|#||Movie||Studio||Weekend Gross||Lifetime Gross|
|4||The Kid Who Would Be King||Fox||$7,250,000||$7,250,000|
|5||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||Sony||$6,150,000||$169,040,116|
|7||A Dog’s Way Home||Sony||$5,225,000||$30,834,525|
|10||Dragon Ball Super: Broly||FUNimation||$3,600,000||$28,958,823|
The story of the weekend is “Glass” hanging on to the top spot and the newcomers disappointing. It looks like “Glass” is headed for +$100M, while “The Kid Who Would Be King” and “Serenity” won’t be coming anywhere close to that figure. The rest of the top ten got a reshuffling with a few movies getting a boost from their Oscar nominations.
“Glass” raked in $19M to put its run at $73.5M through ten days. The 53% drop from its opening weekend is substantial, but not a disaster. The film has grossed $162M globally thus far, with its China opening still to come. Against a budget of around $20M, the film is already a massive financial success.
With a much smaller decline, “The Upside” added $12.2M to its already substantial total. The film now stands at $63M and is declining much more slowly than just about anything else in the top ten. That sort of staying power means the film’s final tally could surprise.
Initial estimates suggest “Aquaman” will edge out the newcomers for a third-place finish. The $7.35M it notched this weekend put it at $316M domestically and $1.09B globally. That global total makes it the biggest DC Comics adaptation of all time; a title that previously belonged to “The Dark Knight Rises.”
“The Kid Who Would Be King” comes in at fourth this week with an estimated $7.25M. Against a budget of $59M, this is a disappointing opening. Audiences seem to just not be connecting with this movie despite a B+ CinemaScore from the few who did see it.
Completing the top five is “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” with $6.15M. This brings the lifetime domestic gross to $169M. It will soon pass “Hotel Transylvania 2” for the title of Sony Animation’s highest grossing domestic release.
“Green Book,” which added over 1500 theaters on the back of its Oscar nominations, added $5.4M to its lifetime tally. That puts it over the $50M mark domestically. This level of business is likely to continue as the film will be a mainstay throughout Oscar season.
While “The Kid Who Would Be King” disappointed in its opening frame, the title for biggest disappointment goes to “Serenity.” Unable to capitalize on Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway‘s stardom, the film brought in less than $5M for an 8th place finish. The film’s D+ CinemaScore helps to explain the paltry numbers and based on that, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the film fall out of the top ten next week.
The rest of the top ten is populated by holdovers from last weekend. One notable number is that Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” crossed the $100M mark this weekend.
Next weekend brings Sony’s “Miss Bala,” starring Gina Rodriguez, which looks likely to take the crown.