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The Carolina Panthers weren’t the only big losers this Super Bowl weekend.
New releases such as “Hail, Caesar!,” “The Choice,” and “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies” failed to connect with moviegoers, sending ticket sales tumbling 8% from last year’s Super Bowl period. Total revenue topped out at $93.5 million, down from $101.8 million in 2015 when “American Sniper” racked up $30.7 million, according to ComScore. Final numbers have yet to be released so the results could change slightly.
Thanks to the continued success of “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which generated $21 million in its sophomore weekend, overall ticket sales did trump the Super Bowl weekends of 2014 ($86.1 million) and 2013 ($88.7 million), although they trailed 2012, when “Chronicle” and “The Woman in Black” combined to lift sales to nearly $116 million.
“Hail, Caesar!” fared the best among new releases, making $11.4 million, but “The Choice,” an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ romance novel, and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” a horror comedy for »
- Brent Lang
A new PG-13 horror (The Boy), an R-rated comedy (Dirty Grandpa) and a sci-fi thriller (The 5th Wave) make up the new releases hitting theaters this weekend and they all stand to make around $10-12 million. Meanwhile The Revenant is looking to score a #1 finish in its third weekend in wide release, but it's going to need another strong hold to top last weekend's champ, Ride Along 2. The Revenant has finished second the past two weekends, but is finally looking to cross the finish line in first. The 12-time Oscar nominee has grossed nearly $50 million since Oscar nominations were announced last Thursday, following not only an outstanding first weekend, but delivering a mere 20.2% drop last weekend. This weekend the film expands its reach into an additional 152 theaters, which includes 186 IMAX runs and 268 Premium Large Format (Plf) runs. That said, a 35% drop almost seems a worst case scenario as it »
- Brad Brevet <email@example.com>
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