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Weekend Wrap-Up

Spider-Man Comes Home to Marvel

By David Mumpower and Kim Hollis

July 9, 2017

A Spider-Man can hang out comfortably anywhere.

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As already mentioned, Wonder Woman is shaping up to be the #1 movie through the summer. The Warner Bros./DC joint venture added $10.1 million to its coffers, a 36% decline from last weekend. That brings the running total for the Patty Jenkins-directed film to $368.8 million, and it continues to run strong, having yet to fall out of double-digit earnings. The overseas revenue sits at $377 million, giving Wonder Woman a worldwide total of $745.8 million. It’s coming up on Guardians of the Galaxy for second place domestically in 2017, and it currently sits in fourth place on the worldwide chart.

Transformers: The Last Knight continues its rapid descent down the charts, as this franchise just isn’t doing it in North America anymore. It fell 63% down to $6.3 million, and it lost almost 900 theaters in only its third week. The current domestic total is $118.9 million, which would mean utter doom for this $217 million budgeted nonsense; however, it has tallied $376 million from international revenues, which means that its nearly $500 million worldwide gross may be enough to keep Transformers going a little while longer. Let us all join together in weeping for humanity.

Sixth place goes to Pixar and Disney’s Cars 3, another film that is suffering due to audiences tiring of seeing the same characters onscreen over and over again without a significant reason to keep telling their stories. Cars 3 earned just $5.6 million in weekend four, and it is certainly failing to follow the trajectory of a typical Pixar release. So far, the domestic total for Cars 3 is $133.7 million, and it adds another $60 million from limited release overseas. Given its $175 million budget, Disney’s not going to be super pleased with the results on this one, but at least they have that all-precious merchandising revenue to count on.

Next up in seventh is the Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler disaster that is known as The House. This comedy from Warner Bros. puts Ferrell on a troubling trajectory, one that has to have studios wondering if he’s still a name that brings people to theaters. That theory will be tested with a sequel to Daddy’s Home that arrives later in 2017, as the Mark Wahlberg pair-up gets a Meet the Parents-style follow-up featuring Mel Gibson and John Lithgow. In the meantime, The House made just $4.8 million in weekend two, down 45%. Its running domestic total is $18.6 million, and there’s not much fuel left in the tank despite its short time in theaters.




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A pleasant summer surprise sits in eighth place, as The Big Sick continues to get a lot of positive indie cred thanks to amazing reviews and outstanding word-of-mouth. The Kumail Nanjiani/Emily V. Gordon rom-com based on their real-life experiences earned $3.7 million after gaining 255 venues. It was up 121% from last weekend, and now has a domestic total of $6.9 million. Look for this one to continue a strong run throughout the summer.

47 Meters Down continues to hang around in the top ten thanks to a generally weak slate of summer releases. Now in its fourth weekend, 47 Meters Down earned $2.8 million and fell 39%. The $40 million-budgeted film from Entertainment Studios has now earned $38.5 million and will probably be a satisfactory result from them once they’ve collected ancillary revenue from home video.

We close out the top ten with another smaller scale release in The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola’s remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood film directed by Don Siegel. The 2017 edition earned $2.1 million this weekend, down 34%. Its overall domestic total sits at $7.4 million, which is perfectly fine for a release from Focus Features. Its budget was right around $10 million, and it should continue to play for a bit longer even without consensus rave reviews (they’re good but not great).

Looking at the top 12 films overall, they finished the weekend with $201.5 million. That’s a little bit behind last year’s $209.1 million, which had The Secret Life of Pets and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates combining to open for about the same amount as Spider-Man: Homecoming. It did have a stronger group of holdovers, though, including Finding Dory, which earned more than $20 million in weekend four. Next weekend brings the well-reviewed War for the Planet of the Apes, which continues the solid critical performance of that franchise, and Wish Upon, a horror film from Broad Green Pictures that reminds you very literally to be careful what you wish for.


Top Ten for Weekend of
Rank
Film
Distributor
Estimated Gross (millions)
Weekly Change
Running Total (millions)
1 Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 117.0 New 117.0
2 Despicable Me 3 Universal 34.0 -53% 149.2
3 Baby Driver TriStar 12.8 -38% 56.9
4 Wonder Woman Warner Bros. 10.1 -36% 368.8
5 Transformers: The Last Knight Paramount 6.3 -63% 118.9
6 Cars 3 Walt Disney Co. 5.6 -42% 133.7
7 The Hosue Warner Bros. 4.8 -45% 18.6
8 The Big Sick Lionsgate 3.7 +121% 6.9
9 47 Meters Down Entertainment Studios 2.8 -39% 38.5
10 The Beguiled Focus 2.1 -34% 7.4
11 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Walt Disney Co. 1.2 -53% 168.8
12 The Mummy Universal 1.2 -61% 78.0

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