By John Fithian, President & CEO, National Association of Theatre Owners Pop quiz. First question. Of the 59 movies (not counting documentaries) Netflix has released in calendar year 2018, how many have you seen or how many can you name? Second question. What’s the highest-grossing Netflix movie of all time?
Saturday Update: Disney reports that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story bagged an excellent $71.072 million on opening day Friday. That makes it the second best December single day of all-time (behind The Force Awakens‘ $119.1 million last year), the 12th highest opening day in history (just ahead of Catching Fire‘s $70.95 million in November
Disney’s animated Moana led the box office for the third consecutive weekend with $18.53 million, a 34.4 percent decline. Paramount’s holiday comedy Office Christmas Party challenged for first place but ultimately fell just a bit short, with a $16.89 million debut. Two films that were previously in platform releases expanded wider into
Moana topped the box office for the third consecutive weekend, reaching a $145 million domestic cume after earning $18.8 million in its latest outing. The animated film played at 3,875 locations, dropping a modest 33% from last weekend and registering a $4,862 per-screen average. Moana is pacing similarly to Walt
Saturday Update: Paramount’s Office Christmas Party debuted to $6.6 million on Friday, landing within expectations as it heads toward a projected $17 million opening weekend. Meanwhile, Miss Sloane picked up $660,000 as it expanded into 1,648 locations, now eyeing a three-day frame around $1.9 million. Disney’s Moana added $4.147 million in its 17th day of release yesterday,
Disney’s Moana rode the waves to first place for the second consecutive weekend with an estimated $28.37 million. The animated musical, which led in the previous Thanksgiving weekend frame as well, dropped an estimated 49.9 percent. It’s now earned $119.88 million total through 12 days, which is 24.1 percent above the
Saturday Update: Disney’s Moana is poised to lead its second weekend, as expected, but with an even stronger post-Thanksgiving hold than previous Disney release Frozen as the former title eyes a $29 million sophomore frame. That would represent a 49% drop from last weekend, compared to Frozen‘s 53%. Moana‘s ten-day cume stands at an excellent $97.96 million.
Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them cast a spell on the box office this weekend, as the fantasy starring Eddie Redmayne debuted in first place with an estimated $75.0 million. Fantastic Beasts earned an “A” CinemaScore from an audience that was 55 percent female and only 35 percent
STX Upstart STX delivered its first-ever CinemaCon presentation in a prime-time spot, immediately following the event’s annual state-of-the-industry address. Despite being less than two years young, STX presented a slate that left many continuing to be impressed by the company’s low-budget/high-margin direction. Mom-semble Among a handful of standout films on