Weekend Box Office Report
(AUTHOR'S NOTE: Keep in mind that we're still working with many estimates that will not be final until Wednesday. For now, this recap will be written as results will stand, and any revisions will be captured next week.)
As expected, "Aquaman" "rains" over the box office for another weekend, grossing an estimated $52,140,000. The sixth movie in the somewhat maligned DC Extended Universe is now knocking on the door of $200M and stands a great chance to finish its domestic run above "Justice League ($229M) and even "Man of Steel ($291M)." Worldwide though, "Aquaman" is a massive success, already at third on the DCEU charts and not for behand both "Wonder Woman" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."
Second Verse, Same as the First
Many FMLers trusted "Second Act" last weekend, and they went right back to the well this weekend. Something about "Fool me once" is in order here. The top two lineups, played by 328 and 322 players respectively, featured a lot of J-Lo this weekend, with the MPC being "Bumblebee" x1/"Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse" x1/"Second Act" x6 and the near-MPC being "Aquaman" x1/"Second Act" x5/"Mary Queen of Scots" x1/Blank x1. "Second Act" ended up fifth in value and on the outside looking in on your PC this weekend.
Best Performers can really come from anywhere in weekends like this with no major new releases and no big time awards expansions. Players were all over the board this weekend, so it'd only be fitting to see something like "Bohemian Rhapsody" sneak into the BP from the bottom of the slate. The Queen biopic managed to gross $2,350,527 in its 10th weekend, which was good for $106,842/Bux and a clear BP win. Well done to the 48 players who screened the PC of "Aquaman" x1/"Spider-Man" x1/"Vice" x1/"Bohemian Rhapsody" x5, which grossed $105,481,006 after including $15M in bonuses.
Write to Me, and Escape
And with that, we close the books on 2018 and move into the first weekend of January with…. A pretty typical first weekend of January. This weekend sees one new wide release in "Escape Room," which is really one of those ideas that was so just out there and easy to get to in hindsight, you would have thought Blumhouse would have made it years ago. Set your lineups by Friday Noon Eastern/9 AM Pacific and we'll see you here next week!