GET OUT TOPPLES THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE AT THE BOX OFFICE
The LEGO Batman Movie was dethroned by Get Out, which debuted in placed first with $30.5 million.After a two-week run in first place at the domestic box office,
As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, Universal’s new horror movie, starring Daniel Kaluuya and Rose Allison Williams, is the first feature film directed by Jordan Peele and performed well above expectations. Get Out had an incredibly modest budget, costing less than $5 million to produce.
Meanwhile, The LEGO Batman Movie slipped to second during its third weekend in theaters, earning $19 million. The DC-inspired animated feature, which enjoyed 2017’s biggest opening yet, has now surpassed the $200 million mark worldwide, racking up a current total of $226 million.
In addition to Get Out, this weekend brought with it the debut of the animated comedy Rock Dog and the action thriller Collide. Neither film was able to crack the top ten, with Rock Dog coming in eleventh with $3.7 million and Collide in even further behind with $1.5 million.
It’s also worth noting that Resident Evil: The Final Chapter had an incredibly successful debut in China, earning a whopping $94.3 million this weekend, making for the biggest opening of all time in the region for an imported film.
Here are the Top 10 weekend box office three-day estimates via comScore:
1. Get Out $30.5 million
2. The LEGO Batman Movie $19 million
3. John Wick: Chapter Two $9 million
4. The Great Wall $8.7 million
5. Fifty Shades Darker $7.7 million
6. Fist Fight $6.4 million
7. Hidden Figures $5.9 million
8. La La Land $4.6 million
9. Split $4.1 million
10. Lion $3.8 million