Monster Hunter Nabs Its Prize of First Place at the Weekend Box Office
Monster Hunter took the top of the weekend box office, bumping off some other hunters, The Croods. Based on the video game series, Monster Hunter earned an estimated $2.2 million from 1,736 theaters averaging $1,267 per theater. The film also opened internationally with $4.8 million for a worldwide total of $7 million.
In second place was the champ of the last few weekends, The Croods: A New Age. That film added an estimated $2 million to its domestic total. It’s now earned a little over $27 million, one of the best totals of the year. Internationally, the film added about $5.4 million over the week to bring that total to $57.5 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $84.5 million one of the highest earnings of the year for a film.
Fatale debuted in third place. The film grossed an estimated $925,000. No international earnings have been reported.
In fourth place was the re-release of Elf which earned an estimated $365,000. After six weeks, the film has earned $1.9 million domestically and $141,033 at the international box office.
Rounding out the top five was Half Brothers which earned an estimated $260,000 dropping 47.5% from the previous week. The film has earned $1.8 million after three weeks. No international numbers have been released.
When it comes to comic films.
The Empty Man earned an estimated $2,500 after nine weeks to bring its domestic total to $3 million. Internationally, the film has now earned $842,295 an increase of about $70,000 over the week. Worldwide the film has earned $3,844,325.
The New Mutants also earned an estimated $2,500 after 17 weeks. That brings the domestic gross to $23.9 million. Over the week, it looks like international earnings remained steady at $22,544,735. Worldwide, the film has earned $46,396,246.
38 films grossed $7,592,134 from 14,312 theaters. The previous weekend saw $6,687,559 from 36 films and 14,704 theaters. This past weekend had an average theater earning of $530.47 compared to the previous weekend’s $454.81. We’ll update these numbers as they become finalized.