Barbie continues to dominate, TMNT & Meg 2 fight over the second
Barbie continues its dominance at the top of the box office charts, landing at No. 1 for a third week after bringing in $53M (-43%), per date. The Margot Robbie-led comedy has grossed $459.4M domestically and crossed the $1B mark worldwide ($527.7M internationally). That’s just crazy.
After a close call, it looks like Jason Statham’s shark thriller The Meg 2: The Trench will take second place with $30M, slightly higher than Oppenheimer ($28.7M, -39%) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem ($28M 3-day / $43M total).
Never underestimate the power of Statham.
While $30M is a significant decline from The Meg’s $45M opening in 2018, it’s still a solid total for a movie that no one asked for. Ditto for Ninja Turtles, which only cost $70M to produce and should do strong business in the coming weeks, according to A CinemaScore.
Don’t feel too bad for Christopher Nolan. After three weeks, his 3-hour, R-rated epic, Oppenheimer, has collected an astounding $228.5M domestically and $552.9M worldwide. The number makes it the highest-grossing WWII picture of all time (not adjusted for inflation), surpassing the $482M worldwide total of Saving Private Ryan – and it hasn’t been- only out for three weeks!
Disney’s Haunted Mansion isn’t faring either, which dropped 63% in its second frame for a paltry $42M total. Meanwhile, Sound of Freed has earned $163.4M after five weeks, surpassing the domestic total of Mission: Impossible – Dead Count Part One, which we all had on the We have Bingo cards, right?
This week saw the release of the horror film The Last Voyage of the Demeter and the sci-fi comedy Jules.
Box Office Results: Domestic Top 10
1.) Barbie (WB) 4,178 (-159) theaters, Fri $17M (-41%) Sat $20M Sun $16M 3-day $53M (-43%)/Total $459.4M/Wk 3
2.) The Meg 2: The Trench (WB) 3,503 theaters Fri $12.2M, Sat $10M Sun $7.8M 3-day $30M/Wk 1
3.) Oppenheimer (Uni) 3,612 (-35) theaters Fri $8.3M (-38%) Sat $11.1M Sun $9.1M 3-day $28.7M (-39%)/Total $228.5M/Wk 3
4) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…(Par) 3,858 Theaters Fri $9.3M Sat $10.3M Sun $8.3M 3-Day $28M, Total $43M/Wk 1
5.) Haunted Mansion (Dec) 3,740 theaters Fri $2.68M (-73%) Sat $3.6M Sun $2.69M 3-day $8.97M (-63%), $42M/Wk 2 total
6.) Sound of Freedom (Angel) 3,001 theaters Fri $2.2M, Sat $2.8M Sun $2M, 3-day $7M (-45%), Total $163.4M/Wk 5
7.) Mission: Impossible – Dead Count Part One (Par) 2,422 (-337) Fri $1.87M (-38%) Sat $2.6M Sun $1.96M 3-day $6.45M (-39%) , $151M/Wk 4 total
8.) Talk to Me (A24) 2370 (+30) theaters, Fri $1.94M (-54%) Sat $2.4M Sun $1.9M 3-day $6.2M (-40%) Total $22.1M/Wk 2
9) Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prm Kahaani (Moviegoer) 275 theaters (-85) Fri $476K Sat $617K Sun $487K 3-day $1.58M Total $4.6M/Wk 2
10.) Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Dec) 1,190 (-975) theaters, Fri $460K (-60%) Sat $620K Sun $441K 3-day $1.52M (-62%)/Total $170.6M / Week 6