Long Range Tracking: ‘Hell Fest,’ ‘Night School,’ & ‘Smallfoot’; ‘The Meg’ Update
This week’s report takes an early look at the final weekend of September, currently slated for a trio of new releases from major studios.
Opening Weekend Range: $6 – 12 million
As is the case with most original horror films, it’s too early to gauge the full potential of this title — particularly with the slew of genre titles set for release this fall. The film’s first trailer sparked respectable Twitter activity upon its release, but stiff genre competition in October will be something to watch for.
Opening Weekend Range: $15 – 20 million
Kevin Hart and rising star Tiffany Haddish should be driving forces in this comedy from producer Will Packer, whose resume includes a long list of hits in recent years — including last year’s Girls Trip and fellow Hart films like the Ride Along series, The Wedding Ringer, and the Think Like a Man series.
Opening Weekend Range: $20 – 25 million
Early social media growth is encouraging for what will be the first all-animated release in two-and-a-half months. An ensemble voice cast led by Channing Tatum and Zendaya will further enhance appeal to families with young kids. Competition from The House With A Clock In Its Walls and October’s Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween will be important factors, but the film otherwise has no direct run-in with animated films until November’s The Grinch.
Updated 3-Day Opening Ranges
Dog Days: $3 – 5.5 million
The Meg: $17 – 26 million
Slender Man: $15 – 25 million
Crazy Rich Asians: $12 – 17 million
Alpha: $5 – 10 million
Mile 22: $ 15 – 24 million
A.X.L.: $1 – 4 million
|Release Date||Title||3-Day Wide Opening||% Chg from Last Week||Domestic Total||% Chg from Last Week||Estimated Location Count||Distributor|
|8/8/2018||Dog Days||$4,000,000||-11%||$13,000,000||n/a||LD Entertainment|
|8/10/2018||The Meg||$23,500,000||62%||$60,000,000||58%||3,900||Warner Bros.|
|8/10/2018||Slender Man||$15,500,000||-26%||$40,000,000||-27%||2,000||Sony / Screen Gems|
|8/15/2018||Crazy Rich Asians||$13,000,000||$42,000,000||2,600||Warner Bros.|
|8/17/2018||Alpha||$8,000,000||$22,600,000||2,400||Sony / Studio 8|
|8/24/2018||The Happytime Murders||$15,500,000||$40,500,000||STX|
|8/24/2018||Searching||n/a||n/a||Sony / Screen Gems|
|8/31/2018||Kin||n/a||n/a||Lionsgate / Summit|
|9/7/2018||God Bless the Broken Road||n/a||n/a||Freestyle Releasing|
|9/7/2018||The Nun||$40,000,000||$96,000,000||Warner Bros. / New Line|
|9/14/2018||The Predator (2018)||$28,000,000||$65,000,000||Fox|
|9/14/2018||A Simple Favor||$14,000,000||$40,000,000||Lionsgate|
|9/14/2018||Unbroken: Path to Redemption||$2,000,000||$4,900,000||Pure Flix|
|9/14/2018||White Boy Rick||$7,500,000||$24,000,000||Sony / Studio 8|
|9/21/2018||The House with a Clock In Its Walls||$24,000,000||$79,000,000||Universal|
|9/21/2018||Life Itself||n/a||n/a||Amazon Studios|
|9/28/2018||Hell Fest||$9,500,000||NEW||$22,000,000||NEW||Lionsgate / CBS Films|
|9/28/2018||Little Women (2018)||n/a||n/a||Pure Flix|
|9/28/2018||Night School (2018)||$17,500,000||NEW||$55,000,000||NEW||Universal|
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