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Box Office: ‘Logan’ Scores Nomination While ‘Black Panther’ Continues to Break Records

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Box Office Report March 4, 2018

While Logan enjoyed being the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards, Black Panther continues to be a comic book movie breaking records. In its third week, the Marvel superhero film is still #1 by a wide margin, grossing $65.7 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to over $500 million. For reference, that’s the same amount of weeks it took Star Wars: The Last Jedi to reach that domestic gross. Even with a 40% drop from last weekend, Black Panther is going to be sitting comfortably on the top 10 for all of March.

Two new films still tried to nip at the heels of the Marvel juggernaut. Red Sparrow, a Russian spy drama starring Jennifer Lawrence, ranked in a mere $17 million, far short of the film’s $69 million budget without much hope of recovery. Eli Roth’s remake of Death Wish, starring Bruce Willis, didn’t fare much better either with only $13 million on a budget of $30 million. With their low critic ratings and limited interest, don’t expect them to hang around when the more prominent blockbusters of March come rolling into the box office.

The other films took the expected dips. Game Night, the dark comedy starring Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman, is hanging in there with another $10.7 million, bringing the domestic gross up to $33.5 million, closing in on covering its $37 million budget. Peter Rabbit, the CGI/live-action family film, has a firm footing to remain at #5 with a $10 million gross, boosting its domestic total to $84 million. Despite being added to more theaters, Alex Garland’s sci-fi masterpiece Annihilation had a depressing 49% drop only to bring in $5.6 million, bringing its domestic total to a small $20 million, despite a relatively modest $40 million budget for such a production.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, after 11 weeks, is still here and refusing to leave until it reaches $400 million domestic. It came close this weekend by bringing in $4.5 million, raising its domestic gross to $393 million. Could it break $400 million and stay in the top 10? Hard to say. And The Greatest Showman, also in its 11th weekend, clutches on with its Oscar nominations to bring in $2.6 million, adding to an already robust box office of $164.6 million domestic.

Read the full top 10 below:

Black Panther ($65,705,000)
Red Sparrow ($17,000,000)
Death Wish ($13,025,000)
Game Night ($10,710,000)
Peter Rabbit ($10,000,000)
Annihilation ($5,650,000)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($4,500,000)
Fifty Shades Freed ($3,310,000)
The Greatest Showman ($2,675,000)
Every Day ($1,560,029)

Next weekend will be an interesting one as Disney will be competing with themselves! Ava DuVernay’s family fantasy A Wrinkle in Time will be going up against Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. Also debuting will be the horror sequel Strangers: Prey at Night, the David Oyelowo starring comedy Gringo, and the Rob Cohen action picture The Hurricane Heist. A Wrinkle in Time is the only new film being released in over 3,000 theaters so expect to see it at either #1 or #2.


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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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