Hey all – Steve here with your Box Office report for the weekend. It was the slowest weekend of the summer so far and who can blame you for not wanting to hit the theaters this weekend. Anyway, we have a new champion this weekend and as long as it isn’t The Emoji Movie then I am just fine. Let’s get to the numbers.
1. The Dark Tower
Budget – $60 million
This Weekend – $19.5 million
Domestic Total – $19.5 million
Worldwide Total – $27.5 million
I have zero interest in seeing The Dark Tower. In the end I will because that is what I do, but the interest just isn’t there. The critics are killing it and the audiences are liking it at a 63% clip on Rotten Tomatoes. We should all be looking forward to a big drop-off next weekend. Oh and the poster just makes me dizzy – it does nothing else for me.
Budget – $150 million
This Weekend – $17.6 million
Domestic Total – $133.6 million
Worldwide Total – $314.2 million
I don’t care how much money this one makes, I still didn’t like it. The ticking in my head is finally gone, so I will begin to forgive and maybe forget. But seriously, that’s enough with this one already.
3. The Emoji Movie
Budget – $50 million
This Weekend – $12.4 million
Domestic Total – $49.5 million
Worldwide Total – $62.2 million
$50 million domestic for this one? I can’t.
4. Girls Trip
Budget – $19 million
This Weekend – $11.4 million
Domestic Total – $85.3 million
Worldwide Total – $90.8 million
I hate seeing a flick that was this funny behind something like The Emoji Movie, but it has made a ton of money and it is all well deserved. Oh and Luke Cage was great in it.
Budget – $13 million
This Weekend – $10.2 million
Domestic Total – $10.2 million
Worldwide Total – $10.2million
While it wasn’t horrible for what it was, this one shouldn’t be in the top 5 this weekend. I could think of 3 other films that probably deserved the spot more and they are in 6th, 7th and 8th place respectively. They are Spider-Man: Homecoming, Atomic Blonde and Detroit. I mean have you heard the buzz around Detroit? I haven’t seen it yet, but I have heard some amazing things about it and it is a film that deserves to be seen. I understand some word of mouth around Detroit is that it is tough to watch, so that might be a reason for its 8th place finish as it goes wide.
That’s all for this weekend. You made a couple of poor choices this weekend, but I won’t hold it against you. Next week you get Annabelle: Creation, The Nut Job 2 and The Glass Castle in a limited release. Have a great week!