With the third chapter of the Thor saga, Thor: Ragnarok, the Asgardian hero finally found his stride as critics and audiences alike have praised the new installment. The buzz resulted in stellar opening weekend as the Marvel Studios’ film made an estimated $122.7 million dollars in its debut. The franchise’s new look and tone was given a renovation by New Zealand director Taika Waititi and suddenly Thor is once again a power player in the Avengers.
Coming in second place was A Bad Moms Christmas, with an estimated $16.7 million dollar opening. The sequel to last year’s surprise hit Bad Moms, has made a total of over $21 million dollars after getting a Wednesday debut and a head start on the weekend. These type of R-rated comedies have proven to have legs in recent times, so the movie certainly has a chance to tread water as a solid counter-programming option to the Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League releases coming this month.
The Saw sequel, Jigsaw, added an additional $6.5 million dollars to take in its second week of release, which was good enough for a third place finish. The franchise has certainly seen better days, however it has already grossed over $28 million dollars against a $10 million dollar budget. So, whether you like it or not…there is more to come.
Fourth place belonged to Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, which collected another $4.5 million dollars in its third week of release. The movie continues to scrap the plate for profits and is seemingly not missing a spot, as the film has crossed the $40 million dollar mark. There really might not be a way to slow the Madea train after all these years.
Geostorm rounded out the top five spots with an estimated $3.1 million dollar weekend. The disaster picture has been an absolute box-office bomb. It has grossed an anemic $28 million dollars in its three-week U.S. run against a production budget of over $120 million dollars. However, it seems that the international dollar has been the film’s saving grace, as it has grossed over $150 million dollars overseas to date.
Check out the complete Box-Office Report for the weekend of November 3rd-5th, 2017.
|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count / Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|2||N||A Bad Moms Christmas||STX||$16,759,161||–||3,615||–||$4,636||$21,285,267||$28||1|
|4||2||Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween||LGF||$4,541,190||-54.8%||2,202||-186||$2,062||$42,849,613||$25||3|
|6||4||Happy Death Day||Uni.||$2,699,715||-46.8%||2,184||-1,351||$1,236||$52,853,220||$4.8||4|
|7||5||Blade Runner 2049||WB||$2,321,372||-43.6%||1,464||-957||$1,586||$85,542,502||$150||5|
|8||6||Thank You for Your Service (2017)||Uni.||$2,207,855||-42.2%||2,083||+29||$1,060||$7,302,585||$20||2|
|9||7||Only The Brave||Sony||$1,920,075||-45.2%||2,073||-504||$926||$15,300,542||$38||3|
|10||11||Let there be Light||ADC||$1,697,448||-1.9%||642||+269||$2,644||$4,089,804||–||2|
Source: Box Office Mojo