It was a difficult start at the box office for Men in black: Internationalwho won the weekend but not too much. The rebirth of Men in black The franchise opened at the top of the box office with only $ 28.5 million. That's well below the $ 35 million to $ 40 million end of the week. That's just over half of the opening of the last three entries, all started between $ 51.1 and $ 54.6 million. This is also the lowest start for director F. Gary Gray since 2009. Law abiding citizen – to be fair, his only movies in between were Law Outta Compton and The fate of the furious.
Dissect what happened with Men in black: International It would take more writing than time in this report, and many articles on the Internet will do so soon enough. The bottom line is that quite simply no one has asked for it. the Men in black The franchise has always been the one that exchanged on the goodwill of the original film, and the audience would forgive a lot for the chance to see Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith again. Without taking anything away from Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, they are only Jones and Smith. So low interest that this one was a bit at risk from the start. Then you take into account the low esteem (24% on rotten tomatoes) and you have real worries. Such a film will be immune to criticism, and a film without enthusiasm from fans may be raised by good critics. If both are missing, you are DOA.
To make matters worse, MiB: International is the worst-performing film in the series among fans, with a B CinemaScore. This is not the worst score in the world, but movies like this, depending on the fandom, should target the B + that the previous three films have achieved at a minimum. This film has something that deserves to be a bit surprising on a daily basis throughout the weekend; Estimates at the start of the weekend were around $ 25 million, but recovered after Friday night, suggesting that families would be more interested than fanatics.
Will it be enough to save the movie? Unlikely. Fortunately, the film was relatively inexpensive, at least compared to the $ 225 million budget planned for MiB 3. $ 110 million is much more reasonable, but it does not leave much room for Sony to breathe. This series has always had very good holds, but these were based on more enthusiasm and better word of mouth. If we lowball the multiple of the series and go with MIB 3 3.28 (which is a big wait for this film), which would put it to a national final gross of about $ 93.5. $ 85 million seems more realistic. Overseas would need to offset a world record of $ 300 million and an international start of $ 73.7 million is not bad, but it is not surprising either. It is possible that Sony does not end up losing money on this movie, but it did not come out of the woods.
The secret life of pets 2 should have fallen 49% during its second weekend to reach $ 23.8 million. The fall of the animated suite was comparable to Kung Fu Panda 2 in 2011. It now has $ 92.4 million in the domestic market and $ 154.5 million in the world, a fantastic figure against its budget of $ 80 million. It should still be in good shape and bring in some money, but far from what Universal and Illumination hoped for. The final gross domestic product is expected to be between $ 140 million and $ 150 million.
Aladdin continues to show strength, recording a decline of just 32% on its fourth weekend, with subsequent releases all underestimated. The live adaptation of Disney earned $ 16.7 million and now stands at $ 263.4 million in the domestic market and $ 724.8 million worldwide. These figures are excellent for the film, which is expected to bring in about $ 290 million by the end of its film in the United States. The budget was $ 183 million, making it a sizeable success that helps the studio to forget about the failure of Dumbo earlier this year.
The news was bad for MiB: Internationalbut that was not the worst news for a fan-based movie this weekend. No, it would belong to Dark Phoenix, which followed his bad start with a hideous second weekend. The last film of the main production of the Fox X Men The franchise dropped 73% to only $ 9 million during its second weekend. This is the worst catch for the franchise, beating X-Men Origins: The Wolverine 69% drop for ignominious honor. For perspective, the film had a number less than its second weekend that X-Men: Days of Future Past had in his fifth. Dark Phoenix is currently in the box office, with $ 51.8 million in the domestic market and $ 204.3 million worldwide, for a budget of $ 200 million. This loss margin of $ 100 million seems accurate and perhaps even modest. The national final should be around $ 75 million.
Rocketman is pretty well finding its place, down slightly by 36% at its third weekend with $ 8.8 million. The musical biopic Elton John now has $ 66.1 million in the domestic market and $ 133.1 million in the world on a $ 40 million budget. This is a very profitable film that should still earn between $ 80 and $ 85 million in the domestic market, and a solid profit for Paramount.
It's a disappointment for the new versions of this weekend, Tree followed MiB: International to $ 8.3 million. It's well below the $ 15 to $ 20 million Warner Bros. hoped. This is not good news for the stimulus, which has two of the same factors as MiB: lack of demand and low critical scores (35% on RT). The only thing Tree the potential is very good for word of mouth; the CinemaScore was an excellent A, which could help it. He will however need a lot of help; the budget was $ 35 million and the foreign gross receipts would not matter here because they were sold to Netflix. Warner's income on this figure is $ 22 million, and Tree will need more than the $ 30 to $ 35 million it will get in the domestic market to make a profit.
Godzilla: the king of monsters slipped 48% during its third weekend, raising $ 8.1 million. The Royal Battle of Kaiju is now raising $ 93.7 million in the domestic market and $ 339.5 million worldwide, compared to a $ 170 million budget plus marketing. The film still seeks about $ 110 million in total in the United States and should not be in a bad state for Warner Bros., perhaps realizing a small profit. This is not the desired result, but it is not a total failure either.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum showed signs of renewed life on its fifth weekend, down just 18% to $ 6.1 million. This brings the action film to $ 148.6 million in the domestic market and $ 276.1 million worldwide, bringing a blow to a budget of $ 55 million. The final gross domestic product is expected to reach $ 160 million.
The comedy Mindy Kaling / Emma Thompson Late at night widened wide this weekend with a slight $ 5.1 million. The film was a hit with the critics (80% on RT), but that did not help to minimize the notoriety or the fact that it was opening against a much larger film that starred Thompson in a role secondary. MiB: International. The film presented late evening has brought in a total of $ 5.4 million so far, including a limited edition weekend, and could reach about $ 12-15 million when it is well played. If Thompson's call to the United Kingdom gives him support abroad, he could make a small profit over his $ 4 million budget.
The thriller of horror My closed the top 10 with $ 3.6 million, down 54% on its third weekend. Olivia Spencer's feature film now has $ 40.3 million nationwide and $ 51.7 million in the world, a profit for Universal compared to its $ 5 million budget. US dollars. It should finish with about $ 48 million in the United States.
Next weekend will see the return of big numbers with the opening of Toy Story 4. The Pixar animation film aims for a whopping $ 150 million. Meanwhile, the A child's game remake envisions a beginning in the mid-teens, and the action movie of Luc Besson Anna will hit the half-singles numbers.
OFFICE BOX TOP DIX (Domestic three-day number)
1. Men in Black: International – $ 28.5 million (total $ 28.5 million)
2. Secret Life of Pets 2 – $ 23.8 million (total $ 92.4 million)
3. Aladdin – $ 16.7 million (total $ 263.4 million)
4. Black Phoenix – $ 9 Million ($ 51.8 Million Total)
5. Rocketman – $ 8.8 million (total $ 66.1 million)
6. Well – $ 8.3 million ($ 8.3 million total)
7. Godzilla: The King of Monsters – $ 8.1 Million (Total $ 93.7 Million)
8. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $ 6.1 million ($ 148.6 million total)
9. Late Night – $ 5.1 million ($ 5.1 million total)
10. Ma – $ 3.6 million ($ 3.6 million total)