“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” almost hit its $40 million projection over the weekend, earning $36.9 million and being crowned the Queen of the Box Office, over “Joker,” which added another $29.2 million to its box office total, on its way to becoming the highest earning R-Rated feature of all-time. “Zombieland: Double Tap” landed at third place with $26.8 million, also just missing its $30 million projection. “The Lighthouse” opened at #15 with just under $500,000 while “Jojo Rabbit” opened at #17 with just under $350,000. With an average of $69,911 in five theaters, that was enough to earn it the POPCORN AWARD for the weekend. Earning the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD was last weekend’s POPCORN AWARD winner, “Parasite,” which increased +223.1%, moving from #15 to #11. Also hitting the List in its debut was “The Captain” from Well Go USA, which landed at #18. “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” just narrowly missed making the List, landing at #27.

Most everything else on the List shifted down, with “The Lion King” and “Good Boys” each falling more than five spots. Instead of falling off the List after last weekend’s BOMB, “Angel Has Fallen” actually moved up a spot to #24. Moving back onto the List after falling off last weekend, “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” eeked back on to the #25 spot. “Pain and Glory” also moved up a few spots. Falling off the List, as predicted, were “Toy Story 4” after its release on home video, “Overcomer” after nine weeks, and “Hobbs & Shaw” after twelve weeks. Joining them were the Fathom Events re-release of “Alien,” the foreign title “My People, My Country,” and, once again, no information for “War” (2019) could be found, so it, too, was taken off the List.

Long live the queen, as next weekend should also belong to “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil,” as none of the new releases will quite be as big as the Disney live action sequel. Even with a 50% loss, it should still earn about $18-$19 million. Sony’s “Black and Blue” starring Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson is only looking to make $7.5 million, which will barely put it in the Top Five. STX’s horror thriller “Countdown” looks to capitalize on the Halloween crowds beginning to form, aiming for an opening of $10 million. Opening wide is the troubled production of “The Current War: Director’s Cut,” which did not have projections available but will likely end up on the List. Some smaller titles that you can expect to see on the List next weekend are “The Kill Team” starring Alexander Skarsgård and Nat Wolff, Nat’s brother Alex Wolff’s directoral debut “The Cat and the Moon,” and the Bruce Springsteen documentary “Western Stars.” Making room for those titles will likely be “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” which was lucky to have a resurgence, “Good Boys,” which has consistently fallen more than five spots for two weeks in a row, and, as predicted last week, “Angel Has Fallen.”

BOX OFFICE KING: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
POPCORN AWARD*: “Jojo Rabbit”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (BV)
$36,948,713 ($36,948,713) $185m* 1st N even
2 Joker (WB)
$29,251,840 ($247,275,844) $55m 3rd #1 down
3 Zombieland 2: Double Tap (Sony)
$26,803,104 ($26,803,104) $42m 1st N even
4 The Addams Family (2019) (UAR)
$16,320,980 ($57,080,007) $40m* 2nd #2 evendown
5 Gemini Man (Par)
$8,310,078 ($36,326,621) $138m 2nd #3 down
6 Abominable (Uni)
$3,510,360 ($53,925,430) $75m 4th #4 down
7 Downton Abbey (Focus)
$3,105,720 ($88,638,180) $20m* 5th #5 down
8 Judy (RAtt)
$2,093,144 ($19,055,282) ** 4th #7 down
9 Hustlers (STX)
$2,025,541 ($101,847,453) $20m 6th #6 down
10 It: Chapter Two (WB)
$1,453,742 ($209,608,260) $35m* 7th #8 down
11 Parasite (2019) (Neon)
$1,241,334 ($1,821,976) $11m* 2nd #15 percentage
12 Jexi (LGF)
$1,203,092 ($5,722,776) ** 2nd #9 down
13 Ad Astra (Fox)
$813,202 ($48,677,973) $85m* 5th #10 down
14 Rambo: Last Blood (LGF)
$554,397 ($44,076,563) $50m 5th #11 down
15 The Lighthouse (A24)
$427,797 ($427,797) ** 1st N even
16 Pain and Glory (SPC)
$424,716 ($1,091,557) ** 3rd #19
17 Jojo Rabbit (FoxS)
$349,555 ($349,555) ** 1st N
18 The Captain (2019) (WGUSA)
$324,769 ($324,769) ** 1st N even
19 The Lion King (BV)
$270,615 ($542,954,243) $260m 14th #13 downdown
20 The Peanut Butter Falcon (RAtt)
$211,351 ($19,864,511) $20,000 11th #18 down
21 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Grwh)
$195,240 ($3,507,992) ** 7th #21 even
22 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (LG)
$138,646 ($68,140,950) $25m 11th #20 down
23 Good Boys (Uni)
$101,915 ($82,970,810) $20m 10th #16 downdown
24 Angel Has Fallen (LGF)
$98,867 ($68,887,283) $40m 9th #25
25 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Par)
$95,819 ($60,452,837) $49m 11th #29



Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
TCM: Alien 40th Anniversary (Fathom) $386,976 ** 2nd #14
Hobbs & Shaw (Uni) $173,697,270
$200m 12th #1 (x2)
My People, My Country (CMC) $2,315,891 $12m* 3rd #11
Overcomer (Aff) $34,483,438 $5m 9th #3
Toy Story 4 (BV) $433,716,016
$200m* 18th #1 (x2)
War (2019) (Yash) $3,992,000
$28m* 3rd #9


*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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