This past weekend saw four wide releases in the form of A Wrinkle in Time, Strangers: Prey at Night, The Hurricane Heist, and Gringo.
Sadly, none of those movies hit number one, getting beaten by the juggernaut Black Panther, which brought in $41.1M domestically in its fourth weekend. This brings its grand worldwide total to $1.078B — an impressive feat for the first film in a franchise. Given its momentum, it’s impossible to tell just what film will slow it down in the coming weeks — if any at all.
At number two is A Wrinkle in Time. This well-meaning movie came in with a disappointing $33.3M, shy of the $35M the studio expected, and well below Box Office Mojo‘s own $40-$45M expectations. As it stands, there are a lot of comparisons being made to Disney’s 2015 box office disappointment. Audiences have given it a B CinemaScore, which isn’t great, and having seen the film myself, I can understand where this criticism is all coming from.
At number three, we have Strangers: Prey at Night. The film made $10.5M, which is about what was expected. Given that it’s a horror film, it’s likely that this opening will do just fine for it, but we have no idea what the budget of the film is. Strangers: Prey at Night received a C CinemaScore, making it unlikely that this will end up being a much-talked-about runaway hit.
The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 11, below.
Black Panther – Disney – $41.1M
Wrinkle In Time, A – Disney – $33.3M
Strangers: Prey At Night – Aviron Pictures – $10.5M
Red Sparrow – 20th Century Fox – $8.2M
Game Night – Warner Bros. – $7.9M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $6.8M
Death Wish – MGM – $6.6M
Hurricane Heist, The – ESMP – $3.2M
Annihilation – Paramount – $3.2M
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Sony – $2.8M
The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 11, are below.
Black Panther – Disney – $141.1M
Wrinkle In Time, A – Disney – $39.6M
Red Sparrow – 20th Century Fox – $23.9M
Operation Red Sea – WGUI – $23.8M
Tomb Raider – Warner Bros. – $14.1M
Shape of Water, The – Fox Searchlight – $13.7M
Game Night – Warner Bros. – $13.3M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $11.6M
Detective Chinatown 2 – Multiple – $11.2M
Strangers: Prey at Night – Multiple – $10.6M