Monday, February 4, 2019
Monday's Headlines - Weekend Box Office
Industry estimates show that this weekend's combined gross will only reach $67.6 million. That is the lowest for a Super Bowl weekend since the weekend of January 30, 2000; when one of this year's Super Bowl participants, the Rams, won their first championship and only $65.9 million was grossed at theaters. It's also the lowest combined total for any weekend since the last weekend of August 2017, which saw a weekend total of $69.3 million.
With little competition running against it, Universal's "Glass" and STX's "The Upside" respectively took the top two spots on the charts for the third straight weekend. "Glass" added $9.5 million to push its total to $88.6 million, while "Upside" added $8.4 million to bring its total to $75 million after four weekends.
In third was this weekend's sole new release, Sony's "Miss Bala." The Catherine Hardwicke-directed thriller opened on the low end of analyst projections, grossing $6.5 million from 2,203 screens. The film was made on a $15 million budget and has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 27 percent.
Several holiday holdovers sit below the top 3, as Warner Bros.' "Aquaman," Sony's "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" and Universal's "Green Book" all gro
"Aquaman" has now grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide and $323 million domestically after adding $4.75 million in its seventh weekend. "Spider-Verse," which is now the heavy favorite to win Best Animated Feature at the Oscars after sweeping at the Annie Awards this weekend, grossed $4.4 million to bring its domestic total to $175 million. Finally, "Green Book" continues to be the moneymaker among major Oscar contenders with $4.3 million grossed and a $55.8 million total.
Numbers are expected to rebound significantly starting next week, starting with the release of "The Lego Movie 2," which is expected to open to $44-52 million. Later February releases like Universal's "Happy Death Day 2U" and "How to Train Your Dragon 3" will also raise numbers.
However, expect year-to-date numbers to still be dramatically low compared to 2018, as there is no film this month remotely close to the box office power of the $700 million "Black Panther.