Daily | I too was excited that Nate Parker went with Fox Searchlight's $17.5 million offer instead of Netflix's $20m payday specifically because he wanted a wide theatrical release. Going into the weekend, we had The Girl on the Train pegged at a $27 million opening. Ten months after its rapturous debut at the Sundance Film Festival and two months after the narrative became not about the film but the filmmaker's past, The Birth of a Nation opened with a relative thud. Weekend | Showdowns. See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records. “The Birth of a Nation,” co-starring Aja Naomi King and Armie Hammer, received an A grade in CinemaScore exit polls, Mr. Rodriguez noted. We originally predicted $27 million, but I think $26 million is now more likely. are available through our research services. The film that is dominating Awards Season is La La Land and frankly I’ve lost count of the number of nominations it has received. We need to maintain a lead that large, or else 2016 will likely lose in the year-over-year comparison in the end. Parker wrote the screenplay, which was based on a story he co-wrote with Jean McGianni Celestin. More... There’s a lull in the quality and quantity of releases on the home market, one that will continue until the holiday releases start coming out. And, perhaps most strikingly, it's lower than the $8.1m opening weekend of the Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover's (terrific) Beloved way back in Oct. of 1998. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Media Play News. All rights reserved. The Girl on the Train led the way by a wide margin with $24.54 million compared to $15.14 million for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. First of all, it's not entirely impossible that the film won't factor into the Oscar race, although the critically-acclaimed likes of Moonlight, Loving, and (presumably/hopefully) Fences and Hidden Figures make that a lot less likely. Sadly, moviegoers of all stripes also ignored Walt Disney's somewhat "good for you" Queen of Katwe earlier this month, and that was a crowd-pleasing underdog sports drama. Anything below a B+ usually results in weak legs, and we are already seeing The Girl on the Train struggle in that regard. What if, to use my favorite Matrix Reloaded quote, whatever happened happened and couldn't have happened any other way? The Birth of a Nation. The Birth of a Nation can’t seem to survive its bad offscreen reputation. The weekend box office was not good. More... New releases are battling headwinds to make progress at the box office this weekend. At this point, it could earn a Best Picture Oscar nomination and I wouldn’t be surprised. You can make the case that the initial reaction was little different than any number of Sundance premieres that fizzled in theatrical release, such as The Spitfire Grill or The Details. The relative box office failure of 'Birth of a Nation' merely shows that audiences of all demographics prefer cinematic escapism. I've studied the film industry, both academically and informally, and with an emphasis in box office analysis, for nearly 30 years. Parker was acquitted while Celestin was initially convicted only to have said conviction tossed on appeal. and The Neon Demon is technically a psychological horror movie, so it fits with the Halloween theme. We’ve been below that mark too frequently this year. under which this service is provided to you. International | Domestic Box Office (USD) Nov 1, 2016 Dec 1, 2016 Oct 10, 2016 Oct 17, 2016 Oct 24, 2016 Oct 31, 2016 Nov 7, 2016 Nov 14, 2016 Nov 21, 2016 Nov 28, 2016 Dec 5, 2016. Privacy Policy The Girl on the Train got off to a good start with $1.23 million during its previews last night.

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