Weekend Box Office Results for February 24-26, 2023
Please find the Top 10 Box Office Results below.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania opened up to $105 million last weekend and that was a very solid opening, earning inside the industry expectations which was mostly on the high-end. However, the real concern was the longevity of its box office performance which has been a strong point for the MCU, as of late.
If the daily box office results warned us to be a little concerned for Quantumania then this weekend shows us that we should be massively concerned. It has a drop of 69.9% as it fell to $31.9 million which is one of the worst second-week declines in a while. This is the sharpest drop for an MCU title and easily the worst for the Ant-Man franchise. For comparison, Ant-Man and the Wasp fell 62% in its sophomore weekend and Ant-Man fell 56% in its sophomore weekend.
It is all speculation at this point but you can guarantee Marvel and Disney are a little concerned with the MCU at the box office and this will certainly add significant weight to that concern.
Cocaine Bear is the grand surprise for the weekend – both in its critical reception and its box office performance. Opening at $23.2 million on 3,534 screens this weekend; it surpasses all industry expectations. With a budget of $30-35 million, Universal will certainly earn a nice bit of profit from the film.
It’s nice to see the box office market taking an interest in non-blockbuster films as it definitely helps to diversify the film release slate from movie studios.
Jesus Revolution debuted to $15.8 million (!!!) on 2,475 screens in North America. A staggering opening weekend for a film that was tracking to open in the single digits. Comscore/Screen Engine’s PostTrak shows that a large portion of the were walk-ups and not buying their tickets ahead of release which indicates the missed tracking. Word of mouth should lead this film to a very healthy box office performance that Lionsgate should be happy with.
Domestic Weekend Box Office Results, February 24-26, 2023
1.) Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – 4,345 theaters – $31.9M (-69.9%), Total $167.3M
2.) Cocaine Bear – 3,534 theaters- $23.09M
3.) Jesus Revolution – 2,475 theaters – $15.5M
4.) Avatar: The Way of Water – 2,495 theaters – $4.7M (-28%) – Total $665.3M
5.) Puss in Boots: Last Wish – 2,840 theaters – $4.1M (-23%) – Total $173.4M
6.) Magic Mike’s Last Dance 2,918 theaters – $3M (-45%), Total $23.2M
7.) Knock at the Cabin – 2,115 theaters – $1.87M (-53%), Total $33.9M
8.) 80 for Brady – 2,397 theaters – $1.83M (-51%), Total $36.4M
9.) Missing – 1,006 theaters – $1M (-41%), Total $31.4M
10.) A Man Called Otto – 1,118 theaters – $850K (-47%), Total $62.2M
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