It was an unusual weekend at the box-office as seven out of the top ten films all grossed in double digits. Hidden Figures finished in the top spot for the second week in a row with an estimated $20.8 million dollars, while losing only 8% of the previous week’s audience. This is only the film’s second week of wide release, so it’s clear that the movie about the untold story of NASA’s African-American female engineers and mathematicians, is a runaway success.
Second place belonged to La La Land, which managed to make 43% more money this weekend than last. The musical made an estimated $14.5 million dollars powered by stellar reviews and a string of Golden Globe wins at last weekend’s ceremony. The film is bound to get Academy Award notice, which will keep the movie in the public’s eye throughout the next two months.
Sing refused to budge and grossed another $13.8 million dollars in its fourth week of release. The animated family film has made over $233 million dollars over the past month and looks to continue strong for a few more weekends.
Fourth place belonged to The Bye Bye Man, the only new movie to crack the top six spots. The horror made an estimated $13.5 million dollars on a meager $7 million dollar budget, which is another solid success for STX and Blumhouse Productions. Blumhouse has established a winning formula of producing horror films on budgets under $10 million dollars, which has kept most of their releases profitable.
Rogue One fell to fifth place in its fifth week of release. The Star Wars spin-off managed to make another estimated $13.3 million dollars, which brought its domestic total to over $498 million dollars. We can expect the movie to also break the billion dollar mark at the worldwide box-office within the next week as well.
Mark Wahlberg’s Patriot’s Day made an estimated $12 million dollars in its first week of wide release. The movie that is loosely based on the events of the terrorist bombing during 2013’s Boston Marathon. The debut is a little low, so the movie will depend heavily on repeat business and good word of mouth over the next few weeks.
Monster Trucks managed to open in seventh place with a $10.9 million dollar opening, after the movie’s release was delayed for over a year. The family film is rumored to be budgeted at well over $100 million dollars and is a genuine box-office bomb. Apparently, the movie’s story was created by the producer’s four year old son. Well…that should explain it all..
Here is the complete box-office numbers for the weekend of January 13th-15th, 2017.
|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count / Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|2||5||La La Land||LG/S||$14,500,000||+43.1%||1,848||+333||$7,846||$74,081,569||$30||6|
|4||N||The Bye Bye Man||STX||$13,530,000||–||2,220||–||$6,095||$13,530,000||$7.4||1|
|5||2||Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||BV||$13,360,000||-39.4%||3,162||-995||$4,225||$498,451,734||$200||5|
|9||4||Underworld: Blood Wars||SGem||$6,135,000||-55.2%||3,070||–||$1,998||$24,251,118||$35||2|
Source: Box Office Mojo