Movie News Weekly Box Office Work-Ups

Weekly Box Office Work-Up

This weekend’s box office actual’s are in and they tell a sad story of unmet expectations. Coming off the worst January in years, it does not look like February is going to be any better. Here are the weekend results:

Everything was not awesome for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Partopened with $34.1 million. That is a 50.5% under the debut of  The LEGO Movie back in 2014, despite a reportedly $40 million increase in its production budget. The sequel even opened -35.6% down from The LEGO Batman Movie in 2017.

Paramount’s romantic comedy What Men Want debuted in second place with $18.2 million, which is -45.7% behind the original Mel Gibson film What Women Want from 2000. The remake scored a pretty solid “A-” CinemaScore, so it could find itself following a similar path as Kevin Hart’s Night School with a 2.83x multiplier, which could put it on track for a total $53 million take off a $20 million budget.

Lionsgate’s latest offering, Cold Pursuit, started in third place with $11 million. Though the film slightly topped expectations, it is still Liam Neeson’s lowest opening since 2010. After Neeson’s recent controversial comments, it remains to be seen if this is simply a hiccup for the actor or a harbinger of things to come.

STX’s American remake The Upside dropped down to fourth place but held strong with a haul just exceeding $7 million. The Kevin Hart film dropped a mere 18% from its previous frame.

Rounding out the top five this weekend is M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass. The Blumhouse superhero flick took in an additional $6.2 million over the weekend. It took a larger drop at -34% from the last time we looked at it, which explains its flip-flop with The Upside.

Numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo and Box Office Pro 


What do you think about this weekend’s box office results? Did anything surprise you? Why do you think this year has so far been a disappointing one at the box office? Hit me up with your thoughts and theories in the comments below!

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