Weekend Box Office (December 6 - 8, 2019)

by Gitesh Pandya

THIS WEEKEND The frame after the Thanksgiving holiday session is usually a quiet one ruled by leftovers and this year was no different. Frozen II pulled off a threepeat by staying at number one with an estimated $34.7M. The drop of 60% was large, but animated films coming off of that holiday usually fall big so this sequel's performance was in line with expectations. The domestic cume vaulted past the triple century mark reaching $337.6M with more to come. Overseas results continued to be robust with a large weekend take of $90.2M boosting the international total to $582.1M and the worldwide tally to an incredible $919.7M with the billion dollar barrier set to come down soon.

The whodunit hit Knives Out held up well in its second weekend dropping 47% to an estimated $14.2M for a new cume of $63.5M so far for Lionsgate. Hitting $100M is possible.

Ford v Ferrari fell 50% to an estimated $6.5M lifting the solid total to $91.1M for Fox. Also grossing an estimated $6.5M was the drama Queen & Slim which enjoyed the lowest decline in the top ten with 45%. Cume is $26.9M for Universal. The Tom Hanks film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood felt some pressure from the other adult options in the marketplace falling 56% to an estimated $5.2M for Sony and $43.1M overall.

Focus went nationwide with the acclaimed Mark Ruffalo drama Dark Waters which landed in sixth place with an estimated $4.1M. The PG-13 film averaged a mild $2,034 from 2,011 locations and has a cume of $5.3M overall.

The action title 21 Bridges dropped 49% to an estimated $2.9M giving STX $23.9M to date. Paramount's Playing With Fire followed with an estimated $2M, off 53%, for $42M overall.

Period film Midway collected an estimated $1.9M, down 51% and making $53.4M for Lionsgate. And staying in the top ten for a tenth straight weekend was the long-lasting comic book hit Joker with an estimated $1M dropping 47%. Warner Bros. is up to a remarkable $332.1M and $1.055 billion worldwide.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $79M which was up 7% from last year when Ralph Breaks the Internet stayed at number one for a third time with $16.3M; and up 12% from 2017 when Coco stayed on top for a third time with $18.5M.

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Last Updated: December 8, 2019 at 12:20PM ET

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