Monday Update: A Quiet Place was far louder than expected this weekend, with a $50.2 million debut. Pre-release expectations had generally projected a $30-$35 million start. Paramount’s horror followed in the footsteps of It, Get Out, and Split in continuing an unprecedented strong streak of horror titles at the box office in 2017 and 2018.
Monday Update: Steven Spielberg posted his best opening weekend in a decade, as Warner Bros.’ Ready Player One began with $41.7 million. In addition to its Thursday opening, the film’s total stands at $53.7 million. Coming about in line with pre-release expectations, the title marks Spielberg’s highest debut since Indiana Jones and the
Saturday Update: Ready Player One rang up an estimated $15.2 million on Friday, per Warner Bros. That brings the Steven Spielberg/Ernest Cline adaptation up to a healthy $27.205 million domestically through two days of release. The studio reports that $1.825 million of Friday’s take came from IMAX venues. Overall, RPO‘s two-day tally
Monday Update: It couldn’t last forever. After Black Panther had become only the second film of the 21st century to spend five weekends at #1, along with Avatar in 2009-10, it was finally dethroned this weekend by Pacific Rim: Uprising. Universal’s sci-fi sequel opened with $28.1 million. While that was 24.5 percent behind
Saturday Update: Universal’s Pacific Rim: Uprising scored $10.362 million on opening day Friday, including Thursday evening grosses. That’s generally in line with pre-release expectations as the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film came in 29 percent behind its predecessor’s first day and about 15 percent ahead of last week’s Tomb Raider Friday showing. Uprising should easily
March’s penultimate weekend should again be a fairly quiet one compared to this time last year when a string of blockbusters and overperformers were dominating the market. Still, this weekend boasts a handful of new releases that will look to attract a variety of audiences ahead of Easter next week.
This week’s report takes a look at three wide releases currently scheduled for March 23: PROS: Pacific Rim: Uprising boasts John Boyega taking over the lead role and fresh off his newfound fame from the Star Wars franchise. Although fan favorite and recent Oscar nominee Guillermo del Toro isn’t returning to direct, Steven