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Disney’s live-action remake “Dumbo” took the number one spot at this weekend’s box office, giving the studio yet another win in the live-action category.

While the film claimed the top spot amongst weekend moviegoers, it underwhelmed considering the film’s expectations. “Dumbo” brought in an estimated $45M, about $5M short of where studio executives expected it to be. While it performed better than recent live-action Disney films (“Christopher Robin”, “Alice Through the Looking Glass”, and “Pete’s Dragon”) it failed in comparison to the studio’s last heavily marketed live-action remake, “Cinderella”, which managed to open to $67.9M. Experts expect “Dumbo” to gross around $145M in its domestic run, which would put it as a failure for Disney.

Second at the box office was Jordan Peele’s “Us”, which dipped 53% in audience from its first week. The film still managed to pull in $33.6M, narrowly missing out on upsetting the Disney machine. Domestically the film has grossed $128M and reassures studios that Peele can print them money. Next week the horror film will square off against the Stephen King remake “Pet Semetary”.

In third place Disney managed another win with “Captain Marvel” pulling in $20.5M in its fourth weekend. The comic book title has now grossed $353M domestically, with the film now totaling $990M worldwide. The film is expected to cross the $1B threshold in the next few days, becoming the seventh Marvel film to do so.

Fourth place at the weekend box office belongs to the CBS Films drama “Five Feet Apart”, which has shown some serious staying power. The film pulled in $6.25M domestically, totaling 35M in its four weeks. Worldwide the film has made $50M.

Rounding out the top five was the Christian drama film “Unplanned”. A film about anti-abortion. The film brought in 6.1M, which is impressive considering the film had virtually no marketing. Several television channel providers refused to show ads for the film due to the film’s message and content.

Here is the rest of the top 10:

6. “Wonder Park” – $4.9M ($37.8M)

7. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” – $4.2M ($152.9M)

8. “Hotel Mumbai” – $3.1M (new)

9. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” – $2.7M” ($70M)

10. “The Beach Bum” – $1.8M (new)


Disney and Marvel continue to reign supreme, a random animated film bombs, CBS Films latest release does better than expected, and more!

Marvel Studios “Captain Marvel” was a force to be reckoned with in its second domestic box office weekend.  The film brought in $68 million, bringing its two week domestic total to $264.8 million, becoming the fastest Marvel film to pass the $250 million mark.  The numbers for “Captain Marvel” in its second week were easily good enough for the number one spot over the weekend.  The films audience dipped -54.8% from its first weekend, but it’s a feat all its own that it still managed to gross nearly $70 million with a drop in viewers that large.  The worldwide box office for “Captain Marvel” has now crossed $760 million.  That is currently good enough for the number 10 spot in the hierarchy of Marvel films, and being that it’s going into its third weekend it’s safe to assume that the film will eventually cross the $1 billion threshold at some point.

Second place at the weekend box office belongs to the Paramount Animation title “Wonder Park” bringing in a better than expected $16 million.  The film brought in $4.3 million in oversees viewers for a worldwide box office debut of $20.3 million.  While better than anticipated, the film likely cost three times that much, so the weekend’s results are still disappointing.

The CBS Films indie drama “Five Feet Apart” came in third place with a $13.1 million debut.  Given the film was not marketed much – if at all – and does not carry a bonafide star actor, the mid-range debut has got to have made CBS Films ecstatic.  The film’s debut is good enough for the fourth best opening for a CBS Film and will likely end up being the studios number one box office grosser by the time the films run ends.

Dreamworks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” continued its impressive early year run with a fourth place finish, bringing in $9.3 million.  This result brings the film’s domestic total to $135.5 million, with a worldwide box office gross of $466.4 million.  Given that the film cost $129 million to make, the Dreamworks film is the biggest box office surprise of 2019 so far.

Rounding out the top five was the Tyler Perry comedy “A Madea Family Funeral” with $8 million, bringing its domestic total to $59 million.  The film series continues to print money for Tyler Perry and Lionsgate Studios.

Here’s how the rest of the top 10 figured out:

6. “No Manches Frida 2” –                                                        $3.8 million – debut

7. “Captive State” –                                                                     $3.1 million – debut

8. “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” –                             $2.1 million – Total $101.3 million

9. “Alita: Battle Angel” –                                                            $1.9 million – Total $81.8 million

10. “Green Book” –                                                                     $1.2 million – Total $82.6 million