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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Drops 57% But Remains #1 at the Weekend Box Office

The weekend wasn’t too surprising as to the rankings, but the hard numbers are the story for the past box office weekend. As shouldn’t be a surprise, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 remained first at the box office earning an estimated $63 million. The film dropped 57% from the previoust week but that’s generally in line with Marvel sequels. The film has earned $246.2 million domestically in two weeks and $384.4 million in three weeks. So far, the film has earned $630.6 million worldwide. The film has now opened in all markets, so we’ll see how it does from here. The film is already third for worldwide grosses for 2017 passing Logan.

In second place was Snatched which brought in an estimated $17.5 million which is about the $18 million low end of the projections. The film was far short Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck which opened to $30 million in 2015. The film’s audience was largely women with 77% and 72% of the audience 25 years or older. The film also received a “B” CinemaScore. It’ll likely struggle to get to its $42 million budget.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword fell far short of its projections coming in third with an estimated $14.7 million. Expectations had the film opening with $23 to $25 million. The audience was 59% male and 56% under the age of 35 and the film recieved a “B+” CinemaScore. With a $175 million budget, this film’s success relies on the foreign box office. There it has earned $29.1 million. With only $43.8 million so far, Warner Bros. will probably be worried about this one.

The Fate of the Furious dropped from #2 to #4 with an estimated $5.3 million in its fifth week. The film has earned $215 million domestically and $1.19 billion worldwide so far. The movie is about $14 million behind Beauty and the Beast to take over the highest grossing film of 2017 (so far) title.

Rounding out the top five was The Boss Baby which added an estimated $4.6 million to its total to bring its domestic earnings to $162.4 million and $456.4 million worldwide.

This week Alien: Convenant opens up domestically and the film has already earned an estimated $42 milllion through international markets. I expect the film to come in first place though expect Guardians to give it a run for its money.

In comic movie news….

Smurfs: The Lost Village added $1.2 million to its domestic total bringing it to $42.2 million. Worldwide the film has earned $178.9 million. The film is far short of the previous two films, earning about half of the lowest earning film so far.

Logan continues to bring in dollars adding $285,000 to its domestic total to bring it to $225.5 million. Worldwide the film has earned $606.8 million and with a budget of just $97 million, that’s a solid return for Fox.

Ghost in the Shell added $100,000 to its total to bring its domestic earning to $40.4 million. Worldwide the film has brought in $168.7 million and with a $110 million budget the film will wind up not being quite the disaster some predicted and looks like it won’t be the story of the year but just one example of numerous films which tanked at the box office.

The LEGO Batman Movie continues to bring in dollars adding about $1.3 million to its worldwide total.

We’ll be back in an hour for further analysis of comic movie adaptations.

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