Movie News Weekly Box Office Work-Ups

Weekly Box Office Work-Up

Another weekend has come and gone which means it is now time to examine the weekend box office receipts for the top five performers.

Here is how I’ve broken down the results for each film:

Title | Weekend Gross (Domestic) | % Drop (From previous weekend) | Total (Domestic)

1.) Captain Marvel | $67.9M. | -55.7% $264,884,063

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Work-up: Captain Marvel fell right within the window of expectations in its second week, once again topping the box office. That’s slightly better than the average -56% drop most Marvel Cinematic Universe films experience in their second frame. The global cume for Captain Marvel is now flying north of $760 million and is on track to become the tenth highest-grossing MCU film worldwide.


2.) Wonder Park | $15.8M. | N/A $15,853,646

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Work-up: Paramount’s animated venture Wonder Park over-performed this weekend despite the continual booming success of Captain Marvel. The film scored a solid “B+” with opening day audiences. Overseas, Wonder Park opened in 19 markets and took in an additional $4.3 million. Despite debuting stronger than expected, the film will likely loose Paramount money with a reported production cost north of $100 million.


3.) Five Feet Apart | $13.1M. | N/A $13,190,286

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Work-up: Five Feet Apart also outdid expectations in the face of another huge weekend for Marvel Studios and their first female-led film. That tops the opening numbers of similar titles Love, Simon and Everything, Everything. The smaller teen drama scored an excellent CinemaScore of “A,” which only says good things about its theatrical legs. The opening weekend audience consisted of 82%  female with 65% coming in under the age of 25.


4.) How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World | $9.2M. | -37% $135,576,405

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Work-up: DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is still flying around the top five, this weekend landing at number four in its fourth weekend of release. That puts it above How to Train Your Dragon 2 did in its fourth weekend ($8.9 million). Internationally, the threequel took in an additional $9.4 million, taking its global haul past $466 million.


5.) Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral | $7.8 M. | -37% $58,819,182

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Work-up: Rounding out the top five this past weekend is Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral. The reportedly final film headlining the foul-mouthed matriarch continues to pull in consistent numbers. With $7.8 million, the film had a better third frame than the previous five Madea movies. A Madea Family Funeral now boats a total gross over $60 million.


Opening wide this coming weekend, March 22, 2019, is Jordan Peele’s sophomore effort Us. The Julianne Moore dramedy Gloria Bell is also hitting more screens.


What do you make of this weekend’s top five films at the box office? Do any of them surprise you? Hit me up in the comments below and let me know your thoughts, along with your predictions for next weekend!

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