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Joker Repeats in First and The Addams Family Takes Second

Joker

Despite some solid competition, Joker held on to the top spot at the weekend box office domestically, internationally, and worldwide. The film has earned almost $544 million in twelve days.

Joker earned an estimated $55 million dipping just 43% in its second weekend. Domestically, the film has earned $192.7 million after ten days in release. It’s the largest October second weekend ever beating Gravity’s $43.2 million in 2013.

Internationally, the film brought in an estimated $123.7 million from 79 markets. The film has earned $351.2 million at the foreign box office so far.

In second place was the newcomer The Addams Family which beat expectations. The movie earned an estimated $30.3 million over the three days. The film earned a “B+” CinemaScore with women making up 59% of the opening weekend crowd. 48% of that crowd was under the age of 17.

In third was another debut film Gemini Man which earned $20.5 million over the three days. The film also earned a “B+” CinemaScore from opening day audiences. The audience was male which made up 56% with 53% of the crowd aged under 30.

Abominable came in fourth place with an estimated $6.2 million in its third week. The film has earned $47.9 million domestically. It also added $15 million internationally from 52 markets to bring the foreign total to $60.1 million and a worldwide total of $108.1 million.

Rounding out the top five was Downton Abbey which added $4.9 million to its domestic total after its fourth week. Domestically the film has earned $82.7 million. Internationally the film added $4.1 million to bring the foreign total to $70 million to bring its worldwide earnings to $152.7 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper look at 2019’s comic adaptations at the box office.

Joker Delivers a Record October Opening

Joker

It was a given that Joker would top the weekend box office but a record setting weekend wasn’t a given for the R-rated film.

Joker was the top film domestically and earned $234 million worldwide. With an estimated $93.5 million, the film had the largest October domestic opening ever. It beat Venom which earned $80.25 million. Justice League earned $93.8 million when it opened in November 2017 and when final receipts are in Joker could top that.

The film also earned the fourth largest domestic opening ever for an R-rated film. Its preview grosses of $13.3 million was also a record for October preview grosses.

The audience gave the film a “B+” CinemaScore with those under 35 giving it an “A-“. On various rating sites, the film enjoyed good reviews, especially from audiences.

Internationally, the film debuted in 73 markets where it earned $140.5 million. The film opens in France and Germany later this week.

Abominable came in second place for its second weekend earning an estimated $12 million. The film opened in China where it earned $11.2 million. Internationally it earned $24.6 million from 44 markets. Worldwide, the film has earned $76.3 million.

Downton Abbey was in third place in its third week. The film earned an estimated $8 million to bring its domestic total to $73.6 million. The film also added $6.6 million to its international total which is now $61.8 million for a worldwide total of $135.4 million.

Hustlers came in fourth place bringing in an estimated $6.3 million. Internationally, the film added $1.9 million. Domestically it has earned $91.3 million, internationally $18.7 million and worldwide $110 million.

Rounding out the top five was It: Chapter Two which earned an estimated $5.4 million in its fifth week. It’s the third R-rated film ever to top $200 million domestically. Internationally, the film earned $5.6 million from 78 markets for an international total of $234.5 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $436.7 million and still has top open in Japan which happens in November 1.

We’ll be back in an hour when we do a deeper dive into 2019’s comic movie adaptations.

Abominable Tops the Weekend Box Office

Abominable

Abominable won the weekend with an estimated $20.9 million. That’s the largest opening for an original animated film in 2019. It’s also only one of three original films to top the box office in North America in 2019.

Internationally, the film is playing in 30 foreign territories where it brought in $8.8 million.

That $31.1 million is far short the $75 million budget and with the animated Adams Family film around the corner, the film may struggle to turn a profit. The film did get a good word of mouth with an “A” CinemaScore and a 96% score currently on RottenTomatoes which all gives it a fighting chance.

In second place was Downton Abbey which brought in an estimated $14.5 million in its second weekend. It also added $10 million internationally. Worldwide, the film has earned $107.1 million so far.

Hustlers dropped just 32% for an estimated $11.5 million over the three days. The domestic total is now over $80 million. The film also added $3 million internationally to bring that total to $14.8 million and a worldwide total of $95.4 million.

In fourth place was It: Chapter Two which earned an estimated $10.4 million. That’s just a 32% dip in its fourth week. The film has eanred $193.9 million domestically. Internationally it added $11 million to bring that total to $223.5 million for a worldwide total of $417.4 million.

Rounding out the top five was Ad Astra which dropped from second the previous week. The film earned an estimated $10.1 million in its second week to bring its domestic total to $35.5 million. The film also earned $18 million overseas from 50 markets to bring that total to $53.5 million.

No comic films made the top 37 listing but we’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2019’s films.

Downton Abbey Takes First with a Record for Focus Features

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey won the weekend with an estimated $31 million. That’s Focus Features’ largest opening ever.

The film opened with an audience that was 74% female and the audience was 60% aged 35 or older. The film received an “A” CinemaScore and has a 96% audience score on RottenTomatoes and 7.8/10 on IMBD as of this post.

Internationally, the film opened in 17 markets last weekend and added 15 this week for 32 total. The film brought in an estimated $10 million to bring its international total to $30.8 million for a worldwide total of $61.8 million so far.

It was a close race for second as Ad Astra barely beat Rambo: Last Blood. Ad Astra earned an estimated $19.2 million, not great for a film with an $80-$100 million budget. The film also earned an estimated $26 million from 44 markets.

The film received a “B-” CinemaScore and had an audience that was 54% male and 73% aged 25 or older.

Rambo: Last Blood was third with an estimated $19 million which was just ahead of the previous chapter’s $18.2 million debut. Audiences gave that film a “B” CinemaScore and the audience was 66% male.

It: Chapter Two dropped to fourth place with an estimated $17.2 million domestically to bring that total to $179.2 million. It’s the third-largest R-rated horror film domestically of all-time.

Rounding out the top five was Hustlers with an estimated $17 million to bring its domestic total to $62.5 million. It also added $3 million from 18 markets for a foreign total just shy of $10 million.

In comic based films…

Spider-Man: Far From Home earned an estimated $340,000 after 12 weeks to bring its domestic total to $389.7 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper look at 2019’s comic adaptations.

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