As predicted, Guy Ritchie’s live action remake of the Walt Disney classic “Aladdin” took the crown from “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” earning $91.5 million for the 3-Day weekend and $116.8 million for the 4-Day holiday weekend, blowing away the expectations that hung around $68.5-80 million. Earning an average of $20,443 per 4,476 theaters was enough for “Aladdin” to steal the POPCORN AWARD from “John Wick 3” as well. “Brightburn” landed at #5, well under expectations, earning $7.8 million on a $9 million projection while fellow newcomer “Booksmart” opened right behind it at #6, earning $6.9 million on a $7 million projection. Indican’s “The Church” was a surprise entry on the List this weekend, earning just over $250,000 in its debut, despite reports that the film opened last year. Just as “Captain Marvel” saw a bump when “Avengers: Endgame” was released, Tim Burton’s live action Walt Disney remake of “Dumbo” saw a bump this weekend as well, jumping seven spots and increasing +250.0% to earn the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD for the weekend.

“The Biggest Little Farm” continued its ascent this weekend, jumping up four spots to #15 in its third weekend while “The White Crow” also ascended for another week in a row, jumping up one spot to #19. Jumping onto the List in its second weekend, A24’s “The Souvenir” found its way to #25 to close out the List. “Shazam!” and “Little” all fell five spots while “Breathrough” fell seven, but none of that compared to “Tolkien,” which fell ten spots and earned itself the only BOMB of the week. In its second weekend, “De De Pyaar De” fell off the List, with no information being provided for the weekend. As predicted, “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” finally fell off the List after having released on home video last week. Also predicted were “Us,” “Red Joan,” and “Pet Sematary” falling off the List, with “Us” and “Pet Sematary” earning back their production budgets and then some.

Next weekend should belong to the one true king, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” as it eyes a $54 million opening weekend. If “Aladdin” drops anywhere near 50% next weekend, it will land at #2 with somewhere around $45 million. Also opening next weekend is the long awaited Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” which hopes to earn $39 million as well as the Octavia Spencer thriller “Ma,” which aims for a $24 million opening, both of which will land them in the Top Five. BOMBing this weekend, expect “Tolkien” to take the final short step off the List. “The Souvenir” is a coin flip, as it could easily start to ascend up the List with a wider theatrical roll-out or it could quietly drift away in its third weekend. “The Church” was a surprise entry this weekend so expect it to slink away next weekend. And if something else has to drop, “Little” is falling fast and could easily not see next weekend.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Aladdin” (2019)
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum”
POPCORN AWARD*: “Aladdin” (2019)
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Dumbo” (2019)

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Aladdin (2019) (BV)
$91,500,929 ($91,500,929) $183m 1st N
2 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (LG/S)
$24,587,676 ($101,226,617) $55m* 2nd #1 down
3 Avengers: Endgame (BV)
$17,200,742 ($798,532,478) $356m* 5th #2 down
4 Pokemon Detective Pikachu (WB)
$13,416,259 ($116,238,881) $150m 3rd #3 down
5 Brightburn (SGem)
$7,845,658 ($7,845,658) $6m 1st N even
6 Booksmart (UAR)
$6,933,620 ($6,933,620) ** 1st N even
7 A Dog’s Journey (Uni)
$8,030,085 ($8,030,085) $22m* 2nd #4 down
8 The Hustle (UAR)
$6,139,638 ($23,204,362) ** 3rd #5 down
9 The Intruder (2019) (SGem)
$4,017,808 ($28,050,949) $8m 4th #6 down
10 Long Shot (LG/S)
$3,341,917 ($25,664,963) $40m* 4th #7 down
11 Dumbo (2019) (Dis)
$309,302 ($111,521,409) $170m* 9th #17 percentage
12 The Sun Is Also a Star (WB)
$2,511,530 ($2,511,530) $9m* 2nd #8 down
13 Poms (STX)
$2,180,698 ($10,110,890) $10m* 3rd #9 down
14 Uglydolls (STX)
$1,779,617 ($17,433,285) $45m 4th #10 down
15 The Biggest Little Farm (Neon)
$276,446 ($413,154) ** 3rd #19
16 The Curse of La Llorona (WB)
$495,942 ($53,846,167) $9m 6th #12 down
17 Captain Marvel (BV)
$408,279 ($425,830,631) $152m* 12th #13 down
18 Breakthrough (Fox)
$384,293 ($39,852,540) $14m 6th #11 downdown
19 The White Crow (SPC)
$340,738 ($1,165,075) ** 5th #20
20 Shazam! (WB)
$287,054 ($138,522,610) $100m 8th #15 downdown
21 The Church (Indic.)
$272,412 ($272,412) ** 1st N even
22 Amazing Grace (2019) (Neon)
$174,996 ($4,030,428) ** 25th #21 down
23 Little (Uni)
$148,845 ($40,455,555) $20m 7th #18 downdown
24 Tolkien (FoxS)
$139,567 ($4,332,217) $20m* 3rd #14 bomb
25 The Souvenir (A24)
$139,064 ($250,720) ** 2nd #30

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


OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
De De Pyaar De (Yash) $425,934 $11m* 2nd #17
(-$10.6m)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Uni) $160,522,540
($517,858,365)
$129m 14th #1 (x2)
(+$31.5m)
(+$388.9m)
Pet Sematary (2019) (Par) $54,678,525
($111,700,729)
$21m 8th #2
(+$33.7m)
(+$90.7m)
Red Joan (IFC) $1,373,537 ** 6th #17
**
Us (2019) (Uni) $174,840,020
($253,961,570)
$20m 10th #1
(+$154.8m)
(+$233.9m)

(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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