Monday, August 14, 2017

Box-Office Report: ANNABELLE Sequel Tops Charts During Slow Weekend


As the box-office continues its decline in what pundits are calling the fourth lowest weekend of 2017, the horror sequel "Annabelle: Creation" scared people into theaters and the competition away from the top spot. Meanwhile, "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" is setting negative records in its opening weekend.

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

Warner Bros. has plenty of reasons to be happy with their latest horror film, the Conjuring spinoff sequel "Annabelle: Creation", as the film opened with $35 million versus a $15 million budget, proving that the franchise is still very lucrative. It's also great news for director David F. Sandberg, whose first feature "Lights Out", also a horror film, delivered a total gross of $67.2 million, and only cost $5 million to produce. "Annabelle: Creaetion" fared well with critics (69% on Rotten Tomatoes and 62 on Metacritic) and audiences weren't too enthusiastic, but liked it well enough according to the "B" grade reported by CinemaScore.

In second place we have Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk", which grossed another $11.4 million over the weekend for a U.S. total of $153.7 million, while the international gross is now at $210 million. Expect those overseas numbers to rise as the film has yet to open in Japan, China and Italy.

The animated sequel "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature" managed a weak #3 debut with $8.9 million from 4,003, thus breaking the record of worst opening for a film playing in over 4,000 theaters. Previous record holders were "The Emoji Movie" and "The Mummy". The film received scathing reviews from critics (12% on Rotten Tomatoes and 38 on Metacritic), while audiences were more forgiving according to CinemaScore, which reports a "B+" grade.

The Stephen King adaptation "The Dark Tower" fell to fourth place in its second weekend, dropping 59% and grossing $7.8 million in the last three days for a domestic total of $34.3 million. Overseas the film isn't making much of an impression with $19.3 million.

The top 5 is rounded up by "The Emoji Movie" with $6.6 million and a domestic total of $63.5 million. The international tally has reached $33.6 million. I'd say that a worldwide total of $97 million is more than this film deserved.

Another of last week's new releases, the biopic "The Glass Castle" finished in ninth place with $4.8 million from 1,461 locations. The film received mixed reviews from critics (49% on Rotten Tomatoes and 56 on Metacritic).

New Wide Releases: "Annabelle: Creation", "The Glass Castle", "The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature".

Biggest Drop : "The Dark Tower" (-59%)

Smallest Drop : "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (-31%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Annabelle: Creation $35M $35M $36.7M $15M
2 Dunkirk $11.4M $153.7M $210M $100M
3 The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature $8.9M $8.9M N/A $40M
4 The Dark Tower $7.8M $34.3M $19.3M $60M
5 The Emoji Movie $6.6M $63.5M $33.6M $50M
6 Girls Trip $6.5M $97.1M $8.4M $19M
7 Spider-Man: Homecoming $6.1M $306.4M $395.6M $175M
8 Kidnap $5.2M $19.3M N/A $20M
9 The Glass Castle $4.8M $4.8M N/A N/A
10 Atomic Blonde $4.8M $42.8M $18.9M $30M


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