#BOXOFFICE: “JOHN WICK 3” DETHRONES “AVENGERS” IN DEBUT
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM terminates the three-week reign of AVENGERS: ENDGAME with a smashing debut this weekend, taking a franchise best of $56.9 million from 3,850 theatres for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. This entry bests 2017’s Chapter Two which opened with $30.4 million and gets 88% on the Tomatometer, while audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME in its fourth week out falls to second spot with $27.7 million from 4,220 theatres for Disney/Marvel. Its run comes to $769 million domestically.
POKEMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU lands in third with $23 million for Warner Bros., a total $92.1 million made across North America in two weeks.
A DOG’S JOURNEY opens in fourth with $8.7 million from 3,267 theatres for Universal Pictures. It gets 50% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. This placing is unable to best its 2017 Predecessor A DOG’S PURPOSE which opened with $18.2 million.
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR places eighth in its first week out with $2.8 million from 2,073 theatres for Warner Bros. Critics give it 50% on the Tomatometer, Audiences gave it a B- CinemaScore.
UGLYDOLLS rounds out the Top Ten with $1.7 million for STX Entertinament/VVS Films, earning $17 million over three weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “AVENGERS” HOLDS OFF CHALLENGE FROM “PIKACHU”
For a third straight week, AVENGERS: ENDGAME takes the top spot at the Box Office. This weekend’s take is $70 million from 4,662 theatres, making for $730 million over three weeks for Marvel/Disney.
In second spot is Warner Bros.’ POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU, will a strong $53 million opening from 4,202 theatres. It gets a passing 64% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
THE HUSTLE debuts in third with $13.5 million for Universal Pictures, playing at 3,007 theatres. It gets 18% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
Landing in fourth is LONG SHOT with $8 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, a total $21.6 million in its second week.
POMS opens in sixth with $6.3 million from 2,750 theatres for STX Entertainment/eOne Films. It gets 30% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
TOLKIEN debuts with $3.7 million from 1,465 theatres for Fox Searchlight. It gets 48% on the Tomatometer.