Many fans were skeptical Us would live up to the hype after Jordan Peele knocked it out of the park with Get Out. Most of those voices were snuffed out over the weekend though as the newest horror classic hit theaters. Even the highest estimates only set the film making just over $50 million in its debut. It earned over $70 million. Peele is, without a doubt, the hottest up-and-coming director in Hollywood today.
In second, Carol Danvers continued flying towards the $1 billion mark globally. Domestically though, this weekend it made $35 million, pushing its total stateside to $321.4 million. After three weeks in theaters, the worldwide total for Captain Marvel is up to $910 million. If it continues at this pace, it’s certain this film will break $1 billion by the time Endgame releases.
Wonder Park fell to third this week with $9 million, pushing it’s domestic haul up just shy of $30 million. Paramount no doubt hoped their latest animated offering would do better at the box office. But with the competition it’s faced so far, it’s impressive that the film has made as much as it has so far.
Finally, rounding out the top five this week are Five Feet Apart and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Five Feet Apart landed in fourth with $8.7 million, bumping its total stateside up over $25 million. Then, in fifth, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World capped off an impressive run with another $6.5 million. Putting it at $145.7 million earned at the US box office.
Here’s a full look a the top ten movies at the box office from this weekend:
1. Us – $70.2 million, $70.2 million
2. Captain Marvel – $35 million, $321.4 million
3. Wonder Park – $9 million, $29.4 million
4. Five Feet Apart – $8.7 million, $26.4 million
5. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – $6.5 million, $145.7 million
6. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral – $4.5 million, $65.8 million
7. Gloria Bell – $1.8 million, $2.4 million
8. No Manches Frida 2 – $1.7 million, $6.6 million
9. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – $1.1 million, $101.3 million
10. Alita: Battle Angel – $1 million, $83.7 million
Domestic totals in bold.
Box office numbers courtesy of boxofficemojo.com.
Check out last weekend’s box office totals here.