Part of that is fatigue and part of that is the fact we now get a new Star Wars film every year, but $220 million seems like an uncomfortable decline.
"Insidious: The Last Key", from Universal Pictures, also beat Star Wars this weekend, the horror-thriller debut to number-two on the domestic charts with a $29.2M weekend across 3,116 locations.
Sony's family-oriented movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared into first place this weekend in North American theatres as horror film Insidious edged into second past a slipping Star Wars installment, final data show. On a $90 million budget, this is clearly a revived franchise that Sony will be sure to capitalize on.
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Premiering in theaters on Friday, the fourth Insidious movie is slaying it at the box office. The film is off to a good start overseas with $20.1 million in thirty-three markets for a $49.4 million worldwide total. The film, which carries on the saga of intergalactic intrigue, features original Star Wars cast members Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher, as well as new-school stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and Kelly Marie Tran. Internationally, the movie has brought in an additional $275 million. "Showman" grossed $24 million in 74 markets, led by a $3.7 million Russian launch and a $3.3 million second weekend in the United Kingdom, for an overseas total of $74.5 million. That's down just 11% from the holiday weekend, which is quite astounding as it has now grossed $75.9 million domestically after a soft $8.8 million opening.
Three-week-old 'Pitch Perfect 3' rounded out the Top 5 with $10.2 million.
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But sorry LaVar, no one's drawing up their contracts to join Lonzo Ball on the Los Angeles Lakers quite yet. I don't know who cares, but people must care or ESPN wouldn't be spending whatever they're spending.
Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut Molly's Game, starring Jessica Chastain, was expanded by STXfilms into 1,608 theaters where it grossed an est.
Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour came in at #8 for the third straight weekend, up 16% to $6.4 million. A rising interest in horror films will mean more horror films. Overseas, it has made $74.4 million, giving it a 19-day worldwide total of $150.3 million.
The most impressive holdover this weekend was also last week's most impressive holdover.
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Backup quarterback Derek Anderson took over under center while Newton was examined in the medical tent on the Panthers' sideline. Shortly after, Brees threw a 46-yard completion to Michael Thomas for a first-and-goal at the 5. "That was huge", Brees said.