Weekend Box Office: ‘The Post’ Earns $775K in Thursday Previews


Fox’s The Post earned $775,000 on Thursday night in its nationwide expansion to 2,375 North American screens this weekend. The Steven Spielberg-direct drama recounts how Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) joined forces to defy the government and publish the Pentagon Papers. Playing in just a handful of theaters, the $50 million film, which opened Dec. 22, has grossed $4.2 million per date. This weekend, the Amblin Entertainment and Participant Media pic moves into 2,820 theaters and could take in about $18 million to $20 million.nor_d05_060517_3209_r_copy_-_embed_20172


Lionsgate’s The Commuter rode to $700,000 in Thursday preview screenings. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows), the PG-13-rated action movie stars Liam Neeson as a businessman who gets caught up in a frenzied criminal conspiracy when he meets a stranger (Vera Farmiga) on a train. The first entry in a new, long-term partnership between Lionsgate and StudioCanal, The Commuter opens in around 2,800 locations, including select Imax theaters, and is projected to debut in the low- to mid-teen million range.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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