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Box Office: Black Panther Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

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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)
Annihilation ($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.


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“Captain Marvel” Retains Top Slot at the Box Office

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It’s no surprise that in its second weekend, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe of 2019 is still riding high. Captain Marvel, the latest in the MCU with Brie Larson starring as the lead, generated another $69 million over the weekend, placing its domestic total at $266 million. Tallying up the international box office, the film’s global total to date is $760 million. Despite the online controversy, the film is looking to be another strong box office smash for Disney and Marvel.

As for the premieres for the weekend, and there were plenty, they were all over the map. Just below Captain Marvel was the animated adventure Wonder Park, bringing in $16 million, another film with controversy when the director’s name was removed from the picture after sexual harassment charges. Five Feet Apart, the dying teen drama about a romance amid cystic fibrosis, only came in at #3 with a weekend gross of $13 million. And debuting the lowest in the top 10 for debuts was Captive State, a sci-fi dystopian tale, only making $3 million. The film debuted so low the little film No Manches Frida 2 was able to sneak about it at #6 with a gross of $3.8 million.

Drops were fairly low all around for the returning films, mostly because Captain Marvel was dominating the previous weekend. The only milestone worth noting is that The LEGO Movie 2, after six weeks at the box office, finally cracked $100 million. And the sun is now setting on Green Book’s post-Oscar run by coming in at #10 for the final weekend of its top 10 run over the past few weeks.

View the full top ten weekend box office results below:

Captain Marvel ($69,318,000)

Wonder Park ($16,000,000)

Five Feet Apart ($13,150,000)

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($9,345,000)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral ($8,085,000)

No Manches Frida 2 ($3,894,000)

Captive State ($3,163,000)

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part ($2,135,000)

Alita: Battle Angel ($1,900,000)

Green Book ($1,277,000)

Next weekend, Captain Marvel may very well have some competition when Jordan Peele’s new horror film Us hits over 3,600 theaters.


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“Dragon” Continues To Soar, “Funeral” Close Behind, “Green Book” Back

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With little competition for the weekend, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the third in the animated fantasy saga, was able to secure the box office once more. In its second weekend, the animated epic made $30 million to push its domestic total to $97 million. So far the film has done about the same as the previous film and is on track to stay in the top 10 for a few more weeks in March.

Debuts this weekend were small with one big exception. Tyler Perry’s latest Madea film, A Madea Family Funeral, naturally made a relatively big splash with its dedicated audience. Starting at #2, the film made $27 million for its first weekend. No word on the budget yet but it’s most likely on a budget as most Tyler Perry productions are, so it’s safe to call this a success, especially for debuting with a box office so close to Dragon.

The rest of the premieres were not as strong at all. Greta, the new thriller starring Chloe Moretz, debuted all the way down at #8 with $4.5 million box office. To be fair, however, the film was in a constant battle for its spot as three other films also reported earnings around $4 million for the weekend. Of note, Green Book, fresh off winning the Academy Award for Best Picture one weekend ago, splashed back into more theaters to arise even higher in the top 10 with its domestic total now sitting at $73 million. Don’t count on it remaining there long as bigger blockbusters will be swooping as we plow through the last remnants of winter movies.

Check out the full listing of the top 10 box office weekend results below:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($30,046,000)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral ($27,050,000)

Alita: Battle Angel ($7,000,000)

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part ($6,615,000)

Green Book ($4,711,000)

Fighting With My Family ($4,691,284)

Isn’t it Romantic ($4,645,000)

Greta ($4,585,000)

What Men Want ($2,700,000)

Happy Death Day 2U ($2,516,000)

Next weekend is once again all about Marvel as their latest superhero solo film, Captain Marvel, will be appearing in 4,100 theaters.


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“Captain Marvel” Makes a Heroic Box Office Debut

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Despite online controversy, another Marvel Comics movie has debuted to another astonishing figure. While not as monumental as last year’s Black Panther, Captain Marvel wasn’t too far behind in the box office for its debut. The superhero epic starring Brie Larson had a weekend debut of $153 million, with a worldwide gross quickly approaching half a billion. This marks an astonishing premiere even by Marvel’s standards of always dominating the weekend. Don’t be surprised if the film lingers in the top 5 for all of March and perhaps through April as well.

For occupying such a hefty amount of the box office, it was slim pickings for the rest of the movies. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World continues to stick to the top 5 after three weekends, bringing in another $14.6 million to boost its domestic total to $119. Despite not achieving such a huge success in a short amount of time, the film is proving to have strong legs to keep the animated family going audience captivated as it stays steadfast in March. Also doing well in its second weekend is the comedy Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, making another $12 million to push its domestic gross to $45 million, marking another successful Tyler Perry production.

Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL..Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) ..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

There weren’t too many surprises in terms of drops this weekend. Some films even stayed in their placement as with Green Book in its post-Oscar victory lap. One minor surprise is the expansion of Apollo 11, the NASA documentary that expanded to a few more theaters to place it at #10 for the weekend with a domestic total now sitting at $3.7 million.

Check out the full top box office results for the weekend below.

Captain Marvel ($153,000,000)

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($14,696,000)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral ($12,050,000)

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part ($3,825,000)

Alita: Battle Angel ($3,200,000)

Green Book ($2,488,000)

Isn’t It Romantic ($2,410,000)

Fighting With My Family ($2,188,868)

Greta ($2,161,000)

Apollo 11 ($1,301,000)

Next weekend will most likely be another victory lap for Captain Marvel so the premieres will be limited. New movies will include the drama Five Feet Apart in 2,600 theaters, the sci-fi action picture Captive State in 2,200 theaters, and the animated family comedy Wonder Park in 3,500.


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