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Mechanic: Resurrection is #1 in Turkey and made $619,980 at the weekend (August 26, 2016) ... Ice Age: Collision Course is #1 in Italy and made $2,075,307 at the weekend (August 26, 2016) ... Ben-Hur is #1 in Bulgaria and made $47,845 at the weekend (August 26, 2016) ... Jason Bourne is #1 in Mexico and made $1,528,564 at the weekend (August 26, 2016) ... Gene Wilder has passed away ... Mechanic: Resurrection weekend (August 26, 2016) final number is $7,456,525, for a total of $7,456,525 ... Pete’s Dragon weekend (August 26, 2016) final number is $7,441,458, for a total of $54,874,836 ... Suicide Squad weekend (August 26, 2016) final number is $12,248,439, for a total of $283,021,066 ... War Dogs weekend (August 26, 2016) final number is $7,022,257, for a total of $27,524,944 ... Don’t Breathe weekend (August 26, 2016) final number is $26,411,706, for a total of $26,411,706



Weekend Domestic Chart for August 26th, 2016

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 new Don’t Breathe $26,411,706   3,501   $26,411,706 3
2 (1) Suicide Squad $12,248,439 -41% 3,582   $283,021,066 24
3 (4) Kubo and the Two Strings $7,844,822 -38% 3,279   $24,856,200 10
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Don’t Breathe Made the Box Office Gasp with $26.41 million

August 29th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe topped the weekend box office chart earning $26.41 million. This was double its nearest competitor, Suicide Squad, and more than three times the other new release, Mechanic: Resurrection. The overall box office fell 12% from last weekend to $117 million. This is 33% higher than this weekend last year, which is really impressive for a year-over-year comparison. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 has grown to $480 million or 6.5% at $7.81 billion to $7.33 billion. More...

Home Market Releases for August 30th, 2016

August 29th, 2016

The Commitments

We are in the heart of TV on DVD season with a dozen such releases on this week’s list. Unfortunately, while there are a few that are worth picking up, none of them have the extras needed to be Pick of the Week contenders. The biggest release of the week is The Jungle Book, which is one of the biggest hits of the year. I got a chance to review it, so you can compare my opinion to the critics. As for the best of the best, there weren’t a lot to choose from. In the end, I went with The Commitments, which is making its Blu-ray debut this week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The Jungle Book

August 28th, 2016

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is the latest live-action remake of a classic Disney cartoon. The film is the third biggest domestic release of the year so far. (It just topped Deadpool this weekend.) It also earned 95% positive reviews. Is it truly one of the best films of 2016? Or am I going to be in the minority when it comes to this movie? More...

Weekend Estimates: Don’t Breathe Launches with Impressive $26.1 Million

August 28th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Fall season begins in earnest this weekend with the low-budget suspense flick Don’t Breathe taking over at the top of the box office chart. Sony is predicting a $26.1 million debut for the film, which will be the best debut for a horror or suspense film since The Purge: Election Year’s $31.5 million in July, and the best for a non-sequel since Annabelle’s $37.1 million in October, 2014. Don’t Breathe has the advantage of really good reviews (currently running at 84% positive on Rotten Tomatoes), although it will have a lot of competition over the next few weeks, with films aimed at a broadly similar audience coming out every week for the next three weeks (not to mention a truckload more arriving in October). More...

Friday Estimates: Don’t Breathe Inhales $10.02 million

August 27th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe earned a stunning $10.02 million on Friday, which isn’t that much less than some people predicted it would earn over the entire weekend. Its reviews are among the best of any wide release to come out this year. Its CinemaScore was a B+, which is better than most horror films manage. (Like I’ve said in the past, there are two schools of horror fans: gorehounds and those who demand high tension. It is nearly impossible to appeal to both groups, so these movies have a hard time doing well in this metric.) Horror films tend to have a low internal multiplier, but the film is still on pace for $23 million, which is ahead of predictions. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Stone Cold Releases

August 26th, 2016

Southside with You

While there are a lot of films on this week’s list, none of them look like they will be box office hits. Southside with You is one of the best releases this week, but it is playing in over 800 theaters, which is likely too many. There are a number of other films that are worth seeing, like Floyd Norman: An Animated Life, but most of them are playing on Video on Demand, so their box office chances are nearly zero. More...

Morgan Trailer

August 26th, 2016

Sci-fi thriller starring Kate Mara, directed by Luke Scott opens September 2 ... Full Movie Details.

A corporate troubleshooter is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Don’t Breathe Knocks Out the Competition with $1.88 million

August 26th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe earned $1.8 million during its midnight previews, which is coincidentally almost exactly the same amount as Lights Out opened with earlier this summer. Don’t Breathe does have better reviews than Lights Out earned, plus it has less competition. On the other hand, this weekend is a weaker weekend at the box office. It does look like it will beat expectations and an opening of more than $20 million is likely. More...

Contest: Doing Hard Labor

August 25th, 2016

Morgan

Next weekend is Labor Day, which is historically one of the worst long weekends at the box office. There are two wide releases debuting, Morgan and The Light Between Oceans. While the latter will likely have better legs, Morgan should start faster and because of that, it is 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 Morgan.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a previously reviewed full-season TV on DVD release, two previously reviewed movies, or three single-disc kids DVDs. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! Note: It is a long weekend, but we only use the three-day, Friday through Sunday box office for this contest. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases be a Breath of Fresh Air?

August 25th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

It’s the last weekend of summer and a number of schools are already back, so the box office prospects are really low. That’s not to say there’s nothing to look forward to, as Don’t Breathe is earning stellar reviews. On the other hand, Mechanic: Resurrection still has no reviews. (There was another movie, Hands of Stone, that was expected to open wide, but that is no longer the case.) This weekend last year, Straight Outta Compton completed its threepete with $13.13 million. The best new release was War Room, which only managed $11.35 million. This year, the two wide releases will topped the combined numbers of those two films, while the holdovers will push 2016 over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

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