Weekend Actuals: ‘Glass’ Threepeats at No. 1 w/ $9.5M; ‘The Upside’ Close 2nd w/ $8.6M; ‘Miss Bala’ Catches $6.8M

'They Shall Not Grow Old' takes $2.4 million from 735 locations

Monday Update: On Super Bowl weekend, often one of the slowest box office weekends of the year, Universal’s horror sequel Glass won for the third frame.

The film declined -49% to $9.5M, and is now running -10% behind predecessor film Split despite starting with a higher opening weekend and week.

Sony’s action drama Miss Bala began in third place with $6.8M, on the lower end of pre-release expectations.

Warner Bros.’ documentary They Shall Not Grow Old earned $2.4M and 10th place on its wide opening weekend.

Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse spent an eighth weekend in the top five, coming in 5th place with $4.5M. It’s the first film to achieve the feat since Black Panther last April.

Comparisons

Total box office this weekend was $73.3M.

That’s -29.1% below last weekend and -22.8% behind this same weekend last year, when Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle led with $10.9M.

Year-to-date box office stands at $882.9M. That’s -15.8% behind this same date last year, down from -12.3% after last weekend.

Demographics

The audience for Miss Bala in its opening weekend on top was 50.5% male and 32.6% under age 25.

Among films in this weekend’s top 10, audience demographics by Vertigo for They Shall Not Grow Old were not yet available.

The most male audience in this weekend’s top 10 was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 64.9%, while the most female audience was Escape Room at 54.3%.

The most under-25 audience in this weekend’s top 10 was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at 57.0%, while the most over-25 audience was Green Book at 93.4%.

A full demographic breakdown of the top 30 movies this weekend, courtesy of BoxofficeProfile by Vertigo, is below:


Weekend Actuals (Domestic)

FRI, FEB. 1 – SUN, FEB. 3

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Glass $9,548,795 -49% 3,665 -179 $2,605 $88,668,895 3 Universal
2 The Upside $8,677,981 -27% 3,568 191 $2,432 $75,418,109 4 STX Entertainment
3 Miss Bala $6,864,744 2,203 $3,116 $6,864,744 1 Sony Pictures
4 Aquaman $4,880,138 -33% 2,926 -208 $1,668 $323,622,378 8 Warner Bros.
5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $4,548,595 -26% 2,234 -149 $2,036 $175,424,664 8 Sony / Columbia
6 Green Book $4,347,485 -21% 2,648 218 $1,642 $55,851,816 12 Universal Pictures
7 The Kid Who Would Be King $4,247,454 -41% 3,528 7 $1,204 $13,221,130 2 20th Century Fox
8 A Dog’s Way Home $3,615,488 -29% 2,962 -119 $1,221 $36,008,359 4 Sony Pictures
9 Escape Room $2,917,935 -29% 1,942 -250 $1,503 $52,107,235 5 Sony Pictures
10 Mary Poppins Returns $2,038,092 -38% 1,704 -281 $1,196 $168,319,932 7 Disney
11 Bumblebee $1,922,859 -36% 1,781 -327 $1,080 $124,276,047 7 Paramount Pictures
12 Bohemian Rhapsody $1,818,020 -27% 1,364 -59 $1,333 $208,554,393 14 20th Century Fox
13 Serenity $1,702,512 -61% 2,561 0 $665 $7,538,543 2 Aviron Pictures
14 The Favourite $1,559,950 -39% 1,554 14 $1,004 $28,657,555 11 Fox Searchlight
15 Vice $1,134,307 -39% 1,337 -220 $848 $44,050,837 6 Annapurna
16 The Mule $901,162 -47% 1,051 -344 $857 $101,729,024 8 Warner Bros.
17 Second Act $418,987 87% 1,250 949 $335 $38,927,406 8 STX Entertainment

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 They Shall Not Grow Old $2,438,575 735 $3,318 $10,778,647 7 Warner Bros.
2 On The Basis Of Sex $1,046,785 -49% 917 -355 $1,142 $22,862,452 6 Focus Features
3 Dragon Ball Super: Broly $929,483 -69% 644 -483 $1,443 $30,031,318 3 FUNimation Entertainment
4 A Star is Born $892,343 -31% 952 -240 $937 $207,807,327 18 Warner Bros.
5 Ralph Breaks the Internet $760,393 -34% 795 -234 $956 $197,055,172 11 Disney
6 Stan & Ollie $755,092 -39% 754 29 $1,001 $3,473,098 6 Sony Pictures Classics
7 Uri: The Surgical Strike $630,377 0% 132 0 $4,776 $3,599,924 4 PackYourBag Films
8 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga $605,775 193 $3,139 $605,775 1 FIP
9 Cold War $525,654 -5% 217 106 $2,422 $2,143,599 7 Amazon Studios
10 If Beale Street Could Talk $486,015 -48% 454 -152 $1,071 $13,258,433 8 Annapurna
11 Destroyer $252,598 41% 235 158 $1,075 $1,230,226 6 Annapurna Pictures
12 Can You Ever Forgive Me? $189,923 -23% 216 -19 $879 $8,350,005 16 Fox Searchlight
13 Shoplifters $160,978 -17% 139 1 $1,158 $2,780,511 11 Magnolia Pictures
14 The Wife $141,367 23% 202 97 $700 $8,916,782 25 Sony Pictures Classics
15 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald $108,972 -32% 189 -23 $577 $159,324,060 12 Warner Bros.
16 Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch $82,730 -23% 135 -11 $613 $270,508,370 13 Universal
17 Creed II $60,870 -32% 105 -25 $580 $115,546,040 11 MGM / Warner Bros

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Capernaum $118,114 114% 47 27 $2,513 $524,218 8 Sony Pictures Classics
2 Arctic $50,878 4 $12,720 $50,878 1 Bleecker Street
3 The Invisibles $35,915 32% 14 10 $2,565 $71,556 2 Greenwich Entertainment
4 Perfect Strangers $33,975 -50% 37 -29 $918 $953,531 4 Lionsgate / Pantelion Films
5 Police Story and Police Story 2 $25,591 5 $5,118 $25,591 1 Janus Films
6 The Possession of Hannah Grace $22,003 8% 38 -5 $579 $14,802,916 10 Sony / Screen Gems
7 Holmes and Watson $19,396 -36% 54 -27 $359 $30,487,368 7 Sony Pictures
8 Ben Is Back $19,318 -15% 44 -8 $439 $3,665,767 9 Roadside Attractions / LD Entertainment / Lionsgate
9 Never Look Away $19,187 -26% 2 1 $9,594 $58,300 2 Sony Pictures Classics
10 Replicas $16,925 -50% 51 -33 $332 $4,021,696 4 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
11 Who Will Write Our History $16,847 -34% 5 2 $3,369 $68,735 3 Abramorama
12 Canal Street $15,288 -46% 26 4 $588 $235,741 3 Smith Global Media
13 Widows $11,182 -51% 33 -10 $339 $42,378,025 12 20th Century Fox
14 Hale County This Morning, This Evening $7,933 28% 8 4 $992 $79,911 21 Cinema Guild
15 The Image Book $7,694 -44% 6 3 $1,282 $47,744 2 Kino Lorber Films
16 Daughter of Mine $5,447 2 $2,724 $5,447 1 Strand Releasing
17 The Wild Pear Tree $4,923 1 $4,923 $5,905 1 Cinema Guild
18 The Bounty Killer $4,820 -77% 5 -10 $964 $44,300 2 Indican Pictures
19 The Last Resort $4,348 1 $4,348 $30,089 7 Kino Lober Films
20 What Is Democracy? $3,575 43% 2 0 $1,788 $25,630 3 Zeitgeist Films
21 An Acceptable Loss $3,394 -75% 14 -11 $242 $30,198 3 IFC Films
22 Burning $2,518 -71% 4 -4 $630 $697,992 15 Well Go USA Entertainment
23 Becoming Astrid $2,383 71% 2 -1 $1,192 $101,110 11 Music Box Films
24 The Heiresses $2,316 -87% 3 -2 $772 $41,220 3 Distrib Films US
25 Maria By Callas $1,178 -58% 3 -4 $393 $1,261,457 14 Sony Pictures Classics
26 Of Fathers and Sons $834 374% 4 3 $209 $9,828 11 Kino Lorber
27 Jihadists $587 -29% 1 0 $587 $1,939 2 Cinema Libre Studio
28 Narcissister Organ Player $432 1 $432 $15,319 13 Film Movement
29 I Am Not a Witch $97 1 $97 $50,868 22 Film Movement

Sunday Update: On a typically slow Super Bowl weekend, holdovers Glass and The Upside maintained a hold on the top two slots, finishing with an estimated $9.5 million and $8.8 million, respectively. Meanwhile, the weekend’s lone wide new release Miss Bala debuted with modest results while Peter Jackson’s WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old had a strong showing in just 735 theaters.

Threepeating at No. 1, Universal’s Glass dropped 49%, bringing the Universal superhero thriller to $88.7 million after 17 days of release. The M. Night Shyamalan-directed threequel has been fading much more rapidly than the series’ previous installment Split, which had taken in $102.9 million at the same point in its release (it finished with $138.1 million in North America). Nonetheless, Glass should soon cross the $100 million threshold.

Just a hair behind Glass in second place was word-of-mouth hit The Upside, which brought in an estimated $8.8 million, a drop of just 26% from last weekend. After four weeks, the STX release has racked up an impressive $75.5 million, which is a fantastic total considering that it debuted with $20.3 million back in mid-January. Indeed, the Kevin Hart-Bryan Cranston dramedy has kept its weekend-to-weekend drops below 30% for the entirety of its run, indicating just how strong word-of-mouth has been.

Debuting in third place with an estimated $6.7 million was Miss Bala, the remake of the 2011 Mexican thriller of the same name that stars Gina Rodriguez as an American woman kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel. The $15 million Sony release garnered largely negative reviews (it has a 30% on Rotten Tomatoes) and had soft social media and trailer metrics leading up to release, making it an uphill battle for the film despite the talent involved, including Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke. Nonetheless, the woman-driven plot may have made it less-susceptible to a Super Bowl Sunday dip.

Fourth place went to perennial Top 10 finisher Aquaman, which brought in an estimated $4.7 million in its seventh weekend. With $323.5 million so far, the Warner Bros. release should surpass the lifetime domestic totals of both Suicide Squad ($325.1 million) and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330.3 million) over the next couple of weeks.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse came in fifth place with an estimated $4.4 million, a drop of just 27% from last weekend. The animated superhero flick now has a total of $175.2 million after eight weeks of release.

Sixth place went to Universal’s Green Book, which added 216 locations this weekend and brought in an estimated $4.3 million, representing a drop of just 21% for the period drama that racked up five Oscar nominations including Best Picture two weeks ago. With a tidy $55.8 million after 12 weeks of release, the film is notable for its leggy run; indeed, this is its third-highest weekend total despite having been in release for a full three months. It’s certainly the Best Picture contender that has benefitted most from its nomination this year.

In seventh place, The Kid Who Would Be King brought in an estimated $4.2 million in its second weekend of release, a drop of 41% from its $7.1 million debut. The total for the Fox release now stands at a rather disappointing $13.1 million.

In eighth, A Dog’s Way Home brought in an estimated $3.5 million in ninth for a total of $35.9 million after four weeks, and in ninth, Escape Room tallied an estimated $2.9 million in its fifth weekend for a $52 million cume.

Rounding out the Top 10, Warner Bros.’ They Shall Not Grow Old brought in an estimated $2.4 million from 735 locations in its first weekend of formal release. That brings the total for the Peter Jackson-directed documentary – which features colorized footage of British soldiers on the western front in WWI – to $10.7 million. The film previously brought in $8.3 million from three limited-event engagements over the last several weeks.

Overseas Update: 

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World continued its international rollout this weekend with an estimated $40.2 million in 41 territories. The Universal release opened in 23 markets this weekend including Mexico, the UK, Korea, and Italy. It’s international tally now stands at $84.4 million ahead of its North American release on February 22.


Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, FEB. 1 – SUN, FEB. 3

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Glass $9,540,000 -49% 3,665 -179 $2,603 $88,660,100 3 Universal
2 The Upside $8,850,000 -26% 3,568 191 $2,480 $75,590,128 4 STX Entertainment
3 Miss Bala $6,700,000 2,203 $3,041 $6,700,000 1 Sony Pictures
4 Aquaman $4,785,000 -34% 2,926 -208 $1,635 $323,527,240 8 Warner Bros.
5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $4,410,000 -28% 2,234 -149 $1,974 $175,286,069 8 Sony / Columbia
6 Green Book $4,320,000 -21% 2,648 218 $1,631 $55,824,331 12 Universal Pictures
7 The Kid Who Would Be King $4,200,000 -41% 3,528 7 $1,190 $13,173,676 2 20th Century Fox
8 A Dog’s Way Home $3,510,000 -31% 2,962 -119 $1,185 $35,902,871 4 Sony Pictures
9 Escape Room $2,900,000 -30% 1,942 -250 $1,493 $52,089,300 5 Sony Pictures
10 Mary Poppins Returns $1,924,000 -42% 1,704 -281 $1,129 $168,205,840 7 Disney
11 Bumblebee $1,900,000 -36% 1,781 -327 $1,067 $124,253,188 7 Paramount Pictures
12 Bohemian Rhapsody $1,800,000 -27% 1,354 -69 $1,329 $208,536,373 14 20th Century Fox
13 Serenity $1,700,000 -61% 2,561 0 $664 $7,536,031 2 Aviron Pictures
14 The Favourite $1,500,000 -41% 1,554 14 $965 $28,597,605 11 Fox Searchlight
15 Vice $1,167,434 -37% 1,337 -220 $873 $44,083,964 6 Annapurna
16 The Mule $947,000 -44% 1,051 -344 $901 $101,774,862 8 Warner Bros.
17 Second Act $400,000 78% 1,250 949 $320 $38,908,419 8 STX Entertainment

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 They Shall Not Grow Old $2,405,000 735 $3,272 $2,405,000 7 Warner Bros.
2 Free Solo $1,387,000 508% 483 382 $2,872 $14,987,020 19 National Geographic Entertainment
3 On The Basis Of Sex $1,020,000 -50% 917 -355 $1,112 $22,835,667 6 Focus Features
4 A Star is Born $922,000 -29% 952 -240 $968 $207,836,984 18 Warner Bros.
5 Stan & Ollie $873,186 -29% 754 29 $1,158 $3,591,192 6 Sony Pictures Classics
6 Ralph Breaks the Internet $721,000 -37% 795 -234 $907 $197,015,779 11 Disney
7 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga $600,000 193 $3,109 $600,000 1 FIP
8 Cold War $564,336 2% 217 106 $2,601 $2,182,281 7 Amazon Studios
9 If Beale Street Could Talk $462,288 -51% 454 -152 $1,018 $13,234,706 8 Annapurna
10 Destroyer $234,391 31% 235 158 $997 $1,212,019 6 Annapurna Pictures
11 The Wife $162,997 42% 202 97 $807 $8,938,412 25 Sony Pictures Classics

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Capernaum $132,371 139% 47 27 $2,816 $538,475 8 Sony Pictures Classics
2 Arctic $56,463 4 $14,116 $56,463 1 Bleecker Street
3 Perfect Strangers $27,950 -59% 37 -29 $755 $947,506 4 Lionsgate / Pantelion Films
4 Replicas $20,000 -41% 51 -33 $392 $4,024,771 4 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
5 Never Look Away $19,033 -26% 1 0 $19,033 $58,146 2 Sony Pictures Classics
6 Who Will Write Our History $18,150 -29% 5 2 $3,630 $70,058 3 Abramorama
7 Simmba $13,563 -71% 13 -17 $1,043 $5,102,129 6 Reliance Entertainment
8 The Wild Pear Tree $5,392 1 $5,392 $6,374 1 Cinema Guild
9 Jihadists $720 -13% 1 0 $720 $2,072 2 Cinema Libre Studio
Chris Eggertsen

7 Comments

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    dave February 03, 2019

    Lol at that 4,6 million prediction for Those shall not grow Old. Once again BIG FAIL!

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      DC Rich February 04, 2019

      You could always start your own website and post all your predictions for everyone to see. Then we could all make fun of the ones you miss on without giving props to any that you get right. Several other websites including Boxoffice Mojo had around the same number. Better get on each of those sites to slam them. I’ve yet to see a person or website that gets every prediction right. Maybe you will be the first. I doubt it though.

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        Ash Williams February 04, 2019

        The Numbers made a similar prediction for They Shall Not Grow Old to the tune of $4 million, saying it could have gone for a top 5 spot. Dave sounds like a bit of a douche.

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          RussVB February 04, 2019

          Ash, I think you misspelled “total douche” there.

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      Jacen February 04, 2019

      Dear “dave,”
      You need a period, not a comma, between the 4 and 6. The last time I checked, that’s the way we denote such numerical abbreviations in English speaking countries. Also, the correct title is They Shall Not Grow Old. THEY, not “those,” and you should put an initial capital letter for each word of the verb phrase if you are going to bother with doing so on the first and final word in the title. That also is how we do things in English speaking countries (outside of APA format, anyway).

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    Jacen February 04, 2019

    Mr Eggerton, at the end of your article you you the contraction it’s–which always means either it is or it has–instead of the possessive its. Thus you have “It is/has international tally now stands . . . .”

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      Jacen February 04, 2019

      Eggertsen.

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