Horror movies were the toast of the town in 2016, with multiple hit movies that delivered both quality and a high volume of ticket sales. Lights Out, Don’t Breathe, and The Conjuring 2, were just some the year’s successes and it looks as if the trend will be continuing into 2017. Comedian Jordan Peele, of the hit duo Key & Peele, has a certified hit on his hands with his feature film debut, Get Out, has broken all expectations.
The movie is currently enjoying a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, with only one negative review, by someone clearly looking for attention. In its debut weekend, the movie made an estimated $33.3 million dollars, which surpassed the most generous industry projections. The Blumhouse production was made on an estimated $4.5 million dollar budget, which is a huge win for everyone involved. It will be interesting to see where Peele’s directing career goes from here.
Coming in second place was The LEGO Batman Movie, which made an additional $19.2 million dollars in its third week of release. The animated movie continues to soar, as the LEGO brand is fast on its way to becoming an industry regular. It has already made over $133 million dollars domestically and looks to have strong legs heading into the month of March.
Third place belonged to John Wick: Chapter 2, which added another estimated $9.3 million dollars to its total. The R-rated action flick is another successful entry to the series that is bound to become a trilogy in the near future.
Coming in fourth place was The Great Wall,which made an estimated $9.1 million dollars in its second week of release. The Chinese production continues to crash at the domestic box-office and it seems that their first major attempt at dominating the global box-office hasn’t gone according to plan. The movie has made less than $35 million dollars in the States and less than $100 million dollars internationally. It will be interesting to see if the film can even make its investment back.
Rounding out the top five spots was Fifty Shades Darker. The steamy sequel has been panned critically, yet added another estimated $7.7 million dollars to its total in its third week of release. The movie managed to cross the $100 million dollar mark, yet seems to steadily continue dropping, as the R-rated release of Logan should effectively end the movie’s run next week.
Check out the full box-office results for the weekend of February 24th-26th, 2017.
|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count / Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|2||1||The LEGO Batman Movie||WB||$19,208,097||-41.2%||4,057||-31||$4,735||$133,214,675||$80||3|
|3||4||John Wick: Chapter Two||LG/S||$9,358,982||-42.3%||2,954||-159||$3,168||$74,771,682||–||3|
|4||3||The Great Wall||Uni.||$9,125,960||-50.6%||3,328||+2||$2,742||$34,831,600||$150||2|
|5||2||Fifty Shades Darker||Uni.||$7,792,655||-61.6%||3,216||-498||$2,423||$103,727,870||$55||3|
|6||5||Fist Fight||WB (NL)||$6,571,348||-46.1%||3,185||–||$2,063||$23,446,175||–||2|
|8||9||La La Land||LG/S||$4,689,292||+2.1%||1,733||+146||$2,706||$140,949,357||$30||12|
Source: Box Office Mojo