Weekend Actuals: ‘Jigsaw’ Pieces Together $16.6M; ‘Suburbicon’ Starts w/ Only $2.8M

Monday Update: Determining the box office winner wasn’t much of a puzzle, as horror Jigsaw opened with $16.6 million the weekend before Halloween on Tuesday.

Three of the top four films were horror or quasi-horror, as two other new releases Thank You For Your Service and Suburbicon both started outside the top five, with $3.8 million and $2.8 million respectively.

The full table of weekend actuals is below, after our Sunday update featuring more numbers and analysis.


Sunday Update: Determining the box office winner wasn’t much of a puzzle, as horror Jigsaw opened with $16.2 million the weekend before Halloween on Tuesday.

Three of the top four films were horror or quasi-horror, as two other new releases Thank You For Your Service and Suburbicon both started outside the top five.

On the plus side, Jigsaw was the top movie this frame as parent studio Lionsgate held both the top two spots.

On the downside, the first new installment in the Saw horror series since 2010 posted the second-lowest opening among the franchise’s eight titles. It was actually the single lowest opening in the franchise, if adjusting for inflation.

The previous lowest opening in the series had been had been 2009’s Saw VI with $14.1 million. Although adjusted for inflation that comes to a modern-day $16.5 million, slightly higher than what Jigsaw just opened to.

This continues a trend of recent horror films with lackluster attempts to reboot dormant franchises. Last year’s Blair Witch started with $9.5 million while February’s Rings opened with $13.0 million, after their series’ last installments had been released in 2000 and 2005 respectively. Both films were also the lowest-opening wide release of their respective series.

Jigsaw‘s audience was 51 percent female, 52 percent under age 25, and gave the film a “B” average CinemaScore.

Last weekend’s leader Boo 2! A Madea Halloween came in second place with $10.0 million.

By falling 53 percent, it drops significantly more than the original Boo! last year, which fell only 39 percent in its second weekend.

Lionsgate’s sequel has now earned $35.5 million, running about 32 percent behind its predecessor through the same point. But with a relatively low budget of $20 million, the sequel should nonetheless be considered a mild win.

Horror also placed well in fourth place with Universal’s Happy Death Day, the leader from two weekends ago, which earns $5.0 million this frame. Horror (or horror-comedy in the case of Boo 2!) takes three of the top four spots.

DreamWorks and Universal’s war drama Thank You For Your Service didn’t have too much to be thankful for, opening in sixth place with $3.7 million.

The film began slightly below June’s war drama Megan Leavey, but much higher than last fall’s war drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

Service‘s audience was 58 percent male, 59 percent older than age 30, and gave the film an “A-” average CinemaScore.

Paramount’s Suburbicon opened in ninth place with a dismal $2.8 million.

The pre-release projections weren’t high, but this ended up lower than even the most negative projections. The lowest that anybody on prediction website Box Office Derby predicted was $3.2 million.

The title just couldn’t overcome its reviews and word of mouth, with a “D-” average CinemaScore and a 26 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also, lead star Matt Damon may be losing much of his box office luster — his previous release The Great Wall in February significantly underperformed domestically as well. (Although it did earn quite a bit overseas, especially in China.)

Among similar recent dark comedies, Suburbicon opens 13 percent below Our Brand Is Crisis and less than half of Whisky Tango Foxtrot.

Comparisons:

The top 10 films this weekend earned $56.1 million. That’s 25 percent below last weekend.

It’s also 23 percent below Halloween weekend last year, when the original Boo! A Madea Halloween led for the second frame with $17.2 million.

Year-to-date box office stands at $8.7 billion, running 5.3 percent behind last year.

Overseas Update:

Disney’s Thor: Ragnarok started with a huge $107.6 million overseas, prior to its domestic debut next weekend.

As a result, Disney surpassed $4 billion globally this weekend, marking the fifth consecutive year they’ve reached that number.

However, Universal reached $4 billion globally on the year back in late July, a full three months ago. It’s possible Disney could still end up the global leader by year’s end if Thor: RagnarokStar Wars: The Last Jedi, and Coco become blockbusters.

Also this weekend, Warner Bros.’ Geostorm made $49.3 million overseas. It was led by a $34.1 million debut in China in first place.

The film has now earned a $113.4 million overseas total and $136.9 million globally. But with a production that went well over budget and a poor domestic gross, it looks nearly impossible for the film to break even.


Monday’s Weekend Actuals for Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Jigsaw $16,640,452 2,941 $5,658 $16,640,452 1 Lionsgate
2 Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween $10,052,608 -53% 2,388 0 $4,210 $35,574,251 2 Lionsgate
3 Geostorm $5,903,428 -57% 3,246 0 $1,819 $23,781,796 2 Warner Bros.
4 Happy Death Day $5,078,685 -46% 3,535 237 $1,437 $48,374,210 3 Universal / Blumhouse
5 Blade Runner 2049 $4,117,395 -44% 2,421 -782 $1,701 $81,538,180 4 Warner Bros.
6 Thank You For Your Service $3,817,700 2,054 $1,859 $3,817,700 1 Universal Pictures
7 Only The Brave $3,502,095 -42% 2,577 0 $1,359 $11,992,152 2 Sony Pictures
8 The Foreigner $3,443,433 -41% 2,505 -10 $1,375 $29,060,751 3 STX Entertainment
9 Suburbicon $2,840,246 2,046 $1,388 $2,840,246 1 Paramount
10 It (2017) $2,503,338 -27% 2,560 0 $978 $323,868,540 8 Warner Bros. / New Line
11 American Made $1,702,605 -46% 1,558 -1001 $1,093 $48,507,805 5 Universal
12 Victoria & Abdul $1,641,515 -23% 1,044 -16 $1,572 $17,741,754 6 Focus Features
13 Kingsman: The Golden Circle $1,625,354 -46% 1,489 -829 $1,092 $97,314,232 6 Fox
14 The Mountain Between Us $1,309,104 -53% 2,029 -1122 $645 $28,030,947 4 20th Century Fox
15 The LEGO Ninjago Movie $1,275,301 -43% 1,474 -628 $865 $56,459,051 6 Warner Bros.
16 Same Kind of Different as Me $1,252,142 -52% 1,238 -124 $1,011 $4,776,427 2 Pure Flix Entertainment
17 The Snowman $1,212,950 -64% 1,815 3 $668 $5,799,535 2 Universal
18 My Little Pony: The Movie $1,027,701 -49% 1,682 -619 $611 $20,051,709 4 Lionsgate

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Let There Be Light $1,729,535 373 $4,637 $1,729,535 1 Atlas
2 Marshall $905,053 -39% 821 0 $1,102 $6,949,354 3 Open Road
3 The Florida Project $522,498 -13% 145 33 $3,603 $2,132,271 4 A24
4 Loving Vincent $472,047 10% 161 47 $2,932 $2,130,594 6 Good Deed Entertainment
5 Goodbye Christopher Robin $337,302 120% 213 152 $1,584 $640,338 3 Fox Searchlight
6 Battle of the Sexes $321,777 -45% 291 -254 $1,106 $12,021,590 6 Fox Searchlight
7 Despicable Me 3 $170,960 -12% 210 -127 $814 $263,491,495 18 Universal
8 All I See is You $144,076 283 $509 $144,076 1 Open Road
9 Flatliners $129,605 -55% 263 -272 $493 $16,715,404 5 Sony Pictures
10 The Emoji Movie $97,248 -30% 198 12 $491 $85,799,685 14 Sony / Columbia
11 Spider-Man: Homecoming $96,563 -40% 181 -28 $533 $333,919,623 17 Sony / Columbia
12 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House $90,545 -49% 184 -148 $492 $660,729 5 Sony Pictures Classics
13 Lucky $88,990 -32% 103 -8 $864 $706,651 5 Magnolia
14 The Hitman’s Bodyguard $70,927 -33% 147 -25 $482 $75,439,537 11 Lionsgate / Summit
15 American Assassin $70,433 -57% 175 -137 $402 $36,106,934 7 CBS Films / Lionsgate
16 Breathe $56,322 -65% 148 -167 $381 $340,236 3 Bleeker Street
17 Professor Marston & The Wonder Women $55,825 -77% 181 -778 $308 $1,528,258 3 Annapurna Pictures
18 Dunkirk $54,877 -45% 108 -80 $508 $187,845,766 15 Warner Bros.
19 Home Again $40,454 -23% 126 -32 $321 $26,975,671 8 Open Road
20 Annabelle: Creation $36,041 -41% 126 -12 $286 $102,080,788 12 Warner Bros. / New Line

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Killing of a Sacred Deer $225,171 96% 33 29 $6,823 $396,092 2 A24
2 Jane $146,662 151% 25 24 $5,866 $226,690 2 Abramorama
3 Wonderstruck $132,065 100% 42 38 $3,144 $219,179 2 Roadside / Amazon
4 The Square $74,233 2 $37,117 $74,233 1 Magnolia Pictures
5 Human Flow $58,879 -31% 34 6 $1,732 $269,943 3 Amazon Studios
6 Cars 3 $40,786 -35% 83 -11 $491 $152,888,836 20 Disney
7 Wind River $35,199 -37% 80 -41 $440 $33,625,585 13 The Weinstein Company
8 War for the Planet of the Apes $34,928 -20% 58 -15 $602 $146,795,293 16 Fox
9 The Stray $33,081 -65% 74 -65 $447 $1,497,925 4 Purdie Distribution
10 ‘Til Death Do Us Part $29,191 -55% 41 -55 $712 $3,424,454 5 Novus Content
11 Aida’s Secrets $24,448 332% 9 8 $2,716 $34,640 2 Music Box Films
12 Leap! $23,847 -57% 62 -54 $385 $21,544,470 10 The Weinstein Company
13 A Question Of Faith $23,494 -37% 46 -26 $511 $3,547,779 5 Pure Flix Entertainment
14 Novitiate $22,724 3 $7,575 $22,724 1 Sony Pictures Classics
15 Night Of The Living Dead (4K Restoration) $22,495 172% 8 3 $2,812 $68,656 3 Janus
16 KEDi $22,353 36 $621 $2,832,588 38 Oscilloscope Laboratories
17 Tom of Finland $21,630 -22% 8 3 $2,704 $97,624 3 Kino Lorber
18 American Satan $17,872 -44% 43 -7 $416 $226,232 3 Sumerian
19 God’s Own Country $17,768 2 $8,884 $23,909 1 Orion Pictures / Samuel Goldwyn Films
20 Captain Underpants $16,985 7221% 4 2 $4,246 $73,920,842 22 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
21 Stronger $14,054 -56% 43 -41 $327 $4,151,180 6 Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions
22 Tragedy Girls $12,432 3% 18 16 $691 $30,254 2 Gunpowder & Sky
23 Wonder Woman $12,163 -48% 55 -29 $221 $412,546,242 22 Warner Bros.
24 City Of Rock $11,994 -40% 4 -2 $2,999 $290,221 4 Well Go USA Entertainment
25 Kidnap $11,512 -42% 27 -5 $426 $30,696,194 13 Aviron Pictures
26 Logan Lucky $10,947 -54% 45 -25 $243 $27,767,143 11 Bleeker Street
27 Dina $10,483 -33% 19 -1 $552 $59,536 4 The Orchard
28 Walking Out $9,422 -37% 25 -6 $377 $74,189 4 IFC Films
29 Chavela $8,238 -57% 9 -2 $915 $120,534 4 Music Box Films
30 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene $8,049 75% 21 17 $383 $21,773 3 IFC Films
31 BPM (Beats Per Minute) $7,913 -8% 4 2 $1,978 $23,357 2 The Orchard
32 The Paris Opera $7,785 1% 8 4 $973 $24,905 2 Film Movement
33 Chasing The Dragon $7,051 -49% 2 -1 $3,526 $444,607 5 Well Go USA Entertainment
34 Bill Nye: Science Guy $7,005 1 $7,005 $7,005 1 PBS Distribution
35 Mansfield 66/67 $6,451 1 $6,451 $6,451 1 Gunpowder & Sky
36 The King’s Choice $5,677 -49% 5 -4 $1,135 $98,996 6 Samuel Goldwyn Films
37 Friend Request $5,569 -47% 32 -8 $174 $3,754,992 6 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
38 Take Every Wave: the Life of Laird Hamilton $4,778 -83% 9 -22 $531 $159,928 5 IFC Films
39 Viceroy’s House $4,329 -39% 7 -6 $618 $1,093,176 9 IFC Films
40 The Work $3,286 2 $1,643 $3,286 1 The Orchard
41 Dealt $2,952 -31% 3 2 $984 $8,417 2 IFC Films
42 Rat Film $2,874 303% 3 1 $958 $31,521 7 Cinema Guild
43 Tulip Fever $2,609 126% 17 11 $153 $2,413,408 9 Weinstein Company
44 So B. It $2,554 -54% 3 -10 $851 $46,006 4 Good Deed Entertainment
45 RV: Resurrected Victims $2,511 -76% 4 -7 $628 $19,276 2 Well Go USA Entertainment
46 Brimstone & Glory $2,125 1 $2,125 $2,125 1 Oscilloscope Laboratories
47 Félicité $1,713 1 $1,713 $1,713 1 Strand Releasing
48 The Teacher $1,245 112% 2 1 $623 $61,916 9 Film Movement
49 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World $1,181 -84% 2 -5 $591 $213,122 14 Kino Lorber
50 Marjorie Prime $1,135 20% 1 0 $1,135 $179,165 11 FilmRise Releasing
51 The Sacrifice (2017 re-release) $1,065 -77% 1 0 $1,065 $11,741 2 Kino Lorber
52 The Unknown Girl $987 75% 4 0 $247 $149,589 8 IFC Films
53 The Boss Baby $838 157% 2 0 $419 $175,001,129 31 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
54 Maudie $550 -89% 2 -5 $275 $6,168,063 20 Sony Pictures Classics
55 Maigret Sets A Trap $528 -79% 1 0 $528 $5,965 2 Kino Lorber
56 Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards $342 -91% 1 -1 $342 $57,108 7 Music Box Films
57 Paradise $336 -87% 2 0 $168 $11,979 4 Film Movement
58 Rebel in the Rye $326 -82% 2 -6 $163 $376,734 8 IFC Films
59 Dawson City: Frozen Time $270 1 $270 $129,756 21 Kino Lorber Films
60 Super Dark Times $94 -47% 1 0 $94 $33,109 5 The Orchard
61 Bugs $32 -93% 1 -2 $32 $3,383 5 Kino Lorber
62 Hermia & Helena $28 1 $28 $43,132 23 Kino Lorber
63 Time To Die $13 -87% 1 0 $13 $11,335 7 Film Movement

Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates for Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29, 2017:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Jigsaw $16,250,000 2,941 $5,525 $16,250,000 1 Lionsgate
2 Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween $10,000,000 -53% 2,388 0 $4,188 $35,521,643 2 Lionsgate
3 Geostorm $5,675,000 -59% 3,246 0 $1,748 $23,553,368 2 Warner Bros.
4 Happy Death Day $5,099,000 -46% 3,535 237 $1,442 $48,394,525 3 Universal / Blumhouse
5 Blade Runner 2049 $3,965,000 -46% 2,421 -782 $1,638 $81,385,785 4 Warner Bros.
6 Thank You For Your Service $3,702,000 2,054 $1,802 $3,702,000 1 Universal Pictures
7 Only The Brave $3,450,000 -43% 2,577 0 $1,339 $11,940,057 2 Sony Pictures
8 The Foreigner $3,210,000 -45% 2,505 -10 $1,281 $28,827,318 3 STX Entertainment
9 Suburbicon $2,800,000 2,046 $1,369 $2,800,000 1 Paramount
10 It (2017) $2,465,000 -29% 2,560 0 $963 $323,730,202 8 Warner Bros. / New Line
11 American Made $1,695,000 -46% 1,558 -1001 $1,088 $48,500,200 5 Universal
12 Victoria & Abdul $1,612,000 -24% 1,044 -16 $1,544 $17,712,239 6 Focus Features
13 Kingsman: The Golden Circle $1,600,000 -47% 1,489 -829 $1,075 $97,288,878 6 Fox
14 The Mountain Between Us $1,300,000 -53% 2,029 -1122 $641 $28,021,843 4 20th Century Fox
15 Same Kind of Different as Me $1,235,000 -52% 1,238 -124 $998 $4,759,285 2 Pure Flix Entertainment
16 The Snowman $1,180,000 -65% 1,815 3 $650 $5,766,585 2 Universal
17 The LEGO Ninjago Movie $1,170,000 -47% 1,474 -628 $794 $56,353,750 6 Warner Bros.
18 My Little Pony: The Movie $945,000 -53% 1,682 -619 $562 $19,969,008 4 Lionsgate

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Marshall $921,369 -38% 821 0 $1,122 $6,965,670 3 Open Road
2 The Florida Project $539,234 -10% 145 33 $3,719 $2,149,007 4 A24
3 Loving Vincent $449,453 5% 161 47 $2,792 $2,108,000 6 Good Deed Entertainment
4 Goodbye Christopher Robin $330,000 115% 213 152 $1,549 $633,036 3 Fox Searchlight
5 Battle of the Sexes $310,000 -47% 291 -254 $1,065 $12,009,813 6 Fox Searchlight
6 Despicable Me 3 $145,000 -26% 210 -127 $690 $263,465,535 18 Universal
7 All I See is You $135,504 283 $479 $135,504 1 Open Road
8 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House $94,816 -47% 185 -147 $513 $665,000 5 Sony Pictures Classics
9 American Assassin $71,000 -57% 175 -137 $406 $36,107,501 7 CBS Films / Lionsgate
10 The Hitman’s Bodyguard $70,000 -33% 147 -25 $476 $75,438,610 11 Lionsgate / Summit
11 Professor Marston & The Wonder Women $53,500 -78% 181 -778 $296 $1,525,933 3 Annapurna Pictures
12 Breathe $51,623 -68% 148 -167 $349 $335,537 3 Bleeker Street
13 Home Again $38,638 -27% 126 -32 $307 $26,973,855 8 Open Road

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Killing of a Sacred Deer $221,532 92% 33 29 $6,713 $392,453 2 A24
2 Jane $151,376 159% 25 24 $6,055 $231,404 2 Abramorama
3 Wonderstruck $126,007 91% 42 38 $3,000 $213,121 2 Roadside / Amazon
4 The Square $76,000 2 $38,000 $76,000 1 Magnolia Pictures
5 Faces Places $72,960 59% 42 16 $1,737 $269,382 4 Cohen Media Group
6 Human Flow $61,000 -29% 36 8 $1,694 $272,064 3 Amazon Studios
7 Cars 3 $43,000 -31% 83 -11 $518 $152,891,050 20 Disney
8 The Stray $35,000 -63% 74 -65 $473 $1,499,844 4 Purdie Distribution
9 KEDi $31,500 36 $875 $31,500 38 Oscilloscope Laboratories
10 Wind River $29,697 -47% 80 -41 $371 $33,620,083 13 The Weinstein Company
11 ‘Til Death Do Us Part $26,273 -60% 40 -56 $657 $3,421,529 5 Novus Content
12 A Question Of Faith $23,000 -38% 46 -26 $500 $2,349,500 5 Pure Flix Entertainment
13 Leap! $22,800 -58% 62 -54 $368 $21,543,423 10 The Weinstein Company
14 Novitiate $22,577 3 $7,526 $22,577 1 Sony Pictures Classics
15 Aida’s Secrets $21,302 276% 8 7 $2,663 $31,494 2 Music Box Films
16 Stronger $14,235 -55% 43 -41 $331 $4,151,361 6 Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions
17 Tragedy Girls $12,420 2% 18 16 $690 $30,242 2 Gunpowder & Sky
18 Columbus $11,490 18 $638 $989,139 13 Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Fellowship
19 Dina $10,628 -32% 19 -1 $559 $59,681 4 The Orchard
20 Bill Nye: Science Guy $9,150 1 $9,150 $9,150 1 PBS Distribution
21 BPM (Beats Per Minute) $7,470 -13% 4 2 $1,868 $22,914 2 The Orchard
22 Chavela $7,424 -62% 8 -3 $928 $119,720 4 Music Box Films
23 Friend Request $5,122 -51% 32 -8 $160 $3,754,545 6 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
24 The Work $3,718 2 $1,859 $3,718 1 The Orchard
25 Brimstone & Glory $3,000 1 $3,000 $3,000 1 Oscilloscope Laboratories
26 Tulip Fever $1,888 63% 17 11 $111 $2,412,687 9 Weinstein Company
27 Amityville: The Awakening $742 1 $742 $742 1 Weinstein / Dimension
28 Super Dark Times $94 -47% 1 0 $94 $94 5 The Orchard
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    Fred October 29, 2017

    With “Ragnarok”, “Coco” and “The Last Jedi” left on it’s slate this year Disney is definitely going to catch and surpass Universal. They’re making up ground very quickly starting with “Ragnarok”.

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