Box Office Report For November 22-24


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, with Thanksgiving on the horizon this coming Thursday, Disney unleashed a mammoth sequel into the world with Frozen II, competing for attention with Mr. Rogers (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), as well as the action movie 21 Bridges. How did they all do? Read on to see how the weekend turned out…

Easily taking first place, with a huge haul, was the animated sequel Frozen II. Making an outstanding $127 million proves that Disney knew what they were doing in franchising this property. This is one of the biggest openings ever for a cartoon, setting this one off on an insanely profitable path. Especially with Thanksgiving a few days away, look for this one to have an excellent hold.

In second was last week’s champ, Ford v Ferrari. The film took in an estimated $16 million, giving it nearly $58 million to date. The adult skewing racing/sports drama seems poised to continue pleasing crowds in the weeks to come, judging by how much audiences seem to be responding to it. Next stop, some heavy Academy Award contention for this one…

Third place went to A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, taking advantage of those moved by the lessons of Fred Rogers (plus folks curious to see Tom Hanks as Rogers), to grab a $13.5 million start. With a presumably modest budget and Oscar hopes, the next few frames should not just set the film up as a moneymaker, but also jumpstart its awards prospects. Mr. Rogers lives on!

21 Bridges debuted in fourth place with a modest $9.3 million opening. With Academy Award centric fare starting to flood the marketplace, only limited audiences saw fit to take in this action flick, which stars Chadwick Boseman. Mediocre reviews likely didn’t help, either. Alas.

Among indie/limited release titles, Dark Waters took in 110K from ten screens, a decent yet unspectacular start for the movie. Also, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot continued once more to make a few bucks with Kevin Smith’s roadshow style unveiling. On just five screens this weekend, it took in almost 65K.

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

1. Frozen II – $127,000,000

2. Ford v Ferrari – $16,000,000

3. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – $13,500,000

4. 21 Bridges – $9,300,000

5. Midway – $4,700,000

6. Playing with Fire – $4,615,000

7. The Good Liar – $3,375,000

8. Charlie’s Angels – $3,175,000

9. Last Christmas – $3,040,000

10. Joker – $2,820,000

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

11. Harriet – $2,310,000

12. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – $2,000,000

13. Doctor Sleep – $1,860,000

14. Jojo Rabbit – $1,500,000

15. Parasite – $1,218,500

16. Terminator: Dark Fate – $1,200,000

17. Zombieland: Double Tap – $550,000

18. Black and Blue – $310,000

19. Countdown – $270,000

20. Honey Boy – $269,280

21. The Lighthouse – $182,260

22. Waves – $168,760

23. Abominable – $136,000

24. Pain and Glory – $135,279

25. Downton Abbey – $122,000

26. Dark Waters – $110,000

27. Gemini Man – $66,000

28. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot – $64,688

29. Arctic Dogs – $50,000

30. Judy – $35,300

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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