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Weekend Box Office Report: April 14-16, 2017

04.16.2017

A Furious opening!

Audiences were interested in spending Easter weekend with family -- specifically Vin Diesel's car-obsessed clan, putting THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS in first place with an estimated opening of $100.1 million!

The eighth entry in the franchise of velocity and ferocity accelerated off the line slower than the $147 million domestic opening of 2015's FURIOUS 7, the farewell to series co-star Paul Walker. But it got the jump on the $97 million start of FAST & FURIOUS 6 in 2013.

And the latest chapter of vehicular mayhem (this time from STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON director F. Gary Gray) raced to a record worldwide opening of $532 million, which was enough to steal the pink slip from the previous champ, the $529 million global opening for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.

That also puts THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS already more than a third of the way to the $1.5 billion worldwide finish of FURIOUS 7. And $195 million of its international box office opening came just from China, which also dusted the record that was set by FURIOUS 7's $182 million debut in that country.

The smash-up spectacle of automotive destruction, bald men and beautiful women (including new addition Charlize Theron) cost a reported $250 million. Critics pumped the brakes with 64% on Rotten Tomatoes (you can check out the JoBlo review HERE).

After two weekends on top, animated infant THE BOSS BABY crawled down to second with $15.5 million. The Alec Baldwin-voiced toddler has a domestic total of $116.3 million.

In third place was Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with $13.6 million as the Emma Watson/hairy Dan Stevens fairy tale has waltzed to more than $1 billion worldwide.

SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE was in fourth with $6.5 million, a drop of 50% from last week's opening. The little blue creatures have a ten-day domestic total of $24.7 million.

In fifth was the remake of GOING IN STYLE with $6.3 million. The elderly crime-comedy with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin lost 46% of business from its opening last weekend, for a ten-day domestic total of $23.3 million.

Entering the Top 10 was the Chris Evans/Jenny Slate drama GIFTED with $3 million for sixth place. The latest directing effort from Marc Webb (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, 500 DAYS OF SUMMER) added over 1000 screens after its limited release last week for a $4.3 million domestic total.

Jordan Peele's R-rated horror-thriller GET OUT moved up a slot to seventh with $2.9 million, followed by POWER RANGERS in eighth with $2.8 million. The religious drama THE CASE FOR CHRIST and the gorilla encounter KONG: SKULL ISLAND closed out the list.

Outside the chart, LOGAN finally walked into the sunset and GHOST IN THE SHELL is now an apparition (with $152 million worldwide). The limited release of director James Gray's jungle adventure THE LOST CITY OF Z got a promising start with a $28k per-screen average before it expands next weekend, and the Anne Hathaway monster comedy COLOSSAL added 94 screens for a $462k weekend.

Next weekend offers a few smaller-scale choices like the Oscar Isaac/Christian Bale war drama THE PROMISE, the Rosario Dawson/Katherine Heigl thriller UNFORGETTABLE, the Ridley Scott-produced "found footage" movie PHOENIX FORGOTTEN and director Ben Wheatley's bullet-filled FREE FIRE, plus the expansion of THE LOST CITY OF Z.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Fate of the Furious $100.1 M
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2. The Boss Baby $15.5 M $116.3 M
3. Beauty and the Beast $13.6 M $454.6 M
4. Smurfs: The Lost Village $6.5 M $24.7 M
5. Going in Style $6.3 M $23.3 M
6. Gifted $3 M $4.3 M
7. Get Out $2.9 M $167.5 M
8. Power Rangers $2.8 M $80.5 M
9. The Case for Christ $2.7 M $8.4 M
10. Kong: Skull Island $2.6 M $161.2 M

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3:39AM on 04/19/2017

Nice!

LOL, look at all these bitter crybabies. I love these movies, keep em coming! Well deserved Fate of the Furious.
LOL, look at all these bitter crybabies. I love these movies, keep em coming! Well deserved Fate of the Furious.
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8:47AM on 04/17/2017
It's just big cheesy popcorn fun, if you can't appreciate that, then you need to stop going to the movies. FF has done what Expendables couldn't do, make a good action movie with a cast of action stars. I was worried about F8 too, but it was definitely the funniest of them, Statham and the Rock stole the movie! Oh and here's my money for F9.
It's just big cheesy popcorn fun, if you can't appreciate that, then you need to stop going to the movies. FF has done what Expendables couldn't do, make a good action movie with a cast of action stars. I was worried about F8 too, but it was definitely the funniest of them, Statham and the Rock stole the movie! Oh and here's my money for F9.
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12:25AM on 04/18/2017
A lot of people here actually like the franchise. The problem is that the series ended, but was then forced to continue. That is the issue. There was no artistic decision to make another, it was ALL business and NOTHING else. That is disrespectful to fans of the franchise and disrespectful to Paul Walker too. That is the issue people have. People are also unhappy because it did so well while other movies that deserved to do well mere weeks prior didn't make nearly as much. Plus it is
A lot of people here actually like the franchise. The problem is that the series ended, but was then forced to continue. That is the issue. There was no artistic decision to make another, it was ALL business and NOTHING else. That is disrespectful to fans of the franchise and disrespectful to Paul Walker too. That is the issue people have. People are also unhappy because it did so well while other movies that deserved to do well mere weeks prior didn't make nearly as much. Plus it is movie number freaking eight! How many franchises with a fairly consistent cast ever go on that long? People almost always start talking at sequels when they hit a number this high, so you shouldn't​ be surprised, as it is nothing new.
8:11AM on 04/17/2017
Thank god this Furious franchise is done.
Thank god this Furious franchise is done.
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8:56PM on 04/17/2017
ya, a 534 million dollar opening weekend world wide. The franchise is done. *eye roll*
ya, a 534 million dollar opening weekend world wide. The franchise is done. *eye roll*
3:35AM on 04/19/2017
LOL, Fast 9 and 10 are coming out in 2019 and 2021. Get your facts straight moron.
LOL, Fast 9 and 10 are coming out in 2019 and 2021. Get your facts straight moron.
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6:04AM on 04/17/2017
I don't get why everyone is hating on F8? Yeah so what they should've quit while they were ahead..who cares? These movies are big, dumb, popcorn fun. It's no different then the movies that Arnold, Stallone, Chuck, Seagal, Van Damme, Bay, and Willis use to crank out. It's a guilty pleasure. Accept it and move on.
I don't get why everyone is hating on F8? Yeah so what they should've quit while they were ahead..who cares? These movies are big, dumb, popcorn fun. It's no different then the movies that Arnold, Stallone, Chuck, Seagal, Van Damme, Bay, and Willis use to crank out. It's a guilty pleasure. Accept it and move on.
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3:05AM on 04/17/2017

Goodness

Are there really THAT many people who just LOVE car action? I know there are a lot of them, but I never understood the appeal of that alone.
Are there really THAT many people who just LOVE car action? I know there are a lot of them, but I never understood the appeal of that alone.
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10:43PM on 04/16/2017
Anyone remember when international talkbackers would make fun of Americans for supporting stupid dumb as hell movies like Armageddon? Now the shoe is on the other foot. It's the international audience that just handed one of the dumbest douchest fucking movies ever made the record for highest grossing opening weekend of all time.
Anyone remember when international talkbackers would make fun of Americans for supporting stupid dumb as hell movies like Armageddon? Now the shoe is on the other foot. It's the international audience that just handed one of the dumbest douchest fucking movies ever made the record for highest grossing opening weekend of all time.
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3:03AM on 04/17/2017
To be fair, it is almost entirely because of teenagers, and they were never the ones making such complaints. These movies do well because teenage boys are dumb, just as the Twilight movies did well because teenage girls are dumb. Teenagers are dumb. This isn't meant to be mean-spirited. We were dumb as teenagers too.
To be fair, it is almost entirely because of teenagers, and they were never the ones making such complaints. These movies do well because teenage boys are dumb, just as the Twilight movies did well because teenage girls are dumb. Teenagers are dumb. This isn't meant to be mean-spirited. We were dumb as teenagers too.
5:47PM on 04/16/2017
Guys remember that most movies dont include china in their initial rollout, this number is pretty loaded but even still, its gonna finish with about 220-230 mill domestically, and another 850-900 overseas..so still a massive hit
Guys remember that most movies dont include china in their initial rollout, this number is pretty loaded but even still, its gonna finish with about 220-230 mill domestically, and another 850-900 overseas..so still a massive hit
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11:36PM on 04/16/2017
Yeah, that's very true. If you read Box Office Mojo's analysis they point out that the real reason this beat the global opening weekend of F&F7 was simply because it released in China day and date with the other countries, whereas in the past it's always released in China a few weeks later. They also point out that the domestic gross of the last three films have all been a remarkably consistent 2.4 multiplier, meaning this one should finish right around $240. That's a steep drop from the
Yeah, that's very true. If you read Box Office Mojo's analysis they point out that the real reason this beat the global opening weekend of F&F7 was simply because it released in China day and date with the other countries, whereas in the past it's always released in China a few weeks later. They also point out that the domestic gross of the last three films have all been a remarkably consistent 2.4 multiplier, meaning this one should finish right around $240. That's a steep drop from the previous, but the increase in Chinese business will probably even it out. Either way this thing is clearing a billion easy, just maybe not the $1.5B that the last one did.
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5:09PM on 04/16/2017
A lot of dumb kids seperated from their money
A lot of dumb kids seperated from their money
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4:29PM on 04/16/2017
That's a lot of money.
I saw the crowds in line when I went to the theater on Friday for it. Lot of High School kids.
The same moron kids that I blame this franchise for encouraging racing through red lights way too many times. I mean like DEATHS of innocent people.
Yes stupid kids racing through red lights is not a new thing, but this type of movie doesn't help with the impulse control kids of on the verge of adulthood need. I think this franchise needs to take responsibility for some
That's a lot of money.
I saw the crowds in line when I went to the theater on Friday for it. Lot of High School kids.
The same moron kids that I blame this franchise for encouraging racing through red lights way too many times. I mean like DEATHS of innocent people.
Yes stupid kids racing through red lights is not a new thing, but this type of movie doesn't help with the impulse control kids of on the verge of adulthood need. I think this franchise needs to take responsibility for some of these deaths.
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6:18PM on 04/16/2017
oh boy. You're one of those eh? Video games and violent movies influence psychopaths bla bla bla, get a grip pal.
oh boy. You're one of those eh? Video games and violent movies influence psychopaths bla bla bla, get a grip pal.
3:00AM on 04/17/2017
So you're one of those people who blamed Doom and Marilyn Manson for the Columbine Massacre, I take it? Ignorance is a dangerous thing!
So you're one of those people who blamed Doom and Marilyn Manson for the Columbine Massacre, I take it? Ignorance is a dangerous thing!
9:51AM on 04/17/2017
Yeah I'm one of those. I see it every day. It's not like the main actor didn't get himself killed by being an idiot himself.
Yeah I'm one of those. I see it every day. It's not like the main actor didn't get himself killed by being an idiot himself.
10:30AM on 04/17/2017
it's not like the main actor was being an idiot sitting in the passenger seat and the tire experiencing a blow out while on his way to a fundraising event. Man you really are dense aren't you?
it's not like the main actor was being an idiot sitting in the passenger seat and the tire experiencing a blow out while on his way to a fundraising event. Man you really are dense aren't you?
11:34AM on 04/17/2017
It sounds like you're the one that's a dense apologist little b itch
It sounds like you're the one that's a dense apologist little b itch
8:59PM on 04/17/2017
lol it's amazing how wound up you got LOL look at you, getting all up in arms because you think kids are street racing and killing people, oh boo hoo hahahaha, get a life bozo haha
lol it's amazing how wound up you got LOL look at you, getting all up in arms because you think kids are street racing and killing people, oh boo hoo hahahaha, get a life bozo haha
10:27AM on 04/18/2017
yes little boy, but you're the one who was so wound up you HAD to reply TO ME.
Not once but multiple times.
So..loosen up your panties.
yes little boy, but you're the one who was so wound up you HAD to reply TO ME.
Not once but multiple times.
So..loosen up your panties.
3:31PM on 04/18/2017
I didn't have to, but I did. You know why? Because it was fun ;)
I didn't have to, but I did. You know why? Because it was fun ;)
3:27PM on 04/16/2017
The faux brawl with Dwayne worked a treat then lol
The faux brawl with Dwayne worked a treat then lol
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