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.
The Crimes of Grindelwald took the top spot at the box office but it was the lowest opening ever for the Harry Potter franchise here in the US while other new releases Instant Family and Widows came in under expectations.
It couldn’t quite top Venom’s record-breaking October opening but Halloween took the second highest grossing October opening weekend record as well as the second-best R rated horror opening of all time and the best opening ever for the slasher genre.
Venom and A Star is Born held off all comers and remained in first and second place with strong second weekend performances.
Venom, despite poor reviews from critics, had a massive opening over the weekend, shattering the record for best October opening while the new A Star is Born also performed well beyond expectations in second place.
The Nun not only crushed every other entry in The Conjuring franchise as far as opening weekends, it also had the second highest September and R rated horror opening of all time, behind IT Chapter One.
Crazy Rich Asians remained on top of the box office for another weekend with one of the lowest drops ever between a first and second weekend while The Meg remains strong domestically and worldwide and the other new releases disappointed, if not outright bombed in the case of AXL.
Blowing past even the most optimistic expectations, The Meg took the top spot at the box office with over $45 million, which gave Jason Statham his best non-Fast & Furious opening of all time.