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While The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 will certainly roost in first, it’ll be fighting to keep The Good Dinosaur at bay. And the last Pixar film to open in November was The Incredibles, which made $70.5 million its first weekend in 2004.
It’s neck and neck this weekend between Bond and Brown as Spectre and The Peanuts Movie battle for the coveted top spot. Though Spectre didn’t perform as well as its predecessor Skyfall and has received mixed reviews, we’re betting that ole 007 has enough juice to carry in another win.
We all know Spectre’s going to win the weekend. It’s already broken box office records in the UK, and pulled in $80.4 million in less than a week in only the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and the Netherlands— $63.8 million of that in Britain alone. The question on everyone’s minds, especially Sony’s, is if it can trounce Skyfall’s numbers from 2012.
Coming off the worst weekend of the year, it just feels like the whole town’s holding their breath for Spectre, and the numbers overseas are looking promising for a domestic box office revival. The Martian remained in 1st with another $11.7 million, dropping only 26% in its 5th weekend out.
The Martian will reign for its 5th weekend, seeing a dip of only 25-30%, comparable to last week. Goosebumps will still see some boosts from the festivities, but newcomers Burnt, Our Brand is Crisis, and Scouts Guide to The Zombie Apocalypse are in for some truly scary returns.
Hollywood might’ve thought they were past the box office slump of the late-summer, but this weekend proved everyone wrong. Only The Martian impressed, pulling out all the stops to fall only 26% and win back 1st place with $15.7 million in its 4th weekend.
Much as its subject did in life, Steve Jobs will dominate this weekend. In a year where Universal needs no extra help, Jobs will be, if nothing else, the icing on the cake. Newcomer The Last Witch Hunter will be fighting Goosebumps for that 2nd place slot, but it doesn’t really stand a chance.
The Martian will finally face some competition from newcomer Bridge of Spies. Spies and The Martian will be fighting for the same adult audience, but if Goosebumps takes #1, it’ll be because of parents, as The Martian is still tracking high with everyone else.
Pan performed about as well as could be expected with $15.3 million, and negative word of mouth is leaving this $150 million flop in the hands of the overseas box office.
The Martian has being doing stellar since the last time we checked in with it and, as of yesterday, is lagging behind Gravity‘s daily numbers by roughly $6 million. Currently sitting at $67.9 million domestically, The Martian is prepped to just cross the $100 million line this weekend with around a 35% drop and another $35.3 million.
Turns out the world loves The Martian just as much as TIFF did, and for good reason. Worldwide, it’s drawn in $98.9 million so far, and with little competition it’ll keep on dominating the box office for now.
It feels like everyone’s just been waiting for The Martian to open, and inventive advertising has made us even more eager to see Matt Damon’s eternal hopefulness on the big screen this weekend. Similarly-themed stranded-in-space flick Gravityopened to the tune of $55.8 million in 2013, and Fox hopes The Martian can best or beat those numbers.
Come this Friday, Hotel Transylvania 2 will be battling it out with Everest, but families will be the driving force behind the former’s weekend win. Not since Minions has there been a wide-release animated family movie, and it’s tracking high, even for a sequel.
It was a close race between Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and its predecessor, with Scorch Trials falling behind day-by-day as well as over its opening weekend. Black Mass performed with an expected $22.6 million, leaving a little to be desired with a reported $53 million budget and not much movement in foreign markets.
Pre-ticket sales for both Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and fellow opener Black Mass have been close so far, but Scorch Trials will win out simply thanks to better marketing and a wider audience. And Scorch Trials is shaping up to be big, at least in comparison to recent box office numbers.
It was a long fall to 3rd place, with War Room making less than a third of what The Visit pulled in. The faith-based family film sits at $39.6 million domestically, surpassing both writer-director Alex Kendrick’s previous successes Courageous and Fireproof.
In a weekend of thriller releases, writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit opens alongside The Perfect Guy. The newcomers will claim the top 2 spots, simply from a lack of other options at the theater.
In an unexpected upset, War Room seems to have gotten some heavenly help to reach the #1 spot this Labor Day weekend. Officially keeping Straight Outta Compton from holding onto first place for a solid month, the faith-based film saw a minimal 16% drop from last week and pulled in just shy of $9.5 million in its second weekend.
It’s been a rough few weeks to say the least, and the Labor Day box office look to be as lazy as ever. The drop off we’ll see this weekend will be considerably smaller, closer to 20-30%. Still, it’s not looking good for newcomers The Transporter Refueled and A Walk in the Woods.
Nothing can top Straight Outta Compton going into its 3rd weekend, even with a 40-45% fall. At $118.9 million total, Compton has nearly doubled its $60 million opening. The box office was lackluster last weekend, and it doesn’t look like it’ll be anywhere close to recovering until mid-September
What with a weekend of low-earnings and some small, unexpected wins, it looks like the summer season is truly at a close. Compton suffered from a 56% drop, while Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation fell only 33%.
Even with three more openers this weekend–Sinister 2, American Ultra, and Hitman: Agent 47–Straight Outta Compton has nothing to fear. Let’s be real, none of them have the amazing word of mouth, the inventive marketing, or the wide audience.
In another stellar example of Universal making all the right calls this year, Straight Outta Compton shot to an unexpected $60 million this weekend. Ahead of both Ant-Man‘s $57 million opening weekend and Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation‘s $55.5 million.
Universal’s looking at yet another win with Straight Outta Compton this weekend, as the biopic is receiving a lot of positive word of mouth. Rogue Nation will keep killing it, even with some competition in the action/espionage realm from opener The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Continuing a string of disappointing box office opening weekends, Fantastic Four might be the roughest of them all. At a rumored $120 million budget, Four limped to a pitiful $25.7 million over the weekend. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation claimed the top spot for its 2nd week out, falling less than 50% from last weekend.
There’s enough opening this weekend to rattle the box office, even if any summer sizzle has fizzled out and there’ll be nothing truly shaken up. Even with stellar talent involved, Fantastic Four isn’t looking so hot in early reviews.
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation held its breath to a $55 million opening, far better than hoped for given early projections, but right in line with our thoughts last Thursday. That puts Rogue Nation right behind Ant-Man‘s $57 million opening and a little ahead of San Andreas‘s $54.6 million.
Vacation doesn’t have a shot against Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, but it doesn’t need to given its much more modest budget ($35 million to $150 million). Plus, Vacation will at least avoid Pixels’ embarrassment of finishing second to Ant-Man last week.
Even after dropping 56% in its 2nd week, Ant-Man reigned, shutting out Pixels by only $0.9 million. As predicted, this weekend had a lot of close calls, with the front-runners all within $8 million of each other. Pixels was hampered by extremely negative reviews.
Now that Jurassic World’s become the 3rd highest grossing film ever, and officially moved out of the top 5, there’s no real contender for a little while. In the meantime, Pixels and Paper Towns will keep the box office steady for now.