By Daniel Garris
Disney's Zootopia took in $4.49 million on Thursday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios was up a strong 25 percent over Wednesday and down just 1 percent from last Thursday. Grosses in general yesterday were helped out by those off for Holy Thursday. Zootopia was the week's top film with a weekly take of $53.64 million. That was down just 25 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's three-week total to a very impressive $217.41 million.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant held steady in second place with $1.90 million. The third installment of Lionsgate's young adult franchise starring Shailene Woodley was up 14 percent over Wednesday. Allegiant placed in second for the week with a softer than expected seven-day start of $37.11 million. The film is currently running a very underwhelming 42 percent below the $64.32 million seven-day start of last year's The Divergent Series: Insurgent.
Sony's Miracles from Heaven grossed an estimated $1.60 million to remain in third. The modestly budgeted faith-based film starring Jennifer Garner was up a healthy 22 percent over Wednesday and down only 4 percent from last Thursday. Miracles from Heaven took third place for the week with $21.07 million and has grossed $24.63 million in nine days. The film is running in line with expectations and is performing nicely with its modest price tag in mind.
Paramount's 10 Cloverfield Lane followed in fourth place with $1.07 million. The J.J. Abrams produced thriller declined 1 percent from Wednesday and 28 percent from last Thursday. 10 Cloverfield Lane passed the $50 million mark yesterday and has grossed $50.01 million in two weeks. The film took fourth place for the week with $17.33 million, which represented a 47 percent decline from the film's opening week performance.
Deadpool rounded out the day's unchanged top five with an estimated $0.825 million. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film from Fox decreased 2 percent from Wednesday and 19 percent from last Thursday. Deadpool finished in fifth this week with $11.53 million. That was down 26 percent from the previous frame and brings the film's six-week total to a massive $344.47 million.
Disney reports Zootopia led the way again on Wednesday with another $3.58 million, bringing its 20-day domestic haul to $212.9 million. The critical and commercial smash hit is pacing 46 percent ahead of the studio's Big Hero 6.
In second place, The Divergent Series: Allegiant took in $1.67 million yesterday. With a $35.2 million six-day haul, the penultimate franchise film is unfortunately trailing the pace of last year's Insurgent by 43 percent.
Miracles from Heaven tallied $1.32 million on Wednesday, giving it an eight-day haul of $23.0 million. The latest faith-based success from Sony is enjoying positive word of mouth as it heads into what should be a strong Good Friday and Easter weekend.
Paramount and Bad Robot's 10 Cloverfield Lane took in $1.08 million in fourth place yesterday. With a strong 13-day cume of $48.9 million, the thriller is pacing 66 percent ahead of 2012's The Cabin in the Woods.
Meanwhile, Deadpool rounded out the top five with another $0.84 million yesterday. The blockbuster's domestic total now stands at an impressive $343.65 million.
By Daniel Garris
Disney's Zootopia took in $4.69 million on Tuesday to continue to lead the daily box office. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios has now led the daily box office for 18 of the past 19 days. Zootopia was up a healthy 26 percent over Monday and down just 23 percent from last Tuesday. Daily grosses in general on Tuesday continued to be helped out by those off for Holy Week. Zootopia has grossed a very impressive $209.34 million in 19 days. That places the film 48 percent ahead of the $141.20 million 19-day take of 2014's Big Hero 6 and 19 percent behind the $257.29 million 19-day gross of last year's Inside Out.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant took second place with $2.49 million. The third installment of Lionsgate's young adult franchise starring Shailene Woodley increased 23.5 percent over Monday's performance. Allegiant continues to run below its already scaled back pre-release expectations with a five-day start of $33.54 million. The film is currently running a very underwhelming 43 percent behind the $59.18 million five-day gross of last year's The Divergent Series: Insurgent (which increased 19 percent on its first Monday to gross $3.76 million).
Sony's Miracles from Heaven grossed $1.99 million to remain in third. The modestly budgeted faith-based film starring Jennifer Garner was up a very strong 47 percent over Monday. Miracles from Heaven has grossed $21.71 million through seven days. The film is performing in line with expectations and well with its modest production cost in mind. Miracles from Heaven is currently running 37 percent behind the $34.48 million seven-day take of 2014's Heaven is for Real and is likely to make up ground in the comparison going forward thanks to strong word of mouth.
Paramount's 10 Cloverfield Lane followed in fourth place with $1.44 million. The J.J. Abrams produced thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman increased 18 percent over Monday and decreased 44 percent from last Tuesday. 10 Cloverfield Lane has grossed $47.85 million in twelve days. That is towards the higher end of expectations and places the film 8 percent ahead of the $44.16 million twelve-day gross of last year's The Visit.
Deadpool rounded out Tuesday's top five with $0.989 million. The Ryan Reynolds led blockbuster antihero film from Fox was up 14 percent over Monday and down 30 percent from last Tuesday. Deadpool continues to pad its total as the highest grossing release of 2016 thus far with a massive 40-day total of $342.81 million. Deadpool is likely to start falling off much harder when Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice enters the marketplace on Thursday evening.
London Has Fallen placed in sixth with $0.831 million. The action thriller sequel from Focus and Gramercy increased 24 percent over Monday and decreased 38 percent from last Tuesday. London Has Fallen has grossed $51.54 million in 19 days. That is in line with pre-release expectations, but is 29 percent softer than the $72.96 million 19-day gross of 2013's Olympus Has Fallen.
An official press release from Fandango updates on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's pre-sales heading into what looks like a big weekend at the box office:
LOS ANGELES - March 23, 2016 - "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is rising to the top of Fandango's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, scoring an almighty 98 out of 100 points. Zack Snyder's new movie is in a league of its own, topping presales for all superhero movies at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle, beating previous record-holders, "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Avengers: Age of Ultron."
The film currently represents more than 90% of this weekend's ticket sales on Fandango.
According to a survey of "Batman v Superman" moviegoers on Fandango:
88% are looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman on the big screen;
82% have seen "Man of Steel" on the big screen;
66% are fans of director Zack Snyder;
61% are already planning to see the movie more than once;
60% are looking forward to seeing Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor;
· 59% are rooting for Batman; 41% are rooting for Superman.
"Off-the-charts fan excitement for the mashup of the two iconic superheroes has resulted in huge advance sales for ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice,'" says Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger. "All signs are pointing to a massive opening. Meanwhile, lasting affection for Nia Vardalos' quirky big-screen family will lead to a festive debut for ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.'"
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment. Fandango is the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 49 million unique visitors per month.*
*According to comScore.
By Alex Edghill
Monday Morning Update: X-Men: Apocalypse led all films in new Facebook likes over the past week with 136,700, bringing its overall tally to 13,386,077 likes. It continues to post strong numbers way in advance of its full advertising pre-release barrage which is a very strong sign, especially since its routinely surpassing its predecessor Days Of Future Past.
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children showcased its first trailer last week which gave it a huge bump of 123,986 new likes. Considering that it came into the week with a scant ~25k likes this was a significant injection of interest which would have no doubt put it on the radar for many fantasy fans. By comparison, after its first trailer Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them rose a similar 129k new likes in December. That's some fine company Miss Peregrine is keeping there.
Warcraft crept up into the top 5 for the first time. There are a lot of hopes being pinned on the adaptation with more than its fair share of nay-sayers doubting both how faithful of an adaptation of the rich source material it will be and if it will manage to be the first video-game adaptation to be seen in a favorable light by critics. Early word from social media has been positive and while its overall reception has been relatively muted outside of the massive Warcraft fanbase its sentiment scores on Twitter and overall like numbers on Facebook are encouraging to say the least on all fronts.
Facebook Top 10 Movies by Like Increase for the last week Ending Sunday March 20th
|2||09/30/16||Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children||150,367||123,986||469.98%|
|3||04/22/16||The Huntsman: Winter's War||4,538,456||78,395||1.76%|
|5||03/25/16||My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2||866,202||65,392||8.17%|
|6||06/10/16||Now You See Me 2||1,968,389||54,352||2.84%|
|7||04/15/16||Barbershop: The Next Cut||500,324||43,491||9.52%|
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