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Ford v Ferrari Finishes in First While Joker Crosses $1 Billion

Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari won the weekend coming in first place at the domestic box office. It earned an estimated $31 million beating forecast. The film received an “A+” CinemaScore. That indicates a positive word of mouth was likely behind the solid box office performance. The opening day crowd was 62% male and 79% were aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film earned $21.4 million from 41 markets for a $52.4 million debut. The film opens on December 5 in South Korea and in Japan on January 10.

Midway dopped to second place dropping 51% earning an estimated $8.8 million to bring its domestic total to $35 million after ten days. It’s possible the film’s position may drop when the actual numbers come in.

Charlie’s Angels finished third earning an estimated $8.6 million in its debut. The film was expected to open between $12-13 million. The film received a “B” CinemaScore from the opening weekend audience. The audience was 61% female and 55% of the audience was 25 or older.

Internationally, the film opened in 26 markets with an estimated $19.3 million. That gives it a $27.9 million global debut. With a budget of $48 million, that total isn’t horrible and long term it should make a tiny profit but this looks like a possible franchise reboot that stumbled out of the gate. It opens in the UK on November 29, Spain on December 5, France on December 25, Mexico on January 1, Germany on January 2, Italy on January 9, Japan on January 21, and South Korea on February 26.

Playing with Fire dropped 33% to come in fourth bringing in an estimated $8.55 million bringing its domestic total to $25.4 million. Internationally, the film earned $1.3 million for a total of $4.5 million.

Rounding out the top five was Last Christmas which earned an estimated $6.7 million to bring its domestic total to $22.6 million after ten days. Internationally, the film earned $13 million to bring its worldwide total to $35.5 million.

In comic film news…

Joker came in eighth at the weekend box office adding $5.6 million to its domestic total. That stands at $322.6 million. Internationally, the film added $13 million to its total to bring that to $694 million. That’s a grand total of $1.017 billion making it the first R-rated film to cross the billion-dollar mark. It’s also:

  • The fourth DC Comics adaptation to cross the billion-dollar line
  • Seventh film to earn $1 billion in 2019
  • The third film to cross $1 billion with a China release

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s films.

Midway Takes a Surprise First

Midway

Midway delivered a surprise first-place finish at the weekend box office beating Doctor Sleep.

Midway won the weekend with an estimated $17.5 million beating expectations. The film received an “A” CinemaScore from the opening day audience. The weekend audience was 60% male and 87% aged 25 and older. With the holiday weekend, the film is expected to top $20 million for the four days.

In second place was Doctor Sleep which earned an estimated $14.1 million falling far short of the $25 million projection. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore from opening day audiences. The weekend audience was 57% male and 74% aged 25 and older. Internationally, the film is playing in 68 markets and earned an estimated $13 million. It opens in Germany next week and on November 29 in Japan.

Playing with Fire came in third place earning an estimated $12.8 million beating expectations. The film earned a “B+” CinemaScore from opening day audiences. The weekend audience was 51% male and families made up 61% of the crowd. Internationally, the film opened in ten markets earning an estimated $2.5 million.

Last Christmas came in fourth place with an estimated $11.6 million. The film earned a “B-” CinemaScore from the opening day audience. The weekend audience was 65% female and 65% aged 25 or older. The film also opened in ten markets where it earned $3.1 million. It opens in Germany and the UK next weekend. It then opens in France on November 27, Brazil on November 28, Spain on November 29, Russia and South Korea on December 5, Japan and Mexico on December 6, and Italy on December 19.

Terminator: Dark Fate rounded out the top five earning an estimated $10.8 million. That was a 63% drop from the previous weekend’s debut. The domestic total now stands at $48.5 million after ten days. Internationally, the film added $29.9 million to bring that amount to over $150 million.

When it comes to comic films…

Joker added $9.2 million to its domestic total to bring that to $313.5 million. Internationally, the film added $20.3 million to its foreign box office which now is $671.2 million. The film has earned $984.7 million worldwide. It should cross the billion-dollar mark sometime this coming week.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations at the box office.