To absolutely no one’s surprise (except maybe the toxic fanboys who wanted the film to fail) “Captain Marvel” was the big winner over the weekend, taking the throne with $153.4 million, giving it the highest grossing weekend of 2019 thus far. That record will likely be smashed by the time “Avengers: Endgame” rolls around at the end of April, but with its global haul, it was enough to make “Captain Marvel” the second highest international debut in Marvel history, just behind “Avengers: Infinity War.” It also earned the POPCORN AWARD domestically, touting an average of $35,599 per 4,310 theaters. A Bollywood film titled “Badla” debuted at Number 17 with a little over half a million dollars while newcomer “The Kid,” starring Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt opened just behind it at Number 18. The GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD was taken by “Ralph Breaks The Internet,” which once again popped back onto the List, with an increase of +12.8% despite having surfaced on home video already.

The only other film to increase this week was the documentary “Apollo 11,” which jumped up five spots, landing the last spot in the Top Ten with $1.2 million. A few films held on to their spots from last weekend, including “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” at Number Four, “Green Book” at Number Six, “Isn’t Romantic” at Number Seven, and “Greta” at Number Eight. “The Upside,” “Run The Race,” and “Everybody Knows” also held onto it’s positions. “Cold Pursuit” was the only film on the List to drop five spots. Falling off the List this weekend included “The Prodigy,” which was predicted to fall off after BOMBing last weekend. After six months, “Free Solo” also as predicted, fell off the List. Joining them was “Arctic,” which was also predicted to fall off after barely hanging on to the 25th spot last weekend as well as foreign film “Total Dhamaal,” which was only in its third weekend of release.

“Captain Marvel” will be on top again next weekend, with not much challenging it in their debuts. The new animated feature, “Wonder Park,” from Paramount Pictures, will be aiming for a $9 million debut while the drama about two sick young adults titled “Five Feet Apart” is trying for a $12 million debut. “Captive State” will also be in release but no projections will available at the time of writing this article. Making room for these and other new titles will likely be the films at the bottom of the List. I cannot imagine, after a few resurgences already that “Ralph Breaks The Internet” will be able to hold on. Also, “The Favourite” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” are both available on digital and home video, so I cannot imagine they have much of a shelf life left on the List. Plus, “Cold Pursuit” has seen two weekends in a row of five or more spot drops so if it has another bad week, that, too, could see its end.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Captain Marvel”
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
POPCORN AWARD*: “Captain Marvel”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Captain Marvel (BV)
$153,433,423 ($153,433,423) $152m* 1st N
2 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Uni)
$14,685,005 ($119,651,130) $129m 3rd #1 down
3 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral (LGF)
$12,465,383 ($46,295,193) $20m* 2nd #2 down
4 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (WB)
$3,868,248 ($97,153,209) $99m* 5th #4 even
5 Alita: Battle Angel (Fox)
$3,215,344 ($78,361,408) $170m 4th #3 down
6 Green Book (Uni) $2,511,325 ($80,163,196) $23m 17th #6 even
7 Isn’t It Romantic (WB)
$2,261,026 ($44,005,746) $5m* 4th #7 even
8 Greta (Focus)
$2,188,430 ($8,279,165) ** 2nd #8 even
9 Fighting with My Family (MGM)
$2,184,010 ($18,652,100) $99m* 4th #5 down
10 Apollo 11 (Neon)
$1,250,931 ($3,730,883) ** 2nd #15
11 What Men Want (Par)
$1,242,533 ($52,039,693) $20m 5th #9 down
12 The Upside (STX)
$1,028,195 ($104,548,226) $37.5m 9th #12 even
13 Happy Death Day 2U (Uni)
$870,650 ($26,797,295) $9m 4th #10 down
14 A Star Is Born (WB) $740,256 ($214,528,511) $36m 23rd #13 down
15 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Sony) $649,380 ($188,791,064) $90m 13th #11 down
16 Run the Race (RAtt.)
$615,870 ($5,250,119) ** 3rd #16 even
17 Badla (Relbig.)
$596,446 ($596,446) $3.5m* 1st N even
18 The Kid (2019) (LGF)
$514,286 ($514,286) $37m* 1st N even
19 Cold Pursuit (LG/S)
$512,095 ($31,114,065) $60m* 5th #14 downdown
20 Everybody Knows (Focus) $440,505 ($1,873,471) $15m* 5th #20 even
21 Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) $378,428 ($215,236,464) $52m 19th #17 down
22 Glass (Uni)
$345,185 ($110,128,470) $20m 8th #18 down
23 The Favourite (FoxS) $260,117 ($33,809,415) $15m* 16th #19 down
24 Ralph Breaks The Internet (BV)
$254,200 ($200,511,483) $175m 16th #30
25 Aquaman (WB) $200,033 ($334,036,292) $200m* 12th #21 down



Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Arctic (BST) $1,983,496 $2m* 6th #24 (-$16,504)
Free Solo (NGE) $17,235,945 ** 24th #12 **
The Prodigy (Orion) $14,647,114 $6m 5th #6
Total Dhamaal (FIP) $2,020,732
$14m* 3rd #14


*POPCORN AWARD goes to the highest per theater average within the Top 25 List
**GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD goes to the highest increase within the Top 25 List

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