9/03/2017

Box Office: Marvel's 'Inhumans', 'Tulip Fever' Bomb As Expected


I'm going to preface this for one reason and one reason only: both of the new releases this week, Marvel's Inhumans IMAX preview, and The Weinstein Company's oft-delayed, much-maligned Tulip Fever, bombed this week. Neither had any prospects whatsoever. You had to be off your rocker to pay $20 for Inhumans, a show that has looked awful and decidedly unworthy of IMAX, especially when it hits TV for free in a few weeks. With $1.5M over the weekend audiences wisely stayed away.

Tulip Fever (review) has been sitting on the shelf for a couple of years getting kicked down the release schedule before Weinstein dumped it this weekend. The star-studded period drama stars Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan (who has had a rough summer with Valerian flopping, too), Christopher Waltz, Judi Dench, Zach Galifianakis, and more, earned $1.2M at 765 locations.  It's worth noting that both movies were soundly beaten by a 40th anniversay re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind which hit $1.8M. This is one of the worst weekends of the last thirty years, capping one of the worst months in that timespan.

Now on to the show.

1. The Hitman's Bodyguard- $10.2M/$54.9M
When there isn't a single new release with over 1000 theaters, the leftovers remain strong. The Hitman's Bodyguard isn't even doing all that well, but three weeks at the top and $54M looks pretty good compared to everything else in August. To be fair, its hold remains virtually unchanged from last week, meaning those who wanted to see a movie this week chose it ahead of other options, and that speaks to the appeal of lead duo Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson.
2. Annabelle: Creation- $7.3M/$88.9M
3. Wind River- $5.8M/$18.2M
Wind River got a boost from an added 500 theaters for $5.8M and $18M overall. That's an excellent total for Taylor Sheridan's directorial debut, which stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. There's a good chance it'll surpass the Sheridan-scripted Oscar nominee Hell or High Water at this rate.
4. Leap!- $4.8M/$11.3M
5. Logan Lucky- $4.4M/$21.4M
6. Dunkirk- $4.1M/$178.7M
7. Spider-Man: Homecoming- $3.6M/$324M
8. The Emoji Movie- $2.4M/$80.3M
9. Despicable Me 3- $2.36M/$257.8M
You know it's bad when Despicable Me 3, which has been out for 10 weeks, jumps up 4 spots and gains 34% of audience. Crazy.
10. Girls Trip- $2.32M/$111.5M