Sunday, November 20, 2016

Weekend Box-Office: FANTASTIC BEASTS Dominated While EDGE OF SEVENTEEN and BLEED FOR THIS Struggled


The Harry Potter spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" conquered the box-office, but results were ultimately disappointing across the board, especially for the other new wide releases "The Edge of Seventeen" and "Bleed for This".

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" was predictably the winner at the weekend box-office, taking first place with a solid $75 million. However, that wasn't quite the figure everyone expected from the new J.K. Rowling expansion of the Harry Potter universe. Still, it's no flop. And, the spinoff also grossed $143.3 million internationally since it opened on Wednesday. The film's budget is estimated at $180 million. Moviegoers awarded the film an "A" on CinemaScore, while the critical reception added up to a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes.

In second place we have Marvel's "Doctor Strange" which is starting to show signs of a serious decline. The origin story dropped 58.9%, grossing $17.6 million. Its domestic total has now reached $181.5 million, while the international tally not stands at $390 million. With a worldwide total of $571 million, "Doctor Strange" is now the ninth largest worldwide release of 2016, but only tenth in the MCU worldwide chart. By next week, though, it should swing past "Iron Man" which grossed $585 million in its entire theatrical run.

"Trolls" also dropped 50% and finished in third place with $17.5 million. The domestic total is now at $116.2 million and it has brought in another $145 million internationally.

At #4 we have last week's new release, the sci-fi film "Arrival", which continued its promising debut with another $11.8 million this weekend, bringing its domestic cume to $43.3 million. Pretty good for the $47 million production.

The holiday dramedy "Almost Christmas" rounds up the Top 5 with $7 million and a domestic total of $25.4 million.

Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge" offered this week's best hold with only a 36.5% drop. The film grossed $6.7 million and finised in sixth place this weekend, bringing its domestic total to $42.8 million, thus recuperating its $40 million budget.

The new wide release "The Edge of Seventeen" starring Hailee Steinfeld, only managed a #7 debut with $4.8 million, well below expectations. The film received an "A-" on CinemaScore and stellar reviews for a 95% Rotten Tomatoes rating, but couldn't attract more moviegoers.

The other new release, the boxing biopic "Bleed for This" also underperformed, grossing $2.3 million from 1,549 theaters. The film received an "A-" on CinemaScore, but received generally mixed reviews from critics, resulting in a 63% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

New Wide Releases: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", "The Edge of Seventeen", "Bleed for This".

Biggest Drop : "Doctor Strange" (-58.9%)

Smallest Drop : "Hacksaw Ridge" (-36.5%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them $75M $75M $143.3M $180M
2 Doctor Strange $17.6M $181.5M $390M $165M
3 Trolls $17.5M $116.2M $145M $125M
4 Arrival $11.8M $43.3M $10.8M $47M
5 Almost Christmas $7M $25.4M N/A $17M
6 Hacksaw Ridge $6.7M $42.8M N/A $40M
7 The Edge of Seventeen $4.8M $4.8M N/A $9M
8 Bleed for This $2.3M $2.3M N/A $6M
9 The Accountant $2.1M $81.2M $57.3M $44M
10 Shut In $6M N/A N/A $10M


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