Weekend Wrap-Up

Finding Dory Sparks Summer Box Office

By John Hamann

June 19, 2016

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X-Men Apocalypse is sixth. Following an underwhelming $65 million debut, the Bryan Singer fell 65% and then 57% on the domestic side, while it was thankfully lighting it up overseas. This weekend, X-Men fall 48%, earning only $5.21 million in weekend four. Domestically, it has earned $146.1 million - still less than X-Men: First Class, but it has earned a powerful $364 million overseas, which will bail this one and its $178 million budget out.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is seventh, as it picks up another $5.2 million. Now in its third weekend, the Ninja Turtle sequel also got dropped on its head, declining 64%. Obviously, movie patrons have simply been waiting for ANYTHING ELSE and got it this weekend, but it is leading to huge drops across the board. Out of the Shadows now has a domestic total of $71.9 million and has earned about the same overseas - despite a mile high budget of $135 million.

Me Before You also continues its freefall, but not as bad as the boy movies mentioned above. Me Before You, after opening to $18.7 million, fell 52% in its second frame to $9 million, and plunges again in weekend three by 54% as it earns $4.2 million. Warner Bros. smartly spent only $20 million on this, so its worldwide gross beyond $80 million is very good news for the studio.

The Disney misfire of the year, Alice Through The Looking Glass, is ninth. Alice earned only $3.6 million this weekend and drops 36%, bringing its domestic total up to $69.3 million. The $166 million earned overseas thus far isn't going to be enough, as this one cost $170 million to make.


Captain America: Civil War finishes 10th, as Disney dominates the top and bottom of the top 12 films. Civil War earned $2.3 million in its seventh weekend. It crossed the $400 million mark on Saturday, its 44th day of release (three days faster than Iron Man 3), and becomes only the 19th film in history to do so. The domestic total for the $250 million film has reached $401.3 million, and the overseas amount is approaching the $750 million mark.

The Jungle Book, another big Disney earner, pulled in $1.3 million this weekend. That brings its domestic total up to $103.2 million, and the worldwide total to about $922 million. To hit the billion dollar mark, The Jungle Book will need to earn $80 million in Japan when it opens there on August 11th. And finally, Zootopia earned another $1 million this weekend. Its domestic total is now $339.5 million, and the worldwide has just gone further past the $1 billion mark.

Overall this weekend, I don't have to tell you the box office has gone from fully dead to fully alive. The top 12 last weekend earned $143.6 million, where this weekend comes in at $225.9 million. Surprisingly, it still lags behind last year when Jurassic World earned $106.5 million in weekend two and Inside Out opened to $90 million. The total for the top 12 last year was an awesome $242.4 million. Next weekend, the hits could keep coming. Openers include Independence Day: Resurgence, Free State of Jones with Mathew McConaughey, The Shallows with Blake Lively, and The Neon Demon, the strange Cannes entry with Elle Fanning.

Top Weekend Box Office for 6/17/16-6/19/16 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 Finding Dory Disney $136,183,170 New $136,183,170
2 Central Intelligence Warner Bros. $34,500,000 New $34,500,000
3 The Conjuring 2 Warner Bros. $15,555,000 - 62% $71,730,086
4 Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate $9,650,000 - 57% $41,362,529
5 Warcraft Universal $6,520,000 - 73% $37,711,525
6 X0men: Apocalypse Fox $5,210,000 - 47% $146,057,836
7 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Paramount $5,200,000 - 64% $71,929,574
8 Me Before You Warner Bros. $4,155,000 - 54% $46,355,854
9 Alice Through the Looking Glass Disney $3,615,385 - 36% $69,318,209
10 Captain America: Civil War Disney $2,296,207 - 47% $401,277,176
11 The Angry Birds Movie Sony $1,700,000 - 74% $103,190,847
12 The Jungle Book Disney $1,294,860 - 53% $355,715,511
  Also Opening/Notables
  Clown Weinstein Co. $27,000 New $27,000
  Te3n Reliance $0 - 100% $0
  Genius Warner Bros. $306,070 +211% $442,620
  De Palma A24 $37,659 + 24% $81,420
  Love & Friendship Roadside Attractions $797,040 - 43% $10,992,864
  The Lobster A24 $647,570 - 34% $6,311,246
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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