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Box Office Report – SPLIT Stays In #1

M. Knight Shyamalan’s film, Split, is morphing from an unexpected hit, to a certified January sensation. The thriller had an impressive $40 million dollar opening last week and followed it up with an estimated $26.2 million dollars in its second weekend of release. The movie was made on an announced budget of $9 million dollars and to date has grossed more than $77 million dollars. 

Despite the controversy surrounding the treatment of the movie’s animals during production, A Dog’s Purpose had a strong opening with an estimated $18.3 million dollars. The movie was produced for an estimated $22 million dollars, so with other films like The Jungle Book and the upcoming The Lion King in the pipeline, we should expect to see the trend of animal-led movies continue in the near future.

Hidden Figures refuses to lose momentum, as the historical drama made another stellar $14 million dollars in its sixth week of release. Last night the film won the best ensemble in a motion picture award at the SAG Awards, which should continue its momentum into the Oscar broadcast. The movie crossed the $100 million dollar mark and continues to show that audiences are starved for new, diverse stories.

The biggest disappointment of the weekend is undoubtably Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which should live up to its namesake after this release. The action-horror movie, loosely based on the video game series, earned an estimated $13.8 million dollars in it’s first week of release. However, the budget for the movie was announced at $40 million dollars. It’s possible that it could squeeze enough out at the box-office and eventually in streaming and home video sales to recoup its costs. But it’s clear that the franchise needs to rest for a few years and to be rebooted with fresh eyes.

Rounding out the top five spots is La La Land. The award-winning musical expanded its release by almost 1300 theaters, which resulted in a 43% bump from last week’s take. The movie made an estimated $12 million dollars in its eighth week, while also crossing the $100 million dollar mark. It’s also worth noting that xXx: The Return of Xander Cage dropped down to sixth place with a paltry $8.2 million weekend and has made only $33 million dollars domestically in total.

Here is the complete Box-Office Report for the weekend of January 27th-29th, 2017.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross % Change Theater Count / Change Average Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 1 Split Uni. $26,268,685 -34.3% 3,199 +161 $8,212 $77,998,775 $9 2
2 N A Dog’s Purpose Uni. $18,386,020 3,059 $6,010 $18,386,020 $22 1
3 3 Hidden Figures Fox $14,000,000 -11.0% 3,351 -65 $4,178 $104,021,694 $25 6
4 N Resident Evil: The Final Chapter SGem $13,850,000 3,104 $4,462 $13,850,000 $40 1
5 5 La La Land LG/S $12,050,000 +43.0% 3,136 +1,271 $3,842 $106,509,372 $30 8
6 2 xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Par. $8,250,000 -59.0% 3,651 $2,260 $33,487,750 $85 2
7 4 Sing Uni. $6,213,710 -31.0% 2,702 -491 $2,300 $257,405,085 $75 6
8 6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story BV $5,124,000 -28.9% 2,049 -554 $2,501 $520,049,573 $200 7
9 7 Monster Trucks Par. $4,100,000 -42.0% 2,496 -623 $1,643 $28,135,147 3
10 N Gold Wein. $3,470,000 2,166 $1,602 $3,470,000 1


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Source: Box Office Mojo

Braxter Timberlake


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