Monday, 11 December 2017

34. Movie Money 11/12/2017

For the past 3 weeks, the top 3 movies of the week have been the exact same. 'Coco' at number 1, 'Justice League' at number 2, and 'Wonder' at number 3. 'Thor: Ragnarok' has been at either 4 or 5, to round out the box office, with the odd companion every other week. All I'm saying is, it's a good thing next week has two big releases, so the box office gets shaken up a bit.

At number 5 we have 'Thor Ragnarok', possibly its last week in the top 5 winning $6.3m. It's had a phenomenal run and has surpassed $800m worldwide. It passed $300m this week domestically making 'Thor' one of the most successful movies of the year. At number 4 there's 'The Disaster Artist' which made an impressive $6.4m this weekend after getting a wider release. Thing is, on only 800 theatres, it's pretty phenomenal that the movie should get this kind of business.

At number 3, there's 'Wonder' which has made $8.4m this week, and has brought it's worldwide total to $120m, with a domestic total of $100m. 'Justice League' continues to underperform at $9.5m, and is almost certainly going to do less than its predeccesor 'Man of Steel', which made around $660m, wheras 'Justice League' has made $614m. Finally the number 1 movie is again 'Coco', with $18.3m this weekend, and a worldwide total of $389m. The top 3 films seem to have cornered the market on crying audiences. 'Wonder' for the crying moms, 'Coco' the rest of the family, and 'Justice League', Warner Bros. Executives.

That's the report this week and here's the podcast: