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Operation Mekong is #1 in China and made $22,050,000 at the weekend (October 14, 2016) ... The Girl on the Train is #1 in Australia and made $1,990,547 at the weekend (October 14, 2016) ... Inferno is #1 in Russia (CIS) and made $4,848,051 at the weekend (October 14, 2016) ... Inferno is #1 in Portugal and made $481,840 at the weekend (October 14, 2016) ... Inferno is #1 in Slovakia and made $166,295 at the weekend (October 14, 2016) ... Gautas iškvietimas 3 is #1 in Lithuania and made $105,717 at the weekend (October 14, 2016) ... Bezva ženská na krku is #1 in Czech Republic and made $470,817 at the weekend (October 14, 2016) ... Larrikins will be released on February 16, 2018 ... How to Train Your Dragon 3 will be released on May 18, 2018 ... Inferno is #1 in Netherlands and made $1,193,589 at the weekend (October 14, 2016)

Daily Domestic Chart for Wednesday October 19th, 2016

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 (1) The Accountant $1,841,007 -41% 3,332   $31,891,811 6
2 (2) The Girl on the Train $1,016,540 -36% 3,241   $50,525,585 13
3 (3) Kevin Hart: What Now? $638,370 -35% 2,567   $14,258,425 6
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Contest: Burn It Down

October 20th, 2016


There is only one film opening wide next week, Inferno, so obviously it is the only choice for the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Inferno

We are back to the usual Halloween Trick or Treat prizes. After determining the three winners, two will be given horror movies, the “Treats”, while the third will be given a movie so bad it is scary it was made, the “Trick”.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be one of three winners. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will be the second of three winners. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will be the third of three winners.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Accountant be Counted On?

October 20th, 2016

Ouija: Origin of Evil

It is a busy week as far as wide releases are concerned, although not as busy as we thought it would be at the beginning of the month, as I’m Not Ashamed has dropped to “select cities”. It still has a shot at the top ten, but a slim shot. The biggest release of the week is Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, as it is opening in an estimated 3,800 theaters. However, the buzz is weak and its reviews won’t help either. It will likely struggle to top $20 million. This gives Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween a shot at first place. The best new release of the week is Ouija: Origin of Evil. One would hope a horror film earning 80% positive reviews ten days before Halloween would at least have a shot at first place. We’ll see. Finally there’s Keeping Up with the Joneses. It’s bad and that’s all I need to say about that. There is good news. This weekend last year was a disaster. The biggest wide release was The Last Witch Hunter and it earned less than $11 million. The biggest film was The Martian, which earned under $16 million. We could have two films top $20 million, so 2016 should end the slump it has been in. More...

Theater Counts: Jack Reacher Opens in 3,780 Theaters

October 20th, 2016

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back will open in 3,780 theaters this weekend, per Paramount’s Thursday morning announcement. That’s well ahead of their estimate of 3,500 this time last week, and points towards a solid opening for the film. Ouija: Origin of Evil is set for 3,168 locations, and will be the second-widest new release, according to what we’ve heard so far. Keeping Up with the Joneses will launch in 3,022 venues—about in line with what Masterminds debuted with a few weeks ago. Lionsgate has Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween coming out this weekend in 2,260, and have a shot at topping the chart with the film. More...

Gold Trailer

October 20th, 2016

Drama based on real-life events, starring Matthew McConaughey opens Christmas Day ... Full Movie Details. More...

International Box Office: Inferno Burns Bright with $49.75 million

October 19th, 2016


Inferno started its international run in first place with $49.75 million on 12,293 screens in 64 markets. However, its individual markets are a bit of a mess. On the low end, the film only managed second place in the U.K. with $3.62 million on 591 screens, while it also had to settle for second place in Australia with $1.73 million on 266. Given the size of those two markets, this is like opening with just under $20 million here. On the other hand, the film earned first place in Italy ($5.07 million on 679 screens); Russia ($4.81 million on 2,032); and Germany ($4.09 million on 768). Those markets suggest a $40 million to $50 million opening here. Sadly, I think the lower end is more likely here. More...

Contest: Number Crunching: Winning Announcement

October 19th, 2016

The Accountant

The winners of our Number Crunching contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The Accountant opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Godzilla Stomps All Over the Theater Average Chart

October 19th, 2016

Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla had a number of special screenings over the weekend and its daily theater count ranged from 26 to 311. This made a huge mess of the theater average chart. I guess adding up the averages for the individual days would be the best, giving it an average of $5,271. However, even that doesn’t take into account the many theaters which only had limited showings on the single day they played the film. It’s a mess.

As for films that are a lot easier to deal with, Miss Hokusai topped that chart with an average of $12,262 in two theaters. This is another hit for GKIDS. Certain Women was right behind with an average of $12,180 in five theaters. Christine was playing in just one theater, earning $11,744. More...

Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2 Trailer

October 19th, 2016

Sci-fi super hero adventure with Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana opens May 5, 2017 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Home Market Releases for October 18th, 2016

October 18th, 2016

Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro

It’s a bad week for the home market. There are only two first-run releases and neither of them are worth picking up. There’s not a lot of limited releases, TV on DVD releases, etc. to make up the gap. However, there is one truly great release, Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro from The Criterion Collection. The Blu-ray costs a lot, but it is a must have for fans of Guillermo Del Toro, especially his earlier Spanish-language work: Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Accountant Wins with $24.71 million, but 2016 Goes Further in Debt

October 18th, 2016

The Accountant

The weekend box office was not good. The Accountant did beat expectations with $24.71 million, but the other wide releases missed expectations. As a result, the box office fell 6% from last weekend to $97 million. The weekend box office should never be below $100 million, outside of a few dead zones during the year. We’ve been below that mark too frequently this year. Worse still, this is 18% lower than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 still has a substantial lead over 2015 at $8.78 billion to $8.43 billion. However, we are nearing the $325 million mark where we have reason to panic. Remember, The Force Awakens earned $650 million during 2015 and Rogue One is only expected to earn half that much this year. We need to maintain a lead that large, or else 2016 will likely lose in the year-over-year comparison in the end. More...

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