Marvel made their much-anticipated return to the zeitgeist this week as Captain Marvel hit theaters, seven months since their last release in July 2018. The wait paid off though as Captain Marvel brought in over $150 million domestically, about what was projected. It blew expectations out of the water overseas though, by the end of the weekend, it made over $450 million worldwide, good enough for the sixth biggest opening of all time.
Coming in a not-so-close second this week was How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The animated threequel brought in a meager $14.6 million in its third week. That enough to push its domestic haul just shy of $120 million to $119.6 million.
In third this week, Tyler Perry’s A Madea Funeral added another $12.4 million to its total. That’s good enough to put its total up over $46.2 million, nearly all of which has been made stateside. Madea films have been a consistent money maker for Tyler Perry as they are usually super cheap to make with a healthy return. So, there’s a good chance this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Madea.
Finally, rounding out the top five are The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and Alita: Battle Angel. The LEGO Movie 2 is showing signs of life by holding at fourth but with only $3.8 million that seems like false hope. Its total is now $97.1 million domestically. In fifth, Alita fought its way to $3.2 million, enough to bring its total just shy of $80 million.
Here’s a full look a the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:
1. Captain Marvel – $153.4 million, $153.4 million
2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $14.6 million, $119.6 million
3. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral – $12.4 million, $46.2 million
4. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $3.8 million, $97.1 million
5. Alita: Battle Angel – $3.2 million, $78.3 million
6. Green Book – $2.5 million, $80.1 million
7. Isn’t It Romantic – $2.2 million, $44 million
8. Greta – $2.1 million, $8.2 million
9. Fighting With My Family – $2.1 million, $18.6 million
10. Apollo 11 – $1.2 million, $3.7 million
Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of boxofficemojo.com.
Check out last weekend’s box office totals here.