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Box Office Report For March 22-24

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each and every 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, Jordan Peele put forth his sophomore effort Us, which opened to rave reviews and a record setting haul. Without much else entering the marketplace, it was smooth sailing. How did the holdovers do in competition with Peele? Let us take a look right now at just that…

The top spot this weekend, opening way above expectations, was Peele’s second feature Us. Not only did it open big, it made $70.2 million, which made it the second largest opening ever for a live-action original motion picture. Not bad, right? This was way bigger of an opening than Get Out was last time around, so expect massive numbers overall for this one.

Coming in at number two was the previous champion in Captain Marvel, which took in just over $35 million and zoomed past the $300 million mark at the domestic box office. Now officially the tenth highest grossing film domestically in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the film shows no signs of slowing down. As expected, the MCU has another smash hit…

Shooting up into the top ten was Gloria Bell, which made it all the way to the seventh spot this weekend. The take was only $1.8 million, but still, that’s a nice expansion for a smaller title during a period that’s pretty top heavy, money wise. A24 should be very pleased with how they got this one into this position, especially when only films in the top ten were able to crack a million bucks.

Among indie/smaller debuts, Hotel Mumbai opened on four screens and came in at number 30, making about 86K. Out of Blue played on 35 screens and made 17K, while Sunset was released on three screens and took in 15K. None of these movies really connected with audiences, it seems.

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

1. Us – $70,250,000

2. Captain Marvel – $35,021,000

3. Wonder Park – $9,000,000

4. Five Feet Apart – $8,750,000

5. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $6,533,000

6. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral – $4,500,000

7. Gloria Bell – $1,802,500

8. No Manches Frida 2 – $1,780,000

9. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $1,125,000

10. Alita: Battle Angel – $1,015,000

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

11. Captive State – $918,000

12. Apollo 11 – $800,000

13. Isn’t It Romantic – $630,000

14. Green Book – $600,000

15. Glass – $600,000

16. The Upside – $530,000

17. Fighting with My Family – $509,274

18. What Men Want – $305,000

19. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – $250,000

20. Badla – $237,547

21. The Mustang – $228,000

22. Happy Death Day 2U – $190,000

23. More Than Blue – $170,000

24. The Aftermath – $123,000

25. Everybody Knows – $122,000

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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