Surprising the Box Office pundits, the numbers for “Good Boys” shot up this weekend, landing at $24.1 million, over $12 million higher than it’s projection. During my analysis last week, I made the point that other R-Rated comedies associated with Seth Rogen’s production company, along with Universal Pictures, put up much bigger numbers, ranging from $21 to $49 million and lo and behold, “Good Boys” hit at the floor of that projection. It also earned an average of $6,680 per 3,204 theaters, which was enough to grab it the POPCORN AWARD as well. Sony’s animated sequel “The Angry Birds Movie 2” earned $7 million less than its projection, grabbing $10.3 million in its debut. “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” was nowhere near its $13 million projection, earning $8.4 million instead. “Blinded By The Light” was supposed to earn $5.5 million but was only able to muster $4.3 million. And, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” had a projection of $6 million and only debuted with $3.4 million. Last weekend’s debut of “The Peanut Butter Falcon” increased by +40.5% earning it the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD.

Just like last weekend, there were no increases, with the rest of the List either holding their positions (“The Lion King” at #3 and “The Peanut Butter Falcon” at #20) or falling down the List. Eight films fell five spots or more including “Bring The Soul: The Movie,” which debuted at #10 last weekend and fell to #23 this weekend, earning it the only BOMB of the weekend. However, one more spot and “Crawl” would have earned one as well, falling from #15 to #24. Falling off the List completely, as predicted, were “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” “Rocketman,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Menteur,” and “Annabelle Comes Home.” I was inclined to think “Midsommar” would stick around but it, too, fell off. All of these films, save for “Menteur,” which has no available production budget to compare, earned a profit off their production budget numbers.

The winner for next weekend is up in the air. With no projection available for “Ready or Not” as the writing of this article, it’s hard to say if it will be able to have a decent shot at the crown. If you look at a comparable title, story-wise, “You’re Next” seems like the closest one and that only opened to $7 million in 2,437 theaters. It feels like “Ready Or Not” has a little bit more steam behind it, but it’s hard to tell with no projection. That means the weekend could belong to the third film in an unwanted trilogy, “Angel Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman. With a projected range between $14 million and $20 million, there’s nothing else that even compares to those numbers. Also opening and looking for a place on the List is faith-based film “Overcomer,” with a projected range of $3 million to $8 million. “Brittany Runs A Marathon” could also find a place on the List despite no projections available. Expect “Bring The Soul: The Movie” to end its short run, after the BOMB this weekend. And “Crawl” might not have BOMBed but it’s close enough to the end of the List to fall off next weekend as well, especially with another horror genre film giving it extra competition. “Luce” was also lucky to hang on this week and could be another film that takes the final dive next weekend.

BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “The Peanut Butter Falcon”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Good Boys (Uni)
$21,402,605 ($21,402,605) $20m 1st N
2 Hobbs & Shaw (Uni)
$14,179,135 ($133,780,735) $200m* 3rd #1 down
3 The Lion King (BV)
$12,332,686 ($496,540,672) $260m* 5th #3 even
4 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Sony)
$10,354,073 ($16,091,219) $65m 1st N even
5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (LG)
$10,008,009 ($40,174,793) $25m 2nd #2 down
6 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Par)
$8,567,251 ($33,976,975) $49m 2nd #4 down
7 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (ENTMP)
$8,427,265 ($8,427,265) $12m 1st N even
8 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)
$7,681,355 ($114,429,567) $90m 4th #5 down
9 The Art of Racing in the Rain (Fox)
$4,571,948 ($17,050,136) $20m* 2nd #6 down
10 Blinded By the Light (WB)
$4,333,305 ($4,333,305) $15m* 1st N even
11 Where’d You Go, Bernadette (UAR)
$3,462,308 ($3,462,308) $18m* 1st N even
12 Spider-Man: Far From Home (BV)
$2,801,816 ($376,676,361) $160m 7th #8 down
13 The Kitchen (2019) (WB)
$2,208,290 ($10,375,575) $38m 2nd #7 downdown
14 Toy Story 4 (BV)
$2,151,203 ($424,413,510) $200m* 9th #9 downdown
15 The Farewell (A24)
$1,485,124 ($12,817,019) ** 6th #12 down
16 Mission Mangal (FIP)
$1,365,006 ($1,522,399) $4.5m* 1st N even
17 Brian Banks (BST)
$708,502 ($3,749,367) $10m* 2nd #11 downdown
18 Yesterday (Uni)
$569,615 ($71,663,010) $26m 8th #13 downdown
19 Aladdin (2019) (BV)
$315,889 ($353,530,157) $183m 13th #14 downdown
20 The Peanut Butter Falcon (RAtt)
$287,686 ($583,876) $20,000 2nd #20 percentage
21 The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (Uni)
$264,995 ($157,091,985) $80m 11th #16 downdown
22 Maiden (SPC)
$258,285 ($2,248,830) ** 8th #18 down
23 Bring the Soul: The Movie (Tra)
$200,008 ($4,809,800) ** 2nd #10
24 Crawl (Par)
$188,005 ($38,627,299) $13.5m 6th #15 downdown
25 Luce (Neon)
$164,660 ($531,097) ** 3rd #24 down



Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Annabelle Comes Home (WB) $72,581,844
$32m* 8th #2
Avengers: Endgame (BV) $858,142,395
$356m 17th #1 (x3)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (LG/S) $170,669,871
$55m* 14th #1
Menteur (A24) $3,987,815 ** 6th #15
Midsommar (A24) $25,922,759
$10m* 7th #6
Rocketman (Par) $96,089,685
$40m 12th #3


*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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