Long Range Forecast: ‘The Greatest Showman’ Joins the Christmas Fray

This week’s edition of the Long Range Forecast wraps up the outlook for wide releases in 2017 and sees the addition of initial projections for The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman and an ensemble cast in a musical drama about the life of P.T. Barnum. Should the film find critical success, in tandem with could be significant appeal to a diverse range of audiences (including families), the film could be the latest successful musical following the huge success of Beauty and the Beast and La La Land earlier this year.

The 8-Week Forecast:

Release Date Title 3-Day Wide Opening % Chg from Last Week Domestic Total % Chg from Last Week Location Count Distributor
11/10/2017 Daddy’s Home 2 $24,000,000 $76,000,000 3,300 Paramount
11/10/2017 Murder on the Orient Express $25,000,000 $94,000,000 3,300 Fox
11/17/2017 Justice League $130,000,000 $312,000,000 4,200 Warner Bros.
11/17/2017 Roman J. Israel, Esq. n/a n/a n/a Sony / Columbia
11/17/2017 The Star $13,000,000 $60,000,000 3,200 Sony / Columbia
11/17/2017 Wonder $14,000,000 -13% $48,000,000 -13% 2,500 Lionsgate
11/22/2017 Coco $60,000,000 $270,000,000 Disney
11/22/2017 The Man Who Invented Christmas n/a n/a Bleecker Street
11/24/2017 Darkest Hour n/a n/a Focus Features
12/1/2017 (no films scheduled currently)
12/8/2017 The Disaster Artist n/a n/a A24
12/8/2017 Just Getting Started $8,000,000 $36,000,000 Broad Green Pictures
12/15/2017 Ferdinand $20,000,000 $150,000,000 Fox
12/15/2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $215,000,000 $742,000,000 Disney
12/20/2017 The Greatest Showman $11,000,000 NEW $75,000,000 NEW Fox
12/20/2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $22,000,000 $175,000,000 Sony / Columbia
12/22/2017 All the Money in the World n/a n/a TriStar
12/22/2017 Downsizing $10,000,000 $59,000,000 Paramount
12/22/2017 Pitch Perfect 3 $40,000,000 $136,000,000 Universal
12/22/2017 Father Figures $7,000,000 $41,000,000 Warner Bros.
Boxoffice Staff


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    Michael November 04, 2017

    Jumanji prediction is outrageous. Nobody asked for this film just like nobody asked for the lady Ghostbusters

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      Jacen November 06, 2017

      I’m looking forward to it. I never was much for the original (I thought it looked cheesy even when it was new) and I like the idea of the former Amy Pond in another action role (this time without the blue makeup and so forth). As with the existence of any sequel, if it is a sequel to a popular movie, then someone somewhere must have wanted it–probably several someones. As a personal point of reference, I saw Alien in theaters back in ’79 at age nine, and I immediately wanted another one. I even started imagining my own stories with the creature. The first thing I said after seeing Star Wars in ’77 was “Now they gotta go back and beat up the Sand People!” In other words–sequel. More of what I just saw, please. It’s just surprising, then, that Jumanji 2 took this long to arrive (and if it turns out to suck and bomb, then you’ll probably never see another one).

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      Mike January 07, 2018

      Nobody asked for this film and yet is about to hit 300M.

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    Daniel Santos Ortega November 04, 2017

    Movie – Opening – Total

    Daddy’s Home 2: $29M – $80M
    Murder on the Orient Express: $32M – $120M
    Justice League : $136M – $350M
    The Star: $19M – $69M
    Wonder: $15M – $50M
    Coco: $46M – $180M
    Ferdinand: $26M – $70M
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi: 210M – 800M
    The Greatest Showman: 20M – 66M
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: 36M – 110M
    Pitch Perfect 3: 32M – 106M

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