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  1. Weekend 16–19/05/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum 31,789 – 31,789 1 2 Avengers: Endgame 11,482 -66.1% 515,204 4 3 Long Shot 7,202 – 7,202 1 4 Uglydolls 4,574 -16.6% 11,410 2 5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 3,388 -34.7% 117,711 6 6 Cliffs of Freedom 2,677 -62.7% 27,269 3 7 Un amour impossible [French–Belgian] 1,643 – 1,643 1 8 Missing Link 1,311 -18.4% 24,024 5 9 The Curse of La Llorona 956 -48.1% 43,728 5 10 Le Mystère Henri Pick [French–Belgian] 953 -52.0% 3,582 2 Sources: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-16-5-2019.html http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-john-wick-reaps-top-spot/ The 'John Wick' franchise has gone from better to good in a short space of time. Mimicking its American and overseas performance, the franchise started with a minuscule first chapter and exponential growth thereafter. One can only expect the fourth fiilm to expand further. Now it seems that 'John Wick 3' has the quality and word-of-mouth required to reach 100,000 admissions. It would need a much smaller multiplier than 'John Wick 2' to achieve this. John Wick Title National OW Release date Total admissions Multiple John Wick 6,300 Thu 26 Feb 15 14,823 2.35 John Wick: Chapter Two 14,335 Thu 16 Feb 17 58,919 4.11 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum 31,789 Thu 16 May 19 – – 'Endgame' settled for second place after three weekends on top. Despite another weekend in free-fall, the film has now crossed the 500K-admission mark. It has become the first film to achieve this since Greek film 'Worlds Apart' in January 2016. It is also the first non-local film since 'Skyfall' to reach 500K admissions. It is the fourth highest-grossing film of the last decade, behind the prior two films and 'What If...', a Greek film made by the same director as 'Worlds Apart'. It will probably beat 'What If...' (531,447 admissions) but has little to achieve in terms of milestones. It is still on its way to finish at 530–540K admissions. At the higher end, it would top 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' (539,622 admissions). Among films released in the modern era (data is incomplete but goes back to 1998), it would rank around 30th place. I know it's not what one would expect of a film contending to become the biggest film of all time worldwide, but given Greece's socio-economic situation, it is an amazing result. 'How to Train Your Dragon 3' just managed to surpass 'Dragon 2' but it may fall short the original film's 131,130-admission total. It will however top 'Kung Fu Panda 3' (123,831 admissions), saving it from the embarassment of ranking as the lowest-grossing animated threequel (among big Hollywood studios) – it will only rank second-to-last. Everything else does not deserve a special mention. The yearly box office is currently running 7% behind 2018. That is a significant improvement over the 15% year-to-year difference that existed before 'Endgame's' opening. Next week, 'Aladdin' will be hoping to beat 'John Wick' for first place. I am willing to bet that 'Aladdin' will open higher than this year's 'Dumbo' (35,181 admissions) and it will probably match or surpass 'Cinderella' and 'Maleficent' (both opened to ~45K admissions). We'll find out next week!
  2. EG can certainly out-gross Avatar. It's just has to stop dropping like a feather in a vacuum. I don't wanna get too emotionally invested in the possibility but it would be quite disappointing if it didn't get there after coming so close...
  3. The most times I've ever seen a film in the cinema is twice. I'd never watch a film 3 times at the cinema. That's way too much. But 12? That is insane.
  4. It was not part of its initial run. It was re-released. Everyone except biased BOM editors said so at the time (and even they basically admitted it by calling it a "relaunch").
  5. Weekend 09–12/05/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Avengers: Endgame 33,865 -68.4% 488,164 3 2 Cliffs of Freedom 7,169 -20.1% 20,241 2 3 Uglydolls 5,487 – 5,487 1 4 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 5,190 -60.9% 112,630 5 5 Le Mystère Henri Pick [French–Belgian] 1,986 – 1,986 1 6 The Curse of La Llorona 1,842 -46.0% 41,112 4 7 Missing Link 1,607 -69.4% 22,172 4 8 After 1,487 -66.4% 99,566 5 9 Euforia [Italian] 1,007 – 1,007 1 10 JT Leroy 944 – 944 1 Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4582/box-office-oi-ekdikites-stin-korufh-en-meso-tamiakhs-katarreusis http://flix.gr/news/box-office-9-5-2019.html 'Endgame' experienced a precipitous drop this weekend but it was nothing outside the ordinary. 'Civil War' had a similar drop on the weekend that followed the end of the Easter holidays (-69%). 'Endgame' will soon cross the half-a-million milestone in terms of admissions, which is a truly remarkable feat. It has already moved ahead of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (446,258 admissions) and 'Spectre' (487,347 admissions), to become the biggest non-local film since 'Skyfall'. Other films were so weak, that this weekend marked the third consecutive weekend that 'Endgame' commanded more than 50% of the market share. This market would be dead otherwise and I wonder if the summer will ever recover from now on. Cumulative weekend admissions reached 65,049, which was a record-low for the year by a large margin. The only other film that performed decently was 'Cliffs of Freedom', an American film that deals with the Greek War for Independence against the Ottoman Empire. It expanded from 43 to 67 screens and managed to retain a decent number of viewers compared to last weekend. 'After' will soon reach 100K admissions and 'Dragon 3' will overtake 'Dragon 2' by next Sunday.
  6. Top 20 Overseas Opening Weekends of All Time Ranking Film Gross (millions) 1 Avengers: Endgame $901.70 2 Avengers: Infinity War $601.50 3 The Fate of the Furious $457.52 4 Avengers: Age of Ultron $429.01 5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 $343.72 6 Star Wars: The Force Awakens $336.47 7 Fast and Furious 7 $333.76 8 Captain America: Civil War $331.20 9 Jurassic World $328.40 10 Iron Man 3 $314.57 11 Captain Marvel $307.11 12 Transformers: Age of Extinction $303.69 13 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $295.29 14 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $260.87 15 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $259.51 16 Marvel's the Avengers $259.08 17 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $256.50 18 Venom $254.55 19 Despicable Me 3 $252.46 20 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince $243.57 The weekend figure for each film is the sum of money it earned in each and every market up to its first Sunday in the particular market. The opening weekend in each market may have occurred at different points in time, which is why the number will not correspond to BOM numbers or figures found in the media, which only mention the money made in all markets on a specific weekend.
  7. It would have to drop more than 50% from now on. Which is not something I would bet on.
  8. Ent is right. For example, look at this chart from the United Kingdom. There's a break between Dec 28 and Jan 30. https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&country=UK&id=darkknight.htm Same with Mexico: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&country=MX&id=darkknight.htm Furthermore, IMDB calls them re-releases as well. Even the US re-release is called a re-release, because it was re-released in IMAX. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0468569/releaseinfo?ref_=tt_ql_dt_2 Regardless of the above, anyone who is even remotely cynical could tell that this was an excuse to push the film past the $1 billion mark, which it had clearly failed to reach, to the dismay of DC hardcore fans. By the way, I have nothing against the film. It's in my Top 5 favourite superhero films. But we can't just change our box-office standards for this film because we like it. It was a re-release. Period.
  9. Correct. Nope. That's not true. The Dark Knight did not reach $1 billion during its initial run. The Dark Knight was re-released in January 2009, because it was stuck at $997 million and WB used the Oscar noms as an excuse to re-launch it. https://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=2551&p=.htm The then-writers at BOM (Brandon Gray and Ray Subers) were so biased in favour of DC that they didn't wanna put the ^ symbol on the movie, which they put on other movies that have been re-released. They branded it a "re-expansion" instead.
  10. 7 years in fact. It was initially meant to come out in 2014. That's what I thought about the Dec 2020 date. Yet here we are...
  11. Can someone provide daily grosses for its first week? And if possible, for its second week too? Ideally, in a table of some form.
  12. True. In this sense, the two-billion-dollar films seem like outliers rather than films which will set a trend.
  13. Films that reached $2B during their initial run Title Days to $2B Opening day Reached $2B Avengers: Endgame 11 24/04/19 04/05/19 Avatar 46 16/12/09 30/01/10 Avengers: Infinity War 48 25/04/18 11/06/18 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 53 16/12/15 06/02/16 Avatar was the fourth film to reach $1B during its initial run. Endgame is the fourth film to reach $2B during its initial run. After Avatar, there was a decade that produced tens of billion-dollar films. Is this an indication that two-billion-dollar films are gonna become commoner from now on? Which will be the next two-billion-dollar film? Avatar 2? That's in 2.5 years from now. A lot could happen in the meantime. The most important factor that will determine the answer to these questions will be the extent of China's box office expansion, imo.
  14. Endgame reached earned $1B in ticket sales in record time – twice. It took 5 days to reach $1B. Then it took another 8 days to earn $1B more compared to where it was at the end of Sunday ( $1.224B ). It is now at $2.238B. 2.238-1.224=$1.014B. Unthinkable. Both numbers are better than the previous record, held by Infinity War, which took 11 days to reach $1B. Endgame has to out-gross Avatar cuz it's gonna drive me crazy if it doesn't, after all the records that it has been breaking so far. [EDIT] What's more, it only needed 11 days to reach $2B, which was the previous record for reaching $1B. How crazy is that?
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