Box Office Round Up - 3-12-2018

Box Office Round Up - 3-12-2018

Black Panther continues its reign over the box office taking number one again for the fourth consecutive week with a $41 million haul. It is now the second highest grossing superhero film of all time under The Avengers. The film has now cracked a total of $1 billion – and I continue to gleefully say, “I told you so” to anyone who will listen.
 
In second place with $33 million is Ava Duvernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. The film comes in just shy of expectations. Hard to say how the film will fair in the weeks ahead as the film is sandwiched between three different blockbusters (Tomb Raider, Pacific Rim: Uprising, and Ready Player One). However, it’s fair to say that right now Disney is pretty happy having the top two box office winners for the weekend. And CAA is happy with this result as they rep Duvernay and stars Gugu Mbatha Raw, Chris Pine, and Storm Rider.
 
In third place with $10 million is the horror sequel The Strangers: Prey By Night. This is right in line with expectations and will probably stay in the top ten for a while as a counter programmer to the big budget films. ICM is sure to be happy as they represent star Christina Hendricks, and Gersh should also be happy as they represent co-star Bailee Madison.
 
In fourth place with $8.2 million is Red Sparrow and in fifth place with $7.9 million is Game Night.
 
Outside the top five – Peter Rabbit and Death Wish came in sixth and seventh. While The Hurricane Heist came in a disappointing eighth place. Annihilation dropped down to ninth, and still hanging on in tenth place – 3 months after it was released is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. And The Greatest Showman has finally dropped out of the top ten completely, and the other wide release was – Gringo – which didn’t even crack the top ten.
 
Next Week: Another adaptation of Tomb Raider comes to raid tombs and the coming out, coming of age drama Love, Simon arrives. And the question everyone has is – can Black Panther stay number one for a fifth straight week?
 
1.  Black Panther ($41 MM)
Dir: Ryan Coogler (WME)
Writers: Ryan Coogler (WME) and Joe Robert Cole (CAA|Circle of Confusion)  
 
Cast: Chadwick Boseman (Greene and Associates|Management 360)
         Michael B. Jordan (WME)
         Lupita Nyong’o (CAA)
 
2.  A Wrinkle in Time ($33 MM)
Dir: Ava DuVernay (CAA)
Writers: Jennifer Lee (CAA) and Jeff Stockwell (UTA)
 
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (CAA|Curtis Brown Group – UK|Anonymous Content)
         Chris Pine (CAA|John Carrabino Management)
         Storm Reid (CAA|Management 360)
 
3. The Strangers: Prey at Night ($10 MM)
Dir: Johannes Roberts (42 Management)
Writer: Ben Ketai (APA|Writ Large)
 
Cast: Christina Hendricks (ICM|Link Entertainment)
         Bailee Madison (Gersh)
         Martin Henderson (CAA|RGM Artists – AU|Management 360)
 
 
4.  Red Sparrow ($8.2 MM)
Dir: Francis Lawrence (CAA|3 Arts)
Writer: Justin Haythe (CAA|3 Arts)
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence (CAA)
         Joel Edgerton (CAA|Anonymous Content)
         Matthias Schoenaerts (CAA)
 
5.  Game Night ($7.9 MM)
Dirs: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (UTA|Fourth Wall Management)
Writer: Mark Perez (ICM)  
 
Cast: Jason Bateman (CAA|Lighthouse)
         Rachel McAdams (WME|Magnolia Entertainment)
         Jesse Plemons (TalentWorks)