$63,054,000Total: $723,499,739LW: 1 THTRS: 4,6622.Detective Pikachu$58,000,000Total: $5,800,000LW: N THTRS: 4,2023.The Hustle$13,536,298Total: $13,536,298LW: N THTRS: 3,0074.The Intruder$6,600,000Total: $20,975,126LW: 2 THTRS: 2,2225.Long Shot$6,125,000Total: $19,736,935LW: 3 THTRS: 3,2306.Poms$5,110,000Total: $5,110,000LW: N THTRS: 2,7507.UglyDolls$3,920,000Total: $14,272,796LW: 4 THTRS: 3,6528.Breakthrough$2,466,000Total: $37,106,806LW: 6 THTRS: 1,9029.Tolkien$2,153,000Total: $2,153,000LW: N THTRS: 1,49510.Captain Marvel$1,813,000Total: $423,777,079LW: 5 THTRS: 1,504
This third weekend for is probably a combination of word of mouth and repeat business. Most people who desperately want to see a movie that’s heavy on spoilers will find a way to get there the first two weekends. So, the people left can probably be divided into two groups: those who were on the fence about seeing it and got talked into it by the overwhelming positivity and those who enjoyed it so much they felt the need to go back. Anecdotally, we’ve heard that a lot in our comment section here at CinemaBlend. People keep making comments like, “I noticed X on my second time through” or “I can’t wait to see whether my viewpoint on X changes when I see it a second/ third time.” So, you can deliver all of that credit to the people involved with the production itself. Disney might have an incredible hype machine to deliver on opening weekend, but that machine isn’t delivering these results on the third weekend.
As for Detective Pikachu, $58M is a really solid opening weekend for a movie with an estimated $150M budget. There have been high high hopes for awhile from both the studio and from fans that the film would produce enough of a result to a launch a larger Pokemon-themed cinematic universe. I wouldn’t say it’s done enough yet, but that possibility is very much in play right now. As such, fans should keep their fingers crossed for a solid second weekend, some strong social media buzz and engagement and eventually good home entertainment sales.
Outside of , it’s hard to be excited about any of the openings for new films this weekend. at least broke eight figures in domestic grosses, but the reviews on it have not been good and it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which it put up a good performance next weekend. The same could be said for Poms, though it’s 29% score on Rotten Tomatoes makes it look like Toy Story 3 compared to which was hammered (including by us) with a miserable 16%.
Things should get very interesting next weekend when is added to the release schedule. I’d expect a first place finish for the assassin, but as we saw this week, certainly isn’t going down without a fight.