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Box Office Report for March 15-17

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Plus, a very happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all! 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, Carol Danvers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe continued to dominate the marketplace with a strong second week for Captain Marvel. The hope last week was not just to beat back the competition and become the box office champion, but to obliterate it in the process. They certainly did that, but with some other options opening this weekend, how would it fare? Let us take a look right now at just that…

The top spot this weekend, completely unsurprisingly and in another big blowout, went back to the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and last week’s champion. Yes, we had Captain Marvel again dominate the box office, taking in an estimated $69.3 million. This is already in the middle fo the pack for MCU titles, box office wise, with potential to creep deeper into the top ten, before all is said and done. Suffice to say, as stated last week, Marvel has another smash hit on their hands. The attempts by trolls to take it down did absolutely nothing, that’s for sure. In fact, it may have spurred on even more support, instead.

Coming in at number two was the kids flick Wonder Park, which took in a solid $16 million. Expectations were low for this one, especially with poor reviews, so the second place spot has to be considered a win for all involved. If it has strong legs ahead, it could turn out even better for Paramount…

The number three finisher was the teen romance Five Feet Apart, which made just over $13 million this weekend ($13.1 million, specifically). Reviews were middling for this one, so all things considered, it wasn’t a solid total at all.

On the other hand, Captive State couldn’t generate much business at all. Only making about $3.1 million, it opened at number seven. Not screened for critics in advance of release, that tells you all you needed to know, doesn’t it?

Among indie/smaller debuts, No Manches Frida 2 cracked the top ten with a $3.8 million opening from under 500 screens, Dominirriquenos 2 took in 558K from 53 screens, The Mustang had a 76K start from just four screens, The Aftermath made 57K on five screens, Ash Is Purest White scored 41K from seven screens, while The Hummingbird Project opened on just four screens and took in just about 36K…

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

1. Captain Marvel – $69,318,000

2. Wonder Park – $16,000,000

3. Five Feet Apart – $13,150,000

4. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $9,345,000

5. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral – $8,085,000

6. No Manches Frida 2 – $3,894,000

7. Captive State – $3,163,000

8. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $2,135,000

9. Alita: Battle Angel – $1,900,000

10. Green Book – $1,277,000

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

11. Isn’t It Romantic – $1,265,000

12. Apollo 11 – $1,226,000

13. Fighting with My Family – $1,109,003

14. The Upside – $810,000

15. What Men Want – $730,000

16. Greta – $675,000

17. Dominirriquenos 2 – $558,754

18. Badla – $452,225

19. Gloria Bell – $394,835

20. Happy Death Day 2U – $349,000

21. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – $305,000

22. Run the Race – $304,540

23. The Kid – $270,000

24. Everybody Knows – $269,000

25. A Star Is Born – $240,000

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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