Box Office Report For June 14-16


A very Happy Father’s Day to all your dads out there, and 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, a pair of sequels entered the marketplace, along with the latest work from an independent auteur. The sequels in question were Men in Black: International and Shaft, while The Dead Don’t Die was the high profile indie offering. How did they all do? Let us take a look right now at just that…

Taking the top spot was Men in Black: International, though to continue the trend of the last couple of weeks, this sequel took in only a fraction of what the last installment did/what it was expected to do. With a large budget of $110 million (though arguably less than you might expect), it will struggle to make that back, at least domestically.

At number two was last week’s champ The Secret Life of Pets 2. Another $23.8 million makes for a total so far of $92 million. This sequel won’t be the smash that the first one was, but it’s proving to be solid entertainment for children. As such, dreams of a third one may still be alive for the powers that be…

Only able to open at number six was Shaft, turning in a hugely disappointing $8.3 million for the weekend. Despite a solid Trailer, audiences just were not interested in this one. It probably didn’t help that reviews were poor, much like they were for MiB. This wasn’t the week to chase those who follow the critics, now was it?

Breaking into the top ten was Late Night, which expanded wide and made it to ninth place with a haul of $5.1 million. This is a far cry from the crowd pleasing hit that Amazon Studios expected when they bought the movie back at the Sundance Film Festival, but it’s not terrible either. At the very least, it was the option that had the best critical buzz this weekend!

Hitting on 613 screens for the largest opening of Jim Jarmusch’s career, The Dead Don’t Die opened up outside the top ten. Taking in $2.3 million, it was number twelve overall today. It’ll wind up being the most successful Jarmusch work, money wise, but that’s basically just by virtue of opening on this many screens…

*Nothing of note opened in limited release this week, box office wise. Maybe next weekend?*

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

1. Men in Black: International – $28,500,000

2. The Secret Life of Pets 2 – $23,800,000

3. Aladdin – $16,712,000

4. X-Men: Dark Phoenix – $9,005,000

5. Rocketman – $8,800,000

6. Shaft – $8,315,000

7. Godzilla: King of the Monsters – $8,105,000

8. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $6,100,000

9. Late Night – $5,136,734

10. Ma – $3,610,000

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

11. Avengers: Endgame – $3,517,000

12. The Dead Don’t Die – $2,350,000

13. Pokemon Detective Pikachu – $1,280,000

14. Booksmart – $859,214

15. A Dog’s Journey – $500,000

16. The Last Black Man in San Francisco – $361,120

17. Brightburn – $250,000

18. Pavarotti – $200,000

19. Echo in the Canyon – $197,200

20. Biggest Little Farm – $194,000

21. All is True – $87,184

22. 5B – $40,000

23. The Tomorrow Man – $30,353

24. Non-Fiction – $28,478

25. The White Crow – $26,960

Until next weekend, and once again, Happy Father’s Day!

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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