This week’s report focuses on a handful of new releases slated to open on Friday, September 14.
Opening Weekend Range: $24 – 34 million
Fans of the franchise are eager to see what writer/director Shane Black (The Nice Guys, Iron Man 3, Lethal Weapon) can do with this latest revival of the series, the first since 2010’s Predators. What remains to be seen is how much mainstream interest can be generated over the next two months, particularly given the modest (relative to pre-release expectations) and front-loaded box office runs of Blade Runner 2049 and Alien: Covenant last year.
A Simple Favor
Opening Weekend Range: $11 – 19 million
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively headline this adaptation under the directorial wing of Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy). Interest and awareness beyond established readers of the source novel aren’t quite on the level of past fall releases like The Girl on the Train and may not pick up until closer to release, but this could be a solid counter-programmer to watch for given the lack of high profile, female-driven films on the calendar between now and then.
Unbroken: Path to Redemption
Opening Weekend Range: $2 – 4 million
Despite being a sequel to the successful 2014 film, there aren’t any high profile cast or crew connections carrying over to this sequel. Coming from distributor Pure Flix this time around, we’re expecting a run similar to their other titles for the time being.
White Boy Rick
Opening Weekend Range: $6 – 12 million
Early award season buzz is driving early optimism for Yann Demange’s crime drama based on a true story, with Matthew McConaughey’s presence being a notable asset leading up to release.
|Release Date||Title||3-Day Wide Opening||% Chg from Last Week||Domestic Total||% Chg from Last Week||Estimated Location Count||Distributor|
|7/27/2018||Mission: Impossible – Fallout||$65,000,000||3%||$200,000,000||4,000||Paramount|
|7/27/2018||Teen Titans Go! to the Movies||$15,500,000||-3%||$50,000,000||3,000||Warner Bros.|
|8/3/2018||Disney’s Christopher Robin||$30,000,000||-9%||$110,000,000||-9%||3,700||Disney|
|8/3/2018||The Darkest Minds||$9,000,000||$28,000,000||3,000||Fox|
|8/3/2018||The Spy Who Dumped Me||$16,500,000||-3%||$60,000,000||-5%||3,100||Lionsgate|
|8/10/2018||Dog Days||$4,500,000||NEW||$13,000,000||NEW||LD Entertainment|
|8/10/2018||The Meg||$14,000,000||$37,000,000||Warner Bros.|
|8/10/2018||Slender Man||$21,000,000||11%||$55,000,000||8%||Sony / Screen Gems|
|8/15/2018||Crazy Rich Asians||$13,000,000||$42,000,000||Warner Bros.|
|8/17/2018||Alpha||$8,500,000||$24,000,000||Sony / Studio 8|
|8/24/2018||The Happytime Murders||$16,000,000||-11%||$42,000,000||-11%||STX|
|8/31/2018||Kin||n/a||n/a||Lionsgate / Summit|
|8/31/2018||Searching (Expansion)||n/a||n/a||Sony / Screen Gems|
|9/7/2018||City of Lies||$7,000,000||NEW||$16,000,000||NEW||Global Road|
|9/7/2018||God Bless the Broken Road||n/a||n/a||Freestyle Releasing|
|9/7/2018||The Nun||$40,000,000||$96,000,000||Warner Bros. / New Line|
|9/14/2018||The Predator (2018)||$28,000,000||NEW||$65,000,000||NEW||Fox|
|9/14/2018||A Simple Favor||$14,000,000||NEW||$40,000,000||NEW||Lionsgate|
|9/14/2018||Unbroken: Path to Redemption||$2,000,000||NEW||$4,900,000||NEW||Pure Flix|
|9/14/2018||White Boy Rick||$7,500,000||NEW||$24,000,000||NEW||Sony / Studio 8|