Box Office Report March 11, 2018
It was a rather interesting weekend as two Disney films directed by black director battled for the top slot. The winner was as expected, but it was almost a close call.
Black Panther, the Marvel superhero picture now in its fourth weeks, was once again #1 for the weekend, bringing in $41.1 million. This latest gross brings the domestic total to $562 million and its worldwide total $1 billion. It’s already on track to be one of the most successful Marvel superhero movies, its domestic total dominating what Avengers: Age of Ultron made in four weeks.
Following close to Black Panther’s success, and taking a sizeable chunk of the weekend box office buy, is Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, the family fantasy based on the classic book. In its opening weekend, the film made $33.3 million. Despite a mixed critic score, it may have the legs to stick around for the month considering the lack of PG films for the rest of the month. That being said, it’ll still have to contend with PG-13 genre pictures that are more than likely to draw a large child audience.
In the #3 slot is the new horror sequel Strangers: Prey at Night, earning $10.4 million. Further down the list is Rob Cohen’s heist/disaster fusion picture The Hurricane Heist, bringing in a pitiful $3.1 million. And even further down, out of the top 10, is the action comedy Gringo, starring David Oyelowo, debuting with only $2.6 million.
Last week’s films took a deep slide. The Russian-themed thriller Red Sparrow took a 51% drop from last weekend, making only $8.1 million. Death Wish, the Bruce Willis starring action remake, dipped 49% to only make $6.6 million. Sandwiched between both of them is the dark comedy Game Night and the kid comedy Peter Rabbit, proving that both of them have sturdy legs for the month.
Sadly, Annihilation continues to tumble in the top 10, this time dropping down to #9 in its third week to make $3.1 million, its domestic total sitting at a low $26 million. And the long-standing blockbuster Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is still in the top 10, despite hitting home video soon. Pulling in $2.7 million, the adventure picture is only $3 million away from making $400 million domestic. It will reach this goal, but probably won’t be in the top 10 next weekend.
View the top 10 weekend box office list below.
Black Panther ($41,136,000)
A Wrinkle in Time ($33,316,000)
Strangers: Prey at Night ($10,480,000)
Red Sparrow ($8,150,000)
Game Night ($7,905,000)
Peter Rabbit ($6,800,000)
Death Wish ($6,600,000)
The Hurricane Heist ($3,150,000)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($2,755,000)
Next weekend will find Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time going up against the likes of the action adventure film Tomb Raider and the teen romantic drama Love Simon. Tomb Raider is the only real competition as it’ll be debuting in over 3,600 theaters.