Weekend Box Office Report - 11-13-2017
This past weekend it a race for #2 as Thor: Ragnarok continued its box office domination and is now the 12th highest grossing Marvel Studios film. But the other two contenders weren’t out of the race and both had strong openings with Daddy’s Home 2 coming in second with $30 million and Murder on the Orient Express coming in third with $22 million.
CAA came out the best this weekend as they not only rep Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and stars Chris Hemsworth and Cate Blanchett, but also Murder stars Johnny Depp and Daisy Ridley AND Daddy’s Home 2’s Mel Gibson and co-writer John Morris.
WME had a fine showing this weekend repping Murder on the Orient Express’ director/star Kenneth Branagh, writer Michael Green, and Daddy’s Home 2 star Mark Whalberg.
UTA also popped up in the top ten as they rep Daddy’s Home 2 director and co-writer Sean Anders, and co-star Will Farrell. UTA should also be happy with Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut as that film expanded its release and cracked the top ten with $1.25 million.
Next week: It’ll be an exciting superhero slugfest between the Justice League and Thor. Whoever wins – CAA will be happy as they represent Thor’s director and stars and Justice League’s director – Zack Snyder. But, I’ll bet WME is rooting for the Justice League as they represent Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Henry Cavill. Stay tuned to this space.
1.Thor: Ragnarok ($57 MM)
Dir: Taika Waititi (CAA|Manage-Ment)
Writers: Eric Pearson (ICM), Craig Kyle (The Shuman Company), and Christopher Yost (Verve|Industry Entertainment)
Cast: Chris Hemsworth (CAA|Morrisey Management – AU|Roar)
Tom Hiddleston (WME|Hamilton Hodell – UK)
Cate Blanchett (CAA|RGM – AU)
2. Daddy’s Home 2 ($30 MM)
Dir: Sean Anders (UTA|Mosaic)
Writers: Sean Anders (UTA|Mosaic) and John Morris (CAA|Mosaic)
Cast: Mark Wahlberg (WME|Leverage)
Will Farrel (UTA|Mosaic)
Mel Gibson (CAA)
3. Murder on the Orient Express ($28 MM)
Dir: Kenneth Branagh (WME|Berwick and Kovacik)
Writers: Michael Green (WME|3 Arts)
Cast: Kenneth Branagh (WME|Berwick and Kovacik)
Johnny Depp (CAA)
Daisy Ridley (CAA)
4. A Bad Moms Christmas ($12 MM)
Dir: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (CAA)
Writers: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (CAA)
Cast: Kristen Bell (CAA)
Justin Hartley (Innovative Artists)
Mila Kunis (CAA|Curtis Talent Management)
5. Jigsaw ($3.4 MM)
Dir: Michael and Peter Spierig (UTA|The Pitt Group)
Writers: Peter Goldfinger (Paradigm|The Cartel), and Josh Stolberg (UTA|Circle of Confusion|)
Cast: Laura Vandervoort (Maverick Artists Agency|Grandview Management)
Tobin Bell (Abrams Artists|Industry Entertainment|Noble Caplan Abrams – CA)
Hannah Emily Anderson (Gersh|Gary Goodard Agency – CA|Primary Wave Entertainment)