– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Well, LEGO Batman Movie, you had a good run, but there’s a new king in town. 

Comedian, actor, and now director Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out has dethroned the Caped Crusader of Gotham City. The racially-charged horror film achieved the incredible this past weekend, when it secured an amazing 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s right. out of 135 reviewers so far, not a single one disliked the film. That positive reception has no doubt made its way to the audiences, who came out in droves to see the film, securing over $30 million in its opening weekend. This is especially impressive, given that the film was made on a budget of $4.5 million. If the positive word of mouth continues, it’s possible this film will have some real staying power in the weeks to come.

The LEGO Batman Movie, while pushed down to second this week, still managed to make $19 million in its third weekend. While the film continues to hold up at the box office, its declining performance is a bit disheartening, as it’s only made north of $220 million worldwide so far. It’s still a success, by all standards, but it doesn’t look like it’ll approach anywhere near the worldwide gross of The LEGO Movie, which ended its theatrical run at $469 million. Despite its strong critical reception, audiences haven’t responded as well as the studio had expected. Hopefully this won’t affect the potential future prospects of future LEGO Movies. So long as they’re as good as the last two, we’d love to see more.

John Wick: Chapter 2 continued into its third week with a modest $9 million. It’s by no means steamrolling the competition, but compared to its predecessor, its performance has been much better, and given it has a budget of $40 million, its current $125 million cume thus far worldwide is more than enough to justify its production.

Now let’s go into worldwide numbers!

comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of February 26, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Sony’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter has a massive debut in China with an opening weekend gross of $94.3 million as this sixth installment of the franchise re-takes the number one spot at the international box office with a weekend gross of $97 million from 21,200 plus screens in 51 total markets.”

The big standout here is Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. while the film seemed dead on arrival when it hit North America last month — taking in only $26 million in its six weeks in theaters so far — the overseas market has catapulted into a successful release. With its current cume of $238.5 worlwide, it’s destined to at least place second in its worldwide rankings for the Resident Evil series as a whole. Who knows? It may even break $300 million and go on to be the most successful in the franchise.

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 26, are below.

  1. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Sony – $97.0M
  2. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $31.9M
  3. Get Out – Universal – $30.5M
  4. Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $27.5M
  5. Great Wall, The – Universal – $23.3M
  6. John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $22.1M
  7. Split – Universal – $21.4M
  8. La La Land – Lionsgate – $19M
  9. Assassin’s Creed – 20th Century Fox – $17.3M
  10. Sing – Universal – $13M

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 26, are below.

  1. Get Out – Universal – $30.5M
  2. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $19.0M
  3. John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $9.0M
  4. Great Wall, The – Universal – $8.7M
  5. Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $7.7M
  6. Fist Fight – Warner Bros. – $6.4M
  7. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $5.9M
  8. La La Land – Lionsgate – $4.6M
  9. Split – Universal – $4.1M
  10. Lion – The Weinstein Company – $3.8M

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SOURCE: comScore

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.