Kong: Skull Island was the king of the weekend box office bringing in an estimated $61 million to take first place. The $185 million budget film also earned $81.6 million in 65 territories. The film outperformed expectations and is set to do well in the coming weeks. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore and its audience was 56% male vs. 44% female, of which 18% were under the age of 18 and 52% were under the age of 35. Audience members under the age of 25 gave the film an “A” CinemaScore.
In second place was Logan which earned an estimated $37.9 million in its second week. The film has earned $152.7 million in two weeks. The film is the top earning film worldwide so far in 2017 passing Fifty Shades Darker this week. It also sits behind The LEGO Batman Movie, short by $7 million to become the top domestic earning film.
In third place was Get Out which added $21.1 million to its domestic total. The film might be one of the biggest earners of the year. The film has earned $111.1 million so far with a budget of just $4.5 million.
The Shack dropped to fourth place adding $10.1 million to its domestic total. In its two weeks it has earned $32.3 million.
Rounding out the top five is The LEGO Batman Movie which added $7.8 million to its domestic total. The film is the top domestic grossing film with $159 million and $275.5 million worldwide.
In more comic related movie news, Doctor Strange continues to bring in some dollars adding $17,000 to its total this weekend. Domestically the film has earned $232.6 million and $677.4 million worldwide.
We’ll be back in an hour to further dissect the 2016 comic film earnings.
Get Out got people out to the theaters. The film earned an estimated $30.5 million in its debut weekend. The film has earned a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, an 8.1 on IMDB, and A- Cinemascore. The film’s positive word of mouth should see it do well next weekend even against tough competition wit Logan‘s debut.
The film bumped The LEGO Batman Movie which moved to second place earning an estimated $19 million. The $80 million film has earned $133 million domestically so far.
John Wick: Chapter Two moved up a slot and was third for the weekend. It earned an estimated $9 million. It bumped down The Great Wall which slipped to fourth with $8.7 million.
Rounding out the top five was Fifty Shades Darker which earned $7.7 million.
In other debuts, Rock Dog was #11 with $3.7 million and Collide was #13 with $1.5 million.
Doctor Strange continued to bring in the dollars adding $81,000 to its domestic total bringing its worldwide total to $675.9 million. We’ll have more analysis of comic films later this afternoon.
The LEGO Batman Movie was first place this weekend earning an estimated $34.2 million domestically in its second weekend. The reportedly $80 million film has now earned $98.8 million domestically and $170.8 million worldwide after two weeks. With this Monday being a holiday the film should have a solid four day weekend.
Dropping 55%, Fifty Shades Darker came in second place earning just under $21 million domestically. With a $55 million budget, the film has done well overseas earning $187.2 million in foreign markets for a total of $276.9 million.
In third place was the weekend’s first new film, The Great Wall. That film brought in an estimated $18.1 million. With a $150 million budget the film is doing well overseas where it has already earned $244.6 million. The Chinese-backed film will likely not do well domestically, and will see most of its earnings overseas where it has yet to open in a few markets.
John Wick: Chapter Two slipped one spot dropping to fourth place and adding an additional $16.5 million domestically to bring its earning to $58.7 million after two weeks.
Rounding out the top five was another new film Fist Fight. It earned an estimated $12 million.
Doctor Strange continued to bring in dollars adding $129,000 to its domestic total to bring it to $232.4 million. Worldwide the film has earned $673.6 million worldwide.
We’ll have more analysis of 2016’s comic adaptations in an hour.
The LEGO Batman Movie topped the box office earning an estimated $55.6 million for its first weekend. The film opened similarly to The LEGO Movie which earned $69 million its opening weekend. Overseas The LEGO Batman Movie earned an estimated $37 million to bring its worldwide total to $92.6 million. With little competition for a while and good word of mouth, the film should do quite well based on its “A-” CinemaScore and 91% approval on RottenTomatoes.
In second place was another new film, Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey. The film earned an estimated $46.8 million. That’s an astounding $40 million less than the first film which earned $85.2 million and went on to earn $571 million worldwide. The film did earn $100.1 million from 57 markets for a total of $146.9 million. The original film dropped 74% in its second weekend, so it should be interesting to see how this does. With Valentine’s Day this week, who knows how that’ll factor into things, but it should help.
John Wick: Chapter Two was in third place and also another debut. The film earned an estimated $30 million domestically and $10.6 million from 41 foreign markets. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore and 90% on RottenTomatoes. The original film opened with $14 million domestically and went on to earn $43 million domestically and $43 million in foreign markets.
Split finally drops from first place moving to fourth. The film earned an additional $9.3 million domestically and earned $112.3 million from the domestic box office and $57.1 million from foreign markets for a total of $169.4 million. With a budget of just $9 million, that’s a fantastic return of 18.8 so far (and counting).
Rounding out the top five, Hidden Figures added an estimated $8 million to its total. It currently stands at $131.5 million domestically. It has passed La La Land for domestic earnings, but that film leads for worldwide total.
In more comic film related news, Doctor Strange added $187,000 to its total to bring its domestic total to $232.2 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $673.6 million. We’ll have more of a breakdown as far as 2016’s comic movies in an hour.