Even with a 49.4% drop from last weekend, Beauty and the Beast was a monster at the weekend box office. The film came in second again earning an estimated $88.3 million. That’s the fourth largest second weekend of all-time. It’s the top film of 2017 already after two weeks by a sizeable amount. Domestically, the film has earned $317 million which is about $116 more than the second place Logan. Worldwide the film has earned $690.3 million which is about $125 million more than the second-place Logan.
In second place for the weekend was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers which opened with an estimated $40.5 million. That’s on the higher end of expectations. The film earned an “A” CinemaScore and was 60% male and 50% over the age of 25. It’ll be interesting to see how it does in the long run, but expect it to top out a little over $100 million.
In third place was Kong: Skull Island which added $14.4 million to its domestic total in its third week. The film has earned $133.5 million domestically and $392.1 million worldwide so far.
In fourth was the new film Life which brought in $12.6 million. The film worldwide brought in $28.7 million and with a $58 million budget, that’s not a disaster. The film earned a “C+” CinemaScore which does not bode well for the long run.
Rounding out the top five was Logan which brought in an estimated $10.1 million to bring its domestic total to $201.5 million. Worldwide the film has earned $565.5 million and is currently second place in domestic and worldwide earnings for the year.
Also new this week was CHiPs which brought in $7.6 million. With a $25 million budget the film should earn that back domestically when it’s done.
The LEGO Batman Movie was in ninth with $1.97 million to bring its domestic total to $170.8 million and $292.5 million worldwide so far.
In comic related movie news, Wilson debuted in 310 theaters earning and estimated $330,000. We’ll have our review later in the day.
Come back in an hour when we’ll have more comic focused breakdown of earnings.