‘Captain Marvel’ Crushes ‘Five Feet Apart’ and ‘Wonder Park’
Three new releases hit the box office this weekend to take on “Captain Marvel” and “How to Train Your Dragon 3.” The new movies on the domestic charts are the YA drama “Five Feet Apart;” the animated-comedy “Wonder Park;” and the thriller “Captive State.” Even with the new releases, “Captain Marvel” soared to the top of the box office charts, but Marvel’s mightiest hero will have to battle “Us” next weekend, which may prove to be a challenge.
“Captain Marvel” topped the box office with a $69M weekend. The film, now in its second week in theaters, has made over $266M domestically for the studio. “Captain Marvel” was directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck; the film features Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Clark Gregg, Jude Law, and Gemma Chan.
Paramount Pictures’ “Wonder Park” was the highest-grossing new release this weekend, bringing in $16M across 3,838 locations. Dylan Brown directed “Wonder Park;” the film features the voice talents of Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Jeffrey Tambor, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Mila Kunis, and John Oliver.
The young-adult drama “Five Feet Apart” landed in third-place overall on the domestic charts with a $13M weekend across 2,803 locations. Justin Baldoni directed “Five Feet Apart;” the film stars Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse.
Universal Pictures’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” dropped to fourth-place on the charts this week but still brought in over $9.3M across 3,727 locations. The animated-comedy has made over $135.6M domestically for the studio since the film hit theaters four weeks ago. Dean DeBlois directed “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”; the film features the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, and Kit Harington.
Fifth-place this weekend went to “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral,” which made another $8M across 2,350 locations. Now in its third-week in theaters, the comedy has made over $59M domestically. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” was written and directed by Tyler Perry, who also stars in the film.
Not making the top five but worth mentioning is the sci-fi thriller “Captive State” from Focus Features. The new release landed in seventh-place overall on the domestic charts after bringing in $3M across 2,548 locations. Rupert Wyatt directed “Captive State;” the film features John Goodman and Vera Farmiga.
“No Manches Frida 2,” a foreign language film that released this week, landed in sixth-place overall on the domestic charts after bringing in $3.8M. Nacho G. Velilla directed the comedy, which features Omar Chaparro, Martha Higareda, and Mónica Dionne.
As we mentioned earlier, the big release next weekend will be the new Jordan Peele thriller “US.” Jordan Peele wrote and directed “Us” as a follow-up to his Academy Award-winning thriller “Get Out.” The film features Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Kara Hayward, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, and Anna Diop.
The Weekend Box Office Results are updated every Sunday.
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