Monday Update: Universal’s horror sequel Glass stayed on top for a second frame, declining -53% to $18.8M. That was a much steeper drop than the -35% for predecessor Split, but still good for #1 in the face of mild competition.
The two new wide openers both came in at or below expectations. Fox’s family fantasy The Kid Who Would Be King opened below most expectations with $7.1M and fourth place. Aviron’s drama Serenity began with $4.4M and eighth place.
Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse spent its seventh weekend in the top five, becoming only the third film released in the past year to do so, in addition to Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
Total box office this weekend was $102.9M.
That’s -20.7% below last 3-day weekend and -28.0% behind this same weekend last year, when Maze Runner: The Death Cure led with $24.1M.
Year-to-date box office stands at $777.8M. That’s -12.3% behind this same date last year, up from -13.0% after last weekend.
The audience for Glass in its second weekend on top was 58.4% male and 73.7% over age 25.
Among films in this weekend’s top 10, audience demographics for The Kid Who Would Be King, Serenity, and Dragon Ball Super: Broly from Boxoffice Profile by Vertigo were not yet available.
However, studio estimates from Fox estimate the King audience at 53% female and also 53% over age 25 vs. 47% under.
With the caveat that numbers for Serenity and Broly are not yet in…
The most male audience in this weekend’s top 10 was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 65.2%, while the most female audience was Escape Room at 54.8%.
The most under-25 audience in this weekend’s top 10 was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 57.2%, while the most over-25 audience was Green Book at 93.9%.
A full demographic breakdown of the top 30 movies this weekend, courtesy of BoxofficeProfile by Vertigo, is below:
Monday’s Weekend Actuals (Domestic)
FRI, JAN. 25 – SUN, JAN. 27
|2||The Upside||$11,940,352||-20%||3,377||57||$3,536||$62,845,198||3||STX Entertainment|
|4||The Kid Who Would Be King||$7,173,887||—||3,521||—||$2,037||$7,173,887||1||20th Century Fox|
|5||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||$6,110,126||-19%||2,383||-329||$2,564||$169,000,242||7||Sony / Columbia|
|6||Green Book||$5,488,730||154%||2,430||1518||$2,259||$49,078,216||11||Universal Pictures|
|7||A Dog’s Way Home||$5,102,321||-29%||3,081||-9||$1,656||$30,711,846||3||Sony Pictures|
|9||Escape Room||$4,125,075||-26%||2,192||-517||$1,882||$47,765,149||4||Sony Pictures|
|10||Mary Poppins Returns||$3,313,781||-36%||1,985||-825||$1,669||$165,204,791||6||Disney|
|11||Dragon Ball Super: Broly||$3,006,909||-69%||1,126||-112||$2,670||$28,222,444||2||FUNimation Entertainment|
|13||The Favourite||$2,542,712||212%||1,540||1023||$1,651||$26,109,876||10||Fox Searchlight|
|14||Bohemian Rhapsody||$2,474,260||8%||1,423||246||$1,739||$205,821,056||13||20th Century Fox|
|15||On The Basis Of Sex||$2,048,535||-47%||1,272||-685||$1,610||$21,022,542||5||Focus Features|
|17||The Mule||$1,693,438||-48%||1,395||-1293||$1,214||$100,178,141||7||Warner Bros.|
|18||A Star is Born||$1,295,704||112%||1,192||777||$1,087||$206,361,489||17||Warner Bros.|
|19||Ralph Breaks the Internet||$1,147,615||-48%||1,029||-907||$1,115||$195,950,701||10||Disney|
|1||Stan & Ollie||$1,235,322||266%||725||641||$1,704||$2,158,390||5||Sony Pictures Classics|
|2||If Beale Street Could Talk||$941,832||-44%||606||-412||$1,554||$12,446,572||7||Annapurna|
|3||Uri: The Surgical Strike||$630,377||-25%||132||15||$4,776||$2,799,716||3||PackYourBag Films|
|4||Cold War||$552,420||110%||111||72||$4,977||$1,424,759||6||Amazon Studios|
|5||Can You Ever Forgive Me?||$246,051||765%||235||199||$1,047||$8,046,201||15||Fox Searchlight|
|6||Second Act||$224,225||-67%||301||-750||$745||$38,414,799||7||STX Entertainment|
|8||Instant Family||$173,409||-30%||168||-85||$1,032||$67,309,815||11||Paramount Pictures|
|9||Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald||$160,569||-36%||212||-76||$757||$159,165,678||11||Warner Bros.|
|10||Mary Queen of Scots||$126,685||-65%||127||-278||$998||$16,411,909||8||Focus Features|
|11||The Wife||$114,984||35%||105||-10||$1,095||$8,700,552||24||Sony Pictures Classics|
|13||Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch||$107,445||-20%||146||-28||$736||$270,397,335||12||Universal|
|14||Creed II||$89,069||-63%||130||-395||$685||$115,455,209||10||MGM / Warner Bros|
|2||Capernaum||$55,270||46%||20||3||$2,764||$384,606||7||Sony Pictures Classics|
|4||Replicas||$34,084||-92%||84||-1975||$406||$3,992,206||3||Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures|
|5||Holmes and Watson||$30,398||-67%||81||-134||$375||$30,454,468||6||Sony Pictures|
|6||Canal Street||$28,204||-74%||22||-51||$1,282||$208,441||2||Smith Global Media|
|7||The Invisibles||$27,164||—||4||—||$6,791||$27,164||1||Greenwich Entertainment|
|8||Never Look Away||$25,789||—||1||—||$25,789||$30,325||1||Sony Pictures Classics|
|9||Widows||$22,842||-45%||43||-33||$531||$42,389,197||11||20th Century Fox|
|10||Ben Is Back||$22,707||-84%||52||-242||$437||$3,633,578||8||Roadside Attractions / LD Entertainment / Lionsgate|
|11||The Bounty Killer||$20,805||—||15||—||$1,387||$20,805||1||Indican Pictures|
|12||The Possession of Hannah Grace||$20,305||-36%||43||-16||$472||$14,773,996||9||Sony / Screen Gems|
|13||The Heiresses||$17,162||52%||5||3||$3,432||$35,606||2||Distrib Films US|
|14||The Image Book||$13,854||—||3||—||$4,618||$30,711||1||Kino Lorber Films|
|15||An Acceptable Loss||$13,506||292%||25||24||$540||$17,616||2||IFC Films|
|16||The World Before Your Feet||$8,808||4%||11||0||$801||$198,442||10||Greenwich Entertainment|
|17||Hale County This Morning, This Evening||$6,179||-6%||4||-1||$1,545||$67,479||20||Cinema Guild|
|18||Maria By Callas||$2,804||87%||7||0||$401||$1,258,687||13||Sony Pictures Classics|
|19||What Is Democracy?||$2,506||-60%||2||1||$1,253||$20,819||2||Zeitgeist Films|
|20||Return of the Hero||$1,727||—||1||—||$1,727||$37,108||22||Distrib Films US|
|21||Becoming Astrid||$1,390||—||3||—||$463||$98,727||10||Music Box Films|
|22||Jihadists||$824||—||1||—||$824||$824||1||Cinema Libre Studio|
|23||Chef Flynn||$240||8%||1||-1||$240||$67,901||12||Kino Lorber Films|
|25||Of Fathers and Sons||$176||-58%||1||0||$176||$8,750||10||Kino Lorber|
Sunday Update: It was a slow frame for new releases at the North American box office, allowing last weekend’s champ Glass to stay on top with an estimated $19 million. Meanwhile, freshman entries The Kid Who Would Be King and Serenity opened soft, The Upside remained strong thanks to continued positive word of mouth, and a crop of Oscar nominees either increased their screen counts or made their way back into theaters.
Remaining No. 1 for the second weekend in a row was Universal’s Glass, which fell 52% from last weekend’s $40.3 million three-day opening. That’s a much steeper second-weekend drop than 2017’s Split, which dipped roughly 36% to $25.6 million after opening to about the same amount in January 2017. That film, of course, was much better-received critically and seems to have benefitted from positive word-of-mouth. Glass now has $73.5 million in the bank after ten days of release.
Coming in second was STX’s crowd-pleasing dramedy The Upside, which eased just 18% to an estimated $12.2 million in its third weekend of release. The Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston dramedy is really living up to its “A+” Cinemascore and now stands at an impressive $63.1 million after seventeen days.
Third place went to the continuing powerhouse Aquaman, which grossed an estimated $7.35 million in its sixth weekend of release. The total for the Warner Bros. title is inching closer to DCEU cohorts Suicide Squad ($325.1 million) and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330.3 million) domestically. If it can continue demonstrating strong holds (it was off just 28% from last weekend), it should have no problem catching up to those titles.
Sliding its way into fourth was The Kid Who Would Be King, the PG-rated fantasy-adventure written and directed by Joe Cornish (Attack the Block). Unlike so many similar titles these days, this one wasn’t based on a pre-existing property, meaning it had an uphill battle in appealing to its target kid demo who are so used to films based on popular books and other IPs. With an estimated opening of $7.25 million, King finished the weekend on the low end of expectations despite largely positive critical notices (it has a “Certified Fresh” rating of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes) and little competition for family audiences. It doesn’t help that the Fox release comes saddled with a steep reported budget of $60 million.
In fifth, Sony Animation’s leggy Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse boasted another impressive hold, dipping just 19% to an estimated $6.1 million in its seventh weekend of release. With a domestic total of $169 million, the newly-minted Oscar nominee (for Best Animated Feature) is close to surpassing Hotel Transylvania 2 ($169.7 million) to become the highest-grossing Sony Animation title ever in North America.
Sixth place went to Green Book, which cracked the Top 10 thanks to the addition of nearly 2,000 screens to its total, nearly doubling its previous high of 1,215. Like several other awards-season favorites this weekend – including Vice, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, The Favourite, and BlacKkKlansman – the film added screens thanks to its receiving a coveted Best Picture nomination. With an estimated $5.4 million in its eleventh weekend of release, the period drama now has $49 million in the bank. Notably, the film has reached that total without ever cracking $6 million on any given weekend. Additionally, it made roughly the same amount this weekend as it did in its wide opening back in late November, albeit with the benefit of a much higher screen count.
In seventh, A Dog’s Way Home had another good hold, barking up an estimated $5.2 million in its third weekend of release, a drop of just 26%. The family drama now has $30.8 million in the bank.
Debuting with a disappointing $4.9 million in eighth place was Serenity, the Anne Hathaway-Matthew McConaughey thriller that simply couldn’t gain enough traction despite its marquee leads. Couple that with poor reviews (it pulled a mere 21% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a terrible “D+” Cinemascore, and it’s no wonder the release from upstart distributor Aviron had difficulty breaking through.
In ninth, Sony’s Escape Room had a strong hold, dropping roughly 24% to an estimated $4.2 million for an excellent total of $47.9 million, while in tenth, the FUNimation anime Dragon Ball Super: Broly – a surprise Top 3 finisher last weekend – brought in an estimated $3.6 million for a total of $28.9 million to date.
With another $7.8 million overseas this weekend, Aquaman‘s international total has risen to $774.2 million while its global come is now $1.09 billion. That officially makes it the highest-grossing film based on a DC property ever worldwide, surpassing The Dark Knight Rises.
Glass brought in an estimated $23.6 million internationally this weekend, bringing its overseas total to $89.1 million and its worldwide cume to $162.7 million to date. Notably, the film’s international release is being handled by Disney, which released the first film in the trilogy (2000’s Unbreakable) in North America.
After missing out on a Chinese release in its R-rated form, Fox’s PG-13 Once Upon a Deadpool re-release snagged a No. 1 opening in China over the weekend with an estimated $21.4 million. The combined international total for both versions is $443 million.
Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)
FRI, JAN. 25 – SUN, JAN. 27
|2||The Upside||$12,240,000||-18%||3,377||57||$3,625||$63,144,846||3||STX Entertainment|
|4||The Kid Who Would Be King||$7,250,000||—||3,521||—||$2,059||$7,250,000||1||20th Century Fox|
|5||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||$6,150,000||-19%||2,383||-329||$2,581||$169,040,116||7||Sony / Columbia|
|6||Green Book||$5,410,000||150%||2,430||1518||$2,226||$48,999,486||11||Universal Pictures|
|7||A Dog’s Way Home||$5,225,000||-27%||3,081||-9||$1,696||$30,834,525||3||Sony Pictures|
|9||Escape Room||$4,275,000||-24%||2,192||-517||$1,950||$47,915,074||4||Sony Pictures|
|10||Dragon Ball Super: Broly||$3,600,000||-63%||1,105||-133||$3,258||$28,813,823||2||FUNimation Entertainment|
|11||Mary Poppins Returns||$3,113,000||-40%||1,985||-825||$1,568||$165,004,010||6||Disney|
|13||The Favourite||$2,560,000||214%||1,540||1023||$1,662||$26,127,164||10||Fox Searchlight|
|14||Bohemian Rhapsody||$2,475,000||8%||1,423||246||$1,739||$205,821,796||13||20th Century Fox|
|15||On The Basis Of Sex||$2,089,000||-46%||1,272||-685||$1,642||$21,063,007||5||Focus Features|
|17||The Mule||$1,640,000||-49%||1,395||-1293||$1,176||$100,124,703||7||Warner Bros.|
|18||A Star is Born||$1,260,000||107%||1,192||777||$1,057||$206,325,785||17||Warner Bros.|
|19||Ralph Breaks the Internet||$1,101,000||-50%||1,029||-907||$1,070||$195,904,086||10||Disney|
|1||If Beale Street Could Talk||$1,261,240||-24%||606||-412||$2,081||$12,765,980||7||Annapurna|
|2||Cold War||$571,650||117%||111||72||$5,150||$1,443,989||6||Amazon Studios|
|3||Second Act||$220,000||-67%||301||-750||$731||$38,410,574||7||STX Entertainment|
|4||Free Solo||$212,540||-19%||101||3||$2,104||$13,485,137||18||National Geographic Entertainment|
|5||Instant Family||$175,000||-29%||168||-85||$1,042||$67,311,406||11||Paramount Pictures|
|2||Perfect Strangers||$73,530||-61%||66||-66||$1,114||$897,718||3||Lionsgate / Pantelion Films|
|4||Replicas||$42,000||-90%||84||-1975||$500||$4,000,122||3||Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures|
|5||The Invisibles||$27,000||—||4||—||$6,750||$27,000||1||Greenwich Entertainment|
|6||The Image Book||$15,200||—||3||—||$5,067||$15,200||1||Kino Lorber Films|
|7||The World Before Your Feet||$8,795||4%||11||0||$800||$198,429||10||Greenwich Entertainment|
|8||Jihadists||$1,188||—||1||—||$1,188||$1,188||1||Cinema Libre Studio|