Weekend Box Office Top Ten - 1/6/19
Weekend Box Office Top Ten:
AQUAMAN is #1 again with $30.7M (Million), a domestic haul of $259.7M, and a huge $940M globally, heading towards the $1 Billion threshold as soon as this next weekend. It is already the most successful film in the current DC era for Warner Bros., and will be only their third superhero pic ever to earn more than $1B worldwide after the Christopher Nolan DARK KNIGHT films, and will be only the 9th superhero film to ever reach that mark, in a big victory for the studio.
ESCAPE ROOM opened at #2 with an impressive $18M start, well above expectations for Sony and easily on its way towards profitability thanks to a budget of just $9M plus marketing. This will be a nice original low-budget success to kick off the new year.
MARY POPPINS RETURNS is #3 with $15.7M, a domestic total of $138.7M, and $257.9M worldwide. Produced for $130M plus marketing, this film still has a ways to go before it can be considered profitable, with much of that depending on how well it continues to hold, and how international expands for Disney. In the very least, the studio can count on hitting break-even territory.
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is #4 with $13M, a domestic total of $133.8M, and $275.3M globally. Produced for $90M plus marketing, this animated hit has reached profitability for Sony, with more to be earned, and both a spin-off and sequel already announced for the newest Spider-Franchise.
BUMBLEBEE held at #5 with $12.7M, a domestic total of $97.1M, and $289M worldwide, with much more coming from international over the next couple of weeks. Produced for $135M plus marketing, this one is still expected to reach profitability for Paramount, as the franchise enjoys strong popularity with international audiences, and the critically-praised film has enjoyed good holds with the domestic audience, despite a crowded marketplace.
THE MULE is #6 with $9M, and a total of $81M so far, as the Clint Eastwood vehicle quietly is marching towards a finish around the $100M mark domestically, and international has yet to roll out. Produced for $50M plus marketing, this should end up a nice sleeper hit for WB.
VICE is #7 with $5.8M, and a total of $29M with international yet to debut. Produced for $60M plus marketing, this is unlikely to be profitable for those involved, though the question is just how much of a loss Annapurna and the financiers take on the film; which will depend largely on holds, award nominations and wins, and whether international will yield decent results.
SECOND ACT slid to #8 with $4.9M, a domestic total of $32.9M, and a very early $39.5M worldwide. Produced for just $16M plus marketing, this will be a nice hit for STX, well on its way to profitability.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET is #9 with $4.6M, a domestic total of $187.1M, and a global total of $404M. Produced for $175M plus marketing, the question is whether this will be profitable for Disney or not, as the film is still $100M+ away from that mark, and will need to make up ground internationally, as it has underperformed in the United States.
HOLMES AND WATSON is #10 with $3.4M, a domestic total of $28.4M, and $35.5M worldwide. Produced for $42M plus marketing, this film which has been slammed by critics and audiences alike is headed towards a moderate financial loss for Sony.
Next week sees debuts for THE UPSIDE, A DOG'S WAY HOME, and REPLICAS, as AQUAMAN is expected to rule both the seven seas and the box office once again, ahead of GLASS in two weeks, tracking for a big January opening.