BOX OFFICE REPORT
November 10-12, 2017
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Thor: Ragnarok||$56.6 million|
|Daddy's Home 2||$30.0 million|
|Murder on the Orient Express||$28.2 million|
|A Bad Moms Christmas||$11.5 million|
Thor: Ragnarok continued to entertain audiences with its stockpile of jokes and colorful battles, retaining the top spot. Earning an estimated $56.6 million, the sequel delivered one of the best second weekends of 2017. It's now earned $211 million or so, meaning it's already surpassed both of its predecessors in only 10 days. It should leap into the top 10 of the MCU by the end of next week, and will likely finish just north of $300 million.
Daddy's Home 2 debuted with an impressive $30 million. While that's below the original, which debuted with $38 million over the Christmas weekend in 2015, it's a strong opening given the stiff competition. Whether it will hold as well as the original – which went on to become one of the biggest comedies of recent years – remains to be seen. A Bad Moms Christmas, in fourth place, dropped only 31 percent. So maybe there's a way both of these holiday comedies can co-exist.
Murder on the Orient Express debuted well in third place, with a solid $28.2 million. Given that Fox is aiming for a slightly older audience, it's more likely to have good legs, since older audiences don't always rush out to see films opening weekend. It could end up being one of the sleeper hits of the year. Jigsaw rounded out the top 5 and should end up making about four times its budgets.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The black comedy won the People's Choice Award at Toronto and scored an astounding $80,000 per screen.
- Lady Bird, hot off its record-setting debut, expanded to 37 theaters and even into the top 10, earning $1.2 million.
- It's been a rough month for Miles Teller playing American heroes. Both his firefighter flick Only the Brave and the PTSD drama Thank You for Your Service have failed to catch on. The former has yet to make $20 million while the latter hasn't even made $10 million despite glowing reviews.
Justice League takes over from Thor: Ragnarok as the top comic book movie. And while it's been highly anticipated, it's curious if Wonder Woman's greatness will cause audiences to forget how bad Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad were. I think $120 million is easy, but getting past $300 million before the end of the year might be a little more tricky. Neither The Star nor Wonder will be any threat. Both should earn less than $10 million.