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Make way for “Avengers: Endgame.” Even a week before its release, the soon-to-be biggest opener is making waves as studios refuse to release anything substantial in the wake of the oncoming Box Office monster. Combine that with the fact that people stayed home for Easter this weekend and you have one of the worst Easter weekends since 2005 when”Guess Who,” starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac, was the #1 movie at the Box Office. This weekend, it is horror film “The Curse Of La Llorona,” which did well considering it only had a $9 million production budget. Opening to $26.3 million, that was enough to more than double its budget and win the weekend. Also, with an average of $7,814 per its 3,372 theaters, it was also able to snag the POPCORN AWARD. Unable to capitalize on the holiday weekend was the faith-based film “Breakthrough,” which debuted at #3 with $11.2 million, beaten out by “Shazam!” in its third weekend with $16.4 million. Disneynature’s “Penguins” and the Bollywood film “Kalank” debuted at #12 and #13 with $2.2 million and $1.2 million respectively.

“Captain Marvel” received a nice little “Endgame” bump, moving up two spots to #4 in its 7th weekend with $9.1 million. The biggest bump, however, went to the indie starring Elle Fanning titled “Teen Spirit,” which increased +454.7% earning it the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD. For yet another weekend, the majority of films on the List decreased by five or more spots, this week with eight films taking that steep drop. Among them were mostly dramas, including “Unplanned,” “Five Feet Apart,” “The Best Of Enemies,” and “Hotel Mumbai,” as well as dwindling animated fare including “Wonder Park” and “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part.” Falling off the List entirely were four films that were predicted to fall off, including “Apollo 11,” “Gloria Bell,” “No Manches Frida 2,” and “The Aftermath.” In addition to those, “Mia and the White Lion” fell off in only its second weekend.

Next weekend, make way for the Box Office King of the Year, “Avengers: Endgame,” will be breaking every record with a projected debut of anywhere between $$270-$300 million. “Avengers: Infinity War” opened to $257 million last year, which had made that the biggest opening of all-time. Now, this should easily take that slice. And, expect it to stick around for awhile. The third weekend of “Endgame,” May 10th, “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” may challenge it with $90 million, but if word-of-mouth stands strong, it could easily hold off big drops from week to week and the next film to even have a chance will be Disney’s own “Aladdin” remake, which opens a month from “Endgame” and eyes an $80 million opening. With such a huge entrance, nothing else is even trying to compete so expect the rest of the List to hover around the same films. With films like “Tyler Perry’s Madea Family Funeral” and “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” being the only ones with a good chance of falling off.

BOX OFFICE KING: “The Curse Of La Llorona”
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Shazam!”
POPCORN AWARD*: “The Curse Of La Llorona”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Teen Spirit”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 The Curse of La Llorona (WB)
$26,347,631 ($26,347,631) $9m 1st N
2 Shazam! (WB)
$16,464,508 ($120,437,864) $100m 3rd #1 down
3 Breakthrough (Fox)
$11,282,333 ($14,789,258) $14m* 1st N even
4 Captain Marvel (BV)
$9,105,610 ($400,031,743) $152m* 7th #6
5 Little (Uni)
$8,327,435 ($29,256,845) $20m 2nd #2 down
6 Dumbo (2019) (Dis)
$6,621,260 ($101,076,170) $170m* 4th #5 down
7 Pet Sematary (2019) (Par)
$4,863,233 ($49,596,308) $21m 3rd #4 down
8 Us (2019) (Uni)
$4,160,050 ($170,340,670) $20m 5th #7 down
9 Missing Link (UAR)
$4,157,285 ($12,764,526) ** 2nd #9 even
10 Hellboy (2019) (LG/S)
$3,951,098 ($19,747,369) $50m 2nd #3 downdown
11 After (2019) (Avi)
$2,381,995 ($10,317,144) $14m* 2nd #8 down
12 Penguins (Dis)
$2,282,593 ($3,234,350) ** 1st N even
13 Kalank (FIP)
$1,276,581 ($1,786,766) $11.5m* 1st N even
14 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Uni)
$817,435 ($159,087,575) $129m 9th #16
15 Amazing Grace (2019) (Neon)
$603,302 ($1,348,118) ** 13th #17 down
16 The Best Of Enemies (STX)
$595,987 ($9,585,764) $10m 3rd #10 downdown
17 Unplanned (PFR)
$590,086 ($17,207,329) $6m 4th #11 downdown
18 Five Feet Apart (LGF)
$588,782 ($45,040,875) $7m* 6th #12 downdown
19 The Mustang (Focus) $517,925 ($4,017,695) ** 6th #15 down
20 Hotel Mumbai (BST)
$493,288 ($8,938,874) ** 5th #13 downdown
21 Wonder Park (Par)
$463,765 ($44,559,837) $100m* 6th #14 downdown
22 High Life (A24)
$272,127 ($668,748) $9m* 3rd #21 down
23 Teen Spirit (BST)
$241,942 ($296,763) $16m* 2nd #42
24 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral (LGF)
$146,380 ($72,982,614) $20m* 8th #18 downdown
25 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (WB)
$134,228 ($105,574,878) $99m* 11th #19 downdown

<<<ALL DOMESTIC NUMBERS FROM BOX OFFICE MOJO>>>>


OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
The Aftermath (FoxS) $1,561,707
$23m* 6th #18
(-$21.4m)
Apollo 11 (Neon) $8,475,123 $9m* 8th #10
(-$-524,877)
Gloria Bell (A24) $5,474,212
($6,535,155)
** 7th #8
**
Mia and the White Lion (Leda) $358,573
($26,737,482)
** 2nd #22
**
No Manches Frida 2 (PNT) $9,185,872 $9m* 6th #6
(+$185,872)

(OFFICIALLY CLOSED)


*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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