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  1. Weekend 17–20/01/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Astérix: Le Secret de la Potion Magique [French] 38,030 – 38,030 1 2 Glass 30,946 – 30,946 1 3 Περιμένοντας τη Νονά (aka Waiting for the Godmother) [GR] 18,570 – 18,570 1 4 The Mule 17,493 -51.0% 123,083 3 5 Green Book 14,314 -19.4% 45,332 3 6 The Bach3lor 6,804 -58.1% 219,875 5 7 Mary Poppins Returns 4,299 -49.9% 149,103 5 8 Escape Room 4,076 -70.5% 55,790 3 9 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch 2,663 -62.4% 204,171 7 10 Ben Is Back 2,346 -63.7% 11,893 2 Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4360/box-office-o-asterix-kai-to-galatiko-xorio-epiasan-korufh http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-asterix-surprises-at-the-top/ This weekend's box office winner was a bit of a surprise. 'The Secret of the Magic Potion' scored the biggest opening for an animated 'Astérix' film in the last 2 decades (there have been 2 such films). However, it came under all 3 live-action 'Astérix' film in the same time period. It was nonetheless a decent victory for the Gallic hero, against 'Glass', the conclusion to M. Night Shyamalan's trilogy. The first film, 'Unbreakable', was released in 2001, a year for which there are very little data available. 'Split' was released exactly 2 years ago, but on half the number of screens (54 vs 102). Overall, there wasn't as much hype as the media had you thinking. Astérix films Title National OW Release date Total admissions Multiple Notes Astérix & Obélix : Mission Cléopâtre – Fri 1 Feb 02 348.265 – Live action Astérix et les Vikings 15,000 Thu 13 Apr 06 55,000 3.67 Animated, figures for Athens only Astérix aux jeux olympiques 110,200 Wed 30 Jan 08 442,561 4.02 Live action Astérix et Obélix : Au Service de Sa Majesté 41,021 Thu 18 Oct 12 140,505 3.43 Live action Astérix: Le domaine des dieux 31,822 Thu 25 Dec 14 114,381 3.59 Animated Astérix: Le Secret de la Potion Magique 38,030 Thu 17 Jan 19 – – Animated In 3rd place, yet another Greek comedy (with few exceptions) had lukewarm reception. Producers don't seem to realise what kind of comedies are successful and which ones aren't but with a lot of these Greek films being subsidised by the government, their commercial success is not of paramount importance I guess... Which brings us on to 'Bach3lor', which has undoubtedly been a success. Over the weekend, it managed to surpass 'Aegean S.O.S.' (219,411 admissions) to become 2018's biggest Greek film. It ranks 5th on the 2018 chart and is bound to reach 3rd place with a slim chance of beating 'The Nun' (239,595 admissions) for 2nd place. Despite scoring big numbers in its opening week, it quickly died down and is actually now having difficulties reaching its predecessor's total of 237,559 admissions. Only 3 weeks ago, I was contemplating the possibility of 400K-admission run, so that was quite underwhelming. 3rd place is not a bad place to be, however. Lower down the list, 'The Mule' became 2019's first 100K-admission film. 'Poppins 2' is still on its way to beat 'Black Panther' (153,120 admissions) to rank 14th among 2018 films. 'The Grinch' had another 60% drop and is quickly losing sight of 'Transylvania 3'. The only holdover in the Top 10 to not have a 50%+ drop was 'Green Book'. It was nominated for 5 Oscars a few days ago, which is bound to boost interest in the film. A 100K-admission total is not out of the question. 'Aquaman' (208,553 admissions) is now the 12th biggest superhero film (since 2003) and could break into the Top 10, if it beats 'Civil War' (215,155 admissions) and 'Deadpool' (217,382 admissions). 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (145,305 admissions) has beaten 'Fantastic Beasts 2' (144,696 admissions). Finally, 'Creed 2' has crossed 100K admissions and 'Ralph 2' (83,169 admissions) has beaten his predecessor (81,514 admissions).
  2. Weekend 10–13/01/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 The Mule 35,733 +6.9% 87,490 2 2 Green Book 17,749 +457.3% 22,077 2 3 The Bach3lor 16,236 -49.4% 203,890 3 4 Escape Room 13,835 -24.6% 42,774 2 5 Mary Poppins Returns 8,575 -53.9% 143,545 4 6 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch 7,090 -60.0% 200,778 6 7 Ben Is Back 6,459 – 6,459 1 8 Aquaman 6,323 -43.2% 202,931 5 9 Todos lo saben (aka Everybody Knows) [Spanish] 5,094 -56.1% 57,714 3 10 Wheely [Malaysian–Maldivian–Bruneian–Djiboutian] 4,253 -25.6% 11,066 2 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-10012019.html The box office took a big dip this weekend, in what has been a grim start to the month of January and to 2019 overall. But despite the big picture looking depressing, individual films have achieved their own (minor) successes. 'The Mule' enjoyed a second weekend on top following a 7% boost (!) from its opening. That rarely occurs outside the holiday period and is an indication of good word-of-mouth and rising popularity. Not unlike previous Academy Award contenders, it is headed for about 150K admissions. I can't help but compare with 'The Post', which also opened in early January and capped at 151K admissions. 'Green Book', another award contender, expanded from 2 to 38 screens nationwide. The rise in weekend admissions wasn't quite as close to 19-fold but it was good enough for a second place finish. Who knows where the movie could go from here? As for the Christmas-season holdovers, three of them crossed 200K admissions this weekend: 'The Bach3lor', 'The Grinch' and 'Aquaman'. Well done for them. It's the first time since 2013 that the holiday period produced at least three 200K-admission films, althouth, to be fair, 2016 was pretty close, with 'Roza of Smyrna' and 'La La Land' making it there, while 'Perfect Strangers' (199,516 admissions) barely missed the mark. 'Aquaman' will probably surpass 'Venom' and come close to 'Deadpool 2' (to see their exact grosses, click here), which means it could become the second-biggest superhero of the year behind – yes, you guessed it – 'Infinity War'. 'The Grinch' is the year's second-best animated film and, barring the sharp drop of this weekend, it could easily approach first place, currently held by – yes, you guessed it – 'Hotel Transylvania 3'. I think that, on balance of probabilities, it will get close but won't surpass it. 'The Bach3lor' is in second place for something too. That "something" is – yes, you guessed it – Greek films. 'Aegean S.O.S.' is not that far ahead, with 217K admissions, a number 'Bach3lor' is on course to surpass by as early as next weekend, depending on how it holds. The fourth major Christmas film, 'Mary Poppins 2', has also given a solid performance. It will soon move ahead of such films as 'Mission: Impossible 6', 'Fantastic Beasts 2', 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'Black Panther'. Depending on how well it holds, it could reach 160K admissions in total. Next weekend, three films will compete for the top spots: 'Perimenontas ti Nona' ('Waiting for the Godmother'), which is a Greek comedy, 'Astérix: Le Secret de la Potion Magique', which is a French animated film, and the most likely winner, 'Glass', a sequel to 'Unbreakable' and 'Split'.
  3. Guys, let's not overdo it. Yeah, it was successful, but making $1B, or even $1.1B, in 2019 is hardly spectacular. Aquaman will probably reach a peak rank of about 25th on the WW chart. 10 years ago, the 25th biggest film was 'Spider-Man 2' at $783.8M. While a very strong result, it is hardly anything ground-breaking. All-time WW chart in January 2009: https://web.archive.org/web/20090116175944/https://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/ It is, however, WB's first film to reach $1B since 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in January 2013 – a full 6 years ago. It never felt that long until I actually thought about it. Disney made the mistake of not releasing Solo on Christmas. The bitterness from 'Last Jedi' would have faded and WB would have never dared to set Aquaman against Han Solo. Well done for WB to grab the opportunity. Outside 2 DC films (Dark Knight Rises and Aquaman), WB has Hobbit #1 and HP7:P2. The Dark Knight reached $997M before being re-released, 6 months after its original release date, to cross the billion-dollar mark.
  4. 2018 OVERSEAS BOX OFFICE RESULTS BY STUDIO Studio Gross Market share Disney $4.233 14.2% WB $3.62 12.1% Universal $2.92 9.8% Fox $2.38 8.0% Sony $2.334 7.8% Paramount $0.975 3.3% Lionsgate $0.341 1.1% Total 2018 OS BO: $29.8B Grosses are in billions. Figures come from the Deadline article in the above post. Disney had its second best year (after 2016's $4.604B) and third best all time (Universal made $4.44B in 2015). WB had its best year (previous record was 2014's $3.17B) Universal had its 3rd best after 2015 and 2017 Fox had 3rd worst result since 2009 (2011 and 2013 were worse) Sony had 2nd best result ever (it made $2.66B in 2012) Paramount had 2nd worst result since 2009 (it made $847 million in 2016) Lionsgate had worst result since merging with Summit Entertainment (previous low: $710 million in 2017) These are the 10 biggest all-time yearly grosses for a single studio: Studio Gross (in billion $) Year Disney 4.60 2016 Universal 4.44 2015 Disney 4.23 2018 Disney 4.05 2017 Fox 3.73 2014 WB 3.63 2018 Disney 3.57 2015 Universal 3.44 2017 Paramount 3.20 2011 WB 3.17 2014 Biggest market share ever goes to Disney (2016): 16.8% – Second place goes to Universal (2015): 16.3% – (Distant) third goes to Fox (2014): 14.3%
  5. Weekend 03–06/01/2019 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 The Mule 33,416 – 33,416 1 2 The Bach3lor 32,059 -49.6% 171,739 2 3 Mary Poppins Returns 18,594 -45.0% 131,786 3 4 Escape Room 18,352 – 18,352 1 5 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch 17,709 -42.4% 190,631 5 6 Todos lo saben (aka Everybody Knows) [Spanish] 11,597 -39.3% 48,965 2 7 Aquaman 11,134 -50.2% 191,381 4 8 Wheely [Malaysian–Maldivian–Bruneian–Djiboutian] 5,716 – 5,716 1 9 Second Act 5,304 – 5,304 1 10 Vice 4,667 -41.6% 17,388 2 Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4342/box-office-to-baporaki-ekane-podariko-stin-korufh Continuing the low momentum of 2018's last few months, 2019 kicked off with the worst post-New Year weekend of the last decade. Cumulative admissions were at 180,344 admissions. 'The Bach3lor' experienced an unexpectedly large drop, falling behind the second weekend of 'Bachelor 2'. It also fell behind 'The Mule', which managed to earn the year's first weekend-box-office crown. If the threequel follows the same trajectory as its predecessor from now on, it will reach 242,000 admissions, which will only barely beat its predecessor's 238,000-admission total. 'The Mule' will certainly aim for a 100K-admission total. 'Mary Poppins 2' will probably settle for less than 200K admissions, but 'The Grinch' and 'Aquaman' will reach that milestone very soon.
  6. Weekend 27–30/12/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions by Sunday Monday-to-Wednesday Week 1 The Bach3lor 63,548 – 102,392 37,242 1 2 Mary Poppins Returns 33,836 +18.7% 92,632 20,650 2 3 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch 30,748 +25.5% 154,800 17,741 4 4 Aquaman 22,366 -33.3% 166,286 13,961 3 5 Todos lo saben (aka Everybody Knows) [Spanish] 19,094 – 27,755 9,613 1 6 Vice 7,997 – 7,997 4,724 1 7 Bumblebee 6,263 -29.2% 21,935 4,573 2 8 Croc-Blanc [French–Luxembourgish] 5,732 +42.9% 20,483 4,097 3 9 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 4,733 +3.2% 26,234 3,025 3 10 万引き家族 (aka Shoplifters) [Japanese] 2,934 -10.8% 27,682 1,972 4 Source: http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-larisa-beats-london/ The holiday period is well under way, which is why distributors and news outlets alike are not at all interested in reporting box office results. It took them 'til Thursday to publish the figures. 'The Bach3lor' achieved a massive opening and is bound to continue unabated into January. The opening was 74% higher than 'Bachelor 2'. If it continues on the same trajectory as its predecessor, it may even reach 400K admissions. Even if it falls short of these projections, the 363K-admission total of 'Infinity War', currently the year's best performance, is in jeopardy. 'Mary Poppins 2' crossed the 100K-admission milestone and is headed for 200K admissions in total, as is 'Aquaman'. 'The Grinch' is days away from surpassing 'Incredibles 2' to become the second-best animated film of the year. It should easily surpass 'Hotel Transylvania 3' to become the year's biggest. Using weekend admissions, my estimates suggest that the cumulative admissions for 2018 were 7-8% below 2012 and 2015-2017. They were only 3-4% above 2013 and 2014, which does not bode well. Ultimately, it seems like the year finished at about 9.2-9.6 million admissions, which is the third-lowest result of the last decade.
  7. Week of Thursday, 20 to Wednesday, 26 December 2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions by Sunday Christmas Day Monday-to-Wednesday Week 1 Aquaman 33,509 -37.8% 121,606 11,378 22,285 2 2 Mary Poppins Returns 28,502 – 28,502 17,958 30,294 1 3 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch 24,491 -14.7% 98,767 15,137 25,254 3 4 Bumblebee 8,851 – 8,851 3,690 6,821 1 5 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 4,586 -46.4% 17,676 2,338 3,825 2 6 Creed II 4,231 -41.2% 97,028 – 1,591 4 7 Croc-Blanc [French–Luxembourgish] 4,011 -23.9% 10,728 2,683 4,018 2 8 万引き家族 (aka Shoplifters) [Japanese] 3,288 -37.5% 22,048 1,619 2,625 3 9 Αιγαίο SOS (Aegean S.O.S.) [GR] 3,200 -29.5% 207,291 – 2,307 6 10 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 2,835 +96.9% 108,605 – 463 8 – The Bach3lor [GR] – – – 15,274 38,875 0 – Todos lo saben (aka Everybody Knows) [Spanish] – – – 3,246 8,661 0 Source: http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-aquaman-stays-on-top/ Last weekend was not very impressive at all. It sold 129,062 admissions, managing to barely surpass last year's 126,373 admissions. However, since Christmas Day fell on a Tuesday, the weekdays were unusually busy. 'Aquaman' remained the top grosser of the weekend with a very strong hold for a superhero film. It turns out that Christmas can boost earnings whether or not the film is strictly speaking a "Christmas film" or a "family film". However, this year's Christmas frame had a number of films vying for the top spot. While 'Aquaman' topped the weekend, 'The Bach3lor', the threequel to a very successful Greek comedy franchise, topped the weekday frame (Monday-to-Wednesday), which includes two public holidays (Christmas Day and December 26th). The film managed to do this despite opening on December 25th, essentially having only two days of play instead of three. Further complicating things, 'Mary Poppins Returns' managed to beat 'Aquaman' during the above 7-day period, selling 58,796 admissions compared with 'Aquaman's' 55,794 admissions. It also topped the box office on Christmas Day. One week, three winners. 'Aquaman' will very likely reach 200,000 admissions and will give 'Deadpool 2' a run for its money. 'Mary Poppins Returns' should be able to reach 150,000 admissions by the end of its run. 'The Bach3lor' is looking to become the most successful film of the franchise as yet. The original opened to 23,913 admissions in early December 2016 and enjoyed a 4x mulitplier that pushed it to 101,623 admissions. The sequel opened on Christmas Day 2017 and sold 32,806 admissions over 3 days. The threequel has sold more than either film in only 2 days. The sequel scored a 237,559-admission total, becoming the highest-grossing Greek film of 2017. Unless there are any bitter surprises, 'The Bach3lor' should go far past that number. It can easily become the second biggest film of 2018, beating 'The Nun's' 239,595-admission tally. For an apples-to-apples comparison, 'Bachelor 2' sold 19,900 admissions on its first 2 days (December 25-26). If the trajectory of 'The Bach3lor' remains the same, its final total will reach 464,000 admissions. Things will become clearer after next weekend, but even if the threequel is more frontloaded (quite probable), it could still surpass 300,000 admissions and give 'Avengers: Infinity War' a run for its money. The Marvel-ous supersequel has been a loner on the top since May, owing its possession of the year's throne to the momentous sum of 363,402 admissions. Apart from this diverse trio of films, 'The Grinch' also managed to steal its fair share of Christmas booty. It has surpassed 100K admissions and may very well top 200K admissions by the end of the holiday period (January 7). It cannot claim the #1 spot like any of the above films but it managed to surpass the weekend winner, 'Aquaman', during the weekdays, thanks to a strong tally on Christmas Day. Lower down on the charts, 'Bumblebee' was the dud that everyone expected, with an opening frame that was slightly more than half of 'Transformers 5' opening, which was the lowest-selling 'Transformers' film. Spanish film 'Todos lo saben' scored the fifth best Mon-to-Wed tally (it opened on Tuesday), ahead of 'Bumblebee'. It should move ahead of it next weekend. In the meantime, Sony is probably not at all happy about 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse', but then again why would they have ever expected this to be a hit? 'Creed II' is days away from topping 100K admissions, which was my original prediction. 'Aegean S.O.S.' is headed for a 220K-admission finish. Last but not least, the 'Nutcracker' spent one final weekend in the Top 10, thanks to certain schools arranging trips to the cinema on the Thrusday and Friday before Christmas (these two days held the lion share of the weekend tally).
  8. Weekend 13–16/12/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Aquaman 53,858 – 53,858 1 2 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch 28,720 -10.4% 67,800 2 3 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 8,552 – 10,555 1 4 Creed II 7,199 -59.1% 87,935 3 5 Croc-Blanc [French–Luxembourgish] 5,274 – 5,274 1 6 万引き家族 (aka Shoplifters) [Japanese] 5,260 -28.7% 16,659 2 7 Αιγαίο SOS (Aegean S.O.S.) [GR] 4,539 -50.0% 201,079 5 8 Ralph Breaks the Internet 4,477 -54.6% 73,850 4 9 Mortal Engines 3,220 -68.0% 20,646 2 10 Kursk [English-language French–Belgian] 3,117 -62.1% 16,114 2 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-061218.html With an opening that achieved a solid result, 'Aquaman' confirmed its expected popularity, although it was nothing exceptional. 'Aquaman' should probably have a higher multiple than expected of superhero films, since it opened so close to Christmas. A 150K-admission is guaranteed, while 200K admissions is certainly within reach. Here is a table with a selection of relevant superhero films: Aquaman comps Title Opening weekend Total Release date Multiple Deadpool 2 82,773 221,147 17/05/18 2.67 Deadpool 77,774 217,832 18/02/16 2.80 Venom 66,795 206,763 04/10/18 3.10 Justice League 62,658 158,596 16/11/17 2.53 Suicide Squad 61,555 207,982 25/08/16 3.38 Logan 55,871 189,928 02/03/17 3.40 Aquaman 53,858 13/12/18 Man of Steel 44,904 130,000 20/06/13 2.90 Black Panther 41,104 153,120 15/02/18 3.73 Wonder Woman 38,618 125,196 08/06/17 3.24 'The Grinch' had a very strong sophomore hold, clearly unaffected by the animated 'Spider-Man' film, which tanked. The 2,000 admissions sold in previews are not enough to save face. Japanese drama film 'Shoplifters' also had an impressice hold, after expanding from 9 to 12 screens nationwide. Other holdovers dropped at least 50%. 'Creed II' will soon reach 100K admissions. 'Ralph 2' seems to be losing sight of that milestone. 'Aegean S.O.S.' has crossed 200K admissions, on its way to a 215K-admission total. At 140,000 admissions, the weekend box office was much lower than the same time last year, when 'The Last Jedi' made its way into theaters. This coming Thursday, 'Bumblebee' and 'Mary Poppins 2' are hoping to further reinvigorate the box office ahead of the holiday period, which lasts from Christmas to January 7 (for schools and universities).
  9. Weekend 06–09/12/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch 32,049 – 32,049 1 2 Creed II 17,617 -41.7% 69,292 2 3 Mortal Engines 10,072 – 10,072 1 4 Ralph Breaks the Internet 9,869 -58.2% 68,248 3 5 Αιγαίο SOS (Aegean S.O.S.) [GR] 9,073 -54.9% 191,592 4 6 Kursk [English-language French–Belgian] 8,225 – 8,225 1 7 万引き家族 (aka Shoplifters) [Japanese] 7,379 – 7,379 1 8 The Possession of Hannah Grace 5,265 -62.3% 30,083 2 9 Robin Hood (2018) 4,465 -61.6% 23,519 2 10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 4,118 -57.7% 139,118 4 Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4304/box-office-stolizoume-xristougenniatiko-dentro-parea-me-ton-grinch This weekend produced middling results. Total admissions reached 131,701. 'The Grinch' stole the weekend, although other films in the coming weeks are looking to steal Christmas as well. It had a decent opening for a story that is not very well known in Greece. Animated films with big multiples (6x or higher) usually open a bit closer to Christmas. One notable exception is 'Finding Nemo', which enjoyed a 7.5x multiple after opening on December 5, 2003. Given that the animated 'Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse' opens next weekend, 'The Grinch' has a few things to be concerned about. However, a 5x mutliplier seems reasonable, sending it to a 160K-admission total – a solid result. 'Creed II' had the best hold of the Top 10 and has already matched its predecessor's total. Even if it is hit by the arrival of 'Aquaman' next weekend, it still looks poised to reach the 100K-admission milestone. 'Ralph 2' took a significant blow due to 'The Grinch' but should manage to hold well from now and into the lucrative Christmas break. 100K admissions remains a likely outcome, albeit a bit disappointing. 'Aegean S.O.S.' had a sharper drop than previous weekends but is still on its way to about 220K admissions. Japanese film 'Shoplifters' had an impressive 820-admission per-screen average. 'Fantastic Beasts 2's' total will probably be less than its predecessor and less than half of the lowest-grossing 'Potter' film, 'Half-Blood Prince' (312,800 admissions). This Thursday, 'Aquaman' looks to reign at the box office although I don't think it will do as well as 'Venom' or 'Suicide Squad', i.e. 60K+ admissions. My bet is that it will perform similarly to 'Wonder Woman' which scored a 38,618-admission opening.
  10. Weekend 29/11–02/12/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Creed II 30,216 – 30,216 1 2 Ralph Breaks the Internet 23,595 -12.9% 55,492 2 3 Αιγαίο SOS (Aegean S.O.S.) [GR] 20,114 -41.8% 171,617 3 4 The Possession of Hannah Grace 13,949 – 13,949 1 5 Robin Hood (2018) 11,640 – 11,640 1 6 Widows 11,572 -51.1% 50,646 2 7 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 9,729 -53.3% 128,939 3 8 Bohemian Rhapsody 5,371 -43.2% 129,595 5 9 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 5,331 -28.7% 98,296 5 10 The Happy Prince 5,130 – 5,130 1 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-29112018.html http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-creed-ii-gets-top-spot-easily/ This is the 8th weekend in a row that has sold fewer admissions than the same time last year (146,982 vs 148,789). However, it is the closest of the last 8 weekends to match last year's performance [sigh of relief...]. 'Creed II' has successfully built on its predecessor's positive audience appraisal and achieved a 46% increase over the original's 20,744-admission opening. That film's total reached 70,228 admissions, which 'Creed II' should easily match. If 'Creed II' matches the trajectory of its predecessor, it should manage to scrape past 100K admissions (an identical multiplier means about 102,300 admissions). 'Ralph 2' is also doing very well. The original's second weekend was at the height of the holiday period and saw a drop of 31%. Its total by that time was 52,655 admissions. 'Ralph 2' has successfully outrun its predecessor and should be able to continue doing so. Even if hit by the arrival of the 'Grinch', it should still manage to do well throughout the holiday period. 'Aegean S.O.S.' should easily reach the 200K-admission milestone. With 40-45% drops from now on, it should be able to reach 220–230K admissions. If it does better, it may even have a shot at taking this year's second place from 'The Nun' (239,595 admissions). As for other newcomers, the situation was unremarkable. 'Hannah Grace' passed unnoticed as did 'Robin Hood', which opened to less than 20% of the last 'Robin Hood', the one starring Russell Crowe, which opened to 60,430 admissions in 2010 and ended with 162,380 admissions. The highest per-screen average of the Top 10 was achieved by 'The Happy Prince' (428 admissions), which remains nevertheless an indifferent statistic. 'Fantastic Beasts 2' continued its precipitous fall. The gap between it and its predecessor has increased, with the sequel's total trailing the original by 13K admissions. The sequel's 3rd weekend was also lower by 1,800 admissions. In fact, 'Bohemian Rhapsody', which has been enjoying very impressive holds, may even achieve a higher total than 'Fatnastic Beasts 2'. It has further cemented its lead over the 'Nutcracker, which has nevertheless done very well too. The latter is heading for a total around 110K admissions, which is far better (all things considered) than North America's dismal $50M tally. Finally, 'Widows' had a big drop but has already achieved a decent total for a heist film. It has beaten other recent heist films, such as 'Den of Thieves', 'Baby Driver' and 'Logan Lucky'. It has a long way to go though before approaching 'Ocean's 8' (113K admissions), 'Now You See Me' (101K admissions) or 'Tower Heist' (89K admissions).
  11. UPDATED TOTALS: NA: $678.8M OS: $1,368.9M China: $377.6M OS - China: $991.3M Worldwide total: $2,047.7M https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=main&id=marvel0518.htm
  12. Indeed, 'Hotel Transylvania 3' has reached an impressive total with good legs. Its mutliple is the 6th biggest despite the fact that it ranks 17th on the all-time chart. Biggest animated films (since 2003) Ranking Title Total admissions Multiple 1 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 384,829 4.79 2 Ice Age: The Meltdown 346,500* 3.73 3 Finding Nemo 340,731 7.47 4 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 323,607 6.43 5 Ratatouille 312,019 4.46 6 Inside Out 310,104 4.94 7 Despicable Me 3 308,997 3.75 8 Ice Age: Continental Drift 305,445 4.50 9 Happy Feet 295,500 5.17 10 Finding Dory 295,338 3.27 11 Minions 290,513 3.17 12 The Smurfs 283,010 3.95 13 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 256,200 4.45 14 Frozen 249,028** 8.32 15 Tangled 232,381 3.01 16 Puss in Boots 231,102 12.29 17 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 228,078 5.11 18 Despicable Me 2 216,137 4.73 19 Ice Age: Collision Course 214,994 3.56 20 Up 211,570 3.71 *My estimate. The total is almost certainly between 335,000 and 355,000 admissions **Other sources put it 234,000 admissions. Below there is a list of films that grossed more than 'Transylvania 3' since 2010, which is approximately when the crisis started. Surprisingly enough, 13 of the Top 20 were released after the crisis. This does not include any in the Top 5, all of which were released between 2003 and 2009. Biggest animated films (since 2010) Ranking Title Total admissions 1 Inside Out 310,104 2 Despicable Me 3 308,997 3 Ice Age: Continental Drift 305,445 4 Finding Dory 295,338 5 Minions 290,513 6 The Smurfs 283,010 7 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 256,200 8 Frozen 249,028 9 Tangled 232,381 10 Puss in Boots 231,102 11 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 228,078 I will also remind that the 'Transylvania 3' did much better than other high-profile animated threequels, such as 'Toy Story 3' (202,242 admissions), 'Shrek the Third' (181,250 admissions) and 'Kung Fu Panda 3' (123,831 admissions).
  13. Weekend 22–25/11/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Αιγαίο SOS (Aegean S.O.S.) [GR] 34,577 -44.5% 130,552 2 2 Ralph Breaks the Internet 27,086 – 27,086 1 3 Widows 23,674 – 23,674 1 4 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 20,821 -61.3% 107,082 2 5 Bohemian Rhapsody 9,460 -37.3% 118,698 4 6 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 7,479 -55.8% 91,920 4 7 Dogman [Italian] 2,976 – 2,976 1 8 Zimna wojna (Cold War) [Polish–French–British] 2,076 -49.5% 41,330 5 9 A Wizard's Tale (aka Here Comes the Grump) 1,988 -66.5% 32,403 5 10 Girl [Belgian] 1,786 -50.7% 7,116 2 Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4281/box-office-aigaio-sos-kai-to-gelio-sunexizei-na-antixei-stis-ai8ouses The weekend saw a big drop from last week, as happened same time last year. Total admissions were at 139,562. Overall, November has disappointed significantly, as did October. Greek film 'Aegean S.O.S.' led the pack once again with a respectable drop which puts it on a comfortable path to the 200K-admission milestone. 'Wreck-It Ralph 2' managed a decent opening for a WDAS film – on par with 'Frozen' and 'Zootopia' and ahead of 'Big Hero 6' and 'Moana'. Its predecessor had opened to 18,690 admissions in late December 2012. Including Tuesday and Wednesday previews, that film had reached 29,865 admissions by its first Sunday. This puts it slightly ahead of the sequel at the same point in its run. However, 'Ralph 2' should be able to capitalise on the upcoming holiday period, as long as Universal's 'The Grinch' doesn't take away too much attention in 2 weeks time. The original's total should be an easy target for the sequel. There is some unclarity as to what the total actually is. Grand Magazine has charts going back to 2012 which show the film reached 81,500 admissions (http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/1656/elliniko-box-office). However, their article for this week says 88,000 admissions. The Lumière database says 101,676 admissions (http://lumiere.obs.coe.int/web/film_info/?id=40177). Free Cinema claims the original made roughly 80K admissions, which would be consistent with Grand Magazine's weekly charts. However, even the higher number is within the likely range for the sequel. I am expecting it to sell at least 100K admissions. Among other openers, 'Widows' performed decently for a crime thriller but what really matters is if it can hold on in the long run. Among holdovers, 'Fantastic Beasts 2' dropped more heavily than its predecessor and is trailing it by 9K admissions. The declining trend is unlikely to be overcome. The relative ranking of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and the 'Nutcracker' reversed once again. The Queens biopic has cemented its lead which is unlikely to reverse. It remains on course for about 150K admissions. The 'Nutcracker' will certainly reach the 100K-admission milestone but it was hit hard by the arrival of 'Ralph 2' and will probably not make it further than 110K admissions. Below the Top 10, both 'Smallfoot' and 'A Star Is Born' will miss 100K admissions. 'Hotel Transylvania 3' is at 228,078 admissions but will not overtake 'The Nun', which ended its run at 239,595 admissions. 'Venom' fell harder than expected and will finish at 207K admissions, which is still makes for a very susccessful run. The 11-month total of the year has fallen far behind the previous 3-year average and also behind 2012 by 5.4%. It is still 7% ahead 2013 and 2014 so it looks like the yearly total will reach about 9.5 million admissions, with the possibility of a 10-million-admission finish looking less and less likely...
  14. I don't think it's wrong. They have updated the article and they explain the methodolgy. They use historical rates. They look at the markets that FB2 opened in and they find the corresponding openings of FB in the same markets (regardless of whether they occurred on the same or different weekends) and they add them up. "The opening in 79 overseas markets is within the range that we were seeing ahead of the bow and surpasses the start of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them by 2.7% when using historical rates on the previous movie."
  15. Hi Ed Raven, Nice to see a new member join the forum. I am the thread manager for the Italian and the Greek thread. Omni is the main one who keeps us informed about the Italian box office with his most appreciated posts.
  16. Weekend 15–18/11/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Αιγαίο SOS (Aegean SOS) [GR] 62,290 – 62,290 1 2 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald 53,837 – 60,072 1 3 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 16,929 -24.6% 81,886 3 4 Bohemian Rhapsody 15,084 -35.1% 101,361 3 5 The Girl in the Spider’s Web 6,867 -64.0% 38,522 2 6 A Wizard's Tale (aka Here Comes the Grump) 5,930 -8.9% 30,083 4 7 Zimna wojna (Cold War) [Polish–French–British] 4,114 -25.8% 37,825 5 8 Smallfoot 3,682 -11.2% 87,601 8 9 Girl [Belgian] 3,623 – 3,623 1 10 Las herederas [Paraguayan] 2,827 – 2,827 1 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-15112018.html [UPDATED:] Two high-profile titles competed last weekend for the top spot, one Greek and one Hollywood. The prior, a comedy, managed to prevail in a fairly close but decisive race. It has scored the best opening for a Greek comedy in the last 7 years, since 'The Island 2', which opened to about 86,000 admissions in December 2011. However, it would be more appropriate to compare 'Aegean SOS' to 'Loufa kai Parallagi: Sirens at Land' which opened in October 2011 to 68,098 admissions and finished with 154,911 admissions. That would be a rather disappointing total for 'Aegean SOS', representing a mere 2.5x mutliplier. It will almost definitely sell more than that amount. Don't expect it though to be the biggest Greek film of the year – that honor will probably go to 'Bachelor 3', which swarms theaters on Christmas day. On other hand, 'Fantastic Beasts 2' dropped a small 7.5% from its predecessor over the traditional 4-day weekend. This is smaller than the 16.4% drop in NA. The drop was offset by the Tuesday previews which pushed the film's opening frame past 60K admissions. The original ended its run at 161,466 admissions, a total that is being aimed for by this second instalment as well. Lower down, the tight race between 'Nutcracker' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' continues. Their relative ranking reverted for a second weekend, with the prior selling about 1,800 admissions more during the weekend. However, the latter has actually managed to sell 20,000 admissions more in total since it has been earning a lot more during weekdays. Thanks to this, it has crossed the 100K-admission milestone. Their final tallies remain unpredictable since we cannot know for sure if their exceptional holds will continue. If 'Bohemian Rhapsody' drops 35% every weekend from now on, it should reach 150K admissions. If the 'Nutcracker' drops 25% every weekend from now on, it should reach 140K admissions. Both numbers seem slightly too optimistic though. In other news, 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' plummeted and can officially be declared a dud. 'Smallfoot', on the contrary, is headed slowly and steadily towards the 100K-admission milestone. Thanks to two big openers and a long list of strong holds, this weekend sold 187,141 admissions, which is the third biggest weekend of the year (and the biggest outside early January). It remains nevertheless quieter than the same weekend last year. Check the 2018's Top 10 chart by clicking here.
  17. Weekend 08–11/11/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Bohemian Rhapsody 23,243 -16.2% 71,820 2 2 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 22,467 -20.2% 61,259 2 3 The Girl in the Spider’s Web 19,062 – 19,062 1 4 A Wizard's Tale (aka Here Comes the Grump) 6,508 -3.5% 23,749 3 5 Zimna wojna (Cold War) [Polish–French–British] 5,542 -28.3% 31,223 4 6 Halloween 5,415 -63.8% 75,993 3 7 Overlord 4,752 – 4,752 1 8 Smallfoot 4,146 -3.1% 83,510 7 9 Hunter Killer 3,617 -50.9% 34,186 3 10 Museo [Mexican] 3,605 – 3,605 1 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-08112018.html This weekend was really bad news for the box office. We are approaching the holidays yet the box office has not picked up at all. Cumulative admissions were at about 110,000. The average of the same weekend over last 5 years was 158,000 admissions. The lowest a November weekend ever got in the last 5 years was 122,000 admissions. This weekend has established a new low, mostly due to the the failure of 'The Girl in the Spider's Web', which opened 62% lower than its predecessor. Other openers also disappointed. In the meantime, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' out-performed 'The Nutcracker' over the last 7 days, but mostly during weekdays. The weekend numbers were very close, with only a 776-admission difference. This was not as close as last weekend's photo finish between the same two films (424 admissions). They are the only two films of the last 8 years to have achieved a photo finish twice between themselves. Animated films ('A Wizard's Tale', 'Smallfoot') had the best holds. The latter will get close, and could surpass, 100K admissions, as will 'A Star Is Born' which is now near 90K admissions. 'Halloween' had a steep drop which makes it safe to say that it will miss the aforementioned milestone. Next weekend, everyone is praying for a wind of change in the box office, as the 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise releases its second film. The first one opened to 58,176 admissions. Anything less than 45,000 admissions for the second one is bound to set off many alarm bells across the industry.
  18. Weekend 01–04/11/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 28,168 – 28,168 1 2 Bohemian Rhapsody 27,744 – 27,744 1 3 Halloween 14,968 -43.1% 61,601 2 4 Zimna wojna (Cold War) [Polish–French–British] 7,728 -17.0% 22,255 3 5 Hunter Killer 7,365 -28.4% 25,264 2 6 A Wizard's Tale (aka Here Comes the Grump) 6,741 -19.3% 16,116 2 7 Smallfoot 4,279 -27.0% 78,619 6 8 A Star Is Born 4,150 -19.4% 84,475 5 9 Venom 3,657 -46.3% 201,086 5 10 First Man 3,380 -62.6% 45,037 3 Source: http://www.grandmagazine.gr/ngine/article/4255/box-office-monomaxia-karuo8rausti-kai-rapsodias-gia-tin-korufh http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-they-rocked-you/ The box office has still not escaped the doldrums. Last year, each November weekend saw one film open to about 60K admissions. This time it took the combined admissions of two openers to approach that number. In total, 123,684 admissions were sold at the box office this weekend. The race between 'Nutcracker' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was quite tight. The latter was ahead on Thursday (5,636 admissions) and Friday (5,048 admissions) but the prior managed to sell enough over Saturday (12,126 admissions) and Sunday (11,496 admissions) to make up the difference. The 'Nutcracker' fared much better than the majority of recent Disney fantasy live-action films. However, it was far off from any of the high-profile ones such as 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'Maleficent' or 'Cinderella': Fantasy live-action by Disney (since 2008) Title Opening weekend Release date Total Multiple Alice in Wonderland 83,183 Thu 4 Mar 10 243,710 2.93 Beauty and the Beast 57,900 Thu 16 Mar 17 183,750 3.17 Maleficent 45,705 Thu 29 May 14 164,394 3.60 Cinderella 44,917 Thu 12 Mar 15 138,850 3.09 Into the Woods 31,788 Thu 1 Jan 15 77,196 2.43 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 28,168 Thu 1 Nov 18 – – Oz the Great and Powerful 21,936 Thu 7 Mar 13 80,104 3.65 The Jungle Book 20,488 Thu 21 Apr 16 83,007 4.05 Disney’s Christopher Robin 14,174 Thu 6 Sep 18 33,624 2.37 Alice Through the Looking Glass 13,083 Thu 26 May 16 35,538 2.72 The BFG 11,951 Thu 30 Jun 16 33,588 2.81 Pete's Dragon 11,240 Thu 20 Oct 16 43,294 3.85 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has fared quite well for a music biopic. It has far outgrossed films like 'Ray' (2005) and 'Walk the Line' (2006). 'Straight Outta Compton' was not even released in theaters. It has also done well compared to 'A Star Is Born', which opened a month ago to 18,542 admissions and has had incredible legs, having reached 84K admissions in pursuit of the 100K-admission milestone. A wide range of holdovers had small drops, the best being 'Cold War', whose total nevertheless remains insignificant. One exception is 'First Man', which topped the box office 2 weeks ago but has had sharp drops since then. 'Venom' has made it to 200K admissions and is headed for 210-215K admissions by the end of its run – right around 'Deadpool' and 'Civil War' numbers. Next week, 'The Girl in the Spider's Web', the sequel to 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', will be released. The original opened to 49,810 admissions and finished its run with 192,799 admissions. Let's see if the sequel can revitalize the box office.
  19. Do you guys think Incredibles 2 will out-gross Hotel Transylvania 3?
  20. Weekend 25–28/10/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Halloween 26,321 – 26,321 1 2 Hunter Killer 10,291 – 10,291 1 3 Zimna wojna (Cold War) [Polish–French–British] 9,315 – 10,483 1 4 First Man 9,039 -53.5% 35,923 2 5 A Wizard's Tale (aka Here Comes the Grump) 8,351 – 8,351 1 6 Venom 6,816 -52.8% 193,744 4 7 Smallfoot 5,863 -32.7% 73,510 5 8 King of Thieves 5,627 – 5,627 1 9 A Star Is Born 5,151 -36.8% 77,278 4 10 Peppermint 3,356 -59.8% 18,271 2 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-25102018.html In Greece, 'Halloween' was far from the sizzling success it achieved in American cinemas. It opened far worse than any film of the 'Conjuring' franchise but it was on par with 'The Meg' from earlier this year. It also opened better than previous instalments of the 'Halloween' franchise, such as 'Halloween' (2007), which sold 6,700 admissions in Athens, and 'Halloween II' (2009), which sold 5,500 admissions in Athens. 'Hunter Killer' was the only other film to open above 10K admissions, although 'Cold War' made it past said mark when including last weekend's previews. 'Venom' will devour 200K admissions as early as next weekend. 'Smallfoot' scored the best hold of the Top 10. Overall, it was another very quiet weekend, despite the national holiday. October tanked and so 2018 has fallen further behind 2017, 2016 and 2015. It is now trailing 2012 too, by 1.3%, and, without a 'Bond' sequel, a 'Hobbit' film or a 'Star Wars' film, 2018 is on a trajectory that will most likely miss 10 million admissions.
  21. Weekend 19–22/10/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 First Man 19,439 – 19,439 1 2 Venom 14,428 -59.1% 179,227 3 3 Smallfoot 8,710 -31.7% 66,761 4 4 Peppermint 8,345 – 8,345 1 5 A Star Is Born 8,145 -51.7% 67,554 3 6 Bad Times at the El Royale 7,990 – 7,990 1 7 Alpha 4,367 -56.7% 19,559 2 8 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 4,048 -5.7% 219,988 15 9 The Old Man & the Gun 2,817 -65.9% 32,461 3 10 Colette 2,658 -53.2% 11,207 2 Sources: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-18102018.html http://freecinema.gr/greek-box-office-first-man-is-actually-first/ The box office continued its downward trend typical of any period that follows a big opening. It barely scored six digits, with 100,242 admissions. However, 'Venom', did not manage to retain its lead. 'First Man' was ...first. Overall, it is still an unimpressive opening and quite low for a first-place finish (although far from the lowest). Holdovers like 'Venom', 'A Star Is Born' and 'Man & Gun' plummeted. However, animated films did well. 'Transylvania 3' is making history, having spent 15 consecutive weekends in the Top 10. I don't have data about films that may have achieved this in the past. I'll try to see if there are any. 'Smallfoot' is also climbing the ranks slowly and is still in pursuit of the 100K-admissions milestone. It will need 20% drops from now on, although next week's holiday may boost it: schools are closed on Friday due to a national holiday.
  22. I didn't know where else to put this comment so here it goes: Back in August I predicted that Disney films that are now in play would push the studio's yearly total to $6.4B WW. It has actually reached $6.55B WW so far. It will comfortably surpass Universal's $6.9B gross (2015) for second-best. Disney currently holds the worldwide record with $7.6B. Three films remain: Nutcracker, Ralph 2 and Poppins 2. It looks like it can make about $1B from these three by the end of 2018 (NB: not from the three films in total, but only by the end of 2018). Making that into a range: $0.8–1.15B leads to a projected total of $7.35–7.7B. At the higher end of that range, Disney still has chances of breaking its own all-time record. The likelihood of this will become clearer as we approach the end of the year.
  23. Weekend 11–14/10/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Venom 35,306 -47.1% 145,600 2 2 A Star Is Born 16,857 -9.1% 49,846 2 3 Smallfoot 12,756 -13.4% 56,445 3 4 Alpha 10,092 – 10,092 1 5 The Old Man & the Gun 8,260 -28.9% 26,603 2 6 Colette 5,684 – 5,684 1 7 Down a Dark Hall 4,660 – 4,660 1 8 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 4,294 +2.5% 215,689 14 9 The House that Jack Built [English-language Danish–French–German–Swedish] 3,967 – 3,967 1 10 Blinky Bill the Movie 3,124 +7.8% 6,481 2 Source: http://flix.gr/news/box-office-11102018.html The weekend saw the top triad remain the same as last weekend. Openers were weak, while holdovers exhibited rare stamina. Starting with the weekend's winner, 'Venom' comfortably retained its lead. What was unexpected though was its solid 47% drop. That was in the same league as 'Marvel's the Avengers' and 'Wonder Woman'. All superhero films that dropped less than 50% on their sophomore frame had a multiplier of at least 3.2x. That would send 'Venom' to a 214K-admission total – good for the year's 5th place. Anything higher than that could push it past 'Deadpool 2' to rank as the second-best superhero film of the year, behind 'Infinity War'. Not bad at all. 'A Star is Born' stayed in second place and held spectacularly well. Can it top 100K admissions? It undoubtedly will if drops stay this small. 'Smallfoot' is capitalising on the empty animated market and could also be aiming for a six-digit total. 'Transylvania 3' has now stayed in the Top 10 for a whopping 14 weeks (15 weeks including previews). Its admission total is far from record-breaking but it currently ranks 4th on the yearly chart and could even reach 3rd place. No opener merits analysis. An honorable mention goes to 'Alpha' for topping 10K admissions. Next week seems to be very quiet, with 'Venom' probably threepeating at the top. For an updated 2018 yearly chart, click here.
  24. How did Venom's drop compare with other SH films?
  25. Weekend 04–07/10/2018 Ranking Title Weekend admissions % change from last weekend Total admissions Week 1 Venom 66,795 – 66,795 1 2 A Star Is Born 18,542 – 18,542 1 3 Smallfoot 14,735 -20.5% 41,254 2 4 The Old Man & the Gun 11,616 – 11,616 1 5 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 4,190 -39.4% 210,988 13 6 The Nun 4,101 -56.7% 231,109 5 7 Blinky Bill the Movie 2,898 – 2,898 1 8 The House with a Clock in its Walls 2,814 -59.3% 26,044 3 9 Fleuve noir [French] 2,626 – 2,626 1 10 A Simple Favor 2,394 -65.9% 14,071 2 Source: http://www.filmboy.gr/2018/10/box-office-venom-lady-gaga-3d.html http://flix.gr/news/box-office-04102018.html After an anemic September, the box office is back on track with a decent-but-not-impressive 147,050 admissions sold over the weekend. This was exclusively thanks to 'Venom', in which Tom Hardy continues the theme of playing roles that involve covering his face in some way. For a solo superhero film, it has done quite well, opening lower than 'Deadpool' but higher than 'Hancock', 'Iron Man' (61.4K admissions) and 'Doctor Strange' (58.2K admissions). It was also far off from its archenemy, 'Spider-Man', but no one was expecting it to go that high: Superhero openings (since 2003) Rank Title Opening weekend Total Release date 1 Spider-Man 3 159,000 366,987 03/05/07 2 Avengers: Infinity War 129,549 363,402 26/04/18 3 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 122,428 276,311 24/03/16 4 Captain America: Civil War 101,800 215,155 05/05/16 5 The Dark Knight 100,000 339,520 17/07/08 6 Avengers: Age of Ultron 94,250 224,334 30/04/15 7 Deadpool 2 82,773 221,147 17/05/18 8 Spider-Man 2 82,300* 385,700 07/07/04 9 Deadpool 77,774 217,832 18/02/16 10 The Avengers 75,755 242,565 26/04/12 11 The Dark Knight Rises 74,530 346,585 21/08/12 12 Venom 66,795 66,795 04/10/18 13 Iron Man 3 66,278 206,006 25/04/13 14 Hancock 64,603 129,239 18/09/08 15 Justice League 62,658 158,596 16/11/17 *3-day (Fri-Sun) opening 'Venom' is probably going to finish around 180,000 admissions. The 200K-admission milestone is possible but not probable at this stage. It will greatly depend on its legs but the 3x multiplier required to achieve that is uncommon among superhero films. 'A Star is Born' and 'The Old Man & the Gun' both topped 10K admissions and, when taking into account 'Smallfoot', it is the first time in 7 months that at least 4 films top 10K admissions in a single weekend. 'Hotel Transylvania 3' is back in the Top 5 and has broken a record (since 2015) for the longest stay in the Top 10: 13 (consecutive) weekends. It should get to at least 15. The previous high was achieved by 'Home' and 'La La Land', tied at 12. When taking into account its preview weekend, it has spent 14 consecutive weekends in the Top 10 and 12 weekends in the Top 5. 'The Nun' is now the second-biggest release of 2018, behind 'Avengers: Infinity War'. At the moment, the only contender to take its place is 'Transylvania 3'. 'The Nun' has surpassed all previous instalments of the 'Conjuring' franchise by far and should finish very close to 250K admissions.
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