Mean Girls snatches another number one box office finish


It seems the shock cold front that the nation experienced this past week resulted in most movies failing to make any cash. While there isn’t much in the way of new releases anyway, the Mean Girls remake held onto its number-one placement with an additional $11.7 million domestically. That’s a drop-off of around 59%, which is pretty bad.

The generically named The Beekeeper came in second, which made $8.4 million this weekend, falling off 49%. I guess people aren’t really up for seeing Jason Statham dressed in a beekeeper outfit, though maybe the fact that it’s currently 28 degrees as I’m writing this meant nobody really wanted to leave their homes.

Third place belonged to Wonka, which grabbed another $6.4 million and has made a decent go of things. Its total domestic gross thus far is $187.6 million, which is very solid. Fourth went to Anyone But You, which generated $5.4 million. Rounding out the top five was Migration, which flew in $5.3 million and just missed being fourth.

As for the sole new release this weekend, I.S.S., the film finished in seventh with a grand total of $3 million domestically. According to reports, the movie cost about $13.8 million to produce, so that’s a dismal first showing. Hopefully, the film can make it up in the weeks to come.

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

  1. Mean Girls – $11.7 million
  2. The Beekeeper – $8.4 million
  3. Wonka – $6.4 million
  4. Anyone But You – $5.4 million
  5. Migration – $5.3 million
  6. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – $3.6 million
  7. I.S.S. – $3 million
  8. Night Swim – $2.7 million
  9. The Boys in the Boat – $2.5 million
  10. Poor Things – $2 million
[Source] The Hollywood Reporter, Box Office Mojo

Peter Glagowski
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