Box Office: November 28 – December 1

We noted during last weekend’s box office report that Frozen 2, which came in at $130 million, was telling only half the story. A holiday mid-week like this week had with school’s closing, traveling, and lots of family visits to the theater alter the dynamic for a film like this. It didn’t end up as frontloaded as many had expected but now at its ten/twelve day mark has done $739 million worldwide. The past three-day period added another $85 million and did $123 million over the five day holiday. And combined with the days before is at $287.5 million. The film broke some records as the larger three and five-day grosses for the Thanksgiving period. Them’s good numbers.

Coming in at second place with a three-day total of $27 million is Knives Out, which opened on Wednesday and has a five-day total of $41.7 million. It nailed an “A-” CinemaScore and played nearly 50/50 with men and women by was 68% over-twenty-five crowd. it also did another $28 million overseas to bring it to a worldwide $70 million debut on its $40 million budget.

Once past that, most thing are in the under $10-million range but Ford V. Ferrari eked out a bit more coin at $13 million while A Beautiful Day int he Neighborhood added another $11.8 million. The Queen & Slim film debuted for Univesral in fifth place with a $11.7 million take.

Next weekend has a slate of release that includes:

  • Playmobil: The Movie
  • Little Joe
  • Midnight Family
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Dark Light
  • Panipat
  • En Brazos de un Asesino
  • The Aeronauts

Only Playmobil is opening wide and I think at some if not all theaters it’s at $5, which may be because the original distributor closed up shop and the new distro is just trying to get some people in to see it.