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Strange Days Indeed at the Box Office

By John Hamann

November 6, 2016

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The Accountant is sixth, and didn't get punished nearly as badly as Inferno, despite all of the new product this weekend. In its fourth weekend, the Ben Affleck starrer earned another $6 million and declined 30%. The $44 million Warner Bros. release has now earned $70.9 million stateside, and has another $38 million away from North America.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back has another tough weekend. The Tom Cruise film earned $5.6 million this weekend and dropped 42%,, following a 58% drop last weekend. The $60 million Paramount release has now earned $49.2 million. It has a crossed the $100 million worldwide mark, though, as the overseas gross has reached $63 million.

Ouija: Origin of Evil is eighth. After earning $7.1 million last weekend, the spooker fell 44% to $4 million in its third frame. The good news is that this one cost Universal only $9 million to make, so a $31.4 million domestic gross and another $33 million overseas will leave this one in fine shape.


Ninth is The Girl on the Train, the latest from my girlfriend, Emily Blunt. The Girl earned another $2.8 million and declined 37%. The $45 million film has earned $70.7 million domestically and $140 million worldwide.

Tenth is Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, which has now been in the top ten for six weekends. This time around, the Tim Burton film earned $2.1 million and dropped 48%. The domestic total has hit $83.3 million, and the overseas is at $170 million, but it's not enough for a film with a $110 million price tag (plus marketing).

Overall this weekend, the box office is back. The top 12 films earned a powerful $182.2 million, taking down last year's $151.4 million total. Next weekend, Doctor Strange and friends will face off against three more releases; however, none of them is getting more than 2,300 screens. The leader of the pack is The Arrival with Amy Adams and directed by Denis Villeneuve. Joining The Arrival is Almost Christmas, a Will Packer production with Gabrielle Union and Omar Epps, and Shut In with Naomi Watts, a scary flick being released two weeks after Halloween.

Top Weekend Box Office for 11/4/16-11/6/16 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 Doctor Strange Disney $84,989,000 New $84,989,000
2 Trolls Fox $45,600,000 New $45,600,000
3 Hacksaw Ridge Lionsgate $14,750,000 New $14,750,000
4 Boo! a Madea Halloween Lionsgate $7,800,000 - 55% $64,990,000
5 Inferno Sony $6,250,000 - 58% $26,100,000
6 The Accountant Warner Bros. $5,950,000 - 30% $70,858,000
7 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Paramount $5,580,000 - 42% $49,240,000
8 Ouija: Origin of Evil Universal $3,982,000 - 44% $31,372,000
9 The Girl On the Train Universal $2,774,000 - 37% $70,732,000
10 Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children Fox $2,100,000 - 48% $83,334,000
11 Moonlight A24 $1,332,414 + 57% $3,087,112
12 Keeping Up With the Joneses Fox $1,140,000 - 66% $13,355,000
  Also Opening/Notables
  Loving Focus Features $175,000 New $175,000
  The Eagle Huntress Sony Classics $53,848 New $66,810
  Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Fip $800,000 - 63% $3,636,000
  American Pastoral Lionsgate $82,000 - 8% $418,865
  The Handmaiden Magnolia $275,000 - 16% $900,000
  Certain Women IFC Films $168,750 - 10% $724,750
  Deepwater Horizon Lionsgate $795,000 - 62% $59,964,000
  Storks Warner Bros. $1,041,000 - 63% $70,009,000
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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