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Box Office Report For October 25-27

Welcome back one and all to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, 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, former champs Joker and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil battle it out for the top spot, while newcomers Black and Blue, Countdown, The Current War: Director’s Cut, and Western Stars also opened. How did they do? Read on to see how the weekend turned out…

Back in the top spot after a brief period out of it was Joker, with $18.9 million. Setting records throughout its run, Warner Bros’ comic book flick is going to end its time easily as the highest grossing R rated film of all time, which is really something. $277 million and counting, just domestically.

Moving down to number two was Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, with $18.5 million. This drop isn’t great, but considering it was just beaten by the fourth weekend of a movie is a particularly tough pill to swallow.

Fifth and sixth place went to Countdown and Black and Blue, respectively. The former made a shade over $9 million, while the latter took in $8.3 million. These are solid enough numbers for flicks without much of a profile, but without much competition, they probably should have been able to do more…

Also out this weekend was The Current War: Director’s Cut, which could only haul in about $2.7 million and land in the number nine spot. After a long delay, a severing from The Weinstein Company, and a new cut, at least it saw the light of day, right?

Among indie/limited release titles, the Bruce Springsteen concert film/documentary Western Stars opened in a handful of theaters and made 560K. Also, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot continued its unique platform unveiling, playing on a few more screens (seventeen in total now) as Kevin Smith tours it nationwide, making almost 220K…

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

1. Joker – $18,900,000

2. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – $18,537,000

3. The Addams Family – $11,705,007

4. Zombieland: Double Tap – $11,600,000

5. Countdown – $9,009,000

6. Black and Blue – $8,325,000

7. Gemini Man – $4,000,000

8. The Lighthouse – $3,080,782

9. The Current War: Director’s Cut – $2,730,200

10. Abominable – $2,000,000

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

11. Downton Abbey – $1,900,000

12. Parasite – $1,819,784

13. Judy – $1,181,830

14. Jojo Rabbit – $1,041,000

15. Housefull 4 – $880,000

16. Jesus is King – $830,000

17. Western Stars – $560,000

18. Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood – $550,000

19. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – $530,000

20. Pain and Glory – $430,097

21. Ad Astra – $292,000

22. Hustlers – $270,000

23. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – $219,397

24. Rambo: Last Blood – $210,000

25. The Lion King – $163,000

26. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice – $144,677

27. Jexi – $132,000

28. The Peanut Butter Falcon – $115,420

29. Angel Has Fallen – $68,500

30. Toy Story 4 – $66,000

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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