Weekend Actuals: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Dances To Top Again w/ $90.4 M As ‘Power Rangers’ Powers To Second w/ $40.3M; ‘Life’ & ‘CHiPS’ Start w/ $12.5M, $7.2M

Monday Actuals Update: “There might be something there” for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as audiences chose to be the film’s guest for the second straight weekend with $90.4 million, coming in higher than its Sunday studio weekend estimate. Lionsgate’s action-adventure Power Rangers proved that it could “Go! Go!” all the way to second place, debuting with $40.3 million. Sony’s sci-fi thriller Life started in fourth with $12.5 million and Warner Bros.’ comedy CHiPS began in seventh with $7.2 millionBoxoffice Pro’s Sunday studio weekend estimates article is below, after the weekend actuals numbers.

Weekend Actuals for Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Beauty and the Beast $90,426,717 -48% 4,210 0 $21,479 $319,032,604 2 Disney
2 Power Rangers $40,300,288 3,693 $10,913 $40,300,288 1 Lionsgate
3 Kong: Skull Island $14,670,653 -47% 3,666 -180 $4,002 $133,747,891 3 Warner Bros.
4 Life (2017) $12,501,936 3,146 $3,974 $12,501,936 1 Sony / Columbia
5 Logan $10,334,390 -42% 3,163 -524 $3,267 $201,644,986 4 Fox
6 Get Out $8,851,845 -34% 2,474 -505 $3,578 $147,669,880 5 Universal
7 CHiPs $7,258,248 2,464 $2,946 $7,258,248 1 Warner Bros.
8 The Shack $3,859,551 -36% 2,330 -495 $1,656 $49,146,595 4 Lionsgate / Summit
9 The LEGO Batman Movie $2,100,951 -54% 1,638 -1097 $1,283 $170,972,203 7 Warner Bros.
10 The Belko Experiment $1,878,370 -55% 1,341 0 $1,401 $7,648,935 2 BH Tilt

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Hidden Figures $753,140 -49% 640 -522 $1,177 $167,015,012 14 Fox
2 The Last Word $535,494 171% 380 286 $1,409 $988,218 4 Bleeker Street
3 John Wick: Chapter 2 $457,414 -61% 403 -662 $1,135 $90,851,421 7 Lionsgate / Summit
4 Rogue One: A Star Wars ry $446,992 -11% 267 88 $1,674 $531,314,491 15 Disney
5 Passengers $397,472 581% 506 416 $786 $99,886,692 14 Sony / Columbia
6 Lion $394,481 -46% 320 -301 $1,233 $50,736,321 18 Weinstein Company
7 Wilson $336,227 310 $1,085 $336,227 1 Fox Searchlight
8 The Sense Of An Ending $276,816 -42% 235 -47 $1,178 $1,031,040 3 CBS Films
9 A Dog’s Purpose $258,310 -46% 299 -295 $864 $63,397,540 9 Universal
10 Personal Shopper $214,655 41% 107 72 $2,006 $543,400 3 IFC Films
11 Sing (2016) $209,575 -35% 228 -50 $919 $269,687,885 14 Universal
12 Moana $208,770 -39% 212 -52 $985 $248,368,125 18 Disney
13 KEDi $207,513 -28% 107 -23 $1,939 $1,762,138 7 Oscilloscope Laboratories
14 Before I Fall $198,518 -80% 351 -1200 $566 $11,906,308 4 Open Road
15 La La Land $195,343 -63% 212 -373 $921 $150,229,030 16 Lionsgate / Summit
16 Split $189,475 -63% 262 -342 $723 $137,255,265 10 Universal
17 A United Kingdom $187,253 -38% 159 -98 $1,178 $3,521,425 7 Fox Searchlight
18 Fifty Shades Darker $131,960 -71% 189 -418 $698 $114,376,885 7 Universal
19 Fist Fight $95,560 -79% 153 -380 $625 $31,857,410 6 Warner Bros. / New Line
20 The Great Wall $95,135 -68% 158 -281 $602 $45,009,415 6 Universal
21 Fences $76,093 17% 111 17 $686 $57,642,961 15 Paramount
22 Rock Dog $60,968 -76% 122 -322 $500 $9,235,312 5 Summit Premiere
23 The Red Turtle $32,390 129% 127 105 $255 $828,165 10 Sony Pictures Classics

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 T2: Trainspotting $389,453 128% 59 54 $6,601 $622,727 4 Sony
2 Phillauri $260,982 74 $3,527 $260,982 1 FIP
3 Badrinath Ki Dulhania $139,808 -67% 93 -63 $1,503 $1,888,366 3 FIP
4 Song To Song $136,747 170% 80 76 $1,709 $136,747 2 Broad Green Pictures
5 I am Not Your Negro $117,504 -32% 80 -30 $1,469 $6,640,337 8 Magnolia Pictures
6 Raw $77,030 59% 27 18 $2,853 $189,739 3 Focus World
7 Moonlight (2016) $72,602 -70% 62 -221 $1,171 $27,685,071 23 A24
8 Paterson $48,965 2% 36 -3 $1,360 $2,055,751 13 Bleecker Street
9 Frantz $47,570 154% 10 8 $4,757 $79,811 2 Music Box Films
10 The Salesman $46,905 -52% 35 -40 $1,340 $2,295,989 9 Cohen Media Group
11 Land of Mine $34,017 -10% 26 -12 $1,308 $298,306 7 Sony Pictures Classics
12 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them $32,784 -59% 88 -65 $373 $234,018,657 19 Warner Bros.
13 The Founder $29,902 -37% 57 -45 $525 $12,710,444 10 Weinstein Company
14 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter $26,307 48% 17 -28 $1,547 $26,844,692 9 Sony / Screen Gems
15 After the Storm $23,500 -16% 10 4 $2,350 $72,692 2 Film Movement
16 Neruda $20,950 3% 15 -7 $1,397 $867,020 15 The Orchard
17 Table 19 $17,124 -86% 33 -176 $519 $3,591,047 4 Fox Searchlight
18 My Life As A Zucchini $15,194 -45% 34 -8 $447 $249,514 5 GKIDS
19 20th Century Women $14,742 -34% 14 -19 $1,053 $5,613,689 13 A24
20 I Called Him Morgan $14,154 1 $14,154 $14,154 1 Submarine Deluxe
21 Manchester By the Sea $13,085 -54% 23 -24 $569 $47,660,579 19 Roadside / Amazon
22 Toni Erdmann $11,104 -35% 16 -5 $694 $1,408,493 14 Sony Pictures Classics
23 Trolls $9,674 -57% 21 -48 $461 $153,694,574 21 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
24 The Eagle Huntress $9,309 -6% 12 0 $776 $3,128,761 21 Sony Pictures Classics
25 The Lure $7,253 102% 4 0 $1,813 $83,375 8 Janus
26 Julieta $6,851 -32% 12 -5 $571 $1,443,276 14 Sony Pictures Classics
27 A Woman, A Part $5,869 1 $5,869 $10,875 1 Strand Releasing
28 Bluebeard $5,347 6 $891 $39,745 2 Well Go USA
29 Elle (2016) $5,244 -53% 6 -5 $874 $2,325,009 20 Sony Pictures Classics
30 Donald Cried $5,032 -60% 8 -9 $629 $43,042 4 The Orchard
31 Jackie $3,996 -68% 14 -11 $285 $13,949,935 17 Fox Searchlight
32 The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017 $3,974 -23% 6 -1 $662 $2,833,441 7 Magnolia
33 The Daughter $3,543 850% 2 0 $1,772 $26,376 9 Kino Lorber
34 Keep Quiet $3,143 2 $1,572 $48,966 6 Kino Lorber
35 Love & Taxes $2,789 -44% 2 -2 $1,395 $22,775 4 Abramorama
36 Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance $1,750 -61% 4 -1 $438 $159,511 8 Abramorama
37 The Son of Joseph $1,504 -33% 1 -2 $1,504 $24,705 11 Kino Lorber
38 Suntan $1,367 219% 1 0 $1,367 $5,083 3 Strand Releasing
39 Bitter Harvest $1,344 -91% 5 -15 $269 $555,518 5 Roadside Attractions
40 My Scientology Movie $1,296 -10% 5 1 $259 $18,574 4 Magnolia Pictures
41 Contemporary Color $1,134 -63% 2 -3 $567 $11,655 4 Oscilloscope Laboratories
42 Sophie and the Rising Sun $754 2 $377 $29,059 10 Monterey Media
43 Tim Timmerman, Hope of America $628 -78% 2 -5 $314 $87,190 4 Purdie Distribution
44 Lovesong $482 3 $161 $8,157 6 Strand Releasing
45 Pelle the Conqueror (2017 Re-release) $353 -64% 21 19 $17 $8,718 5 Film Movement
46 Staying Vertical $249 -26% 1 0 $249 $11,124 10 Strand Releasing
47 The Levelling $160 1 $160 $160 1 Monterey Media
48 Apprentice $52 -51% 1 -1 $52 $1,678 4 Film Movement

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Sunday Update: “There might be something there” for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as audiences chose to be the film’s guest for the second straight weekend with an estimated $88.3 million.

The live-action fantasy romance remake starring Emma Watson fell 49.4 percent after setting the March opening record last frame. That’s about in line with the 48.5 and 50.6 percent second-weekend declines of Cinderella and Maleficent, though higher than the 40.4 percent drop for The Jungle Book.

[Read our interview with Beauty and the Beast producers David Lieberman and Todd Hoberman here.]

With $316.9 million to date, the film has earned 51.4 percent above Alice in Wonderland and 64.8 percent above The Jungle Book through the same point. This weekend it also surpasses the $302.4 million inflation-adjusted cumulative total of the original Beauty film from 1991.

Lionsgate’s Power Rangers proved it could “go! go!” to second place with an estimated $40.5 million. With 70 percent of the audience over age 18 and that group giving the film an “A” CinemaScore, the film clearly did a successful job of marketing to fans of the 1990s-era original television series and action figures.

The action adventure about five teenagers who acquire superpowers began 38.2 percent behind the $65.5 million opening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, another ’90s television show film adaptation. But it was 55.4 percent above the inflation-adjusted $26.0 million opening of 1995’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.

Power Rangers started with an estimated $14.9 million on Friday, including $3.6 million from Thursday night previews, declined an estimated 2.4 percent on Saturday to $14.5 million, and is projected to fall 25.0 percent on Sunday to $10.9 million. That puts the film’s opening weekend to Friday ratio at an estimated 2.70 to 1.

Sony’s Life debuted in fourth place with an estimated $12.6 million. The R-rated science fiction thriller about astronauts encountering an alien species stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, and Rebecca Ferguson. That start is 45.1 percent below the $24.0 million opening of Arrival. Unless Life proves to have exceptionally high staying power, it seems unlikely to earn back its $58 million budget based upon domestic grosses alone.

Life took in $4.4 million on Friday, including $800 thousand from Thursday night previews, improved an estimated 10.4 percent on Saturday to $4.8 million, and is projected to decline 32.1 percent on Sunday to $3.3 million. This places the film’s opening weekend to Friday ratio at an estimated 2.98 to 1.
Warner Bros.’ CHiPS, the R-rated comedy starring Dax Shepard and Michael Peña as infighting California police officers, started in seventh place with an estimated $7.6 million. That could have better, coming in at less than half the $17.8 million opening of Let’s Be Cops, 43.3 percent behind the $13.4 million debut of The Man From U.N.C.L.E, and 19.6 percent below the $9.4 million opening of Keanu.

ChiPS earned a “B-” average CinemaScore from an audience 53 percent male and 68 percent over age 25. It started with an estimated $2.5 million on Friday, including $500 thousand from Thursday night previews, improved an estimated 17.8 percent on Saturday to $3.0 million, and is projected to decline 34.8 percent on Sunday to $1.9 million. This places the opening weekend to Friday ratio at an estimated 2.94 to 1.

The top 10 films this weekend earned a cumulative estimated $189.8 million.  That’s 24.7 percent below last weekend. It’s also 63.9 percent above the $115.7 million from the same weekend last year, when Zootopia led for the third straight weekend with $37.1 million.

Limited Releases:

RiverRain Productions’ Slamma Jamma starts with an estimated $1.6 million on 502 screens. The movie is about a wrongfully accused basketball star who tries to readjust to civilian life after prison. After starting last week in five theaters, Sony/TriStar’s sequel T2: Trainspotting expanded to 59 theaters and earned an estimated $380 thousand. Wide release Beauty and the Beast claimed the highest per-theater average of the weekend with $20,985.

Overseas Update:

Beauty and the Beast posts its second straight nine-figure overseas weekend, with an estimated $119.2 million from 50 markets. That’s 31.8 percent below last weekend, but still a smash and the international leader yet again.

Notable grosses to date include $73.4 million in China and $48.8 million in the United Kingdom, where it earned the third-best second weekend of all time in the country behind only James Bond installments Skyfall and Spectre. The title has now earned $373.3 million overseas and $690.3 million globally, perhaps indicative of a billion-dollar global total when it’s all said and done.

Warner Bros.’ Kong: Skull Island took in a giant estimated $93.0 million overseas weekend, which would have made it the overseas leader in almost any other weekend if it wasn’t facing such steep competition from Beauty. Playing in 67 markets, Kong improved 35.4 percent from last frame.

That was led by a $72.1 million opening in China, the second-best Chinese opening for a non-Chinese film this year, behind Resident Evil: The Final ChapterKong has earned $285.6 million overseas total and $392.1 million globally. The film holds at third place domestically, dropping one spot from second place last frame.

Studio Weekend Estimates for Friday, March 24 – Sunday, March 26, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Beauty and the Beast $88,347,000 -49% 4,210 0 $20,985 $316,952,887 2 Disney
2 Power Rangers $40,500,000 3,693 $10,967 $40,500,000 1 Lionsgate
3 Kong: Skull Island $14,425,000 -48% 3,666 -180 $3,935 $133,502,238 3 Warner Bros.
4 Life (2017) $12,600,000 3,146 $4,005 $12,600,000 1 Sony / Columbia
5 Logan $10,145,000 -43% 3,163 -524 $3,207 $201,455,596 4 Fox
6 Get Out $8,700,000 -35% 2,474 -505 $3,517 $147,518,035 5 Universal
7 CHiPs $7,600,000 2,464 $3,084 $7,600,000 1 Warner Bros.
8 The Shack $3,785,000 -37% 2,330 -495 $1,624 $49,072,044 4 Lionsgate / Summit
9 The LEGO Batman Movie $1,970,000 -57% 1,638 -1097 $1,203 $170,841,252 7 Warner Bros.
10 The Belko Experiment $1,807,000 -56% 1,341 0 $1,348 $7,577,565 2 BH Tilt

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Slamma Jamma $1,687,000 502 $3,361 $1,687,000 1 RiverRain Productions
2 Hidden Figures $785,000 -47% 640 -522 $1,227 $167,046,872 14 Fox
3 The Last Word $520,802 163% 380 286 $1,371 $971,866 4 Bleeker Street
4 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $469,000 -7% 267 88 $1,757 $531,336,499 15 Disney
5 John Wick: Chapter 2 $465,000 -61% 403 -662 $1,154 $90,859,007 7 Lionsgate / Summit
6 Lion $383,000 -48% 320 -301 $1,197 $50,724,840 18 Weinstein Company
7 Wilson $330,000 310 $1,065 $330,000 1 Fox Searchlight
8 The Sense Of An Ending $270,000 -44% 235 -47 $1,149 $1,024,224 3 CBS Films
9 A Dog’s Purpose $233,000 -51% 299 -295 $779 $63,372,230 9 Universal
10 Personal Shopper $225,235 48% 107 72 $2,105 $553,980 3 IFC Films
11 Moana $221,000 -36% 212 -52 $1,042 $248,380,355 18 Disney
12 Sing (2016) $213,000 -34% 228 -50 $934 $269,691,310 14 Universal
13 KEDi $205,000 -29% 107 -23 $1,916 $1,759,625 7 Oscilloscope Laboratories
14 La La Land $200,000 -62% 212 -373 $943 $150,233,687 16 Lionsgate / Summit
15 Before I Fall $198,518 -80% 351 -1200 $566 $11,906,308 4 Open Road
16 Split $188,000 -63% 262 -342 $718 $137,253,790 10 Universal
17 A United Kingdom $185,000 -39% 159 -98 $1,164 $3,519,172 7 Fox Searchlight
18 Fifty Shades Darker $132,085 -71% 189 -418 $699 $114,377,010 7 Universal
19 The Great Wall $88,470 -71% 158 -281 $560 $45,002,750 6 Universal
20 Fences $75,000 15% 111 17 $676 $57,641,868 15 Paramount
21 Rock Dog $56,000 -78% 122 -322 $459 $9,230,344 5 Summit Premiere
22 The Red Turtle $31,032 119% 127 105 $244 $826,807 10 Sony Pictures Classics

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 T2: Trainspotting $380,000 123% 59 54 $6,441 $613,274 4 Sony
2 Phillauri $265,000 74 $3,581 $265,000 1 FIP
3 Badrinath Ki Dulhania $150,000 -64% 93 -63 $1,613 $1,898,558 3 FIP
4 Song To Song $142,005 181% 80 76 $1,775 $213,580 2 Broad Green Pictures
5 Moonlight (2016) $82,200 -66% 62 -221 $1,326 $27,694,669 23 A24
6 Raw $74,000 53% 27 18 $2,741 $186,709 3 Focus World
7 Frantz $50,000 167% 10 8 $5,000 $82,241 2 Music Box Films
8 Paterson $48,647 1% 36 -3 $1,351 $2,055,878 13 Bleecker Street
9 The Salesman $46,485 -52% 35 -40 $1,328 $2,295,569 9 Cohen Media Group
10 Land of Mine $34,283 -10% 26 -12 $1,319 $298,572 7 Sony Pictures Classics
11 The Founder $28,000 -41% 57 -45 $491 $12,708,542 10 Weinstein Company
12 Manchester By the Sea $11,150 -61% 23 -24 $485 $47,658,659 19 Roadside / Amazon
13 Tim Timmerman, Hope of America $658 -77% 2 -5 $329 $87,220 4 Purdie Distribution
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