Just shy of its projected $22.5 million debut, “Abominable” still took the Box Office crown, earning $20.6 million. That was enough to dethrone “Downton Abbey,” which earned $14.3 million and a second place finish. “Hustlers” was the only film to move up this weekend, jumping from #5 to #3 and earning $11.3 million in its third weekend. “It: Chapter Two” was the only film to hold its position from last weekend at #4, earning $10.2 million. And, still somewhat disappointing, “Ad Astra” finished in the fifth position with $10 million, still remaining $50 million away from even its production budget. The debut of the film “Judy” landed at #7 with $2.9 million. It also earned an average of $6,313 per 461 theaters, giving it the POPCORN AWARD for the weekend. Plus, for the second weekend, the winner of the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD was the film that had the least percentage decrease, which was “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” which only decreased by -9.7%. The actual winner, off the List, was “Ne Zha,” which jumped from #79 to #36, with an increase of +2,688.6%.

Everything else fell down the List this week, with three films falling five or spots, including “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” “The Angry Birds Movie 2,” and “Toy Story 4,” which if you notice, were all childrens films, showing that the release of “Abominable” probably took from most of those films. Falling off the List completely were six films. “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,” which was projected to fall off, took its final step off the List, after falling five spots last week and landing at #25. A few new Fathom Events films made the List this week, including a fight between Errol Spence Jr. & Shawn Porter, the 25th Anniversary of “Friends,” and the Ghibli Fest re-release of “The Secret World of Arrietty,” so it is fitting that the re-release of “The Shawshank Redemption” did not make the cut. “Ready or Not” and “Chhichhore” both fell off as expected, but not expected was “Official Secrets” in its fifth weekend and the troubled Warner Bros. release of “The Goldfinch” in its third weekend. Domestically, the film is at a $40 million deficit.

Your crowned king next weekend will be none other than the Warner Bros. release of “Joker” which is now looking at a debut of $101 million. That would be a bigger opening than “Aquaman” ($67.8 million), “Shazam!” ($53.5 million), and “Justice League” ($93.8 million) but not bigger than “Wonder Woman” ($103 million) or “Suicide Squad” ($133 million). Also opening in 38 theaters is the Natalie Portman/Jon Hamm film “Lucy In The Sky” which should make some sort of splash on the List. Moving up the List should be this weekend’s POPCORN AWARD winner “Judy” which will see a national expansion this weekend, hittiing 1,400+ theaters. The three Fathom Events that hit the List were one weekend engagements, meaning those three films will easily free up some spots. What else takes their places will have to be seen.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Abominable”
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Downton Abbey”
POPCORN AWARD*: “Judy”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Abominable (Uni)
$20,612,100 ($20,612,100) $75m 1st N even
2 Downton Abbey (Focus)
$14,340,035 ($58,349,885) $20m* 2nd #1 down
3 Hustlers (STX)
$11,389,256 ($80,553,967) $20m 3rd #5
4 It: Chapter Two (WB)
$10,245,795 ($193,766,844) $35m* 4th #4 even
5 Ad Astra (Fox)
$10,014,914 ($35,397,514) $85m* 2nd #2 down
6 Rambo: Last Blood (LGF)
$8,597,811 ($33,173,621) $50m 2nd #3 down
7 Judy (RAtt)
$2,910,160 ($2,910,160) ** 1st N
8 Good Boys (Uni)
$2,067,610 ($80,437,465) $20m 7th #7 down
9 The Lion King (BV)
$1,656,938 ($540,079,599) $260m 11th #6 down
10 Angel Has Fallen (LGF)
$1,513,120 ($67,162,153) $40m 6th #8 down
11 Hobbs & Shaw (Uni)
$1,178,010 ($172,234,475) $200m 9th #10 down
12 Friends 25th: The One With The Anniversary (Fathom)
$1,177,873 ($2,054,615) ** 1st N even
13 Overcomer (Aff)
$901,047 ($33,141,096) $5m 6th #9 down
14 The Peanut Butter Falcon (RAtt)
$888,464 ($18,109,192) $20,000 8th #12 down
15 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (LG)
$801,280 ($66,828,285) $25m 8th #14 down
16 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Par)
$722,489 ($59,437,895) $49m 8th #11 downdown
17 Brittany Runs a Marathon (Ama)
$653,466 ($6,350,065) ** 6th #13 down
18 Nothing to Lose 2 (Swen)
$606,934 ($606,934) $20m* 1st N even
19 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)
$560,089 ($139,045,239) $90m 10th #17 down
20 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Grwh)
$385,484 ($2,265,888) ** 4th #18 percentage
21 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Sony)
$368,548 ($41,091,831) $65m 7th #16 downdown
22 Spider-Man: Far From Home (BV)
$290,532 ($390,153,495) $160m 13th #19 down
23 Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter (Fathom)
$232,973 ($232,973) ** 1st N even
24 The Secret World of Arrietty – Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 (Fathom)
$226,728 ($226,728) ** 1st N even
25 Toy Story 4 (BV)
$202,271 ($433,033,071) $200m* 15th #20 downdown

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OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (ENTMP) $21,977,656
($34,905,214)
$12m 7th #7
(+$10m)
(+$22.9m)
Chhichhore (FIP) $1,924,497
$5m 4th #19
(-$3.1m)
The Goldfinch (WB) $5,129,636
($7,953,164)
$45m 3rd #8
(-$39.9m)
(-$37m)
Official Secrets (IFC) $1,687,546 ** 5th #18
**
Ready Or Not (FoxS) $28,504,429
($47,981,908)
$6m 6th #5
(+$22.5m)
(+$42m)
TCM: The Shawshank Redemption 25th Anniversary (Fathom) $3,553,176
** 2nd #24
**

(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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