Thursday, November 26, 2015

Box Office's Extra Long Weekend

What the trade press foretells.

Extended Five-Day Grosses

Walt Disney/Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur is off to a decent start with an A CinemaScore and a No. 2 Wednesday gross of $9.8M at 3,749 venues. That’s not as high as their animated princess pics – read: Frozen‘s Thanksgiving eve wide opening of $15.2M and Tangled‘s $11.9M, but then again this film skews more boy and this dinosaur isn’t wearing a tiara. ... A great start nonetheless, which will take Good Dinosaur to a $58M-62M five-day.

Liongate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 owned the Wednesday before Thanksgiving with $13.8M at 4,175 theaters, +21% over Tuesday for a running cume of $136.3M. ...

The Peanuts Movie which slotted fifth with an estimated $2.5M, +12% from yesterday with a cume of $105.6M. The Blue Sky Animation title should rake in $16M-$17M over five days, bringing its total through four weekends to $120M. ...

The question here is how the animated features perform through the holidays. The trades predict a multiple of four with The Good Dinosaur, which would carry it north of $200 million by the end of it's U.S.-Canadian run.

As for The Peanuts Movie, the Schulz opus will probably land in the $150 million range by the time all the box office receipts are tabulated.


Site Meter