Weekend Wrap-Up

Two Sequels and Warcraft Keep Box Office in its Funk

By John Hamann

June 12, 2016

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Fifth is X-Men: Apocalypse, which continues to get pasted in the weekend drop department. This weekend, the Fox release earned only $10.0 million, which gives it a decline of 56%, after falling 65% last weekend. While it won’t be the lowest earning X-Men film, it will be close. It will get by X-Men: First Class (ironically the best X-Men film is the franchise’s lowest earner) at $146 million, but will have to work to get by the original’s $156 million, which it earned in 2000. So far, X-men Apocalypse has pulled in $136.37 million domestically, and (thankfully for Fox) over $300 million from overseas theaters.

Sixth is last weekend’s slight surprise, Me Before You, and unsurprisingly this weekend it tanks, much like Fault in our Stars, which plunged 69% in its second session after opening to $48 million. Me Before You, after opening to $18.7 million, dropped 51% to $9.21 million this weekend giving us a sign it’s heading for a quick exit. Regardless, this is going to be a winner for Warner Bros. and MGM, as it cost only $20 million to make and has earned $36.82 million at the domestic box office already. Overseas, it had also picked up another $15 million prior to the start of the weekend.

The Angry Birds Movie takes the seventh spot, earning $6.7 million. It fell 34%, and continues to work toward a respectable domestic gross. It has picked up $98.17 million in North America thus far, and will cross that $100 million mark next weekend. Overseas, the total is approaching $200 million, so all will be fine financially for this $73 million film.

Alice Through The Looking Glass is eighth, as it tries to quietly slip away. Alice earned only $5.54 million this weekend, giving it a drop of 51%, following a 58% decline the weekend before. The $170 million Disney film has now earned only $62.43 million on the domestic side, and has $125 million on the overseas side, so it looks like Disney will take at least a $250 million writedown on this one.


Ninth is Captain America: Civil War, which is spending its sixth weekend in the top ten. This time, Cap and his former friends pulled in $4.3 million, dropping 45% from last weekend. Civil War has now picked up $396.86 million, and will be seeing $400 million shortly. Overseas, it’s also a monster, picking up almost $750 million.

Tenth is The Jungle Book, which looks to spend its last weekend in the top ten over its ninth weekend of release. The Jungle Book earned $2.72 in weekend nine, dropping 39%, but moving its domestic take up to $352.65 million. That in turn pushes the worldwide gross beyond the $900 million mark, and the question now is if it can get to $1 billion, like Disney has with Zootopia and Captain America. It has one more market to open in – Japan – but it will likely need $90 million from that country alone to hit the $1 billion worldwide mark.

Overall, the box office was miles away from last year, as one year ago today, Universal was celebrating a $208 million opening frame for Jurassic World. This weekend, the top 12 continued to struggle, earning $145.24 million. That’s better than the last few non-Memorial Day weekends, going back to Captain America: Civil War. Next weekend, things are going to get better really fast. Disney and Pixar open Finding Dory next weekend. It’s getting a ton of love from critics and should have a $100 million plus opening weekend. The other opener is Central Intelligence, which is a bit more of a wild card, but stars Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, so anything could happen.

Top Weekend Box Office for 6/10/16-6/12/16 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 The Conjuring 2 Warner Bros. $40,350,000 New $40,350,000
2 Warcraft Universal $24,355,975 New $24,355,975
3 Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate $23,025,000 New $23,025,000
4 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Paramount $14,800,000 -58% $61,040,000
5 X-men: Apocalypse Fox $10,000,000 -56% $136,374,000
6 Me Before You Warner Bros. $9,210,000 -51% $36,823,000
7 The Angry Birds Movie Sony $6,700,000 -34% $98,170,000
8 Alice Through the Looking Glass Disney $5,544,821 -51% $62,437,432
9 Captain America: Civil War Disney $4,300,195 -45% $396,857,343
10 The Jungle Book Disney $2,721,250 -39% $352,649,939
11 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Universal $2,135,415 -56% $53,103,640
12 The Nice Guys Warner Bros. $2,100,000 -39% $32,642,000
  Also Opening/Notables
Te3n Reliance $284,040 New $284,040
Genius Warner Bros. $100,000 New $100,000
De Palma A24 $30,856 New $30,856
The Music of Strangers The Orchard $30,083 New $30,083
Tikkun Kino Lorber $3,730 New $3,730
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Universal $1,715,505 -63% $8,346,795
The Wailing Well Go Usa $133,941 -39% $551,858
The Witness Filmrise $15,000 3% $35,094
Weiner IFC Films $175,000 -19% $850,000
Maggie's Plan Sony Classics $690,592 384% $1,138,363
Love & Friendship Roadside Attractions $1,500,000 -30% $9,500,000
The Lobster A24 $991,984 -32% $5,557,045
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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