Disney and Pixar have (some) cause to celebrate today as Onward (reviewed here) remains the top of the North American box office. But in a weekend where the box office fell to a 20 year low there are disappointing returns for all of the film’s gracing the chart.
According to BoxOfficeMojo the weekend’s top ten combined grossed an estimated $50.35m, the lowest combined gross for the top ten since 1995 with all holdovers dropping -60% or more compared to the previous weekend.
As we said, at the top of the weekend box office is Disney and Pixar’s Onward with an estimated $10.5m, dipping a Pixar-record breaking -73% compared to opening weekend. The film’s domestic tally now stands at $61m after ten days of release. Internationally, the animated adventure added an estimated $6.8m from 47 markets and bringing the international cume to $41.4m. Worldwide the total that now stands at an estimated $101.7m.
In second place this week is Lionsgate’s release of I Still Believe, bringing in an estimated $9.5m. Along with an “A” CinemaScore from opening day audiences, I Still Believe received a 99% audience score on RottenTomatoes.
Landing in third place this week is Sony’s Bloodshot, the film narrowly missed meeting expectations with an estimated $9.3m debut. The film impressively defied the critical response with the RottenTomatoes audience score coming in at 78% compared to a measly 31% critical rating. Opening day audiences reportedly gave the film a “B” CinemaScore.
Internationally, Bloodshot debuted in 50 markets this weekend, debuting at #1 in over half of them. Overall, the film brought in an estimated $13m overseas for an international tally totalling $15.1m.
Universal and Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man (reviewed here) landed in third with the best hold among the weekend top ten, dipping only -60% for an estimated $5.85m and pushing the film’s domestic total to over $64m. Internationally, the film added a further $6.2m, pushing the overseas total over $58m and a worldwide tally that stands at $122.7m.
Rounding out the top five this week is another Universal and Blumhouse feature, the new release The Hunt (reviewed here). The film managed just $5.3m, debuting in 3,028 locations. Opening day audiences gave the film a “C+” CinemaScore to go along with a 65% audience score on RottenTomatoes.
Internationally, The Hunt opened in just four markets with us here in the United Kingdom leading the way, finishing in third with an estimated $673k.
Until next time Super Friends…