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Box Office Report For May 17-19

A very happy Sunday to you all. Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each and every Sunday, you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, another franchise offering came in and blew past Avengers: Endgame, leading to a new box office champ. There were other films hitting screens this weekend too, so it wasn’t just one new contender. How did they all do? Let us take a look right now at just that…

Taking the top spot was John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, which made about $57 million, well above expectations. The biggest opening to date for the Keanu Reeves action franchise, it managed to be the title to dethrone the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though likely top heavy, this looks to be the start of a strong run for the third installment of this surprisingly beloved series.

Coming in at number two and giving up the crown, Avengers: Endgame finally saw a new release pass it by. Taking in a still excellent $29.4 million, it now is at around the $770 million mark, domestically. Notably, it’s now number two all time there, having moved past Avatar. Worldwide, it is at $2.6 billion, after reaching $1.8 billion internationally, and counting. Soon, it will beat Avatar there as well. The MCU title is still aiming to be the biggest movie of all time. Stay tuned there…

Number three was Pokemon Detective Pikachu, which took in $24.8 million, coming close to passing Avengers: Endgame. In a few days, it’ll cross the $100 million mark, showing that Pokemon may well have a strong onscreen life going forward.

At number four was the other new release, also a sequel, in A Dog’s Journey. Unable to find much of an audience, it only took in an estimated $8 million, though some of that can be attributed to the release date. Perhaps it’ll have a strong hold int he weeks to come? At number eight was The Sun is Also a Star, which found even less attention, only making a meager $2.6 million this weekend.

Among indie/smaller debuts, The Souvenir played on four screens and made slightly over 85K, while Trial by Fire could only translate its 109 screens to a tiny 78K cume. Both opened just outside the top 25 this week…

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

1. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $57,025,000

2. Avengers: Endgame – $29,411,000

3. Pokemon Detective Pikachu – $24,815,000

4. A Dog’s Journey – $8,000,000

5. The Hustle – $6,080,788

6. The Intruder – $4,025,000

7. Long Shot – $3,400,000

8. The Sun is Also a Star – $2,600,000

9. Poms – $2,090,000

10. Uglydolls – $1,600,000

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

11. Breakthrough – $1,039,000

12. The Curse of La Llorona – $885,000

13. Tolkien – $735,000

14. Captain Marvel – $727,000

15. Shazam! – $681,000

16. Dumbo – $293,000

17. Little – $275,000

18. Biggest Little Farm – $270,000

19. The White Crow – $234,082

20. Amazing Grace – $200,880

21. Pet Semetary – $180,000

22. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $158,000

23. Us – $145,000

24. Student of the Year 2 – $116,000

25. Penguins (Disneynature) – $91,000

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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