Amy, Kari and Frank and joined by Mina Wahab from Popcorn Talk’s Anatomy of a Movie to look at this week’s box office results on Box Office Breakdown. We talk about Lego’s not awesome opening, why Amy isn’t seeing romantic comedies and look at Rebel Wilson’s box office track record. PLus we do a new Box Office Bet. Join us!
What films beat the box office?! Who’s in the lead and who’s heading out!? Find out on Box Office Breakdown.
Popcorn Talk proudly presents a weekly vodcast series that breaks down the US domestic numbers for the three day weekend and gives you Cineplex’s winners and losers. It’s Popcorn Talk’s Box Office Breakdown. In this episode the new Box Office Breakdown Crew discuss numbers for February 10th, 2019!
Also the panel goes over their weekly rewind for a specific actor who’s movie will be hitting theaters next week.
Fox got Alita: Battle Angel out early and strongly in Asia
with $32M while Warner Bros began offshore rollout on The
Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, for $18.1M.
Fox took advantage of the Chinese New Year to push Alita into
South East Asia. This one doesn’t open in North America until
next weekend, and so far reviews on the James Cameron-
produced pic are mixed. But the play here is international,
particularly Asia given the manga source material. Fox is
happy with the results which are from just 11 markets,
especially in Korea where the film came in at No. 2 amid
strong local competition. Overall, Alita is outpacing Maze
Runner (+23%) and Ready Player One (+5%) in like for like
markets and at today’s rates.
Lego blocked together $18.1M in 63 markets, including majors
the UK, Brazil and Spain. Somewhat surprisingly, Lego is not
as well-known a brand overseas, but has certainly lifted its
profile through the four movies WB has released in the past
Fox also hit a new milestone in Japan this weekend
as Bohemian Rhapsody crossed $100M. This is the first of the
studio’s titles to hit the mark since Avatar and the first foreign
pic since 2017’s Beauty And The Beast. Bo Rhap is up for seven
BAFTAs here in London tonight and star Rami Malek has been
putting in appearances at pre-ceremony soirées around town
this weekend. In other milestones, Sony’s Escape
Room topped $100M overseas.
Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your
Dragon: The Hidden World was the overall leader at the
international box office — not counting the China movies. The
weekend was good for $38.2M to lift the overseas cume
to $138.7. Also, Aquaman got his fins wet in Japan, the final
market for the Warner Bros/DC hero. With $6M, it opened
No. 1 to cume $792M offshore. The global tally is $1.12B.
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