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Theater Counts: Wrinkle in Time to Open in Just Shy of 4,000 Theaters

March 8th, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time

It’s Disney vs. Disney in movie theaters this weekend, with A Wrinkle in Time becoming the first film to seriously challenge Black Panther at the box office since it came out four weeks ago. Wrinkle will play in 3,980 theaters this weekend, per the studio, while Panther declines to 3,942 locations. They are both leaving three other new wide releases far behind.

In fact, the other three films opening wide are all doing so in around 2,400 theaters. The Strangers: Prey at Night will launch in 2,464 theaters; Gringo plays in 2,404, and The Hurricane Heist gets 2,402. Also opening in limited release is Thoroughbreds. Focus will be hoping to fill 549 theaters this weekend, and expand on the back of good word of mouth.

Tomb Raider is the movie to watch out for next weekend, and Warner Bros. expects it to play in 3,600 theaters, as of now. Love, Simon is expected in 2,400 movie houses for Fox, and Focus will have another semi-wide release in the form of 7 Days in Entebbe, which will debut in about 800 locations.

Theater Counts for Weekend of March 9-11

A Wrinkle in TimeWalt Disney3,980new
Black PantherWalt Disney3,9424,084-142
Peter RabbitSony Pictures3,1123,607-495
Red Sparrow20th Century Fox3,0643,056+8
Game NightWarner Bros.3,0613,502-441
Death WishMGM2,8822,847+35
The Strangers: Prey at NightAviron2,464new
GringoSTX Entertainment2,404new
The Hurricane HeistEntertainment Studios Motion Pictures2,402new
Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleSony Pictures2,1572,313-156
AnnihilationParamount Pictures1,7092,112-403
The Shape of WaterFox Searchlight1,552832+720
Fifty Shades FreedUniversal1,3572,614-1,257
The Greatest Showman20th Century Fox9521,407-455
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriFox Searchlight552770-218
ThoroughbredsFocus Features549new
The 15:17 to ParisWarner Bros.4201,803-1,383
Paddington 2Warner Bros.281293-12
The Post20th Century Fox278671-393
Star Wars: The Last JediWalt Disney246221+25
Darkest HourFocus Features243913-670
Maze Runner: The Death Cure20th Century Fox214543-329
CocoWalt Disney194235-41
Early ManLionsgate186897-711
Phantom ThreadFocus Features183715-532
Lady BirdA24156710-554
12 StrongWarner Bros.111257-146
Den of ThievesSTX Entertainment104269-165
SamsonPure Flix93434-341
The PartyRoadside Attractions9192-1
HostilesEntertainment Studios Motion Pictures90251-161
The CommuterLionsgate71112-41
Thor: RagnarokWalt Disney70110-40
Forever My GirlRoadside Attractions64145-81
Justice LeagueWarner Bros.62101-39
La Boda de ValentinaLionsgate4595-50
The CuredIFC Films295+24
Detective Chinatown 2Warner Bros.2065-45
The Florida ProjectA241210+2
The Death of StalinIFC Films4new
Note: New theater counts are added and updated as studios report on Thursday and Friday

Estimates for Weekend of March 16

Tomb RaiderWarner Bros.3,600
The Hurricane HeistEntertainment Studios Motion Pictures2,400
Love, Simon20th Century Fox2,400
7 Days in EntebbeFocus Features800
FurloughIFC Films2

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