Box Office June 1-3, 2018
I have never seen a Star Wars film, especially in its second weekend of release, perform this badly. At this rate, Deadpool 2 may overtake Solo at the box office next weekend. Deadpool 2 would be Number One next weekend at the box office as well if it weren’t for the release of Hereditary and Ocean’s 8.
Perhaps this will change the current Star Wars film strategy and we will now get a new Star Wars film every three or four years, making them event films once more.
Deadpool 2 was Second with $23.1 Million for $254.5 Million so far. World-wide, the film has made $598.1 Million.
Adrift premiered in Third Place at the box office with $11.6 Million.
Avengers: Infinity War was Fourth with $10.5 Million for $643 Million so far. World-wide, Avengers: Infinity War has made $1.96 Billion.
Book Club was Fifth with $12.5 Million.
Upgrade, Life of the Party, Breaking In, Action Point, and Overboard rounded out the Top Ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Adrift is a 2018 American romantic drama film produced and directed by Baltasar Kormákur and written by David Branson Smith, Aaron Kandell and Jordan Kandell. Based on a true story and set in 1983, the film stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin as a young couple that gets stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean during a hurricane and must find their way to Hawaii with a damaged ship and no radio.
Upgrade is a 2018 science fiction body horror film written and directed by Leigh Whannell. It stars Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, and Harrison Gilbertson. The film follows a man who gets a chip that controls his body implanted into his brain after he is left paralyzed following a mugging. Jason Blum serves as a producer through his Blumhouse Productions banner.
Action Point is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Tim Kirkby and starring Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius. Knoxville was inspired to make the film after seeing the 2013 short documentary The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever, about Action Park, a theme park in New Jersey which was notorious for poorly designed, unsafe rides, in addition to employing underaged, undertrained and often under-the-influence staff.
Next week sees the release of: Hereditary, Hotel Artemis, Ocean’s 8, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: Ocean’s 8 will be Number One at the box office during its premiere weekend.
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