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The 10-Figure Club


Sony reached $1B on Sunday, with a total now just over that mark at $1.001B. They become the fourth studio of the year to reach the billion-dollar mark. Disney reached it on Sunday, April 28; Universal reached it on Friday, August 16, and Warner Bros. on Sunday, September 8.


A Rare Reversal


For Sunday’s studio weekend estimates, Warner Bros.’ Joker led with $18.9M over Disney’s fantasy sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil with $18.5M.


But by the time Monday afternoon’s weekend actuals were revealed, those top two had reversed in order. Maleficent was now on top with $19.36M, slightly ahead of Joker with $19.24M.


A switch on top from Sunday estimates to weekend actuals is rare, but it does occasionally happen, on average about once or maybe twice a year.


With only 0.63% difference between the top two films, that’s the closest difference between the top two titles since only 0.20% separated Kingsman: The Golden Circle and It on September 29 – October 1, 2017.


New Releases


Several new films entered the marketplace this weekend. All finished about in line with pre-release expectations, though none were projected to contend for any of the top three slots at the box office.


STX’s horror thriller Countdown counted up to a fifth place start of $8.8M.


Sony’s action drama Black and Blue was not feeling blue in sixth place with $8.3M, in line with pre-release expectations. [Read our interview with Black and Blue director Deon Taylor here.]


101 Studios’ historical drama The Current War, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, failed to light up the box office with a ninth place start of $2.6M. However, it was only playing on 1,022 screens, which hurt its reach.


According to estimates from the studio, the Current audience was 55% male and 65% older than 35. It was also an educated audience, with 85% having a college degree or more.


The smaller films


In limited release, Fox Searchlight’s historical comedy Jojo Rabbit hopped to $1.04M on 55 screens in its second weekend, for an $18,983 average. 


Neon’s thriller Parasite earned $1.81M on 129 screens, for a $14,100 average. That was good for 12th place.


Warner Bros.’ musical documentary starring Bruce Springsteen, Western Stars, took the thunder road to $560K on 537 screens, for a $1,043 average. When including preview grosses, the film has now earned just a hair over $1M.


How’d This Weekend Compare?


Total box office this weekend was $102.4M. That’s -25.7% below last weekend and -3.1% below this same weekend last year, when Halloween led for a second frame with $31.4.


The Year So Far


Year-to-date box office stands at $9.07B. That’s -6.0% behind this same date last year, down from -5.5% after last weekend.







Monday’s Weekend Actuals (Domestic)
FRI, OCT. 25 – SUN, OCT. 27

Note: as of this writing, the number listed below for both Jesus is King and MET Opera: Massenet Manon are still studio weekend estimates, since their weekend actuals have not yet been reported.



WIDE (1000+)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND
 
LOCATIONS
 
AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
$19,369,877
-48%
3,790
0
$5,111
$66,245,035
2
Disney


2
Joker
$19,248,035
-34%
3,936
-154
$4,890
$277,931,557
4
Warner Bros.


3
The Addams Family
$12,006,007
-26%
4,207
105
$2,854
$73,101,705
3
United Artists Releasing


4
Zombieland: Double Tap
$11,817,487
-56%
3,468
0
$3,408
$47,217,760
2
Sony Pictures


5
Countdown
$8,865,082

2,675

$3,314
$8,865,082
1
STX Entertainment


6
Black and Blue
$8,376,846

2,062

$4,062
$8,376,846
1
Sony / Screen Gems


7
Gemini Man
$4,065,502
-51%
3,008
-634
$1,352
$43,407,915
3
Paramount Pictures


8
The Current War
$2,633,717

1,022

$2,577
$2,633,717
1
101 Studios


9
Abominable
$2,085,225
-41%
2,196
-451
$950
$56,903,820
5
Universal Pictures


10
Downton Abbey
$1,949,545
-37%
1,658
-600
$1,176
$92,256,175
6
Focus Features


11
Judy
$1,218,301
-42%
1,131
-287
$1,077
$21,551,677
5
Roadside Attractions / LD Entertainment


12
MET Opera: Massenet Manon
$1,087,000

1,000

$1,087
$1,087,000
1
Fathom Events


13
It Chapter Two
$683,952
-53%
1,101
-427
$621
$210,758,107
8
Warner Bros


14
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
$555,845
747%
1,674
1599
$332
$140,428,363
14
Sony Pictures


15
Scary Stories to Tell In The Dark
$534,136
285%
1,567
1348
$341
$68,711,623
12
CBS Films / Lionsgate




LIMITED (100 — 999)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND
 
LOCATIONS
 
AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
The Lighthouse
$3,029,959
608%
586
578
$5,171
$3,610,446
2
A24


2
Parasite
$1,826,424
47%
129
96
$14,158
$4,113,934
3
NEON


3
Housefull 4
$904,808

315

$2,872
$904,808
1
FIP


4
Jesus is King
$862,000

372

$2,317
$862,000
1
IMAX


5
Hustlers
$856,962
-58%
914
-661
$938
$103,561,824
7
STX Entertainment


6
Western Stars
$560,282

537

$1,043
$1,000,282
2
Warner Bros.


7
Pain and Glory
$398,417
-6%
117
50
$3,405
$1,653,720
4
Sony Pictures Classics


8
Ad Astra
$276,326
-66%
325
-471
$850
$49,313,893
6
20th Century Fox


9
Rambo: Last Blood
$207,532
-63%
436
-494
$476
$44,536,318
6
Lionsgate


10
The Lion King
$146,583
-46%
199
-126
$737
$543,187,716
15
Walt Disney Pictures


11
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
$144,677
-26%
134
-13
$1,080
$3,775,509
8
Greenwich Entertainment


12
Jexi
$129,748
-89%
322
-2010
$403
$6,449,670
3
Lionsgate / CBS / Entertainment One


13
The Peanut Butter Falcon
$116,915
-45%
166
-82
$704
$20,080,446
12
Roadside Attractions


14
Angel Has Fallen
$64,195
-35%
148
-20
$434
$69,002,336
10
Lionsgate


15
Toy Story 4
$62,434
-31%
121
-24
$516
$433,804,674
19
Disney


16
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
$55,560
-41%
114
-73
$487
$173,788,145
13
Universal Pictures


17
Overcomer
$54,622
-34%
125
-21
$437
$34,578,837
10
Sony Pictures


18
Good Boys
$52,165
-49%
113
-77
$462
$83,062,270
11
Universal Pictures




PLATFORM (1 — 99)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND
 
LOCATIONS
 
AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Jojo Rabbit
$1,044,070
199%
55
50
$18,983
$1,503,494
2
Fox Searchlight


2
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot
$219,397
135%
17
16
$12,906
$1,570,700
2
Fathom Events / Saban Films


3
The Captain
$120,112
-63%
39
-8
$3,080
$580,196
2
 


4
Fantastic Fungi
$61,852
106%
14
5
$4,418
$285,573
6
Area 23a


5
Where’s My Roy Cohn?
$50,600
-44%
51
-15
$992
$581,244
6
Sony Pictures Classics


6
No Safe Spaces
$45,548

1

$45,548
$45,548
1
Atlas Distribution


7
The Angry Birds Movie 2
$33,763
-33%
86
-22
$393
$41,578,027
11
Sony Pictures


8
Brittany Runs A Marathon
$23,972
-44%
47
-15
$510
$7,102,450
10
Amazon Studios


9
Official Secrets
$22,931
-7%
45
11
$510
$1,954,191
9
IFC Films


10
Frankie
$19,435

4

$4,859
$19,435
1
Sony Pictures Classics


11
Synonyms
$17,891

2

$8,946
$39,177
1
Kino Lorber


12
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
$16,934
-56%
29
-10
$584
$633,449
9
Magnolia Pictures


13
Cyrano, My Love
$13,647
99%
18
15
$758
$324,133
2
Roadside Attractions


14
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
$12,348

3

$4,116
$12,348
1
Matson Films


15
Miles Davis: Birth of The Cool
$11,086
-61%
11
-7
$1,008
$594,292
10
Abramorama


16
Greener Grass
$9,804
5%
17
15
$577
$23,324
2
IFC Films / IFC Midnight


17
47 Meters Down: Uncaged
$9,420
-56%
25
-26
$377
$22,249,979
11
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures


18
By the Grace of God
$8,771
13%
6
4
$1,462
$19,926
2
Music Box Films


19
Immortal Hero
$8,576
-58%
9
-3
$953
$34,571
2
Freestyle Releasing


20
Monos
$8,362
-60%
20
-20
$418
$392,693
7
Neon


21
Lucy In The Sky
$7,000
-87%
35
-196
$200
$314,999
4
Fox Searchlight


22
The Farewell
$6,838
-73%
15
-6
$456
$17,688,952
16
A24


23
Mr. Klein
$6,583
-49%
4
-1
$1,646
$140,755
8
Rialto Pictures


24
Jay Myself
$6,038

2

$3,019
$146,493
13
Oscilloscope Laboratories


25
First Love
$5,474
-65%
20
-14
$274
$211,009
5
Well Go USA Entertainment


26
The Cave (2019)
$5,096
-76%
2
0
$2,548
$28,753
2
National Geographic Documentary Films


27
Honeyland
$4,961
18%
18
0
$276
$699,175
14
Neon


28
Promare
$4,059
-57%
4
-8
$1,015
$1,398,253
6
GKIDS


29
Prescience
$3,407

3

$1,136
$3,407
1
Indican Pictures


30
David Crosby: Remember My Name
$2,935
18%
8
4
$367
$724,438
15
Sony Pictures Classics


31
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
$2,780
-60%
7
-8
$397
$543,329
10
Roadside Attractions / Samuel Goldwyn Films


32
Gift
$2,695
-21%
5
0
$539
$11,648
3
Matson Films


33
Give Me Liberty
$2,301
-65%
7
-2
$329
$215,571
10
Music Box Films


34
Midnight Traveler
$2,201
-64%
5
-2
$440
$32,240
6
Oscilloscope Laboratories


35
After The Wedding
$1,820
-47%
2
-3
$910
$1,571,111
12
Sony Pictures Classics


36
Tel Aviv on Fire
$1,732
-64%
5
0
$346
$504,443
13
Cohen Media Group


37
Stuffed
$1,572
-2%
1
0
$1,572
$4,995
2
Music Box Films


38
End of the Century
$1,551
-56%
3
-3
$517
$51,212
11
 


39
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements
$1,361
107%
2
0
$681
$33,244
7
Abramorama


40
My People, My Country
$1,340
-98%
3
-38
$447
$2,323,409
4
CMC


41
Aquarela
$1,265
-38%
5
-4
$253
$294,031
11
Sony Pictures Classics


42
100 Acres of Hell
$1,232
23%
1
0
$1,232
$4,436
3
Indican Pictures


43
Battle of Jangsari
$1,029
-73%
1
-6
$1,029
$69,630
4
Well Go USA Entertainment


44
Maiden
$840
-66%
7
3
$120
$3,152,567
18
Sony Pictures Classics


45
Ága
$813
-67%
1
-2
$813
$22,708
8
Big World Pictures


46
The Chambermaid
$813
51%
2
1
$407
$84,847
18
Kino Lorber


47
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
$754
-49%
2
-2
$377
$98,404
5
Kino Lorber


48
Edie
$724
101%
1
0
$724
$58,513
8
Music Box Films


49
Grass
$637

2

$319
$8,969
28
Cinema Guild


50
I’m Leaving Now
$475
-21%
2
1
$238
$4,443
8
Cinema Guild


51
Britt-Marie Was Here
$379
-41%
1
0
$379
$37,127
6
Cohen Media Group


52
Serendipity
$334
-71%
2
0
$167
$2,213
2
Cohen Media Group


53
The Mountain
$312

1

$312
$60,842
14
Kino Lorber


54
Union
$302
-92%
1
-3
$302
$41,255
13
Indican Pictures


55
The Golden Glove
$263
-6%
2
-1
$132
$5,202
5
Strand Releasing


56
The Ground Beneath My Feet
$102
-93%
1
-1
$102
$29,171
14
Strand Releasing


57
Wrinkles the Clown
$62
-92%
2
-2
$31
$13,853
4
Magnolia Pictures / Magnet Releasing


58
Chained for Life
$54
-71%
1
0
$54
$14,880
7
Kino Lorber Films


The post Weekend Box Office Key Insights: Sony Hits $1B, <em>Maleficent</em> Steals Top Spot appeared first on Boxoffice.





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