comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of February 19, 2017, as compiled by the companyâ€™s theatrical measurement services.
This past weekend saw the release of a few less impressive films such as Fist Fight, The Great Wall, and A Cure for Wellness, none of which managed to top last weekendâ€™s top two contenders.
Finishing on top for the second weekend in a row was The LEGO Batman Movie, which dropped a minor 35.4 percent in this second weekend to take in an estimated $34.2 million. While its first weekend wasnâ€™t as profitable as the studio had hoped, the good word of mouth seems to be doing it some good.
In second place is Fifty Shades Darker with $21 million. The film dropped an estimated 55 percent from its first weekend, marking a disappointing second weekend after an already-disappointing first weekend. Make no mistake, given the filmâ€™s $55 million budget, and its current worldwide cume of $275 million, this is still a huge success. Compared to the first filmâ€™s performance, however, itâ€™s doubtful the sequel will be able to match its box office when all said and done.
At number three is The Great Wall, a film which saw a decent amount of criticism thanks to its casting of Matt Damon of a film set in China â€” and that controversy seems to have affected its bottom line inNorth America. In its opening weekend, it took in a paltry $18.1 million. Luckily, they seem to be making up for that at the foreign box office, though itâ€™s still a big question as to whether or not theyâ€™ll be able to break even when all said and done.
Now letâ€™s venture on to worldwide numbers!
comScoreâ€™s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, â€œUniversalâ€™s Fifty Shades Darker dominates the global box office once again this week with an impressive $64.7 million worldwide, with over $43.7 million generated in 59 international territories and $276.9 million to date. The LEGO Batman Movie from Warner Bros. also had a strong second weekend piecing together a $55.7 million performance and is now at $170.8 million worldwide. Universalâ€™s The Great Wall opened in North America this weekend and has now banked $262.7 million at the global box office.â€
The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 19, are below.
- Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $64.7M
- Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $55.7M
- Great Wall, The – Universal – $37.1M
- La La Land – Lionsgate – $36.2M
- John Wick: Chapter 2 – Lionsgate – $32.1M
- xXx: Return of Xander Cage – Paramount – $28M
- Sing – Universal – $19.6M
- Split – Universal – $15.9M
- Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $14.4M
- Fist Fight – $12.0M
The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 19, are below.
- Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $34.2M
- Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $21.0M
- Great Wall, The – Universal – $18.1M
- John Wick: Chapter 2 – Lionsgate – $16.5M
- Fist Fight – Warner Bros – $12.0M
- Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $7.1M
- Split – Universal – $7.0M
- Dogâ€™s Purpose, A – Universal – $5.6M
- La La Land – Lionsgate – $4.5M
- Cure For Wellness, A – 20th Century Fox – $4.2M
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