#BOXOFFICE: “MIDWAY” GOES ALL THE WAY IN ITS DEBUT
MIDWAY takes the top of the Box Office this weekend in a shocker with $19.2 million from 3,242 theatres for Elevation Pictures/Lionsgate Films. The Roland Emmerich film centering around its namesake battle, gets 40% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
In second is Stephen King’s DOCTOR SLEEP with $17.2 million from 3,855 theatres for Warner Bros. The Shining‘s Sequel gets 75% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
LAST CHRISTMAS starring Emilia Clarke, debuts in third with $14.5 million for Universal Pictures. The Holiday Rom-Com gets 49% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
TERMINATOR: DARK FATE lands in third this weekend with $13.4 million for Paramount Pictures, bringing its two week run to $37.6 million domestically.
In fifth is JOKER with $8.5 million, taking its run to $304 million for Warner Bros.
PLAYING WITH FIRE opens in sixth with $8 million for Paramount Pictures from 3,125 theatres. It gets 25% on the Tomatometer and B+ CinemaScore.
Rounding things out is ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP with $4.5 million for Sony Pictures.
#BOXOFFICE: “JOKER” RISES BACK TO THE TOP
JOKER returns to the top spot once again at the Box Office this weekend with $17.7 million from 3,936 theatres for Warner Bros. This brings its four week tally to $276.3 million.
In second spot his last week’s queen, MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL with $15.9 million, a total of $62.8 million over two weeks for Disney in North America.
Third goes to ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP with $12.2 million for Sony Pictures, a two week total of $47.6 million.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY gets fourth with $10 million for Universal Pictures, a total $71 million in its third week out.
COUNTDOWN debuts in fifth for STX Entertainment/Elevation Pictures with $8 million from 2,675 theatres. The Thriller gets 23% on the Tomatometer and C+ CinemaScore.
BLACK AND BLUE opens in sixth with $6 million for Sony Pictures. The Cop Action-Drama gets 46% on the Tomatometer.
At the bottom of the Top Ten is THE LIGHTHOUSE with $2 million for A24/VVS Films, playing at just 586 theatres. The Robert Eggers film starring Robert Pattinson, gets 91% on the Tomatometer.
#BOXOFFICE: “MALEFICENT” BEWITCHES AUDIENCES
While it doesn’t quite match the feat of its Predecessor, MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL opens on-top for Disney in its bow with $37 million from 3,790 theatres. It gets 41% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. The previous installment in 2014 opened with $69.4 million.
In second after two weeks on-top, is JOKER with $28.3 million from 4,090 theatres for Warner Bros., a total $346 million grossed thus far in North America.
In third is ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP with $26.5 million for Sony Pictures from 3,468 theatres. This bests its 2009 Predecessor which opened with $24 million. It gets 68% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
HUSTLERS is in right with $2 million from 1,575 theatres for STX Entertainment/Elevation Pictures, taking it just past the $100 million-mark donestically in six weeks.
IT: CHAPTER TWO rounds-out this Top Ten with $1.4 million from 1,528 theatres, a seven week run of $209.5 million. It just edges-out critical darling PARASITE, which from just 30 theatres, takes $1.38 million for Neon/MK2.