Part of the reason Star Trek Beyond fell short here at home is thanks to the crowded summer box office. This is only the sixth weekend on record to have five separate films each gross at least $20 million in the same weekend, after all, and 3rd through 5th place were all very nearly tied.
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Another prospective summer tentpole, Star Trek Beyond, bows this weekend after its world premiere at SDCC on Wednesday, though it remains to be seen if it can break out past other live action studio hopefuls that have had lackluster openings this year.
Finding Dory did it again over the 4th of July weekend, swimming past guppies The Legend of Tarzan and The Purge: Election Year to the top of the 4-day weekend box office – the third straight week that the Pixar sequel has held the number one spot.
Finding Dory will just keep swimming to the top spot again this weekend, leaving the real battle for 2nd place. Newcomers The Purge: Election Year, The Legend of Tarzan, and The BFG will duke it out to see where they land in spots 2nd through 4th.
Just like fellow Disney-Pixar all star Toy Story 3, Finding Dory fell only 46% in its second weekend, blowing big budget newcomer Independence Day: Resurgence out of the water and bypassing our projection by nearly $6 million to take its rightful 1st place.
To say that Finding Dory has made a, well, splash, is an understatement. It’s a tidal wave, at least. Dory will stick around in 1st place for at least another weekend, easily holding off new openers Independence Day: Resurgence, Free State of Jones, and The Shallows.
Finding Nemo was the highest opening Disney-Pixar had ever seen. And though the best opening has since been taken over by Toy Story 3 in 2010, Nemo is still the third highest grossing film in their repertoire. Early estimates are putting Dory between the two, though some outsize projections have it beating out TS3.
The Conjuring 2 easily scared up a 1st place win this weekend, pulling out all the spooky stops to open at $40.4 million, just $1.5 million shy of the 2013 original and a little ahead of last week’s prediction. Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 flip-flopped, with Warcraft claiming 2nd and finishing about as expected with $24.2 million for its first weekend.
Only three of the Top 10 films this weekend aren’t sequels, and only one of those resides in the Top 5. Newcomers The Conjuring 2, Now You See Me 2, and Warcraft will take the top spots, and though 1st place is easy, 2nd and 3rd are a bit more up in the air.
Everything performed about as expected this weekend, with the notable exception of 2nd place X-Men: Apocalypse falling faster than anticipated and Me Before You picking up the slack. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows brought in its predicted $35 million, certainly not wowing anyone.
The Turtles face off against Professor X’s students this weekend in something reminiscent of mid-90s Saturday morning cartoons. Out of the Shadows should have no problem claiming 1st place, with X-Men: Apocalypse trailing behind in its second week out.
With a X-Men: Apocalypse on the horizon and the follow up to the Disney’s live action Alice in Wonderland on its heels, how will things shake out this holiday weekend?
Predicting this weekend is like splitting hairs. Captain America: Civil War will have a sizable third weekend to be sure, but newcomers The Angry Birds Movie and Neighbors 2 will duke it out for a chance at 1st place.
Captain America: Civil War fell harder than expected, a nearly 60% decline thanks to The Jungle Book barely dropping at all, and Money Monster over-performing. The latest Marvel flick pulled in $72.6 million in its second weekend out, bringing its domestic total to $295.966 million and worldwide to $942,892 million.
Captain America: Civil War will easily take the top spot in its second weekend, facing no real competition from newcomers Money Monster or The Darkness.
Though Captain America: Civil War’s opening wasn’t quite as fanciful as we’d imagined, $179 million is now the record to beat for 2016. Even if it didn’t clear $200 million, it’s a great start, taking into account it’s $84 million higher than the last Captain America flick’s opening.
If you’ve somehow avoided seeing Captain America: Civil War advertised literally everywhere—from pizza boxes to Audi commercials—then FYI: lines might be long at your local theater this weekend.
As expected, Disney’s The Jungle Book took the top spot at the box office over the weekend, pulling in over $43 million with just a 29% drop from the week before. That’s a roaring first three weeks for the live-action spectacular, which officially passed the $250 million domestic mark on Sunday as it surpassed the studio’s estimates.
The Jungle Book is poised to overtake the domestic cumulative of every Disney remake but Alice In Wonderland by Sunday night, leaving it around $250 million on Monday morning. Meanwhile, Key & Peele’s cat-centered comedy Keanu will claw its way into second.
After a stunning first weekend that earned it the second place spot for record April openings, The Jungle Book has earned itself the title of fifth biggest movie in 2016 after only 5 days. And while the original Huntsman opened at $56 million, Winter’s War is looking at a far lower number, likely shy of $30 million in 2nd place.
Exceeding everyone’s expectations, The Jungle Book went above and beyond, firmly claiming the second place spot of all Disney live action remakes. Though still falling a bit shy of Alice in Wonderland’s $116 million opening, Jungle’s $103 million take proves it has the four-quadrant appeal Disney was counting on.
With glowing reviews and an early $32 million in foreign sales last weekend, The Jungle Book is set to revive a box office that flagged in the quick drop-off of Batman v Superman. The number to beat is $67.9 million—that’s what the live action Cinderella remake made its first weekend last March.
While Batman v Superman will hold onto 1st place this weekend, it’ll be by the skin of its teeth. Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss will do its best to knock BvS down a peg, but its doubtful the comedy has what it takes to quite hit the mid-$20 million range.
To no one’s surprise, Batman v Superman fell, and fell fast – even harder than we anticipated. At a nearly 70% drop in its second weekend, and with a mere $15 million take on Friday, the Warner Bros. film gained the dubious honor of having the highest Friday-to-Friday drop of any big budget comic book movie ever.
Thanks to a total lack of competition, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will easily sweep the top spot for the second week in a row. Even a 60% drop will give it a second week take of at least $66 million, pushing its domestic gross close well over the $250 million mark.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will open big, ushering its whole cast to the land of giant openings seemingly reserved for Marvel superheroes. But will BvS set a new March record?
It’s become abundantly clear this week that there’s nothing stopping Zootopia, Disney’s newest winner has grossed $88.7 million in 9 days, averaging $5 million at both the Monday and Tuesday box offices before dropping to $3.7 million yesterday. Though it’s not the kind of runaway success Deadpool had, it’s nothing to scoff at.