Civil War remains in first, but this weekend wasn’t eventful for the box office


I had an incredibly busy weekend, so forgive me for getting this box office round-up out late. It seems most people were not interested in heading to the theaters as the highest-grossing film this weekend, Civil War, only brought in $11.1 million. It had a decline of 56% and was still number one. Ouch.

In second came new release Abigail, which has gotten some solid critical response and stars Melissa Barrera from Scream 6 fame. With $10.2 million domestically and $5 million internationally, the film is off to a decent start but will need to pick up steam in the coming weeks. A reported budget of $28 million isn’t a tough mountain to scale, but one that could wind up sinking projects like this if Abigail doesn’t succeed.

In third place came Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, a film that I’m surprised is still doing this well. It claimed another $9.4 million and nearly outperformed the big newcomer of this weekend. That said, the deadly duo did manage to topple both The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and Spy x Family Code: White. The Henry Cavill starring film grossed $9 million for Guy Ritchie while Crunchyroll’s latest anime release bagged $4.8 million. Brutal.

Here are the top 10 films for the weekend of April 19-21, 2024. All totals listed are domestic:

  1. Civil War – $11.1 million
  2. Abigail – $10.2 million
  3. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – $9.4 million
  4. The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare – $9 million
  5. Spy x Family Code: White – $4.8 million
  6. Kung Fu Panda 4 – $4.6 million
  7. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – $4.4 million
  8. Dune: Part Two – $2.9 million
  9. Monkey Man – $2.2 million
  10. The First Omen – $1.7 million
[Source] Deadline, Box Office Mojo

Peter Glagowski
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