Watch out Avatar. You lost your domestic title to The Force Awakens. now you are set to lose your global total to Avengers: Endgame. In just 11 days Endgame has climbed all the way into the #2 slot for all-time box office receipts. It took Avatar 47 days to reach that total. The Avengers are coming for the Na’vi! Welcome to the Weekend Box office for 5/3-5/5.
#1 at the Weekend Box Office: Endgame
Still at #1 and absolutely dominating the box office as a whole is Avengers: Endgame. Last week I made a prediction that Endgame would be able to hold very close to a 50% box office drop. That is good for other movies, but extremely hard for blockbusters to do in week 2. Opening numbers end up being just too large to repeat. Endgame dropped almost 60%, but that is still a weekend total of $145.8 million. Add in $282 million from the foreign markets and globally Endgame now sits at almost $2.2 billion. This is only $600 million behind Avatar’s global total.
#2 The Intruder
The three new films all landed at 2, 3, and 4 of the Weekend Box Office, respectively, starting with The Intruder at #2. The Intruder brought in $11 million on an $8 million budget. This was slightly above expectations despite only receiving a B- from Cinemascore and a 27%/53% on rotten tomatoes.
Weekend Box Office Middle Child: Long Shot
Lionsgate’s Long Shot comes in third with 410 million. This was slightly below expectations, but there were few dollars that made it past the Endgame filter. It scores a solid B from Cinemascore and a similar 82/72 rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
#4 Ugly Dolls
The last of the new movies this past week is a kids movie that may have done better on any other weekend, but just landed to close to Endgame. Dolls brought in $8.5 million. Cinemascore gives it a solid B+ while Rotten Tomatoes scores it at 32/67%.
#5 Captain Marvel
And once again bringing in the final slot on the tails of Endgame is Captain Marvel. In its ninth week it is still hanging onto that 5 spot, but we are also talking a measly $4.2 million. This just shows how bad the overall box office is for the year. 2019 is riding on a set of stones and the force for everything.
The next Weekend Box Office will be interesting as we will have some bigger titles being released. But can they match the projected $60-70 million that Endgame will still bring in?
The closest will shot will be Detective Pikachu, Hollywood’s first attempt to bring Pokemon to the real world. Next is the heist comedy The Hustle with Anne Hathaway. Look for this to be a strong third and have a high female audience percentage. Then we have Poms, an over the hill cheerleader comedy. Finally, we have Tolkien, about the life of J.R.R. Tolkien and his earlier days and experiences that would later transform into his tale Lord of the Rings.