Right now some key US studios are on their knees thanking the international market. Their domestic response is positively mummified.
Image; Hotel Coolgardie.
Hounds of Love is at $130,000 in three weeks off six screens at just under $3000/screen. Down 37%. It will do a bit more and then wander around to regional cinemas.
Hotel Coolgardie, said to be a hoot, has made $15,566 in a week, off three cinemas at $3265/screen. Whiteley is on $241,000, after six weeks, now on 13 screens for $479/screen.
Despicable Me lurches into the market with $5.9m off 456 screens at $13000/screen. We've beaten the US where it has not yet released.
Wonder Woman made $3.6m in its third week, is up to $20.5m, is on 390 screen at $8700/screen. ($360m in the US, and $750m altogether off a $197m budget. $50m from China.)
The Mummy is muddling into its second week, now at $8m, dropping 107 screens to 471 in a week, which is a humiliating statistic. $4,600/screen. ($73m in US, $315m around the world, off a $165m budget so it's bacon is being saved by overseas audiences even without China. South Korea is highest on $24m.)
Baywatch is just rank, with $8.55m in three weeks, now on $3337/screen, having lost 132 screens to 271. Down 58% in a week. ($72m in the US, $84m around the world for a $156m total off a $90m budget.
Pirates of the Caribbean is slipping fast too, but it has made $14m in four weeks. Now on $2576/ on 248 screens. You can see where Despicable Me cut its hole in the market. (US - $197m, overseas is $657m with $300m budget. $190m from China.)
General pattern now seems to be about putting a film out on more screens and abandoning earlier to create a faster, deeper cycle.
In the interesting films, My Cousin Rachel has brooded and huffed to $925,000 in two weeks off 73 screens so it hasn't gone beyond its older Palace market. Not that they tried. $3856/screen, which is not inspiring but Palace controls the venues so it will hang on for a proper milking. In the US this has tanked. $2.6m. Fox Searchlight will not be happy.
Churchill is at $767,000 in its two weeks, off 86 screens at $2594/screen. The world is not ready for a drunken Winnie. Viceroy House is at $2.75m so the world is ready for an acerbic vision of the Raj.
Kedi, the great cat film, is not doing as well as we hoped. Just because it is a clever film. $52,500 off ten screens at $4000/per. Time to get cat experts on the breakfast shows getting teary and carrying kittehs. In the US it has done $3.6m which makes it a success, off 130 theatres in 130 days. UK figures will help, surely.
The Emily Dickinson film, A Quiet Passion, starts on Thursday. Palace will be quivering with anticipation. So will the cineastes - it is a Terence Davies film. The weekend will be a battlefield, with Bug: Micro Monsters 3d, Cars 3, Detour, McLaren, Transformers: The Last Knight and Una all out there together. Not much space for the littlies.
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