Alita: Battle Angel topped the box office for the holiday weekend and exceeded expectations but overall this past weekend was the worst President’s Day weekend of the last 15 years.
The Lego Movie 2 took the top spot at the box office but it was well below studio expectations and the opening of the first Lego Movie while the other new releases, besides The Prodigy, met their studio’s expectations.
With the Super Bowl and only one new wide release this weekend, it was the worst performing weekend since September 2017, with Glass remaining on top for the third week in a row.
Although it didn’t quite meet the studio’s predictions, Glass took the top spot at the box office with M. Night’s third-best opening of all time and, surprisingly, the best ever opening for Bruce Willis.
The Upside came out much stronger than anticipated at the box office, preventing Aquaman from getting a fourth weekend at #1 but the King of Atlantis has nothing to complain about as Aquaman is now the highest grossing film of the DCEU by far and has made more worldwide than The Dark Knight.
The first weekend of 2019 saw Aquaman remain on top for the third weekend in a row while the first new wide release of 2019, Escape Room, performed above expectations in second place.
The final Battle at the Box Office of 2018 sees Aquaman on top for the second weekend in a row and it’s already one of the highest grossing DC movies only two weeks into its release while the rest of the top 5 remained in the same positions as last weekend and most of them actually made more than last weekend.
Into the Spider-Verse took the top spot at the box office with the biggest December opening ever for an animated movie while Clint Eastwood had one of his best openings ever for The Mule and Mortal Engines could potentially be the biggest disaster of 2018.
With no new blockbuster release, the box office remained pretty much the same as it was last weekend her in the US, with Ralph Breaks the Internet on top for the third weekend in a row while Aquaman had a massive debut in China.
Not much really changed over the weekend as far as the box office goes as the top 5 remained the same as Thanksgiving weekend with Ralph Breaks the Internet staying on top.