The domestic box office continues to be brutal to studio projects.
Sony Pictures’ Men In Black relaunch Men In Black: International did slightly better than estimates ($25 million) as it won the weekend with $30 million, but still remains the lowest opening for a Men In Black movie going back to 1997.
Shaft and Late Night were also new releases over the weekend and they both opened with tepid numbers as well with $8.9 million and $5.2 million respectively.
Dark Phoenix had a horrible drop of 71.5% and took the #5 spot, after opening at #1 last weekend. The final X-Men film will have a tough time breaking even as it’s current global total is $205 million with a domestic run of $53.1 million, to say 20th Century Fox would be disappointed by the box office returns would be an understatement.
Deadline has previously suggested Dark Phoenix could be looking at a loss of between $100-120 million, but it could end up even worse than that.
Aladdin has kept chugging along making an impressive global total of $729.4 million as it heads towards crossing $800 million.
Here are the actual box office numbers of the top ten movies via BoxOfficePro.
Men In Black: International – $30 million (NEW)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 – $24.4 million
Aladdin – $17.3 million
Rocketman – $9.4 million
Dark Phoenix – $9.3 million
Shaft – $8.9 million (NEW)
Godzilla: King of The Monsters – $8.7 million
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – $6.4 million
Late Night $5.2 million (NEW)
Avengers: Endgame – $3.7 million
The next big movies will be Disney’s Toy Story 4 this weekend and Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home next week, they’re both expected to bring big opening numbers.
SOURCE: BOX OFFICE PRO