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Elmarie Wendel passed away on July 21, 2018 ... Jonathan Gold passed away on July 21, 2018 ... Skyscraper weekend (July 20, 2018) estimate is $10,960,000 ... Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom weekend (July 20, 2018) estimate is $11,005,000 ... Sorry to Bother You daily (July 21, 2018) estimate is $1,124,000 ... Ant-Man and the Wasp weekend (July 20, 2018) estimate is $16,126,000 ... Incredibles 2 weekend (July 20, 2018) estimate is $11,520,000 ... Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation weekend (July 20, 2018) estimate is $23,150,000 ... Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! weekend (July 20, 2018) estimate is $34,380,000 ... The Equalizer 2 weekend (July 20, 2018) estimate is $35,825,000

Weekend Domestic Chart for July 20th, 2018

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossWeek
1 new The Equalizer 2 $35,825,000   3,388   $35,825,000 1
2 new Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! $34,380,000   3,317   $34,380,000 1
3 (1) Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $23,150,000 -49% 4,267   $91,089,268 2

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Weekend Estimates: Equalizer more than Equals Mamma Mia

July 22nd, 2018

The Equalizer 2

In a shocking turn of events, The Equalizer 2 overtook Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! over the weekend with $35.83 million. This is better than predicted and is better than the original managed. Its reviews are not great, but it earned an A from CinemaScore and it is aimed at a more mature target audience, so it should have better than average legs. We will have a better picture this time next week. Internationally, the film managed $3.3 million on 704 screens in 11 markets, including $2.2 million in Australia. The film first didn’t do great internationally, so while this is a 30% improvement, it is still nothing special. More...

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer

July 22nd, 2018

Fantasy adventure starring Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, and Jude Law opens November 16 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Friday Estimates: Mamma Mia is Here to Stay

July 21st, 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! had a stellar opening earning $14.28 million on Friday, which is enough to put it on pace for nearly $40 million opening. That’s on the very high end of expectations and more than enough to be considered a hit. With strong reviews and an A minus from CinemaScore, the film should have good legs. It won’t have as good legs as the original did, but $100 million is an easy goal after this opening. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Some Promising Limited Releases are Ready to Bloom

July 20th, 2018

Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms

It is not a busy week for limited releases, but the majority of the ones on the main list are worth checking out. I think Blindspotting has the best shot at box office success, but personally I’m most interested in seeing Maquia: When The Promised Flower Blooms. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Equalizer nearly Equals Mamma Mia

July 20th, 2018

The Equalizer 2

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! pulled in $3.4 million during its previews on Thursday, which is a figure that is nearly impossible to judge. There simply are not enough live-action musicals released to compare to. The vast majority if those that do come out come out at Christmas time, so it is a poor comparison. Rock of Ages is the closest both in terms of style (Both films are Jukebox Musicals.) and release dates, but that film came out before midnight shows became standard. I’ve seen some compare it to Pitch Perfect 2, but that was a sequel and that messes with the comparisons. That said, $3.4 million is still a good amount. The reviews suggest good legs and a $35 million opening is likely, which is a little better than predicted, by a little bit. More...

White Boy Rick Trailer

July 20th, 2018

Real-life drama starring Richie Merritt and Matthew McConaughey opens September 14 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Mamma Mia have an Encore on Top?

July 19th, 2018

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

At the beginning of the month, I didn’t have relatively high hopes for this weekend; I thought it could put up a fight in the year-over-year comparison, but would ultimately lose. That has changed and not for the better. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! is still widely expected to earn first place over the weekend, but it might not do well enough to finish with $100 million domestically. The Equalizer 2 won’t match its predecessor, not with the amount of action films struggling in theaters. Finally, Unfriended: Dark Web is opening in barely more than 1,500 theaters and it is going nowhere. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation should have a good hold, but I’m not sure about any of the rest. This weekend last year, Dunkirk opened with just over $50 million and five other films earned $10 million or more over the weekend. There’s no way 2018 will match that. I don’t even think it will be close. More...

The Predator Trailer

July 19th, 2018

Sci-fi action movie opens September 14 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Theater Averages: Eighth Grade earns an A plus

July 18th, 2018

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade had the best theater average of the year with $65,949 , topping the previous champ, Isle of Dogs, by nearly 10%. On the other hand, Isle of Dogs opened in 27 theaters vs. 4 for Eighth Grade. Second place went to Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot with an average of $20,835 in four theaters. The only other member of the $10,000 club was the overall box office leader, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which pulled in an average of $10,629. More...

International Box Office: Dying Slumps, Still Survives in Top Spot

July 18th, 2018

Dying to Survive

Dying to Survive remained in first place, both in its native China and on the international chart. It earned $69.29 million over the weekend for a total of $367.40 million after two full weeks of release. More...

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