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Box Office Report For November 15-17

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, a potential blockbuster is brewing in the Academy Award hopeful Ford v Ferrari, which is going up against Charlie’s Angels and The Good Liar for the crown this week. Spoiler alert: it was not a close race, no pun intended. Joining them are some Oscar contenders in limited release, like The Report and Waves. How did they all do? Read on to see how the weekend turned out…

Zooming out to a first place finish with a tremendous $31 million was Ford v Ferrari, a big Academy Award player for Twentieth Century Fox. Boasting an A+ CinemaScore, this is shaping up to be potentially an even bigger crowd pleaser than expected. Audiences took note of the glowing reviews, and now voters may well take notice of the hefty start at the box office!

Falling down to second was Midway, last weekend’s surprise winner. Another $8.7 million or so into its war chest makes this still unlikely to be profitable, but hardly the bomb that it seemed like it was going to be, just a few short weeks ago.

Disappointing at number three was Charlie’s Angels. Only able to drum up $8.6 million, this is a black eye for Sony. Expected to draw in loads of young women, it appears as though almost everyone wound up staying away. Perhaps the mixed critical reception doomed this one?

Down at number seven is The Good Liar, also opening with pretty poor numbers. A little more than $5.6 million is not what Warner Bros. was hoping for, that’s for sure. In terms of adult drama, the aforementioned Ford v Ferrari sucked up all of the space, it seems.

Joker crossed the $1 Billion mark at the worldwide box office during the week, becoming the highest grossing R rated film in the process. Even the boldest predictions never expected this. Congrats to the filmmakers and folks at Warner Bros. for this, who can now even more fully focus on an awards campaign…

Among indie/limited release titles, Waves had a solid start, taking in a little more than 144K from four theaters, while Mickey and the Bear made a bit over 9K on a single screen. Also, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot once again continued to make a few bucks with Kevin Smith’s roadshow style unveiling. On ten screens this weekend, it took in almost 169K.

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

1. Ford v Ferrari – $31,037,000

2. Midway – $8,750,000

3. Charlie’s Angels – $8,600,000

4. Playing with Fire – $8,550,000

5. Last Christmas – $6,700,000

6. Doctor Sleep – $6,181,000

7. The Good Liar – $5,656,000

8. Joker – $5,635,000

9. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – $5,247,000

10. Harriet – $4,780,000

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

11. Terminator: Dark Fate – $4,375,000

12. Jojo Rabbit – $2,818,000

13. Zombieland: Double Tap – $2,010,000

14. Parasite – $1,935,000

15. Countdown – $1,230,000

16. Black and Blue – $950,000

17. Motherless Brooklyn – $500,000

18. The Lighthouse – $391,770

19. Abominable – $339,000

20. Downton Abbey – $305,000

21. Pain and Glory – $214,221

22. Arctic Dogs – $210,000

23. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – $168,993

24. Waves – $144,562

25. Gemini Man – $119,000

26. Everybody’s Everything – $61,281

27. The Lion King – $53,000

28. The Current War: Director’s Cut – $46,443

29. Rambo: Last Blood – $44,000

30. No Safe Spaces – $39,000

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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