Box Office February 8-10, 2019
What Men Want premiered in Second Place with $19 Million.
Cold Pursuit premiered in Third Place with $10.8 Million.
The Upside was Fourth with $7.2 Million.
Glass was Fifth with $6.4 Million.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is a 2019 computer-animated adventure comedy film produced by the Warner Animation Group and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. A direct sequel to The Lego Movie (2014), it is the fourth film in the franchise, following the release of two spin-offs, The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie (both 2017). Animal Logic, who provided the animation for all the films in the franchise, returned.
The film is directed by Mike Mitchell, with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (writers and directors of the first film) returning as producers and writers; animation direction is by Trisha Gum. It features Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, and Will Ferrell reprising their roles from the previous film, along with new additions to the cast including Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Maya Rudolph.
What Men Want is a 2019 American fantasy comedy film directed by Adam Shankman. A loose remake of the 2000 film What Women Want, the plot follows a woman who, after drinking a potent concoction given by a shaman, gains the ability to hear men’s inner thoughts. It stars Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Tracy Morgan.
Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American black comedy action film directed by Hans Petter Moland (in his Hollywood debut) from a screenplay by Frank Baldwin. It stars Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum, William Forsythe, and Tom Bateman. It is a remake of the 2014 Norwegian vigilante film In Order of Disappearance, also directed by Moland, and follows a snowplow driver who sets out for revenge on a local drug lord following the murder of his son.
The Prodigy is a 2019 American horror thriller film directed by Nicholas McCarthy, starring Taylor Schilling and Jackson Robert Scott. The plot centers around a child, whose disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force possessed him, forcing his parents to investigate whether sinister forces are involved.
Next week sees the release of: Happy Death Day 2U, Isn’t It Romantic, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly The Bottom Line column. A preview: Happy Death Day 2U will be Number One at the box office next weekend.
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