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“The Circle” No Match for “The Fate of the Furious” Over Another Quiet Weekend at the Box Office

circle-excerptEven with stronger new films opening (and landing in the top five), it’s going to prove to be another lackluster three days at the domestic box office this weekend. One of the biggest surprises to keep an eye out for will be how Baahubali 2: The Conclusion performs when it bows in 450 theaters.

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“Unforgettable” and Other New Movies Deliver Forgettable Opening Weekends

Born in China ExcerptThings went more or less exactly as predicted at the box office this weekend — except no new film was able to contend with holdover films and break into the top five, including Unforgettable and Born in China. Overall, the 2017 box office is currently facing a slump in anticipation of the summer movie season.

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“The Fate of the Furious” to Top Box Office as “The Promise” Predicts a Devastating Opening

The Promise ExcerptThanks to the tepid numbers opening films are going to bring in this weekend, the top three spots at the box office will go to holdovers The Fate of the Furious, The Boss Baby, and Beauty and the Beast. Plus, the period drama The Promise looks to open with less than $4 million on a $100 million budget.

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“The Fate of the Furious” Broke Worldwide Records and Beat “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Fate of the Furious ExcerptThe Fate of the Furious did something astonishing this weekend: it broke the international opening record and the worldwide opening record, beating both Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, respectively.

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“Fate of the Furious” to Race Past $100 Million as “Beauty and the Beast” Crosses $1 Billion

fate-furious-excerptCars will be the real heroes at the box office this weekend, as the eighth installment of The Fast & the Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious, is expected to leave its competitors in the dust. Beauty and the Beast, however, continues to succeed on its own term as it reaches $1 billion.

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“The Boss Baby” Remains on Top for Another Week, While “Smurfs” Sequel Flounders

Boss Baby ExcerptAs predicted, newcomer films Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going in Style were not able to top The Boss Baby or Beauty and the Beast‘s winning streak, but where the former struggled under the pressure, the latter rose above expectations.

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Newcomers to Make Little Impact at the Box Office as “Beauty and the Beast” Nears $1 Billion

Smurfs Lost Village ExcerptThe Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast are not letting any new movies take their top spots at the box office this weekend. Despite the direct competition of Smurfs: The Lost Village, more people are going to opt for the decidedly better films — at least according to critics.

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“The Boss Baby” Beats “Beauty and the Beast” and Stuns with $50 Million Opening Weekend

Boss Baby ExcerptIt wasn’t that Beauty and the Beast underperformed this weekend — far from it, actually — but simply that DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby far outperformed every expectation that had been put forth for it. Just how much of an overperformance was it? Some $15-20 million.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Eyeing a Three-Peat as the Number One Film This Weekend

beauty-and-the-beast-excerptDisney’s current juggernaut Beauty and the Beast may have competition, but not nearly enough to knock it from the top. For the third weekend in a row, the enchanting tale as old as time is poised to take the top spot at the box office. Plus, will the controversy surrounding Ghost in the Shell keep it from performing well?

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“Power Rangers” Overperforms, “Life” Underperforms, But “Beauty and the Beast” Continues to Be the Most Enchanting Film

power-rangers-excerptThere were minor surprises at the box office this weekend but nothing to take away from the fact that Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is continuing to absolutely dominate, both domestically and internationally, even with Power Rangers’ surprising performance. Elsewhere, Get Out has finally surpassed Split.

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Newcomers Will Be No Match for the Magic of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Box Office

Beauty and the Beast ExcerptNo amount of action, popular IPs, or fun, charismatic leads in space will be able to knock Beauty and the Beast off its very high throne. And this is only the beginning for Disney, who has four more blockbusters opening this year: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Shatters Numerous Box Office Records to Become the #1 Movie

Beauty and the Beast ExcerptDisney’s latest blockbuster, Beauty and the Beast, not only opened to an astonishing $174 million, beating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s record March opening with ease, but also opened high enough to become the seventh highest domestic opening of all time. It joins five other Disney films in the top ten of domestic openings.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Premiere Looks to Break Box Office Records This Weekend

beauty-and-the-beast-excerptDisney is set to have a great weekend at the box office. Not only will Beauty and the Beast open as the biggest film of 2017 so far, it also has a good chance of breaking at least one box office record. Plus, Moana is poised to cross $600 million worldwide.

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“Kong: Skull Island” Stomps Its Way to the Top of the Box Office and “Get Out” Becomes Fastest Blumhouse Film to Reach $100 million

get-out-excerptFor the second weekend in a row, our estimates for the weekend’s top film were drastically off, showing the way that blockbusters based on existing IPs still dominate, even with an arguably weak marketing push, and that the year’s slow start is starting to wane. Plus, Get Out is now Blumhouse Productions’ second-highest film.

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It Will Be Mutants vs. Giant Apes at the Box Office This Weekend with “Logan” Poised to Emerge Victorious

kong-excerptThe second weekend of March sees one of the first epic box office showdowns of the year: Logan vs. Kong: Skull Island. That’s right, it’s clawed and telepathic mutants facing off against giant apes in a jungle decidedly similar to Apocalypse Now and the Vietnam War. So who will win?

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Hugh Jackman’s Final Wolverine Movie Opens with Aplomb and “Get Out” Continues Its Success

Get Out ExcerptWhile holdovers The LEGO Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2 performed exactly as expected, newcomers Logan, The Shack, and Get Out (in its second weekend, it can still be considered a relative newcomer) all performed high above expectations.

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“Logan” to Claw Its Way to the Top of the Box Office, But Numbers Down Overall

logan-excerptThis weekend, a superhero will once more top the box office and fend off its competitors. This time, it will be the mutant Wolverine, marking Hugh Jackman’s last outing as the clawed X-Man. However, despite the decent-sized opening of Logan, the weekend, overall, will be down in numbers, just as the entire year has been so far.

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Stellar Reviews Will Make People “Get Out” to the Movies This Weekend, as the Horror Film Looks to Win the Box Office

get-out-excerptBased on a rare 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes (aggregating 93 reviews so far), the appeal of horror films, and excellent buzz, newcomer Get Out is looking to top the box office this weekend and de-throne the Dark Knight.

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“The LEGO Batman Movie” Wins Holiday Weekend, But Not as Much as “The Great Wall’s” Surprising Victory

The Great Wall ExcerptPresidents’ Day weekend brought both expected results and surprises to the four-day box office weekend. The LEGO Batman Movie, as predicted, came out on top with ease, but it was The Great Wall‘s topping of all the new movies that surprised the most. Plus, La La Land could be the most financially successful Best Picture winner worldwide since 2010’s The King’s Speech if it wins this weekend.

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“LEGO Batman” to Fend Off Comedy and White Saviors at Box Office Over Holiday Weekend

LEGO Batman ExcerptAnother holiday weekend, another box office report, another time for the families — and anyone else who enjoys animated films and the Caped Crusader, really — to dominate. Despite the opening of three new films in wide release, it will, inevitably, be the Warner Bros. Animation film The LEGO Batman Movie that will come out on top for the second weekend in a row.

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“The LEGO Batman Movie” Has No Problem Beating Its Rivals at the Box Office

JW2_D35_2333.cr2The LEGO Batman Movie came out on top this past weekend, as predicted, but numbers were off across the board, as the animated Caped Crusader brought in less than expected and everything else jumped higher. Still, final numbers ultimately made this the best weekend of the year so far.

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In the Box Office Streets, “Fifty Shades” and “John Wick” No Match for “LEGO Batman”

lego-batman-excerptFor the first time in several weeks, the box office will finally see some new blood. The three new films that are opening in wide release this weekend are expected to top the box office, with one in particular opening high above the others.

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“Split” Tops the Box Office Over Super Bowl Weekend, While “Hidden Figures” Finally Beats “La La Land”

Hidden Figures ExcerptAs expected, the Super Bowl was able to keep the box office from reaching any sort of heights this past weekend, as movies fell about where they were expected to, with lower totals than they would have hit on any other weekend. In fact, this year’s Super Bowl box office was slightly down from last year’s, when the top twelve amassed $82 million total, as opposed to this weekend’s top twelve reaching $80.2 million.

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“Rings” Won’t Keep “Split” From Topping the Box Office Again Over Super Bowl Weekend

Rings ExcerptIt will be a battle between horror films — Split and Rings — and Oscar contenders — Hidden Figures and La La Land — this weekend at the box office as all films battle against the Super Bowl.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (01.30.17)

split-excerptThis weekend was a mixed bag at the box office. There were some expected outcomes (Split‘s clear and defined defeat of A Dog’s Purpose) and some not-so predicted outcomes (namely, how well Hidden Figures and La La Land continued to do, though I really should have known better). Overall, it was largely a good weekend for the box office, with most films performing better than or at their expected totals.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (01.26.17)

A Dog's Purpose ExcerptIn any other circumstances, the new film A Dog’s Purpose, a very appropriate January release, would come out on top this weekend. However, a controversy surrounding the film since last week has ruined the film’s chance, instead paving the way for M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller Split to maintain its top position for one more week.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (01.23.17)

Split ExcerptInfamous director M. Night Shyamalan is back. With Split‘s impressive opening, soaring high above both predictions and the rest of the weekend’s movies, the thriller auteur had his best opening in seven years. It’s also one of the director’s best-reviewed films (his second-best after The Sixth Sense), showing he’s back in the good graces of critics and audiences too.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (01.19.17)

split-excerptAfter two weeks of being on top, Hidden Figures is about to be dethroned this weekend. At least, that’s what all the projections are saying but we know the box office has been more than a little unpredictable lately. Instead, newcomers Split and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage are preparing to duke it out for the top spot.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (01.17.17)

Sing ExcerptAs predicted, Hidden Figures came out ahead at the box office over the holiday weekend but the rest of the results were more unexpected, such as the horror film The Bye Bye Man making it into the top five and both Sing and La La Land topping Rogue One.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (01.12.17)

041816_PATRIOTSDAY_KB_419.CR2Despite how crowded theaters are going to be this holiday weekend, only one of the new or expanding movies is expected to make it into the top five of the box office. And the number one film will be a three-way battle between reigning champ Hidden Figures, former champ Rogue One, and newcomer Patriots Day.

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