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“Halloween” Slashes Box Office For Fearsome Debut

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Venom isn’t the only film this October making record-breaking debuts. And while it’s no surprise that Halloween, a faithful throwback slasher to the 1970s original, has ended up at #1 for the Halloween season debut, the amount it earned is certainly a pleasing shock. The new horror film directed David Gordon Green made an impressive $77 million over the weekend, soaring past its $10 million budget. Expect this slasher picture to stick around as the Halloween holiday nears and audiences crave a good old-fashioned slasher picture.

As the new Halloween sets a record for an R-rated film doing so well in October, the month’s other record-breaker is still hanging in there, despite dropping more this weekend. The superhero picture Venom made another $18 million, placing its domestic total at $171 million. That only placed the film at #3 for the weekend, however, as Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born continues to have strong legs in its third weekend. The musical drama arrived at #2 with a weekend gross of $19 million, the domestic total now sitting at $126 million.

Remaining firm at #4 for the second weekend is Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, the family-friendly horror movie, making another $9.7 million. Dropping, unfortunately, is First Man, the Neil Armstrong movie, is descending quite quickly. In its second weekend, the film only made $8.5 million, dropping 46%. Just below it is an improving film, The Hate U Give, a racial and political drama that has been creeping up the charts as it creeps into more theaters. The film made $7.5 million as it expanded wide this weekend, its domestic total now sitting at $10 million.

But the biggest drop was by far Bad Times at the El Royale, an ensemble action picture, descending 56% to only make $3.3 million. And, again, another film is creeping up behind it as The Old Man & The Gun, starring Robert Redford, expanded to gross $2 million for the weekend.

View the full top 10 box office results for the weekend below:

Halloween ($77,501,000)
A Star is Born ($19,300,000)
Venom ($18,105,000)
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween ($9,715,000)
First Man ($8,565,000)
The Hate U Give ($7,500,000)
Smallfoot ($6,615,000)
Night School ($5,000,000_
Bad Times at the El Royale ($3,300,000)
The Old Man & The Gun ($2,050,000)

Next weekend will find Michael Myers contending with submarines. Hunter Killer, the submarine action picture starring Gerard Butler, will debut in 2,600 theaters. Indivisible is another faith-based drama from Pure Flix that will also be opening nationwide and Johnny English 3, the British spy comedy, will also make a small debut in 500 theaters. So, yeah, expect Halloween to take next weekend for sure.


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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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