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Storks is #1 in Bulgaria and made $71,236 at the weekend (September 23, 2016) ... Finding Dory is #1 in Italy and made $3,407,239 at the weekend (September 23, 2016) ... A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three is #1 in China and made $6,590,000 at the weekend (September 23, 2016) ... The Magnificent Seven is #1 in Russia (CIS) and made $1,839,058 at the weekend (September 23, 2016) ... Storks is #1 in Mexico and made $2,429,101 at the weekend (September 23, 2016) ... Bridget Jones’s Baby is #1 in Netherlands and made $1,155,919 at the weekend (September 23, 2016) ... The Magnificent Seven weekend (September 23, 2016) final number is $34,703,397, for a total of $34,703,397 ... Storks weekend (September 23, 2016) final number is $21,311,407, for a total of $21,311,407 ... Sully weekend (September 23, 2016) final number is $13,537,270, for a total of $92,100,717 ... Friday the 13th will be released on October 13, 2017

Daily Domestic Chart for Tuesday September 27th, 2016

  MovieGross% ChangeTheatersTotal GrossDays
1 (1) The Magnificent Seven $3,948,231 +51% 3,674   $41,269,211 5
2 (2) Sully $1,612,305 +70% 3,955   $94,660,307 19
3 (3) Storks $1,276,889 +39% 3,922   $23,509,610 5
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Theater Averages: The Week’s Best Average Money can Buy is $9,511

September 28th, 2016

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Like last week, no films joined the $10,000 club this past weekend. Two came close though. Firstly, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy earned $9,511 in its lone theater. That’s excellent for a documentary and hopefully this start will help it be seen by more. The number one overall film, The Magnificent Seven, was close behind with an average of $9,446. More...

Home Market Releases for September 27th, 2016

September 27th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

It is a pretty good week on the home market with a few releases worth picking up. The biggest of these is Central Intelligence, but while it is worth picking up, it isn’t a contender for Pick of the Week. There are some smaller releases that were up for that title, including The Shallows, An American Werewolf in London and The Innocents. However, in the end, I went with Captain America: Civil War. The Blu-ray screener arrived late, and I held off on naming it Pick of the Week when it came out for that very reason. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Magnificent Wins Weekend with $34.70 million, but Box Office Slump Continues

September 27th, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

Is it time to panic? Not yet, but we are definitely getting concerned. The overall box office was soft due to the weaker than expected openings of The Magnificent Seven and Storks. Neither bombed exactly, but they weren’t particular strong either. The overall box office rose 16% from last weekend, but was down 25% from this weekend last year. Ouch. You usually only see that large a change in the year-over-year comparison when there is a misalignment in holidays. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 dropped to 6.3% or $490 million at $8.35 billion to $7.86 billion. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary

September 26th, 2016

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Blu-ray is the third review of the week and the second one for a movie I previously reviewed. The previous one, Highlander was a pleasant surprise, as it had lots of new extras. Will this one be the same? Is it also worth the upgrade? More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Highlander: 30th Anniversary

September 26th, 2016

Highlander: 30th Anniversary

Highlander came out 30 years ago and was a box office flop. However, it did really well on the home market allowing it to spawn a franchise that included four sequels and two TV shows. Now it is coming out on a 30th Anniversary Blu-ray, but this isn’t the first time the film has been released on high definition. Is it worth picking up? Is it worth the upgrade? More...

Weekend Estimates: Magnificent Seven Rides to $35 Million Opening

September 25th, 2016


The Magnificent Seven will almost exactly match Sully’s debut two weeks ago by posting a $35 million opening, according to Sony’s Sunday projection. To us, it looks as though the film will fall fractionally short of that number, but it should still have the sixth-best September opening of all time (not adjusted for inflation). Those two films alone have given the box office enough of a boost that the industry will wrap up the month in fairly healthy condition. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Captain America: Civil War

September 25th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War is the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That’s 13 films in just 8 years. The film pulled in more than $1 billion worldwide, so the market isn’t tired of these movies. However, has the brisk pace resulted in a substandard film? Or is it yet another critical smash? More...

Friday Estimates: Magnificent was Merely Okay with $12.7 million

September 24th, 2016


The Friday box office was not particularly good, as The Magnificent Seven led the way with just $12.7 million. This isn’t terrible. In fact, it is nearly the record for biggest opening day in September for a non-sequel. (Sweet Home Alabama still holds that record.) However, this is far below the nearly $20 million a lot were expecting. There are some positive signs going forward. The film’s reviews are good and it did earn an A- from CinemaScore, so that should help its legs. Likewise, Denzel Washington’s films do tend to have long legs. A $35 million opening weekend is likely on the cards and that could be enough to get to the century mark domestically. I’m not saying $100 million is likely, but I also wouldn’t bet against it. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Dirty 30 is Apt Description

September 23rd, 2016

Queen of Katwe

Like last week, approximately 30 films open in limited release this week. That is far too many and all but ensures most will not find an audience. Furthermore, it means I have to be a little more liberal when it comes to pruning releases that don’t have enough buzz to talk about. There are lots of films that still made the cut, including a few highlights: The Age of Shadows, Audrie & Daisy, The Dressmaker, The Lovers And The Despot, My Blind Brother, and Queen of Katwe. Some of these are playing on VOD, so they will go nowhere in theaters. Several are aiming for Oscars, including Queen of Katwe, which will expand semi-wide next week. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Magnificent Can’t Live Up to Name, but still Starts well with $1.75 million - Updated with Storks' Start

September 23rd, 2016

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven earned $1.75 million during Thursday’s previews. This is not terrible; it is better than the $1.5 million The Equalizer made in 2014 and the $1.35 million Sully made two weeks ago. However, it is not as strong as most were expecting. Perhaps it will still match predictions, if the audience reaction is significantly better than its reviews. I wouldn’t bet on it. It will still likely earn first place, but now just under $40 million looks more likely than $50 million. More...

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