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Box Office Report for January 11-13

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each Sunday, expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, A Dog’s Way Home, Replicas, and The Upside entered the marketplace. How did they do? Let us take a look right now…

The top spot this weekend went to The Upside, in a bit of a surprise. The vehicle for Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart (plus Nicole Kidman) took in almost $19.6 million, coming in ahead of expectations. Nearly $20 million for a cast off from last year? That’s a good opening, to say the least. The movie did not catch on with most critics (excluding yours truly), but audiences sang a different song.

Coming in at number two was the recent box office champion Aquaman. Arthur Curry finally gave up his crown to Cranston and Hart after a solid run at the top. Taking in around $17.2 million, it’s beginning to creep towards the $300 million mark at the domestic box office. The king of the seas is the early king of the 2019 box office, that’s for sure. In a nice moment for the actress, Kidman found herself a prime supporting player in both of the top grossing films this weekend.

Other new releases included A Dog’s Way Home opening at number three. The family friendly adventure took in a decent $11.3 million. As the prime new title for kids, it could have a good hold in the weeks to come and display some quality legs (no pun intended). On the flip side, Replicas had a terrible debut, opening at number 12 with a $2.5 million haul. Keanu Reeves’ long delayed science fiction tale just did not connect with audiences. Alas.

Among indie debuts, nothing was reported as of this posting, so there’s not much we can say here. Maybe next time?

Here now is what the top ten looked like at the box office for this weekend:

1. The Upside – $19,590,000

2. Aquaman – $17,265,000

3. A Dog’s Way Home – $11,300,000

4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – $9,000,000

5. Escape Room – $8,900,000

6. Mary Poppins Returns – $7,215,000

7. Bumblebee – $6,775,000

8. On the Basis of Sex – $6,227,000

9. The Mule – $5,545,000

10. Vice – $3,278,644

Beyond the top ten, here’s some further results at the box office:

11. Bohemian Rhapsody – $3,200,000

12. Replicas – $2,500,000

13. If Beale Street Could Talk – $2,388,953

14. Ralph Breaks the Internet – $2,214,000

15. Green Book – $2,098,000

16. Second Act – $1,630,000

17. A Star Is Born – $1,132,000

18. The Favourite – $1,125,000

19. Mary Queen of Scots – $847,000

20. Free Solo – $812,741

21. Holmes and Watson – $555,000

22. Ben Is Back – $467,500

23. Perfect Strangers – $425,000

24. Simmba – $318,223

25. Creed II – $291,651

Until next weekend!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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