Grosses

'Kung Fu Panda 3' Fends Off Openers with $5.2M on Friday; 'Hail, Caesar!' Bows to $4.3M; 'The Choice' Opens with $2.5M; 'PPZ' Pulls $2.0M; 'Star Wars' Crosses $900M Threshold on FridayFebruary 06, 2016 02:55 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Fox reports this morning that Kung Fu Panda 3 held onto first place against this weekend's trio of new releases. The well-received animated sequel scored $5.2 million on Friday, down just 50 percent from opening day last week. That brings its domestic tally up to a healthy $53.25 million after eight days of release as it aims to continue cornering the family market through February. BoxOffice is projecting a sophomore frame around $21.5 million.

The Coen Brothers' star-studded Hail, Caesar! opened to an estimated $4.31 million on Friday, including Thursday night's $543,000 launch. Unfortunately, the film proved to be more front-loaded than expected, which will probably result in a weekend finish closer to pre-release expectations. By comparison, The Monuments Men earned over $6.9 million on its opening day with a near identical Thursday night figure of $545,000 included. Although critics have generally approved of the film with a 79 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, early word of mouth among audiences doesn't appear to be nearly as positive judging by the disappointing 51 percent Flixster score this morning. BoxOffice and Universal are both projecting an opening weekend around $11.6 million. Hopefully the pic will find legs after Super Bowl Sunday and in the weeks ahead.

Lionsgate reports that The Choice took in an estimated $2.48 million in third place for its opening day. Unfortunately, that fell 40 percent short of fellow Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me, which bowed to a $4.1 million opening day in October 2014. While critics have given the film just a 6 percent score, word of mouth is more middling (relative to most romantic drama scores) at 54 percent. The one bit of good news for the film is that it could prove back-loaded as it will aim to benefit from Valentine's date crowds next weekend. For now though, it's looking at an opening weekend around $5.5 million.

The Revenant came in fourth place on Friday with an estimated $2.08 million, off just 35 percent from last week. That brings the 12-time Oscar nominee's domestic total to an excellent $144.7 million and counting. Look for a weekend finish around $6.5 million.

Sony's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies landed in fifth place with its debut yesterday, pulling in a disappointing $2.035 million. The film had been tracking fairly well via social media outlets, but that unfortunately didn't translate to the box office despite the studio hoping to duplicate past teen/young adult-friendly openers on Super Bowl weekend. On the plus side, the film claims the best Flixster score (61 percent) among this weekend's openers despite a poor 41 percent critics' score. Sony is projecting a $5.3 million weekend, although we're a bit more conserative at $5.1 million.

Finally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens officially became the first movie in history to cross the $900 million threshold domestically on Friday with another $1.76 million in its 50th day of release. With a total of $900.8 million in the bank, the all-time domestic box office champion continues to hold strongly in the post-holiday winter season as it eased just 29 percent from last Friday. We're projecting a weekend tally around $6.6 million, which would put it in a close race against The Revenant for third place this weekend.

Updated weekend estimates from the studios will be posted on Sunday morning.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, May. 13 - Sun, May. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor$34,703,035-47%3,9638$8,757$119,455,3522Paramount
2Bridesmaids$26,247,410--2,918--$8,995$26,247,4101Universal
3Fast Five$20,444,270-37%3,793131$5,390$169,690,4703Universal
4Priest (2011)$14,953,664--2,864--$5,221$14,953,6641Sony / Screen Gems
5Rio (2011)$8,275,058-3%2,929-329$2,825$125,243,1985Fox
6Jumping the Broom$7,066,190-54%2,0350$3,472$25,760,0042Sony / TriStar
7Something Borrowed$6,872,221-51%2,9040$2,366$25,518,7332Warner Bros.
8Water for Elephants$4,203,095-31%2,425-189$1,733$48,578,8754Fox
9Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$2,214,033-47%1,449-432$1,528$50,232,1824Lionsgate
10Soul Surfer$1,826,788-21%1,468-313$1,244$39,232,9566Sony / TriStar
11Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$1,151,268-44%1,276-1229$902$8,562,8613Weinstein Company
12Prom$939,043-58%1,201-1529$782$8,971,9303Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Insidious$958,323-28%762-239$1,258$51,674,3127FilmDistrict
2Source Code$837,279-33%626-304$1,338$52,233,8017Summit
3Everything Must Go$791,676--218--$3,632$791,6761Roadside Attractions
4African Cats$667,187-37%631-404$1,057$14,039,5664Disneynature
5Hanna$490,646-41%425-323$1,154$38,604,2606Focus
6The Conspirator$464,496-25%370-87$1,255$10,492,6025Roadside Attractions
7Win Win$405,290-23%248-20$1,634$8,934,3329Fox Searchlight
8HOP$401,625-19%459-443$875$106,854,7157Universal
9The Lincoln Lawyer$397,367-15%345-95$1,152$56,111,7529Lionsgate
10Limitless$358,480-26%298-81$1,203$77,563,5889Relativity Media
11Jane Eyre (2011)$337,419-21%2480$1,361$9,971,49710Focus
12Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$291,37932%311-28$937$51,635,7008Fox
13Scream 4$277,103-60%426-907$650$37,509,3155Weinstein Company
14Rango$258,083-41%216-61$1,195$120,760,01711Paramount
15Arthur (2011)$237,8399%344-11$691$32,568,5076Warner Bros.
16Battle: Los Angeles$186,628-1%225-4$829$83,271,42310Sony / Columbia
17Gnomeo and Juliet$182,256-15%194-56$939$99,292,44514Disney
18The Adjustment Bureau$168,920-40%164-51$1,030$62,295,88511Universal
19The Beaver$161,20150%10583$1,535$311,5582Summit
20There Be Dragons$142,288-80%180-79$790$972,9422IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
21Atlas Shrugged: Part 1$124,978-37%158-70$791$4,563,8735Rocky Mountain
22Go For It!$119,714--218--$549$119,7141Lionsgate / Pantelion
23Paul$104,980-48%181-23$580$37,371,3859Universal
24Your Highness$95,460-47%148-16$645$21,557,2406Universal
25Sucker Punch$76,455-23%139-71$550$36,322,9678Warner Bros.
26I Am Number Four$58,509-23%102-44$574$54,808,29713Disney / DreamWorks
27Red Riding Hood$58,314-30%100-56$583$37,611,98710Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cave of Forgotten Dreams$471,93317%8232$5,755$1,315,6363IFC Films
2Born to Be Wild 3D$323,86312%57-2$5,682$4,817,1766Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Incendies$134,910116%3322$4,088$380,4504Sony Pictures Classics
4Hesher$126,046--42--$3,001$126,0461Wrekin Hill Entertainment
5I Am (2011)$109,020-42%671$1,627$1,107,28013Paladin
6The Double Hour$106,73833%269$4,105$381,6795IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
7Meek's Cutoff$96,99058%3011$3,233$344,5536Oscilloscope
8Hubble 3D$92,3015%384$2,429$25,171,64361Warner Bros. / IMAX
9Of Gods and Men$80,382-8%68-16$1,182$3,682,19512Sony Pictures Classics
10Potiche$80,254-27%59-13$1,360$1,330,4938Music Box Films
11In a Better World$65,331-12%513$1,281$617,3157Sony Pictures Classics
12Just Go With It$56,562-35%89-44$636$103,028,10914Sony / Columbia
13Sea Rex: Journey To A Prehistoric World$52,786-18%110$4,799$2,693,331533D Entertainment
1413 Assassins$52,7179%177$3,101$201,5343Magnolia / Magnet
15The Greatest Movie Ever Sold$49,295-20%5711$865$413,0234Sony Pictures Classics
16Bill Cunningham New York$47,809-19%24-3$1,992$975,0059Zeitgeist Films
17The King's Speech$42,110-27%71-19$593$138,714,56325Weinstein Company
18L'Amour fou$37,250--2--$18,625$37,2501IFC Films
19Under the Sea 3D$37,18441%16-3$2,324$28,399,249118Warner Bros. / IMAX
20Winter in Wartime$32,048-6%264$1,233$365,8239Sony Pictures Classics
21Queen to Play$31,4374%185$1,747$209,2187Zeitgeist Films
22Beastly$26,350-36%46-30$573$27,854,89611CBS Films
23Certified Copy$25,038-34%35-1$715$1,255,80410IFC Films
24No Eres Tu, Soy Yo$24,88273%5029$498$1,331,5186Lionsgate / Pantelion
25The Princess of Montpensier$23,834-26%19-2$1,254$214,9475IFC Films
26Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son$23,029-34%38-14$606$37,892,60513Fox
27The First Grader$20,437--3--$6,812$20,4371National Geographic
28Last Night (2010)$20,130-32%6-4$3,355$67,6362Miramax / Tribeca
29Battle of the Brides$16,816-29%61$2,803$48,4362Variance Films
30Kill the Irishman$15,211-42%13-10$1,170$1,135,22510Anchor Bay Films
31Cedar Rapids$11,265-46%12-10$939$6,844,89214Fox Searchlight
32Dum Maaro Dum$11,242-55%20-13$562$551,3984Fox Searchlight
33My Perestroika$11,19335%125$933$157,2328International Film Circuit
34Mars Needs Moms$10,994-33%27-10$407$20,922,47610Disney
35Lebanon, PA$9,40413%62$1,567$30,3813Truly Indie
36Exporting Raymond$9,209-51%5-4$1,842$83,8943IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
37Nostalgia for the Light$8,994106%64$1,499$100,2209Icarus Films
38Biutiful$8,22023%11-5$747$5,085,42420Roadside Attractions
39The Tenant (2011)$7,210--3--$2,403$9,5861Indican Pictures
40Deep Sea 3D$7,1902%20$3,595$44,244,631272Warner Bros. / IMAX
41Poetry$6,748-33%5-3$1,350$320,71814Kino International
42Dylan Dog: Dead of Night$6,702-93%34-430$197$1,183,3543Omni Lab/Freestyle Releasing
43Hobo with a Shotgun$6,689-44%31$2,230$539,3702Magnolia / Magnet
44Tangled$6,35119%9-8$706$199,714,63025Disney
45City of Life and Death$5,610--1--$5,610$7,9471Kino International
46Hey Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill A Mockingbird$5,457--3--$1,819$5,4571First Run Features
47Skateland$5,254--2--$2,627$5,2541Freestyle Releasing
48The Four Times (Le Quattro Volte)$5,153148%32$1,718$101,2357Lorber Films
49The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest$5,15044%30$1,717$868,75041National Geographic
50Super$4,979-69%15-15$332$315,5057IFC Films
51The Company Men$4,001-62%11-24$364$4,439,06317Weinstein Company
52Octubre$3,797-46%1-1$3,797$14,6232New Yorker Films
53How To Live Forever$3,716--1--$3,716$3,7161Variance Films
54Rubber$3,588-40%8-7$449$80,1407Magnolia / Magnet
55The Robber$3,185-68%1-5$3,185$42,2753Kino International
56Circo$3,092-34%2-1$1,546$50,0157First Run Features
57The Salvation Poem$3,069-66%4-1$767$864,82431CanZion Films
58Blank City$3,04332%31$1,014$75,3106Insurgent Releasing
59Henry's Crime$3,035-64%2-3$1,518$94,1956Moving Pictures Film & Television
60Miral$2,866-17%50$573$371,3528Weinstein Company
61Barney's Version$2,801-41%7-9$400$7,470,66018Sony Pictures Classics
62Dumbstruck$2,544163%10$2,544$9,4345Truly Indie
63Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure$2,514--2--$1,257$23,615,670189National Geographic
64The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls$2,506--1--$2,506$2,5061Argot Pictures
65Ceremony$2,237112%43$559$21,6666Magnolia Pictures
66Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff$1,998--1--$1,998$1,9981Strand Releasing
67Another Year$1,922216%65$320$3,203,72520Sony Pictures Classics
68Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen$1,913-26%3-1$638$35,6534Variance Films
69American: The Bill Hicks Story$1,807-56%3-1$602$78,6536Variance Films
70The Music Never Stopped$1,618-11%5-2$324$239,5769Roadside Attractions
71My Dog Tulip$1,595138%32$532$245,30837New Yorker Films
72Meet Monica Velour$1,530--1--$1,530$28,3236Anchor Bay Films
73The Last Lions$1,297509%1-3$1,297$631,92513National Geographic
74Into Eternity$1,046--3--$349$34,29815International Film Circuit
75The Arbor$860-73%21$430$12,4243Strand Releasing
76Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune$646-64%2-1$323$243,64019First Run Features
77Orgasm Inc.$481--1--$481$46,10414First Run Features
78Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives$228-72%2-1$114$158,43711Strand Releasing
79Harvest$130-98%10$130$18,1982Monterey Media