Who could have guessed a year ago that “Joker” would go on to have the Biggest October Opening of All-Time? Last year, Sony’s “Venom” took that prize with $80.2 million. This past weekend, “Joker” obliterated that number, opening to the tune of $96.2 million. Now, that wasn’t enough to make it the Biggest R-Rated Opening, sitting at fourth place, behind fellow clown flick “It,” which made $123.4 million back in 2017. In a distant second place, last week’s king “Abominable” took in $11.9 million. “Downton Abbey” earned another $7.9 million at #3, “Hustlers” earned another $6.3 million at #4, and “It: Chapter Two” rounded out the Top Five with another $5.3 million. Grabbing the POPCORN AWARD was “Pain and Glory,” starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz, in its debut, earning an average of $38,159 in four theaters. “Judy,” in its second weekend, grabbed the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD with an increase of +57.7%, jumping up a spot to #6. Four other debuts landed on the List this weekend, including “War,” which earned $1.6 million, “My People, My Country,” “Roger Waters Us + Them,” and “The Climbers.”

“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” and “Toy Story 4” were the only other two films to jump up this weekend. The rest had a steady decline, with only one film falling more than five spots, as “Brittany Runs A Marathon” fell from #17 to #23. Falling off the List, as expected, were all three of the Fathom Events films that debuted last weekend, including the one-night only fight of Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter, the 25th Anniversary showing of some “Friends” episodes, and Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 showing of “The Secret World of Arrietty.” Also falling off was “The Angry Birds Movie 2” in its eighth weekend and “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which just hit home video this past Tuesday. Also falling off, with no numbers available, was “Nothing To Lose 2” which opened last weekend.

“Joker” should easily hold on to the Crown next weekend. Even if it falls around 50%, it will still land at $48.1 million, which should be enough to fend off the newcomers. Ang Lee collaboration with Will Smith in “Gemini Man” is looking to debut at around $28 million, which would put it in second place. Fighting it out for that position is the animated remake of “The Addams Family,” which is also looking to debut around that same area, with conservative projections at $25 million, which would put it in third place. The Adam Devine film “Jexi” should land somewhere on the Top Ten, looking to debut at $6.5 million, which as it stands right now, would likely even put it in the Top Five. “Parasite” also opens this weekend and with plenty of buzz, will also likely land somewhere on the List. “Little Monsters” and “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” are also films to keep an eye on over the weekend. Making room for some of these will likely be some of the debuts on the List this weekend, like “The Climbers” and perhaps even “Roger Waters Us + Them,” proving to be only One Weekend Wonders. Also, “Brittany Runs A Marathon” fell more than five spots this weekend and is approaching the end of the List. And hitting home video this week, “Toy Story 4” could also be seeing its end on the List.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Joker”
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Abominable”
POPCORN AWARD*: “Pain and Glory”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Judy”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Joker (WB)
$96,202,337 ($96,202,337) $55m* 1st N even
2 Abominable (Uni)
$11,921,855 ($37,754,970) $75m 2nd #1 down
3 Downton Abbey (Focus)
$7,989,920 ($73,616,855) $20m* 3rd #2 down
4 Hustlers (STX)
$6,393,824 ($91,415,704) $20m 4th #3 down
5 It: Chapter Two (WB)
$5,317,529 ($202,167,686) $35m* 5th #4 down
6 Judy (RAtt)
$4,598,798 ($9,057,241) ** 2nd #7 percentage
7 Ad Astra (Fox)
$4,191,582 ($43,297,350) $85m* 3rd #5 down
8 Rambo: Last Blood (LGF)
$3,599,858 ($39,873,753) $50m 3rd #6 down
9 War (2019) (Yash)
$1,607,627 ($2,114,917) $28m* 1st N even
10 Good Boys (Uni)
$890,095 ($82,032,715) $20m 8th #8 down
11 My People, My Country (CMC)
$875,600 ($1,553,116) $12m* 1st N even
12 The Lion King (BV)
$685,089 ($541,281,146) $260m 12th #9 down
13 Angel Has Fallen (LGF)
$554,703 ($68,300,418) $40m 7th #10 down
14 Hobbs & Shaw (Uni)
$550,030 ($173,109,370) $200m 10th #11 down
15 The Peanut Butter Falcon (RAtt)
$477,582 ($18,975,511) $20,000 9th #14 down
16 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (LG)
$471,848 ($67,512,574) $25m 9th #15 down
17 Overcomer (Aff)
$420,873 ($33,921,864) $5m 7th #13 down
18 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Par)
$345,250 ($60,003,106) $49m 9th #16 down
19 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Grwh)
$289,932 ($2,797,399) ** 5th #20
20 Roger Waters Us + Them (Tra)
$251,842 ($594,982) ** 1st N even
21 Toy Story 4 (BV)
$231,433 ($433,314,437) $200m* 16th #25
22 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)
$216,657 ($139,501,916) $90m 11th #19 down
23 Brittany Runs a Marathon (Ama)
$194,796 ($6,860,917) ** 7th #17 downdown
24 The Climbers (WGUSA)
$156,096 ($324,874) ** 1st N even
25 Pain and Glory (SPC)
$152,636 ($215,491) ** 1st N

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


OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Sony) $41,310,366
($131,310,366)
$65m 8th #4
(-$23.7m)
(+$66.3m)
Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter (Fathom) $232,973 ** 2nd #23
**
Friends 25th: The One With The Anniversary (Fathom) $2,884,827 ** 2nd #12
**
Nothing to Lose 2 (Swen) $845,352 $20m* 2nd #18
(-$19.2m)
The Secret World of Arrietty – Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 (Fathom) $226,728 ** 2nd #24
**
Spider-Man: Far From Home (BV) $390,361,240
($1,131,234,302)
$160m 14th #1 (x2)
(+$230.4m)
(+$971.2m)

(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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