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Weekend Box Office Report: May 12-14, 2017

05.14.2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 orbits #1!

Marvel's mischievous band of cosmic travelers held strong this weekend, keeping GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 in first place with an estimated $63 million!

The latest adventure of Chris Pratt's Star-Lord and his adopted alien family dropped by 57% from its opening last week, which is about average for the second weekend of a summer Marvel Cinematic Universe entry (the first GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY lost 55% on its second week after its surprise $94 million start in August 2014).

Writer-director James Gunn's vibrant space sequel has a ten-day domestic total of $246 million, making it the second-biggest release of 2017 behind BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The planet-sized exploration of father issues has also collected $630.5 million worldwide so far, nudging past the global totals of ANT-MAN ($519 million), IRON MAN ($585 million) and IRON MAN 2 ($623 million).

The new R-rated kidnapping comedy SNATCHED opened in second place with $17.5 million.

The Amy Schumer/Goldie Hawn mother-daughter pairing, directed by Jonathan Levine (WARM BODIES), started with a little over half of the $30 million debut of Schumer's TRAINWRECK in 2015. That R-rated comedy ultimately legged it to a domestic total of $110 million.

SNATCHED (the first screen appearance by Hawn since THE BANGER SISTERS in 2002) cost a reported $42 million. Critics weren't kind to the vacation mishap with a 36% average on Rotten Tomatoes (the JoBlo review is HERE).

Opening in third place was the new action-fantasy KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD with $14.7 million.

The latest spin on the classic Round Table tale (also the year's second attempt to make Charlie Hunnam a marquee name after THE LOST CITY OF Z) started with even less than the $15.1 million of the previous big-screen Arthurian version, the Clive Owen-fronted KING ARTHUR in 2004.

The medieval origin story has gathered an additional $29.1 million overseas for a worldwide total of $43.8 million... but at a reported cost of $175 million, Guy Ritchie's PG-13 period epic is looking like it may become the first costly flop of the summer movie season. Critics found Excalibur's blade to be on the dull side, giving it 27% on Rotten Tomatoes (the JoBlo review is HERE).

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS still has some juice in the tank, coasting in fourth place with $5.3 million on its fifth weekend in theaters. While its domestic total may "only" be $215 million, the sequel has nearly a billion dollars from international audiences for a worldwide total of $1.19 billion.

Animated toddler THE BOSS BABY was toddling in fifth with $4.6 million, and Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST followed in sixth with $3.8 million as it dances ever closer to a half-billion domestic (it also sits just outside the Top 10 highest-grossing worldwide releases with $1.2 billion). The comedy HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER wasn't far behind in seventh with $3.7 million.

The new PG-13 melodrama LOWRIDERS pulled into eighth place with an opening of $2.4 million.

The low-budget release set around Los Angeles car culture (featuring Eva Longoria, Demian Bichir and TV Supergirl Melissa Benoist) bounced into just 295 theaters, giving it a higher per-screen average than every non-Marvel movie in the Top 10.

The Tom Hanks/Emma Watson/John Boyega tech thriller THE CIRCLE and the Hindi action sequel BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION closed out the list, each with the same $18.9 million domestic totals after three weeks.

Outside the chart, GOING IN STYLE went with the Chris Evans drama GIFTED and the animated SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE. The Doug Liman-directed war thriller THE WALL was released on 541 screens for a $891k weekend.

Next weekend brings terror back to space with Ridley Scott's prequel ALIEN: COVENANT (which has already grabbed $42 million from its overseas release), and non-facehugging options include the drama EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING and the teen comedy sequel DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $63 M $246.1 M
2. Snatched $17.5 M
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3. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword $14.7 M
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4. The Fate of the Furious $5.3 M $215 M
5. The Boss Baby $4.6 M $162.3 M
6. Beauty and the Beast $3.8 M $493.1 M
7. How to Be a Latin Lover $3.7 M $26.1 M
8. Lowriders $2.4 M
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9. The Circle $1.7 M $18.9 M
10. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion $1.5 M $18.9 M

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4:26PM on 05/15/2017

A SHAME

King Arthur was fun and didn't deserve to bomb...
King Arthur was fun and didn't deserve to bomb...
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6:07AM on 05/15/2017
King shiter! Looked about sounded utter trash from the start, glad to see if bomb so hard!
King shiter! Looked about sounded utter trash from the start, glad to see if bomb so hard!
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1:38AM on 05/15/2017
Glad to see Guardians held up so strong in its second weekend. Such a fantastic film, and is everything a sequel should be. Strengthening character development while maintaining the heart & fun of the original.
Glad to see Guardians held up so strong in its second weekend. Such a fantastic film, and is everything a sequel should be. Strengthening character development while maintaining the heart & fun of the original.
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11:44PM on 05/14/2017

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Worst sequel EVER. Worst movie 0f 2017 so far. What a pile of shite.
Worst sequel EVER. Worst movie 0f 2017 so far. What a pile of shite.
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10:48PM on 05/14/2017

Charlie Hunnam will never be an A lister

King Arthur was horrible. People walked out of the free screenings that backfired and gave the movie poor word of mouth. I don't get why Hollywood is forcing Charlie down our throats. He is a horrible actor and is super annoying to watch.
King Arthur was horrible. People walked out of the free screenings that backfired and gave the movie poor word of mouth. I don't get why Hollywood is forcing Charlie down our throats. He is a horrible actor and is super annoying to watch.
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6:06AM on 05/15/2017
He is a terrible actor. The only people that think he is good are morons who think films like green lantern are good lol.
He is a terrible actor. The only people that think he is good are morons who think films like green lantern are good lol.
9:18PM on 05/14/2017
King Arthur was great, it deserves to be doing a lot better. Epic fantasy movie, I to am surprised by its low ratings... it's a really fun movie with some awesome visuals and some cool token Guy Richie traits thrown in. I liked it more than the last Sherlock Holmes movie.
King Arthur was great, it deserves to be doing a lot better. Epic fantasy movie, I to am surprised by its low ratings... it's a really fun movie with some awesome visuals and some cool token Guy Richie traits thrown in. I liked it more than the last Sherlock Holmes movie.
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9:03PM on 05/14/2017
The marketing for King Arthur was obviously not clicking with people, whatever the quality of the movie. The trailers just passed over people with no effect.
The marketing for King Arthur was obviously not clicking with people, whatever the quality of the movie. The trailers just passed over people with no effect.
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8:42PM on 05/14/2017
King Arthur was a pretty damn fun movie. Just got back and I gotta say I don't understand the 27% RT score. Acting, action, music, and visuals were all awesome.. I'll admit the story took very fast leaps in it's narrative but I pretty much always kept up with everything that was going on. I wish they have spent an extra 10 minutes on the ending tho. Either way a solid 7/10. Time to add it to my other favorite dead franchises like John Carter, Prince of Persia, Lone Ranger, and Warcraft.
King Arthur was a pretty damn fun movie. Just got back and I gotta say I don't understand the 27% RT score. Acting, action, music, and visuals were all awesome.. I'll admit the story took very fast leaps in it's narrative but I pretty much always kept up with everything that was going on. I wish they have spent an extra 10 minutes on the ending tho. Either way a solid 7/10. Time to add it to my other favorite dead franchises like John Carter, Prince of Persia, Lone Ranger, and Warcraft.
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8:50PM on 05/14/2017
You like some shit franchises
You like some shit franchises
4:24PM on 05/15/2017
Well, I totally disagree with you Allan.
Those were fun movies, better than some hugely successful film.
They were destroyed by critics (and sometimes the Studios themselves), but deserved to be hits !
Just my opinion, of course !
Well, I totally disagree with you Allan.
Those were fun movies, better than some hugely successful film.
They were destroyed by critics (and sometimes the Studios themselves), but deserved to be hits !
Just my opinion, of course !
7:12PM on 05/14/2017
The marketing for King Arthur wasn't too great. Movie was way better than I expected.
The marketing for King Arthur wasn't too great. Movie was way better than I expected.
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6:10PM on 05/14/2017
Surprised king aurthur flopped so hard. Figured it would at least get the people who bothered to see Warcraft and do middling "only technically makes its money back" numbers. Guess that movie really did survive thanks to the WoW fan base. Don't expect gamers to give a shit about king aurthur, that's the lesson here. Honestly it's probably gonna take a solid five years at least for fantasy to come back in vogue. Superheroes still rule that domain for now
Surprised king aurthur flopped so hard. Figured it would at least get the people who bothered to see Warcraft and do middling "only technically makes its money back" numbers. Guess that movie really did survive thanks to the WoW fan base. Don't expect gamers to give a shit about king aurthur, that's the lesson here. Honestly it's probably gonna take a solid five years at least for fantasy to come back in vogue. Superheroes still rule that domain for now
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4:22PM on 05/14/2017
Fonally got around to seeing Vol. 2. While not at fun as the first, if made up for it in character development, and having one of the better villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (I really want to see a Ravagers movie now).
Fonally got around to seeing Vol. 2. While not at fun as the first, if made up for it in character development, and having one of the better villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (I really want to see a Ravagers movie now).
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6:13PM on 05/14/2017
Haha yeah I don't even know who Stallone was playing and I want to see his character in spin off
Haha yeah I don't even know who Stallone was playing and I want to see his character in spin off
3:14PM on 05/14/2017
King Arthur was a solid, fun, and different take on the iconic tale. Would definitely look forward to a potential sequel(s), but at this point it seems like it won't do well enough to warrant a sequel. Which is really too bad because Ritchie shot the hell out of this film and really made you feel like you were in that setting and era.

But honestly, if there's any sequel that I want to see helmed by Guy Ritchie, it's Sherlock Holmes 3, and the Man From Uncle 2.
King Arthur was a solid, fun, and different take on the iconic tale. Would definitely look forward to a potential sequel(s), but at this point it seems like it won't do well enough to warrant a sequel. Which is really too bad because Ritchie shot the hell out of this film and really made you feel like you were in that setting and era.

But honestly, if there's any sequel that I want to see helmed by Guy Ritchie, it's Sherlock Holmes 3, and the Man From Uncle 2.
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2:37PM on 05/14/2017
King Arthur was a perfectly entertaining fantasy adventure flick. I really don't get the hatred. You could do a lot worse for a fun time at the movies.
King Arthur was a perfectly entertaining fantasy adventure flick. I really don't get the hatred. You could do a lot worse for a fun time at the movies.
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2:31PM on 05/14/2017
King Arthur is't as bad as rotten tomatoes has it. It's a solid fun, action, adventure film. It deserves to find an audience.
King Arthur is't as bad as rotten tomatoes has it. It's a solid fun, action, adventure film. It deserves to find an audience.
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2:23PM on 05/14/2017

so sad for G. Ritchie and C. Hunnam...

so bad King Arthur flopped so hard... considering how epic and well crafted the movie is...
more sad considering it was supposed to start a franchise ala Sherlock Holmes for Ritchie...
so sad for Hunnam who, disappointments after disappointments (Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, King Arthur) is poised to be the next Taylor Kitch...
so bad King Arthur flopped so hard... considering how epic and well crafted the movie is...
more sad considering it was supposed to start a franchise ala Sherlock Holmes for Ritchie...
so sad for Hunnam who, disappointments after disappointments (Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak, King Arthur) is poised to be the next Taylor Kitch...
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2:18PM on 05/14/2017
King Arthur is getting to be like Robin Hood. someone remakes it every couple of years and no one cares or notices.
Kinda surprised at the Guardians dropping almost 60% with nothing really opening against it. Usually an action comedy can get a better second week with no competition.
King Arthur is getting to be like Robin Hood. someone remakes it every couple of years and no one cares or notices.
Kinda surprised at the Guardians dropping almost 60% with nothing really opening against it. Usually an action comedy can get a better second week with no competition.
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6:01PM on 05/14/2017
A 60 percent drop is pretty common actually. In fact I think the original gotg was the only Marvel to avoid it.

And the only movie I've heard of that ever did better after an opening weekend wide release is Titanic.
A 60 percent drop is pretty common actually. In fact I think the original gotg was the only Marvel to avoid it.

And the only movie I've heard of that ever did better after an opening weekend wide release is Titanic.
7:43PM on 05/14/2017
My error, I did not mean an increase in money coming in, just meant better as in not having a more than 50% dropoff it's second week.
My error, I did not mean an increase in money coming in, just meant better as in not having a more than 50% dropoff it's second week.
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