The big game kept folks at home, creating a slow weekend at the box.
It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that folks mostly stayed in this weekend. The football game you can only mention via euphemisms (since the NFL thinks its a good idea for you not to be able to directly mention the name of their biggest event, for some stupid reason) traditionally takes a bite out of the box office, and this year was no exception.
This Week in Box Office History.
The box office shed 35% compared to last week, which is on the high side of attrition during the bowl of super weekend. Last year saw a small uptick, and the three years prior saw losses ranging from 5% to 29%. So, the NFL kicking the movie industry while they’re down didn’t help.
Top Film One Year Ago: Birds of Prey
Top Film Ten Years Ago: Just Go with It
Top Film 41 Years Ago: The Last Married Couple in America
Top Three Films.
The Little Things remained in first place, but took a hefty tumble in earnings. It pulled down 2.1 million dollars, falling 55% versus last week despite adding more theaters.
The Croods – A New Age also retained their spot in second, taking in 1.6 million. It fell just 7% week over week, demonstrating again its resilience since hitting theaters.
The Marksman hopped over Wonder Woman 1984 this week to get back into the top three. It added just under one million dollars to its running total of 9 million dollars.
Nothing new hit the top ten, though a re-release of the first Lord of the Rings movie did sneak into 8th place. For actually new films, the best outing was Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch, which managed 12th place with 90 thousand dollars. That film is also available on streaming, so a small debut is not likely a shock to the studio.
Top Ten Films
- The Little Things (2.10)
- The Croods – A New Age (1.68)
- The Marksman (.95)
- Wonder Woman 1984 (.90)
- Monster Hunter (.58)
- News of the World (.39)
- Promising Young Woman (.22)
- The Lord of the Rings – Fellowship of the Ring (.16)
- Fatale (.16)
- The War with Grandpa (.15)