Weekend Box Office Report: November 11-13, 2016
The box office remains Strange!
Benedict Cumberbatch's master of mystical arts dipped only 49% from a strong opening last weekend, bringing the latest chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a ten-day domestic total of $153 million.
The $165 million action-fantasy from director Scott Derrickson (SINISTER) is also at a worldwide total of nearly $500 million, passing the $370 million global finish of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and the $449 million final tally of THOR.
The colorful singing TROLLS remained in second place with $35 million, a loss of only 25% from last weekend's opening. The PG-rated animated comedy has a ten-day domestic total of $94 million, contributing to its worldwide total of $222.2 million (on a reported $125 million cost).
Opening in third place was the new sci-fi movie ARRIVAL with $24 million. The PG-13 alien invasion thriller, directed by Denis Villeneuve (SICARIO) and starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, cost a reported $47 million.
In fourth place was the new holiday feature ALMOST CHRISTMAS with an opening of $15.5 million. The PG-13 comedy-drama with Gabrielle Union and Danny Glover only cost a reported $17 million, and received a 44% critical average on Rotten Tomatoes.
Director Mel Gibson's WWII movie HACKSAW RIDGE moved to fifth place with $10.7 million, dropping just 29% over the Veteran's Day weekend. The fact-based melodrama, featuring Andrew Garfield as pacifist combat medic Desmond Doss, has a ten-day domestic total of $32.2 million.
The new Naomi Watts thriller SHUT IN opened in seventh place with $3.7 million. The $10 million tale of domestic terror was slammed by critics with the dreaded 0% average on Rotten Tomatoes. (Read the JoBlo review HERE.)
In eighth place was Tyler Perry's BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN with $3.5 million to reach a domestic total of $70.4 million after a month on screens. Tom Cruise's sequel JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK followed in ninth with $3.3 million, and the trilogy-topping Tom Hanks thriller INFERNO was just a dim flickering flame in tenth with $3.2 million.
Outside the chart, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN left the station with OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL and MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. In limited release, director Ang Lee's war drama BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK had an excellent $60k per-screen average (in the two theaters presenting it in 4K/3D/120FPS before it expands next week), while Paul Verhoeven's new thriller ELLE got a decent $28k per-screen start. The interracial marriage drama LOVING expanded to 46 screens and made $532k.
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|#||MOVIE TITLE||WKND $||TOTAL $|
|1.||Doctor Strange||$43 M||$153 M|
|2.||Trolls||$35 M||$94 M|
|4.||Almost Christmas||$15.5 M|
|5.||Hacksaw Ridge||$10.7 M||$32.2 M|
|6.||The Accountant||$4.5 M||$77.7 M|
|7.||Shut In||$3.7 M|
|8.||Boo! A Madea Halloween||$3.5 M||$70.4 M|
|9.||Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||$3.3 M||$54.5 M|
|10.||Inferno||$3.2 M||$31.5 M|
|Source:||Box Office Mojo|