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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (12.01.16)

moana-excerptThe only movie opening in wide-release this weekend is the barely heard of horror film Incarnate. The awards contender Jackie is opening in 5 theaters, and two other small films are also opening in limited release. All of this to say the weekend will be a repeat of movies you’ve seen here before, with Disney’s Moana leading the pack and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them not far behind.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (11.22.16)

moana-excerptThe upcoming five-day holiday weekend is set to be a crowded — and successful — one, with Disney’s Moana and Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them leading the pack with totals well over $50 million. Overall, this Thanksgiving box office is shaping up to be higher than both last year and the year before, which bodes well for the talk around a lackluster boxoffice.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (11.21.16)

fantastic-beasts-3Overall, this past weekend’s movie underperformed than we predicted, although every film more or less fell into their expected position. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new Harry Potter spinoff film, outperformed its competition with ease, while the R-rated teen flick The Edge of Seventeen failed to make an impression.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (11.17.16)

fantastic-beasts-excerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the start to a new franchise in the Harry Potter universe will help Warner Bros. topple Disney and Marvel at the box office, but several other films will be having their own intense battles to defeat each other this weekend.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (11.14.16)

Doctor Strange ExcerptDoctor Strange and Trolls continued to dominate the box office this past weekend, helping to bring the totals up by 56 percent over the same weekend last year. Plus, Arrival did far better than expected and this upcoming weekend is going to be a crowded and varied one at the theater.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (11.10.16)

Amy Adams (right) as Louise Banks in ARRIVAL by Paramount PicturesDoctor Strange and Trolls will continue their domination this weekend at the box office, while newcomers Arrival and Almost Christmas will duke it out for their spots in the top five. Plus, indie hits Moonlight and Loving continue to expand their theater presence.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (11.07.16)

Doctor Strange ExcerptThe trio of Doctor Strange, Trolls, and Hacksaw Ridge gave the fall box office a much needed resurgence of energy and numbers. Plus, Disney has surpassed $6 billion for the year and limited releases and buzzy awards contenders Moonlight and Loving are performing exceptionally well.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (11.03.16)

doctor-strange-excerptDisney and Marvel’s latest entry into the cinematic universe, Doctor Strange, will dominate the box office with ease. However, it won’t be the only film helping out our current box office slump as DreamWorks’ newest film, Trolls, is also poised to make a stand this weekend.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (10.31.16)

Boo A Madea Halloween ExcerptIn a surprise upset, Boo! A Madea Halloween took the box office crown for the second weekend in a row, while Inferno crashed and burned, Plus, Moonlight has crossed $1 million in just 36 theaters and Doctor Strangehas made $86 million in 33 territories before opening Stateside.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (10.27.16)

inferno-excerptThis weekend, beloved Hollywood star Tom Hanks will debut his return as the fictional symbologist Robert Langdon — seven years after his last outing as the character. Ultimately, that could be this movie’s downfall, even as it settles into first place with ease.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (10.24.16)

Boo A Madea Halloween ExcerptThis weekend, Tyler Perry beat Tom Cruise for the box office crown when Boo! A Madea Halloween took home $28.5 million, far more than anyone was expecting, and one of the largest opening weekends for a film about Perry’s Madea character.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (10.20.16)

Jack Reacher ExcerptMovie star Tom Cruise is back at it again with a sequel to his 2012 film Jack Reacher, based on Lee Child’s novel One Shot. After the surprisingly generous opening The Accountant received last weekend, which could likely be attributed to Ben Affleck’s draw, at least somewhat, it’s no small feat to think Cruise will be able to do the same this weekend.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (10.17.16)

The Accountant ExcerptIt looks like some of the people expected to see Kevin Hart: What Now? ended up opting for one of two thrillers playing in theaters right now: The Accountant and The Girl on the Train. The former hit it out of the park in its opening weekend, making nearly $10 million more than expected.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (10.13.16)

The Accountant ExcerptBen Affleck has always had a relatively good box office draw for his wide release films and while his latest film, The Accountant, won’t be on the higher end of the spectrum, it should be able to snag first place and earn some decent numbers. Plus: what other titles will make it into the top five this weekend.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (10.10.16)

Girl on the Train ExcerptWhile some films slightly underperformed this weekend, including the number one film The Girl on the Train, it was still a decent film for box office. Plus, Disney and Pixar’s Finding Dory became the year’s third film to cross the $1 billion threshold, joining two other Disney films.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (10.06.16)

girl-train-excerptThe Girl on the Train will take first place this weekend, but the two bigger questions are whether or not Hurricane Matthew will affect numbers and how the controversy surrounding The Birth of a Nation will shake out.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (10.03.16)

deep excerptDirector Tim Burton might be in some hot water with critics and fans for tone-deaf comments last week about the racial makeup of his newest movie, but it didn’t affect audience turnout at all. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, adapted from the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs, opened on the higher end this weekend, making a total of $28.8 million.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (09.29.16)

peregrine-excerptTim Burton, the famed director for his supernatural and darkly quirky aesthetic, is set to be king at the box office this weekend with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The Mark Wahlberg-led disaster film Deepwater Horizon will come in second.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (09.26.16)

magnificent-seven-tiff-excerptWhile the numbers might have ended up a little off, the basic lineup of films over the weekend was exactly as predicted. The Magnificent Seven, the new remake from director Antoine Fuqua, opened to a respectable $34.7 million, especially against a budget of $90 million.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (09.22.16)

Denzel Washington stars in MGM and Columbia Pictures' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.This weekend, the cowboys are riding in. Antoine Fuqua’s diverse remake of The Magnificent Seven is set to make a bold entrance in its opening weekend, tracking for an opening between $30 and $40 million, but the real race will be spots four and five.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (09.19.16)

Sully ExcerptAs expected, Sully continued to dominate in its second weekend. The real surprises came from Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, neither of which did nearly as well as had been expected.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (09.15.16)

Blair Witch ExcerptSully will continue its reign as the number one film this weekend, but there are three new films opening tomorrow and they’ll all make their mark on the box office top five.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (09.12.16)

Sully ExcerptSully, the latest film from Clint Eastwood about real-life pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (played by Tom Hanks), may be about a crash-landing, but the film did anything but in its first weekend in theaters. Instead, the film absolutely soared to an opening of $35 million, well on its way to passing its $60 million budget, and far more than most experts were safely predicting.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (09.08.16)

Sully ExcerptThis weekend will see a new film (Clint Eastwood’s Sully) claim the number one spot at the domestic box office. In fact, this weekend’s box office will have a lot of new blood, which is refreshing. New films open every week, but the box office has felt particularly stagnant as of late so to see three new titles in the top five is a good sight.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (09.06.16)

Pete's Dragon ExcerptOverall, Labor Day maintained its reputation as a quieter movie weekend, but it still had some surprises to discuss, including Pete’s Dragon surprising jump from sixth to fourth place as it nears a global box office of $100 million. Meanwhile, Don’t Breathe made sure to end the summer movie season on a high note.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (09.01.16)

Light Between Oceans ExcerptNewcomers The Light Between Oceans and Morgan will be able to place in this holiday weekend’s box office top five, but it still won’t be enough to topple Don’t Breathe. Still, the notoriously low-performing weekend won’t have a few surpass $20 million.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (08.29.16)

Don't Breathe ExcerptAs expected, Don’t Breathe, the new horror film from Fede Alvarez, knocked Suicide Squad from first place, but it did so with an unexpectedly high box office. Taking in a little over $26 million in its first three days, the film absolutely shattered expectations and further cemented the horror genre’s domination of the box office this year (alongside animation).

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (08.25.16)

Don't BreatheAfter three weeks of dominating the box office, Suicide Squad is finally about to be dethroned. As we shake off the disappointing summer blockbuster season, smaller, more genre-focused films are bowing into theaters, including this weekend’s inevitable number one, the horror film Don’t Breathe.

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Your Weekend Box Office Actuals (08.22.16)

Suicide Squad ExcerptSuicide Squad was able to remain on top of the box office results for the third weekend in a row, giving it another accomplishment to add to its growing list. The rest of the films proved some of the most predictable in recent weekends.

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Your Complete Weekend Box Office Tracking, Predictions, & Analysis (08.18.16)

War Dogs ExcerptSuicide Squad might come out on top for the third week in a row, but that’s the least interesting box office story here. Rather, will Sausage Party maintain its second spot, or will War Dogs ruin that? And will Ben-Hur be able to crack the top five?

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