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Dumbo Fails to Fly to Expectations But Still Takes First

Dumbo

Dumbo was unable to meet the studio and and industry expectations with an estimated $45 million. The studio’s expectation was $50+ million while others predicted $60+ million. The film did receive an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 53% female and 54% were age 25 years and older.

Internationally, the film debuted with an estimated $71 million. With a reported budget of $170 million, this is a film that looks like it’ll need to lean on the international market to make a profit.

Us dropped to second place with an estimated $33.6 million that brings the domestic earning to $128.2 million after 10 days. Internationally the film added 14 markets to bring that total to 60 and it brought in an estimated $22.6 million to bring that total to $46.3 million. The film has already earned $174.5 million on a budget of just $20 million.

Captain Marvel dropped to third place with an estimated $20.5 million domestically to bring that total to $353.8 million. Internationally the film added $26.4 million from 54 markets to bring that total to $636.8 million and a worldwide total of $990.6 million. It’ll absolutely cross the $1 billion mark during this week.

In fourth place was Five Feet Apart which earned an estimated $6.25 million to bring its domestic total to $35 million. It also added $6.2 million from 39 markets for an international total of $14.8 million.

Rounding out the top five was Unplanned which eanred $6.1 million. The film received an “A+” CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 58% female and 70% aged 25 years or older. It’s the latest success for religious focused films.

In other comic related films…

Alita: Battle Angel came in at #15 earning an estimated $500,000 to bring its domestic total to $84.9 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse slipped one spot to #21 earning an estimated $180,000 to bring its domestic total to $190.2 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper look into this year and last year’s comic film adaptations.

Us Debuts in First with an Impressive $70.25 Million

US

Jordan Peele’s Us dominated the domestic box office out-performing expectations and delivering the second largest opening ever for a live-action, original movie. The highest opening was Avatar‘s $77 million debut in 2009.

Us earned an estimated $70.25 million which is the third largest opening for an R-rated horror film, the largest for an original R-rated film. That’s over double the amount Get Out earned it’s opening weekend, $33.3 million.

The film earned a “B” CinemaScore which is a bit below Get Out‘s “A-.” The audience was split 50/50 between men and women and 53% of the audience was aged 25 or older.

Us also opened in 47 markets to bring in an estimated $16.7 million. Next weekend it opens in South Korea, Russia, and Australia, follow by Italy April 4 and Japan on August 23.

Captain Marvel dropped to second place with a 48.5% dip and an estimated $35 million. Domestically the film has earned $321.5 million. Internationally the film also earned $52.1 million from 54 markets to bring that total to $588.8 million and a worldwide total of $910.3 million. It’s likely to cross $1 billion in the next week or two.

In third place was Wonder Park which delivered an estimated $9 million to bring its domestic total to $29.5 million. It also earned $5 million internationally to bring that total to $10.2 million.

Five Feet Apart was in fourth place where it earned an estimated $8.8 million to bring its domestic total to $26.5 million. It’s now plying in 37 markets where it earned an estimated $6.2 million to bring that total to $6.3 million.

Rounding out the top five was How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World which earned an estimated $6.5 million and a domestic total of $145.8 million. Internationally, the film added $6 million from 62 markets to bring that total to $342.3 million and $488.1 million worldwide.

In other comic film news…

Alita: Battle Angel came in at #10 and earned a little over $1 million to bring its domestic total to $83.7 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse improved to come in at #19 with an estimated $250,000 to bring its domestic total up to $189.9 million.

Shazam! also held special screenings through Fandango where it earned an estimated $3.3 million. That beats How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World‘s $2.6 million from Fandango screenings and Aquaman‘s $2.9 million from Amazon Prime screenings.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year and last year’s comic adaptations.

Captain Marvel Repeats in First as it Becomes the First Film to Cross $200 million Domestically and First to Cross $700 Worldwide

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel was once again in first place at the weekend box office with an estimated $69.3 million a 54.8% drop, better than the 56% average drop for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That brings the film to $266.2 million domestically. It also makes the first film to cross the $200 million mark domestically this year.

Internationally, the film opened in its final market and brought in $119.7 million from 54 markets. The overseas total now stands at $494 million for a worldwide total of $760.2 million. It’s the first film to cross $700 million worldwide this year.

In second place was Wonder Park which beat expectations with an estimated $16 million. It received a “B+” CinemaScore with a crowd that was 59% female and 62% families.

Internationally the film opened in 19 markets and earned an estimated $4.3 million for a $20.3 million worldwide total.

In third place was Five Feet Apart which also beat expectations and earned $13.1 million. It earned an “A” CinemaScore. That audience was 82% female with 65% of the audience under the age of 25. 45% of the audience was under the age of 18 and they gave the film an “A+” CinemaScore.

In fourth place was How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World which earned an estimated $9.3 million to bring its domestic total to $135.6 million. The film also earned an estimated $9.4 million internationally to bring that total to $330.9 million for a worldwide total of $466.5 million.

Rounding up the top five was Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral which earned an estimated $8 million to bring its domestic total to $59.1 million.

In other comic films…

Alita: Battle Angel slipped to #9 over the past weekend bringing in $1.9 million to bring its domestic total to $81.8 million.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dipped to #21 with an estimated earning of $305,000 to bring its domestic total to $189.5 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year and last year’s comic adaptations.

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