Weekend Actuals: ‘Boss Baby’ Avoids Terrible Two’s w/ $26.3M; ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Adds $23.6M; ‘Smurfs: Lost Village’ Gets Lost w/ $13.2M; ‘Going In Style’ Goes To $11.9M

Monday Update: They say babies experience “the terrible two’s,” but Fox’s The Boss Baby escaped that fate by leading for a second straight weekend with an estimated $26.3 million. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast took in $23.6 million and the runner-up spot for the second straight frame after leading for its first two.

Among the weekend’s debuts, Sony’s animated Smurfs: The Lost Village opened with by far the lowest opening weekend of the three Smurfs installments with $13.2 million and third place. Warner Bros.’ action comedy Going in Style started in fourth with a decent if slightly lackluster $11.9 million.

And Sony’s Passengers crossed the $100 million mark domestically after 110 days of release, marking the longest such climb to the nine-digit revenue threshold since 2005’s Million Dollar Baby.

Full weekend actuals below, followed by our update article from Sunday which featured further numbers and analysis.

Weekend Actuals for Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Boss Baby $26,363,488 -47% 3,829 56 $6,885 $89,436,806 2 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2 Beauty and the Beast $23,652,605 -48% 3,969 -241 $5,959 $430,946,639 4 Disney
3 Smurfs: The Lost Village $13,210,449 3,610 $3,659 $13,210,449 1 Sony / Columbia
4 Going in Style $11,932,330 3,061 $3,898 $11,932,330 1 Warner Bros. / New Line
5 Ghost in the Shell $7,306,413 -61% 3,440 0 $2,124 $31,529,863 2 Paramount / DreamWorks
6 Power Rangers $6,199,403 -56% 2,978 -715 $2,082 $75,095,645 3 Lionsgate
7 Kong: Skull Island $5,576,182 -35% 2,753 -388 $2,025 $156,305,906 5 Warner Bros.
8 Get Out $4,057,330 -28% 1,574 -270 $2,578 $162,889,980 7 Universal
9 Logan $4,021,829 -34% 1,948 -375 $2,065 $218,029,237 6 Fox
10 The Case For Christ $3,967,885 1,174 $3,380 $3,967,885 1 Pure Flix
11 Life (2017) $2,371,217 -57% 1,788 -1358 $1,326 $26,940,704 3 Sony / Columbia
12 CHiPs $1,376,231 -65% 1,351 -1113 $1,019 $17,114,164 3 Warner Bros.
13 The Shack $1,091,560 -47% 1,108 -322 $985 $54,950,438 6 Lionsgate / Summit

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Zookeeper’s Wife $2,684,185 -18% 806 265 $3,330 $7,398,710 2 Focus Features
2 Your Name. $1,637,510 292 $5,608 $1,637,510 1 FUNimation Entertainment
3 The LEGO Batman Movie $373,202 -50% 345 -467 $1,082 $173,317,922 9 Warner Bros.
4 T2: Trainspotting $268,000 -29% 159 19 $1,686 $1,605,332 6 Sony
5 Hidden Figures $265,247 -36% 288 -64 $921 $168,276,311 16 Fox
6 The Belko Experiment $204,305 -61% 186 -267 $1,098 $9,426,895 4 BH Tilt
7 La La Land $162,769 22% 224 81 $727 $150,686,825 18 Lionsgate / Summit
8 John Wick: Chapter 2 $155,482 -29% 162 -48 $960 $91,536,079 9 Lionsgate / Summit
9 Lion $155,382 -22% 203 28 $765 $51,363,565 20 Weinstein Company
10 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $153,262 -38% 177 -47 $866 $531,958,137 17 Disney
11 Personal Shopper $135,250 -16% 141 -12 $959 $1,008,295 5 IFC Films
12 A Dog’s Purpose $131,170 -1% 175 -14 $750 $63,868,405 11 Universal
13 Sing (2016) $103,580 -33% 179 -23 $579 $270,121,590 16 Universal
14 Fist Fight $80,250 -37% 125 -47 $642 $32,153,522 8 Warner Bros. / New Line
15 Split $68,160 -24% 121 -20 $563 $137,517,430 12 Universal
16 Before I Fall $66,029 85% 268 170 $246 $12,132,192 6 Open Road
17 Moana $59,370 -46% 120 -55 $495 $248,661,654 20 Disney
18 Rock Dog $39,781 -41% 106 -27 $375 $9,404,922 7 Summit Premiere

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Gifted $446,380 56 $7,971 $446,380 1 Fox Searchlight
2 The Devotion of Suspect X $149,385 -54% 46 3 $3,248 $572,442 2 China Lion Films
3 Frantz $147,686 82% 82 45 $1,801 $360,084 4 Music Box Films
4 Colossal $120,226 4 $30,057 $120,226 1 Neon
5 KEDi $114,820 -24% 98 -10 $1,172 $2,215,126 9 Oscilloscope Laboratories
6 Their Finest $76,197 4 $19,049 $76,197 1 STX Entertainment
7 I am Not Your Negro $57,425 -34% 43 -17 $1,335 $6,896,018 10 Magnolia Pictures
8 Raw $53,041 -24% 45 3 $1,179 $403,045 5 Focus World
9 A United Kingdom $42,591 -47% 57 -29 $747 $3,779,575 9 Fox Searchlight
10 Passengers $37,097 -20% 32 -25 $1,159 $100,005,122 16 Sony / Columbia
11 After the Storm $36,379 52% 35 19 $1,039 $158,408 4 Film Movement
12 Song To Song $31,747 -46% 44 -51 $722 $392,812 4 Broad Green Pictures
13 Cezanne and I $26,407 68% 16 14 $1,650 $49,335 2 Magnolia Pictures
14 Paterson $21,943 -23% 21 -10 $1,045 $2,141,423 15 Bleecker Street
15 Land of Mine $20,687 0% 36 4 $575 $366,722 9 Sony Pictures Classics
16 Moonlight (2016) $19,236 -54% 28 -41 $687 $27,806,908 25 A24
17 Phillauri $18,823 -74% 17 -48 $1,107 $459,391 3 FIP
18 Truman $18,258 3 $6,086 $18,258 1 Filmrise
19 Donnie Darko (15th Anniversary Re-Release) $17,336 -70% 11 -10 $1,576 $99,630 2 Arrow Films
20 Badrinath Ki Dulhania $13,282 -58% 12 -14 $1,107 $1,988,441 5 FIP
21 Wilson $12,716 -88% 28 -283 $454 $646,014 3 Fox Searchlight
22 Alive and Kicking $12,201 11 $1,109 $12,201 1 Magnolia Pictures
23 Neruda $12,184 -24% 9 -6 $1,354 $913,371 17 The Orchard
24 Graduation $10,305 2 $5,153 $10,305 1 IFC Films / Sundance Selects
25 Julieta $9,880 33% 15 1 $659 $1,470,353 16 Sony Pictures Classics
26 David Lynch: The Art Life $9,820 -9% 3 2 $3,273 $25,988 2 Janus
27 Toni Erdmann $9,666 -53% 15 -7 $644 $1,450,043 16 Sony Pictures Classics
28 The Eagle Huntress $8,956 -16% 11 -6 $814 $3,155,563 23 Sony Pictures Classics
29 The Red Turtle $8,277 -16% 12 -5 $690 $870,096 12 Sony Pictures Classics
30 Manchester By the Sea $7,831 86% 7 -3 $1,119 $47,690,162 21 Roadside / Amazon
31 20th Century Women $7,704 -25% 12 -3 $642 $5,644,918 15 A24
32 The Founder $7,648 -67% 25 -6 $306 $12,773,856 12 Weinstein Company
33 Donald Cried $6,963 534% 6 0 $1,161 $57,568 6 The Orchard
34 SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock $6,694 2 $3,347 $6,694 1 Magnolia Pictures
35 My Life As A Zucchini $6,125 -43% 18 -4 $340 $279,912 7 GKIDS
36 Tim Timmerman, Hope of America $5,205 4238% 2 1 $2,603 $93,387 6 Purdie Distribution
37 The Death of Louis XIV $5,026 -37% 2 1 $2,513 $17,355 2 Cinema Guild
38 All These Sleepless Nights $4,991 3 $1,664 $4,991 1 The Orchard
39 The Transfiguration $4,605 1 $4,605 $4,605 1 Strand Releasing
40 Elle (2016) $4,438 -17% 8 3 $555 $2,339,735 22 Sony Pictures Classics
41 A Kind of Loving (2017 re-release) $3,278 1 $3,278 $3,278 1 Rialto Pictures
42 Jackie $1,819 223% 4 -1 $455 $13,956,862 19 Fox Searchlight
43 Carrie Pilby $1,212 -91% 1 -5 $1,212 $19,025 2 The Orchard
44 Contemporary Color $1,110 2 $555 $13,848 6 Oscilloscope Laboratories
45 My Scientology Movie $909 -42% 3 -1 $303 $22,450 6 Magnolia Pictures
46 The Lure $908 -69% 1 -2 $908 $90,814 10 Janus
47 The Blackcoat’s Daughter $870 -93% 5 -21 $174 $19,980 2 A24
48 Love, Sweat and Tears $512 1 $512 $512 1 Kino Lorber
49 A Woman, A Part $381 -77% 1 0 $381 $16,524 3 Strand Releasing
50 Lovesong $120 -56% 1 -1 $120 $8,962 8 Strand Releasing
51 Emily (2017) $90 1 $90 $3,399 11 Hibernation

 


Sunday Update: They say babies experience “the terrible two’s,” but Fox’s The Boss Baby escaped that fate by leading for a second straight weekend with an estimated $26.3 million.

After a first place debut last frame that took most analysts by surprise, the Alec Baldwin-led animated comedy declined 47.6 percent. While the release of fellow animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village may have produced a larger decline for Boss that would otherwise have occurred, it nonetheless managed to hold on at first place. With $89.3 million total, it’s running 6.1 percent behind the $95.2 million of Home and 0.5 percent ahead of the $88.8 million of The Croods through the same point.

Coming in a close second place was Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with an estimated $25.0 million. After finishing in a close runner-up last frame upon being dethroned by the surprise success of Boss, it was very possible that the live-action remake musical starring Emma Watson could have once again recaptured the crown this weekend. Although its 44.9 percent decline was milder than that of BossBeauty fell just short of taking the lead.

With $432.3 million total, the film not only extends its lead as the highest grossing Disney live-action remake, but comes just shy of two major milestones. One is reaching $1 billion worldwide; with $977.4 million globally, it’s a feat likely to be achieved within the next few days. The other is becoming one of the top 100 domestic grossers of all time when adjusted for inflation; the film currently stands at #104, and appears likely to reach that top tier within the next few days as well.

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

Sony’s Smurfs: The Lost Village opened in third place with an estimated $14.0 million. The third animated Smurfs installment — starring the voices of Demi Lovato, Jack McBreyer, and Mandy Patinkin — saw a lower opening weekend than the previous two installments: 20.1 percent behind the $17.5 million start of The Smurfs 2 and 60.6 percent below the $35.6 million debut of The Smurfs.

This installment may have been hurt by an April release date, instead of the July release date of the previous two films. Unless it holds far better than anybody currently expects, Village will almost definitely end up as the lowest-grossing film domestically of the three. That seems likely to kill any chance of another sequels, especially considering the film’s lackluster $42.1 million overseas gross so far compared to the previous two installments.

Village started with an estimated $4.1 million on Friday, including $375 thousand from Thursday night shows. It improved an estimated 35.1 percent on Saturday to $5.6 million, and is projected to decline 24.0 percent on Sunday to $4.2 million. This places its opening weekend to Friday ratio at an estimated 3.37 to 1.

Warner Bros.’ Going in Style opened in fourth place with an estimated $12.5 million. The action comedy remake starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin starts 23.4 percent behind the $16.3 million opening of 2013’s Last Vegas and 43.1 percent behind the $22.0 million opening of 2014’s The Monuments Men.

With those numbers, Going seems unlikely to match Last‘s $63.9 million total, and almost certain not to match the $92.5 million inflation-adjusted total of the original 1979 Going in Style.

Going earned a “B+” average CinemaScore from an audience that ran 53 percent female — a perhaps-surprising statistic, considering the all-male leads and the action comedy genre. The audience was also 72 percent over the age of 50 — not at all a surprising statistic, given the septuagenarian lead cast.

The film started with an estimated $4.2 million on Friday, including $600 thousand from Thursday night previews. (That was actually higher than fellow newcomer Smurfs, though that lead was not to last throughout the weekend.) It improved an estimated 35.1 percent on Saturday to $5.6 million, and is projected to fall 30.3 percent on Sunday to $3.4 million. This places the opening weekend to Friday ratio at an estimated 2.95 to 1.

Opening in 10th place was Pure Flix’s faith-based The Case for Christ with an estimated $3.9 million. That’s notably higher than the openings for the studio’s two previous releases, Hillsong – Let Hope Rise with $1.3 million and I’m Not Ashamed with $927 thousand.

The top 10 films this weekend earned an estimated $109.1 million total. That’s 32.4 percent below the $161.6 million earned by the top 10 last weekend. It’s also 7.8 percent below the $118.5 million earned by the top 10 on this weekend last year, when Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice led for a second weekend with $51.3 million.

Limited Releases:

Focus Features’ The Zookeeper’s Wife took 11th place with an estimated 12.2 percent decline to $2.8 million, despite expanding into 265 more theaters. Funimation’s Your Name opened to an estimated $1.6 million in 303 theaters. Fox Searchlight’s Gifted starring Chris Evans began with an estimated $476 thousand on 56 screens. And new studio Neon’s debut release Colossal, a sci-fi comedy starring Anne Hathaway, started with an estimated $125 thousand on four screens and the highest per-theater average of the weekend at $31,452.

Overseas Update:

Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell, though experiencing a sharp 60.6 percent decline domestically, actually improved 3.3 percent overseas in 54 markets, earning a $41.3 million estimated overseas weekend. The improvement was due largely to a $21.4 million debut in China. The title has earned $92.8 million overseas and $124.3 million globally.

The Boss Baby declined a negligible 1.3 percent for a $37.5 million estimated overseas weekend in 46 markets. The title has earned $110.3 million overseas and $199.7 million globally, led by $24.0 million in Russia, $12.0 million in Mexico, and $9.9 million in the United Kingdom.

Beauty and the Beast dropped 45.7 percent for an estimated $36.1 million overseas weekend in 55 markets. The film is closing in fast on the billion-dollar mark worldwide, which would make it the first film to do so since December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryBeauty has earned $545.1 million overseas and $977.4 million globally, led by $85.3 million in China and $73.2 million in the United Kingdom.

Studio Weekend Estimates for Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Boss Baby $26,300,000 -48% 3,829 56 $6,869 $89,373,318 2 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2 Beauty and the Beast $25,022,000 -45% 3,969 -241 $6,304 $432,316,034 4 Disney
3 Smurfs: The Lost Village $14,015,000 3,610 $3,882 $14,015,000 1 Sony / Columbia
4 Going in Style $12,500,000 3,061 $4,084 $12,500,000 1 Warner Bros. / New Line
5 Ghost in the Shell $7,350,000 -61% 3,440 0 $2,137 $31,573,450 2 Paramount / DreamWorks
6 Power Rangers $6,215,200 -56% 2,978 -715 $2,087 $75,111,442 3 Lionsgate
7 Kong: Skull Island $5,825,000 -32% 2,753 -388 $2,116 $156,554,724 5 Warner Bros.
8 Logan $4,050,000 -34% 1,948 -375 $2,079 $218,057,408 6 Fox
9 Get Out $4,020,000 -29% 1,574 -270 $2,554 $162,852,650 7 Universal
10 The Case For Christ $3,900,000 1,174 $3,322 $3,900,000 1 Pure Flix
11 Life (2017) $2,435,000 -56% 1,788 -1358 $1,362 $27,004,487 3 Sony / Columbia
12 CHiPs $1,430,000 -64% 1,351 -1113 $1,058 $17,167,933 3 Warner Bros.
13 The Shack $1,102,200 -46% 1,108 -322 $995 $54,961,078 6 Lionsgate / Summit

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Zookeeper’s Wife $2,888,440 -12% 806 265 $3,584 $7,602,965 2 Focus Features
2 Your Name. $1,600,000 292 $5,479 $1,600,000 1 FUNimation Entertainment
3 Hidden Figures $275,000 -34% 288 -64 $955 $168,286,064 16 Fox
4 T2: Trainspotting $275,000 -27% 157 17 $1,752 $1,612,332 6 Sony
5 The Belko Experiment $199,080 -62% 186 -267 $1,070 $9,421,670 4 BH Tilt
6 Lion $167,215 -16% 203 28 $824 $51,375,398 20 Weinstein Company
7 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $167,000 -33% 177 -47 $944 $531,971,875 17 Disney
8 John Wick: Chapter 2 $163,800 -25% 162 -48 $1,011 $91,544,397 9 Lionsgate / Summit
9 La La Land $156,300 17% 224 81 $698 $150,680,356 18 Lionsgate / Summit
10 Personal Shopper $134,232 -17% 141 -12 $952 $1,007,277 5 IFC Films
11 A Dog’s Purpose $131,140 -1% 175 -14 $749 $63,868,375 11 Universal
12 Sing (2016) $103,675 -33% 179 -23 $579 $270,121,685 16 Universal
13 Split $65,285 -27% 121 -20 $540 $137,514,555 12 Universal
14 Before I Fall $65,169 83% 268 170 $243 $12,131,332 6 Open Road
15 Moana $63,000 -43% 120 -55 $525 $248,665,284 20 Disney
16 The Last Word $60,158 -71% 120 -169 $501 $1,656,816 6 Bleeker Street
17 Rock Dog $41,700 -38% 106 -27 $393 $9,406,841 7 Summit Premiere

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Gifted $476,000 56 $8,500 $476,000 1 Fox Searchlight
2 Frantz $151,000 86% 81 44 $1,864 $363,398 4 Music Box Films
3 The Devotion of Suspect X $146,000 -55% 46 3 $3,174 $569,057 2 China Lion Films
4 Colossal $125,809 4 $31,452 $125,809 1 Neon
5 KEDi $116,000 -23% 93 -15 $1,247 $2,216,306 9 Oscilloscope Laboratories
6 Raw $50,710 -27% 45 3 $1,127 $400,714 5 Focus World
7 Truman $25,000 3 $8,333 $25,000 1 Filmrise
8 I Called Him Morgan $14,491 -27% 11 6 $1,317 $64,447 3 Submarine Deluxe
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2 Comments

  1. Avatar
    Fred April 09, 2017

    I think Beauty and the Beast has another 100 million or so left in the tank, it likely makes it to 1.1 billion worldwide in the end. It should be another banner year at the box office with some more heavy hitters upcoming starting with Fate of the Furious this upcoming Friday.

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    Jacen April 09, 2017

    Random thoughts…
    Thank you for correctly referring to Going in Style as a remake, and not a reboot. Reboot is a term that should be reserved for a story that restarts a series of films. Since GiS is not a series, the new one is merely a remake.
    Coming in two or three years: Boss Baby 2 the White House.
    This weekend I went to Pizzianity and made a Case for Crust. They gave me the Meat Messiah, and I found true salvation in their sausage, pepperoni, and bacon toppings.

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