Box Office: March 15-17

The arrival of Captain Marvel the weekend before had the film making some noise with a $455 million worldwide take and now at the end of its second weekend it’s landing right around $760 million worldwide in twelve days of release. On the domestic side, it added another $69 million which is a 54.8% drop, which is better than the average for most Marvel films as that’s at about 56%. These films are frontloaded to be sure like most event films these days but they have a good box office life as well that keeps it adding more coin week after week. The film is now at $266 million domestic. The international side had its final market hit with Japan this weekend where it took the top spot with a $5.6 million take. The film did just under $120 million overseas this weekend with China at the top but also pulling in very good numbers elsewhere, such as South Korea at $35 million and even $24 million in Brazil.

Of new films this week, Wonder Park took the second place spot with a $16 million take to provide some family entertainment as it managed to outperform expectations. It had a limited overseas opening where it made $4.3 million. Also on the smaller side was the debut of Five Feet Apart that was going for the younger romantic drama style material ala Love, Simon where it did $13 million. That got it an “A” CinemaScore and likely some good word of mouth since it was 82% female and 62% under 25.

The other new film this week was Captive State, which did $3 million and got a “C-” CinemaScore, which doesn’t portend good things for the film long term.

Next week has what should be a big debut with Jordan Peele’s Us that will be riding off the interest of how well Get Out performed. The upcoming week also has Hotel Mumbai from Bleecker Street, Ramen Shop from Strand, and Sony Classics will bring out Sunset.