Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Soars In Second Weekend, ‘Captive State’ Flops

Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Soars In Second Weekend, ‘Captive State’ Flops

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“Captain Marvel” soared past all newcomers in its second weekend, bringing in $69 million in its second weekend of release.
Continuing to defy predictions, the film, which stars Brie Larson as the superpowered heroine, has so far brought in a massive global haul of $760 million.
In less than two weeks, “Captain Marvel” has surpassed the total takes of several other Marvel films, including “Ant-Man and the Wasp” ($623 million), “Iron Man 2” ($624 million), “Thor: Dark World” ($645 million), and “Captain America: Winter Soldier” ($714 million). Right now, it’s the 22nd-biggest comic-book release of all time and is well on its way to pass $1 billion worldwide.


In second place, family film “Wonder Park” wasn’t a hit with critics, but earned $16 million and a “B+” CinemaScore. The animated film about a girl and an imaginary amusement park features the voices of Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, and Mila Kunis.


In third place was “Five Feet Apart,” starring Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse as teenagers who fall in love while being treated for cystic fibrosis. The film earned $13 million from 2,803 venues, impressive for a film that only cost $7 million to make. However, that can’t match the $48 million opening of similarly themed “The Fault In Our Stars,” which had the benefit of being based on a best-selling book.

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Also debuting this weekend, the Spanish-language sequel, “No Manches Frida 2,” which placed sixth with $3.8 million from 472 theaters. That’s slightly ahead of the first film, which debuted with $3.6 million in 2016.

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Landing with a thud in seventh place is the sci-fi thriller “Captive State” from “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” director Rupert Wyatt. The film, which stars John Goodman and Ashton Sanders and had a reported budget of $25 million, earned a disappointing $3 million from 2,547 theaters. Audiences gave it a “C-” Cinemascore.

Focus Features

In limited release, the Robert Redford-produced film “The Mustang,” starring Matthias Schoenaerts as a violent convict who bonds with a wild mustang in a rehabilitation program, debuted with an impressive  $18,950 per venue for a $76,000 total. It expands to 50 more theaters next weekend. Here are the top 10 estimates for March 15-17, 2019

1. “Captain Marvel,” $69,318,000
2. “Wonder Park,” $16,000,000
3. “Five Feet Apart,” $13,150,000
4. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,”$9,345,000
5. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral,” $8,085,000
6. “No Manches Frida 2,” $3,894,000
7. “Captive State,” $3,163,000
8. “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” $2,135,000
9. “Alita: Battle Angel,” $1,900,000
10. “Green Book,” $1,277,000

[Via Variety]

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