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Box Office: ‘Logan’ Scores Nomination While ‘Black Panther’ Continues to Break Records



Black Panther

Box Office Report March 4, 2018

While Logan enjoyed being the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards, Black Panther continues to be a comic book movie breaking records. In its third week, the Marvel superhero film is still #1 by a wide margin, grossing $65.7 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to over $500 million. For reference, that’s the same amount of weeks it took Star Wars: The Last Jedi to reach that domestic gross. Even with a 40% drop from last weekend, Black Panther is going to be sitting comfortably on the top 10 for all of March.

Two new films still tried to nip at the heels of the Marvel juggernaut. Red Sparrow, a Russian spy drama starring Jennifer Lawrence, ranked in a mere $17 million, far short of the film’s $69 million budget without much hope of recovery. Eli Roth’s remake of Death Wish, starring Bruce Willis, didn’t fare much better either with only $13 million on a budget of $30 million. With their low critic ratings and limited interest, don’t expect them to hang around when the more prominent blockbusters of March come rolling into the box office.

The other films took the expected dips. Game Night, the dark comedy starring Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman, is hanging in there with another $10.7 million, bringing the domestic gross up to $33.5 million, closing in on covering its $37 million budget. Peter Rabbit, the CGI/live-action family film, has a firm footing to remain at #5 with a $10 million gross, boosting its domestic total to $84 million. Despite being added to more theaters, Alex Garland’s sci-fi masterpiece Annihilation had a depressing 49% drop only to bring in $5.6 million, bringing its domestic total to a small $20 million, despite a relatively modest $40 million budget for such a production.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, after 11 weeks, is still here and refusing to leave until it reaches $400 million domestic. It came close this weekend by bringing in $4.5 million, raising its domestic gross to $393 million. Could it break $400 million and stay in the top 10? Hard to say. And The Greatest Showman, also in its 11th weekend, clutches on with its Oscar nominations to bring in $2.6 million, adding to an already robust box office of $164.6 million domestic.

Read the full top 10 below:

Black Panther ($65,705,000)
Red Sparrow ($17,000,000)
Death Wish ($13,025,000)
Game Night ($10,710,000)
Peter Rabbit ($10,000,000)
Annihilation ($5,650,000)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($4,500,000)
Fifty Shades Freed ($3,310,000)
The Greatest Showman ($2,675,000)
Every Day ($1,560,029)

Next weekend will be an interesting one as Disney will be competing with themselves! Ava DuVernay’s family fantasy A Wrinkle in Time will be going up against Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. Also debuting will be the horror sequel Strangers: Prey at Night, the David Oyelowo starring comedy Gringo, and the Rob Cohen action picture The Hurricane Heist. A Wrinkle in Time is the only new film being released in over 3,000 theaters so expect to see it at either #1 or #2.


Movie Magic: The De-Aging Technique of The Irishman




Robert DeNiro de-agedHave you read Izzy yet? If so, you know that Izzy makes the apples that give the Gods their youth and immortality. It also seems Robert De Niro discovered one of Izzy’s apples too… In Martin Scorsese’s upcoming biographical film, he stars as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a labor union leader and alleged hitman for the Bufalino crime family. The trailer for the movie, which will premieres NEXT WEEK (!), also features a “de-aged” De Niro. “We’re so used to watching them as the older faces,” Scorsese said in an interview on the A24 podcast. “Does it change the eyes at all? …If that’s the case, what was in the eyes that I liked? Was it intensity? Was it gravitas? Was it threat?…How do we get that? I don’t know.” Some might consider this magic and I for one can’t wait to see the impact of Izzy’s apples on screen for myself. ????

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“Captain Marvel” Retains Top Slot at the Box Office



It’s no surprise that in its second weekend, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe of 2019 is still riding high. Captain Marvel, the latest in the MCU with Brie Larson starring as the lead, generated another $69 million over the weekend, placing its domestic total at $266 million. Tallying up the international box office, the film’s global total to date is $760 million. Despite the online controversy, the film is looking to be another strong box office smash for Disney and Marvel.

As for the premieres for the weekend, and there were plenty, they were all over the map. Just below Captain Marvel was the animated adventure Wonder Park, bringing in $16 million, another film with controversy when the director’s name was removed from the picture after sexual harassment charges. Five Feet Apart, the dying teen drama about a romance amid cystic fibrosis, only came in at #3 with a weekend gross of $13 million. And debuting the lowest in the top 10 for debuts was Captive State, a sci-fi dystopian tale, only making $3 million. The film debuted so low the little film No Manches Frida 2 was able to sneak about it at #6 with a gross of $3.8 million.

Drops were fairly low all around for the returning films, mostly because Captain Marvel was dominating the previous weekend. The only milestone worth noting is that The LEGO Movie 2, after six weeks at the box office, finally cracked $100 million. And the sun is now setting on Green Book’s post-Oscar run by coming in at #10 for the final weekend of its top 10 run over the past few weeks.

View the full top ten weekend box office results below:

Captain Marvel ($69,318,000)

Wonder Park ($16,000,000)

Five Feet Apart ($13,150,000)

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($9,345,000)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral ($8,085,000)

No Manches Frida 2 ($3,894,000)

Captive State ($3,163,000)

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part ($2,135,000)

Alita: Battle Angel ($1,900,000)

Green Book ($1,277,000)

Next weekend, Captain Marvel may very well have some competition when Jordan Peele’s new horror film Us hits over 3,600 theaters.

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“Dragon” Continues To Soar, “Funeral” Close Behind, “Green Book” Back



With little competition for the weekend, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the third in the animated fantasy saga, was able to secure the box office once more. In its second weekend, the animated epic made $30 million to push its domestic total to $97 million. So far the film has done about the same as the previous film and is on track to stay in the top 10 for a few more weeks in March.

Debuts this weekend were small with one big exception. Tyler Perry’s latest Madea film, A Madea Family Funeral, naturally made a relatively big splash with its dedicated audience. Starting at #2, the film made $27 million for its first weekend. No word on the budget yet but it’s most likely on a budget as most Tyler Perry productions are, so it’s safe to call this a success, especially for debuting with a box office so close to Dragon.

The rest of the premieres were not as strong at all. Greta, the new thriller starring Chloe Moretz, debuted all the way down at #8 with $4.5 million box office. To be fair, however, the film was in a constant battle for its spot as three other films also reported earnings around $4 million for the weekend. Of note, Green Book, fresh off winning the Academy Award for Best Picture one weekend ago, splashed back into more theaters to arise even higher in the top 10 with its domestic total now sitting at $73 million. Don’t count on it remaining there long as bigger blockbusters will be swooping as we plow through the last remnants of winter movies.

Check out the full listing of the top 10 box office weekend results below:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($30,046,000)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral ($27,050,000)

Alita: Battle Angel ($7,000,000)

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part ($6,615,000)

Green Book ($4,711,000)

Fighting With My Family ($4,691,284)

Isn’t it Romantic ($4,645,000)

Greta ($4,585,000)

What Men Want ($2,700,000)

Happy Death Day 2U ($2,516,000)

Next weekend is once again all about Marvel as their latest superhero solo film, Captain Marvel, will be appearing in 4,100 theaters.

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