This weekend saw the wide release of two films — the comedy Game Night and thoughtful sci-fi film Annihilation. Of course, while this weekend saw those movies hitting, neither were fighting for the top spot.
This past weekend saw Black Panther dominating in its second weekend. It joined the second-weekend $100M-plus club, taking in $108.0M domestically, dropping only 46.5 percent from its first weekend. As of this writing, it’s made over $400M domestically and $700M worldwide. Clearly, its success was no fluke, and it’s currently on course to beat even Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the box office. Unless an unexpected drop occurs, I can foresee $1.4B being a real possibility for its worldwide box office haul.
In second place is Game Night with $16.6M. Given its $37M budget, this performance can be seen as a bit disappointing, but given its solid critic rating perhaps that’ll go up (though with a CinemaScore of a B+, perhaps audiences aren’t as thrilled). Without a doubt, Warner Bros. is looking to this film’s quality and performance as a way to gauge whether or not they want to go forward with director John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein for Flashpoint — we’ll have to se which way the cookie crumbles.
Annihilation — Alex Garland’s latest film — came in at fourth with $11M. What’s worse is that it has a CinemaScore of a C. Clearly audiences wanted something a little less thoughtful, and a lot faster-paced. While critics seem to be infatuated with the film, it’s clear that, with its $40M budget, that things aren’t looking great on the money front. On the heels of last year’s disappointing box office return of Blade Runner 2049, this may be another nail in the coffin for serious sci-fi.
The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 25, are below.
Black Panther – Disney – $108.0M
Game Night – Warner Bros. – $16.6M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $12.5M
Annihilation – Paramount – $11.0M
Fifty Shades Freed – Universal – $6.9M
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Sony – $5.7M
15:17 to Paris, The – Warner Bros. – $3.6M
Greatest Showman, The – 20th Century Fox – $3.4M
Every Day – Orion Distribution Company – $3.1M
MET Opera: La Boheme – Fathom Events – $1.9M
The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 25, are below.
Black Panther – Disney – $191.8M
Operation Red Sea – Multiple – $107.5M
Detective Chinatown 2 – Multiple – $80.4M
Monster Hunt 2 – LGF – $33.6M
Fifty Shades Freed – UNI – $29.2M
Game Night – Warner Bros. – $21.8M
Shape of Water, The – Fox Searchlight – $12.7M
Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink – HQSZ – $12.7M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $12.5M
Greatest Showman, The – 20th Century Fox – $11.1M
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SOURCE: Box Office Mojo, comScore