Box Office Disappoints

October 30, 2017 - 7:00am

The pre-Halloween weekend was a box office horror show, bringing in just $75 million in total ticket sales, the second-lowest weekend this year to date. (The worst weekend happened in August with just $69.3 million).

Overall, the box office was off 15% from a year ago. While horror at this time of the year is usually a good bet, Lionsgate's Jigsaw brought in just $16.25 million, the lowest ever for a movie in the Saw franchise.

  • Meanwhile, DreamWorks/Universal's Thank You for Your Service and Paramount/Black Bear's Suburbicon brought in just $3.7 million and $2.8 million each.
  • The George Clooney-directed Matt Damon-starring Suburbicon was slapped with a D- CinemaScore, which is thought to have doomed whatever chance the artsy period flick had at the box office in the first place.

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Studio reported figures for the weekend of Oct. 27-29, Per Deadline:

1.) Jigsaw (LG), 2,941 theaters / $7.1M Fri. (includes $1.6M previews) / $5.67M Sat/$3.4M Sun/3-day cume: $16.25M / Wk 1

2.) Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (LG), 2,388 theaters (0) / $2.6M Fri. (-62%) / $4.7M Sat/ $2.6M Sun/3-day cume: $10M (-53%)/Total: $35.5M Wk 2

3.) Geostorm (WB/SKY), 3,246 theaters (0)/ $1.55M Fri. /$2.5M Sat/ $1.6M Sun/ 3-day cume: $5.67M (-59%)/Total: $23.6M/ Wk 2

4)Happy Death Day (UNI/BLUM), 3,535 theaters (+237) / $1.53M Fri. /$2.2M Sat/$1.36M Sun/ 3-day cume: $5.09M (-46%)/ Total: $48.4M/Wk 3

5.Blade Runner 2049 (ALC/WB/SONY), 2,421 theaters (-782)/ $1.1M Fri. /$1.7M Sat/ $1.1M Sun/ 3-day cume: $4M (-46%) /Total: $81.4M/ Wk 4

6.) Thank You for Your Service (DW/UNI), 2,054 theaters / $1.5M Fri. (includes $280K in previews) / $1.33M Sat/ $870K Sun/3-day cume: $3.7M / Wk 1

7.) Only the Brave (SONY), 2,577 theaters (0)/ $1M Fri. /$1.45M Sat/$940K Sun/ 3-day cume: $3.45M (-43%)/Total: $11.9M/ Wk 2

8.) The Foreigner (STX), 2,505 theaters (-10) / $920K Fri. /$1.43M Sat/ $860K Sun/ 3-day cume: $3.2M (-43%)/ Total: $28.8M/Wk 3

9.) Suburbicon (PAR), 2,046 theaters / $1M Fri. /$1M Sat/ $800K Sun/3-day cume: $2.8M / Wk 1

10.) It (NL/WB), 2,560 theaters (0) / $690k Fri. /$1.1M Sat/$630K Sun/3-day cume: $2.46M (-29%) / Total: $323.7M / Wk 8