Box Office Report
Disney scores another hit with Captain Marvel .
CC: Marvel Studios

Marvel made their much-anticipated return to the big screen as Captain Marvel hit theaters, seven months since their last release in July 2018 of Ant-man and The Wasp. Captain Marvel delivered on massive expectations with a $153 million domestic box office debut. Where the new Marvel film exceeded expectations is their international box office with $300 million, good enough for a total budget of $450 million worldwide, good enough for the sixth biggest opening of all time.

After taking the top seed for the past two weeks, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World continues to show it’s legs bringing in $14.6 million in its third week. That enough to push its domestic haul just shy of $120 million to $119.6 million, which Dreamworks Studio should be more than satisfied with.

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Funeral added another $12.4 million to its total, good enough to put its total up over $46.2 million, nearly all of which has been made stateside. With recouping its budget and then some, expect Tyler Perry’s next Madea film next holiday season.

Rounding out the top five are The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and Alita: Battle AngelThe LEGO Movie 2 continues to disappoint with a meagre 3.8 million, culminating to $97.1 million domestically. Showing signs of domestic life, Alita fought its way to $3.2 million, enough to bring its domestic total just shy of $80 million.

Here’s a full look a the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:

1. Captain Marvel – $153.4 million, $153.4 million
2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $14.6 million, $119.6 million
3. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral – $12.4 million, $46.2 million
4. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $3.8 million, $97.1 million
5. Alita: Battle Angel – $3.2 million, $78.3 million
6. Green Book – $2.5 million, $80.1 million
7. Isn’t It Romantic – $2.2 million, $44 million
8. Greta – $2.1 million, $8.2 million
9. Fighting With My Family – $2.1 million, $18.6 million
10. Apollo 11 – $1.2 million, $3.7 million

Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of boxofficemojo.com.

Check out last weekend’s box office totals here.

Ananth Para
paramana@mcmaster.ca

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