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It'll be interesting if TLJ Friday-Sunday can outgross Beauty and the Beast's Fri-Sun which was £19.7m, I think TJL will do it but I imagine it'll only by £0.5-1m. 

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23 minutes ago, Jonwo said:

It'll be interesting if TLJ Friday-Sunday can outgross Beauty and the Beast's Fri-Sun which was £19.7m, I think TJL will do it but I imagine it'll only by £0.5-1m. 

probably not it would have to have mega Sat increase, like over 60% to do that, but you never know :P

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So Friday is about £5.3m?

 

Sounds quite low. Hopefully Saturday has a strong increase. Probably looking at between £6.5-7m today. 

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On 12/16/2017 at 6:13 PM, Heretic said:

So Friday is about £5.3m?

 

Sounds quite low. Hopefully Saturday has a strong increase. Probably looking at between £6.5-7m today. 

be more like 7.5

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Daytime business looks even busier than yesterday here. Doubt Sunday will drop more than 10-15%, so a 4 day between £26-27m looks likely.

 

Same multiplier as TFA gets it to around £95m, so a total around Avatar or Spectre does seem to be the target right now. 

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It still astounds me that despite making £123m to Avatar's £94m in the UK - nearly £30m more - TFA only sold 17m tickets to Avatar's 16.51m. The ticket price inflation in the UK was huge between 2009 and 2015 - Avatar's average was about £5.69, and TFA's average was £7.25, which is nearly 30% more.

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In China, Avatar average ticket price around 50 yuan ,while Wolf Warrior2 down to 36 yuan, quite a drop.

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56 minutes ago, hw64 said:

It still astounds me that despite making £123m to Avatar's £94m in the UK - nearly £30m more - TFA only sold 17m tickets to Avatar's 16.51m. The ticket price inflation in the UK was huge between 2009 and 2015 - Avatar's average was about £5.69, and TFA's average was £7.25, which is nearly 30% more.

The price of tickets is why I always go to the cinema on Tuesdays or Wednesdays with 2 for 1 tickets (Meerkat Movies). Does anyone know how that factors into the box office numbers? I assume they just take the price actually paid for the tickets, so it will be less with 2 for 1.

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I highly doubt the accuracy of admissions figures, it's impossible to know exactly how many tickets are sold unless they are properly tracked like Germany or France. Too many variables to consider. 

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15 minutes ago, Heretic said:

I highly doubt the accuracy of admissions figures, it's impossible to know exactly how many tickets are sold unless they are properly tracked like Germany or France. Too many variables to consider. 

The information is taken from AC Nielsen, who obtains ticket sales directly from UK cinema chains. It is accurate, and it is properly tracked - it's not some sort of gross divided by average ticket price calculation like the US.

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What did Force Awakens open to here, £34m?

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$36.7m for TLJ. Must've had a huge Sunday, because that's £27.5m. £0.2m higher than my initial prediction.

 

And yes, TFA opened to £34m. This is a very impressive result for TLJ, dropped 19%. We'll see where actuals put it tomorrow. 

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6 minutes ago, Heretic said:

$36.7m for TLJ. Must've had a huge Sunday, because that's £27.5m. £0.2m higher than my initial prediction.

 

And yes, TFA opened to £34m. This is a very impressive result for TLJ, dropped 19%. We'll see where actuals put it tomorrow. 

And because of the horrible ER, the drop in US$ became 27%. Still a good drop. Overall international markets dropped <20% from TFA in US$. Impressive numbers. I just hope that this film will be leggy. The holidays can help with that.

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I assume it’s neck and neck for the three day opening with Beauty and the Beast

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Disney

Star Wars: The Last Jedi landed with a huge four-day total of $37.56m (£28m).

Disney made The Last Jedi the UK’s widest ever release by opening it in 708 sites, eclipsing Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The BFG’s 680 sites.

The haul makes the film the third-biggest opening of all time behind The Force Awakens’  $50.5m (£33.9m) and Spectre’s $61.5m (£41.3m), though the latter had a mammoth seven-day opening.

The film’s Fri-Sun total was $27.23m (£20.3m), narrowly besting fellow 2017 release Beauty And The Beast’s $26.31m (£19.7m), though that film opened on 567 screens.

Overall, the film is third on the UK Fri-Sun list, behind The Force Awakens ($32.49m / £24.33m), Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 ($31.72m / £23.75m).

The Last Jedi posted an opening day total of $10.2m (£7.6m) and its Saturday result was $10.15m (£7.6m), the fifth-biggest day ever at the UK box office and the third best Saturday, behind The Force Awakens and Beauty And The Beast.

While the result is undoubtedly a resounding success, Disney may have hoped that by making the film the widest ever UK release, it may have beaten even more records.

In the international field, The Last Jedi delivered an estimated $230m (excluding China, which opens on January 5), adding to its US bow of $220m for a combined opening of $450m, the fifth biggest opening of all time.

Paramount

Daddy’s Home 2 posted an impressive hold, falling just 9% to $1.38m (£1.03m), proving that counter-programming to a Star Wars release can still deliver. The film now sits on a cume of $15.21m (£11.35m).

Fox

Still previewing, family animation Ferdinand added another $1.34m (£1m) this weekend. Its previews now sit on a running total of $2.16m (£1.61m) ahead of its official UK release on Friday, Dec 22.

Lionsgate

Wonder fell 37% this weekend, posting $627,135 (£467,987) for a cume to-date of $4.7m (£3.51m).

Arrow Films

Blade Of The Immortal suffered a big 88% drop, adding $3,892 (£2,901) for a cume of $109,459 (£81,592). Arrow’s strategy of pushing the film out as the year’s widest arthouse foreign language release has fallen flat.

Mountains May Depart opened in six sites with $4,179 (£3,115), a decent average of $696 (£519). With previews, the film is up to $5,537 (£4,128).

Altitude

The Florida Project continues to run, dropping 58% this weekend with $13,930 (£10,389). It now sits on a cume of $1.05m (£785,800).

Ai Weiwei doc Human Flow fell 48%, adding $10,924 (£8,148) for takings to-date of $156,094 (£116,418).

Loving Vincent fell 31% and now sits on $1.23m (£916,958) after adding $3,509 (£2,617) this weekend.

Shot Caller opened day-and-date in three locations and sits on a cume of $1,462 (£1,090).

Dogwoof

Specialist doc Mountain, narrated by Williem Dafoe, took $56,096 (£41,813) from fifteen sites, including previews.

Trinity Film

Distributing under its Cine Asia label, Trinity released Xiaogang Feng’s Mandarin-language Youth drama exclusively in nine Odeon screens this weekend. The film took $14,706 (£10,966) for a decent site average of $1,633 £1,218.

 

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Nice increase in actuals for TLJ. £28m is a huge number, and on the higher end of expectations. Schools are breaking up this week, most by Wednesday or Thursday, so it should be posting big numbers right through to the new year. 

 

It's likely TLJ'd 2nd weekend will be bigger than TFA's as Christmas day fell on a Friday in 2015. I expect TLJ to be in the mid 50s by Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Heretic said:

Nice increase in actuals for TLJ. £28m is a huge number, and on the higher end of expectations. Schools are breaking up this week, most by Wednesday or Thursday, so it should be posting big numbers right through to the new year. 

 

It's likely TLJ'd 2nd weekend will be bigger than TFA's as Christmas day fell on a Friday in 2015. I expect TLJ to be in the mid 50s by Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think Jumanji and Pitch Perfect 3 will do very well, I think studios aren't afraid of going against Star Wars. Boxing Day looks weak this year with only The Greatest Showman and likewise NYD only has Molly's Game. Star Wars I suspect will be number 1 until the 12th with Darkest Hour and Three Billboards or 19th with Coco and The Post

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