Weekend Box Office: ‘Red Sparrow’ tops ‘Death Wish’ on Debut Weekend

Jennifer Lawrence dominates Bruce Willis at the Box Office

Jennifer Lawrence’s “Red Sparrow” thriller and Bruce Willis’ “Death Wish” remake hit theaters nationwide this weekend. The two films hoped to take down Marvel’s “Black Panther,” which has been dominating the domestic box-office since the film hit theaters three-weeks ago. The competition won’t be any easier next weekend, as Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” adaptation is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide alongside “Gringo,” “The Hurricane Heist,” and “Strangers 2”.

Marvel’s “Black Panther” had another fantastic weekend, bringing in $65.7M across 4,084 locations. This weekend pushed “Black Panther” past the $501M mark domestically, just three-weeks after the film’s debut. “Black Panther” was written and directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

FOX’s “Red Sparrow” didn’t beat Black Panther, but the film did land in second-place after a $17M debut across 3,056 locations. “Red Sparrow” was directed by Francis Lawrence, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, and Matthias Schoenaerts.

“Death Wish” debuted in third-place overall on the domestic charts, the film pulled-in over $13M across 2,847 locations. “Death Wish” was directed by Eli Roth, the film stars Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Elisabeth Shue.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Game Night” dropped to fourth-place, the film grossed $10.7M across 3,502 locations this weekend. The adult-comedy has now grossed over $33M in just two-weeks. “Game Night” was directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the film stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and Kyle Chandler.

The animated-comedy “Peter Rabbit” bounced to fifth-place overall, the film brought-in $10M across 3,607 locations, raising the film’s four-week total to just over $84M after four weeks. “Peter Rabbit” was directed by Will Gluck, the film features the voice talents of Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Rose Byrne, James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Elizabeth Debicki, and Sam Neill.

As we mentioned earlier, the big release next weekend is Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” adaptation. Also releasing next weekend are the heist-comedy “Gringo” with Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, and David Oyelowo; the action-thriller “The Hurricane Heist” with Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, and Ryan Kwanten; and the horror-thriller “The Strangers: Prey at Night” with Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Martin Henderson.

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