'Frozen 2' leads box office again; 'Playmobil' flops


“Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign on top with an estimated $34


JAKE COYLE AP Movie Author

December 8, 2019, 5: 38 PM

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“Frozen 2” blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend, continuing its reign at No. 1 with $34.7 million in mark sales, in step with studio estimates Sunday.

The Walt Disney Co. engaging sequel has already grossed $919.7 million worldwide. This is in a position to possibly quickly turn out to be the sixth Disney launch this yr to imperfect $1 billion, a file determined to develop to seven once “Star Wars: The Upward push of Skywalker” hits theaters later this month. Early subsequent week, Disney will imperfect $10 billion at the arena box scheme of labor this yr.

But the weekend overall at the box scheme of labor became yet one other disappointing one for the movie alternate. A handful of below-performing releases and a somewhat thin broad-launch time table maintain most effective grown the roughly 7% slip in home mark sales from last yr.

This weekend produced an outright flop in “Playmobil: The Movie,” the week’s most effective fresh broad launch. The STX Movies launch became by no procedure expected to attain smartly, however it bombed so thoroughly that this might possibly possibly imperfect amongst the worst-performing broad-releases ever. It grossed $670,000 in 2,337 venues, giving it a per-theater practical of correct $286.

A handful of corporations mixed to create the $75 million French movie, including Wild Bunch and Pathe.

The pinnacle five movies were nearly unchanged from last weekend.

Rian Johnson’s acclaimed, smartly-known particular person-studded whodunit “Knives Out” remained in 2nd scheme with $14.2 million, declining a modest 47% in its 2nd week of launch. With $63.5 million cumulatively and $124.1 million worldwide, the Lionsgate launch has been undoubtedly one of many season’s colorful spots.

So has James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari,” which stayed in third scheme with $6.5 million over its fourth weekend. The racing drama, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, has sped to a world buy of $168 million for Disney, which obtained the movie’s fashioned studio, 20th Century Fox, earlier this yr.

Melina Matsoukas’ outlaw romance “Queen & Slim” moved up to fourth in its 2nd week with $6.5 million, swapping locations with Marielle Heller’s Mister Rogers drama “A Fascinating Day within the Neighborhood” ($5.2 million in its third weekend).

Todd Haynes’ correct-chronicle correct drama “Shadowy Waters,” starring Sign Ruffalo as a defense attorney who takes on the DuPont chemical company, expanded nationwide to 2,011 theaters. The Point of curiosity Capabilities launch made $4.1 million.

Celine Sciamma’s acclaimed period romance “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” opened at two locations with a extremely great $33,552 per-theater practical. Neon will launch the French movie wider in February.

Among the weekend’s most new movie watching might possibly possibly honest were on Netflix, even though the streaming carrier would not pronounce viewership tallies or box-scheme of labor receipts.

After a three-week theatrical bolt, Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Memoir,” undoubtedly one of many yr’s most severely acclaimed movies, began streaming Friday. On Friday, Nielsen acknowledged Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” last weekend drew a median audience of 13.6 million viewers from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. Netflix has acknowledged Nielsen numbers, which most effective estimate U.S. viewership, replicate an incomplete describe.

Estimated mark sales for Friday via Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, in step with Comscore. The save accessible, essentially the most modern global numbers for Friday via Sunday are also integrated.

1. “Frozen 2,” $34.7 million ($90.2 million global).

2. “Knives Out,” $14.2 million.

3. “Ford v Ferrari,” $6.5 million ($8.3 million global).

4. “Queen & Slim,” $6.5 million.

5. “A Fascinating Day within the Neighborhood,” $5.2 million.

6. “Shadowy Waters,” $4.1 million.

7. “21 Bridges,” $2.9 million.

8. “Taking part in With Fire,” $2 million.

9. “Midway,” $1.9 million.

10. “Joker,” $1 million.


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