|Top 10 Films: Weekend of 08/22/14|
|1||Guardians of the Gal||4||17.63||252|
|2||Teenage Mutant Ninja||3||16.80||146|
|3||If I Stay||1||16.36||16|
|4||Let’s Be Cops||2||11.00||45|
|5||When the Game Stands||1||9.00||9|
|7||Expendables 3, The||2||6.60||28|
|8||Frank Miller’s Sin C||1||6.48||6|
|10||Into the Storm||3||3.80||38|
The estimated gain over 2013 is approximately 9% for the weekend and that might climb a bit as November Man opens on 8/27 instead of Friday, 8/28. If we are to continue to make gains next week, we better see some strong holds on current films as the two openings, the aforementioned November Man and the traditional Labor Day horror film, As Above, So Below are not thought to have the chops to open in the upper echelons of box office glory next weekend.
9/5 looks even more pitiful with The Identical as the only looming opening compared with 2013’s Riddick which pulled a respectable (for the week after Labor Day) 19 Million for the weekend.
As is often the case there is some divergence of results in the opinion metrics of each of the past weekend’s three debuts. Most glaring is the Metacritic 4.7 user number versus the relatively typical other results.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (read more…)