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Thanks, ‘Arrival’! Why the Box Office This Weekend Could Mean a Record 2016: Top 10 Takeaways

Thanks, ‘Arrival’! Why the Box Office This Weekend Could Mean a Record 2016: Top 10 Takeaways

With two strong holdovers in “Doctor Strange” and “Trolls,” two strong openers with “Arrival” and “Almost Christmas,” and a boost from the Veteran’s Day holiday, grosses shot up again over last year. Still, success wasn’t across the board. EuropaCorp failed again as a standalone distributor in the U.S. market with “Shut In,” a thriller starring Naomi Watts that couldn’t even hit $4 million.

The Top 10

1. Doctor Strange (Disney) Week 2; Last weekend #1

$43,032,000 (-49%) in 3,882 theaters (unchanged); PTA (per theater average): $11,085; Cumulative: $153,014,000

2. Trolls (20th Century Fox) Week 2; Last weekend #2

$35,050,000 (-25%) in 4,066 theaters (+6); PTA: $8,620; Cumulative: $94,014,000

3. Arrival (Paramount) New – Cinemascore: B; Metacritic: 81; Est. budget: $40 million

$24,000,000 in 2,317 theaters; PTA: $10,358; Cumulative: $24,000,000

4. Almost Christmas (Universal) New – Cinemascore: A-; Metacritic: 53; Est. budget: $17 million

$15,564,000 in 2,376 theaters; PTA: $6,551; Cumulative: $15,564,000

5. Hacksaw Ridge (Lionsgate) Week 2; Last weekend #3

$10,775,000 (-29%) in 2,961 theaters (no change); PTA: $3,627; Cumulative: $32,264,000

6. The Accountant (Warner Bros.) Week 5; Last weekend #6

$4,570,000 (-22%) in 2,342 theaters (-346); PTA: $1,951; Cumulative: $77,726,000

7. Shut In

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