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Live by Night weekend (January 13, 2017) estimate is $5,420,000 ... Sleepless weekend (January 13, 2017) final number is $8,344,128, for a total of $8,344,128 ... Sleepless daily (January 16, 2017) final number is $1,427,177, for a total of $9,771,305 ... Moana is #1 in New Zealand and made $356,642 at the weekend (January 13, 2017) ... Sing is #1 in Australia and made $1,698,304 at the weekend (January 13, 2017) ... Sing weekend (January 13, 2017) final number is $14,200,000, for a total of $233,415,520 ... The Bye Bye Man weekend (January 13, 2017) estimate is $13,378,000 ... Rogue One: A Star Wars Story weekend (January 13, 2017) estimate is $13,759,000 ... Patriots Day weekend (January 13, 2017) estimate is $12,000,000 ... The Promise will be released on April 21, 2017

Daily Domestic Chart for Monday January 16th, 2017

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
- (-) Sleepless $1,427,177 -36% 1,803   $9,771,305 4
- (-) Lion $481,000 -35% 575   $13,815,604 53
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Before I Fall Trailer

January 17th, 2017

Drama starring Zoey Deutch opens March 3 ... Full Movie Details. More...

A Cure for Wellness Trailer

January 16th, 2017

Sci-fi thriller created and directed by Gore Verbinski opens February 17 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Death Race 2050

January 16th, 2017

Death Race 2050

The original Death Race 2000 is one of my favorite films of all time. It is campy, B-movie fun with a serious satirical streak to it. The film spawned a remake / prequel in 2008, which in turn spawn two, soon to be three sequels, none of which really captured the essence of the original. However, Death Race 2050 is produced by Roger Corman, so does that mean it will be closer in tone and quality? More...

Weekend Estimates: Hidden Figures wins MLK Weekend

January 15th, 2017

Hidden Figures

A pile-up at the box office this weekend will leave a crush of new releases behind Hidden Figures and La La Land, which remain the top two films at the box office. Hidden Figures will be down just 10% (in part thanks to expanded distribution) to $20.45 million, for $54.8 million in total, as of Sunday evening. Fox is projecting a $25.3 million 4-day weekend for the film. La La Land is even more impressive, growing its box office by 43% and moving from fifth to second on the chart with $14.5 million, and $74.1 million to date. It’s record-breaking performance at the Golden Globes has clearly lifted it to another level with audiences. More...

Friday Estimates: Hidden Hogs the Spotlight

January 14th, 2017

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures unexpectedly led the way on Friday with $5.53 million. This is 28% lower than last Friday, but that was the film’s first weekend wide and this is a holiday weekend, so it should bounce back a lot over the rest of the weekend. Award-worthy reviews and continued Awards Season presence will also help the film earn about $23 million over the four-day weekend. Its running tally will be about $57 million on Monday, putting it on pace for $100 million domestically. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Mixed Reviews Plague Limited Releases as Son of Joseph Sole Exception

January 13th, 2017

The Son of Joseph

It’s a deceptively busy week as far as limited releases are concerned. On the one hand, we have release dates for 21 limited releases this week. On the other hand, there are none that are particularly strong. The only film earning overwhelmingly positive reviews is The Son of Joseph, but even this film has almost no shot at box office success. On the other hand, there are a lot of VOD releases this week. Maybe there’s something worth renting out there. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Is Patriots Day Going Bye Bye with $560,000?

January 13th, 2017

Patriots Day

Patriots Day earned $560,000 from 2,000 theaters during its Thursday previews. This is less than half of what Hidden Figures made last week. Worse still, Patriots Day’s target audience should be more likely to go see a film’s previews than Hidden Figures’ target audience would be. That said, it is still a holiday weekend and it should bounce back over the next few days. I think it will miss our predictions, but it should come close with about $19 million. More...

The Shack Trailer

January 13th, 2017

Drama starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer and Radha Mitchell opens March 3 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Contest: Return to Sender

January 13th, 2017

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Next weekend is busier that we were expecting. We thought there would be three films opening or expanding wide, but we have an additional film opening semi-wide and another expanding semi-wide. That said, xXx: Return of Xander Cage is still the only film that has a real shot at first place and it is therefore the only logical 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 xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). 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, as described above. 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! More...

2016 - Awards Season: DGA - Nominations

January 12th, 2017


The last of the Directors Guild of America nominations were announced and the Oscars are really shaping up to be a one-movie show. That movie is Deadpool. I’m joking of course, but it did get yet another nomination. At this point, it could earn a Best Picture Oscar nomination and I wouldn’t be surprised. The film that is dominating Awards Season is La La Land and frankly I’ve lost count of the number of nominations it has received. More...

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