News // 'CAPTAIN MARVEL' CONTINUES TO OWN THE MARCH BOX OFFICE

Thanks to strong new films, March's box office totals are trending higher than 2018.



Disney/Marvel's Captain Marvel topped the weekend box office for the second weekend in a row. Worldwide, the superhero flick starring Brie Larson has now earned over $760 million. In fact, it now sits as the best second-weekend for a March release of all time.


Falling just 54.8% from its debut weekend, Captain Marvel has now earned over $266 million in North America.


As for new releases, Paramount's animated Wonder Park and CBS Films' Five Feet Apart were neck and neck throughout the weekend. Both films over-performed, beating expectations. The former ended with about $16 million. The latter finished with $13.1 million, on par with last year's Love, Simon, which opened on the same weekend.


Lionsgate's No Manches Frida 2 debuted to $3.89 million. And, Focus Features' Captive State fell victim to a poor marketing campaign and poor reviews for a $3.1 million opening. Its C- CinemaScore means we'll probably quickly be forgetting it even played to a wide audience.


Limited release titles had a strong weekend. The Mustang played in four theaters, earning $76,000. Fox Searchlight's The Aftermath captured $57,500 in five theaters. Both films will be getting wide releases in the next few weeks.


Leaving the Top Ten this week are Isn't It Romantic, Fighting with My Family, horror flick Greta, and documentary Apollo 11.


Next weekend, Jordan Peele's Us will plausibly unseat Captain Marvel for the top spot.

TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. CAPTAIN MARVEL - $69.3 million

2. WONDER PARK - $16 million

3. FIVE FEET APART - $13.1 million

4. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD - $9.3 MILLION

5. A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL - $8 million

6. NO MANCHES FRIDA 2 - $3.8 million

7. CAPTIVE STATE - $3.1 million

8. THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART - $2.1 million

9. ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL - $1.9 million

10. GREEN BOOK - $1.2 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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