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Us Debuts in First with an Impressive $70.25 Million

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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

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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.

Captain Marvel Opens with a Gravity Defying $153 million Domestically and $455 million Worldwide

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Captain Marvel (2019) poster CR: Marvel Studios

The box office has had some issues in 2019 and Captain Marvel gave it a much needed power up. The 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe delivered the seventh largest opening weekend of all time and earned more in three days than the combined totals of any previous three-day weekend so far this year.

With an estimated $153 million earned domestically Captain Marvel is already the top grossing domestic film of the year after one weekend. Based on that opening and past MCU films, the movie should have a domestic earning somewhere above $400 million.

The film played to an audience that was 55% male and 45% female and 64% of the film’s crowd was aged 25 or older. That’s one of the smallest gender divides of a Marvel film and one of the older audiences. Wonder Woman opened with a crowd that was 52% female. The film also earned an “A” CinemaScore.

Internationally, the film earned an estimated $302 million which is the fifth highest international opening weekend of all-time and the sixth largest worldwide debut ever. The top market internationally was China where the filmed earned $89.3 million and is the third highest MCU opening there. The film also boasts the biggest global launch for a female-fronted film and second-largest for superhero film.

The film delivered an opening weekend where the film earned $455 million worldwide.

In second place was How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World which earned an estimated $14.7 million to bring its domestic total to $119.7 million. It added $21.7 million internationally to bring that total to $315.5 million for a worldwide total of $435.2 million.

In third place was Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral which delivered an estimated $12.1 million to bring its domestic total to $45.9 million.

In fourth place was The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part which brought in an estimated $3.8 million to bring its domestic total to $97.1 million. Internationally the film added $3.9 million to bring that total to $67.3 million for a worldwide total of $164.4 million.

Rounding out the top five was Alita: Battle Angel which saw a 55.7% drop from the previous weekend where it was third. The movie earned an estimated $3.2 million to bring its domestic total to $78.3 million. It also added $11.6 million from 74 overseas market to bring that total to $304.3 million and $382.7 million worldwide. That film was targeting as a boost by incel/MRA types in protest of Captain Marvel. Their protest clearly didn’t work showing their buying power is directly inverse to how loud they are online and ability to review bomb films.

In other comic films….

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dropped from 11th last week to 15th this week earning an estimated $650,000 to bring its domestic total to $188.8 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into the earnings of 2018 and 2019’s comic adaptations.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 Holds on to First for a Second Weekend

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World dropped 45% in the second weekend but it was still able to hold on to first place. The film earned an estimated $30 million to bring its domestic total to $97.7 million.

Internationally, the film earned an estimated $52 million which mostly came from its debut in China where it earned an estimated $33.4 million. The film still has eight markets to release in with the last being Japan on August 23. Internationally the film has earned $277.7 million for a worldwide total that stands at $375.4 million.

In second place was Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral which earned an estimated $27.1 million in its debut week. That’s the fourth largest in the franchise. It received an “A-” CinemaScore from the opening audiences. The film’s opening audience was 67% female and 78% of the crowd was age 25 and over.

In third place was Alita: Battle Angel which earned an estimated $7 million. Domestically the film has now earned $72.2 million after three weeks. It also earned $40.4 million internationally from 81 markets to bring that total to $278.2 million for a worldwide total of $350.4 million.

The LEGO Movie 2 came in fourth place with an estimated $6.6 million to bring the domestic total to $91.7 million. Internationally, the film also added $6.1 million to bring the international total to $61.1 million and $152.8 million worldwide.

Rounding out the top five was Green Book which received a massive post Oscar boost. The film saw a 121% jump with an estimated $4.7 million to bring the domestic total to $75.9 million. The film also earned $31.9 million from 63 markets for an international total of $112.1 million and a worldwide total of $188 million.

In comic adaptations…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse improved from #16 last week to #11 with a post Oscar win boost. The film increased 137.5% with an estimated $2.1 million to bring its domestic total to $187.4 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive looking at 2018 and 2019’s comic adaptations.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Takes First with a Franchise Best

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World debuted in first place this weekend with a $55.5 million debut. That’s the largest debut of the year so far and a franchise best. The second film opened with $49.4 million in 2014. The film also earned $2.5 million from an event by Fandango earlier in the month to bring the domestic earning to a little over $58 million.

The film received an “A” CinemaScore and a 91% score on RottenTomatoes from critics. Men made up 51% of the audience the first film to have a majority male audience. The first two films were 45% and 47%. 39% of the audience was aged 25 or older with the first two films being 51% and 44%.

The film is actually in its seventh weekend in foreign markets and has brought in $216.9 million overseas. Worldwide that’s a total of $275 million off of a $129 million budget.

Dropping to second place was Alita: Battle Angel. The film dropped 58% in its second weekend for a three-day $12 million. So far it has earned $60.7 million domestically. Internationally it debuted in China where it earned $62.2 million of its $92.4 million overseas take for the weekend. That’s $202.7 million internationally for a worldwide total of $263.4 million.

In third place was The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part which earned $10 million to bring its domestic total to $83.6 million. The film earned just $10.3 million from 73 foreign markets. The foreign total is just $53 million for a worldwide total of $136.6 million.

Fighting With My Family expanded its theater count to come in fourth. The film earned $8 million for a domestic total of $8.2 million. It opened in four theaters the previous weekend.

Isn’t It Romantic rounded out the top five with an estimated $7.5 million to bring its domestic total to $33.8 million.

When it comes to comic adaptations…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse dipped a few spots to come in at #15 earning an estimated $865,000. The film has earned $184.9 million domestically. With an Oscar win for “Best Animated Feature,” we’ll see if the movie gets a boost over the next week.

Aquaman continues to be right behind that film coming in at #16 and earning an estimated $765,000 to bring its domestic total to $332.9 million.

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

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Gets an Art Book

Dark Horse Books has announced preorders are now available for The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, a beautifully designed hardcover book featuring exclusive commentary and never-before-seen art from the creation of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The book goes on sale March 5, 2019, and the film arrives in theaters on March 1, 2019.

This brilliantly illustrated full-color book celebrates the astonishing film, showcasing the surprising new tale of Toothless and Hiccup through hundreds of pieces of original art.  The book includes commentary by director Dean DeBlois and the many talented artists who worked on the film.

The Art of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World HC goes on sale March 5, 2019, and is available now for pre-order at Amazon and your local comic shop. This 184-page volume retails for $39.99.