Brie Larson’s superhero blockbuster continues to dominate at the worldwide box office
Just as it did last weekend, Captain Marvel has topped the U.S box office. The Brie Larson/ Samuel L. Jackson led Marvel film brought in another $69.3 million bringing it’s American Box Office haul so far to $266.2 million domestically.
The film dropped by 55% from its opening weekend which is the average for second weekends for Marvel Films. However, the film has made $760.2 million worldwide so far and is right on course to hit $1Billion at least before it finishes its cinematic run.
The film has overhauled the grosses for DC’s Suicide Squad, Justice League and Man Of Steel on a $152million budget. Adding to her charm is the release of the new Avengers: Endgame trailer in which Carol Danvers finally makes her first appearance alongside the remaining heroes from the previous film. The short clip of Carol and Thor nose to nose is the highlight of the trailer and increases the excitement for next months release of the film.
The rest of the Box Office couldn’t come close to Marvels latest smash hit. Paramount’s Wonder Park opened with a disappointing $16million. The film reportedly cost $80million to make and represents a major flop. With the film only gaining a 30% average on Rotten Tomatoes, the animated tale didn’t manage to endure itself to the audience.
In third place, this past weekend is the teen melodrama Five Feet Apart with $13.1million. The PG-13 rated romance film chronicling two young patients with chronic illnesses didn’t earn any sympathy from either critics or audiences at the box office.
In fourth and fifth places respectively are How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral. Dragons now has $135.6million at the box office and a worldwide total of $466.5million whereas Madea has made $59million on a $20million budget.
Sixth place went to the Spanish Language comedy sequel No Manches Frida 2. Opening on just 472, the film made £3.8million. In seventh was another new release that underwhelmed on opening. Captive State, a science fiction thriller starring John Goodman took a paltry $3.1million on a $25million budget. Directed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) the film didn’t impress the critics, only gaining a 47% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Eighth place went to The Lego Movie 2 which now has a worldwide total of $171.4million after six weeks of release.
Alita: Battle Angel dropped to ninth with another $1.9million in the bank. The Robert Rodriguez/James Cameron collaboration now has a worldwide total of $394million on a $170million budget. Sadly, the numbers will inevitably mean that the film won’t get a sequel that it deserves. Rounding out the top ten is the Oscar Winning Green Book. The surprise Best Film Oscar winner now sits on a U.S total of $82.6million and a worldwide take of $274.6million on a $23million budget.
Dropping out of the chart this week was Isn’t It Romantic. The Rebel Wilson film bypassed many countries movie theatres and in the UK is currently showing on Netflix, restricting it’s earning potential. Also leaving the top ten was WWE Biopic Fighting With My Family, the thriller Greta and the moon landing documentary Apollo 11. Of the limited releases, The Mustang did the best business, making an average of $19K per screen.
Next weekend, the contender for Captain Marvel‘s throne is Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller ‘US’ while the drama Hotel Mumbai opens in limited release.
Who will triumph in the battle of the box office next weekend? Check back in with The Future Of The Force to find out!
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