The Force was definitely with Star Wars: The Last Jedi this weekend. The Rian Johnson-directed sequel took in an estimated $220 million in its opening frame including Thursday night previews, an enormous haul second only to The Force Awakens‘ $247.9 million opening two years ago. Like that film, The Last Jedi was
This week’s Long Range Forecast continues an early look at 2018’s slate with Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit, both scheduled to open February 9. PROS: Fifty Shades Freed will aim to tie up the trilogy with another relatively successful February run. Although earnings dipped from the first to second film, that film’s $114
The most anticipated box office weekend of 2017 is imminent. For the third consecutive year, a Star Wars film will crash the end-of-year party with what should be one of the biggest opening weekends in history — again. How high will The Last Jedi go, and what factors are at play? Will Ferdinand successfully counter-program in
Sunday Update: The third time’s the charm for Disney/Pixar’s Coco, which came in slightly above its Sunday estimate with $18.4 million. It becomes the first film to spend three weekends in the top spot since The Hitman’s Bodyguard in August and early September. Warner Bros.’ Justice League also slightly beat its Sunday estimate
Saturday Report: Disney and Pixar’s Coco again led the way on Friday, adding $4.272 million for a 32 percent Friday-to-Friday drop (besting Moana‘s comparable 35.7 percent drop at the same point). That brings Coco‘s 17-day domestic total to $121.478 million as the film continues to hold very well heading into the heart of holiday season.
This week’s Long Range Forecast takes a first look at Super Bowl weekend in February 2018. PROS: Although still slated for a February 2 release, Paramount and Bad Robot’s third Cloverfield film — rumored to be titled God Particle — is a major X factor for this weekend and still does not have a
Forgiving the usual “calm before the storm” descriptions assigned to early December weekends (particularly those preceding the release of a new Star Wars film), the market will again be relying on holdovers and award season players this weekend. Meanwhile, Coco should handily win the weekend again, while Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder look to cross the important $300
Monday Update: It may be about the Day of the Dead, but Disney-Pixar’s Coco was anything but dead as it stayed on top for a second straight weekend with $27.5 million, above its Sunday estimate. Warner Bros.’ Justice League also slightly exceeded its Sunday estimate, earning $16.6 million to take second place —
Saturday Report: Disney/Pixar’s Coco added $6.276 million on its tenth day of release, claiming first place again as expected with no new wide releases competing in the post-Thanksgiving frame. Coco has tallied $88.85 million thus far, putting it 9 percent behind where Moana stood at the same point last year, and 39 percent ahead of The Good Dinosaur.
This week’s edition of the Long Range Forecast takes an advance look at the third and final film in the Maze Runner trilogy, The Death Cure. In addition, with 2017 entering its final weeks, expectations for several key holiday releases continue to shift — namely Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,