Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out blew away it’s predecessor, and almost every other horror movie ever, with a $70+ million debut and the largest opening for an original live-action film since Avatar.
Captain Marvel easily remained on top of the box office for another weekend, becoming the highest grossing movie of 2019 worldwide so far while Wonder Park and Five Feet Apart exceeded expectations and Captive State had one of the worst openings of all time.
As we’ve come to expect from the MCU, Captain Marvel had a massive opening, delivering the seventh best opening for the franchise and the sixth largest worldwide debut of all time.
How to Train Your Dragon remained on top for the second weekend in a row, fending off the potential final film in the Madea franchise, while Green Book jumped back into the top 5 in a massive post-Oscars boost.
While most eyes were on the Oscars over the weekend, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World took the top spot at the box office with the biggest opening ever for the series and one of the top 10 best openings ever for Dreamworks Animation.
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.