Weekend Box Office Top Ten -2/10/19
Weekend Box Office Top Ten:
THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART opened at #1 with a disappointing $34.4M (Million) domestic and $52.5M worldwide, both well below expectations as the audience in the U.S. and abroad did not show up. Produced for $100M plus marketing, this one looks like a potential financial loss for WB, and likely the end of the Lego franchise on the big screen, at least for the foreseeable future.
WHAT MEN WANT opened at #2 with a decent $19M, especially in relation to its budget of just $20M plus marketing, and the expectation that it will play well into Valentine's Day and the extended weekend. This Paramount release should have no problem reaching profitability.
COLD PURSUIT opened at #3 with $10.8M, right in line with expectations, and consistent with Liam Neeson's other revenge genre fare. Produced for around $30-35M plus marketing, this Lionsgate release will depend on international to reach profitability, as Neeson vehicles are structured around global grosses.
THE UPSIDE slid to #4 with $7.2M, a domestic total now of $85.8M, and an early $94.7M worldwide, and most of international yet to debut. Produced for $37.5M plus marketing, this one will be nicely profitable for all involved.
GLASS held at #5 with $6.4M, a domestic total of $98.4M, and impressive $221.4M worldwide, all on a budget of just $20M plus marketing, in another big success for Universal and Blumhouse.
THE PRODIGY opened at #6 with $6M, a good number for this Orion release which carried a budget of just $6M plus a conservative marketing spend, as similar to the BH Tilt model most of the profit is expected off digital sales.
GREEN BOOK slid to #7 with $3.5M, a domestic total of $61.5M, and $106M worldwide, as this $23M budgeted film, plus marketing costs, has become nicely profitable for Universal following awards wins and Oscar nominations.
AQUAMAN slid to #8 with $3.3M, a domestic total of $328.5M, and $1.120 Billion global for Warner Bros. as the film nears the end of its impressive run.
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE is #9 with $3M, a domestic total now of $179.8M, and $352.5M worldwide, on a budget of $90M plus marketing, in another big Sony success.
MISS BALA collapsed to #10 with $2.7M, and a total of just $11.8M. Produced for $15M plus marketing, this will be a moderate financial loss for Sony.
Next weekend sees launches for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U, and ISN'T IT ROMANTIC, each hoping to bring in their respective audiences over the extended holiday, as February looks to be far more sluggish than anyone imagined.