Three new releases debuted on the Weekend Box Office charts, and they are “Ford v Ferrari,” “Charlie’s Angels,” and “The Good Liar.” November’s first three weeks at the box office haven’t been very impressive, but Disney is expected to stage a revival next week with the release of “Frozen 2.”
FOX’s “Ford v Ferrari” topped the weekend box office with a $31M debut across 3,528 theaters. James Mangold directed “Ford v Ferrari,” and the movie stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon. The film bumped last week’s winner, “Midway,” down to second-place on the domestic charts, but the war drama still brought in another $8.75M for the studio. The movie’s two week domestic total now sits at $35M. Roland Emmerich directed “Midway,” and the movie features Ed Skein, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, Keean Johnson, and Nick Jonas. Sony Pictures’ “Charlie’s Angels” reboot landed in third-place this week with an $8.6M opening across 3,452 locations. Elizabeth Banks directed “Charlie’s Angels,” and the movie features Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinski. To put the opening in perspective, we can look back on the previous reboot of the franchise. The 2000 “Charlie’s Angels” adaptation with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu also released in November, and that movie had a $40M domestic debut. The 2003 sequel, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” made $37M on its opening weekend, but that movie opened in the summer.
Paramount Pictures’ comedy “Playing with Fire” dropped to fourth-place with an $8.5M weekend. Now in its second week in theaters, the movie has made $25.4M domestically. Andy Fickman directed “Playing with Fire,” which features John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, and Brianna Hildebrand. The holiday rom-com “Last Christmas” dropped to fifth-place on the weekend chart, bringing in $6.7M. The film released in theaters two weeks ago, and sits with a $22.5M domestic total. Paul Feig directed “Last Christmas,” which stars Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, and Emma Thompson.
Not making the top five but worth mentioning is “The Good Liar” from Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie opened in 2,439 locations this weekend and made $5.6M for the studio. Bill Condon directed “The Good Liar,” and the movie stars Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen.
As I mentioned earlier, next week’s big release is Disney’s “Frozen 2,” which is expected to dominate the box office and possibly the rest of November. It’s not the only major release scheduled, and moviegoers can choose to see the crime-drama “21 Bridges” with Chadwick Boseman and Sienna Miller, or Tom Hank’s bio-drama “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” Focus Features is also releasing” the bio-drama “Dark Waters” with Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway in select theaters.
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