BOX OFFICE REPORT
December 1-3, 2017
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Justice League||$16.5 million|
|Thor: Ragnarok||$9.6 million|
|Daddy's Home 2||$7.5 million|
Much like Labor Day Weekend and the first few weekends of January, the first weekend of December has become a No Man's Land, with hardly any new releases. The only new options were limited releases and a special re-issue of Titanic, which is 20 years old now.
So it's no surprise that the top six movies remained in place, all dropping between 40 and 50 percent (except Justice League, which tumbled nearly 60 percent). Coco topped the box office again, with an estimated $26.1 million. That brings it over the $100 million line, and pacing faster than Tangled did at this time seven years ago. It should pass Cars 3 by the time Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in two weeks.
Justice League... well, what to say about Justice League? In three weekends, it still hasn't passed $200 million. To put that in perspective, Avengers: Age of Ultron made that in four days. The Avengers (2012) did that in three. Wonder Woman had almost made $300 million by this point, Batman v Superman had made more than $250 million, and Suicide Squad had made nearly $225 million. No way to spin it.
On the other hand, Wonder is on pace for $100 million, Thor: Ragnarok for $300 million, with Daddy's Home 2 and Murder on the Orient Express headed for $90 million.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: The Shape of Water, the sci-fi romance from Guillermo Del Toro. The period mystery averaged a staggering $83,400 on its pair of screens.
- The Disaster Artist opened on 19 screens, but broke into the top 12. The biopic about Tommy Wiseau and the making of The Room averaged $64,254 on each of its screens. It goes wide next weekend.
- But still, Call Me by Your Name had another terrific weekend. It didn't add any screens but still averaged more than $70,000.
The only new wide release is Just Getting Started, which aims for the same older crowd that made Last Vegas and Going in Style modest hits. It might only make $15 million, but that might be enough for first place.