LIVE BY NIGHT Tanks Hard At The Box Office, HIDDEN FIGURES Snags Number One Spot Again

– by Joseph Medina

comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of January 13, 2017, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. 

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This weekend saw the release of a handful of smaller films that included the likes of Silence, Patriots Day, Monster Trucks, Sleepless, The Bye Bye Man, and the expansion of Ben Affleck’s latest opus, Live By Night.

Interestingly enough, the weekend saw only one of these films — the new horror flick, The Bye Bye Man — even crack the top five domestically. While no one is incredibly surprised that the likes of Monster Trucks didn’t do so hot, with only $10.5 million for the three-day estimates, the underperforming of Patriots Day, with only $12 million, is a bit of a letdown, especially considering all the positive buzz surrounding it.

Perhaps the biggest disappointment, however, comes in the form of Live By Night. Given how negatively the film has been reviewed by critics, it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the film didn’t even crack the top ten, only taking in $5.4 million in its wide release. This does, however, seem to bring a close to the flawless love affair Affleck’s had with WB so far. Between his last three critically acclaimed films produced under the WB umbrella, this seems to be the first sign that as a director, Affleck isn’t exactly bulletproof.

On the more positive side of things, this weekend showed last week's winner, Hidden Figures only drop around 10%, raking in around $20.45 million, compared to last weekend's $22.8 million. The positive word of mouth seems to be doing that flick a whole lot of good.

Take a look at the Domestic and Worldwide numbers below!

Domestic

Hidden Figures - 20th Century Fox - $20,450,000
La La Land - Lionsgate - $14,500,000
Sing - Universal - $13,810,970
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $13,759,000
Bye Bye Man, The - STX Entertainment - $13,380,000
Patriots Day - Lionsgate - $12,000,000
Monster Trucks - Paramount - $10,500,000
Sleepless - Open Road    $8,468,787
Underworld: Blood Wars - Sony - $5,815,000
Passengers - Sony - $5,625,000

Worldwide

Passengers - Sony - $38,125,000
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $35,659,000
La La Land - Lionsgate - $32,300,000
Sing - Universal - $27,010,970    
Assassin's Creed - 20th Century Fox - $24,650,000
Moana - Disney - $20,809,000
Hidden Figures - 20th Century Fox - $20,450,000
Bye Bye Man, The - STX Entertainment - $14,680,000
Monster Trucks - Paramount - $14,500,000
Patriots Day - Lionsgate - $13,310,000

Do any of these numbers come as a surprise to you? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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