Mediaweek editor James Manning looks at the weekend box office for April 5-8, 2018.
With Easter now but a memory, box office revenues cooled after the holiday break, yet they still remain stronger than across the four weekends prior to Easter.
The four-day weekend gross was $14.35m, down 17% from Easter.
There was just one new release in the top five this week and two in the top 10.
#1 Peter Rabbit $2.90m
Takings were down 26% from Easter as the movie held on just over 400 screens with its screen average dipping from $9,600 to $7,100. After three weekends in cinemas, and a strong preview weekend, total revenue is close to $15m.
#2 Ready Player One $2.55m
A second weekend saw ticket sales weaken 35% as the number of screens showing the movie dropped 76 to 404. Screen average was $6,332 with a gross to-date of $8.73m.
#3 A Quiet Place $2.42m
We love a scary movie in the top five and this US horror outing is directed by John Krasinski, who also stars alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt. Opening on 282 screens, the movie had the weekend’s best screen average of $8,588.
#4 Blockers $1.73m
The last of the four movies to trade over $1m on the weekend, Blockers has been on the chart for two weeks with revenue down 34%. Screen average was just under $5,000 from 349 screens with a gross of $6.85m.
#5 Love, Simon $915,000
Second weekend here too for this movie with 225 screens and a screen average a touch over $4,000. Total earn so far is $3.5m.