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As 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.
Despite 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.
There was more than one surprise this weekend in the world of film — not just the Golden Globes, but the box office too. The true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson — three black women who worked at NASA — as told in the film Hidden Figures came out on top this weekend, making an impressive $22.8 million as it expanded to nearly 2,500 theaters.
A new year, a new box office report. Despite some stiff competition this weekend, repeat contenders Rogue One and Sing should have little trouble remaining on top. Meanwhile, Hidden Figures should perform better than expected and Underworld: Blood Wars and A Monster Calls will stumble.
With the holiday season comes an onslaught of new movies so in that vein we’re taking a look at all the movies opening over the next few days (and previously) and what kind of impact they’re expected to have on the box office, from Sing’s animated domination, to Assassin’s Creed lackluster performance, and Fences’ impressing showing.
Newcomer movies Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Collateral Beauty fell slightly short of our expectations, but Rogue One’s still massive intake helped Disney because the first studio ever to make over $7 billion globally at the box office. The remainder of the weekend’s box office fell more or less exactly where it was supposed to.
There’s a new Star Wars film and standalone film or not (which Rogue One is), it’s going to decimate any competition going up against it (and possibly make it into the top ten openings of all time). The more interesting races at the box office this weekend will be Moana versus newcomer Collateral Beauty and awards contenders Manchester by the Sea versus La La Land.
As expected, Moana was able to voyage past newcomer Office Christmas Party to be the top movie for the third weekend in a row, while Arrival and Doctor Strange continued to hang around the top five for their fifth and sixth weeks, respectively. Damien Chazelle’s award-winning musical La La Land managed the best opening per theater average of 2016, making $855,000 in only five theaters.
This weekend’s box office poses two interesting situations: which film will take the number one spot between Moana and Office Christmas Party and the intakes of the films outside of the top five, including Nocturnal Animals, Miss Sloane, and Manchester by the Sea.
It was a quiet weekend at the box office but with their new intakes, Disney’s Moana has become the sixth-largest film for the company’s animation studio, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the tenth-largest film of the year, and Marvel’s Doctor Strange is now the ninth-largest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. All are poised to climb even more as the year comes to an end.
The 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.
The 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.
Overall, 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.
Fantastic 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.
Doctor 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.
Doctor 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.
The 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.
Disney 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.
In 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.
This 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.
This 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.
Movie 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.
It 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.
Ben 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.
While 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.
The 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.
Director 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.
Tim 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.
While 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.
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.