‘Shang-Chi’ Top Grossing Pandemic Photo, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Bombs: Box Office – Deadline


Saturday morning update: Refresh for chart and more analysis As expected, Disney-Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings refused to slow down, holding No.1 firmly with a $ 3.6 million Friday, which alone made the feature film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton the highest grossing title during the pandemic before Black Widow with a cumulative total of $ 186.7 million. By the end of tomorrow Shang-Chi will be close to $ 12.8 million, an excellent performance of -41% and a cumulative total of $ 196 million. what Shang-Chithe ultimate national final? A little less than $ 250 million seems quite possible.

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According to EntTelligence, the box office analytics company, Shang-Chi saw 19% of their customers present after 9:00 p.m. on Friday and almost 16% showed up before 3:00 p.m.

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Meanwhile, Universal Dear Evan Hansen, arguably the most prolific major studio release on the fall calendar since Shang-Chi, does not go well after a $ 3.3 million Friday, including Thursday previews at $ 800,000, en route to $ 7.3 million in place n ° 2; a modest result that is not so far removed from Universal’s previous great feature on Broadway Cats who passed away quickly after opening $ 6.6 million over the Christmas holidays 2019. If there is anything positive to say about Dear Evan Hansen, is that the musical drama for teenagers costs significantly less than Cats, a net $ 27 million after Georgia tax credits compared to Cats’ $ 90 million net. Dear Evan HansenThe national soundtrack’s demise is not surprising after critics quickly ravaged it after its TIFF premiere with a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 33%.

Fans of the musical Benj Pasek & Tony winner Justin Paul showed up on Friday and Thursday, hence the A-CinemaScore. Initially I heard in Thursday’s previews that the PostTrak Screen Engine / Comscore was 82% and a final recommendation of 60%, it has now fallen to 78% positive with a final recommendation of 57%. Despite my pleasure and constant emotional scream watching this 2 hour and 20 minute feature film, this movie about a teenager with social anxiety disorder who wants to do good, but is very far from the one following the school bully suicide, doesn’t exactly spell the movie breakout at a time when people want to have the best time of their lives, away from the gloom of the lingering pandemic; this is the stacked deck of fanboy IP in october of Venom: let there be carnage, no time to die, and Dune which very much excited.

The few people who bought tickets for Dear Evan Hansen were 62% female, 52% over 25 and 54% between 18 and 34, which Universal expected. The diversity demos were 58% Caucasian, 21% Latino and Hispanic, 8% Black, and 13% Asian / Other. Also, not shocking to hear that Dear Evan Hansen performed best on the East Coast, however, Salt Lake City, Utah landed five of the top ten theaters and eight of the top 15; an exceptional market alongside the BO cities of NYC, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and San Francisco.

iSpot believes that before Dear Evan Hansen, the studio spent $ 3 million on TV commercials that drew 236.4 million impressions with ads reserved on NBC, FX, CBS, Freeform and USA and on shows such as America has talent, Big Brother, Law and order SVU, Baccalaureate in paradise and reruns of Friends.

Romantic drama in the Indo-Telugu language Love story by Sekhar Kammula debuted in 300 theaters and went on to show how the Bollywood fare continues to attract audiences during the pandemic with a theater average of $ 3.2,000 and a 3-day estimate of $ 971K in 300 cinemas. The film had pretty good numbers in New York, Dallas, San Francisco, DC, and Atlanta; there’s a chance he could reach $ 1 million in 10th place. Friday cashed in $ 296,000. The film follows Revanth and Mouni who dream big when it comes to their lives. But with their social status and gender proving to be an obstacle, will they manage to find a way to let their love prevail?

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Depot # 11 is Searchlight’s second weekend Tammy Faye’s eyes which increased its number of theaters from 902 to 1,352. This results in a withholding of -3% with an estimate $ 633K instead. PostTrak’s releases, as the Audience Measurement Report records large releases, showed poor audience response compared to CinemaScore’s B + with 67% positive and 38% final recommendation. Of those who had 65% were women, and 81% over 25 and 51% between 25-44 years. The diversity distribution was 76% Caucasian, 9% Latino and Hispanic, 10% Black, and 5% Asian / Other. During its limited launch last weekend, iSpot estimates that Searchlight spent around $ 1 million on TV spots that aired on MSNBC, CNN, Food Network, ABC and NBC, generating 168 million impressions and on broadcasts. as Good Morning America, Today, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, The Rachel Maddow Show and Don Lemon tonight.


Friday morning update: Universal’s feature film adaptation of Tony’s award-winning Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen grossed $ 800,000 in previews last night at 2,700 theaters which opened at 7pm.

The film directed by Stephen Chbosky, and starring original Broadway musical actor Ben Platt in the title role, is expected to gross around $ 10 million in 3,364 theaters, and is set to be beaten by Disney / Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings in its fourth weekend with $ 11M- $ 12M. As we told you this morning, Shang-Chi becomes highest-grossing film during pandemic on national soundtrack today, overtaking Disney / Marvel’s Black Widow which has $ 183.4 million until yesterday. Women aged 17-34 are the main demo for Dear Evan Hansen.

Dear Evan HansenThursday night is higher than Universal Cats which grossed $ 550,000 in 2,500 theaters from 7pm shows and was a disaster for the studio opening at $ 6.6 million and closing at $ 27.1 million domestically, $ 73.8 million WW.

Dear Evan Hansen follows a high school student with social anxiety disorder, whose letter of encouragement to himself merges with the final grade from high school bully Connor Murphy, who just committed suicide. Evan is caught in a whirlwind, seen as Connor’s best friend and the only one who understands him, notions propelled by Connor’s parents. The photo, which features an excellent casting starring Julianne Moore, Amy Adams and Kaitlyn Dever, premiered at TIFF but failed to see critical acclaim for its Broadway edition with movie critics decimating the comedy musical at 37% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Photo is written for the screen by show winner Steven Levenson based on his book for the musical play, with music and lyrics by the songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul , winner of an Oscar, a Grammy and a Tony (La La Land, the greatest showman).


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