Weekend Box Office Report
It was another big weekend for "Aquaman," which won its third weekend with a gross of $31,003,280. The DC Extended Universe blockbuster has now grossed over $250M domestic and is nearing $1B globally. Worldwide, "Aquaman" is now the biggest movie in the DCEU, exceeding the $873M worldwide posted by "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." And do what you want with this information: "Aquaman" has now grossed over 12x "Conan The Barbarian" in lifetime domestic grosses, so nice work Jason Momoa.
(Hey, you recap the same movie three times and see if you have fresh material every time!)
Third Time's the Charm?
Last week, the Most Played Cineplex included a lot of "Second Act," and it disappointed. Surely it wouldn't fail MPC players again, would it?! Yes, yes it would. Your MPC of "Aquaman" x1/"Mary Poppins Returns" x1/"Second Act" x6 didn't prove to have much value for the 275 FMLers who played it, with "Second Act" finishing the best of the three, but only in seventh place in value. Don't worry FML - J-Lo won't be able to hurt you any more soon enough.
That's a Rhap
It was a heck of a weekend for "Bohemian Rhapsody." Last night, it took down the big prize, winning Best Drama at the Golden Globes in an upset. And today, in an honor Fox is surely prouder of, "Bohemian Rhapsody" takes its second straight BP, a rare feat in FML to say the least. "Bohemian Rhapsody" actually posted a week-over-week increase, grossing $2,368,141, which was good for $107,643/Bux and an easy BP win. That makes three BP wins and four PC appearances for "Bohemian Rhapsody" in its 11 week run that may be ending here soon - sounds like Hall of Fame material to me.
Low end BP's also result in more interesting anchor races. This week, your PC ended up anchored with the maximum four screens of "Escape Room," which ended up fourth in value this weekend after a monster Thursday night of $2.35M that ended in a weekend run just north of $18M. Well done to your 75 players who managed the PC of "Escape Room" x4/"The Mule" x1/"Bohemian Rhapsody" x3, which grossed $101,086,804 after including $11M in bonuses.
Get ready FML, as it's time for Awards Season to get fun with FIVE new entries to the slate. First up, we have three wide releases coming out led by "A Dog's Way Home" and "The Upside," both which are sure to bring a tear to your eye. Then we have "Replicas," which could bring a tear to FMLer's eyes as they try to read the ever-elusive Entertainment Studios. Finally, we have a pair of expanders in "On the Basis of Sex" and "If Beale Street Could Talk." Set your lineups by Friday Noon Eastern/9AM Pacific and we'll see you here next week!