It took a couple weeks but Michael Myers has finally been knocked from the top of the box office. Bohemian Rhapsody won the weekend box office with an impressive opening and for the first time in months, the top three films at the box office were all new releases.
Bohemian Rhapsody brought in $50 million during its opening weekend. This was slightly higher than expectations and positive reviews should help the film have a sustained audience. The film is also doing very well internationally and brought in $72.5 million for a global opening weekend of over $120 million.
Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms opened in second place with $20 million. The film was hoping for an opening between $20-$25 million. The fantasy adventure starring Keira Knightly and Morgan Freeman is hoping to remain inside the top five for the next couple weeks but I think this film is going to struggle to stay there. I’m predicting a gross just around $70 million domestically.
The Tyler Perry comedy Nobody’s Fool opened in third place with $14 million. This is slightly lower than Tyler Perry’s last film Acrimony which had an opening of $17.1 million this past March. I’m guessing a domestic gross between $30-$40 million is a good guess for this film.
A Star is Born only dropped two spots and only dropping 21 percent during its fifth weekend. The film brought in $11.1 million and just crossed $165 million domestically. It’s interesting to have two music based films inside the top five. I think they will both continue to be inside the top five for the coming weeks.
Halloween drops four spots after being the box office champion the last two weeks. The horror film rounds out the top five and drops 65 percent during its third weekend. The film brought in $11 million and just crossed $150 million domestically. The film’s worldwide gross stands right around $230 million.
Venom spent its first weekend outside the top five finishing in sixth place. The anti-hero brought in $7.9 million and is just shy of $200 million domestically after five weekends. The film crossed $540 million worldwide with an opening in China slated for next weekend.
Hunter Killer quickly fell out of the top five and dropped 47 percent during its second weekend. The action film brought in $3.5 million and is sitting just under $13 million domestically. I expect this film to fall out of the top ten next weekend.
Smallfoot ($3.8 million), Goosebumps 2 ($3.7 million) and The Hate U Give ($3.4 million) round out the rest of the top ten. Smallfoot is the only one to climb the top ten from eighth place to seventh place.
Bohemian Rhapsody will face some tough competition from three new releases if it wants to remain box office champion. One of those releases includes The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the latest sequel/reboot of the Dragon Tattoo film series.
Weekend Gross by Distributor:
20th Century Fox: $53.4 million
Disney: $20.3 million
Universal: $15.8 million
Warner Bros.: $14.9 million
Paramount Pictures: $14 million
Sony Pictures: $11.6 million
Lionsgate: $3.6 million
Amazon Studios: $2.4 million
A24: $1.4 million
Next week’s openings: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Overlord