– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of April 30, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

It’s no huge surprise, but Fate of the Furious came out on top yet again for its third weekend in a row in North America. The only films it was up against were the comedy How to be a Latin Lover, the new tech-thriller The Circle, and the indie magic-centric film Sleight. Given the mass appeal of the Furious series, none of these other films stood much of a chance. The film only dropped 49.5% from its second weekend, taking in $19.4 million, adding up to its current cume of $1.06 billion worldwide.

Coming in second for the weekend was the Eugenio Derbez and Salma Hayek comedy How to be a Latin Lover. The film was expected to have a soft opening of around $4-7 million, but ended up taking a surprising $12 million on just over 1,100 screens. Our very own Weekend Warrior seemed to underestimate the film’s appeal, predicting it at closer to $6.5 million.

Coming in third place was the Indian film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, taking in $10 million, beating out Emma Watson’s and Tom Hanks’ The Circle. The Circle seemed to disappoint overall. Between the negative critical reception and the less-than-ideal marketing campaign, it seemed destined to peter out at the box office. While its $9.3 million opening is likely a bit disappointing, given its relatively modest budget of $18 million, it won’t be a huge loss for the studio, and may ultimately turn a small profit once out for home release.

Now let’s take a look at the worldwide numbers, which feature the premiere of Marvel Studios’ latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It’s off to a strong start with over $100 million, slightly exceeding expectations.

comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Disney’s much-anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 got a head start this weekend, topping the global chart to the tune of $101.2 million in 37 international territories in anticipation of its North American debut later this week. The film is going to officially kick off the summer movie season and looks to have a spectacular showing as enthusiastic fans line up to see Star-Lord and his unusual band of intergalactic compatriots do their thing accompanied by a killer soundtrack of classic songs.”

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 30, are below.

  1. Fate Of The Furious, The – Universal – $19.4M 
  2. How To Be A Latin Lover – Lionsgate – $12.0M
  3. Baahubali: The Conclusion – Great India Films – $10.1M
  4. Circle, The – STX Entertainment – $9.3M
  5. Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $9.1M
  6. Beauty and the Beast – Disney – $6.4M
  7. Going in Style – Warner Bros. – $3.6M
  8. Smurfs: The Lost Village – Sony – $3.3M
  9. Gifted – Fox Searchlight – $3.3M
  10. Unforgettable – Warner Bros. – $2.2M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 30, are below.

  1. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Disney – $101.2M 
  2. Fate Of The Furious, The – Universal – $87.8M
  3. Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $24.6M
  4. Shock Wave – Multiple – $ 24.4M
  5. Beauty and the Beast – Disney – $23.6M
  6. Battle of Memories – Multiple – $22M
  7. Smurfs: The Lost Village – Sony – $15M
  8. Baahubali: The Conclusion – Multiple – $13.8M
  9. Love Off the Cuff – Multiple – $13.7M
  10. This is Not What I Expected – Multiple – $12.3M

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SOURCE: Box Office Mojo, comScore

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.