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Weekend BOX OFFICE update: 21-23 February, 2020



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Another weekend has drawn to a close as the Birds of Prey slip to third place and Sonic The Hedgehog defies expectations to hold on a number one.

Another great weekend for Paramount Pictures this week as Sonic The Hedgehog holds on at the top of the charts. In its second weekend frame the SEGA adaption fell -55% compared to its strong debut last weekend and delivered an estimated $26.3m over the three-day, pushing the film’s domestic total to a little over $106m after only ten days in release. 

Internationally, Sonic added a further $38.3m, pushing the international cume to $96.5m for a global total topping $203m. New openings this week were led by Russia with $6.3m whilst we here in the UK continue to lead the way overseas with a cumulative total of $19.1m.

Landing in second place this week was brand new Disney’s release of 20th Century Studios film Call of the Wild. The Harrison Ford starrer is an  adaptation of the classic Jack London adventure novel and arrived at a cost reported as $135m.

The domestic weekend news puts the film at around a $24.8m gross, a little ahead of pre-weekend expectations but still a ways behind making back that high budget.

Internationally, the film launched in 40 markets with an estimated $15.4m for a $40.2m global launch. Leading the way this weekend was a $2.6m opening in France followed by the UK ($1.9m), Mexico ($1.4m) and Russia ($1.2m). Next weekend sees openings in Japan, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela with an April 16 date set for South Korea.

Sitting in third place this week is Warner Bros. Birds of Prey. In its third weekend frame the DC Films picture fell -59% from its second weekend to gross an estimated $7m. The film’s domestic total is now around $72m whilst globally it sits around  $173.7m.

Plenty of rumours now put the film in the green for Warner Bros. but this is yet to be confirmed by the studio.

Narrowly edging out Bad Boys for Life for fourth is STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment’s horror sequel Brahms: The Boy II with an estimated $5.9m. Internationally, the film launched in 23 markets with an estimated $2.22m for a global launch just over $8m.

Rounding out this week’s top five is Sony’s Bad Boys for Life with an estimated $5.86m, pushing its domestic tally to $191m as it will soon become the first release of 2020 to top $200m domestically.

Internationally the film added another $8.1m, including a $1.1m debut in Italy. That pushes the overseas cume to $200m for a worldwide tally reaching $390m.

Until next week Super Friends!

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