Sunday, January 15, 2017
Weekend Box Office Report: Paramount Finally Rips Band-Aid, Others Hold Well
In an alternate universe, maybe Paramount's misguided mishap would've been the next Avatar...
Anyways, we all saw it coming. Monster Trucks' tires deflated. Opening at #7, behind several holdovers, the film took in $10 million for the three-day. It's also doing nothing in the few territories it's out in. With a 3x multiplier, the thing won't make more than $30 million, so yes. Big loss, but again, we knew it was going to happen. Paramount knew it back in August, the spillover from the previous guard is finally here and off their chests. Cult favorite in a few years? Or something that'll be locked in the bad box?
Paramount Animation will be fine. A few days ago, it seemed like a few heads were optimistic about their more animated future. By that, I mean we'll be seeing more caricature animation films from them, less live-action movies with hyper-real VFX elements.
Sing still crows, dropping a great 33% and reeling in $18 million for the weekend. At this point, somewhere between $250-270 million seems to be the sky. The picture's now at $397 million worldwide, still has to open in some key markets, as noted before. How long before Universal and Illumination officially ink Sing 2's 2019 release date?
Moana is now out of the Top 10, but it's still hanging ten. (My theater lost it this weekend.) It fell 38%, the gross to date is $231 million domestically. Worldwide, it's now at cruising its way towards $500 million, as it's now at $482 million. Finally past the 3x mark, Disney must be happy. Does it break out in Japan? Could it get to $600 million? We shall see...
Trolls is still around, dropping 12% and making 385k. $151 million domestically, $338 million worldwide. Still waiting on the verdict from DreamWorks themselves, whether this thing's a profit-maker or not.
Storks officially ended its run this past Thursday. $72 million here, $182 million worldwide. Non c'è male!
What are saying for The Lego Batman Movie's opening numbers?
UPDATE: MLK weekend totals...
Four-days are in...
Monster Trucks has made $15 million now, an $29 million worldwide.
Sing is now up to $238 million domestically, and $402 million worldwide.
Moana is still at $233 million, as it's pretty late into its run. $484 million worldwide.
Trolls stayed the same.