BOX OFFICE REPORT
April 26-28, 2019
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Avengers: Endgame||$350.0 million|
|Captain Marvel||$8.0 million|
|The Curse of La Llorona||$7.5 million|
Everyone knew Avengers: Endgame was going to break Infinity War's already massive debut record, but not even Disney with all their Scrooge McDuck money could have predicted this. With nearly $100 million more than Infinity War's domestic opening weekend and nearly doubling its overseas haul – thanks to opening in China concurrently this time – it might actually hold onto the all-time record forever. (Just kidding. The Rise of Skywalker opens in eight months.) But among the records it shattered this weekend: biggest Thursday previews, biggest opening day (and Friday, Saturday and Sunday), and fastest to $350 million. It's also the biggest international opening weekend ever, taking in more than $859 million. That's double the previous record holder of The Fate of the Furious. That's $1.2 billion total. Over one billion dollars, in one weekend.
Of course that meant that all other movies had to fall greatly, except Captain Marvel. In its eighth weekend in theaters, it crawled back to No. 2, taking in around $8 million. It's now the fifth-biggest movie in the MCU. Although Endgame is already No. 9 after three days, and it will best even the all-powerful Captain Marvel by Friday.
The Curse of La Llorona took a massive 71 percent dive in its second weekend. It will just barely top $50 million at this point. Breakthrough held on fairly well. It's now at $26 million, much better than the recent slate of faith-based movies have done. Shazam! probably felt the biggest effect of Endgame's massive opening, as it fell 66.5 percent, pushing $150 million out of reach.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: The White Crow, a stately drama about a Soviet ballet dancer who defected to the West. It averaged $16,135 on its five screens.
- Most movies experienced a massive drop, since Endgame had a 90 percent share of the box office. But Hellboy had the worst of them all. Just missing the bottom 10 of all-time theater drops.
- Missing Link is also having a rough go of it. It's now at just $15 million, more than $30 million less than the next closest film from Laika Animation.
A lot of films open nationwide, but they'll be lucky to even get double digits against Endgame's second weekend. I think Long Shot has the best chance, with about $15 million. Uglydolls will likely be a Battle for Terra/Strange Magic level flop, with El Chicano and The Intruder not even making a dent.