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Memorial Day Top Two Net Soft $73 million at the Box Office

By John Hamann

May 29, 2016

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Love & Friendship, the small, historic comedy-drama from Whit Stillman expanded from 47 screens last weekend to 493 this weekend, and enters the top ten because of it. Love & Friendship managed a weekend take of $2.5 million, giving it a venue average of $5,063. This small, $3 million film now has a domestic gross of $3.5 million and has yet to open overseas.

Tenth is Zootopia, as the 13-weekend-old Disney earner could not be pushed out of the top ten this Memorial Day weekend. Zootopia earned another $831,000 and dropped 51%. This is likely Zootopia’s last weekend in the top ten, and it leaves us with a massive gross to date of $335.9 million.




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The Darkness, this month’s disposable horror film, is 11th. This weekend, The Darkness earned $750,000 and fell 67% compared to last weekend. The $4 million film has now earned $10 million.
Finally, A24’s The Lobster finishes twelfth. This odd, festival-embraced film earned $750 thousand, after expanding from 24 theatres last weekend to 116 theatres this weekend. The Colin Farrell release has pulled in just under $10 million stateside.

Overall this Memorial Day Weekend, the box office improved a little over last year, but that’s not saying much as last year Tomorrowland flopped, leading the box office with only a $33 million opening weekend. The box office was lucky last year, as films like Pitch Perfect 2, Mad Max: Fury Road and Avengers: Age of Ultron provided the openers some much needed support, and drove the top 12 to $147.5 million. This year, the top 12 films earned $158.4 million. Next weekend, three new releases hit screens: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows opens, as does Andy Samberg’s Popstar: Never Stop Stopping, and Me Before You, the latest dying teen drama.


Top Weekend Box Office for 5/27/16-5/29/16 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 X0men: Apocalypse Fox $65,000,000 New $65,000,000
2 Alice Through the Looking Glass Disney $28,112,000 New $28,112,000
3 The Angry Birds Movie Sony $18,700,000 - 51% $66,000,000
4 Captain America: Civil War Disney $15,135,000 - 54% $372,600,000
5 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Universal $9,100,000 - 58% $38,350,000
6 The Jungle Book Disney $6,967,000 - 36% $338,500,000
7 The Nice Guys WARNER BROS. $6,370,000 - 43% $21,750,000
8 Money Monster Sony $4,250,000 - 39% $33,900,000
9 Love & Friendship Roadside Attractions $2,496,000 + 346% $3,489,000
10 Zootopia Disney $831,000 - 51% $336,000,000
11 The Darkness Dimension Films $750,000 - 67% $9,850,000
12 The Lobster A24 $725,092 + 82% $1,540,000
  Also Opening/Notables
  Weiner IFC Films $164,970 + 93% $295,000
  Maggie's Plan Sony Classics $105,387 + 66% $193,865
  Ma Ma Oscilloscope $16,000 + 69% $26,000
  A Bigger Splash FOX SEARCHLIGHT $400,000 + 22% $1,320,000
  The Meddler Sony Classics $541,515 - 31% $2,984,733
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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