Captain Marvel is toppled after just two weeks at the worldwide box office
After two weeks of being the Box Office number one, ‘Captain Marvel‘ has been defeated finally. Jordan Peele’s followup to his surprise 2017 hit ‘Get Out’ has hit the top spot, displacing the Captain, pushing her down to the second spot on this weeks U.S box office chart.
‘US’ has managed to scare up a record-breaking massive $70.3million opening this weekend. This opening was the third highest opening for a horror film in history. Only the remake of ‘IT’ and last years ‘HALLOWEEN’ have managed to land a higher box office weekend take. The film has been a hit with audiences and critics alike and many people have recommended seeing the film at least twice to fully understand what is going on in the film.
‘Captain Marvel’ fell to second place in the chart but still earned a fantastic $35million, bringing its U.S box office revenue to $322million and its global take to $910million. It’s only a matter of time before Brie Larson’s debut as the Marvel character joins the exclusive $1billion club. China has helped massively to contribute to the success of the film by bringing in $131.8million to date, much how the Chinese helped Aquaman and Venom to box office success.
‘Wonder Park’ is at number three, bringing in $9million and bringing its total to $39.7million. This is a major disappointment for a film that’s rumoured to be budgeted at $80million plus and has a rather chequered history, becoming the first animated film to be released without a director being credited for bringing the film to the screen.
Teen romance picture ‘Five Feet Apart‘ sits at number four, bringing in $8.7million and bringing its total to $32.7million.
‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ rounds out the top five this week, earning a further $6.5million over the weekend and bringing its total to $488million worldwide.
‘Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral’ falls to sixth position this weekend. The apparently final film in Perry’s Madea franchise made $4.5million over the three days, bringing its total up to $66million. Perry has previously said that he will end the series but after the success again this time around, it remains to be seen if Perry reverses his decision as he has many times before.
Seventh place went to the critically acclaimed drama ‘Gloria Bell’, giving it a running total of $2.5million after its $1.8million made this weekend. Critics have been fawning over the Julianne Moore starring film since it made its debut at theatres three weeks ago.
Spanish language comedy sequel ‘No Manches Frida 2’ fell from sixth to eighth place, taking $1.8million and bringing its box office haul to $6.6million ever since its debut two weeks ago.
Ninth spot went to the Warner Bros animated sequel ‘The Lego Movie 2’ with another $1.1million added to its total. This will probably be the last Lego that will be made for the movie screen as the film hasn’t hit the heights its previous instalment managed, becoming a slight disappointment for the studio even though the film has surpassed the $100million mark at the U.S Box office.
In the tenth position is ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, taking $1million and hauling the film up to $84million in the U.S. The film, although a visual feast and extremely entertaining hasn’t set the box office alight, sadly almost certainly ruling out the possibility of a sequel from Director Robert Rodriguez and Producer James Cameron.
Leaving the chart after only one week is ‘Captive State’. The film is another casualty of the blockbuster season upon us, only bringing in $5.3million to date on a $30million budget. However, the film still has to open in several territories so may just squeeze a small profit in the long run.
‘Green Book’ departs the top ten finally but has now taken $83.8million to date at the box office making the shock best picture Oscar winner a hit on a £23million budget.
The Box Office heats up over the next five weeks as the next round of big blockbusters is unleashed. Next Friday sees the release of the Disney live-action remake of the classic animated favourite ‘Dumbo’ starring Colin Farrell, Danny De Vito and Michael Keaton for director Tim Burton’s take on the material.
From April 5th, its a straight up fight for box office domination as the remake of Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ and DC’S ‘Shazam’ go head to head.
April 12th brings us the animated ‘Missing Link’ and the R Rated reboot of ‘Hellboy’ to make their bows and fight for the crown.
April 19th allows new horror ‘The Curse Of La Llorona’ a free pass as no other new releases are planned for that weekend.
Friday 26th April sees the year’s main contender for the 2019 box office crown make its bow. ‘Avengers: Endgame’ arrives to end this third phase of the Marvel universe and to bid goodbye to most of the characters we have been cheering on over the past ten years and welcome the characters that will lead the fourth phase. Apart from Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut entitled ‘The White Crow’, an interesting drama telling the tale of legendary Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev and his defection to the west opening, many studios have taken the decision to steer clear of the Avengers for at least two weekends in succession.
Will ‘Dumbo’ fly into top spot next weekend? Or will ‘US’ continue to scare away all competition? Check back this time next week to get the rundown right here on The Future Of The Force.
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Source: Box Office Mojo
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!