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Box Office Report – SPLIT Puts Shyamalan Back On the Map and xXx to Shame

In an unexpected turn of events, people flocked to the movie theaters during Inauguration Weekend and felt at home with the new thriller, Split. The movie stars James McAvoy (Victor Frankenstein) as a disturbed kidnapper who suffers with an intense form of multiple personality disorder. It was directed by M. Knight Shyamalan, whose once promising career went off-track after a string of questionable and more importantly, not successful films. Split was a huge success for the director, as the new release grossed an estimated $40 million dollars in its opening weekend. 

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Split destroyed the weekend’s other high-profile release, xXx: Return of Xander Cage. It appears that audiences weren’t ready, or willing to see Vin Diesel return to the franchise that is 15 years old. The action movie made estimated $20.1 million dollars during its debut weekend, against its announced production budget of $85 million dollars. This is another high profile film for Diesel, such as The Last Witch Hunter, that has failed to sell tickets at the multiplex outside from his “family” of Fast & Furious films.

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Hidden Figures continues its streak as the most successful wide release in 2017 and it seems that the weekend of protests didn’t keep audiences from checking out the untold story of NASA. The movie lost less than 25% of last week’s audience and added another $15.7 million dollars to its total. It now seems that the movie is only weeks away from crossing the $100 million dollar mark and has proven to be a bigger hit than anyone anticipated.

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Fourth place belonged to Sing, which refuses to give up the crown as the most in-demand animated movie by adding another estimated $9 million dollars to its total. The animated movie is only a breath away from grossing $250 million dollars in the U.S. alone and has proven that Illumination is here to stay.

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Rounding out the top five was La La Land, which has its own parking space in the top ten spots, as its name stays in the papers through awards season. The musical made an estimated $8.4 million dollars and continued its successful 7-week run in theaters. 

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Here is the complete Box-Office Report for the weekend of January 20th-22nd, 2017.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Split Uni. $40,010,975 3,038 $13,170 $40,010,975 1
2 N xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Par. $20,130,142 3,651 $5,514 $20,130,142 $85 1
3 1 Hidden Figures Fox $15,721,606 -24.6% 3,416 +130 $4,602 $83,710,357 $25 5
4 3 Sing Uni. $9,003,780 -36.8% 3,193 -500 $2,820 $249,328,975 $75 5
5 2 La La Land LG/S $8,427,583 -42.0% 1,865 +17 $4,519 $89,758,080 $30 7
6 5 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story BV $7,210,470 -46.5% 2,603 -559 $2,770 $512,376,033 $200 6
7 7 Monster Trucks Par. $7,072,602 -35.4% 3,119 $2,268 $22,684,156 2
8 6 Patriots Day LGF $5,753,016 -50.5% 3,120 $1,844 $22,392,961 $45 5
9 8 Sleepless ORF $3,453,212 -58.6% 1,803 $1,915 $14,940,116 2
10 4 The Bye Bye Man STX $3,430,655 -74.6% 2,220 $1,545 $19,990,285 $7.4 2

 

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Source: Box Office Mojo

Braxter Timberlake

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