Saturday Update: Paramount reports that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows bowed to an estimated $12.5 million on Friday, including Thursday night’s $2.0 million start. The overall first day take came in 51 percent below the film’s 2014 reboot predecessor (which opened to $25.6 million on opening day with an early August release). The studio notes that Shadows earned a solid “A-” Cinemascore, although audience sentiment is more modest this morning with a 63 percent Flixster score (nearly identical to the last film’s 64 percent after one day of release). The kiddie audience should drive business in the long run, but we continue to expect a more front-loaded run for this sequel. Boxoffice projects an opening weekend in first place of $32.5 million.
Warner Bros.’ Me Before You scored a strong $7.75 million opening day on Friday, coming in 41 percent stronger than The Longest Ride‘s first day ($5.51 million) in April of last year. The romantic drama adaptation should prove a strong choice for date night crowds in the coming weeks as the studio reports it received an “A” Cinemascore. Early audience reception is equally strong with an 85 percent Flixster score this morning. Look for an opening weekend around the $17.5 million mark.
X-Men: Apocalypse took third place yesterday with $6.55 million, down 75 percent from opening day last week and bringing its 8-day domestic cume to $100.7 million. That’s comparable to the 73.5 percent first Friday-to-Friday drop of its predecessor, Days of Future Past, but Apocalypse continues to trail that film’s pace by 27.5 percent (while leading 2011’s First Class by 24 percent). Boxoffice projects a $22.5 million sophomore weekend.
Alice Through the Looking Glass took in $3.155 million yesterday, down 67.5 percent from opening day last week. With $43.2 million in the bank through eight days, the sequel unfortunately continues to underwhelm after its predecessor’s massive blockbuster success six years ago. Look for a second frame around $10.5 million.
Meanwhile, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping debuted in a disappointing seventh place on Friday with $1.77 million. By comparison, that falls below the first day of Keanu ($3.44 million) and just ahead of MacGruber’s back in 2010 ($1.57 million). Boxoffice projects an opening weekend around $5 million.
|1||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows||$32,500,000||—||4,071||—||$7,983||$32,500,000||1||Paramount|
|3||Me Before You||$17,500,000||—||2,704||—||$6,472||$17,500,000||1||Warner Bros. / New Line|
|4||The Angry Birds Movie||$10,700,000||-43%||3,484||-448||$3,071||$87,602,726||3||Sony / Columbia|
|5||Alice Through the Looking Glass||$10,500,000||-61%||3,763||0||$2,790||$50,581,597||2||Disney|
|6||Captain America: Civil War||$8,200,000||-47%||3,084||-311||$2,659||$389,549,157||5||Disney|
|7||Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping||$5,000,000||—||2,311||—||$2,164||$5,000,000||1||Universal|
|8||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||$4,800,000||-49%||2,417||-999||$1,986||$48,660,225||3||Universal|
|9||The Jungle Book (2016)||$4,700,000||-34%||1,990||-533||$2,362||$347,922,661||8||Disney|
|10||The Nice Guys||$3,200,000||-51%||1,888||-977||$1,695||$28,800,850||3||Warner Bros.|
|11||Money Monster||$1,700,000||-61%||1,323||-992||$1,285||$38,139,410||4||Sony / TriStar|
|1||Love & Friendship||$2,300,000||-5%||819||326||$2,808||$7,182,374||4||Roadside / Amazon|
|3||The Darkness||$175,000||-75%||208||-796||$841||$10,410,807||4||High Top / BH Tilt|
|4||A Bigger Splash||$165,000||-59%||220||-158||$750||$1,728,530||5||Fox Searchlight|
|5||The Huntsman: Winter’s War||$145,000||-60%||167||-207||$868||$47,812,960||7||Universal|