Last Weekend's Guardians Climax Makes Box Office Sleepy
By John Hamann
May 14, 2017
The Fate of the Furious is fourth, as the gang forgets to wear seat belts and is tossed downward from second in the previous frame. Now out for five weekends, FF8 earned another $5.3 million and fell 38%. The massive sequel has now found $215 on the domestic side and a massive $978 million overseas.
In fifth is The Boss Baby, who is going to be a teenager before leaving the top ten. In its seventh weekend, the DreamWorks film earned another $4.6 million and declined 23%. The domestic tally has now hit $162.4 million, and the global total has reached $456 million.
Beauty and the Beast is sixth. It spends weekend nine earning another $3.9 million, off 24% from last weekend. The Disney behemoth has now earned $493.2 million on the domestic side. It should hit $500 million in the next couple of weeks, and passed the $700 million mark overseas.
How to Be A Latin Lover dropped to seventh and earned $3.8 million. The Pantelion film, which cost $10 million to make, has earned $26.1 million stateside.
Lowriders, the new release distributed by BH Tilt opened in eighth, despite being out to only 295 screens. The drama about about a family and a car earned $2.4 million and has a venue average of $8,180. With an A Cinemascore, and this result, BH Tilt will likely expand this one next weekend.
The Circle barely managed to stay in the top ten, as the STX film continued its freefall. This weekend, the Tom Hanks film earned $1.7 million and fell 56%. STX sold off the foreign rights, leaving a budget of $18 million. It has earned $18.9 million domestically to date.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is our tenth place film. The release from Great India Films earned $1.5 million and has now tallied $18.9 million domestically.
Finishing outside the top ten is The Wall, the new film from director Doug Liman. The Wall was released to 541 screens and picked up $892,000.
Overall, the box office was down from last year, as the openers couldn't keep the Guardians 2 momentum. The top 12 this weekend earned $121.0 million, where a year ago, Captain America's second weekend led the top 12 to $124.3 million. Next weekend, in the hopes of getting that momentum again, Fox releases Alien Covenant, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, while Warner Bros. Releases Everything, Everything.