Weekend Wrap-Up


By Kim Hollis

September 3, 2017

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Hey, guess what? Dunkirk also increased its weekend-to-weekend total! It was up a suspicious 5% to $4.1 million and now has a domestic total of $178.8 million. The Christopher Nolan war epic has also earned a mighty $280 million overseas. Thank goodness for this July release - the month would have been more of a disaster without it.

Spider-Man: Homecoming, a movie that has displayed strong holds in recent weeks, showed up with a super hot increase for Labor Day weekend. Sony wasn't going to be satisfied with a piddling 4-5%, so they went with 29% as their increase instead. They were probably hoping to be reported as the biggest increase in the top 10, but someone else lied harder, as you'll see in a moment. The weekend total was $3.7 million, which brings the latest movie in the Spider-Man franchise up to $324.1 million domestic. It also has more than $420 million overseas. Sony has to be pleased with this latest reboot.

Sad face. The Emoji Movie was one of the few to actually report a decline, even though it was a meager 2% drop. A $2.5 million weekend brings its running domestic total up to $80.3 million, which is matched almost exactly by its international total. I'm looking forward to never talking about this film again.

The movie with the biggest increase in the top ten is Despicable Me 3, because of course people are going to go out in droves to see a movie that was released 10 weekends ago and is bound to be released on home video in a month or less. It earned $2.4 million, up 35%. With a $257.9 million domestic total, it has at least surpassed the original Despicable Me. It's also approaching the billion dollar mark worldwide, as its international gross is $736 million.


We close out the top ten with Girls Trip, which dropped 2% thanks to being a movie people actually want to see, I suppose. $111.6 million in box office has to be thrilling for Universal, which will assuredly look to take advantage of niche demographics in the future.

There are a couple of other projects in release that are worthy of mention. The 40th anniversary re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind earned $1.8 million, much better than last weekend's Terminator: Judgment Day re-release. An IMAX showing of the ABC Marvel TV show Inhumans also managed to take in $1.5 million from the curious. Tulip Fever earned $1.2 million and Pantelion's Hazlo Como Hombre tallied $1.1 million.

As mentioned, the top 12 at the box office were up 1.5% from last week (I mean, obviously), but was definitely from the $74.5 million that last year's films took in during the same three days. Next weekend, It is coming to save us (or scare us) all. With the drought at the box office having been long and soul-sucking, it has a true chance to break out massively.

Top Ten for Weekend of
Estimated Gross (millions)
Weekly Change
Running Total (millions)
1 The Hitman's Bodyguard Lionsgate 10.3 No change 54.9
2 Annabelle: Creation Warner Bros. 7.3 -5% 89.0
3 Wind River The Weinstein Company 5.9 +27% 18.3
4 Leap! The Weinstein Company 4.9 +3% 11.4
5 Logan Lucky Bleecker Street 4.4 +4% 21.5
6 Dunkirk Warner Bros. 4.1 +5% 178.8
7 Spider-Man: Homecoming Sony 3.7 +29% 324.1
8 The Emoji Movie Sony 2.5 -2% 80.3
9 Despicable Me 3 Universal 2.4 +35% 257.9
10 Girls Trip Universal 2.3 -2% 111.6
11 The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature Open Road 2.0 -13% 25.9
12 Wonder Woman Warner Bros. 1.9 +15% 408.9

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