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    GODZILLA MINUS ONE Weekend Box Office Report – December 3, 2023

    Source: Comscore
    Special Thanks to Paul Dergarabedian

    Comscore has announced the official Domestic and Global box office estimates for the weekend of December 3, 2023, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Comscore provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using Comscore's suite of products.

    GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan) opened in North America and multiple international territories this past Friday, December 1st. The film had a strong 3rd place debut. in North America. "For GODZILLA MINUS ONE it was the uniqueness of its cinematic presentation and great reviews that really bolstered its performance. The strong buzz on social media and a great release date was a game changer for this genre redefining film!" noted Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore.

    The movie's international release will expand with the UK and Ireland on December 15th, with additional countries TBA.

    Read on for the official reports from Comscore...

    Comscore – Domestic Box Office Estimates – December 3, 2023, by Paul Dergarabedian 

    Notable Domestic Openers:

    • Variance and AMC Distribution reports RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ took the top spot earning $21 million in 2,539 locations for a PTA of $8,271. Playing in 2621 theatres in 94 territories the 3-day international estimate is $6.4 million for a global weekend gross of $27.4 million. Directed, written, produced, and starring Beyoncé, the film marks the second straight No. 1 opening at the domestic box office from AMC Theatres Distribution. 
    • In 3rd, Toho International’s GODZILLA MINUS ONE amidst fantastic reviews earned $11,031,954 in its domestic debut in 2,308 locations for a PTA of $4,780. Japan, devastated after the war, faces a new threat in the form of Godzilla. How will the country confront this impossible situation? The film stars Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yuki Yamada, Minami Hamabe and is directed by Takashi Yamazaki. 
    • In the seventh spot, Cinegalaxy reports Indian title ANIMAL opened in 697 locations to a debut weekend of $6,073,703 for a PTA of $8,714. The crime drama revolves around a troubled father-son relationship, set in the backdrop of extreme bloodshed of the underworld which leads to the protagonist to turn into a psychopath. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Triptii Dimri, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna and is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. 
    • In 8th, Angel Studios opened THE SHIFT this weekend in 2,450 theaters to a weekend debut of $4,358,377 for a PTA of $1,779. Kevin (Kristoffer Polaha) travels across worlds to reunite with the love of his life, Molly (Elizabeth Tabish). When The Benefactor (Neal McDonough) threatens Kevin’s survival, he fights to return to the world he knows and the woman he loves. 
    • In the 9th spot, Lionsgate opened SILENT NIGHT in 1,870 locations to a debut weekend of $3.0 million for a PTA of $1,604. From legendary director John Woo and the producer of John Wick comes the gritty revenge tale of a tormented father (Joel Kinnaman) who witnesses his young son die when caught in a gang’s crossfire on Christmas Eve. While recovering from a wound that costs him his voice, Kinnaman makes vengeance his life’s mission and embarks on a punishing training regimen in order to avenge his son’s death. Full of Woo’s signature style, Silent Night redefines the action genre with visceral thrill-a-minute storytelling. 
    • Utopia reports The Cannes and NYFF lauded directorial debut of acclaimed cinematographer Sean Price Williams, THE SWEET EAST opened exclusively at IFC Center this past Friday, resulting in an estimated $30,010 weekend gross, the strongest NYC opening weekend to date for UTOPIA. Known for cultivating a young audience of theater-going cinephiles, the opening was propelled by Utopia's social media along with cast/crew (Talia Ryder, Simon Rex, Jacob Elordi, Ayo Edibiri, Jeremy O. Harris, Andy Milonakis, Earl Cave, Alex Ross Perry, Nick Pinkerton and more) support who collectively drove over 8M trailer views on IG, 4M views on Twitter and 2M views across Tiktok. 


     Notable Domestic Holdovers:

    • In the 2nd spot, Lionsgate’s THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES now in weekend 3 took in $14.5 million this weekend in 3,691 locations for a PTA of $3,928 and a domestic cume through Sunday of $121,243,408. For a relaunched franchise with no returning original cast members, this is a great start for a franchise prequel and a great way to re-energize “The Hunger Games” brand for future installments & platform extensions like the recently announced stage play. 64 years before Katniss Everdeen volunteered as tribute, and decades before Coriolanus Snow became the tyrannical President of Panem, the film follows a young Coriolanus (Tom Blyth) who is the last hope for his failing lineage, the once-proud Snow family that has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. Directed by Francis Lawrence, the film stars Rachel Zegler, Tom Blyth, Jason Schwartzman, Viola Davis, Peter Dinklage, Josh Andrés Rivera, & Hunter Schafer. 
    • In the 4th spot, Universal’s TROLLS BAND TOGETHER enjoys its third weekend domestically taking $7.6 in 3,613 locations for a PTA of $2,103 and a domestic gross through Sunday of $74,833,055. This holiday season, get ready for an action-packed, all-star, rainbow-colored family reunion like no other as Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return for the new chapter in DreamWorks Animation's blockbuster musical franchise. After two films of true friendship and relentless flirting, Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) are now officially, finally, a couple (#broppy)! As they grow closer, Poppy discovers that Branch has a secret past.  
    • Rounding out the Top 5, Disney’s WISH now in weekend 2 earned $7.412 million in 3,900 locations for a PTA of $1,900 for a domestic cume through Sunday of $41,955,942. In “Wish,” Asha, a sharp-witted idealist, makes a wish so powerful that it is answered by a cosmic force--a little ball of boundless energy called Star. Together, Asha and Star confront a most formidable foe--the ruler of Rosas, King Magnifico--to save her community and prove that when the will of one courageous human connects with the magic of the stars, wondrous things can happen. 
    • In 6th, Sony’s NAPOLEON earned $2.140 million on Friday, $3.100 million on Saturday, a projected $1.885 million on Sunday from 3,500 locations for an estimated $7.125 million for the weekend, bringing its total domestic gross to $45,740,243 through Sunday. Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby and directed by Ridley Scott, the film is an original and personal look at Napoleon's origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine. The film captures Napoleon's famous battles, relentless ambition and astounding strategic mind as an extraordinary military leader and war visionary. 
    • A24’s DREAM SCENARIO expanded to 1578 screens this weekend taking in $1,689,446 in 1,578 locations for a PTA of $1,071 for a domestic cume through Sunday of $3,470,330. Kristoffer Borgli’s hilarious RT Certified Fresh comedy with an iconic performance from Nicolas Cage will continue its theatrical run throughout the weeks ahead.  
    • MGM’s SALTBURN earned $1.568 million in 1,566 locations for a PTA of $1,001 and a domestic cume through Sunday of $6.235 million. Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) brings us a wicked tale of privilege and desire. “Saltburn” is an Amazon MGM Studios title distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.  
    • Focus Features’ acclaimed release THE HOLDOVERS now in weekend 6 earned $1.15 million in 1,311 theaters for a PTA of $877 and a domestic cume through Sunday of $15.1 million. The films stars Paul Giamatti and is directed by Alexander Payne.  


    Comscore – Sunday Estimates – Global/International Weekend Box Office Roundup – December 3, 2023

    Notable Global Openers:

    • Indian title ANIMAL had an excellent number one global debut of $42,173,703 this weekend in 38 global territories including $6.1 million earned in the U.S. & Canada. 
    • Variance and AMC Distribution reports RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ playing in 2621 theatres in 94 territories has a 3-day international estimate of $6.4 million for a global weekend gross of $27.4 million when combined with the domestic debut of $21.0M. 
    • China title SO LONG FOR LOVE opened to a weekend debut of $11,672,300 for a global cume to date of $12.739M.  


    Notable Global Holdovers:

    • Sony reports Apple Original Films produced/Sony Pictures distributed action epic NAPOLEON continues its run at the box office and advanced its global cume to $136.6 million, including $90.9 million from overseas markets. Following strong midweek business, the film took in $28.6 million this weekend, internationally. Holdover markets demonstrated rock solid playability, down 46% as a group. China led all new openers with $2.8 million, followed by Japan with $900K, which is 65% ahead of the opening of Killers of the Flower Moon. Napoleon showed tremendous resolve in its 2nd weekend. Notable holds include: Brazil (-25%), Netherlands (-30%), Italy (-37%), Switzerland (-39%), Saudi Arabia (-42%), Denmark (-46%) Germany (-46%), UAE (-47%), Belgium (-48%), Spain (-48%), and UK (-49%). The film is playing on 21,500+ screens in 63 total markets. Key market still to release: South Korea (6-Dec). 
    • Lionsgate’s THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES grossed an estimated $29.4M globally from 88 territories this weekend, taking the international cume to an estimated $122.7M. and the global cume to $243,943,408. 
    • Disney reports WISH with impressive holds internationally, has grossed an estimated $81.6M globally by the end of its second weekend ($42M Domestic and $39.6M International). Internationally: Second-weekend markets held by -44% overall, and just -38% excluding China. Significant markets showing strong holds include Spain (-31%), UK (-42%) and Mexico (-45%). Looking at this weekend’s new openers, Wish opened at #1 in France and Switzerland and #2 in Germany, Austria and Turkey (non-local). France’s opening is +41% up vs Elemental (+59% up incl. previews) and Germany’s opening is +38% up vs Elemental (+115% up incl. previews) which had the benefit of summer holidays. It is still yet to open in Italy, Australia, Japan, Korea and Brazil. 
    • China title ACROSS THE FURIOUS SEA had a weekend gross of $19.543M for a global cume to date of $59,549,200. 
    • South Korean title 12:12: THE DAY (SEOUL SPRING) had a weekend gross of $14,417,300 for a cume to date of $28,578,400. 
    • Toho International’s GODZILLA MINUS ONE took in $11,663,554 this weekend for a global total to date of $34,632,954. The film opened in the U.S & Canada this weekend to $11,031,954. 
    • Universal’s TROLLS BAND TOGETHER opened in 4 markets this weekend including Australia and Poland. Collectively, these openings opened to $2.6M, slightly below Trolls. The cume through Sunday is just off the first film at the same point and in-line with Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie. Its estimated global cume through Sunday is now at $160.638 million. 
    • Disney’s presentation of THE MARVELS has grossed an estimated $197M globally by the end of its fourth weekend ($80.7M Domestic and $116.3M International). Internationally the $3.4M fourth weekend represents a -57% hold. Significant markets showing strong holds include Brazil (-30%), and France (-43%). 
    • TriStar Pictures and Spyglass Media Group’s THANKSGIVING made $3.0 million this weekend from 4,700+ screens in 38 markets for an international cume of $8.4 million ($36.8 million global). Upcoming key markets: Brazil (07-Dec) and Japan (29-Dec). 
    • Universal Reports FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S added $2.2M this weekend for a cume through Sunday of $149.7M as the biggest Blumhouse film of all-time globally, Internationally, and in 44 International markets. Cume through Sunday is in line with The Nun 2 and The Conjuring 2 at the same point, above Annabelle Comes Home and well above Insidious: The Red Door at the same point. Its global gross is now at a whopping $286.595M. 
    • Universal reports THE EXORCIST: BELIEVER opened in Japan this weekend, it's final dated market. The title reached an international cume through Sunday of $70.3M, performing above Scream VI at the same point. Its global cume is now at $135.809M. 
    • Paramount reports KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON from Apple Original Films and Paramount Pictures, grossed $785K in 52 markets on the 7th international weekend. The cume stands at $82.3M and the holdovers are off 52% from last week. Italy (distributed by Leone) grossed $10K at 7 sites, down 64% and at #24 in the market and the local cume is now $5.4M,The combined international cume is $87.8M and the Global Cume is $154.3M. 
    • Paramount reports PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE grossed $585K this weekend, off 48% from last weekend, across 47 markets. The international cume now stands at $130.1M. The Global Cume is $195.3M. Market yet to open: Japan releases on December 15.


    IMAX Domestic/Global Highlights (Courtesy of IMAX)

    • BEYONCE leads the way, powering the IMAX global network to $10.6M of box office!  RENAISSANCE: A FILM BY BEYONCE makes it theatrical debut in IMAX, dazzling fans around the world.  Distributed domestically by AMC & Variance and internationally by Trafalgar, RENAISSANCE produces $5.1M of global IMAX box office and becomes the 2nd biggest IMAX Global opening weekend for a musical act film (concert or documentary).  In North America, RENNAISSANCE illuminates $4.6M of IMAX box office from 328 screens indexing at 21% of the overall total.  International markets earn $500k of IMAX box office from 125 screens. 
    • Toho’s GODZILLA MINUS ONE begins terrorizing markets outside of Japan and uncovers $1.7M of global IMAX box office. GODZILLA opens to $1.5M of IMAX box office from 290 screens, indexing at 13.5% of the total gross from a limited IMAX showtime schedule.  Internationally, the film delivers $200k from 70 screens.  The global IMAX cume now stands at $4.6M. 
    • NAPOLEON, produced by Apple Original Films and distributed by Sony Pictures, tacks on another $2.1M of IMAX box office from 1,000 IMAX screens, globally.  China produces $600K of the IMAX weekend total, where IMAX screens represent 21% of the Middle Kingdom opening weekend total. The IMAX global cume grows to $12.6M.  On Wednesday, NAPOLEON opens on the IMAX network in South Korea. 
    • Also in China, Lian Ray’s ACROSS THE FURIOUS SEA collects an additional $800k of IMAX box office from 508 screens, increasing the IMAX cume to $3.2M. 
    • Next week sees the international launch of the highly anticipated WONKA on 1,047 IMAX screens in 40 countries, including China, UK, Japan, India, Germany, Brazil, and Mexico.   
    • On Monday, IMAX previews Studio Ghibli’s THE BOY AND THE HERON from acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki on 258 screens in the US and Canada.

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