BOX OFFICE BREAKDOWN
Hey guys! Welcome back to Box Office breakdown! I apologize for posting this late, I was busy with the last few days of TIFF and school. I’ll try to post consistently post this segment on Mondays from now on. As expected, IT: CHAPTER 2 held onto the top spot for a second week in a row, despite a 57% drop, which admittedly isn’t as steep as I expected due to the negative buzz. What was unexpected is how close the margin was between it and HUSTLERS, which overperformed both critically and financially, mainly due to the star power of Jennifer Lopez. If the strong buzz can continue into next weekend, it may be able to secure the top spot, although it’ll have tough competition. Both ANGEL HAS FALLEN and GOOD BOYS maintained a very steady hold, only dropping by 25%, while the LION KING barely budged with a 15% drop. The margin between The Lion King and “FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBES & SHAW” continues to widen and it seems unlikely that it will reach $800M.
“OVERCOMER” continues to defy expectations and surprisingly sticks around for a 4th week in a row, although with all the upcoming competition, I doubt it’ll be able to secure a spot in the top 10 next week. John Crowley’s highly anticipated adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “THE GOLDFINCH” absolutely bombed both critically and financially and will go down as one of the biggest disappointment of the year in both respects. THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON opened in more theatres this past weekend and received a boost due to both co-stars (Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson) premiering films at TIFF. DORA & THE LOST CITY OF GOLD reentered the top 10 last week and manages to stick around for one last week.
Dora & the Lost City of Gold (WEEK 6: $1.8M)
The Peanut Butter Falcon (WEEK 6: $1.8M)
The Goldfinch (WEEK 1: $2.7M)
Overcomer (WEEK 4: $2.7M)
Fast & Furious: Hobbes & Shaw (WEEK 7: $2.8M)
The Lion King (WEEK 9: $3.6M)
Good Boys (WEEK 5: $4.2M)
Angel Has Fallen (WEEK 4: $4.5M)
Hustlers (WEEK 1: $33.2M)
IT: Chapter 2 (WEEK 2: $39.6M)