This week’s report takes an early look at M. Night Shyamalan’s highly anticipated follow-up to Split and Unbreakable, slated for release on January 18, 2019. Glass Opening Weekend Range: $55 – 80 million PROS: Split was a runaway hit two years ago when it exceeded expectations with a $40 million debut and leggy
Wednesday Report: Disney reports this morning that Ralph Breaks the Internet earned an excellent $3.8 million start from 6pm onward last night as it begins a five-day weekend release. That compares very favorably with Disney’s Coco and Moana, which also bowed on Thanksgiving Wednesday in 2017 and 2016 with $2.3 million and $2.6 million, respectively.
The long Thanksgiving weekend is upon us. Contrary to last year’s slim offerings, a handful of major studios are aiming to get their share of the pie with three wide releases and one nationwide expansion sitting down at the table on Wednesday. Ralph Breaks the Internet Opening Weekend Range: $65
Monday Update: The new Harry Potter spinoff movie movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald might not been quite as “magical” of an opening as some hoped, but still debuted in first place with $62.1M. The Warner Bros. fantasy started -16.4% behind the $74.4M opening of predecessor installment Fantastic Beasts and Where to
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald started with a terrific debut of $191M overseas and $253M globally, according to Sunday estimates. Warner Bros.’ latest update to the Harry Potter wizarding world began with $37.5M in China, $16.3M in the United Kingdom, $12.8M in Germany, $12.1M in Russia, $11.8M in South Korea,
Saturday Update: Warner’s Fantastic Beasts sequel registered an estimated $25.7 million domestically on Friday, including $9.1 million from Tuesday and Thursday evening’s early shows. By comparison, that came in more than 13 percent behind its predecessor’s $29.7 million first day two years ago and 18 percent behind the second Hobbit film ($31.2 million) in December
This week’s report continues an early look at 2019’s first wide releases, moving into the weekend of January 11. A Dog’s Way Home Opening Weekend Range: $9 – 14 million Co-adapted by A Dog’s Purpose author W. Bruce Cameron, we expect some fans of that film to turn out for this family-driven
A strong November box office is poised to roll on this weekend with the debut of three new films, while The Grinch aims to display early holding power before next week’s slew of Thanksgiving releases. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Opening Weekend Range: $55 – 70 million PROS: The Harry
Monday Update: “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch”… and you’re also a rich one, as Universal’s animated holiday comedy Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch opened to $67.5M. That was about in line with pre-release expectations, although it fell about 27% behind the $90.4M inflation-adjusted opening of 2000’s live action How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Saturday Update: There’s an early holiday present for Universal this morning as Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch bowed to $18.67 million on Friday, including Thursday night’s early shows, setting a new opening day record for Christmas films (besting the 2000 live-action Grinch‘s $15.64 million) and scoring the second biggest opening day for an animated film