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'Power Rangers' Pulls in $3.6 Million from Thursday Previews, 'Life' Starts with $800k
FRIDAY AM UPDATE: Lionsgate's Power Rangers led Thursday night previews last night, bringing in $3.6 million from 2,700 theaters with screenings beginning at 7PM. Based on the comparisons used in our weekend preview below, this is more than triple the $1.1 million The Maze Runner brought in on Thursday night before opening with $32.5 million, more than the $2.5 million G.I. Joe: Retaliation brought in from midnight screenings and more than the $2 million Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of...
'Beauty and the Beast' Delivers a Record-Setting $170 Million Opening
Disney's live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast has delivered a film the size of a summer blockbuster in the month of March, debuting with not only a record-setting March opening weekend, but the seventh largest domestic opening of all-time as Disney now owns six of the top seven opening weekends of all-time. Thanks in large part to Beauty and the Beast's opening, but also to the continued strong performances from Logan, Get Out and a decent hold from Kong: Skull Island, this weekend's ...
'Beauty and the Beast' Hopes to Tell a Tale of a March Opening Weekend Record
SATURDAY AM UPDATE: With an estimated $63.78 million, Disney's Beauty and the Beast topped the Friday box office, on its way to a three-day currently expected to finish anywhere from $155-162 million according to industry sources. There remains a chance it could reach Batman v Superman's $166 million, March opening record, but it's too early to tell if that will be the case. By comparison, Batman v Superman brought in $81.5 million on Friday.
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'Kong: Skull Island' Roars to $61M Opening While 'Logan' and 'Get Out' Stay Strong
Warner Bros and Legendary's Kong: Skull Island delivered a strong opening weekend performance, topping the weekend box office and becoming the third film in as many weeks to outperform expectations. The other two films, Logan and Get Out, continued their successful runs as they finished in second and third position respectfully, with Logan just $6.3 million shy of topping The LEGO Batman Movie as the highest grossing domestic release of 2017 in just ten days. Overall, the top twelve grossed...
'Kong' Challenges Wolverine for Weekend Box Office Supremacy
SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Kong: Skull Island delivered an estimated $20.25 million on Friday, which compares favorably to San Andreas, which brought in $18.1 million on Friday before opening with $54.5 million. Current industry estimates have Kong settling around $52-55 million for the weekend, but don't be surprised if it jumps a little higher. The film scored a "B+" CinemaScore, which is just a notch behind San Andreas' "A-".
We'll be back tomorrow with a complete look a...
'Logan' Finishes Jackman's Wolverine and Kick-Starts March
'Logan' Poised for Best Finish Over the Weekend
WEEKEND PREVIEW:The final, R-rated, impale-happy, Hugh Jackman-cussing Wolverine film, Logan hits 4,071 theaters this weekend and Fox's guidance is $60 million. The studio is pulling its punches (or adamantium claws) though as that means they think it's heading for $14.7K per screen average. In a weekend where its competition is the well-reviewed holdover Get Out, the Groundhog Day YA film, Before I Fall, and Lionsgate/Summit's faith-based film, The Shack, Logan's prospects seem better tha...
Get Out Earns $30.5 Million on Oscar Weekend
'LEGO Batman' Tops Presidents' Day Weekend, 'Great Wall' Leads Newcomers
The LEGO Batman Movie topped the weekend box office for a second week in a row, holding off a trio of newcomers led by Universal's The Great Wall. Fellow new releases, Fist Fight and particularly Fox's A Cure for Wellness, fizzled in their respective debuts as the start of 2017's Presidents' Day weekend saw the top twelve come in 47% behind last year. While that was mostly to be expected, it's a rather significant dip as 2017 is currently pacing 10.4% behind 2016's yearly grosses.
'LEGO Batman' to Lead Presidents' Day Weekend Over 'Fist Fight', 'Great Wall' & 'Cure for Wellness'