For the final weekend of January, the box office declined year over year while Glass and The Upside held their positions. Two newcomers, Serenity and The Kid Who Would be King both under performed. On the heels of its PGA win, Green Book is gaining steam.
Read the box office report from Electric Bento.
For the final weekend of January, M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass remained in first place, taking $18.8 million and a 53.2% drop from the prior weekend, a strong hold from the prior weekend, considering the limited competition that entered theaters, neither of which did not fare as well.
Neil Burger’s remake, The Upside continued to churn with a second place win for $11.9 million in box office receipts, a 20.4% fall from in its third frame. The Kevin Hart – Bryan Cranston film from STX is holding well in the adult space as it achieved a $62 million total gross on a $37.5 million budget.
Aquaman is nearing the end of its run with a third place hold from last weekend, taking a respectable $7.2 million in receipts as it starts shedding screens.
Though we didn’t get to screen it in time for its release, the first of two major releases this past weekend was Fox’s The Kid Who Would be King, a retelling of The Sword and the Stone. The film, which was well reviewed missed its target audience earning $7.1 million on 3,521 screens for a paltry $2037 per screen average.
In its seventh frame, Sony’s Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse maintained its fifth position from last weekend, taking in $6.1 million, a 19.3% falloff from the prior weekend. Universal’s Green Book, which was in 14th place last weekend surged to 6th place on the heels of its accolades from the PGA, taking in $5.4 million with a 153.6% increase in gross while it added an additional 1,518 screens.
A Dog’s Way Home dropped one place from last weekend in to seventh, taking $5.1 million while the former seventh placeholder, Escape Room fell two spots to ninth place with $4.1 million in its fourth frame.
Serenity from Aviron was the other major opener on 2,561 screens. The frustrating and unintentionally funny noir opened with a poor $4.4 million in box office receipts.
Rounding out the top 10 is Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns falling two slots with $3.3 million in its sixth frame as it also starts shedding screens while an 80th anniversary screening of The Wizard of Oz from Fathom Events ran on 408 screens for a $1.2 million gross.
The box office itself was down 20% with 78 movies in rotation for a per screen average of $2,199.
The only major release for the weekend of February 1 is Sony Pictures’ Miss Bala a remake of the 2011 movie with the same name. This release features Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Mackie, Matt Lauria, Aislinn Derbez, Ismael Cruz, Cristina Roodlo and Ricardo Abarca; the film is directed by Catherine Hardwicke. We don’t expect it to dethrone either Glass or The Upside.
Here’s the trailer.
The Mads Mikkelsen survivor film Arctic will begin its limited release this upcoming weekend and will play in Phoenix starting February 8. Note that Arctic is not to be confused with the Netflix film, Polar also starring Mikkelsen, which we haven’t seen yet, but have heard some not-so-good things about the streaming film. Be sure to check out Arctic.