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    NEW THE GRINCH Universal Pictures Universal/Illumination’s The Grinch has a staggered release overseas with the first 23 markets going this weekend. Of those, the UK and Brazil are the only majors. The total for the debut frame is $12.7M with nine No. 1s including the UK at $6.53M. The overall start is slightly above where we were seeing it ahead of the weekend (in the $10M range). With domestic, the global debut is $78.7M. Dr Seuss is a much bigger brand domestically, and familiarity offshore is somewhat limited to English-speaking markets while Germany is also a fan (in part thanks to the Ron Howard-directed 2000 movie that was led by Jim Carrey). With a typically thrifty production cost of $75M before P&A, Illumination should be able to tap into its own brand, and the holiday theme, even if it can’t fully rely on the IP being the major offshore draw. One of the film’s most successful trailers, at 2.5M YouTube views, was the one where the Minions actually watch The Grinch trailer in a theater. The film’s three trailers gained 262M views globally. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the green grouch in this animated offering directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier. The UK start at 559 locations is in line with Paddington, and ahead of Frozen, Coco and Moana. In Brazil, at 571, the Whoville gang came in above Sing and landed No. 2. Scandinavia did solid business with a No. 1 in Norway and $747K at 150 to track ahead of The Secret Life Of Pets, Trolls, Cocoand Sing. The Grinch will expand throughout the rest of the year with France, Australia, Italy, Germany and Spain at the end of the month. A December 14 China date has also been confirmed. DHD
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    Weekend Thread ~ The Grinch 67m+ per DHD

    BOX OFFICE.COM In the scheme of 2018 animated releases, The Grinch now boasts the second-highest opening weekend of the year after Disney’s Incredibles 2, which took in a record-breaking $182.6 million back in June. Additionally, it set an opening weekend record for a Christmas film (not adjusting for inflation), besting the last Grinch‘s $55.4 million debut. https://pro.boxoffice.com/box-office-grinch-girl-spiders-web-overlord/
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    Weekend Thread ~ The Grinch 67m+ per DHD

    DHD 5th update, Sunday AM after Friday and Saturday updates: Refresh for chart and more analysis Yesterday, matinees drove Saturday business for the Dr. Seuss yuletide classic to an estimated $27.5M, +47% from Friday keeping The Grinch on track for a $66M opening per Universal. That’s Illumination’s 7th No. 1 opening and Uni’s fourth No. 1 opening in the last eight weeks after The House With a Clock in its Walls, Night School and Halloween. Overseas, boosted by UK and Brazil, delivered $12.7M sending The Grinch to a $78.7M worldwide start. Other studios see The Grinch grabbing more green stateside with $67M. Universal is estimating today at $19.8M, -28% from Saturday. However, with U.S. schools acknowledging Veterans Day tomorrow, business for the Mean One could near $70M. ComScore reports that close to half of all K-12 schools will be off Monday, with 28% colleges on recess. The 3-day start for The Grinch is 22% higher than the 2000 live action Ron Howard-directed version at $55M. And though it’s not a whopper of an opening in the $100M Illumination The Secret Life of Pets and Minions sense of the word, The Grinch‘s 3-day is higher than the three-day of Despicable Me ($56.3M), Sing ($35.2M). Legs won’t be a problem during the holiday season. Howard’s Grinch did a 4.7 multiple and hit $260M. Sing boosted by year-end holiday business hit $270.3M. https://deadline.com/2018/11/the-grinch-bohemian-rhapsody-weekend-box-office-1202498901/
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    Weekend Thread ~ The Grinch 67m+ per DHD

    FORBES Illumination and Universal/Comcast Corp.’s The Grinch opened with a whopping $66 million over the weekend (and $78.7m worldwide). That’s a solid 3.52x domestic weekend multiplier, with only 3.33% of that weekend gross coming from the Thursday previews. For comparison, bigger overall numbers notwithstanding, Secret Life of Pets ($5m/$38m/$104m) and Minions ($6m/$46m/$115m) earned 5% of their weekend gross on Thursday and nabbed over/under 2.6x weekend multipliers. Christmas movies that open in November tend to be leggy, which is why so many Christmas hits (Home Alone, Elf, The Santa Clause, etc.) do not open in December. Even Robert Zemeckis’ too-expensive (but underrated) Christmas Carol ($138 million from a $30m debut in 2006) and Robert Zemeckis’ too-expensive (but underrated) Polar Express ($162m from a $30m Wed-Sun launch in 2004) were leggy as heck. Sony’s animated The Star earned 4x its $9.8m debut last year. Walt Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet will provide Thanksgiving competition, but then it’s clear sailing until the year-end Christmas blitz. I’d be surprised by anything under $215m domestic, although The Lorax “only” earned 3x its $70m debut in 2012. A 2.8x-3.0x multiplier (Hop, The Lorax and Minions) gets it a total between $185 million and $198m, while 3.5x multiplier (Secret Life of Pets) gets it to $231m. A 4x multiplier, which again wouldn’t be that crazy for a well-liked Christmas toon, gets this one to $264m, or about on par with Sing ($270m in 2016) and Despicable Me 3 ($264m in 2017). Despicable Me pulled a 4.4x multiplier, although that was more of a lesser-known quantity (Grinch is a known quantity with zero surprises), but that gives Grinch a $290m domestic total. This is all educated guesswork until we see how it performs against Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Ralph Breaks the Internet over the next two weeks. https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2018/11/11/how-the-grinch-stole-the-weekend-box-office-with-boffo-66m-debut/#640f01087c25 Illumination Entertainment Rank Title (click to view) Studio Gross / Theaters Opening / Theaters Date 1 The Secret Life of Pets Uni. $368,384,330 4,381 $104,352,905 4,370 7/8/16 2 Despicable Me 2 Uni. $368,061,265 4,003 $83,517,315 3,997 7/3/13 3 Minions Uni. $336,045,770 4,311 $115,718,405 4,301 7/10/15 4 Sing Uni. $270,395,425 4,029 $35,258,145 4,022 12/21/16 5 Despicable Me 3 Uni. $264,624,300 4,535 $72,434,025 4,529 6/30/17 6 Despicable Me Uni. $251,513,985 3,602 $56,397,125 3,476 7/9/10 7 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Uni. $214,030,500 3,769 $70,217,070 3,729 3/2/12
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    Jurassic World II OS Thread

    All Time International Box Office See also: All Time Domestic - All Time Worldwide Other International Cumulative records: All Time Animated International - All Time Sequel International - All Time Non-Sequel International - Top 2017 International - Top 2018 International This chart contains the top 100 movies based on the cumulative international box office. Rank Released Movie International Box Office Domestic Box Office Worldwide Box Office 1 2009 Avatar $2,016,291,434 $760,507,625 $2,776,799,059 2 1997 Titanic $1,548,844,451 $659,363,944 $2,208,208,395 3 2018 Avengers: Infinity War $1,348,623,525 $673,692,867 $2,022,316,392 4 2015 Furious 7 $1,165,715,774 $353,007,020 $1,518,722,794 5 2015 Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens $1,122,000,000 $936,662,225 $2,058,662,225 6 2015 Jurassic World $1,019,442,583 $652,270,625 $1,671,713,208 7 2017 The Fate of the Furious $1,011,701,261 $225,764,765 $1,237,466,026 8 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II $960,500,000 $381,011,219 $1,341,511,219 9 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron $949,212,854 $459,005,868 $1,408,218,722 10 2012 The Avengers $896,200,000 $623,279,547 $1,519,479,547 11 2013 Frozen $873,496,971 $400,738,009 $1,274,234,980 12 2017 Wolf Warrior 2 $858,713,071 $2,721,100 $861,434,171 13 2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction $858,600,000 $245,439,076 $1,104,039,076 14 2015 Minions $831,199,596 $336,045,770 $1,167,245,366 15 2013 Iron Man 3 $806,400,000 $408,992,272 $1,215,392,272 16 2012 Skyfall $806,166,704 $304,360,277 $1,110,526,981 17 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $804,600,000 $241,063,875 $1,045,663,875 18 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon $771,400,000 $352,390,543 $1,123,790,543 19 2017 Despicable Me 3 $769,905,856 $264,624,300 $1,034,530,156 20 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King $763,557,436 $377,845,905 $1,141,403,341 21 2017 Beauty and the Beast $757,125,465 $504,014,165 $1,261,139,630 22 2016 Captain America: Civil War $745,220,146 $408,084,349 $1,153,304,495 23 2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift $718,443,294 $161,321,843 $879,765,137 24 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey $714,000,000 $303,003,568 $1,017,003,568 25 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $702,000,000 $258,366,855 $960,366,855 26 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies $700,000,000 $255,119,788 $955,119,788 27 2017 Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi $697,910,658 $620,181,382 $1,318,092,040 28 2010 Alice in Wonderland $691,300,000 $334,191,110 $1,025,491,110 29 2015 Spectre $679,546,748 $200,074,175 $879,620,923 30 2016 Zootopia $678,620,166 $341,268,248 $1,019,888,414 31 2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $669,137,884 $297,672,320 $966,810,204
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    Jurassic World II OS Thread

  7. Had some free time so did a quick Dory vs I2 vs DM3 comparison across the major markets that I2 had opened in and in same point of release (10 days in some markets and 3 days in the new markets) Results so far (numbers as per latest studio actuals and Mojo): Market Dory (exact same point of release as I2) I2 DM3 (exact same point of release as I2) MEX 19.1 23.5 23.8 CHN 17.8 21 64.1 AUS 15.5 14.8 7.8 RUS 6.4 10.4 17.75 ARG 7.7 6.7 10.25 COL 5.5 5.8 4.52 Total in millions USD in these 6 markets 72 82.2 128.22
  8. I actually think the way JWFK ended sets up a potentially great sequel with higher stakes. If they build on that premise and make it appealing in the trailers, I'd say the sequel's OW has a chance to increase.
  9. MinaTakla

    Jurassic World II OS Thread

    Great for Fallen Kingdom! $1.2B here we come! Congrats Universal and Bayona!
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    Yay for Conan! My favorite anime and manga. Incredible success this year.
  11. Happy for Universal! The only studio aside from Disney that continues to churn $1B WW movies with several franchises. Since 2014, no other studio aside from Disney and Universal has succeeded in reaching $1B WW with any of its movies. Sony in 2017 came close with Jumanji but still couldn't reach the mark.
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    How much did Conan make/drop?
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    Fantastic record especially that it opened on Friday and burned some demand there!

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