Weekend Actuals: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Sets March Opening Record w/ $174.7M; ‘Kong’ & ‘Logan’ Hold; ‘Belko Experiment’ Starts w/ $4.1M

Disney’s highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast came in several million dollars above its already-massive Sunday box office estimate, with Monday actuals showing a $174.7 million start. Not only is that the highest March opening ever, but it’s also the 12th-highest opening of all time, adjusted for inflation.

Last weekend’s leader, Warner Bros.’ Kong: Skull Island, fell 54.4 percent to $27.8 million and second place. Fox’s Logan declined 53.3 percent to $17.8 million and third place. BH Tilt’s horror thriller The Belko Experiment began with $4.1 million, about in line with what the studio was hoping for to render the low-budget release a success. And Fox’s Hidden Figures spent its 11th weekend in the top 10, with an eighth place rank and $1.4 million. This makes it only the fifth movie in the past five years to spend at least that long in that upper tier at the box office.

Weekend Actuals for Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Beauty and the Beast $174,750,616 4,210 $41,508 $174,750,616 1 Disney
2 Kong: Skull Island $27,832,142 -54% 3,846 0 $7,237 $109,107,436 2 Warner Bros.
3 Logan $17,815,677 -53% 3,687 -384 $4,832 $184,342,562 3 Fox
4 Get Out $13,437,220 -35% 2,979 -164 $4,511 $133,305,365 4 Universal
5 The Shack $6,005,739 -40% 2,825 -63 $2,126 $42,490,369 3 Lionsgate / Summit
6 The LEGO Batman Movie $4,602,235 -40% 2,735 -568 $1,683 $167,325,587 6 Warner Bros.
7 The Belko Experiment $4,137,230 1,341 $3,085 $4,137,230 1 BH Tilt
8 Hidden Figures $1,475,280 -47% 1,162 -259 $1,270 $165,534,349 13 Fox
9 John Wick: Chapter 2 $1,183,506 -56% 1,065 -966 $1,111 $89,774,310 6 Lionsgate / Summit
10 Before I Fall $985,631 -67% 1,551 -795 $635 $11,246,308 3 Open Road

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Lion $734,336 -45% 621 -339 $1,183 $50,000,950 17 Weinstein Company
2 La La Land $531,568 -70% 585 -993 $909 $149,765,752 15 Lionsgate / Summit
3 Split $505,540 -60% 604 -377 $837 $136,864,765 9 Universal
4 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $502,905 140% 179 13 $2,810 $530,748,437 14 Disney
5 The Sense Of An Ending $480,406 1110% 282 278 $1,704 $533,003 2 CBS Films
6 A Dog’s Purpose $477,890 -56% 594 -428 $805 $62,932,920 8 Universal
7 Fist Fight $460,166 -65% 533 -752 $863 $31,537,914 5 Warner Bros. / New Line
8 Fifty Shades Darker $453,590 -73% 607 -891 $747 $114,030,075 6 Universal
9 Badrinath Ki Dulhania $418,202 -51% 156 4 $2,681 $1,584,711 2 FIP
10 Moana $342,833 -20% 264 -12 $1,299 $248,044,531 17 Disney
11 Sing (2016) $321,415 -27% 278 -122 $1,156 $269,359,765 13 Universal
12 A United Kingdom $303,959 -43% 257 -60 $1,183 $3,162,212 6 Fox Searchlight
13 The Great Wall $300,055 -76% 439 -1153 $683 $44,757,695 5 Universal
14 KEDi $287,008 -10% 130 16 $2,208 $1,420,458 6 Oscilloscope Laboratories
15 Rock Dog $249,490 -76% 444 -932 $562 $9,090,843 4 Summit Premiere
16 Moonlight (2016) $243,174 -73% 283 -704 $859 $27,495,645 22 A24
17 I am Not Your Negro $172,611 -43% 110 -87 $1,569 $6,421,343 7 Magnolia Pictures
18 Table 19 $125,045 -85% 209 -659 $598 $3,500,201 3 Fox Searchlight
19 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them $80,027 -20% 153 -35 $523 $233,948,968 18 Warner Bros.
20 Rings (2017) $62,028 51% 116 40 $535 $27,766,716 7 Paramount
21 The Founder $47,120 -4% 102 45 $462 $12,651,424 9 Weinstein Company

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Last Word $197,797 142% 94 69 $2,104 $353,752 3 Bleeker Street
2 T2: Trainspotting $170,575 5 $34,115 $170,575 3 Sony
3 Personal Shopper $152,478 93% 35 31 $4,357 $263,883 2 IFC Films
4 The Salesman $96,769 -42% 75 -30 $1,290 $2,207,494 8 Cohen Media Group
5 Fences $64,975 -58% 94 -95 $691 $57,535,687 14 Paramount
6 Passengers $58,334 -45% 90 -82 $648 $99,466,845 13 Sony / Columbia
7 Song To Song $50,559 4 $12,640 $50,559 1 Broad Green Pictures
8 Raw $48,468 95% 9 7 $5,385 $83,630 2 Focus World
9 Paterson $48,184 -25% 39 -12 $1,235 $1,981,253 12 Bleecker Street
10 Why Him? $43,350 -77% 16 -52 $2,709 $60,312,925 13 Fox
11 Land of Mine $37,935 -31% 38 -2 $998 $241,876 6 Sony Pictures Classics
12 After the Storm $27,880 6 $4,647 $27,880 1 Film Movement
13 My Life As A Zucchini $27,272 -50% 42 -10 $649 $219,663 4 GKIDS
14 20th Century Women $22,430 -4% 33 4 $680 $5,580,138 12 A24
15 Trolls $22,292 -47% 69 9 $323 $153,671,940 20 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
16 Manchester By the Sea $21,947 -67% 47 -66 $467 $47,614,786 18 Roadside / Amazon
17 Neruda $21,087 -29% 18 -10 $1,172 $835,993 14 The Orchard
18 Frantz $18,745 2 $9,373 $22,940 1 Music Box Films
19 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter $17,765 -62% 45 -57 $395 $26,809,315 8 Sony / Screen Gems
20 Toni Erdmann $17,002 -56% 21 -24 $810 $1,388,805 13 Sony Pictures Classics
21 Everybody Loves Somebody $16,572 -43% 35 2 $473 $1,906,294 5 Lionsgate / Pantelion
22 Bitter Harvest $14,946 -66% 20 -12 $747 $542,559 4 Roadside Attractions
23 The Red Turtle $14,156 -53% 22 -20 $643 $788,396 9 Sony Pictures Classics
24 Donald Cried $12,650 160% 17 13 $744 $31,260 3 The Orchard
25 Jackie $12,560 -58% 25 -21 $502 $13,935,861 16 Fox Searchlight
26 Elle (2016) $11,115 -32% 11 -5 $1,010 $2,314,095 19 Sony Pictures Classics
27 Julieta $10,037 -54% 17 -11 $590 $1,418,477 13 Sony Pictures Classics
28 The Eagle Huntress $9,886 -50% 12 -7 $824 $3,113,880 20 Sony Pictures Classics
29 A Cure for Wellness $8,721 -18% 20 -5 $436 $8,103,139 5 Fox
30 Taipei Story $7,333 1 $7,333 $7,333 1 Janus Films
31 The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017 $5,149 -81% 7 -11 $736 $2,824,661 6 Magnolia
32 Love & Taxes $4,977 78% 4 1 $1,244 $11,403 3 Abramorama
33 Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance $4,543 -60% 5 -3 $909 $151,776 7 Abramorama
34 The Lure $3,596 24% 4 1 $899 $71,554 7 Janus
35 Contemporary Color $3,060 5 $612 $9,455 3 Oscilloscope Laboratories
36 Tim Timmerman, Hope of America $2,918 -77% 7 -5 $417 $84,140 3 Purdie Distribution
37 The Son of Joseph $2,244 773% 3 2 $748 $21,703 10 Kino Lorber
38 Duckweed $2,166 -71% 2 -1 $1,083 $469,706 6 China Lion Film
39 Remember the Goal $1,579 1 $1,579 $113,994 30 Five & Two Pictures
40 Confidential Assignment $1,546 -55% 1 -1 $1,546 $475,618 8 CJ Entertainment
41 My Scientology Movie $1,433 4 $358 $16,288 3 Magnolia Pictures
42 Panique (2017 Restoration) $1,050 2 $525 $33,507 9 Rialto Pictures
43 Pelle the Conqueror (2017 Re-release) $974 3507% 2 0 $487 $6,662 4 Film Movement
44 The Comedian $636 -26% 1 -2 $636 $1,658,706 7 Sony Pictures Classics
45 Suntan $429 -74% 1 0 $429 $3,197 2 Strand Releasing
46 The Daughter $373 -47% 2 1 $187 $22,596 8 Kino Lorber
47 Fire At Sea $346 -57% 1 -2 $346 $114,535 22
48 Staying Vertical $338 51% 1 0 $338 $10,875 9 Strand Releasing
49 XX $336 -76% 3 -2 $112 $30,611 5 Magnolia Pictures / Magnet Releasing
50 Saigon Bodyguards $296 -47% 1 0 $296 $11,314 7 CJ Entertainment
51 Emily (2017) $239 -50% 1 0 $239 $3,310 8 Hibernation
52 Apprentice $107 -14% 2 1 $54 $1,588 3 Film Movement
Boxoffice Staff

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