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Joe Books Launches Their As Told by Disney Emoji Cinestory Comics

Joe Books has announced the launch of the As Told by Disney Emoji Cinestory Comic series.

As Told by Disney Emoji are animated shorts that retell classic Disney stories using emojified versions of popular characters. The series has had over 130 million worldwide video views and is accompanied by the hugely popular Disney Emoji Blitz game.

Launching in September 2017, Joe Books will publish the graphic novel adaptations of emojified versions of Disney Beauty and the Beast, Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Disney Zootopia.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Dominates with $145 million Domestic Debut

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 dominated the weekend box office earning an estimated $145 million which beat the original film’s release by 53.78%. That’s the largest jump for a second film released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Captain America: Civil War was an 88.5% increase from Captain America: Winter Soldier).

The film earned an “A” CinemaScore with a 56% male audience, 22% were 25-years-old or younger, and 72% of the audience were adults, with 9% teenagers.

Internationally, the film brought in an estimated $123.8 million for the weekend giving it an international total of $282.6 million after 13 days. Total, the film has earned $427.6 million worldwide.

In second place was The Fate of the Furious which brought in an estimated $8.5 million to bring its domestic total to $207 million and worldwide total to $1.16 billion.

In third place was The Boss Baby which moved up from fourth. That film earned an estimated $6.2 million and $156.7 million domestically and $434.9 million worldwide.

Fourth place was held by How to Be a Latin Lover which earned an estimaed$5.23 million to bring its domestic total to  $20.6 million.

Finally, Beauty and the Beast moved from sixth to fifth adding an estimated $4.9 million to its total. Domestically the film has earned $487.6 million and worldwide it has earned $1.19 billion.

When it comes to other comic adaptations….

Smurfs: The Lost Village was #10 adding $1.8 to its domestic total to stand at $40.6 million and $171.3 million worldwide.

Logan was #21 adding $330,000 to its total which is $225.1 million domestically and $606.2 million worldwide.

Finally, Ghost in the Shell added $110,000 to its domestic total which stands at $40.2 million and $167.6 million worldwide.

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

The Fate of the Furious Remains in First with New Films Going 2, 3, 4. Guardians Already Tops $101 million.

The Fate of the Furious raced into first for the third week in a row adding an estimated $19.4 million to its total. The film after three weeks has earned $192.7 million and $1.06 billion worldwide. The film is currently in second place for the year behind Beauty and the Beast which has earned $1.143 billion so far. It’ll be interesting to see if it can catch up and pass that film to take the top spot. Furious 7 crossed the billion mark in 17 days and this film was pretty close to that. That film would go on to earn $1.5 billion by the time it was done.

The next three films were all debuts.

How to be a Latin Lover earned an estimated $12 million to come in second. That was earned in just 1,118 theaters giving an average of $10,750 per theater. The film received an “A” CinemaScore and had an audience that was 55% female, 75% 25 years or older, and 89% were Hispanic. It’s another example of a film having a specific audience and that audience delivering solid earnings.

In third was what can only be considered a shocker, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion which earned an estimated $10.1 million. That film only played in 425 theaters which means an average of $23,855 per theater. That’s the largest opening for an Indian film domestically.

The Circle came in third with an estimated $9.3 million. That has to be disappointing considering the star power of Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, and Karen Gillan. The film received a “D+” CinemaScore so don’t expect it to do much better going forward. The audience was 62% female and 44% between the ages of 18 and 34 which may bode well for the drawing power of Watson and Boyega who were prominent in the advertising. The film cost $18 million and acquired for $8 million so it’ll likely do fine in the end.

Rounding out the top five was The Boss Baby which added $9.1 million to its domestic total bringing that to $148.5 million. The film is just shy of $400 million, it has earned $396.6 million worldwide so far.

When it comes to “comic adaptations”….

Smurfs: The Lost Village added $3.3 million to its domestic total bringing the film to $37.7 million domestically and $117.8 million in foreign box offices for a total of $155.5 million. That’s an increase of about $22 million since last week.

Logan brought in $760,000 domestically for its domestic total to reach $224.5 million.The film has earned $607.7 million worldwide so far. That’s about a $1 million increase from last week.

Ghost in the Shell added $430,000 to its domestic total bringing that to $39.9 million. The film has earned $166.1 million worldwide. That’s a $4 million increase from the previous week.

The LEGO Batman Movie still is earning bringing in about $1 million since last week. And finally, Wilson looks like its earned no money since last week.

Opening domestically this week is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which is sure to be the top film at the box office. The film has opened in 58% of the international market this past weekend where it earned an estimated $101.2 million. The film was in first place in almost all of its markets.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into the numbers for this comic adaptations.

Furious, Boss Baby, and Beauty Repeat 1 2 3 at the Box Office

This past weekend’s box office looked a lot like the previous weekend with The Fate of the Furious repeating in first place earning an estimated $38.7 million. The film has earned $163.6 million domestically. Internationally is where the big story is for the film where it earned $163.4 million in 65 territories this past weekend to bring it to $744.8 million. The movie in two weeks has earned $908.4 million. The film will hit the billion mark in the next week and it will debut in Japan on April 28.

The question for the film is how quickly will it pass Beauty and the Beast to become the top grossing film worldwide for the year and if it can pass the last film’s worldwide gross of $1.5 billion?

The Boss Baby repeated and came in second place earning an estimated $12.8 million to bring its domestic total to $137 million. Worldwide the film has earned $358.1 million.

In third place is this year’s top-earning film so far both domestically and internationally Beauty and the Beast. The film brought in an estimated $10 million to bring it domestic total to $471.1 million. The film opened in its final international market, Japan, where it earned an estimated $12.8 million. Worldwide the film has earned $1.1 billion.

New film Born in China debuted in fourth place where it earned $5.1 million. The film has earned $9.5 million in foreign markets bringing its total to $14.6 million.

Rounding out the top five was Going in Style which brought in $5 million domestically to bring its total to $31.8 million and $50.9 million worldwide so far.

When it comes to comic films, Smurfs: The Lost Village was #6 and earned an estimated $4.9 million.The film opened in China with an estimated $11.1 million there. That helped it cross $100 million at the foreign box office and altogether the film has earned $133.7 million.

Logan earned an estimated $950,000 to come in at #18. The film has earned $223.4 million domestically, $382.8 million for a total of $606.2 million worldwide.

Just behind Logan was Ghost in the Shell at #19 which earned an estimated $900,000. The film so far has earned $39.1 million domestically and $123.1 million at the foreign box office for a total of $162.2 million. I thought the film would cross the $200 million mark and double its budget, but it doesn’t look like that’ll happen.

Wilson continues to trickle in dollars earning about $3,000 over the past week and The LEGO Batman Movie brought in about $1.2 million over the past week.

We’ll have final look at 2016’s comic adaptations and how they stack up to year’s past as we begin to focus on 2017’s comic adaptations.

Fate of the Furious Debuts with Record International and Worldwide Opening

Every inch counts and Fate of the Furious learned that this weekend with an opening of just over $100 million. The film earned an estimated $100.2 million in its debut weekend to take first place by quite a few miles. The previous installment opened with $147.2 million domestically and went on to earn $1.52 billion.

But, the bigger news is the film opened in 60 international markets where it earned a record $432.3 million which resulted in a record $532.5 million worldwide debut. The film set a three-day opening weekend record in China where it earned $190 million and was the #1 film in every territory it opened.

Domestically, the film earned an “A” Cinemascore and the audience was 58% male vs. 42% female with 50% under the age of 25 and 41% Caucasian moviegoers, 26% Hispanic, 19% African-American and 11% Asian.

With numbers like that, it should be no surprise a ninth film will be out in 2019 and tenth film in 2021. The film is already in fourth place for 2017’s worldwide grosses and ninth domestically. It should quickly vault into second internationally after this week. After that, it’s a race to see if it can top Beauty and the Beast which is in first place both domestically and internationally and has earned $1.04 billion so far.

In second place was The Boss Baby which earned an estimated $15.5 million. The film has earned $116.3 million domestically and $122.6 million in foreign box offices for a total of $238.9 million.

Third place was held by Beauty and the Beast which brought in an estimated $13.6 million domestically. The film is the top movie of 2017 so far.

Smurfs: The Lost Village came in fourth place with an estimated $6.5 million. In two weeks the film has earned $24.7 million domestically and $95 million worldwide.

Rounding out the top five was Going in Style which earned an estimated $6.4 million and the film has earned $35.1 million worldwide so far.

In more comic related earnings….

Ghost in the Shell dropped from fifth to 11th adding $2.4 million domestically to bring its total to $37 million. Worldwide the film has earned $115.1 million to bring its total to $152.1 million. With a budget of $110 million, the film will probably end up with about double its budget in the end.

Logan dropped from #9 to #13 adding $1.9 million to its domestic total. The film is in second place worldwide and domestically so far having earned $221.6 domestically, $377.5 in foreign box offices for a worldwide total of $599.2 million.

Wilson limps along having earned about $20,000 from last week. The film will be lucky to break $1 million by the time it’s done.

We’ll be back in an hour to take a look at 2016s comic adaptation films and wind down last year before we dive deep into this year.

Boss Baby Repeats in First While Beauty and the Beast Repeats in Second

It was a weekend as expected where Boss Baby came in first place repeating in its second weekend. The film earned an estimated $26.3 million bringing its domestic total to $89.4 million. The film narrowly beat Beauty and the Beast again which repeated in second place. That film earned $25 million to bring its domestic total to $432.3 million domestically and $977.4 million worldwide. The film will likely cross the billion dollar mark this coming week.

In third and fourth place were two new films that performed as expected. Smurfs: The Lost Village opened up with $14 million to come in third while Going in Style earned $12.5 million to come in fourth.

Ghost in the Shell dropped almost 61% from its debut weekend to add $7.4 million to its domestic total and round out the top five. The film’s domestic total is $31.6 million but it has also earned $92.8 million for $124.4 million worldwide. The film was always likely to make most of its totals in international theaters and the film looks to be performing in a similar way to Warcraft which went on to earn $433.7 million worldwide.

In comic book films….

Logan came in at #8 with an estimated domestic earning of $4.1 million to bring that total to $218.1 million. The film worldwide has earned $596.6 million.

Both Wilson and The LEGO Batman Movie have dropped out of the listing. Wilson looks to have made about $41,000 over the week. The LEGO Batman Movie added about $3 million over the past week as it keeps earning money internationally.

Come back in an hour where we’ll explore more info on comic film adaptations.

Baby Beats Beast. Ghost Underperforms. Rangers Drop a Lot.

It was a close one, but it looks like The Boss Baby has debuted as the top film at the box office this past weekend narrowly beating Beauty and the Beast. The animated film earned an estimated $49 million, an amount that is higher than pre-release industry estimates. The film scored an “A-” CinemaScore and those under the age of 18 gave it an “A+.” 53% of the audience was female and 67% was families.

Beauty and the Beast dropped to second in its third week adding an estimated $47.5 million to its total. Domestically the film has earned $395.5 million so far and $480.8 in foreign markets. The Worldwide total of $876.3 million is the 2017 top-grossing film worldwide so far. It leads by an impressive $300 million. It’s also the top-grossing domestic film as well.

In third place was Ghost in the Shell which earned $19 million. The $110 million budget film can only be considered a disappointment and I think few are surprised (though that’s well below expectations). Even without all of the controversy, this is a film that will do vastly better in foreign box offices than the domestic. Live action anime films have largely bombed in the domestic box office and as a whole, anime is still a niche market within the US. The film so far as earned $40.1 million in 50 foreign markets for a total of $59.1 million. The film received a “B” CinemaScore and it was largely male with 61%. The thing to look for is how the film does in Japan and China where I expect it will likely do well and make up for the US flop. A movie to compare it to is Warcraft. That film earned $24.2 million opening weekend and went on to earn $47.4 million domestically, $386.3 million in foreign box offices, for $433.7 million worldwide with a budget of $160 million. That’s 89.1% earnings in the foreign box office. Expect similar for Ghost in the Shell.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers dropped from second to fourth adding $14.5 million domestically. That’s a 64% drop since last week and the film sits at $97.8 million. There’s talk of a six movie arc so it’ll be interesting to see how week numbers may impact that. The film’s budget is $100 million and there’s still some markets for it to open up in. Expect it to be a further hard drop as the fans will front load the viewing.

Rounding out the top five is Kong: Skull Island which added $8.8 million to its domestic total which is $147.8 million. Worldwide the film has earned $477.3 million.

Focusing more on “comic” films….

Logan came in at #6 with an estimated $6.2 million domestically. The film is a definite hit with a budget of just $97 million it has earned $585.4 million worldwide. A solid return and further proof you can do superhero comic films for under $100 million that make money and bring in audiences.

The LEGO Batman Movie earned $800,000 domestically and came in at #12. Worldwide the film has earned $297.3 million but with a budget of $80 million, that’s not bad. It’s far below The LEGO Movie‘s $469.2 million worldwide.

Finally, Wilson added $115,000 in just 311 theaters (an increase of one from last week). The film has just opened domestically and earned $592,329 so far.

Come back in an hour where we’ll have more analysis of the 2016 comic films as we begin to shift and look at 2017.

Beauty and the Beast Rules the Box Office Again with Power Rangers in Second

Even with a 49.4% drop from last weekend, Beauty and the Beast was a monster at the weekend box office. The film came in second again earning an estimated $88.3 million. That’s the fourth largest second weekend of all-time. It’s the top film of 2017 already after two weeks by a sizeable amount.  Domestically, the film has earned $317 million which is about $116 more than the second place Logan. Worldwide the film has earned $690.3 million which is about $125 million more than the second-place Logan.

In second place for the weekend was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers which opened with an estimated $40.5 million. That’s on the higher end of expectations. The film earned an “A” CinemaScore and was 60% male and 50% over the age of 25. It’ll be interesting to see how it does in the long run, but expect it to top out a little over $100 million.

In third place was Kong: Skull Island which added $14.4 million to its domestic total in its third week. The film has earned $133.5 million domestically and $392.1 million worldwide so far.

In fourth was the new film Life which brought in $12.6 million. The film worldwide brought in $28.7 million and with a $58 million budget, that’s not a disaster. The film earned a “C+” CinemaScore which does not bode well for the long run.

Rounding out the top five was Logan which brought in an estimated $10.1 million to bring its domestic total to $201.5 million. Worldwide the film has earned $565.5 million and is currently second place in domestic and worldwide earnings for the year.

Also new this week was CHiPs which brought in $7.6 million. With a $25 million budget the film should earn that back domestically when it’s done.

The LEGO Batman Movie was in ninth with $1.97 million to bring its domestic total to $170.8 million and $292.5 million worldwide so far.

In comic related movie news, Wilson debuted in 310 theaters earning and estimated $330,000. We’ll have our review later in the day.

Come back in an hour when we’ll have more comic focused breakdown of earnings.

Beauty and the Beast Has a Record-Setting Opening

Beauty and the Beast, the live-action version of the classic animated film, was a beast at the box office with an estimated $170 million weekend. That beats the previous March opening record holder of $166 million which was set by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice lst year. It’s the seventh largest opening weekend ever.

The film set an IMAX record with the largest opening in that format with an estimated $21 million.

Internationally, the film earned $180 million from 44 markets for $350 million globally. It was the number one film in every market except three.

The film should do well over the next few weeks as it scored an “A” Cinemascore. It was also dominated by women who made up 60% of the audience (72% opening night) and 52% were under the age of 25.

In second place was Kong: Skull Island which added an estimated $28.85 million. That’s a 53% drop from last weekend and brings it to $110 million domestically and $259.3 million worldwide.

Logan dropped to third place with an estimated $17.5 million. Domestically it’s about $185 million and the film also earned $31.5 million internationally. Worldwide it’s at $524.1 million and the #1 domestic and worldwide release of 2017. That probably won’t last long with a beast of a movie debuting this week.

In fourth place was Get Out which added $13.2 million to its domestic total to bring that to $133.1 million. With a budget of just $4.5 million, the film is already the big winner of 2017.

Rounding out the top five was The Shack which added $6.1 million to bring its domestic total to $42.6 million.

The Belko Experiment was the other big new film this week and it debuted at #7 with $4.1 million. With a $5 million budget, that’s not too bad and the film should be profitable down the road.

Doctor Strange looks to have dropped out of the top 48 films, but we’ll give it a few more weeks until we definitely say the film’s run is over.

This coming weekend sees the release of the new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers film, Life, as well as the movie adaptation of Daniel Clowes’ graphic novel Wilson.

Come back in an hour where we’ll have a better look at the 2016 comic film releases.

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