the 4,088 theaters occupied by last week’s winner at the box office. Fifty Shades Darker also remains a big player, with a 3,715 theater count this weekend.

A Cure for Wellness, which has had a creative marketing campaign, but isn’t expected to hit huge numbers, will open in 2,704 theaters.

As this is the last weekend before the Oscars, quite a few nominated films are adding venues. Among them are Best Picture nominees Lion, Manchester by the Sea, Fences, Moonlight, and Arrival, all of which will be playing a most markets, but only in a handful of theaters in each.

Looking ahead to next weekend, Get Out is set for the widest release, by the looks of things, although we’re still waiting for official confirmation on a theater count for Collide.

Theater Counts for Weekend of February 17-20

MovieDistributorTheatersPrevious
Theaters
Change
The Lego Batman MovieWarner Bros.4,0884,0880
Fifty Shades DarkerUniversal3,7153,710+5
The Great WallUniversal3,326new
Fist FightWarner Bros.3,185new
John Wick: Chapter TwoLionsgate3,1133,1130
A Cure for Wellness20th Century Fox2,704new
SplitUniversal2,4422,957-515
A Dog's PurposeUniversal2,3913,021-630
Hidden Figures20th Century Fox2,2172,667-450
La La LandLionsgate1,5872,065-478
RingsParamount Pictures1,5602,931-1,371
LionWeinstein Co.1,5421,337+205
PassengersSony Pictures658215+443
Manchester by the SeaRoadside Attractions568454+114
FencesParamount Pictures560454+106
SingUniversal5551,468-913
Resident Evil: The Final ChapterSony Pictures5081,213-705
MoonlightA24455351+104
xXx: Return of Xander CageParamount Pictures4351,178-743
Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryWalt Disney435929-494
MoanaWalt Disney424461-37
Everybody Loves SomebodyLionsgate333new
ArrivalParamount Pictures329271+58
The Space Between UsSTX Entertainment3172,758-2,441
Patriots DayLionsgate257346-89
The FounderWeinstein Co.253454-201
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemWarner Bros.235277-42
Monster TrucksParamount Pictures230842-612
Jolly LLB 2FIP166149+17
SleeplessOpen Road152385-233
Doctor StrangeWalt Disney136171-35
JackieFox Searchlight130149-19
Why Him?20th Century Fox123147-24
20th Century WomenA24115127-12
GoldWeinstein Co.107215-108
Hacksaw RidgeLionsgate87127-40
SilenceParamount Pictures7255+17
A United KingdomFox Searchlight454+41
Un Padre No Tan PadreLionsgate36117-81
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike BackSony Pictures1467-53
Live by NightWarner Bros.512-7
Note: New theater counts are added as studios report throughout the day on Thursday



Estimates for Weekend of February 24

MovieDistributorEstimated
Theaters
Get OutUniversal2,700
Rock DogLionsgate2,050

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