Weekend Actuals: Shazam! Holds No. 1 Spot w/ $24.4M; Little ($15.4M) Beats Out Hellboy ($12.0M) for Second Place

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Monday Update: Warner Bros.’ comedy superhero film Shazam! stayed on top for a second weekend with $24.4M, a -54% decline.

Universal’s comedy Little started in second with $15.4M, while Lionsgate’s fantasy action Hellboy began in third with $12.0M.

Aviron’s romance drama After opened in eighth with $6.0M, while United Artists’ animated Missing Link came out in ninth with $5.9M.

Of the four new releases, three came about in line with pre-release expectations, while Missing Link fell short of most projections.

Comparisons

Total box office this weekend was $110.3M.

That’s -24.8% below last weekend and -26.5% below this same weekend last year, when Rampage led with $35.7M.

Year-to-date box office stands at $2.74B. That’s -16.4% behind this same date last year, down from -15.9% after last weekend.

Most analysts are still predicting 2019’s box office to ultimately beat 2018’s, on the strength of this year’s anticipated strong upcoming slate of films, especially sequels.

Demographics

A full demographic breakdown of the top 30 movies this weekend, courtesy of BoxofficeProfile by Vertigo, is below. (Click to expand.)


Weekend Actuals (Domestic)

FRI, APR. 12 – SUN, APR. 14

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Shazam! $24,453,514 -54% 4,306 89 $5,679 $94,226,527 2 Warner Bros.
2 Little (2019) $15,405,455 2,667 $5,776 $15,405,455 1 Universal Pictures
3 Hellboy $12,045,147 3,303 $3,647 $12,045,147 1 Lionsgate / Summit
4 Pet Sematary $9,745,207 -60% 3,585 0 $2,718 $40,866,867 2 Paramount Pictures
5 Dumbo $9,404,542 -48% 3,706 -553 $2,538 $90,163,704 3 Walt Disney Pictures
6 Captain Marvel $8,611,527 -31% 2,975 -598 $2,895 $386,525,108 6 Disney
7 Us (2019) $6,810,365 -51% 2,768 -744 $2,460 $163,362,790 4 Universal Pictures
8 After (2019) $6,002,349 2,138 $2,807 $6,002,349 1 Aviron Pictures
9 Missing Link $5,944,950 3,413 $1,742 $5,944,950 1 United Artists Releasing
10 The Best of Enemies $2,014,126 -55% 1,705 0 $1,181 $8,115,696 2 STX Entertainment
11 Unplanned $1,763,957 -46% 1,402 -114 $1,258 $15,794,262 3 Pure Flix
12 Five Feet Apart $1,533,397 -57% 1,473 -1011 $1,041 $43,894,791 5 CBS Films
13 Wonder Park $802,323 -63% 1,172 -1109 $685 $43,524,891 5 Paramount

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Hotel Mumbai $862,578 -52% 617 -313 $1,398 $8,023,788 4 Bleecker Street
2 The Mustang $773,295 -1% 527 177 $1,467 $3,159,855 5 Focus Features
3 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $746,055 -63% 822 -1106 $908 $157,968,660 11 Universal / DreamWorks Animation
4 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral $336,715 -71% 475 -626 $709 $72,722,145 7 Lionsgate
5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part $206,055 0% 272 -50 $758 $105,360,115 12 Warner Bros.
6 Mia and the White Lion $192,816 312 $618 $192,816 1 Ledafilms Entertainment Group
7 No Manches Frida 2 $177,949 -56% 135 -140 $1,318 $9,040,514 5 Lionsgate / Pantelion Films
8 The Aftermath $163,414 -55% 234 -110 $698 $1,433,811 5 Fox Searchlight
9 Gloria Bell $144,851 -60% 168 -474 $862 $5,339,983 6 A24
10 Apollo 11 $125,082 -36% 126 -61 $993 $8,305,039 7 Neon
11 The Upside $116,013 -40% 179 -95 $648 $108,024,195 14 STX Entertainment
12 Isn’t It Romantic $88,727 -57% 108 -108 $822 $48,560,402 9 Warner Bros.
13 Alita: Battle Angel $83,040 -51% 149 -162 $557 $85,473,133 9 20th Century Fox
14 Green Book $76,705 -44% 139 -74 $552 $84,919,336 22 Universal Pictures
15 The Beach Bum $60,302 -88% 100 -955 $603 $3,340,119 3 Neon
16 They Shall Not Grow Old $46,898 -1% 192 -6 $244 $17,856,723 17 Warner Bros.

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Amazing Grace $349,082 296% 58 50 $6,019 $589,038 2 Neon
2 High Life $179,886 81% 32 28 $5,621 $316,345 2 A24
3 Master Z: Ip Man Legacy $92,663 61 $1,519 $92,663 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
4 The Public $62,454 -76% 97 -166 $644 $428,914 2 Greenwich Entertainment
5 Escape Room $61,172 -16% 44 -11 $1,390 $56,958,215 15 Sony Pictures
6 Woman At War $52,516 -24% 51 -2 $1,030 $557,027 7 Magnolia Pictures
7 Teen Spirit $43,620 4 $10,905 $43,620 1 LD Entertainment / Bleecker Street
8 Transit $42,643 -36% 47 -8 $907 $686,525 7 Music Box Films
9 Cold Pursuit $40,280 -41% 92 -26 $438 $32,121,867 10 Lionsgate / Summit
10 Her Smell $36,941 3 $12,314 $36,941 1 Gunpowder & Sky
11 Fighting With My Family $35,577 -58% 94 -113 $378 $22,797,543 9 MGM
12 Peterloo $32,498 25% 32 29 $1,016 $64,579 2 Amazon Studios
13 Wild Nights with Emily $30,209 3 $10,070 $30,209 1 Greenwich Entertainment
14 Bohemian Rhapsody $27,778 -44% 31 -27 $896 $216,245,612 24 20th Century Fox
15 Long Day’s Journey Into Night $26,746 3 $8,915 $55,174 1 Kino Lorber
16 Ash is Purest White $26,474 -48% 24 -15 $1,103 $352,640 5 Cohen Media Group
17 The Brink $16,808 -19% 29 12 $580 $74,413 3 Magnolia Pictures
18 Run The Race $14,995 125% 25 -10 $600 $6,395,407 8 Roadside Attractions
19 Never Look Away $13,715 -38% 16 -10 $857 $1,206,117 12 Sony Pictures Classics
20 Dogman $13,013 3 $4,338 $13,013 1 Magnolia PicturesMagnolia Pictures
21 Sunset $12,887 -30% 18 0 $716 $86,484 4 Sony Pictures Classics
22 Working Woman $11,824 812% 7 5 $1,689 $25,530 3 Zeitgeist
23 The Kid $11,231 1% 49 27 $229 $1,501,788 6 Lionsgate
24 Ramen Shop $9,514 110% 8 4 $1,189 $28,380 4 Strand Releasing
25 Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student’s Journey $9,248 1 $9,248 $11,366 1 Kino Lorber
26 Faith, Hope & Love $8,336 -20% 7 -1 $1,191 $176,845 5 ArtAffects Entertainment
27 Free Solo $8,221 -56% 11 -5 $747 $17,532,759 29 National Geographic Entertainment
28 Girls of the Sun $7,801 8 $975 $7,801 1 Cohen Media Group
29 The Invisibles $7,726 -71% 10 -4 $773 $388,469 12 Greenwich Entertainment
30 Christ Stopped at Eboli $7,596 -16% 1 0 $7,596 $26,862 2 Rialto Pictures
31 Sauvage / Wild $7,440 1 $7,440 $11,139 1 Strand Releasing
32 Capernaum $7,183 -37% 14 0 $513 $1,628,639 18 Sony Pictures Classics
33 Shoplifters $5,674 47% 3 0 $1,891 $3,299,386 21 Magnolia Pictures
34 The Hummingbird Project $5,507 -70% 20 -51 $275 $367,028 5 The Orchard
35 War and Peace $4,895 3 $1,632 $56,947 9 Janus Films
36 Arctic $4,793 -41% 11 -2 $436 $2,348,730 11 Bleecker Street
37 Police Story and Police Story 2 $3,997 149% 2 1 $1,999 $107,730 11 Janus Films
38 Storm Boy $3,201 -93% 17 -39 $188 $66,774 2 Good Deed Entertainment
39 Stan & Ollie $3,098 -54% 8 -13 $387 $5,452,726 16 Sony Pictures Classics
40 Knife+Heart $2,421 -19% 6 0 $404 $27,363 5 Altered Innocence
41 The Wife $2,350 267% 4 1 $588 $9,599,982 35 Sony Pictures Classics
42 Birds of Passage $2,171 -75% 8 -11 $271 $501,126 9 The Orchard
43 More Than Blue $1,988 -89% 2 -13 $994 $721,809 5 China Lion Film
44 Babylon $1,910 -25% 4 0 $478 $70,169 6 Kino Lorber Films
45 Wrestle $1,811 4 $453 $25,763 8 Oscilloscope Laboratories
46 3 Faces $1,804 -53% 4 0 $451 $55,874 6 Kino Lorber
47 Styx $1,744 -32% 3 -4 $581 $59,963 7 Film Movement
48 CATVIDEOFEST 2019 $1,452 -55% 3 -2 $484 $412,603 9 Oscilloscope
49 Cliffs of Freedom $1,281 -48% 2 -2 $641 $71,609 7  
50 Sorry Angel $1,154 2 $577 $29,399 9 Strand Releasing
51 Relaxer $651 18% 3 1 $217 $4,723 3 Oscilloscope Laboratories
52 What Is Democracy? $581 145% 1 0 $581 $44,326 13 Zeitgeist Films
53 Ruben Brandt, Collector $539 -20% 9 3 $60 $111,101 9 Sony Pictures Classics
54 The Last Resort $484 -73% 1 -3 $484 $155,820 17 Kino Lober Films
55 Off Season $467 -15% 1 0 $467 $10,168 5 Indican Pictures
56 Suburban Birds $443 -86% 1 0 $443 $4,606 2 Cinema Guild
57 The Eyes Of Orson Welles $372 1 $372 $10,085 5 Janus Films
58 The Heiresses $210 -93% 1 -2 $210 $71,613 13 Distrib Films US
59 The Wild Pear Tree $208 220% 1 0 $208 $29,177 11 Cinema Guild
60 Hotel By The River $175 1 $175 $22,776 9 Cinema Guild

Sunday Update: Despite a slew of new releases targeting all different segments of the moviegoing audience this weekend, Warner Bros.’ DC adaptation Shazam! captured the No. 1 spot for a second weekend in a row with an estimated $25.1 M, bringing the total for the superhero comedy close to $100 million. Elsewhere, Little shot ahead of Hellboy to claim the runner-up spot, while Laika’s Missing Link stumbled and the YA adaptation After overperformed.

Continuing to ride high following its solid $53.5 million debut last weekend, Shazam! dropped around 53% in its sophomore frame for a total of $94.9 million. That’s a better second-weekend performance than the majority of DCEU releases, which tend to drop north of 60% in their respective second weekends (Aquaman and Wonder Woman excluded). Look for the Warner Bros. release to cross $100 million by next weekend.

Making a surprise showing in second place was Little, the Regina Hall-Issa Rae fantasy comedy that has become just the latest effective counter-programming effort from phenomenally-successful producer Will Packer. The Universal release grossed an estimated $15.5 million in its debut, lifting it higher than industry forecasts heading into the weekend and allowing it to usurp the expected No. 2 finisher Hellboy. Reviews were only middling for the wish-fulfillment comedy (it has a 49% on Rotten Tomatoes), but audiences seem to have liked it much better, awarding it a “B+” Cinemascore.

Little also benefitted from being the sole outright comedy in wide release at the moment, with winter releases like Isn’t It Romantic, What Men Want and A Madea Family Funeral all nearing the end of their theatrical runs. Notably, the audience for Little was 65% female and 43% African-American.

Coming in third with a disappointing estimate of $12 million was Hellboy, the reboot of the comic-book franchise that was kicked off by Guillermo del Toro’s two previous installments. There were a number of notable factors working against the Lionsgate release this weekend. For starters, it received one of the worst Rotten Tomatoes averages (15%) of any wide-release title this year, which was a far cry from the generally well-received Del Toro films. Secondly, the absence of Del Toro in the director’s chair (The Descent director Neil Marshall stepped in this time around) may have turned off many fans of the previous Hellboy installments, which were generally well-liked.

Another likely factor in Hellboy‘s less-than-desirable debut was the fact that it arrived sandwiched between two other high-profile superhero releases: namely, Shazam! and Avengers: Endgame, which has already been breaking records in advance of its April 26 release. Coupled with its more restrictive R-rating and poor reviews, the already-saturated market for superhero fare may well have deterred non-Hellboy-diehards from turning out this weekend.

Dropping to fourth following a good $24.5 million debut last weekend was Pet Sematary, which dipped 59% to an estimated $10 million in its sophomore frame. The new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel/remake of the 1989 film now has $41.1 million after ten days of release. While far from the kind of blockbuster numbers boasted by 2017’s It, that’s nonetheless a healthy total for the Paramount horror film.

Fifth place went to Dumbo, which brought in an estimated $9.2 million in its third weekend of release. Despite its well-known title character and blockbuster budget (a reported $170 million), the film has been performing less like fellow live-action Disney remakes Beauty & the Beast and Cinderella and more like last year’s Christopher Robin, which finished its domestic run just shy of $100 million off a much more modest $75 million reported budget. Though its international grosses have been relatively more robust (more on that below), Dumbo has nonetheless proved to be something of a disappointment for a home studio that has banked part of its world-domination strategy on these live-action remakes of classic animated titles.

Sixth place went to Captain Marvel, which continued to soar with an estimated $8.6 million in its sixth weekend of release. With $386.5 million in the bank so far, the superhero release will soon topple the $389.8 million total of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to become the seventh highest-grossing title in the MCU domestically.

Holdover Us was down 49% to an estimated $6.9 million in seventh place, bringing the total for the Jordan Peele horror film to $163.5 million after four weeks. The Universal title has been fading considerably faster than Peele’s previous release Get Out, which brought in $13.4 million on its respective fourth weekend despite opening considerably lower ($33.3 million).

Making a better-than-expected showing in eighth was the YA adaptation After, which managed $6.2 million from 2,138 screens in its opening frame. The Aviron release seems to have appealed to a healthy segment of fans who originally gobbled up author Anna Todd’s book series, which began as One Direction fan fiction online before being repackaged by Simon & Schuster (sans the One Direction element). Reviews for the film weren’t good (its Rotten Tomatoes average stands at a fairly dismal 13%), though it fared better with audiences, who awarded it a “B” Cinemascore on opening day.

The weekend’s final new wide release Missing Link faltered in ninth place with an estimated $5.8 million despite debuting on over 3,400 screens, which is the widest debut for any Laika release to date. The disappointing opening came despite the film scoring an impressive 89% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. While it’s possible the United Artists release will hold up well in subsequent weekends (Laika movies tend to have reasonably strong legs), this is by far the lowest wide opening of any of the animation studio’s movies to date, with the previous low being 2016’s Kubo and the Two Strings ($12.6 million). As is usually the case with stop-motion animated films, the opening represented but a fraction of what the average computer-animated movie tends to bring in on opening weekend, again demonstrating the more limited appeal of stop motion in the 21st century.

Finally in tenth, last weekend’s newcomer The Best of Enemies brought in an estimated $2 million, bringing the total for the Taraji P. Henson drama to $8.1 million after ten days.

Overseas Update:

Shazam! brought in an estimated $35.9 million overseas, lifting its international total to $163.9 million and its global cume to $258.8 million. In its top international market of China, the film has grossed an estimated $40.4 million to date.

Dumbo grossed an estimated $22 million overseas this weekend, bringing its international cume to $177 million and its global total to $266.9 million. Country totals include $23 million in the U.K., $20.9 million in China and $17.6 million in Mexico.


Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, APR. 12 – SUN, APR. 14

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Shazam! $25,140,000 -53% 4,306 89 $5,838 $94,913,013 2 Warner Bros.
2 Little (2019) $15,500,000 2,667 $5,812 $15,500,000 1 Universal Pictures
3 Hellboy $12,015,000 3,303 $3,638 $12,015,000 1 Lionsgate / Summit
4 Pet Sematary $10,000,000 -59% 3,585 0 $2,789 $41,121,660 2 Paramount Pictures
5 Dumbo $9,186,000 -50% 3,706 -553 $2,479 $89,945,162 3 Walt Disney Pictures
6 Captain Marvel $8,626,000 -31% 2,975 -598 $2,899 $386,539,581 6 Disney
7 Us (2019) $6,950,000 -50% 2,768 -744 $2,511 $163,502,425 4 Universal Pictures
8 After (2019) $6,200,000 2,138 $2,900 $6,200,000 1 Aviron Pictures
9 Missing Link $5,841,434 3,413 $1,712 $5,841,434 1 United Artists Releasing
10 The Best of Enemies $2,000,000 -55% 1,705 0 $1,173 $8,101,570 2 STX Entertainment
11 Unplanned $1,800,000 -45% 1,402 -114 $1,284 $15,830,305 3 Pure Flix
12 Five Feet Apart $1,550,000 -57% 1,473 -1011 $1,052 $43,911,394 5 CBS Films
13 Wonder Park $730,000 -66% 1,172 -1109 $623 $43,452,568 5 Paramount

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Hotel Mumbai $868,876 -51% 617 -313 $1,408 $8,030,086 4 Bleecker Street
2 The Mustang $788,000 1% 527 177 $1,495 $3,174,560 5 Focus Features
3 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $730,000 -63% 822 -1106 $888 $157,952,605 11 Universal / DreamWorks Animation
4 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral $350,000 -69% 475 -626 $737 $72,735,430 7 Lionsgate
5 No Manches Frida 2 $190,000 -53% 135 -140 $1,407 $9,052,565 5 Lionsgate / Pantelion Films
6 The Aftermath $160,000 -56% 234 -110 $684 $1,430,397 5 Fox Searchlight
7 Gloria Bell $155,000 -58% 168 -474 $923 $5,350,132 6 A24
8 Apollo 11 $120,200 -39% 126 -61 $954 $8,300,157 7 Neon
9 The Upside $120,000 -38% 179 -95 $670 $108,028,182 14 STX Entertainment
10 The Beach Bum $61,680 -87% 100 -955 $617 $3,341,497 3 Neon

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Amazing Grace $372,288 323% 58 50 $6,419 $612,244 2 Neon
2 High Life $204,181 106% 32 28 $6,381 $340,640 2 A24
3 Diane $83,672 45% 64 31 $1,307 $201,057 3 IFC Films
4 The Chaperone $66,450 33 $2,014 $113,482 3 PBS Distribution
5 Mary Magdalene $62,436 62 $1,007 $62,436 1 IFC Films
6 Teen Spirit $44,361 4 $11,090 $44,361 1 LD Entertainment / Bleecker Street
7 Cold Pursuit $40,000 -41% 20 -98 $2,000 $32,121,587 10 Lionsgate / Summit
8 Transit $39,745 -40% 45 -10 $883 $683,627 7 Music Box Films
9 Her Smell $39,058 3 $13,019 $39,058 1 Gunpowder & Sky
10 Peterloo $33,939 31% 32 29 $1,061 $66,020 2 Amazon Studios
11 Wild Nights with Emily $33,000 3 $11,000 $33,000 1 Greenwich Entertainment
12 Ash is Purest White $28,894 23 $1,256 $28,894 5 Cohen Media Group
13 Long Day’s Journey Into Night $27,896 3 $9,299 $27,896 1 Kino Lorber
14 Sunset $13,600 -26% 18 0 $756 $87,197 4 Sony Pictures Classics
15 Never Look Away $13,500 -39% 16 -10 $844 $1,205,902 12 Sony Pictures Classics
16 The Kid $8,700 -22% 49 27 $178 $1,499,257 6 Lionsgate
17 Faith, Hope & Love $8,125 -22% 6 -2 $1,354 $176,634 5 ArtAffects Entertainment
18 The Hummingbird Project $6,225 -67% 20 -51 $311 $367,746 5 The Orchard
19 Storm Boy $2,887 -94% 17 -39 $170 $66,424 2 Good Deed Entertainment
20 Birds of Passage $2,081 -77% 8 -11 $260 $501,036 9 The Orchard

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