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Warner Bros. drama Joker crossed $1B globally on Friday, becoming the seventh film of 2019 to do so.


But unlike the other six titles , all of which were considered guaranteed or likely billion-dollar films — Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Captain Marvel, Toy Story 4, and Aladdin — virtually nobody predicted Joker reaching that mark.


According to WB, Joker is now the studio’s highest-earning film ever in 25 markets, and the highest grossing DC film ever in 43 markets.


The film has earned $696.0M overseas, for a $1.018B global total. That’s especially impressive considering it has not been released in China.


Its top five overseas markets to date are the U.K. with $70.1M, France with $43.9M, Mexico with $43.3M, Japan with $43.0M, and Germany wth $37.8M.


Off to the Races


The Disney/Fox sports drama Ford v. Ferrari revved up to first place with $31.4M. That’s about in line with pre-release expectations, which had it in the $27M to $32M range.


According to studio estimates, the audience demographics were 62% male and 34% over age 45. Makes sense, as both of the film’s two lead characters were male and over 45, played by Christian Bale and Matt Damon.


Read our interview with director James Mangold.


Don’t Call Me Angel


Sony’s action-comedy reboot Charlie’s Angels looks to be one of the biggest bombs of 2019, hardly heavenly with third place and only $8.3M.


While pre-release projections weren’t high to begin with, at $11M to $15M, they were universally higher than the reality.


For comparison, 2000’s Charlie’s Angels and 2003’s sequel Full Throttle opened to far higher $40.1M and $37.6M opening weekends, respectively.


Keep in mind those figures are not adjusted for ticket price inflation. The reboot’s comparisons look even worse with its predecessors’ inflation-adjusted openings: $67.7M and $56.8M, respectively.


Overseas, the reboot started with $19.4M for a $27.7M global weekend.


Pants on Fire


Warner Bros.’ drama The Good Liar started with a decent $5.6M start in seventh place.


That’s about in line with pre-release projections, in the $5M to $9M range.


According to studio estimates, the audience was 60% female and 64% over age 50. (The lead actor and actress Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren.)


The film, which debuted overseas ahead of its domestic release, has earned $3.8M overseas for $9.4M globally.


Limited Releases


Neon’s thriller Parasite reached its highest theater count yet, with 620 screens in its sixth weekend. The film declined -28.1% to $1.8M.


Fox Searchlight’s historical comedy Jojo Rabbit also reached its highest theater count yet, with 995 screens in its fifth weekend. The film declined -30.1% to $2.7M.


A24’s Waves had the weekend’s best per-screen average, debuting with $134,333 on four screens, for a $33,583 average.


A fun fact


Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil took ninth place with $4.9M — exactly $4.9M. The film’s weekend gross was precisely $4,900,000. It’s been a long time since a wide release’s weekend gross ended with that many consecutive zeroes.


How’d This Weekend Compare?


Total box office this weekend was $108.3M. That’s -10.6% below last weekend and -37.9% below this same weekend last year, when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald led with $62.1M.


The Year So Far


Year-to-date box office stands at $9.60B. That’s -6.4% behind this same date last year, down from -6.3% after last weekend.







Monday’s Weekend Actuals (Domestic)
FRI, NOV. 15 – SUN, NOV. 17


WIDE (1000+)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND
 
LOCATIONS
 
AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Ford v. Ferrari
$31,474,958

3,528

$8,921
$31,474,958
1
20th Century Fox


2
Midway
$8,505,531
-52%
3,242
0
$2,624
$34,896,304
2
Lionsgate


3
Charlie’s Angels
$8,351,109

3,452

$2,419
$8,351,109
1
Sony Pictures


4
Playing with Fire
$8,332,607
-35%
3,185
60
$2,616
$25,280,431
2
Paramount Pictures


5
Last Christmas
$6,493,930
-43%
3,454
6
$1,880
$22,369,695
2
Universal Pictures


6
Doctor Sleep
$6,006,949
-57%
3,855
0
$1,558
$24,865,108
2
Warner Bros.


7
The Good Liar
$5,605,051

2,439

$2,298
$5,605,051
1
Warner Bros.


8
Joker
$5,338,389
-42%
2,337
-469
$2,284
$322,302,982
7
Warner Bros.


9
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
$4,900,000
-42%
2,549
-652
$1,922
$105,693,384
5
Disney


10
Harriet
$4,590,540
-38%
2,011
-175
$2,283
$31,693,530
3
Focus Features


11
Terminator: Dark Fate
$4,326,526
-60%
2,477
-1609
$1,747
$56,836,603
3
Paramount


12
Zombieland: Double Tap
$1,932,300
-55%
1,407
-1020
$1,373
$70,315,547
5
Sony Pictures


13
The Addams Family
$1,745,661
-58%
1,835
-839
$951
$94,695,902
6
United Artists Releasing





LIMITED (100 — 999)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND
 
LOCATIONS
 
AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Jojo Rabbit
$2,760,252
-30%
995
197
$2,774
$13,539,750
5
Fox Searchlight


2
Parasite
$1,861,256
-28%
620
17
$3,002
$14,419,619
6
NEON


3
Countdown
$1,181,106
-59%
946
-883
$1,249
$24,331,355
4
STX Entertainment


4
Black and Blue
$920,026
-51%
558
-571
$1,649
$20,753,830
4
Sony / Screen Gems


5
Motherless Brooklyn
$501,116
-77%
611
-731
$820
$8,815,712
3
Warner Bros.


6
The Lighthouse
$385,585
-58%
290
-393
$1,330
$9,784,498
5
A24


7
Abominable
$337,960
-25%
299
-107
$1,130
$59,737,050
8
Universal Pictures


8
Downton Abbey
$301,015
-53%
303
-171
$993
$96,283,575
9
Focus Features


9
Pain and Glory
$212,171
-46%
226
-40
$939
$3,083,252
7
Sony Pictures Classics


10
Arctic Dogs
$200,198
-81%
356
-1964
$562
$5,502,800
3
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures


11
Gemini Man
$116,212
-72%
176
-304
$660
$48,311,368
6
Paramount Pictures


12
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi
$112,208

276

$407
$112,208
1
Roadside Attractions


13
Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour
$111,273

398

$280
$271,174
1
Trafalgar Releasing


14
Judy
$93,909
-57%
123
-123
$763
$23,722,603
8
Roadside Attractions / LD Entertainment


15
Hustlers
$80,049
-54%
118
-61
$678
$104,798,279
10
STX Entertainment


16
It Chapter Two
$59,361
-2%
132
6
$450
$211,486,246
11
Warner Bros


17
The Lion King
$57,740
-31%
116
-19
$498
$543,554,575
18
Walt Disney Pictures


18
The Current War
$45,085
-81%
143
-260
$315
$5,879,087
4
101 Studios


19
Western Stars
$10,513
-73%
144
-67
$73
$1,572,210
5
Warner Bros.





PLATFORM (1 — 99)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND
 
LOCATIONS
 
AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Better Days
$328,150
-67%
88
18
$3,729
$1,637,152
2
Well Go USA Entertainment


2
Honey Boy
$203,272
-32%
17
13
$11,957
$577,369
2
Amazon Studios


3
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot
$168,993
-28%
10
-5
$16,899
$2,591,058
5
Fathom Events / Saban Films


4
Waves
$134,333

4

$33,583
$134,333
1
A24


5
No Safe Spaces
$117,308
78%
55
17
$2,133
$361,681
4
Atlas Distribution


6
Everybody’s Everything
$60,582

29

$2,089
$453,671
1
Gunpowder & Sky


7
Rambo: Last Blood
$46,547
173%
84
26
$554
$44,797,325
9
Lionsgate


8
Ad Astra
$43,149
-79%
78
-170
$553
$50,092,711
9
20th Century Fox


9
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
$36,537
-34%
35
-24
$1,044
$4,159,937
11
Greenwich Entertainment


10
Housefull 4
$31,940
-75%
25
-60
$1,278
$2,098,394
4
FIP


11
Toy Story 4
$29,996
-32%
70
-19
$429
$433,986,979
22
Disney


12
The Peanut Butter Falcon
$29,166
-40%
65
-17
$449
$20,380,984
15
Roadside Attractions


13
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
$25,003
-38%
29
-9
$862
$140,919,587
17
Sony Pictures


14
The Kingmaker
$13,661
-30%
8
6
$1,708
$41,636
2
Greenwich Entertainment


15
Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer
$10,837

12

$903
$10,837
1
Magnolia Pictures


16
Synonyms
$10,056
-44%
7
0
$1,437
$121,239
4
Kino Lorber


17
Mickey and the Bear
$9,375

1

$9,375
$9,375
1
Utopia


18
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
$8,216

1

$8,216
$12,140
1
Zeitgeist Films


19
Frankie
$8,101
-66%
15
-7
$540
$105,920
4
Sony Pictures Classics


20
American Dharma
$6,000
-16%
8
5
$750
$27,427
3
Utopia


21
Hollywould
$5,290

2

$2,645
$5,290
1
Indican Pictures


22
Where’s My Roy Cohn?
$5,259
-68%
19
-11
$277
$688,557
9
Sony Pictures Classics


23
Mr. Klein
$4,572
6%
3
-1
$1,524
$172,092
11
Rialto Pictures


24
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
$4,308
-38%
11
-1
$392
$687,107
12
Magnolia Pictures


25
Maiden
$3,243
248%
4
1
$811
$3,158,547
21
Sony Pictures Classics


26
White Snake
$2,791

1

$2,791
$2,791
1
GKIDS


27
The All-Americans
$2,761
-65%
1
-2
$2,761
$14,774
2
Abramorama


28
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
$2,619
-15%
3
-6
$873
$39,732
4
Matson Films


29
By the Grace of God
$2,607
-73%
7
-4
$372
$52,307
5
Music Box Films


30
Immortal Hero
$2,366

5

$473
$40,577
5
Freestyle Releasing


31
End of the Century
$1,756
-62%
2
-1
$878
$62,136
14
 


32
Aquarela
$1,742
25%
2
-1
$871
$300,058
14
Sony Pictures Classics


33
Desolation Center
$1,125

3

$375
$31,173
10
Matson Films


34
Cyrano, My Love
$1,062
-88%
3
-15
$354
$350,319
5
Roadside Attractions


35
Give Me Liberty
$1,050
-35%
1
-2
$1,050
$227,738
13
Music Box Films


36
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes
$935

1

$935
$10,808
7
Zeitgeist Films


37
Piranhas
$883

1

$883
$23,184
16
Music Box Films


38
Ballet Blanc
$804
-58%
1
-1
$804
$4,189
2
Indican Pictures


39
Hesburgh
$678

1

$678
$204,709
30
mTuckman Media


40
Gift
$574
-68%
3
-5
$191
$24,782
6
Matson Films


41
Ága
$491
-78%
1
-1
$491
$28,667
11
Big World Pictures


42
The Golden Glove
$156

2

$78
$5,493
8
Strand Releasing


43
Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool
$135
-95%
1
-2
$135
$614,101
13
Abramorama


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