Weekend BOX OFFICE update: 28 Feb – 1 Mar, 2020

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As February draws to a close, 2020 finally gets its first breakout horror hit as Blumhouse and Universal Pictures The Invisible Man exceeds all expectations to take the top spot.

Directed by Leigh Whannell (and reviewed by our own James), The Invisible Man opens with an estimated $29m in the domestic market. According to BoxOfficeMojo opening day audiences gave the film a “B+” CinemaScore, a great score for a genre specific film like this. The film also holds a score of 89% from critics on RottenTomatoes.

Internationally, the film added another $20.2m from 47 markets for a $49.2m global debut. We’re very happy to say that the UK lead the way this weekend with an estimated $2.86m launch. This was followed by France ($2.19m), Mexico ($1.8m), Australia ($1.65m), Germany ($1.2m), Spain ($.1m) and Korea ($1.08m). Several markets will release next weekend including a March 5 release in Russia, ending with a May 1 release in Japan.

Landing in second place this week is Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog (reviewed here) with an estimated $16m. That takes the film’s domestic total to a little over $128m. This brings the film to just shy of the $131m domestic run for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which will make it the second highest grossing video game adaptation of all-time.

Internationally, Sonic added a further $26.8m from 62 markets for a $137.2m overseas total. Over this weekend the film added another six territories including a $2m opening in Indonesia and $1.1m in Poland.

Third place this week goes to Walt Disney’s Call of the Wild which added a further $13.2m, dipping -47% in its second weekend. It’s domestic total now sits at an estimated $45.9m. With $11m this weekend from overseas territories the global tally now stands at $79.3m. Given the $135m price tag for the Harrison Ford vehicle, it still has a ways to go to get in to the green for Disney.

Landing in fourth place this week is FUNimation’s My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising with an estimated $5.1m. After opening on Wednesday, this puts the film’s domestic total at an estimated $8.5m, making it the studio’s second largest domestic release of all-time, topping the $8m for 2015’s Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ while unlikely to catch last year’s $30.7 million run for Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

Rounding out the top five this week, Bad Boys For Life brought in an estimated $4.3m for a domestic total that now tops $197m. The film also added another $4.9m internationally across the weekend, pushing its overseas cume to $208m for a $406m global haul, BOM adds that figure is approximately $8m behind the worldwide total for the first two films combined.

Landing outside the top five this week is Warner Bros. Birds of Prey. The Margot Robbie produced picture brought in a further $4.1m in its fourth outing, a drop just shy of 40% from its third weekend. It’s domestic total now stands at an estimated $78.78m.

Added to its international total of $109.6m, the film now stands at $188.38m globally off of an estimated budget of $84.5m.

That’s all folks… until next week Super Friends!


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Neil is the GYCO Editorial Chief. He has a BA in Film & TV and an MA in Scriptwriting; he currently works 9-5 as an office manager and 5-9 as a reviewer/web designer. He has been subscribing to comics for around nine years but has been reading them as long as he can remember. Favourite comics: Batman; Nightwing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and All New X-Men Favourite films: Batman (any apart from & Robin); Star Trek Generations, Underworld, Beetlejuice Favourite TV shows: Fringe; Buffy, Arrow, TBBT, Being Human UK and Star Trek TNG