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Jordan Peele shocks the world again with his latest film ‘Us’. CC: Universal

 Us made more money than the tethers expected. Even the highest and most optimistic predictors estimated that the film would make $50 million in the best case possible. Well, unfortunately for us idiots, the film cracked $70 million dollars, solidifying that Peele is, without a doubt the newest box office star as a director.

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After wiping the floor with the competition in previous weeks, Carol Danvers takes second place but continues to trend towards the $1 billion mark globally. With a cool $35 million, the North American box office totals up to $321.4 million. After three weeks in theaters, the worldwide total for Captain Marvel is up to a gargantuan $910 million. To nobody’s surprise, Captain Marvel is set to break $1 billion by the time Endgame releases.

Paramount Pictures Wonder Park fell to third this week with $9 million, pushing it’s domestic haul up just shy of $30 million. With stiff competition and only more competitive films to come, Paramount is undoubtedly disappointed with the $30 million total the film has done so far.

Rounding out the top five this week are teeny-bop Five Feet Apart and the criminally underrated How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldFive Feet Apart landed in fourth with $8.7 million, bumping its total stateside up over $25 million. Then, in fifth, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World capped off an impressive run with another $6.5 million. Putting it at $145.7 million earned at the US box office to end the franchise.

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

1. Us – $70.2 million, $70.2 million
2. Captain Marvel – $35 million, $321.4 million
3. Wonder Park – $9 million, $29.4 million
4. Five Feet Apart – $8.7 million, $26.4 million
5. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $6.5 million, $145.7 million
6. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral – $4.5 million, $65.8 million
7. Gloria Bell – $1.8 million, $2.4 million
8. No Manches Frida 2 – $1.7 million, $6.6 million
9. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $1.1 million, $101.3 million
10. Alita: Battle Angel – $1 million, $83.7 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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