Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them took in $6.9 million from 5,070 screens across 9 overseas markets on Wednesday, ranking first in each of those territories. France led early openers with a $1.8 million start with 209k admissions on 805 screens (including previews), and taking 70% of the Top 5 marketshare.
Disney in 2016 is on track to become one of the most profitable “year + studio” combinations in history, as the studio broke its own record for annual overseas box office on Sunday with $3.5664 billion earned overseas through October 16. That’s a solid two and a half months before the end of the calendar
Monday Evening Update: The first trailer for John Wick 2 landed this past week and bumped the action sequel by 84,227 likes to 642,924 overall. The first film was a surprising success as it grossed close to $87 million worldwide. Word of mouth and reviews were well above average for the shoot-em-up
Friday Evening Update: Hugh Jackman’s final hurrah as X-Man Wolverine doesn’t arrive in theaters until March 2017 but this past week proved that fans of the franchise and indeed comic book adaptations in general will be lining up to pay their respects to arguably the most iconic superhero actor of this generation.
Weekend Forecast: ‘The Girl on the Train,’ ‘The Birth of a Nation’ & ‘Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life’
October kicks off with three new wide releases opening on Friday. Universal will lead the charge with their highly anticipated psychological thriller The Girl on the Train, an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins. Fox Searchlight will debut The Birth of a Nation, a powerful
Monday Evening Update: The final trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them took charge this past week on Facebook where it padded its already impressive total by a further 65,396 likes. That helped the film to cross the 1.5 million like mark which is rarefied air for non-sequels. Of course the fans of
Saturday Morning Update: A new TV spot for Doctor Strange helped it to reach 77,025 tweets on the week and lead all tracked upcoming films. The trailer revealed more about the film’s premise and offered clues as to how it will tie into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which was clearly well-received by
Monday Afternoon Update: Bad Santa 2 had its first taste of leading the Facebook charts this past week as its second trailer propelled it upwards a further 59,083 likes to 442,473 likes overall. Its first red band trailer back in August gave it an even bigger 69,610 like bump but it had to
Monday Afternoon Update: Fifty Shades Darker manhandled the rest of the upcoming films on Facebook over the past week, coming in with more than 10 times the total new likes of the second place finisher: 589,680. It owed its surge to its first trailer which dropped last Tuesday. It also goes to show
Monday Afternoon Update: Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween finally sprung to life over the past week as it rose a hefty 77% to 165,893 likes overall. This will mark the seventh Madea film to open at the box office (ninth overall including cameo appearances), a franchise which has been hugely successful for Tyler