Monday, April 1, 2019

Monday's Headlines | Weekend Box Office

For an elephant that can fly, Dumbo sure is having a hard time getting off the ground. Tim Burton‘s live-action reboot—or “reimagining” if you’re nasty—officially nabbed $45 million in its debut weekend, flying below the $50 million mark that early predictions pointed to.

This isn’t anywhere close to a home run, especially for a Disney project. Dumbo now sits toward the bottom of the Disney live-action bracket, beating out the openings of Pete’s Dragon ($21.5 million) and Alice Through the Looking Glass ($26 million), but well below the loftier numbers of entries like The Jungle Book ($103 million), Alice In Wonderland ($116 million), and Beauty and the Beast ($174 million). Similar to…pretty much every non-Marvel blockbuster made these days, Dumbo will look to the international box office to recoup its $170 million budget; after this weekend, the film’s worldwide total is $116 million, $71 million coming from overseas.

Meanwhile, Us continued its strong march into horror history. Jordan Peele‘s sophomore feature garnered another $33 million, down 52% from its premiere weekend, bringing its domestic total to $128 million on a $20 million budget. Captain Marvel, too, remains rock solid in its fourth week. The Brie Larson-led MCU entry ended the weekend with another $20.5 million, its domestic total soaring to $353 million. Worldwide, Captain Marvel is banging on the billion dollar door, sitting right now at $990 million.

The biggest disappointment of the weekend goes to The Beach Bum, the stoner comedy from the mind of Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers) and starring Matthew McConaughey. The film nabbed just $1.8 million despite the presence of not only its leading man but also Zac Efron, Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg, and Jonah Hill. That opening weekend take is the lowest in McConaughey’s career for a movie playing on 1,000 screens.
Rank Title Weekend Total
1. Dumbo $45,000,000 $45,000,000
2. Us $33,605,000 $128,220,440
3. Captain Marvel $20,500,000 $353,805,815
4. Five Feet Apart $6,250,000 $35,875,601
5. Unplanned $6,110,000 $6,110,000
6. Wonder Park $4,940,000 $37,881,787
7. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $4,232,000 $152,966,010
8. Hotel Mumbai $3,163,660 $3,279,139
9. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral $2,700,000 $70,039,170
10. The Beach Bum $1,800,000 $1,800,000