Monday, November 13, 2017

Weekend Box-Office: THOR 3 Still Reigns Supreme While DADDY'S HOME 2 and ORIENT EXPRESS Score Strong Debuts


Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" is still on top for a second consecutive weekend at the box-office, while newcomers "Daddy's Home 2" and "Murder on the Orient Express" scored strong openings.

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

"Thor: Ragnarok" scored a solid second weekend, grossing $56.6 million after a moderate 54% drop. The film has now grossed $211 million domestically and another $438.5 million overseas, which puts the Marvel sequel ahead of both previous "Thor" films and among the Top 10 worldwide releases of 2017. If it keeps this up, it might end up being one of the most profitable Marvel films in their portfolio.

In second place, the comedy sequel "Daddy's Home 2" pulled off a solid $30 million debut, $8 million behind the first film's opening weekend, but not a bad result considering the multitude of negative reviews it received from critics (16% on Rotten Tomatoes and 30 on Metacritic). Surprisingly, the film seems to be well liked by moviegoers, if we are to believe CinemaScore's "A-" grade, an improvement over the first film's "B+". Either that, or CinemaScore is broken.

The last of the new wide releases, the Agatha Christie murder mystery "Murder on the Orient Express" also managed a decent debut, finishing the weekend in third place with $28.2 million against a $55 million budget. It also scored another $57.2 million internationally from 57 markets. The film received mixed reviews from critics (58% on Rotten Tomatoes and 53 on Metacritic) and an average "B" grade from CinemasScore's opening night polls.

Last week's new release, "A Bad Moms Christmas" dropped from #2 to #4 with $11.5 million over the weekend for a domestic total of $39.8 million. The film is enjoying a good evolution, dropping just 31% in its second weekend, and with a budget of $28 million, it is on its way to turning a profit.

The horror reboot/sequel "Jigsaw" is rounding up the Top 5 with $3.4 million. The film has grossed a total of $34.3 million domestically, a far cry from what the franchise used to earn in its prime, and another $44.7 million overseas. Still, with a production budget of $10 million, it's still pretty lucrative.

Good news in the limited release department include the highly acclaimed dramedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" which grossed $320,000 from just four theaters, and the incredibly impressive "Lady Bird" which actually smashed into the Top 10 with $1.2 million grossed from just 37 theaters.

New Wide Releases: "Murder on the Orient Express", "Daddy's Home 2".

Biggest Drop : "Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween" (-54.4%)

Smallest Drop : "A Bad Moms Christmas" (-31.3%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Thor: Ragnarok $56.6M $211.5M $438.5M $180M
2 Daddy's Home 2 $30M $30M $0.4M $69M
3 Murder on the Orient Express $28.2M $28.2M $57.2M $55M
4 A Bad Moms Christmas $11.5M $39.8M $6.6M $28M
5 Jigsaw $3.4M $34.3M $44.7M $10M
6 Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween $2M $45.9M $0.7M $25M
7 Geostorm $1.5M $31.6M $167.4M $120M
8 Blade Runner 2049 $1.4M $88M $155M $150M
9 Happy Death Day $1.3M $54.9M $33.2M $4.8M
10 Lady Bird $1.2M $1.7M N/A N/A


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