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Box Office Round-Up ~ 2/28/24

The final week of February saw Bob Marley: One Love retain the top spot at the box office, thanks in part to lack of new competition. The biopic passed $70 million overall domestically with a sophomore weekend gross of $13.4 million. Two new releases followed in second and third place. Japanese import Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba—To the Hashira Training debuted in the U.S. with $11.5 million. It’s not quite on the level of prior Demon Slayer installments, but still a respectable opening weekend.

In third place, Ordinary Angels opened with $6.1 million. Solid critical reception and good word-of-mouth has bolstered the drama from Kingdom Story Company (who release Jesus Revolution in 2023), putting it on track for $25-30 million overall.

After a couple weeks of cultural shellacking, Madame Web dropped to fourth place in its second weekend with $5.9 million. That said, it has now passed $35 million in the U.S. and $40 million internationally. It’s certainly not the big hit that Sony hoped, but still not a massive disaster compared to bigger-budgeted superhero movies. On the flip side, Migration has now spent ten weeks in the top five, grossing $2.8 million to pass $120 million overall domestically.

March sees the beginning of true blockbuster season, kicking off on March 1st with Dune: Part Two, followed by the likes of Imaginary, Kung Fu Panda 4 and Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire in the coming weeks.

1.  Bob Marley: One Love ($13.4 MM)
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green (WME)
Writers: Terence Winter (CAA), Frank E. Flowers (UTA), Zach Baylin (CAA) Reinaldo Marcus Green (WME)
Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir (CAA)
        Lashana Lynch (CAA)
        James Norton (WME)

2.  Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba—To the Hashira Training ($11.5 MM)
Director: Haruo Sotozaki
Writer: Koyoharu Gotouge
Cast: Natsuki Hanae
        Kengo Kawanishi
        Akari Kitô

3. Ordinary Angels ($6.1 MM)
Director: Jon Gunn (WME)
Writers: Kelly Fremon Craig (UTA), Meg Tilly (Ilene Feldman Management)
Cast: Hilary Swank (WME)
         Alan Ritchson (WME)
         Emily Mitchell (Ritter Talent Agency)

4.  Madame Web ($5.9 MM)
Director: S.J. Clarkson (WME)
Writers: Matt Sazama (CAA), Burk Sharpless (CAA), Claire Parker, S.J. Clarkson (WME), Kerem Sanga (CAA)
Cast: Dakota Johnson (CAA)
        Sydney Sweeney (Paradigm)
        Isabela Merced (CAA)

5.  Migration ($2.8 MM)
Director: Benjamin Renner (UTA), Guylo Homsy
Writers: Mike White (UTA), Benjamin Renner (UTA)
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani (UTA)
        Elizabeth Banks (UTA)
        Danny DeVito (CAA)

Source: Box Office Mojo, The Numbers