U.S. Weekend Box Office Round Up Fri 8 – Sun 10 Sep, 2017

There’s that tried and true saying that it was all about one film this weekend. In the United States, it most certainly was as the box office slump ended and New Line’s big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It (4,103 screens) shattered box office records with a circa $103m opening weekend. The film took $51m on Friday alone on the widest release strategy for a horror and r rated film ever and, as the weekend cruised on, scored a whopping $25,104 screen average. A phenomenal result for the $35m production that’s also enjoying stellar reviews with a rock solid 88% fresh score. It’s now the highest grossing opening weekend for a September release ever, highest grossing horror film opening weekend ever, #6 highest grossing horror film of all time (depending on where it finishes after today’s trade), and, the highest opening for Warner Bros all year (it will also become their highest grossing film of the year, too). This should hit $250m domestically to become the highest grossing horror film of all time in the United States (unadjusted for inflation).

  1. The Exorcist – $232.9m
  2. Get Out – $175.5m
  3. The Blair Witch Project – $140.5m
  4. The Conjuring – $137.4m
  5. Paranormal Activity – $107.9m
  6. It – $103-$018m
  7. Interview with the Vampire – $105.3m
  8. Paranormal Activity 3 – $104m
  9. Scream – $103m
  10. The Conjuring 2 – $102.5m

Home Again (2,940 screens) bombs on opening with $8.6m on a $2,925 screen average. The Reese Witherspoon starrer didn’t land with critics, either, scoring a 32% rotten result. Open Road have had a tough year with both this and The Promise tanking at the box office. All over for $15m.

In Cinemas Friday 15 September, 2017 – American Assassin, All I See Is You, mother!, Brad’s Status

1.) It (NL/WB), 4,103 theaters / $51M Fri. (includes $13.5M previews) /3-day cume: $103M to $108M / Wk 1

2.) Home Again (OR), 2,940 theaters / $3.1m Fri. (includes $300k previews) /3-day cume: $8.6M / Wk 1

3.). Hitman’s Bodyguard (LG), 3,322 theaters (-48) / $1.37M Fri. / 3-day cume: $4.86M (-54%) Total cume: $64.9M / Wk 4

4.). Annabelle: Creation (NL/WB), 3,003 theaters (-355) / $1.2M Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.8M (-49%) / Total cume: $96M / Wk 5

5.) Wind River (TWC), 2,890 theaters (+288) / $963K Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.3M (-47%) / Total cume: $25M / Wk 6

6.). Leap! (TWC), 2,691 theaters (-14)/ $545K Fri. / 3-day cume: $2.5M (-48%) / Total cume: $15.9M / Wk 3

7.) Dunkirk (WB), 2,110 theaters (-642) / $542K Fri. / 3-day cume: $2M (-53%) Total cume: $183.1M / Wk 8

8.) Spider-Man: Homecoming (SONY/MARVEL), 1,657 theaters (-379) / $515K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.9M (-47%) / Total cume: $327.6M / Wk 10

9.) Logan Lucky (BST), 2,167 theaters (-808) / $506K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.7M (-61%) / Total cume: $25.1M / Wk 4

10.). The Emoji Movie (SONY), 1,450 theaters (-658) / $197K Fri. / 3-day cume: $919K (-63%) / Total cume: $82.4M / Wk 7

NOTABLES:

Hazlo Como Hombre (TWC), 382 theaters / $89K Fri. / 3-day cume: $368k (-67%) / Total cume: $2M / Wk 2

Tulip Fever (TWC), 772 theaters (+7) / $92K Fri. / 3-day cume: $314K (-72%) / Total cume: $1.96M / Wk 2

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (SONY), 787 theaters (-114) / $89K Fri. / 3-day cume: $270K (-84%) / Total cume: $2.9M / Wk 2