Box Office Round Up - 3-5-2018

Box Office Round Up - 3-5-2018

Black Panther continued to kick ass and take names as it took number one for the third consecutive week with $66 million. Shattering some more records this weekend -- the third fastest film to reach $500 million domestic, the tenth largest grossing domestic film of all time, third highest grossing comic book adaptation, and number 47 in the highest grossing films of all time. Expect the film to hit $1 billion world wide in the next couple weeks, and my gloating to become insufferable (if it hasn’t already).
 
In second place with $17 million is the Jennifer Lawrence spy thriller Red Sparrow. This performed about where expected which isn’t terrible, but not amazing either. Hard to say if CAA who reps director Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, and Matthias Schoenaerts is happy with this.
 
In third place with $13 million is Death Wish. The Bruce Willis starring remake also performed about as expected, and like Red Sparrow it’s not bad, but not great. I’m sure WME who reps director Eli Roth and CAA who reps Bruce Willis and Elizabeth Shue expected more.
 
In fourth place with $11 million is Game Night and in fifth place with $10 million is Peter Rabbit.
 
Outside the top five, Annihilation is hanging on by its fingernails in sixth place. While Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is in seventh place – STILL in the top ten after 11 weeks in release. Fifty Shades Freed drops out of the top five and into eighth place. The Greatest Showman comes in ninth and, similar to Jumanji – it’s been in theaters and the top 10 for 11 consecutive weeks. While, the YA Fantasy Every Day drops down to tenth place.     
 
Next Week: Disney’s adaptation of a Wrinkle in Time arrives. The action comedy Gringo, and the over the top Hurricane Heist duke it our, while the horror sequel Strangers: Prey at Night fights for attention. Can they beat Black Panther?
 
1.  Black Panther ($66 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.  Red Sparrow ($17 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)
 
3. Death Wish ($13 MM)
Dir: Eli Roth (WME)
Writer: Joe Carnahan (CAA)
 
Cast: Bruce Willis (CAA)
         Elisabeth Shue (CAA)
         Vincent D’Onofrio (UTA|Silver Lining Entertainment)
 
4.  Game Night ($11 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)
 
5.  Peter Rabbit ($10 MM)
Dir: Will Gluck (UTA)
Writers: Rob Lieber (Verve|Fourth Wall Management) and Will Gluck (UTA)
 
Cast:  James Corden (CAA|United Agents – UK)
          Rose Byrne (CAA|RGM Artists – AU)
          Domhnall Gleeson (Paradigm)