Nothing was competition for Disney’s “Frozen II” this weekend, as it added $85.9 million for the normal three-day weekend and $100.9 million for the extended weekend. At an average of $19,364 per 4,440 theaters, it was also able to hang on to the POPCORN AWARD for the second weekend in a row. Even though it couldn’t compete, “Knives Out” opened to a staggering $26.7 million, based off an $18.5 million projection going into the weekend. “Queen & Slim” even blew past expectations, opening to $11.8 million on a $7.5 million projection. Earning the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD was “Dark Waters” starring Mark Ruffalo in its second weekend, increasing +505.2% and jumping from #29 last weekend to #19 this weekend, earning the only ROCKET on the List. “Abominable,” which fell off the List last weekend, was able to take a one spot increase to land back at #25.

A few films were able to hold their ground, with “Last Christmas” hanging on at #9, “Joker” hanging on at #10, and “Harriet” hanging on at #11, plus “Honey Boy” hanging on at #21. Everything else on the List decreased, with “The Good Liar,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Zombieland: Double Tap,” and “Black and Blue” all falling five spots or more. As predicted the surprises from last weekend, “Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest” and “Pagalpanti,” both fell off the List. “Waves” also fell off as did “The Lighthouse,” which was the only film that had an available production budget and showed that A24 made upwards of $6 million.

Can anything beat “Frozen II” next weekend? The answer is likely no. It will take “Jumanji: The Next Level,” which comes out the following weekend, to finally dethrone the queen. So expect “Frozen II” with at least another $43 million at #1 next weekend. “PLAYMOBIL: The Movie” will fizzle in with a projected debut of $7.5 million. “The Aeronauts” and “Portrait of a Lady On Fire” will also get releases and could show up on the List. Also, “Dark Waters” will continue its roll out so expect it to continue its ascent up the List. Making room for any titles that land will likely be “Abominable,” which was lucky to get an resurgence. With a home video release around the corner, it will likely be the first to fall off. “Black and Blue” and “Countdown” were predicted to fall off last weekend and with a drop of five spots, “Black and Blue” is looking even more likely to finally fall of.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Frozen II”
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Knives Out”
POPCORN AWARD*: “Frozen II”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Dark Waters”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Frozen II (BV)
$85,977,773 ($288,845,131) ** 2nd #1
2 Knives Out (LG)
$26,769,548 ($41,414,093) $40m 1st N even
3 Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
$13,168,306 ($81,031,328) $97.6m 3rd #2 down
4 Queen & Slim (Uni)
$11,890,490 ($16,000,790) $20m* 1st N even
5 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Sony)
$11,776,422 ($34,291,766) $25m 2nd #3 down
6 21 Bridges (STX)
$5,587,111 ($19,220,781) $33m 2nd #4 down
7 Playing With Fire (Par)
$4,221,014 ($39,236,057) $29.9m 4th #6 down
8 Midway (LG)
$3,919,935 ($50,214,308) $100m 4th #5 down
9 Last Christmas (Uni)
$2,008,275 ($31,686,250) $25m 4th #9 even
10 Joker (WB)
$1,950,478 ($330,523,625) $55m 9th #10 even
11 Harriet (Focus)
$1,846,885 ($39,457,320) $17m 5th #11 even
12 The Good Liar (WB)
$1,559,223 ($14,879,284) $10m 3rd #7 downdown
13 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (BV)
$1,328,959 ($111,549,934) $185m* 7th #12 down
14 Charlie’s Angels (2019) (Sony)
$1,257,568 ($16,838,503) $48m 3rd #8 downdown
15 Jojo Rabbit (FoxS)
$1,209,480 ($18,357,373) $14m* 7th #14 down
16 Parasite (2019) (Neon)
$1,010,170 ($18,274,215) $11m* 8th #15 down
17 Doctor Sleep (WB)
$900,991 ($30,561,106) $45m* 4th #13 down
18 Terminator: Dark Fate (Par)
$871,806 ($61,181,385) $185m 5th #16 down
19 Dark Waters (Par)
$621,020 ($964,809) ** 2nd #29 percentagerocket_graphic
20 The Addams Family (2019) (UAR)
$469,521 ($96,385,131) $40m* 8th #18 down
21 Honey Boy (Amzn)
$368,056 ($1,493,804) $3.5m* 4th #21 even
22 Zombieland 2: Double Tap (Sony)
$355,447 ($72,217,414) $42m 7th #17 downdown
23 Countdown (STX)
$227,930 ($25,291,802) $6.5m* 6th #20 down
24 Black And Blue (SG)
$206,541 ($21,748,712) $12m* 6th #19 downdown
25 Abominable (Uni) $148,280 ($60,180,250) $75m 10th #26 up

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


OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Depeche Mode: Spirits in the Forest (Tra) $704,744
($2,531,645)
** 2nd #22
**
The Lighthouse (A24) $10,390,563
($10,890,563)
$4m* 7th #8
(+$6.4m)
(+$6.9m)
Pagalpanti (Ero) $227,714
($482,051)
** 2nd #23
**
Waves (A24) $564,115
** 3rd #25
**

(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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