Weekend Wrap-Up

Fate Wins by Default as Guardians Assemble

By John Hamann

April 30, 2017

Ah, the old Get Charlize to Look the Wrong Way During the Cast Photo gag. A classic

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The Boss Baby slips to fifth but holds decently. The DreamWorks release earned $9.05 million in its 5th weekend, and drops a respectable 29%. The domestic total has hit $148.47 million, and the international haul reaches $248.16 million this weekend. It cost $125 million to make, so is reaching the point where producer DreamWorks and distributor Fox will get to celebrate a financially successful picture.

Beauty and the Beast drops into sixth. This weekend, its 7th, the Disney release earned another $6.4 million, falling 34%. Everything now is gravy for Disney , as Beauty has earned $480.1 million on the domestic side, and had a stunning $630 million gross overseas before the weekend began, for a combined total well beyond $1.1 billion, moving it further and further up the all time worldwide biggest grossers list, pulling ahead of Skyfall (15th all time) and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (14th).

Seventh is Going In Stle, as the senior citizen heist film starts to make its way toward the exit. Style earned another $3.58 million and drops 27% compared to last weekend. The New Line release has earned $37.32 million stateside against a budget of only $25 million, but has an additional $20 million from overseas theatres.

Eight is The Smurfs: The Lost Village (which we are thankfully almost done with), and it earns $3.32 million this weekend, dropping 32% compared to the last frame. The $60 million film has earned $37.32 million stateside, but before Mom and Dad cheer about the death of this franchise, remember that overseas has pulled in more than $100 million, which will help with the $60 million budget.


Coming in at ninth is Gifted, the Fox Searchlight flick about a genius child. After a $4.55 million gross last weekend, Fox Searchlight added another couple of hundred screens, but the film still fell 28% compared to last weekend, earning $3.3 million. Gifted was made for only $7 million, so a gross so far of $15.83 million is looking pretty good, in a market where many films like this simply come to die.

That means in tenth is Unforgettable, the movie audeniences love to hate, whether they've seen Katherine Heigl's latest project or not. The Warner Bros. film limps out of the weekend adding only $2.35 million to its take, which now stands at an anemic $8.89 million.

Overall this weekend, the top 12 films at the box office earned $82.83 million, as the box office took another weekend off in anticipation of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel. Last year over the same weekend, the top 12 earned $99 million, as Keanu and Mother's Day both opened softly, and the 3rd weekend of The Jungle Book which earned $43.7 million. Next weekend, I think we all know what's coming, and if you're like me, can't wait for this losing streak to end.

Top Weekend Box Office for 4/28/17-4/30/17 (Estimates)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 The Fate of the Furious Universal $19,389,000 -50% $192,721,000
2 How To Be a Latin Lover Lionsgate $12,018,500 New $12,018,500
3 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India Films $10,138,000 New $10,138,000
4 The Circle STX Entertainment $9,320,000 New $9,320,000
5 The Boss Baby Fox $9,050,000 -29% $148,466,000
6 Beauty And the Beast Disney $6,400,000 -34% $480,100,000
7 Going In Style Warner Bros. $3,580,000 -27% $37,320,000
8 Smurfs: The Lost Village Sony $3,315,000 -32% $37,319,000
9 Gifted Fox Searchlight $3,300,000 -28% $15,830,000
10 Unforgettable Warner Bros. $2,345,000 -51% $8,884,000
11 Born in China Disney $2,243,000 -53% $8,677,000
12 The Lost City of Z Bleecker Street $1,732,000 -18% $4,833,000
  Also Opening/Notables
Sleight Bh Tilt $1,690,000 New $1,690,000
Buster's Mal Heart Well Go Usa $7,800 New $7,800
Bang! The Bert Berns Story Abramorama $4,227 New $8,875
The Promise Warner Independent Pictures $1,411,814 -66% $7,035,000
Phoenix Forgotten Cinelou Films $750,000 -59% $3,000,000
Free Fire A24 $287,818 -71% $1,700,850
Norman Sony Classics $235,627 90% $540,585
Colossal Neon $502,130 -13% $2,071,714
Their Finest STX Entertainment $460,000 -14% $1,780,000
The Zookeeper's Wife Focus Features $1,000,000 -28% $14,813,000
Get Out Universal $1,716,000 3% $172,540,000
Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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