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Weekend Box Office Report: November 4-6, 2016

11.06.2016

Doctor Strange casts a big box office spell!

There was major Marvel movie magic on display this weekend, putting DOCTOR STRANGE at number one with an estimated opening of $84.9 million!

Lacking support from the Marvel Cinematic Universe heavy hitters, Benedict Cumberbatch's origin spin as the Sorcerer Supreme started out just behind the $85.7 million opening of THOR: THE DARK WORLD, but came in ahead of the first THOR ($65.7 million), CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER ($65 million) and last summer's ANT-MAN ($57.2 million).

The dazzling spellcasting from director Scott Derrikson (SINISTER) cost a reported $165 million and has a worldwide total of $325 million after procuring an additional $240 million from international audiences, who got to witness the mystical clash a week early. The reality-warping PG-13 fantasy-adventure currently has a strong 90% average from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. (Read the JoBlo review HERE!)

Opening in second place was the animated TROLLS movie with $45.6 million, which is about average for an initial DreamWorks Animation release (HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and THE CROODS started with $43 million, MADAGASCAR with $47.2 million). Based on the decades-old but still-popular line of vibrant-haired dolls, the PG-rated musical-comedy features voice work from Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick.

The $125 million family feature has also amassed $104 million from overseas, where it has been rolling out since mid-October. Critics found the tuneful toys to be non-toxic, giving it a 74% Rotten Tomatoes average. (Check out the JoBlo review HERE.)

In third place was the new R-rated WWII melodrama HACKSAW RIDGE with a $14.7 million opening. Directed by Mel Gibson, the fact-based story of pacifist medic Desmond Doss (played by Andrew Garfield) cost a reported $40 million. Critics saluted his service with 87% on Rotten Tomatoes. (The JoBlo review is HERE.)

After sitting in first place for two weekends, BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN slipped to fourth with $7.8 million. The $20 million comedy is now the third highest-grossing release in filmmaker Tyler Perry's Madea series, just behind the $65.6 million total of MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION.

Moviegoers must have satisfied their Tom Hanks hankering with SULLY, because his latest movie INFERNO dropped to fifth with $6.2 million -- losing 58% from last weekend's flimsy opening of the Dan Brown adaptation.

Although director Ron Howard's third Robert Langdon thriller (which cost a reported $75 million) has collected $159 million from international crowds, it has a ten-day domestic total of $26 million.

In sixth place was Ben Affleck's bookkeeper/exterminator THE ACCOUNTANT with $5.9 million, and fellow action actor Tom Cruise in JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK was pushed back to seventh with $5.5 million. Both have now reached past $100 million worldwide.

The horror movie OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL moved to eighth with $3.9 million on its third weekend in theaters, while the Emily Blunt thriller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN was in ninth with $2.7 million. Tim Burton's fantasy adaptation MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN closed out the list with $2.1 million.

Outside the chart, STORKS took off with KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES and AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL. In limited release, the interracial marriage drama LOVING started with a solid $42k per-screen average, and the acclaimed drama MOONLIGHT expanded to 83 screens for $1.3 million.

Next weekend has Amy Adams communicating with aliens in ARRIVAL, the holidays start early in the comedy ALMOST CHRISTMAS, and Naomi Watts prefers isolation in the thriller SHUT IN, while limited releases include Ang Lee's war drama BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK and Paul Verhoeven's thriller ELLE.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Doctor Strange $84.9 M
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2. Trolls $45.6 M
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3. Hacksaw Ridge $14.7 M
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4. Boo! A Madea Halloween $7.8 M $64.9 M
5. Inferno $6.2 M $26 M
6. The Accountant $5.9 M $70.8 M
7. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back $5.5 M $49.2 M
8. Ouija: Origin of Evil $3.9 M $31.3 M
9. The Girl on the Train $2.7 M $70.7 M
10. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children $2.1 M $83.3 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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1:18PM on 11/07/2016
I'm going to see Hacksaw Ridge this week after reading JoBlo's review (and others). It's important to me to tell Hollywood (via dollars) we want to see these types of movies be made.
I'm going to see Hacksaw Ridge this week after reading JoBlo's review (and others). It's important to me to tell Hollywood (via dollars) we want to see these types of movies be made.
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7:16AM on 11/07/2016
Good for the Sorcerer Supreme because if Madea is at the top of the chart, I'd be pissed.
Good for the Sorcerer Supreme because if Madea is at the top of the chart, I'd be pissed.
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11:38PM on 11/06/2016
I thought it was solid, if a little formulaic. Really looking forward to Arrival.
I thought it was solid, if a little formulaic. Really looking forward to Arrival.
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10:35PM on 11/06/2016
I really hope Hacksaw has legs through the holiday season but I kind of doubt it. I was really really hoping for a 30 million debut for this one given the faith based angle coupled with raw war action it seemed like a slam dunk especially with gibson at the helm. IIt doesn't seem that the faith based movie goers are gonna see this one given that they usually tend to show up in droves on opening weekend and then spread like wildfire. Obviously going against a marvel movie and an animated
I really hope Hacksaw has legs through the holiday season but I kind of doubt it. I was really really hoping for a 30 million debut for this one given the faith based angle coupled with raw war action it seemed like a slam dunk especially with gibson at the helm. IIt doesn't seem that the faith based movie goers are gonna see this one given that they usually tend to show up in droves on opening weekend and then spread like wildfire. Obviously going against a marvel movie and an animated movie has to do something with it, but it just goes to show why their aren't more bigger original movies when recycling is so profitable. this was just a case of the changing times because a movie like this 10 years go would have done a hell of a lot better. I found it really odd that their was no initial limited release that most critic friendly movies tend to have, but besides that this movie faces stiff competition including Arrival, fantastic beasts, and then of course rogue one. My guess is this one crawls to about 65 mill domestic and hopefully it can squeeze a 100 mill out of the foreign markets

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8:35PM on 11/06/2016
Good for Hacksaw ridge coming in 3rd with that stiff competition. It was SO good. I hope it hangs in there for many more weeks.

I may have cried if madea beat it.
Good for Hacksaw ridge coming in 3rd with that stiff competition. It was SO good. I hope it hangs in there for many more weeks.

I may have cried if madea beat it.
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6:00PM on 11/06/2016
Glad Hacksaw Ridge is in the top 3. An easy 10/10. Best movie I've seen this year besides Hell or High Water.
Glad Hacksaw Ridge is in the top 3. An easy 10/10. Best movie I've seen this year besides Hell or High Water.
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5:11PM on 11/06/2016
Enjoyed Doctor Strange. Already watched twice in 3D
Enjoyed Doctor Strange. Already watched twice in 3D
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10:36PM on 11/06/2016
you lie.
you lie.
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4:38PM on 11/06/2016

Great

Going to go see it again next week, fantastic movie.
Going to go see it again next week, fantastic movie.
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3:52PM on 11/06/2016
Had a blast with Doctor Strange; only wish I got a chance to see it on IMAX. Hoping to see more of Strange's powers used for Infinity Wars and for his future sequels, and to see McAdams' character play a more pivotal role as well (the last scene with the two of them at the hospital was excellent and would like to see more of their relationship explored).
Had a blast with Doctor Strange; only wish I got a chance to see it on IMAX. Hoping to see more of Strange's powers used for Infinity Wars and for his future sequels, and to see McAdams' character play a more pivotal role as well (the last scene with the two of them at the hospital was excellent and would like to see more of their relationship explored).
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2:59PM on 11/06/2016

nice !

glad to see Doctor Strange doing that well globaly... the movie particularly spectacular in IMAX 3D
The Accountant is doing very well in France and here all the pre screning of Hawksaw Ridge were totally packed proving Mel is still very popular here...
glad to see Doctor Strange doing that well globaly... the movie particularly spectacular in IMAX 3D
The Accountant is doing very well in France and here all the pre screning of Hawksaw Ridge were totally packed proving Mel is still very popular here...
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