Monday, May 15, 2017

Weekend Box-Office: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 Holds at #1 While KING ARTHUR and SNATCHED Fall Short of Expectations


As new wide releases "Snatched" and "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" ended up being total box-office disappointments, once again Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" topped the charts.

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

In its second weekend at the top of the box-office, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" grossed $63 million, dropping a decent 57% from its debut. The film has already crossed the $200 million milestone domestically and is nearing $400 million overseas. Its worldwide cume now stands at $633 million.

In second place we have the first of the new releases, the R-rated comedy "Snatched" starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, which fell below expectations with a $17.5 million opening. The film was expected to follow in the footsteps of  Schumer's "Trainwreck", which opened with 30 million in 2015, but the actress has been somewhat controversial lately and her popularity seems to have taken a dip. The negative reception from critics also didn't help. The film received a 36% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has a score of 46 on Metacritic. Audiences seemed more forgiving as CinemaScore's "B" grade seems to indicate, but it's not the kind of reception that helps a film hold its ground at the box-office. It might help, however, that it only cost $42 million to produce, which should be easy to recuperate.

In third place we have another trainwreck, the epic fantasy "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" directed by Guy Ritchie. The $175 million blockbuster opened with a weak $14.7 million, which already spells trouble for Warner Bros. The international markets will be the studio's last hope to save its investment. It's actually not that different from the 2004 "King Arthur" directed by Antoine Fuqua, which opened with $15 million ($21 million adjusted for inflation). Ritchie's version received a "B+" from opening night audiences, but critics demolished it (27% on Rotten Tomatoes and 41 on Metacritic).

"The Fate of the Furious" continues to slow down, grossing $5.3 million over the weekend. The sequel has grossed a total of $1.1 billion worldwide. The Top 5 is rounded up by "The Boss Baby" with $4.6 million.

A pretty big surprise this weekend is the BH Tilt release "Lowriders" which opened with $2.4 million from only 295 theaters for a #8 finish. That's much better than Doug Liman's "The Wall", which only managed $891k from 541 theaters.

New Wide Releases: "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword", "Snatched".

Biggest Drop : "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (-63%)

Smallest Drop : "The Boss Baby" (-23%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $63M $246.1M $384.4M $200M
2 Snatched $17.5M $17.5M $3.2M $42M
3 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword $14.7M $14.7M $29.1M $175M
4 The Fate of the Furious $5.3M $215M $978.4M $250M
5 The Boss Baby $4.6M $162.3M $294M $125M
6 Beauty and the Beast $3.8M $493.1M $713.3M $160M
7 How to Be a Latin Lover $3.7M $26.1M N/A $10M
8 Lowriders $2.4M $2.4M N/A N/A
9 The Circle $1.7M $18.9M N/A $18M
10 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion $1.5M $18.9M N/A N/A


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