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A Bad Moms Christmas is #1 in Czech Republic and made $156,215 at the weekend (December 8, 2017) ... Daddy’s Home 2 is #1 in Mexico and made $1,577,865 at the weekend (December 8, 2017) ... Coco is #1 in Netherlands and made $380,787 at the weekend (December 8, 2017) ... Wonder is #1 in Australia and made $1,309,104 at the weekend (December 8, 2017) ... Wonder is #1 in New Zealand and made $174,582 at the weekend (December 8, 2017) ... Murder on the Orient Express is #1 in Italy and made $4,204,410 at the weekend (December 8, 2017) ... Coco weekend (December 8, 2017) final number is $18,452,315, for a total of $135,658,005 ... Thor: Ragnarok weekend (December 8, 2017) final number is $6,271,374, for a total of $301,136,438 ... Justice League weekend (December 8, 2017) final number is $9,664,297, for a total of $212,129,668 ... Wonder weekend (December 8, 2017) final number is $8,447,762, for a total of $100,300,868

Daily Domestic Chart for Monday December 11th, 2017

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 (1) Coco $1,109,991 -82% 3,748   $136,767,996 20
2 (2) Justice League $743,328 -73% 3,428   $212,872,996 25
3 (3) Wonder $722,093 -69% 3,519   $101,022,961 25
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Weekend Preview: Jedi Will be the Last Film to Earn Top Spot in 2017

December 12th, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

First a quick note, this is a weekend preview, not weekend predictions, because I’m looking more at the big picture and less at the actual weekend numbers. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens this weekend, although if you are part of our international readership, it might have already opened where you live. We will be going over its daily results as soon as they start coming in. In the meantime, I’m a little more bullish than I was last week, as the reviews finally started coming in. The film’s Tomatometer Score is an impressive 93% positive with an average score of 8.3 out of 10. This is actually on par with or better than some Awards Season players and it is stellar for a blockbuster. The film is widely expected to fit somewhere between The Force Awakens and Rogue One and with a lot of people saying this is the best Star Wars film since The Empire Strikes Back, the higher end appears to be more likely than the lower end. Previously, $200 million was the target for the film’s opening weekend, but now $210 million to $225 million is within reach. Furthermore, it is expected to top that during its opening weekend internationally leaving the film with a slim chance at $500 million worldwide. On the downside, the film likely cost that much to make and advertise, so it needs to be a $1 billion hit worldwide to break even in a timely fashion. Fortunately, no one really thinks that will be a problem. In fact, a lot of people are assuming the film will earn $1 billion internationally, while most won't be shocked if it reaches $2 billion worldwide. More...

Ready Player One Trailer

December 12th, 2017

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adventure, starring Tye Sheridan opens March 30 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Home Market Releases for December 12th, 2017

December 12th, 2017

Game of Thrones: Season Seven

Christmas is rapidly approaching, so most of the big releases have already hit the home market. The biggest box office release on this week’s list is Kingsman: The Golden Circle, but its reviews were only mixed. The biggest release overall is Game of Thrones: Season Seven, while the only other competition for Pick of the Week is Election: The Criterion Collection. I’m going to award the title to Game of Thrones, even though the screener didn’t arrive until Monday afternoon. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Coco Continues its Conquest with $18.45 million

December 12th, 2017


It was a good weekend at the box office, relatively speaking, as most films in the top five beat expectations. Granted, this was mostly by tiny amounts, but it added up. We still fell 20% compared to last week to $84 million. This is 1.2% higher than the same weekend last year and we were expecting a similarly close loss, so this is a surprise victory. The year-over-year numbers are almost identical to last week, with this year down by 4.1% or $420 million when compared to last year. Right now 2017 has pulled in $9.79 billion, while 2016 had a running tally of $10.21 billion. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2017

The Shape of Water

The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. Sort of. (WGA announced the nominations for TV, radio, etc., but not their theatrical nods.) It is still very early in the year, so it is hard to say if there are any real snubs, or if there are any real favorites. The Shape of Water led the way with seven nominations, while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were right behind with six a piece. More...

The Ballad of Lefty Brown Trailer

December 11th, 2017

Western starring Bill Pullman opens December 15 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Weekend Estimates: Disaster Artist Hits, Just Getting Started Misses

December 10th, 2017


Coco remains the number one movie at the box office this weekend by a considerable margin, mainly due to a lack of serious competition from new releases. Disney’s animated adventure will gross about $18.3 million this weekend, for a domestic total of $135.5 million. The film will also pile up another $55.3 million internationally, taking its worldwide cume to $389.5 million. It still has some big openings to come, including Brazil, Korea, the UK, and Japan in January, so it has some way to go, although its progress will be eclipsed by The Last Jedi for the next few weeks. More...

Friday Estimates: Coco Clings to the Top, Disaster Artist Achieves a Spot in the Top Five

December 9th, 2017


Coco surprised no one by earning first place on Friday. It earned $4.27 million, giving it a running tally of $121.48 million after 17 days of release and putting it on pace for $19 million over the weekend. Good news: This is a little better than expected. Bad news: Next weekend could be a mess, as the film will not only have to deal with monster competition, but direct competition as well. If it can avoid being demolished at the box office next weekend, then it will stick around in the top ten for the rest of the year. Even if if does get demolished, it still has a shot at $200 million domestically, but it will be close. More...

2017 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part II - TV-on-DVD Releases

December 9th, 2017

Game of Thrones: Season Seven

The first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide dealt with first run wide releases and one franchise box set. It wasn’t a particularly good year for high quality monster hits. Sadly, TV on DVD releases look even worse. That’s not to say there were no good TV shows that debuted last year; however, there haven’t been many TV shows that made their DVD / Blu-ray debuts recently. My favorite “new” TV show of the year was MST3K (Netflix says it’s a new show, but the creators say it is season 11 of the original MST3K, so I don’t know if I should really call it a new show), but there’s no DVD / Blu-ray release, at least not for people who didn’t back the Kickstarter. My favorite truly new show was GLOW, but again, there’s no DVD / Blu-ray release yet. Likewise, Stranger Things has no regular Blu-ray release. You know what, just assume anything from Netflix isn’t on this list, because there’s no DVD / Blu-ray, or the release is nearly featureless (as is the case with Jessica Jones). On a side note, my favorite new non-screening show was Speechless, which again has no DVD / Blu-ray release, so it’s not just Netflix that’s ignoring physical media. There are also not a lot of megasets to compensate, meaning this list might be a bit short compared to most years. I’ve even had to break my usual rule when it comes to megasets. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Tonya is Keeping its “I” on the Prize

December 8th, 2017

I, Tonya

We are deep into Awards Season, but that just means there is a lot of competition already in theaters and there’s not much new coming out this week. Only one film, I, Tonya, has any real hope at finding box office success. More...

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