Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020

Box Office Milestone: ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Hits $768M Worldwide

Jumanji: The Next Level rounded out the top five with $5.5 million for a domestic total of $298.6 million and $768 million worldwide.  

Little Women, another best picture contender, took in $2.3 million domestically and $5.8 million overseas for a worldwide cume of $177 million, including $102.7 million domestically. 

Elsewhere, Dolittle placed fourth in North America with $6.7 million for a domestic cume of $64 million and $94.7 million globally.   Knives Out, which placed No. 8 in its eleventh weekend, all but jumped the $300 million mark globally after earning another $2.4 million domestically and $1.3 million overseas for a global tally through Sunday of $299.6 million.  

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn failed to gain altitude in its box office debut, earning a tepid $33.3 million from 4,236 theaters to mark one of the lowest domestic launches in modern times for a studio superhero pic. The female-led film also struggled overseas, where it opened to $48 million from 78 markets for a global start of $81.3 million. The coronavirus is starting to impact moviegoing in Asian markets outside of China, including South Korea, where Birds of Prey grossed a muted $1.9 million.

Birds of Prey was never meant to score a mega-opening since it is a spinoff and sports an R rating. Still, the Warner Bros. and DC title had been tracking to start off with at least $50 million to $55 million in North America and $60 million or more offshore. The movie — the weekend’s only new wide release — could take solace in coming in No. 1. Cathy Yan directed the Suicide Squad spinoff, which sees Margot Robbie reprise herrole as Harley Quinn. Best picture contender 1917 saw a nice boost on the eve of the Oscars, declining just 5 percent to $9 million for a domestic cume of $132.5 million.

The Amblin and Universal release marched to another $15.2 million overseas for a foreign tally of $154.8 million and $287.3 million globally.

 Specialty pics Parasite and Jojo Rabbit, which are also up for top honors at the Oscars, likewise saw a nice bump. Parasite earned another $1.5 million, a gain of 9 percent from last weekend, for a domestic total of $35.5 million and more than $165 million globally. Jojo, which was up 13 percent, likewise grossed $1.5 million for a domestic cume of $30.3 million and $74.3 million globally. 

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett

Photographs are Courtesy:  Universal Pictures

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