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Mar 04 2019

Green Book's Post-Oscar Bump and New Releases

What did you see this weekend?I only took inGretabeforegetting sickbut I keep meaning to get toHow To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. It was,essentially,the last weekend of the 2018 film year,since most of the major Oscar winners got one last expansion before they depart theaters (almost of all of them are already on DVD).They're milking that golden cow,they are!So,we thought we'd share everything in wide release and the corresponding chart toppers in limited for areallyfull box office picture this weekend.Ready?Deep breath.Let's go.

Weekend Box Office (Actuals)
(March 1st-3rd)

1How to Train Your Dragon 3$30 (cum.$97.6) on 4286 screens
1Apollo 11$1.6 on 120 screens *NEW*
2A Madea Family Funeral$27 on 2442 screens *NEW*
2Everybody Knows$467k on 209 screens (cum.$1.2)
3Alita: Battle Angel$7.2 (cum.$72.4) on 3096 screens
3Total Dhamaal$439k on 209 screens (cum.$1.7)
4The LEGO Movie 2$6.6 (cum.$91.6) on 3458 screens 4Free Solo$372k on 238 screens (cum.$16.9)Review,2nd Biggest Doc Hit,APP亚博娱乐
5Fighting With My Family$4.6 (cum.$14.9) on 2855 screensReview
5Arctic$365k on 268 screens (cum.$1.6)

6Green Book$4.5 (cum.$75.7) on 2641 screensReview,Podcast,On theBest Picture Win
6They Shall Not Grow Old$353k on 368 screens (cum.$17)Review
7Isn't It Romantic$4.5 (cum.$40.1) on 3325 screens
7Furie$156k on 14 screens  *NEW*
8Greta$4.54 *NEW* on 2411 screensReview,Podcast
8Cold War$134k (cum.$4.3)Review,Pod,5th Biggest Foreign Hit
9What Men Want$2.7 (cum.$49.7) on 2018 screens
9Never Look Away$130k (cum.$666k)Review
10Happy Death Day 2 U$2.4 (cum.$25.2)on 2331 screens
10Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion$122k on 69 screens (cum.$548k)
11Into the Spider-Verse$2.1 (cum.$187.4)on 2404 screensReview,APP亚博娱乐
11Climax$119k on 5 screens *NEW*Review
12The Upside$2 (cum.$102.8)
12Oscar Nominated Short Films$108k on 97 screens (cum.$3.4)Live Action Shorts Review,Doc Shorts Review
13A Star is Born$1.8 (cum.$212.8)on 1235 screensReview,Soundtracking,

13Extreme Job$93k on 17 screens (cum.$1.3)
14Cold Pursuit$1.6 (cum.$29.9)on 1765 screens
14Capernaum$73k on 58 screens (cum.$1.3)Interview,Podcast
15Run the Race$1.3 (cum.$4.1)on 1075 screens
15The Iron Orchard$61k on 42 screens (cum.$116k)
16Bohemian Rhapsody$961k (cum.$214.4) on 839 screensReview,Podcast,Worst of Year,We are the Champions?,Oscar wins
16Sonchiraya$60k on 70 screens *NEW*
17Glass$892k (cum.$109.4)on 756 screensReview
17Birds of Passage$57k on 31 screens (cum.$158k)Review
18The Favourite$813k (cum.$33.2)on 742 screensReview,Podcast,That Ending
18Saint Judy$39k on 55 screens *NEW*

In box office news...

Apollo 11opened to great numbers for a doc.Too bad it couldn't retroactively help First Man!

Tyler Perry's 9th official entry in the Madea series opened right in the middle of where those pictures open.It's been a pretty consistent performer for Perry for 14 years now.

Alita Battle Angelhas been an underperformer in the US but it looks like the global audience will save it.The expensive picture ($170 million budget + who knows how much on P&A) has so far grossed $350 million overseas.So it will probably break even in theaters eventually.But budgets that big always look too big unless a film explodes in theaters.


Outside the charts above we want to draw your attention again to Germany'sTransitand Iceland'sWoman at Warwhich opened in 2 and 5 theaters respectively.Next weekend will tell if they caught at on at all but they're both really fine foreign films so take a chance on them,okay?

For what it's worthGreen Bookgot a big post-Oscar expansion and after a slow start (in which we repeatedly warned people not to call it a flop -- it was never going to have a huge opening weekend) it's now turned into a hit with $75 stateside and a surprising $112 million overseas.In fact,this weekend was its third best weekend ever in its 16th week in theaters.

Of the seven Best Picture nominees that got a theatrical release here's a curious note:Green Book,The Favourite,andBohemian Rhapsody,were all bigger hits abroad then they were in the US!Vicewas the only film that was far more popular at home (though it was only modestly popular here).As for the othersA Star is Born,BlacKkKlansman,andBlack Pantherdid roughly the same amount of business on both sides of the ocean.

You can see more details onthe Best Picture chartwhere they're ranked in multiple ways.

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Reader Comments (13)

I saw Never Look Away as Oscar homework the afternoon of the awards.I was really nervous about the runtime,but it honestly flew by.Pretty messy plot and tonally all over the place,but I found it really captivating and definitely lean more positive on it.

Alita: Battle Angel was slightly better than expected.The plot is rubbish,but basically every blockbuster has a rubbish plot.(Looking at you Marvel) The action scenes were really well choreographed and creative.But man oh man that script.Cringe.

Greta was glorious trash.I had a blast and I'm still giggling about it days later.

March 4,2019 | Unregistered Commenterchasm301

Re-watching THE FAVOURITE and was delighted just as I was the first time I saw it.I also checked out APOLLO 11 and it was pretty good.Now I want a mashup supercut of that and FIRST MAN.

March 4,2019 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - good story,well acted,very slow but I am glad I stayed.I definitely don't like it though when I find out later it was already on NetFlix.

Leaving Neverland,part 1.This is heartbreaking.I don't know if I can watch two more hours but it serves a very important purpose to encourage victims to get treatment.

March 4,2019 | Unregistered CommenterTom Ford

GREEN BOOK became the hit that everyone thought it would become and suddenly no more.

THE FAVOURITE could have better numbers,but the word "art"drives away a lot of people.When I recommend the movie I say "comedy","very funny"and "amusing",never "art".

March 5,2019 | Unregistered CommenterFeline Justice

To Dust with Allesandro Nivola (as producer) doing a Q&A.Quirky,sentimental movie about grief,religion,and science.Apparently he was immersed in Haasidic culture before doing Disobedience.

Better Things,S3 E1 (one of the best shows on TV)

Finally caught up with Blackkklansman.So good.

Leaving Neverland.Very disturbing on so many levels.

March 5,2019 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I saw Cold War.Very beautiful but it left me wanting more character development.

March 5,2019 | Unregistered CommenterPedro

CLIMAX is having the best per-screen average !

March 5,2019 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

Saw The Heiresses.Quite nice in its small way,but I wanted just a little more.Also saw the Live from the Met HD transmission of La Fille du regiment.A great afternoon.

March 5,2019 | Unregistered Commenterken s.

Feline,Art is quite vague and subjective description,it's ofen used when people don't know what else to say about the film and one they feel they ought to like and admire but quite don't.

March 5,2019 | Unregistered CommenterChinoiserie

Saw Leaving Neverland and still realise there are 2 sides to the story and not to believe everything.

March 5,2019 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

The Upside is the perfect example of good bad movie.Fun and after the session you feel it was worth it,laughing at some times that you shouldn't and sometimes getting emotional;just do not take it seriously.It's not Ordinary People.
Isn't it Romantic is the best Amy Schumer movie - without Amy Schumer - and Rebel Wilson is amazing.It's pretty fun.
The Favorite is funny,reminiscent of those 1970s french films that were successful in America.I agree that it should be more popular,it is very affordable.

March 5,2019 | Unregistered CommenterDoodie

I wonder why they didn't release Everybody Knows to qualify for the Oscars.亚博主页Bardem has grabbed a surprise nomination for his work before,and no one saw Dafoe coming.

March 5,2019 | Unregistered CommenterJF

Is it really a surprise that The Favourite is doing better overseas ?

March 6,2019 | Unregistered CommenterDg

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