3-Day/4-Day Weekend Projections: ‘LEGO Batman’ Rules Again ($33.6M/$44M); ‘Fifty Shades’ ($21.2M/$24.5M) Bests ‘Great Wall’ ($17.5M/$20M); ‘John Wick 2’ ($15M/$17.7M) Holds Strong
Saturday Update: As expected, The LEGO Batman Movie reigned supreme again on Friday with an estimated $7.555 million, giving it an eight-day domestic haul of $72.1 million. Fifty Shades Darker likewise held steady in the runner-up spot with $6.8 million for an eight-day total of $75.5 million.
The Great Wall debuted to an underwhelming $5.9 million yesterday, coming in just ahead of John Wick: Chapter 2‘s $4.17 million (giving it $46.4 million in all so far). Fist Fight rounded out the top five with an opening day of $3.805 million.
Meanwhile, A Cure for Wellness scored a disappointing $1.52 million first day in eighth place.
Three-day and key four-day weekend projections are listed below. Check back on Sunday for the studios’ own three-day estimates, followed by their four-day estimates on Monday. All actual results will be reported on Tuesday.
|1||The LEGO Batman Movie||$33,600,000||-37%||4,088||0||$8,219||$33,600,000||2||Warner Bros.|
|2||Fifty Shades Darker||$21,200,000||-55%||3,714||4||$5,708||$89,896,455||2||Universal|
|3||The Great Wall||$17,500,000||—||3,326||—||$5,262||$17,500,000||1||Universal|
|4||John Wick: Chapter 2||$15,000,000||-51%||3,113||0||$4,819||$57,192,083||2||Lionsgate / Summit|
|5||Fist Fight||$11,700,000||—||3,185||—||$3,673||$11,700,000||1||Warner Bros. / New Line|
|8||A Dog’s Purpose||$6,400,000||-12%||2,400||-625||$2,667||$51,515,510||4||Universal|
|9||La La Land||$5,000,000||1%||1,587||-478||$3,151||$134,004,066||11||Lionsgate / Summit|
|11||A Cure for Wellness||$4,100,000||—||2,704||—||$1,516||$4,100,000||1||Fox|
|2||Everybody Loves Somebody||$900,000||—||333||—||$2,703||$900,000||1||Lionsgate / Pantelion|
|4||Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||$700,000||-53%||435||-494||$1,609||$528,511,468||10||Disney|
|6||Jolly LLB 2||$370,000||-52%||166||-7||$2,229||$1,434,226||2||FIP|
|1||A United Kingdom||$237,000||256%||45||41||$5,267||$327,142||2||Fox Searchlight|
- The LEGO Batman Movie ($44 million)
- Fifty Shades Darker ($24.5 million)
- The Great Wall ($20 million)
- John Wick: Chapter 2 ($17.7 million)
- Fist Fight ($13.3 million)
- A Dog’s Purpose ($9 million)
- Hidden Figures ($8.6 million)
- Split ($7.8 million)
- La La Land ($6.2 million)
- Lion ($5.3 million)
- A Cure for Wellness ($4.7 million)
- Rings ($2.5 million)
- Moana ($1.1 million)
- Everybody Loves Somebody ($1 million)
- Fences ($960k)
- Sing ($955k)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($860k)
Friday Update: Sources report The Great Wall pulled in an estimated $970,000 from Thursday night’s opening shows. By comparison, last year’s Gods of Egypt earned $800,000 on Thursday before going on to a $14.1 million opening weekend. That, however, was a standard three-day frame versus Wall‘s four-day advantage with Presidents Day on Monday.
Fist Fight drew second blood last night with an estimated $600,000 take, coming in just under half of Ride Along 2‘s $1.26 million Thursday start before MLK weekend last year when it earned $41 million over that four-day period.
Meanwhile, A Cure for Wellness took in $300,000 from its first shows, slightly under the $350,000 earned by The Lazarus Effect in early 2015 which was part of a regular $10.2 million three-day weekend.
All told, The LEGO Batman Movie remains heavily favored to repeat atop the box office this weekend, while Fifty Shades Darker has a shot to repeat in second place, and even John Wick: Chapter 2 could be a challenge for Great Wall to overcome.
Check back on Saturday morning when we’ll have key Friday estimates from the studios and weekend projections.