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.