On The Case: The Sleuth Weekend Box Office Report 1/27/19

M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass remained in first place, taking $18.8 million and a 53.2% drop from the prior weekend, a strong hold from the prior weekend, considering the limited competition that entered theaters, neither of which fared as well.

Neil Burger’s remake, The Upside continued its winning streak with a second place win for $11.9 million in box office receipts, a 20.4% fall from in its third frame. The STX film is holding well with a $62 million total gross on a $37.5 million budget.

Aquaman is nearing the end of its run with a third place hold from last weekend, taking a respectable $7.2 million in receipts as it starts shedding screens.

The first of two major releases this past weekend was Fox’s The Kid Who Would be King, a retelling of The Sword and the Stone. The film, which was well reviewed missed its target audience earning $7.1 million on 3,521 screens for a paltry $2037 per screen average.

In its seventh frame, Sony’s Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse maintained its fifth position from last weekend, taking in $6.1 million, a 19.3% falloff from the prior weekend.

Universal’s Green Book, which ended up in 14th place last weekend surged to 6th place on the heels of its accolades from the PGA, taking in $5.4 million with a 153.6% increase in gross while it added an additional 1518 screens.

A Dog’s Way Home dropped one place from last weekend in to seventh, taking $5.1 million while the former seventh placeholder, Escape Room fell two spots to ninth place with $4.1 million in its fourth frame.

Serenity from Aviron was the other major opener on 2,561 screens. The frustrating and unintentionally funny noir opened with a poor $4.4 million in box office receipts.

Rounding out the top 10 is Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns falling two slots with $3.3 million in its sixth frame as it also starts shedding screens.

The only major release for the weekend of February 1 is Sony Pictures’ Miss Bala a remake of the 2011 movie with the same name. This release features Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Mackie, Matt Lauria, Aislinn Derbez, Ismael Cruz, Cristina Roodlo and Ricardo Abarca; the film is directed by Catherine Hardwicke but we don’t expect it to dethrone either Glass or The Upside.

Here’s the trailer.