With early morning estimates placing “Joker” ahead of “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” the tide turned slightly, with the actuals showing “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” as the Queen of the Box Office for the second straight weekend. Earning another $19.3 million, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” edged out “Joker,” which has officially become the highest grossing R-rated feature film of all-time, by only $100,000, as it earned $19.2 million. “Countdown” opened slightly below its projections, earning $8.8 million on a $10 million and was still able to clinch a spot in the Top Five. Just missing the Top Five was fellow new release “Black and Blue,” which opened slightly higher than its $7.5 million projection with a debut of $8.3 million. Other debuts included “The Current War,” which earned $2.6 million, “Western Stars,” which earned $1 million, and “Housefull 4,” “Jesus Is King,” the Fathom Events re-release of “Spirited Away,” and “One Piece: Stampede,” all of which debuted under $1 million.

Earning the POPCORN AWARD for the second straight week was “Jojo Rabbit,” which moved up three spots and earned an average of $18,983 in 55 theaters. Earning the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD was Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” which got re-released this weekend with extra footage and increased by +746.5% and earned itself a ROCKET by jumping up twelve spots. Also moving up the List was “The Addams Family” (2019) which edged out “Zombieland: Double Tap” to take third place. “The Lighthouse” jumped up eight spots to land at #8. “Judy,” “Hustlers,” “It: Chapter Two,” and “Pain and Glory” all fell five or spots while “Ad Astra” earned itself a BOMB by falling twelve spots to #25. Falling off the List completely, as expected, were “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” “Good Boys,” and “Angel Has Fallen.” Joining them was “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” “Jexi,” “The Lion King” (2019), which just hit home video last week, “The Captain,” “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” and “Rambo: Last Blood.”

Next weekend, “Terminator: Dark Fate” will upend “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” looking for an opening of $38 million, easily putting it at #1. The animated feature “Arctic Dogs” will try and earn $6 million while “Motherless Brooklyn” will try and make $4 million. Focus Features’ “Harriet” should also make a mark, but no projections were available for that one. Making room for these films will be “Ad Astra,” coming off the BOMB and the #25 position. The Fathom Events “Spirited Away” is likely only screening the one weekend, so that, too, should fall off. “Pain and Glory” should continue its dive while “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” and “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” should battle it out for that last position.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
POPCORN AWARD*: “Jojo Rabbit”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (BV)
$19,369,877 ($66,245,035) $185m* 2nd #1 even
2 Joker (WB)
$19,248,035 ($277,931,557) $55m 4th #2 even
3 The Addams Family (2019) (UAR)
$12,006,007 ($73,101,705) $40m* 3rd #4
4 Zombieland 2: Double Tap (Sony)
$11,817,487 ($47,217,760) $42m 2nd #3 down
5 Countdown (STX)
$8,865,082 ($8,865,082) $6.5m* 1st N even
6 Black And Blue (SG)
$8,376,846 ($8,376,846) $12m* 1st N even
7 Gemini Man (Par)
$4,065,502 ($43,407,915) $138m 3rd #5 down
8 The Lighthouse (A24)
$3,029,959 ($3,610,446) ** 2nd #15
9 The Current War (101)
$2,633,717 ($2,633,717) $30m* 1st N even
10 Abominable (Uni)
$2,085,225 ($56,904,720) $75m 5th #6 down
11 Downton Abbey (Focus)
$1,949,545 ($92,256,175) $20m* 6th #7 down
12 Parasite (2019) (Neon)
$1,826,424 ($4,113,934) $11m* 3rd #11 down
13 Judy (RAtt)
$1,218,301 ($21,551,677) ** 5th #8 downdown
14 Jojo Rabbit (FoxS)
$1,044,070 ($1,503,494) ** 2nd #17
15 Western Stars (WB)
$1,001,282 ($1,001,282) ** 1st N even
16 Housefull 4 (FIP)
$904,808 ($904,808) $10.5m* 1st N even
17 Hustlers (STX)
$856,962 ($103,561,824) $20m 7th #9 downdown
18 Jesus Is King (IMAX)
$830,000 ($830,000) ** 1st N even
19 It: Chapter Two (WB)
$683,952 ($210,758,107) $35m* 8th #10 downdown
20 Spirited Away (Fathom)
$561,821 ($561,821) ** 1st N even
21 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)
$555,845 ($140,428,363) $90m 14th #33 percentagerocket_graphic
22 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (LG)
$534,136 ($68,711,623) $25m 12th #22 even
23 Pain and Glory (SPC)
$398,417 ($1,653,720) ** 4th #16 downdown
24 One Piece: Stampede (Fun)
$357,740 ($770,755) ** 1st N even
25 Ad Astra (Fox)
$276,326 ($49,313,893) $85m* 6th #13 bomb



Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Angel Has Fallen (LGF) $69,002,336
$40m 10th #1 (x2)
The Captain (2019) (WGUSA) $580,196
$13.8m* 2nd #18
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Par) $60,477,943
$49m 12th #4
Good Boys (Uni) $83,062,270
$20m 11th #1
Jexi (LGF) $6,449,670
$5m* 3rd #9
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (Grwh) $3,777,574
** 8th #16
The Lion King (BV) $543,187,716
$260m 16th #1 (x2)
The Peanut Butter Falcon (RAtt) $20,079,925
$20,000 12th #9
Rambo: Last Blood (LGF) $44,536,318
$50m 6th #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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