BOX OFFICE REPORT
February 21-23, 2020
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|Sonic the Hedgehog||$26.3 million|
|The Call of the Wild||$24.8 million|
|Birds of Prey||$7 million|
|Brahms: The Boy II||$5.9 million|
|Bad Boys for Life||$5.8 million|
Taking another lap around the box office, no other movies could catch Sonic the Hedgehog. With an estimated $26.3 million, that makes it the second movie of 2020 to pass $100 million. At this rate, it's likely to surpass last year's Detective Pikachu to become the biggest video game movie ever. It also makes it Jim Carrey's first live-action movie to cross that threshold since 2005's Fun with Dick and Jane.
The Call of the Wild proved irresistible to dog lovers, with a much larger opening weekend than any of the recent movies about beloved pooches. Disney's off to a fine start in 2020. And while last week was a typical drop-off for comic book movies, it may officially be time to panic about Birds of Prey, which took a nosedive in weekend three. Earning only $7 million, the Margot Robbie-led action flick still hasn't gotten to $75 million. Being the first is often great, but being the first DCEU movie to not make at least $100 million? Not so much.
Brahms, the horror sequel that caused many people to ask, "There was a Boy 1?" earned a less-than-spectacular $5.9 million. But like it's predecessor, it only cost around $10 million, so it can be counted a success as early as next week. Bad Boys for Life is off enjoying its fifth weekend in the top 5, as it's close to becoming the first movie of the year to cross $200 million.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: Emma, the latest adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved romantic comedy, starring Anya Taylor-Joy in the lead role. The film averaged $46,000 on just five screens.
- The Photograph is fading fast. The romance starring LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae dropped 77 percent, down to 10th place. It's now earned just $17.6 million.
- Portrait of a Lady on Fire continues to be on fire. Adding 108 screens, the film has earned nearly $1.5 million to date.
There's only one new wide release and – you guessed it – it's a horror movie. The Invisible Man is Dark Universe Reboot 2.0. Leigh Whannell (Saw, Upgrade) turns the classic horror story into a domestic violence parable starring Elisabeth Moss. It's kind of tough to predict how this will do, but I'll say it strikes a nerve and opens with $30 million.