If you’re Fox (aka Disney) and the team behind “Ford v Ferrari,” you’re feeling pretty good today. If you’re Sony or Elizabeth Banks, you’re not. “Ford v Ferrari” definitely overtook the ladies at the Box Office weekend almost exactly where its projections landed with $31.4 million on a $32 million projection. “Charlie’s Angels,” however, only opened to $8.3 million on an $18 million projection. Banks might blame men for not wanting to see a movie with women in it, but I blame just a generally bad, unneeded movie. “Midway,” in its second weekend even beat it with $8.5 million. “The Good Liar” landed a bit short of its projection as well, with $5.6 million on a $7.5 million projection. Retaining the POPCORN AWARD was “Honey Boy” in its second weekend, earning an average of $11,957 in 17 theaters. “Abominable” took the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD by dropping the least, -24.9%, as everything on the List dropped this weekend.

Dropping more than everything else, “Terminator: Dark Fate,” “The Addams Family” (for the second weekend in a row), and “Arctic Dogs” all fell more than five spots. “Gemini Man” finally fell off the List along with “The Current War” and “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.”

The question next weekend is not WHAT will win but by HOW MUCH? Walt Disney’s “Frozen II” is set to dominate the Box Office this holiday season, with a projected opening weekend ranging from $120-$160 million, with estimates hitting the low end at $130 million. That would make it the fourth biggest opening of the year behind “Avengers: Endgame,” “The Lion King,” and “Captain Marvel.” If you’re not noticing a trend, all three of those films, and now “Frozen II” are ALL FROM WALT DISNEY! Add to that “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” projections looking at $200 miillion or more, and you’ve got complete domination of the Box Office by Walt Disney studios. Not only did their purchase of Fox finalize this year, their Disney+ app just boasted 10 million users in its first day, its theme parks are drawing crowds for its Star Wars: The Galaxy’s Edge additions, and it accounts for six of the top ten movie debuts this year at the Box Office. What. A. Year.

Also opening this weekend is “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks portraying the iconic Mister Rogers. The film should land around $18 million and should hold some Oscar conversations. “21 Bridges” starring Black Panther himself Chadwick Boseman finally opens, with an estimated projection of $9 million. Making room for these should be “Arctic Dogs,” which almost earned a BOMB this weekend, dropping nine spots, and facing the weight of the huge opening coming for “Frozen II,” there is only room for one snow related animated movie on the List. And if that’s true, “Abominable” will have to go as well, despite holding on to the #20 spot this weekend. Also, “Better Days” or “Pain & Glory” could reach the end of their runs on the List as well.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Ford v Ferrari”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
$31,474,958 ($31,474,958) $97.6m 1st N even
2 Midway (LG)
$8,505,531 ($34,896,304) $100m 2nd #1 down
3 Charlie’s Angels (2019) (Sony)
$8,351,109 ($8,351,109) $48m 1st N even
4 Playing With Fire (Par)
$8,332,607 ($25,280,431) $29.9m 2nd #3 down
5 Last Christmas (Uni)
$6,493,930 ($22,369,695) $25m 2nd #4 down
6 Doctor Sleep (WB)
$6,006,949 ($24,865,108) $45m* 2nd #2 down
7 The Good Liar (WB)
$5,605,051 ($5,605,051) $10m 1st N even
8 Joker (WB)
$5,338,389 ($322,302,982) $55m 7th #6 down
9 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (BV)
$4,900,000 ($105,693,384) $185m* 5th #7 down
10 Harriet (Focus)
$4,590,540 ($31,693,530) $17m 3rd #8 down
11 Terminator: Dark Fate (Par)
$4,326,526 ($56,836,603) $185m 3rd #5 downdown
12 Jojo Rabbit (FoxS)
$2,760,252 ($13,539,750) ** 5th #11 down
13 Zombieland 2: Double Tap (Sony)
$1,932,300 ($70,315,547) $42m 5th #9 down
14 Parasite (2019) (Neon)
$1,861,256 ($14,419,619) $11m* 6th #13 down
15 The Addams Family (2019) (UAR)
$1,745,661 ($94,695,902) $40m* 6th #10 downdown
16 Countdown (STX)
$1,181,106 ($24,331,355) $6.5m* 4th #12 down
17 Black And Blue (SG)
$920,026 ($20,753,830) $12m* 4th #15 down
18 Motherless Brooklyn (WB)
$501,116 ($8,815,712) $26m* 3rd #14 down
19 The Lighthouse (A24)
$385,585 ($9,784,498) ** 5th #18 down
20 Abominable (Uni)
$337,960 ($59,737,050) $75m 8th #20 percentage
21 Better Days (Well Go)
$328,150 ($1,637,152) ** 2nd #17 down
22 Downton Abbey (Focus)
$301,015 ($96,283,575) $20m* 9th #19 down
23 Pain & Glory (SPC)
$212,171 ($3,083,252) ** 7th #22 down
24 Honey Boy (Amzn)
$203,272 ($577,369) $3.5m* 2nd #23
25 Arctic Dogs (Ent)
$200,198 ($5,502,800) $50m* 3rd #16 downdown



Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
The Current War (101) $5,879,087
$30m* 4th #9
Gemini Man (Par) $48,311,368
$138m 6th #3 (x2)
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (Saban) $2,591,058
$10m* 5th #24


*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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