Weekend Wrap-Up

Logan vs Kong: Battle of the Blockbusters

By John Hamann

March 12, 2017

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Get Out is no slouch in third, as the horror film with something to stay continued to stay relevant in weekend three. The Universal/Blumhouse release earned another $6 million on its third Friday ($1.5 million MORE than its production budget), and was down only 25% from its second Friday at $8 million. The weekend amount came in at $21.1 million, off a slim 25% compared to last weekend. The Jordan Peele release crossed the $100 million mark on Saturday, its 16th day, the same amount of time it took Fifty Shades Darker to hit the same amount. The domestic total for Get Out has now reached $111 million and is destined to be the biggest Jason Blum flick ever, as it chases Split, which has earned $135 million so far. Get Out also starts to get some overseas play next weekend.

Lionsgate's religious themed flick, The Shack, drops one spot to fourth this weekend. The Octavia Spencer as God film earned another $10 million, dropping 38% compared to its $16.2 million opening. That's not terrible for a religious flick that often gets its disciples out over opening weekend, especially a terribly made film like this. The Shack has now earned $32.3 million stateside.

The LEGO Batman Movie enjoys another weekend as the only kids' flick out there. In its fifth weekend, LEGO Batman earned another $7.8 million and fell 33%. The $80 million Warner Bros. flick has reaped $159 million stateside and has crossed the $115 million mark overseas, as it approaches $300 million worldwide.

Before I Fall manages a repeat sixth place finish, finding itself in the same spot it opened to last weekend. The teen Groundhog Day managed to pick up another $3.1 million in its second frame and declined 34%. The $5 million film has now earned $9 million, and no one should get harmed from this result.


Hidden Figures holds nicely considering it lost 160 or so theaters in its 10th weekend of wide release. Hidden Figures picked up another $2.8 million and fell a slim 28% compared to last weekend. The domestic gross now sits at $162.9 million, and the worldwide has crossed the $200 million mark – all against a budget of only $25 million.

John Wick: Chapter 2 is eighth and picks up another $2.7 million. The sequel dropped 44% compared to last weekend and lifted its domestic total up to $87.4 million. The $40 million film will be nicely profitable for Lionsgate, considering it has earned over $65 million overseas and still has some markets to come.

La La Land is our ninth place film. The almost Best Picture winner earned $1.8 million in its zillionth weekend of release and fell 41% compared to last weekend. The domestic total has reached $148.4 million, and overseas revenue has crossed the $268 million mark – all against a tiny $30 million budget.

Fifty Shades Darker is tenth, as Universal has to be thankful for overseas audiences supporting this one. Fifty Shades earned another $1.6 million and declined 54% compared to last weekend. The domestic tally for the $55 million film has hit $112.5 million, but the driving force overseas crossed the $255 million mark this weekend.

Overall, the box office remains up compared to last year, due to a strong top 3. The top 12 films earned $152.4 million this weekend, where last year's comparable weekend managed $122 million. Next weekend, another log hits the fire, as Beauty and the Beast is sure to dominate when it goes out to more than 4,000 screens. It is joined by The Belko Experiment, the horror flick adapted by the writer/director of Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn.

Top Weekend Box Office for 3/10/17-3/12/17 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 Kong: Skull Island Warner Bros. $61,015,000 New $61,015,000
2 Logan Fox $37,850,000 -57% $152,656,000
3 Get Out Universal $21,072,000 -25% $111,054,000
4 The Shack Lionsgate $10,050,000 -38% $32,268,691
5 The LEGO Batman Movie Warner Bros. $7,820,000 -33% $159,024,000
6 Before I Fall Open Road Films $3,107,910 -34% $9,036,722
7 Hidden Figures Fox $2,765,000 -28% $162,865,000
8 John Wick: Chapter 2 Lionsgate $2,700,000 -44% $87,423,211
9 La La Land Lionsgate $1,770,000 -41% $148,445,589
10 Fifty Shades Darker Universal $1,629,000 -54% $112,922,000
11 Lion Weinstein Co. $1,361,350 -36% $48,684,795
12 Fist Fight Warner Bros. $1,325,000 -54% $30,515,000
  Also Opening/Notables
  Badrinath Ki Dulhania Fip $850,000 New $850,000
  The Ottoman Lieutenant Paladin $173,750 New $173,750
  The Sense of an Ending Cbs Films $42,000 New $42,000
  Personal Shopper IFC Films $92,516 New $92,516
  Rock Dog Lionsgate $1,025,000 -55% $8,240,561
  Table 19 FOX SEARCHLIGHT $850,000 -46% $2,986,000
  The Last Word Bleecker Street $74,683 +136% $114,370
  Donald Cried The Orchard $4,809 -40% $15,944
  Junction 48 The Orchard $1,325 -76% $9,198
  Love & Taxes Abramorama $2,756 +62% $5,486
  The Great Wall Universal $1,246,000 -66% $43,817,000
  Kedi Oscilloscope $322,500 +36% $1,008,060
  I Am Not Your Negro Magnolia $275,000 -42% $6,000,000
  Moonlight A24 $1,000,750 -57% $26,994,479
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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