Three big releases hit theaters nationwide this weekend, each hoping to attract moviegoers to their specific genre. For the young at heart, Disney released “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” this weekend, the film debuted against the Tiffany Haddish comedy “Nobody’s Fool” and the musical-drama “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Several major releases loom in the distance this month, including “Fantastic Beasts 2” and Illumination’s “The Grinch,” making these opening weekends even more crucial for the studios.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” topped the charts this weekend with a $50M debut across 4,000 locations. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was directed by Bryan Singer, the film stars Rami Malek, Aidan Gillen, Mike Myers, and Tom Hollander. Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” took second-place overall with a $20M weekend at 3,766 locations. “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” was directed by Lasse Hallstrom, the film stars Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and Matthew MacFadyen.
Paramount’s “Nobody’s Fool” earned $14M in 2,468 locations this week, that was enough to grab third-place overall on the domestic charts, while “A Star is Born” dropped to fourth-place with an $11M weekend at 3,431 locations. “Nobody’s Fool” was written and directed by Tyler Perry, the film stars Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter, and Whoopi Goldberg. “A Star is Born” was directed by Bradley Cooper and stars Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Sam Elliott. To date “A Star is Born” has made over $165M domestically since its debut five-weeks ago.
Rounding out the Top Five this weekend was “Halloween,” which made another $11M this weekend. The horror-thriller has now grossed over $150M and has been in theaters for three-weeks. “Halloween” was directed by David Gordon Green, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Will Patton.
Next week a new trio of new films will open nationwide but they will need a big box office win before “Fantastic Beasts 2” hits movie theaters the following week. The new releases to watch for next week are “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” “Girl in the Spider’s Web,” and “Overlord”.