Legend of Tarzan reached $352,578,762 in global box office gross. The figure for this week is up $5.3M from the previous week, when the total was $347.3M, and leaves LOT $7.4M short of the “twice its budget” figure of $360M that is widely regarded in Hollywood as evidence a film will, when all revenues are in from all the different revenue streams, be profitable. As it stands now, LOT is at 1.96x budget — within hailing distance of the magic number, but running out of territories and theaters.
Domestic Theater Count Grows From 333 to 338; Gross is Up 3.1% from Previous Weekend
A bright spot in this week’s news is that the in the US, the precipitous theater drop that started when Suicide Squad was released came to an end, and on transition day (Friday) when theaters are reshuffled, instead of losing theaters, LOT added five theaters, going from 333 to 338 theaters. This reflects a move into second run theaters. As a result, the weekend of Aug 19-21 was up 3.1%, going from 370k the previous weekend to 382k. This lifted the domestic total to $125.5M and is consistent with a U.S. domestic final number in the range of $127M.
Foreign reaches $227.1M
On the foreign side, the weekend total was $1.8M from 13 territories. The previous weekend the total was $4.1M from 19 territories.