Grabbing the Box Office crown was “Terminator: Dark Fate,” but when you open almost $10 million short of your projection, that’s got to feel less like a win. Debuting at $29 million, that $38 million projection feels a million miles away. That’s middle of the road as far as “Terminator” openings go, but does not invue confidence in an ongoing franchise. “Joker” came in at 2nd with $13.5 million, passing “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil,” which added $13 million. Focus Features debuted “Harriet” in theatets and it opened to $11.6 million, which is pretty impressive for such a small film. “Motherless Brooklyn” and “Arctic Dogs” rounded out the Top Ten at #9 and #10 with $3.5 million and $2.9 million respectively. Earning the POPCORN AWARD was Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” in its third weekend, earning an average of $15,061 in 15 theaters. The GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD went to “Jojo Rabbit,” which increased +123.4%.

Also increasing was “Parasite,” which jumped up a spot, “Pain and Glory,” which jumped up two spots, and “Ad Astra,” which came off a BOMB last weekend, moved up one spot as well. Speaking of BOMBs, “Western Stars” dropped ten spots, landing at #25. Six films fell five or more spots including “The Lighthouse,” “Gemini Man,” “The Current War,” “Downton Abbey,” “Abominable,” and “Judy.” Falling off completely were three films that opened last weekend, including the re-release of “Spirited Away,” which was released by Fathom Events, “Jesus Is King,” which was a short released by IMAX, and “One Piece: Stampede.” Also falling off was “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” which had only resurged onto the List because of a re-release with more footage, as well as “Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark,” which hits home video this week.

The Top Five will look a lot different next weekend, with the crown likely going to Stephen King’s “Doctor Sleep” as it eyes a $25 million debut. Fighting it out for second place will be “Terminator: Dark Fate” and the newcomer “Last Christmas,” starring “Game Of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke, which should open around $17 million. Roland Emmerich’s “Midway” should debut around $12 million and the John Cena led family comedy “Playing With Fire” should open around $8 million. “Honey Boy” and “Marriage Story” will also open limitedly but did not have projections available. Earning a BOMB this weekend, “Western Stars” should be falling off the List to make room for the newcomers. “Ad Astra” should also finally fall off along with any of the six films that fell five spots or more this past weekend.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Terminator: Dark Fate”
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Joker”
POPCORN AWARD*: “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Jojo Rabbit”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Terminator: Dark Fate (Par)
$29,033,832 ($29,033,832) $185m 1st N even
2 Joker (WB)
$13,500,116 ($299,187,108) $55m 5th #2 even
3 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (BV)
$13,090,680 ($85,240,391) $185m* 3rd #1 down
4 Harriet (Focus)
$11,676,720 ($11,676,720) $17m 1st N even
5 The Addams Family (2019) (UAR)
$8,296,007 ($85,092,007) $40m* 4th #3 down
6 Zombieland 2: Double Tap (Sony)
$7,424,626 ($59,381,788) $42m 3rd #4 down
7 Countdown (STX)
$5,768,282 ($17,684,318) $6.5m* 2nd #5 down
8 Black And Blue (SG)
$4,137,341 ($15,529,819) $12m* 2nd #6 down
9 Motherless Brooklyn (WB)
$3,500,454 ($3,500,454) $26m* 1st N even
10 Arctic Dogs (Ent)
$2,901,335 ($2,901,335) $50m* 1st N even
11 Parasite (2019) (Neon)
$2,539,484 ($7,440,035) $11m* 4th #12
12 Jojo Rabbit (FoxS)
$2,332,365 ($4,217,601) ** 3rd #14 percentage
13 The Lighthouse (A24)
$1,979,533 ($6,958,668) ** 3rd #8 downdown
14 Gemini Man (Par)
$1,846,383 ($46,880,452) $138m 4th #7 downdown
15 The Current War (101)
$1,203,702 ($4,948,935) $30m* 2nd #9 downdown
16 Downton Abbey (Focus)
$1,159,335 ($94,479,875) $20m* 7th #11 downdown
17 Abominable (Uni)
$1,067,390 ($58,478,245) $75m 6th #10 downdown
18 Judy (RAtt)
$574,988 ($22,920,917) ** 6th #13 downdown
19 Housefull 4 (FIP)
$430,732 ($1,728,912) $10.5m* 2nd #16 down
20 Hustlers (STX)
$380,016 ($104,300,244) $20m 8th #17 down
21 Pain and Glory (SPC)
$330,441 ($2,153,463) ** 5th #23
22 It: Chapter Two (WB)
$227,287 ($211,278,349) $35m* 9th #19 down
23 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (Saban)
$225,925 ($1,925,958) $10m* 3rd #27
24 Ad Astra (Fox)
$204,121 ($49,658,397) $85m* 7th #25
25 Western Stars (WB)
$167,365 ($1,417,710) ** 2nd #15 bomb

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OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Jesus Is King (IMAX) $973,000
($1,082,075)
** 2nd #18
**
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony) $140,811,356
($370,127,068)
$90m 15th #2
(+$50.8m)
(+$280.1m)
One Piece: Stampede (Fun) $770,755
($77,471,881)
** 2nd #25
**
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (LG) $68,947,075
($95,677,760)
$25m (13th) #2
(+$43.9m)
(+$70.7m)
Spirited Away (Fathom) $1,322,927
** 2nd #20
**

(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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