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    Sequels Dominate as Denzel's 'Equalizer 2' Edges Out 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel at Top of Box Office



    A different kind of record was set this weekend in that it was the first weekend ever where eight of the top ten films at the weekend box office were sequels. Of those eight, two of the weekend's new follow-up films are locked in a tight race at the top with Sony's The Equalizer 2 pulling off a surprise upset, edging out Universal's Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which looked as if it might top $40 million at one point over the weekend, but settled down well below that mark. Overall, the weekend showed a slight improvement over last weekend while falling ~7% behind the same weekend last year.

    At the top of the box office, Sony's release of The Equalizer 2, starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua, delivered an estimated $35.8 million, topping the $34.1 million opening for the first film. The film's second place performance comes as a result of holding on just a bit better than the Mamma Mia! sequel on Saturday, though once weekend actuals are in it could turn into a slightly tighter race than the $1.44 million that currently separate the two. That said, we aren't expecting the top two positions to change.

    Equalizer 2 received an "A" CinemaScore (better than the "A-" for the original) and played to an audience that was 58% male, a bit higher than the 52/48 split for the original. Looking ahead, the film will likely suffer a bit of a steep drop next weekend as Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Fallout, taking a lot of Equalizer's audience. Overall, it seems likely the sequel will fall short of the first film's $101.5 million haul.

    Internationally, Equalizer 2 debuted in 11 markets and brought in an estimated $3.3 million, which Sony reports is 30% higher than the original for the same group of markets at current exchange rates. Leading the way was Australia with an estimated $2.2 million, which is 31% ahead of The Equalizer. Over the coming weeks, the film will debut in Spain on August 10 followed by openings in France (Aug 15), Brazil (Aug 16), Germany (Aug 16), Mexico (Aug 17), UK (Aug 17), Russia (Sep 6), Italy (Sep 13), South Korea (Sep 13) and Japan (Oct 5).

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    Universal's Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again brought in an estimated $34.38 million for a second place finish. While this is a bit below earlier weekend estimates, this is still a very strong debut for the sequel, outperforming the first film by nearly $7 million. In 2008, Mamma Mia! finished its run with $144.1 million and while it wouldn't be fair to expect the sequel to deliver a similar 5x+ multiplier, this is still the fourth largest opening ever for a musical and ranks similarly to 2007's Enchanted, which finished its domestic run with $127.8 million. Here We Go Again's "A-" CinemaScore is promising as is the fact the film plays to a targeted female demographic (83% of the opening weekend audience was female) with little direct competition throughout the rest of the summer season.

    Internationally, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again opened in 41 markets and outperformed the original in 34 of those markets. Top markets include a $13.1 million opening in the U.K. and Ireland along with Australia ($5m), Germany ($4.5m) Sweden ($2.6m), Norway ($2m) and Spain ($2m). Overall, the film opened with $42.4 million internationally for a $76.78 million global debut. Next week, the film opens in France, Switzerland, Croatia and Poland.

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    Sony's Hotel Transylvania 3 dipped 47% in its second weekend, delivering an estimated $23.3 million for a domestic cume that now stands at $91 million. The film also added $37.7 million internationally, pushing its overseas cume to $115.6 million for a global tally totaling $206.7 million. While the sequel is pacing similarly to the last film domestically it is ~36% ahead of Hotel Transylvania 2 at the same point in the release internationally, and is still looking forward to a July 25 release in France along with releases in the UK (July 27), South Korea (Aug 8) and Italy (Aug 22).

    Disney and Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp dropped 45% in its third weekend in release as its domestic cume now stands just shy of $165 million. It also pulled in an estimated $21.6 million internationally for an overseas cume that is now just shy of $189 million and a global cume reaching $353.5 million. So far the film is open in just 56% of the international marketplace with openings in Germany, Austria and Hungary next weekend and openings in the UK (8/2), Italy (8/14) and Japan (8/31) next month.

    Rounding out the top five is Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2 with an estimated $11.5 million and a domestic cume that now totals $557.3 million. This marks the second time ever that the top five films were all sequels. The first time was just two weeks ago. The sequel also added $36.5 million internationally for a global cume that now totals $940.4 million. Incredibles 2 opened in South Korea this weekend with the largest Disney Animation and Pixar opening of all-time at $10.4 million and the second largest Disney Animation and Pixar opening ever in Hong Kong at $3.3 million. The film is now open in roughly 75% of the international marketplace with its next key market debut set for August 1 in Japan.

    In ninth place is where we find BH Tilt's Unfriended: Dark Web, which fell a bit below Mojo's weekend forecast, delivering an estimated $3.49 million for the weekend from 1,546 theaters. Like the first film, the film carries a reported $1 million budget, but the first film had a much different journey at the box office, debuting in 2,739 locations with $15.8 million, finishing its domestic run with $32.4 million. Dark Web's opening is just behind the $3.5 million debut for Tilt's The Green Inferno, which went on to finish with just over $7 million, which is right around where we'd expect this one to finish.

    In limited release, Lionsgate and Summit's Blindspotting debuted in just 14 theaters this weekend with an estimated $332,500 ($23,750 PTA). The film will expand nationwide next weekend.

    Further down the list was yet another strong debut for a 2018 documentary in Bleecker's McQueen, which opened in four theaters with an estimated $96,928 and a chart-topping $24,232 per theater average. Following that, Magnolia's release of Amazon Studios's Generation Wealth opened in four theaters with an estimated $33,602 ($8,401 PTA); Blue Fox's Running for Grace debuted in three theaters with an estimated $27,042 ($9,014 PTA); and IFC's Far from the Tree opened in one theater with an estimated $20,034.

    Overall, 2018 is still pacing 8.4% ahead of last year and 8.1% ahead of 2016's record performance, reaching $7 billion in domestic ticket sales faster than ever before.

    Next weekend sees the release of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which has already received excellent reviews and hopes to top Mission: Impossible II's franchise high, $57.8 million opening weekend in over 4,000 theaters. Additionally, Warner Bros. will release the animated feature Teen Titans Go! To the Movies in 3,000+ locations.

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    Was Equalizer beating Mamma Mia really an upset? Always thought Mamma Mia was bigger over here anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Postman Dave View Post
    Was Equalizer beating Mamma Mia really an upset? Always thought Mamma Mia was bigger over here anyway.

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    Total Lifetime Grosses
    Domestic: $144,130,063 23.6%
    + Foreign: $465,711,574 76.4%
    = Worldwide: $609,841,637
    Those were the totals for the first one.

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    So yeah, much bigger abroad I know it outdid The Dark Knight all those years ago over here and the this sequel has had a ton of marketing around it.

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    'Crazy Rich Asians' Tops Labor Day Weekend, 'Fallout' is Big in China & 'Incredibles 2' Tops $600 Million



    It was a big weekend for milestones as Crazy Rich Asians continued its stellar run, finishing atop the weekend box office for the third weekend in a row and topping $110 million domestically. Meanwhile, Sony's Searching delivered a strong performance in expanded release while Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Fallout made a big splash in China and Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2 became only the ninth film ever to top $600 million at the domestic box office.

    At the top of the domestic weekend box office, WB's Crazy Rich Asians delivered a three-day gross totaling an estimated $22.2 million, which marks just a 10% drop compared to last weekend as the film's domestic gross now totals over $110 million. The film is expected to generate around $28 million for the four-day holiday for a domestic gross topping $116 million.

    The film's overseas cume is now just shy of $20 million after bringing in an estimated $10.4 million from 24 markets, including a $5.4 million opening in Australia this weekend making for the largest opening for a rom-com in the market ever. Australia already serves as the film's largest international market followed by Singapore ($3.4m), Philippines ($2.8m), Malaysia ($1.4m) and Taiwan ($1.1m). The next key market to open will be the UK on September 14.

    WB also took second place for the third weekend in a row as The Meg ate up an estimated $10.5 million, pushing the film's domestic gross over $120 million. Current expectation is for a four-day weekend topping $13 million.

    Internationally, The Meg brought in another $17.7 million from 65 markets for an international cume now totaling $342 million and a worldwide gross nearing $463 million. The film's top market continues to be China where the film's cume has now topped $150 million while the last market to open will be Japan, which opens this coming Friday.

    Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Fallout dipped just 13.4% as it enters its sixth weekend in release pulling in an estimated $7 million. The film is expected to deliver $9 million for the four-day weekend, pushing its domestic gross over $206 million.

    Internationally is where the big story is when it comes to Fallout as the film added another $89.1 million overseas this weekend, thanks in large part to an estimated $77.3 million opening in China. The performance is 84% ahead of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation's Friday-Sunday debut* before it went on to bring in over $135 million in the market. At this point, Fallout has brought in nearly $443 million internationally for a global tally reaching $647 million. The film is now just $12 million behind Rogue Nation globally, which currently stands as the highest grossing worldwide release in the franchise.

    GET MORE: Compare all six films in the Mission: Impossible franchise right here!

    Finishing in fourth is MGM's Operation Finale, which delivered an estimated $6 million over the three-day weekend after it began playing in theaters on Wednesday. The film is expected to deliver a $7.7 million four-day for a six-day total right around $9.5 million. Opening weekend audience was 51% male and 65% of the audience was aged 35 or older. Overall, 69% of the audience was Caucasian.

    Rounding out the top five is Sony's Searching, which expanded into 1,207 locations (+1,198) this weekend after a strong limited debut last week. The film generated an estimated $5.7 million over the three-day and a $4,672 per theater average. The film is expected to push to $7 million for the four-day holiday weekend and a domestic cume topping $7.5 million by Monday. The film's audience was split 50/50 male-to-female and overall 61% of the film's audience was aged 25 years or older.

    Just outside the top ten is Disney and Pixar's Incredibles 2, which bulked up its theater count this weekend to 2,890 locations (+1,830) and saw a +92.5% increase for a $3.16 million three-day, pushing the film's domestic gross to $601 million, becoming only the ninth film ever to top $600 million at the domestic box office.

    In fact, when it comes to milestones, on top of Crazy Rich Asians topping $100 million, Mission: Impossible - Fallout topping $200 million, Incredibles 2 topping $600 million, Sony's The Equalizer 2 topped $100 million thanks to a $1.46 million weekend.

    Meanwhile, it isn't until the 12th slot on the weekend chart that we find Lionsgate's Kin, which debuted in 2,141 theaters this weekend and brought in an estimated $3 million over the three-day and should top $3.6 million for the four-day holiday. The film played to an audience that was 56% male and of the overall audience 65% were 25 years of age or older.

    Internationally, Kin opened in 23 markets with an estimated $1.8 million, the bulk of which comes from France where it opened with $1.4 million. The film will open in Brazil and Russia next weekend followed by openings in Germany (Sep 13), Belgium (Sep 19), Netherlands (Sep 20), Mexico (Oct 26) and Spain (Nov 23).

    Leading the weekend's limited releases, Lionsgate's release of Panetlion's Ya Veremos brought in a solid $1.8 million over the three-day wekend from just 369 locations ($4,878 per theater average) and is expected to near $2.3 million for the four-day holiday. The film received an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which broke down 59% female and 67% of the overall audience was 25 years of age or older.

    Also in limited release, Focus Features released The Little Stranger into 474 locations where it brought in an estimated $417,000 for a soft $880 per theater average. IFC's Pick of the Litter brought in an estimated $19,078 from two theaters; Kino Lorber had a pair of limited releases in Let the Corpses Tan, which brought in an estimated $12,138 from three theaters ($4,046 PTA); Super LTD's documentary Active Measures debuted in two theaters after its stellar run on iTunes with an estimated $8,143; and Kino Lorber's A Paris Education opened with $3,358 from one theater.

    Next weekend sees the return of the Conjuring franchise to theaters as The Nun debuts in over 3,700 theaters. Additionally, STX will release Peppermint starring Jennifer Garner into over 2,850 locations and Freestyle will debut God Bless the Broken Road into over 1,200 theaters.

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    'The Predator' is #1 With Soft $24M, While 'Meg', 'Hotel Transylvania 3' & 'M:I 6' Hit Milestones



    20th Century Fox's release of The Predator may have topped the weekend box office, but whether it was the controversy swirling around the film, dwindling franchise interest or a combination of both, the film delivered the lowest opening weekend gross for a live-action film debuting in over 4,000 theaters. Meanwhile, Lionsgate's A Simple Favor delivered solid numbers in a third place finish, Studio 8's White Boy Rick debuted with moderate results and Pure Flix's Unbroken: Path to Redemption debuted on the lower end of expectations.

    With an estimated $24 million, 20th Century Fox's The Predator took the weekend's #1 spot, but the film has little to celebrate. Debuting in 4,037 theaters, the film's opening is the worst for a live-action film opening in over 4,000 locations, unseating The Mummy, which previously held the distinction after its $31.6 million opening in 4,035 theaters last summer. The opening currently falls short of even 2010's Predators which opened with $24.76 million in just 2,669 locations. That film went on to gross just over $52 million.

    The Predator received a disappointing "C+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Weekend crowds were 62% male with 66% of the audience coming in 25 years of age or older. These are the exact same demos Alien: Covenant saw last year, and should The Predator deliver a similar 2.05x multiplier we're looking at a domestic run just shy of $50 million.

    Internationally, The Predator debuted in 72 markets with an estimated $30.7 million. Leading the way was Russia with an estimated $4.7 million followed by the UK ($3.1m), Thailand ($1.1m) and Hong Kong ($948k). Next weekend, the film opens in 11 additional markets including Argentina (Sep 20) and Mexico (Sep 21) followed by October releases in Belgium, France and Italy.

    GET MORE: Compare all six Predator films side-by-side!

    In the runner-up position, Warner Bros. release of New Line's The Nun has delivered yet another franchise record. After its franchise-best debut last weekend, the film dipped a franchise worst, 66% this weekend, delivering an estimated $18.2 million for a domestic gross that now tops $85 million, soon to become the fourth film in the franchise to top $100 million domestically.

    Internationally, The Nun added another $33.1 million, pushing its running international cume to $143.6 million, taking the global tally to $228.7 million. Mexico remains the film's top international market with $17 million and it will get a nice boost next weekend with releases in France, South Korea, Russia, Italy and Japan.

    Lionsgate's release of A Simple Favor landed in third position with an estimated $16 million. The R-rated thriller from Paul Feig stars Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick and both audiences and critics seemed to like what they saw. The film scored a 68 with critics on Metacritic and earned a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Carrying a reported $20 million budget the question now is whether it will barely top $30 million domestically or if it has a chance at reaching $40 million.

    Internationally, A Simple Favor brought in an estimated $3.5 million from 28 markets including $1.5 million in Australia, where the film has now brought in $2 million after bringing in $437k from previews last weekend. The film will debut in the UK, Russia and Finland next weekend followed by openings in France (Sep 26), Belgium (Sep 26), Brazil (Sep 27), The Netherlands (Sep 27), Mexico (Sep 28), Spain (Sep 28), Sweden (Sep 28), Norway (Oct 19) and Germany (Nov 8).

    Sony's release of Studio 8's White Boy Rick landed in fourth place with an estimated $8.8 million debut from 2,504 theaters. The drug-fueled drama brought in a so-so "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences while the studio has yet to provide weekend audience demographics.

    Rounding out the top five is WB's Crazy Rich Asians, which is now just shy of $150 million domestically after taking in an estimate $8.7 million as it kicks off its fifth week in release. Internationally, the romantic comedy added another $7.3 million for an overseas cume now totaling $37.9 million for a global tally over $187 million. The film will debut in Mexico next weekend followed by Japan on September 28.

    Outside the top five is where we find Pure Flix's Unbroken: Path to Redemption, which fell to the lower end of industry expectations and couldn't even muster half of Mojo's pre-weekend $5 million forecast. The film debuted in 1,620 locations and brought in an estimated $2.35 million for a disappointing $1,451 per theater average.

    Elsewhere in the top ten, however, a few milestones were reached beginning with WB's The Meg, which added $3.8 million this weekend for a domestic total reaching $137 million. The film also added over $6 million internationally this weekend, bringing its international running cume to $368.2 million for a global tally topping $505 million.

    Additionally, Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Fallout rounded out the weekend top ten with an estimated $2.3 million, pushing the film's domestic cume over $216 million. The result makes Fallout the highest grossing release in the Mission franchise, topping Mission: Impossible II's $215.4 million domestic run back in 2000. The film also added $15.9 million internationally this weekend as its global cume continues to rise, now topping $760 million.

    Also, joining The Meg in the $500 million club is Sony's Hotel Transylvania 3, which brought in over $4 million globally this weekend for a worldwide cume that now totals $503 million.

    In limited release, Vertical's Where Hands Touch opened with an estimated $70,000 in 103 locations ($680 PTA); Roadside debuted Lizzie in four locations for an estimated $49,895 ($12,473 PTA); Hannover's The Riot Act brought in an estimated $28,275 from nine locations ($3,142 PTA); A24's The Children Act opened with an estimated $20,362 in three theaters ($6,787 PTA); Vitagraph's Museo debuted with an estimated $17,500 from one theater; Screen Media's Bel Canto delivered $14,036 in two locations; National Geographic's Science Fair opened with $12,250 in one theater; Cinema Guild's Hale County This Morning, This EVening opened in two locations with an estimated $9,914; and Sony Classics's American Chaos could muster only $7,963 from 26 locations for a per theater average of just $306.

    Next weekend Universal will release the family targeted feature The House with a Clock in its Walls in 3,300+ locations; Amazon Studios will debut Life Itself into 2,500 locations; and Briarcliff will release the Michael Moore documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 into ~1,500 theaters.

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    Elsewhere in the top ten, however, a few milestones were reached beginning with WB's The Meg, which added $3.8 million this weekend for a domestic total reaching $137 million. The film also added over $6 million internationally this weekend, bringing its international running cume to $368.2 million for a global tally topping $505 million.
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    'House With a Clock In Its Walls' Debuts with $26.8M While Fellow New Releases Stumble



    Despite the over performance of Universal's new release The House with a Clock in Its Walls and the strong hold from Lionsgate's A Simple Favor, this weekend is still one of the worst of the year. Things weren't helped by the soft openings from Fahrenheit 11/9, Life Itself and Assassination Nation as the three other new wide releases struggled to find an audience. Additionally, for the second weekend in a row, the previous weekend's #1 film dipped mightily in its sophomore session.

    At the top of the weekend box office is Universal and Amblin Entertainment's The House with a Clock in Its Walls with an estimated $26.85 million. Heading into the weekend the expectation was for a debut in the low twenties as it wasn't quite clear whether this one could match the performance of the previous Jack Black kid-targeted family horror Goosebumps, but in fact it managed to outperform the 2015 release, which debuted with $23.6 million before going on to gross just over $80 million domestically. Goosebumps did receive slightly better reviews and the "B+" CinemaScore for Clock is a bit below the "A" for Goosebumps so there's no telling if these variations will have any kind of major effect, but given the release timing of Clock it is positioned well to play throughout the Halloween holiday.

    Of the film,'s 3,592 theaters, House with a Clock in Its Walls opened on 400 IMAX screens in North America, generating an estimated $2.5 million of the film's opening weekend gross. Included with those showings was an exclusive IMAX 3D version of Michael Jackson's Thriller. How much of a draw the music video may have been isn't clear, but it's an interesting side note to a solid debut for the $42 million production.

    Internationally, Clock debuted in just 14 markets, bringing in an estimated $9 million led by its opening in the UK with $4.4 million. Next weekend the film will open in France, Russia and Thailand.

    Landing in second is the strong hold from Lionsgate's A Simple Favor. The thriller from Paul Feig and starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick dipped just 35% in its second weekend, pulling in an estimated $10.4 million for the three-day, pushing the film's domestic cume to $32.56 million. Internationally, the film added $5.2 million from 36 markets for an overseas total that now stands at $10 million. The film's international reach expands much further next weekend with openings in France, Belgium, Brazil, Netherlands, Mexico, Spain and Sweden.

    Warner Bros. and New Line's The Nun dropped 44% this weekend, finishing with an estimated $10.2 million for the weekend as the film's cume now tops $100 million domestically. The Nun is the fourth film in the Conjuring franchise to reach the century mark and it will soon become the second highest grossing film in the franchise, behind The Conjuring, which grossed $137.4 million domestically back in 2013.

    Internationally, The Nun released in its final 18 markets and for the third weekend in a row is the #1 film overseas bringing in an estimated $35.4 million from 80 total markets, pushing the film's global tally to $292.6 million. The film's release in Mexico continues to be the top grossing market with just over $20 million while openings this weekend included South Korea ($4.6m), France ($4.4m), Russia ($4.3m) and Italy ($2.9m).

    Fox's The Predator took a steep dive from its chart-topping position last weekend, dropping 65% this weekend for an estimated $8.7 million three-day. The film's domestic cume is now over $40 million, but it is falling fast.

    Internationally, The Predator brought in an estimated $15.3 million from 82 markets for an international cume reaching $54.5 million. This weekend's new openings included Mexico ($3.2m) and Colombia ($609k) with Russia remaining the film's top market with an estimated $6.5 million. Upcoming major market releases include Belgium (Oct 3), France (Oct 17) and Italy (Oct 11).

    Rounding out the top five is Warner Bros.'s Crazy Rich Asians, which dropped only 25% as it enters its sixth week in release, delivering an estimated $6.5 million. The film's domestic cume is now just shy of $160 million, currently ranking as the seventh largest romantic comedy of all-time and soon to pass The Proposal ($163.95m).

    Internationally, Crazy Rich Asians brought in an estimated $5.1 million from 35 markets for an overseas total that now stands at $47 million. The film's worldwide gross is now $206.4 million.

    In search of the weekend's three other new wide releases we first come to Fahrenheit 11/9 in eighth with in an estimated $3.1 million from 1,719 locations. The film's debut ranks as the 15th largest ever for a documentary, but the $1,804 per theater average is a bit disconcerting. Opening day audiences, however, did give the film an "A" CinemaScore.

    Just outside the top ten we come to Amazon Studios's Life Itself, which, according to estimates, delivered the second worst opening weekend of all-time for a film debuting in over 2,500 locations. With an estimated $2.1 million from 2,609 theaters the reported $10 million acquisition could only manage $807 per location. After debuting at the Toronto Film Festival in September the film received largely negative reviews, which seem to have clearly had an impact on its release this weekend. Life Itself received a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

    Faring even worse is Neon's Assassination Nation, which only averaged $733 per location as it opened in 1,403 theaters with an estimated $1 million. The studio's response to the opening, while disappointed in the turnout, remains supportive: "Sam Levinson has created a bold, visionary and ultimately cathartic response to the dumpster fire that is 2018. We're admittedly disappointed more people didn't come out this weekend, but those that did were loud and overwhelmingly positive. It's going to take more time for Assassination Nation to find its audience, but even Heathers wasn't made in a weekend (total box office $1,108,462)."

    In limited release Bleecker's Colette delivered an estimated $156,788 from four locations for a strong $39,197 per theater average while Annapurna's The Sisters Brothers also delivered solid results from four theaters, debuting with an estimated $122,028 ($30,507 PTA). Additionally, IFC's Tea with the Dames brought in $15,031 from one theater and Parade Deck's Half Brothers opened with $1,100 from three theaters ($367 PTA).

    Overall, the weekend's top twelve generated $82.5 million making it the third worst weekend of the year from that perspective. We'll have to wait and see how things stack up once actuals roll in to see how the overall weekend compared.

    Next weekend Warner Bros. will debut their newest animated title Smallfoot into 4,000 locations while Lionsgate gets a head start on Halloween with Hell Fest in 2,200 theaters; Universal brings the Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish comedy Night School to 2,800 locations; and Pinnacle Peak will debut the moderate release of Little Women into ~600 theaters.

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    'Night School' & 'Smallfoot' Top Weekend, Capping Off a Strong September at the Box Office



    Universal topped the weekend box office for the second weekend in a row, this time with the comedy Night School starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. At the same time Warner Bros.'s animated feature Smallfoot finished in the runner-up position while the studio's horror hit The Nun became the highest grossing international and worldwide release in the Conjuring universe. All-in-all the weekend top twelve fell a bit shy of Mojo's pre-weekend expectations but this weekend did provide more than enough in terms of box office receipts to help deliver the second largest September on record behind last year's record breaking grosses.

    Universal's PG-13 comedy Night School from producer Will Packer topped the weekend chart with an estimated $28 million. While short of BoxOfficeMojo's pre-weekend forecast, this is a solid start for the $29 million production, which received an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, a grade contrary to the mixed reviews from critics. Additionally, the film played to an audience that was split 50-50 male-to-female and of the overall audience, 59% was aged 25 or older.

    How the film plays from here, however, will be interesting. Looking at past releases starring Hart, the opening is ahead of 2014's About Last Night ($25.6m opening) and just behind Think Like a Man Too ($29.2m opening). About Last Night, however, could only manage a 1.9x multiplier and Think Like a Man Too just 2.23x, which would suggest a run anywhere from $53-62 million if Night School follows suit.

    Internationally, Night School brought in an estimated $5.5 million from 19 markets including a $2 million debut in the UK and a $1.2 million opening in Australia. The film will open in Spain in mid-October followed by openings in Italy (Nov 8), Mexico (Nov 9), Germany (Nov 15), Russia (Nov 29), France (Dec 5) and Brazil (Dec 20).

    In second is Warner Bros.'s animated title Smallfoot with a performance pretty much spot on expectations, pulling in an estimated $23 million for the three-day. Heading into the weekend the studio was anticipating a performance right around $20-25 million with the obvious comp being WB's 2016 animated feature Storks, which opened with $21.3 million in late September before finishing with $72.6 million domestically. Smallfoot received a "A-" CinemaScore and played to an audience that was 55% female with 52% of the overall audience coming in aged 25 years or older.

    Internationally, Smallfoot opened in 49 markets this weekend with an estimated $14 million, pushing the film's overseas cume to $15.6 million after opening in just a couple markets last weekend. Leading the way was Mexico with an estimated $3.6 million followed by Australia with $1.4 million and Brazil with $1.3 million. The film opens in Italy next weekend followed by openings in Spain (Oct 11), Germany (Oct 11), UK (Oct 12), Japan (Oct 12), France (Oct 17), China (Oct 19) and Russia (Oct 25).

    Universal also landed in third with last weekend's number one pic The House With a Clock in Its Walls, which dipped 53% for an estimated $12.5 million sophomore frame, putting the film's domestic gross just shy of $45 million after ten days.

    Lionsgate's A Simple Favor continues its rock solid performance, dipping just 36% in its third weekend for an estimated $6.6 million. The film's domestic cume now stands at $43 million after 17 days in release, which puts it just a couple million shy of where star Blake Lively's The Shallows was at the same point before finishing with over $55 million domestically.

    Rounding out the top five is WB's The Nun with an estimated $5.4 million as it enters its fourth weekend in release. The film's domestic box office now stands at $109 million, but the story doesn't end there. The Nun brought in another $16.2 million overseas, pushing the film's international cume to $221 million for a global tally topping $330 million. The result makes The Nun the highest grossing film in the Conjuring universe internationally and globally.

    Just outside the top five is Lionsgate's release of CBS Films's horror-thriller Hell Fest, which debuted with an estimated $5.075 million. The performance is on the higher end of expectations for the $5.5 million production. The film received a "C" CinemaScore from opening day audiences of which were 53% female and 49% of the overall audience was aged 25 years or older.

    WB's Crazy Rich Asians added an estimated $4.15 million to its domestic total, which now stands at $165.7 million. This pushes the film past The Proposal making it the sixth highest grossing romantic comedy of all-time.

    Outside the top ten we find Pinnacle Peak's Little Women debuting with an estimated $747,000 from 643 locations.

    Leading the charge in limited release, National Geographic's Free Solo delivered an estimated $300,804 from four locations for a chart-topping $75,201 per theater average. The performance delivers the highest opening per theater average of 2018 and the best ever opening per theater average for a documentary, besting 2006's Inconvenient Truth ($70,333 PTA). Next weekend the film will add 27 screens in markets such as DC, Boston, Dallas, San Diego, Minneapolis and Phoenix, while expanding over into over 100 theaters in week three.

    Fox Searchlight's The Old Man & the Gun starring Robert Redford, in what the actor says will be his final screen performance, brought in an estimated $150,000 from five theaters ($30,000 PTA). The film will add eight more markets next weekend (Austin TX., Dallas, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Chicago) as well as expand further in New York and Los Angeles, anticipating a theater count around 35-40 locations.

    Additional limited releases include Neon's Monsters and Men finished with an estimated $130,979 from 18 locations ($7,277 PTA); Abramorama's documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. delivered an estimated $51,373 from two theaters; The Orchard's All About Nina brought in $30,614 from four locations ($7,654 PTA); IFC's Black '47 debuted with $9,006 from one theater; and El Tigre's 306 Hollywood opened with an estimated $8,150 at the Quad Cinema in New York.

    Next weekend could be a big one with the release of Venom in over 4,000 locations as it looks to kick off October with what could be a record breaking opening for the month. Additionally, Warner Bros. will be looking for a great start for A Star is Born, which has already energized the festival circuit and will debut in over 3,500 theaters as it kicks off what it hopes will be a long awards season run. Also, in limited release, Fox will debut The Hate U Give in 34 locations and Universal will be releasing Loving Pablo into 10 theaters.

    You can check out all of this weekend's estimated results right here and we'll be updating our charts with weekend actuals on Monday afternoon.

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    'Halloween' Repeats at #1, Helping October 2018 Reach Record Heights



    The weekend played out mostly as expected with a repeat of last weekend's top four films, led by Universal's Halloween, which has now delivered over $126 million in just ten days in release. Lionsgate's release of Summit's Hunter Killer led the week's new wide releases with a top five finish while A24's expansion of Jonah Hill's Mid90s secured a top ten finish. The biggest news, however, might be the overall month of October, which is now the highest grossing October of all-time with grosses topping $785 million with three days in the month left to go.

    Repeating atop the weekend box office is Universal's release of Blumhouse and Miramax's Halloween. The horror hit dipped 58% in its second weekend, delivering an estimated $32 million as its domestic cume now climbs over $126 million after just ten days in release, all on a reported $10 million production budget.

    Halloween is also the #1 film internationally, delivering an estimated $25.6 million from 62 markets for an international total that now stands at $45.6 million and a global cume topping $172 million. The film added 39 markets this weekend including a #1 finish in Germany with an estimated $3.2 million along with openings in France ($2.3m), Australia ($2m), Spain ($1.36m), Brazil ($1.4m) and Italy ($1.27m). The film will open in Thailand and Korea next weekend while it won't be debuting in Japan until April 12, 2019.

    Warner Bros.'s A Star is Born continues its strong run both at home and abroad, dropping just -26% domestically this weekend for a $14.1 million three-day and a domestic cume that has now climbed to nearly $149 million. Internationally, A Star is Born dipped just -23% this weekend, adding an additional $17.6 million from 75 markets in release for an international total that now stands at $104.6 million and a global tally topping $253 million.

    Sony's Venom landed in third with an estimated $10.8 million bringing its domestic cume to $187.3 million. The film's global tally has now topped $500 million after adding an additional $17.3 million overseas this weekend for a worldwide cume that now stands at a $508.4 million.

    Sony also lands in fourth position with Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween dropping just -23% as it enters its third week in release with an estimated $7.5 million. The film's domestic cume has now topped $38 million. The film also added $10.3 million to its international total this weekend, which now stands at $24.2 million for a global cume topping $62.5 million.

    Finishing in fifth position is Hunter Killer, from Lionsgate's Summit Premiere label, which fell short of expectations, delivering an estimated $6.65 million this weekend from 2,720 locations. The film received an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences while playing to a crowd that was 55% male and 93% were aged 25 years or older.

    Rounding out the top ten is A24's Mid90s, which brought in an estimated $3 million after expanding into 1,206 theaters (+1,202) following a successful limited bow last weekend.

    Finishing outside the top ten, Universal's Johnny English Strikes Again brought in an estimated $1.6 million from 544 theaters and a $2,989 per theater average. The film played to an audience that was 57% male while 59% of the overall audience was aged 25 and older. The third film in the Johnny English franchise, of course, is more of an international play as it added another $7.1 million internationally this weekend bringing its global cume to a hearty $109.3 million after debuting overseas back in mid-September. The film has already topped the lifetime gross of 2011's Johnny English Reborn in 36 markets and 2003's Johnny English in 46 markets with the UK leading the way with $18.2 million as it enters its fourth week in release in the market.

    Right behind Johnny was Pure Flix's Indivisible, which debuted with an estimated $1.57 million from 830 locations. Indivisible received an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences while playing to a crowd that was 55% female with 68% of the overall audience coming in aged 35 years or older.

    Elsewhere, Amazon Studios's Beautiful Boy expanded into 189 locations (+141) this weekend and brought in an estimated $592,897 for a domestic cume that now stands at $1.4 million. The film will expand to 300-400 theaters next weekend. Right behind it, Fox Searchlight's Can You Ever Forgive Me? expanded into 25 locations (+20) with an estimated $380k ($15,200 PTA).

    In limited release, Amazon's release of Suspiria debuted in two theaters in New York and Los Angeles with an estimated $179,806, delivering a chart-topping $89,903 per theater average. The film will expand into ~250 theaters next weekend.

    Additional limited releases include Neon's Border, which brought in an estimated $71,565 ($10,224 PTA); Well Go's Burning brought in an estimated $28,650 from two theaters; Zipporah Films's Monrovia, Indiana debuted in one theater with $6,100; and Abramorama's Weed the People also opened in one theater, bringing in an estimated $4,279.

    A few additional international notes include Fox releasing The Predator in China this weekend where it finished #1 with an estimated $20 million, helping push the film's overseas cume over $98 million for a global cume just shy of $150 million.

    Fox also made headlines with the early launch of Bohemian Rhapsody in the UK where it delivered an estimated $12.2 million, outperforming the openings of A Star is Born by +127% as well as The Greatest Showman (+95%), La La Land (+46%) and Les Miserables (+15%). Fox will release the film domestically next weekend in approximately 3,800 locations along with an additional 64 international markets including Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Mexico, Russia, South Korea and Spain.

    Additional domestic releases next weekend include Paramount's release of Tyler Perry's Nobody's Fool starring Tiffany Haddish into 2,400 theaters and Disney will release their first film since the early August release of Christopher Robin in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which will debut in over 3,800 theaters.
    Still amazed by Halloween only have a 10 million dollar budget, bringing in that type of money. Very cool.

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    Yup seeing Halloween being a financial success is great to see. I'm happy for Venom being in the top three still, after it's 4th week now.

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    Yeah mostly everyone said Venom would bomb, cool to see it succeed.

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    Yeah mostly everyone said Venom would bomb, cool to see it succeed.
    It'd be cooler if it wasn't such a shit movie.

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    'The Grinch' is Smiling with $66 Million Opening; 'Venom' Debuts with $111M in China



    The 2018 box office continues to usher in hits as Universal and Illumination's Dr. Seuss' The Grinch debuted with a chart-topping $66 million this weekend. However, it wasn't all roses for the weekend's new wide releases as neither Overlord nor The Girl in the Spider's Web managed to catch on with audiences. Yet, holdovers such as Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born continued their strong performances while Sony's Venom delivered a massive $111 million debut in China.

    With an estimated $66 million, Universal and Illumination's Dr. Seuss' The Grinch topped the weekend box office. The performance currently ranks as the third largest opening weekend for an animated title in November behind The Incredibles ($70.4m) and Frozen ($67.39m). The film should play well over the coming weeks and throughout the holidays as it is the only predominantly Christmas-themed wide release on the docket. While reviews for the film trended more mixed-to-negative, audiences gave the film an "A-" CinemaScore to go along with what currently stands at a 71% audience score on RottenTomatoes. The Grinch played to a crowd that was 53% female.

    Internationally, The Grinch opened in 23 locations with an estimated $12.7 million for a $78.7 million global debut. Leading the way was a $6.5 million debut in the UK and Ireland followed by Brazil ($1.3m), Norway ($747k) and Sweden ($668k). The film has yet to open in 48 territories including key marketplaces such as France (Nov 28), Australia (Nov 29), Italy (Nov 29), Germany (Nov 29), Spain (Nov 30), Mexico (Dec 7), Japan (Dec 14), China (Dec 14), Korea (Dec 20) and Russia (Dec 22).

    Fox's Bohemian Rhapsody performed just ahead of Mojo's pre-weekend expectations, which means the film's estimated $30.85 million sophomore session pushed it over $100 million domestically after ten days in release. The film performed equally strong overseas, bringing in an estimated $63 million, for an international total over $185 million and a global cume that now tops $285 million. The film's top market remains the UK where it dipped just 16% in its third weekend of release for a cume that now tops $38 million. Upcoming markets include releases in India (Nov 16), Italy (Nov 28) and South Africa (Nov 30).

    In third place is Paramount's release of Overlord, an R-rated, supernatural horror film from producer J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot banner. The film delivered an estimated $10.1 million for the weekend. While the performance is within the range of Mojo's pre-weekend expectation, it's a bit shy of the low teens debut the studio was anticipating. The film received a "B" CinemaScore and played to an audience that was 69% male.

    Internationally, Overlord debuted in 52 markets, grossing an estimated $9.2 million for a global cume coming up shy of $20 million. Given this represents 84% of the international footprint this is a bit light for the $28 million production, which will be looking to a November 21 debut in France and December 6 opening in Australia to help bolster the global performance.

    Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms played as expected in its sophomore frame, delivering an estimated $9.56 million, pushing the film's domestic cume over $35 million. Internationally the film added another $13.5 million from 45 markets for a global cume that currently stands at $96.7 million.

    Rounding out the top five is Sony's The Girl in the Spider's Web, which delivered a disappointing $8 million. While this is on par with studio expectations heading into the weekend it isn't an encouraging performance for anyone hoping the studio might return to the second and third books in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, and bring those back to life following the original Swedish adaptations. The film received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences while playing to a crowd that was 52% female with 74% of the overall audience coming in aged 25 years or older.

    Internationally, The Girl in the Spider's Web began its wider roll-out this weekend, expanding to 49 markets where it brought in an estimated $6.2 million for a current international cume that stands at a weak $8.3 million. Among the weekend's new openings, Russia led the way with an estimated $1.3 million followed by Mexico ($710k), Australia ($605k), Spain ($535k) and Brazil ($415k). To put those performances into perspective, 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo debuted with $3.7 million in Russia, $1.2 million in Mexico, $2.4 million in Australia and $1.1 million in Spain. Upcoming key market releases for Girl in the Spider's Web include France (Nov 14), UK (Nov 21), Germany (Nov 22) and South Korea (Nov 28).

    Just outside the top five, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born were once again able to peacefully coexist with the latter dropping just 27% for an estimated $8 million this weekend, pushing the film's domestic cume over $178 million. The performance bumps the film up a couple spots on the list of films that never finished #1 at the weekend box office where it now ranks as the twelfth largest and it's certainly not done yet.

    Additionally, Sony's Venom brought in an estimated $4.85 million this weekend for a domestic cume that now stands at $206.2 million. The story for this film, however, is its $111 million opening in China this weekend, the 2nd highest debut ever for a superhero film in the market and Sony's largest debut in China ever. The overall international performance added $118.2 million this weekend for a global cume that now stands at nearly $675 million.

    Outside the top ten, Amazon Studios's expanded the reach of Beautiful Boy into 776 theaters (+236) where it brought in an estimated $1.4 million for a domestic cume that now totals $5.18 million.

    Sony's The Front Runner debuted in four theaters on Tuesday of this past week and continued in those four locations this weekend, bringing in an estimated $56,000 for a cume of $76,000. The film is set to expand into ~48 locations next weekend followed by a continued expansion on November 21.

    In limited release, China Lion's Last Letter debuted in 18 locations with an estimated $70,000 ($3,889 PTA); The Orchard's El Angel brought in an estimated $25,473 from two theaters; and The Film Arcade's The Long Dumb Road opened with an estimated $5,000 in one theater.

    Next weekend will see Warner Bros. deliver Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald into over 4,000 theaters along with Paramount's Instant Family and Fox's Widows, both of which will be opening in over 3,000 locations. Additionally, CBS Films will release the Venice Film Festival standout At Eternity's Gate and Universal will begin the platform release of Green Book, which will open in 25 locations next weekend before going wide the following Wednesday.

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    'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Delivers $253 Million Global Debut



    While still a solid weekend, the performances fell below Mojo's pre-weekend expectations almost across the board. Warner Bros.'s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the latest entry in the Fantastic Beasts franchise still topped the weekend as expected, but even it fell a bit below the studio's expectations, though not by as much as both Paramount's Instant Family and Fox's Widows, neither of which managed to break out among opening weekend audiences, but will hope to take advantage of the holiday weekend to come.

    The overall weekend, however, was an improvement over last weekend and while it fell short of the same weekend last year, which saw the debut of Justice League, the month is now pacing slightly ahead of last year's grosses, which saw the November box office top $1 billion for only the third time ever.

    At #1, Warner Bros.'s release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald fell a bit short of the studio's anticipated $65 million debut with an estimated $62 million from 4,163 theaters and ~$13 million shy of the debut for the first film. It's clear that while banking on its connection to the Harry Potter franchise, the Fantastic Beasts features have yet to capture the same kind of fervor. That said, where the sequel's domestic performance ends up will be something to watch as the $200 million production certainly looks to take advantage of the holiday time frame, but has plenty of competition up ahead.

    Reviews for The Crimes of Grindelwald have been relatively weak — 40% on RottenTomatoes and 53 on Metacritic — and the film received a "B+" CinemaScore, which, in CinemaScore terms, is a notable decline compared to the "A" the first film received. The film played to a crowd that was 57% female with 69% of the overall audience coming in aged 25 years or older. While a couple percentage points higher, these numbers mesh almost exactly with the first film. That said, the audience score for Grindelwald on RottenTomatoes comes in at a decent 71% and should it follow in the footsteps of the first film, look for a domestic performance that just might reach $200 million.

    Internationally, the film brought in $191 million from 79 markets, including record openings in 18 of them, including Russia ($12.1m) and Brazil ($6.9m) along with performances ahead of the first film in 43 markets, including France ($11.7m), Germany ($12.8m), Russia, Brazil and Mexico ($6.2m). China led all markets with an estimated $37.5 million debut, which is a shade behind the $40.4 million opening for the first film. All told, we're looking at a $253 million global debut — 38th largest of all-time — with Japan as the lone key market yet to open, where the film will hit theaters this coming Friday, November 23.

    Universal and Illumination's The Grinch landed in second place, bringing in an estimated $38.2 million as it begins its second week in release. The film's domestic cume now totals over $126 million as it will face its first real test this coming Wednesday when Disney debuts Ralph Breaks the Internet. While Ralph is sure to deliver big numbers, The Grinch hopes to continue to leverage its holiday theme for many weeks to come. Internationally, The Grinch added $9.4 million from 23 markets for a running cume that now totals $25.2 million. The film didn't add in any new markets this weekend.

    Fox's Bohemian Rhapsody began its third week in release with a -49.7% slide, bringing in an estimated $15.7 million for a domestic cume that now totals $127.8 million. Internationally, the film added another $45.5 million this weekend for an overseas cume that now tops $256 million. The film releases in Italy on November 29 and South Africa on the 30th.

    In fourth we find the weekend's second new wide release in Paramount's Instant Family, which came in at the lower end of expectations with an estimated $14.7 million. The studio can be happy about the "A" CinemaScore the film received from opening day audiences, hoping it will translate into a strong hold next weekend and throughout the holiday season, though an opening of this size doesn't give it room to gain much ground. The film played to an audience that was 65% female and 61% of the audience was over 35 years old.

    Rounding out the top five is Fox's Widows, which fell below the mid-teen opening the studio was expecting, finishing with an estimated $12.3 million from 2,803 locations. The film came into the weekend as the best reviewed feature among new releases and after enjoying a strong run on the festival circuit, but audiences just didn't turn out.

    Internationally, after opening in the UK last weekend, Widows added another 18 markets this weekend where it grossed an estimated $2.8 million for an early international cume totaling $7.3 million. The top new market this weekend was Italy where it grossed an estimated $737,000 and it will look to add another 26 markets next week including Argentina, Australia, Netherlands and Russia.

    Elsewhere, Focus expanded the release of Boy Erased into 409 locations (+332) where it delivered an estimated $1.28 million ($3,130 PTA) with the studio planning on adding around another one hundred theaters for Thanksgiving weekend. Not fairing quite so well was Aviron's expansion of A Private War into 865 locations (+827), which struggled mightily, bringing in an estimated $725,000 for a meager, $838 per theater average.

    In limited release, CBS Films's At Eternity's Gate delivered an estimated $92,000 from four locations for a chart topping, $23,000 per theater average. The film will expand into select theaters in twelve additional cities beginning this coming Wednesday.

    Universal also began the platform release of Participant and DreamWorks's Green Book, which delivered an estimated $313,000 from 25 locations for a $12,520 per theater average. The film also received an "A+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which Universal will hope to take advantage of when they roll the film out nationwide this coming Wednesday into over 1,000 locations. Additionally, China Lion's A Cool Fish debuted in 15 theaters with an estimated $65,000 for a $4,333 per theater average.

    Next week features plenty of options over the long, Thanksgiving holiday. Beginning on Wednesday, Disney will be releasing Ralph Breaks the Internet into ~3,800 locations, MGM will debut the sequel Creed II and Lionsgate is taking a chance with the latest re-imagining of Robin Hood.

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    'Ralph' Delivers Second Largest Thanksgiving Opening Ever While 'Creed II' Punches Up $55M Debut



    It was a massive five days at the box office, the last three days of which resulted in the largest Thanksgiving three-day weekend ever with the top twelve films combining for over $206 million. Leading the way was Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet, which brought in the second largest Thanksgiving five-day gross of all-time followed by MGM's Creed II with the largest holiday opening ever for a live-action film. Despite the performances of these two films, it wasn't all success stories, however, as Summit's big budget attempt at Robin Hood collapsed both with critics and audiences.

    With a massive $84.5 million domestically in its first five days, Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet easily topped the weekend box office with what ranks as the second largest Thanksgiving five-day opening of all-time. This gives Walt Disney Animation Studios the top three Thanksgiving debuts ever while Disney overall holds eleven of the top thirteen Thanksgiving five-day debuts. By comparison, Ralph's debut is $2.5 million more than Moana's five-day opening back in 2016 before it went on to gross nearly $250 million domestically.

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    Ralph was a hit with critics heading into the weekend — 33 on Metacritic and 86% on RottenTomatoes — and audiences agreed, giving the film an "A-" CinemaScore. Similar to Wreck-It Ralph in 2012, the film played to a crowd of which 44% were 25 years of age or older, but one big difference is the sequel played to a crowd that was 51% female compared to the first film which skewed male at 55%.

    Internationally, Ralph delivered an estimated $41.5 million from 18 markets for a $125.9 million global debut. Leading the way is China with an estimated $19.5 million debut, which is just behind Incredibles 2's $20.9 million opening in the market, while +14% ahead of Coco and +45% ahead of Moana's debuts. Additional markets include a $6.3 million debut in Mexico and $5.7 million opening in Russia. The film will open in the UK next weekend followed by openings in Spain (Dec 5), Japan (Dec 21), Australia (Dec 26), Italy (Jan 1), South Korea (Jan 3), Brazil (Jan 3), Germany (Jan 24) and France (Feb 13).

    Overall, Disney reports with Ralph Breaks The Internet's $41.5 million debut it is currently tracking almost three times greater than the original Wreck-It Ralph compared to the same suite of territories at current exchange rates. The original film went on to gross $281.8 million internationally and over $471 million worldwide.

    Finishing in second is MGM's Creed II with a massive, $55.8 million five-day debut. The performance is not only the seventh largest Thanksgiving five-day opening of all-time, but the largest opening for a live-action film over the Thanksgiving weekend ever. The performance is also $16 million ahead of the original, which finished with $109.7 million domestic.

    Audiences gave Creed II an "A" CinemaScore, matching that of the original, which means word of mouth on the sequel is likely help this one as much as it did the first. The film also played to a more balanced audience than the original, playing to a crowd that was 57% male compared to 66% for the first film while 64% of the audience was aged 25 or older, with the single largest quad being 25-34 year olds at 30%.

    WB's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald landed in third for the five-day holiday, narrowly edging out Universal and Illumination's The Grinch. The Fantastic Beasts sequel delivered an estimated $42.9 million for a domestic cume that now stands at $117.1 million. With an additional $83.7 million internationally this weekend, the film was once again the #1 film globally for the second weekend in a row with a worldwide cume that now totals $439.7 million.

    As for The Grinch, it brought in an estimated $42 million over the five-day holiday frame for a domestic cume that now totals over $180 million as it will soon find its way into the yearly top ten. Internationally the film opened in 11 additional markets and brought in $7.6 million from 33 total markets for an international cume that now stands at $35.3 million. The film launches in 23 additional markets next weekend, key among them being France, Australia, Italy, Germany and Spain.

    Fox's Bohemian Rhapsody rounds out the top five with an estimated $19.37 million over the five-day holiday for a domestic cume that now totals over $152 million. The film also added an additional $38 million internationally this weekend, pushing its global tally to $472.1 million.

    It isn't until seventh position that we find Lionsgate's release of Summit's Robin Hood, a film that carries reported budget around $100 million, which means its meager, $14.2 million five-day opening makes it one of the biggest busts of 2018. Critics panned the film, which scored a 33 on Metacritic and a 11% on RottenTomatoes, and while the "B" CinemaScore isn't disastrous, the opening result shows there just wasn't much of an audience for this one in the first place.

    Internationally, the film didn't fair much better, bringing in an estimated $8.7 million from 33 markets. The UK led the way with an estimated $1.7 million while it brought in $1.2 million in the Middle East followed by Australia ($901k), Italy ($885k) and Malaysia ($530k). The film will open in France, Belgium, South Korea, Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Mexico, Norway and Sweden next weekend followed by a December 5 opening in Spain and a mid-January debut in Germany.

    In ninth position we find Universal's expansion of Green Book into 1,063 locations (+1,038) after its limited bow last weekend. The film brought in an estimated $7.4 million for the five-day. Carrying a reported budget of $23 million, it would appear the studio may have gone a bit too wide too soon with this one, which is a hit with critics at 82% on RottenTomatoes and audiences also love what they're seeing, giving the film an "A+" CinemaScore, but is there enough word of mouth to propel this one over the coming weeks?

    Rounding out the top ten is WB's A Star is Born, which now carries a domestic cume totaling $191 million. This makes the film the eighth largest domestic release that never hit #1 at the domestic weekend box office. The film also added another $3.5 million internationally this weekend as its global cume now stands at an impressive $353.4 million.

    Outside the top ten, Focus expanded their release of Boy Erased into 672 locations (+263) where it brought in an estimated $1.5 million over the five-day frame for a $4.5 million domestic cume after 24 days in release. And Sony's expansion of The Front Runner into 807 locations (+785), following its Election Day limited bow, struggled to drum up any business, delivering just $885k for a dismal, $1,097 per theater average.

    Elsewhere, Fox Searchlight debuted The Favourite in just four locations where the film brought in a hefty, $420,000 in its first three days for a massive, $105,000 per theater average, the best of 2018. The debut is enough to make it one of the top twenty-five opening averages ever. The film will play in 25-30 locations next weekend as it is set to debut in San Francisco, Dallas, Austin, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, and Phoenix.

    Also in limited release, Magnolia's Shoplifters brought in $88,000 from five theaters ($17,600 PTA); Greenwich's The World Before Your Feet debuted with an estimated $22,000 from two theaters; and Music Box's Becoming Astrid brought in $5,121 from three locations ($1,707 PTA).

    Next weekend sees one new wide release hitting theaters in the Screen Gems horror The Possession of Hannah Grace, debuting in ~1,900 locations. Warner Bros. will also release the drama Head Full of Honey into four theaters.

    Overall, 2018 is now pacing almost +11% ahead of last year's grosses with $10.68 billion and is also pacing +6.4% ahead of the record setting 2016.

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    'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Remains #1 with $26 Million Post-Thanksgiving Performance



    Outside of only a couple differences, this weekend's box office top ten almost mirrors last weekend's rankings exactly with Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet securing the #1 spot for a second weekend in a row. Among the differences, Universal's The Grinch switched places with Creed II as the animated feature took the runner-up position while topping $200 million domestically. In the bottom half of the top ten Sony's release of the Screen Gems horror film The Possession of Hannah Grace outperformed expectations and earned a seventh place finish.

    There was no change at the top of the box office, however, as Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet is once again the #1 film in North America, delivering an estimated three-day totaling $25.75 million. From a domestic perspective, the film's performance almost matches that of Moana's dollar-for-dollar after 12 days in release with a domestic total just shy of $120 million. Internationally, the film added $33.7 million this weekend for an international cume that now totals $87.7 million and a $207 million worldwide cume.

    Landing in second place is Universal and Illumination's The Grinch, which brought in an estimated $17.7 million for a domestic cume that now totals $203.5 million. For Illumination, this is now the studio's eighth film out of nine releases to top $200 million and with Christmas still 23 days away there is yet a lot of time for this one to rake in additional grosses.

    Internationally, The Grinch added 20 markets this weekend for 53 total marketplaces now in play. Within those markets, the film delivered an estimated $27.1 million including strong debuts in Germany ($3.7m), France ($3.7m), Australia ($2.9m), Italy ($2.1m) and Spain ($2m). The film's international cume now totals $64.8 million with a release in Mexico set for next weekend followed by Japan and China on December 14 and Korea and Russia on December 20.

    MGM's Creed II dropped -53% in its second weekend for an estimated $16.8 million and a twelve day gross that now totals over $81 million. The drop is just a couple percentage points below the first film (which is to be expected given the sheer size of the sequel's five-day debut last weekend), while the twelve day total remains ~$17 million ahead of where the first film was at the same point in release.

    Internationally, Creed II started playing in a couple of smaller markets last weekend, but this weekend expanded into 29 total markets and delivered an estimated $10 million for an international cume that stands at $11.4 million. The top market was the UK where it brought in an estimated $3.9 million, placing second beyond Ralph Breaks the Internet, which also opened this weekend and topped the market with an estimated $5.2 million. Creed II also opened in Australia where it debuted with $2.2 million for a #1 finish. The film won't really begin playing in most key markets until the new year, beginning with Mexico on January 1 followed by France (Jan 9), Russia (Jan 10), Japan (Jan 11), Germany (Jan 24), Italy (Jan 24), Brazil (Jan 24) and Spain (Jan 25).

    In fourth we find WB's Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which kicked off its third week in release with an estimated $11.2 million and a domestic cume that is now just shy of $135 million. While the film's domestic performance is a bit of a downer, it has now topped the global box office for three straight weekends as it added another $40.2 million internationally this weekend for an overseas running cume that is now $385.3 million for a global haul just shy of $520 million. Overall, the performance is going to be a far cry from the first film which delivered nearly $235 million domestically and $814 million worldwide, which will make WB's future moves concerning the franchise something to keep an eye.

    Rounding out the top five is Fox's Bohemian Rhapsody, which brought in an estimated $8.1 million as it kicks off its fifth week in release with a domestic total that is now just shy of $165 million. The film is rocking audiences internationally as well, adding an additional $37 million this weekend from 72 markets for an overseas total that now tops $375 million and a global cume just shy of $539 million. Leading the way this weekend was a $6 million, #1 debut in Italy while the UK still leads all overseas markets with a cume now just shy of $55 million.

    Outside the top five, in seventh position is Sony's release of Screen Gems's R-rated horror The Possession of Hannah Grace. Heading into the weekend expectations weren't that high, but the film managed a $6.5 million opening from 2,065 locations. The film received a "C-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, playing to a crowd that was 51% female and 50% of which were aged 25 years or older.

    Internationally, Hannah Grace kicked off its overseas rollout with $4.1 million in 17 markets. Leading the way was Mexico with $1 million followed by Spain with $675,000. Upcoming key market releases include France (Dec 5), Germany (Jan 31), Italy (Jan 31) and Russia (Feb 28).

    The best hold in the top ten goes to Universal's Green Book, which didn't have the breakout last weekend the studio might have hoped for, but with a -29% drop this weekend and a further expansion planned for next weekend it might still have some life. The film took advantage of its National Board of Review award win for Best Film this past week to bring in an estimated $3.9 million for the weekend as its domestic total has now topped $14 million.

    And topping the charts for a second weekend in a row based on per theater average is Fox Searchlight's release of The Favourite, which is now playing in 34 theaters (+30) and brought in an estimated $1.1 million for a $32,500 per theater average. The film's first weekend average compared very well to 2014's Birdman (also from Searchlight), which first began its limited release in October and ended up hauling in over $42 million despite playing in a max number of theaters totaling just 1,213. The film eventually went on to win four Oscars, including Best Picture. Look for Searchlight to follow a similar release strategy for The Favourite, which is expected to expand to 80-100 locations next weekend.

    In limited release, Orion's Anna and the Apocalypse delivered an estimated $50,163 from five locations for a decent $10,033 per theater average. The film is expected to expand next weekend into approximately 30 locations.

    Additionally, GKIDS released Mamoru Hosoda's MIRAI this weekend where it played in 780 theaters on Thursday evening and brought in over $210k. Following the preview event, the film played in a much smaller theater count over the weekend where it is expected to deliver around $62,000 from a varying count of locations. The film will continue to hold larger scale event screenings throughout the month and into January.

    Originally, next weekend wasn't going to include any new wide releases, but in fact Universal will be re-releasing Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List into over 1,000 locations to commemorate the film's 25th anniversary. Otherwise, Focus will introduce Mary Queen of Scots to limited audiences along with limited releases of Roadside's Ben is Back, and Neon will debut Vox Lux starring Natalie Portman.

    You can check out all of this weekend's estimated results right here and we'll be updating our charts with weekend actuals on Monday afternoon.

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