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Following an expected dip at the domestic box office last weekend, largely driven by renewed curfews, lockdowns, and theater closures, cinema operators still up and running will receive a much needed reprieve this frame as Universal launches The Croods: A New Age in an estimated 2,211 locations.
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Following last week's announcement that the studio will be distributing Wonder Woman 1984 as part of a hybrid day-and-date strategy with theaters and a streaming option in the United States on Christmas Day, Warner Bros. this morning confirmed its theatrical rollout dates for the rest of the world. The current target is to reach 82 territories.
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While nothing can save Thanksgiving as far as the theatrical movie business is concerned, Universal is at least giving remaining moviegoers something to watch this weekend with the release of The Croods: A New Age, a movie that has a bona fide claim to being the biggest release since Tenet’s debut back in August. The animated adventure is a sequel to 2013’s global hit The Croods, which grossed $187 million domestically and $573 million worldwide. This outing might only make a fraction of that amount, but the studio will be hoping to emulate the performance of Trolls World Tour back in March and earn a big extra chunk with a rapid PVOD release.
Given the state of the overall market, our model doesn’t have high hopes for its domestic debut.
The Croods: A New Age debuts this week in 2,211 theaters, making it, not surprisingly, the widest release of the week. Universal’s top films are keeping their current theater counts on Thanksgiving day, but are all set to lose venues on Friday. Walt Disney re-released The Santa Clause last week and are keeping it in theaters this week, as well as bringing the animated blockbuster Frozen back to the big screen.
The War With Grandpa is set to decrease its theater count on Friday after retaining last week’s count over Thanksgiving day. IFC Films’ Embattled and Stardust are changing their counts for Thanksgiving day and will do so again on Friday.
We have two estimated theater counts for December 4th. Half Brothers, and All My Life, both from Universal Pictures, will be playing in an estimated 1,100 and 800+ theaters respectively.
Here are the numbers…
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Todd Hewitt lives on the distant planet of New World—a new hope for humanity until struck by “The Noise,” a virus which inflicts immersive visions of ones’ every thought. The cacophony drives many mad until Todd makes a hidden, silent discovery: there is a girl named Viola, who may be the key to unlocking New World’s many layered secrets. Together, the two unlikely companions are forced on a white-knuckle adventure into an unexplored planet—trying to escape and hide in an environment where all thought is heard, all movement seen—as they both discover the truth about the lives they left behind and the spectacular world they’ve learned to call home.
Freaky will remain top at the domestic box office this weekend in spite of a steep 66% decline from its opening weekend. Its win at the box office was practically guaranteed going into the weekend, with Vanguard, the only new wide release, playing in a more modest 1,375 theaters for indie distributor Gravitas Ventures (it is now projected to open with $400,000). Freaky’s steep decline was also expected, with our model predicting a $1.56 million weekend and a decline of 57%. The fact that it fell 20% short of that low figure is a measure of how audience attitudes are changing towards the theatrical experience as COVID-19 cases rise steeply across the United States.
Vanguard will attempt to dislodge Freaky from its perch atop the domestic box office chart this weekend. Even though the new release stars Jackie Chan and earned around $45 million in its native China, our model thinks it’ll struggle to do so. But that skirmish is a sideshow this weekend as theaters are taking another blow from the surging pandemic and related lockdowns.
Freaky enters its second week as the widest release, even though it’s losing 415 theaters thanks to new lockdowns around the country. The new pandemic restrictions are taking a toll on all films currently playing, with theater-count declines in the hundreds. The only new wide release is Vanguard, a Chinese-made Jackie Chan action movie from Gravitas Ventures, which opens in 1,376 venues. Let Him Go, and The War With Grandpa still occupy the second and third place spots on the list. Walt Disney is keeping Guardians of the Galaxy in theaters for another week and are adding the Tim Allen Christmas classic, The Santa Clause this week.
We have one estimated theater count for November 25th. The Croods: A New Age, from Universal Pictures, will be playing in an estimated 2,200 theaters.
Here are the numbers…