BOX OFFICE REPORT
February 7-9, 2020
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Birds of Prey||$33.5 million|
|Bad Boys for Life||$12 million|
|Jumanji: The Next Level||$5.5 million|
Though it debuted much smaller than anticipated, Birds of Prey still kicked the asses of all the other movies at the box office this weekend. That estimated $33.5 million is the lowest of any of the recent crop of DC movies, but like Shazam! it had a much lower budget and stakes than massive entries like Justice League. But it will face a lot of competition in the weeks to come.
Bad Boys for Life finally slipped to second place. But with $166 million earned so far, it's the highest-grossing film in the franchise, one of the biggest movies for Will Smith (especially for the last decade), and closing in on Michael Bay's biggest non-Transformers movies. Pretty impressive for a January release.
1917 finished strong on what should be a big weekend for it at the Oscars. The Sam Mendes-directed war film fell just under six percent to pass $125 million. And Dolittle earned an ominous $6.66 million and is nearing $65 million. Internationally it's pulled in nearly $100 million. Jumanji: The Next Level held fast at No. 5 and is still just a hair under $300 million.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: The Lodge, a new horror film from Neon. It averaged $13,017 on its six screens.
- The Rhythm Section fell even further off beat. It dropped 63 percent down to 16th place. It hasn't even crossed $5 million.
- The Best Picture nominee that got the biggest boost was Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Despite losing 36 screens, it earned nearly 90 percent more than it did last weekend. It's now earned around $142 million, Tarantino's second-biggest film.
Next week: It's a little crowded on Valentine's Day weekend. The Photograph and Downhill will try to take the date movie crown, with Fantasy Island hoping to be the go-to counter-programming. But it won't matter, because Sonic the Hedgehog will be No. 1 with around $30 million.