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Battle at the Box Office 5/20

By Zach

If anyone was going to take down The Avengers, it was John Wick, as John Wick Chapter 3- Parabellum took the top spot at the box office.

John Wick Chapter 3 took in $57 million over the weekend, which is more than the first John Wick made in its entire run at the box office and it opened over $27 million more the Chapter 2.  For Keanu, it’s his second highest opening of all time behind The Matrix Reloaded.

Avengers: Endgame dropped to second with $29.4 million.  It’s made over $770 million domestically and $2.6 billion worldwide, putting it around $100 million away from taking the All-Time worldwide box office title from Avatar.  Adjusted for inflation, Endgame is now the 23rd highest grossing domestic film of all time, sitting between The Graduate and Fantasia.

Detective Pikachu dropped to third in its second weekend with $24.8 million.  It’s made $94 million so far domestically and over $287 million worldwide.

A Dog’s Journey opened to $8 million, $10 million below what it’s predecessor made back in 2017 and also below what the extremely similar A Dog’s Way Home made in January this year.

The Hustle rounded out the top 5 with another $6 million and has made $23.1 million so far domestically.

The worst performing of the new releases was The Sun is Also a Star, which only earned $2.6 million, putting it on the list of worst openings of all time for a movie opening in 2,000 to 2,499 theaters at #31 between Dog Days and Won’t Back Down.  It’s also nowhere near any of the recent YA drama adaptations recently either like Five Feet Apart, The Fault in Our Stars, Love, Simon and a slew of others, most of which at least make $10 million or close to it in their opening weekend.

The Per Theater average went to The Souvenir, a drama where, “A young film student in the early 80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man”.  It made $21,463 at each of the four theaters it opened in.

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