With an estimated $29 million, Universal and Blumhouse's The Invisible Man finished atop the weekend box office. Critics and audiences alike took to the film, as it holds a 89% critics score on RottenTomatoes to go along with 90% audience score. Opening day audiences also gave the film a "B+" CinemaScore, which is a solid result for a genre film. Looking ahead, fellow Blumhouse releases with similar debuts include Happy Death Day, Insidious: The Last Key and The Purge: Anarchy and they finished with domestic runs from $55-71 million, suggesting great things for this $7 million production.
Internationally, the film added another $20.2 million from 47 markets for a $49.2 million global debut. Leading the way is a $2.86 million launch in the UK followed by France ($2.19m), Mexico ($1.8m), Australia ($1.65m), Germany ($1.2m), Spain ($.1m) and Korea ($1.08m). Several markets will release next weekend including a March 5 release in Russia, ending with a May 1 release in Japan.
Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog landed in second place with an estimated $16 million, pushing the film's domestic cume over $128 million as it is now just shy of the $131 million domestic run for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which will make it the second highest grossing video game adaptation of all-time.
Internationally, Sonic added another $26.8 million from 62 markets for a $137.2 million overseas cume. This weekend saw the film add another six territories including a $2 million opening in Indonesia and an estimated $1.1 million in Poland. The film has now reached over 75% of the international marketplace with a March 27 release set for Japan and a China date still up in the air.
Disney's release of 20th Century's The Call of the Wild brought in an estimated $13.2 million, dipping -47% in its second weekend. The film's domestic cume now stands at $45.9 million after ten days in release, leaving it plenty of room yet to run considering its $135 million production budget. Internationally, the film added another $11 million this weekend for an overseas cume totaling $33.4 million and a global tally that stands at $79.3 million.
FUNimation's My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising landed in fourth with an estimated $5.1 million. After opening on Wednesday, this puts the film's domestic cume reaching $8.5 million, making it the studio's second largest domestic release of all-time, topping the $8 million for 2015's Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' while unlikely to catch last year's $30.7 million run for Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
Sony's Bad Boys for Life rounds out the top five with an estimated $4.3 million for a domestic cume that now tops $197 million. The film also added another $4.9 million internationally this weekend, pushing its overseas cume to $208 million for a $406 million global haul, approximately $8 million behind the worldwide total for the first two films combined.
In limited release, Oscilloscope's Saint Frances opened in one theater with an estimated $16,150 while 101 Studios debuted Burden in five theaters with an estimated $20,142 ($4,028 PTA)
Next weekend sees the release of Disney and Pixar's Onward into over 4,000 locations along with the Ben Affleck-led The Way Back, debuting in approximately 2,600 theaters.
You can check out all of this weekend's estimated results right here and we'll be updating our charts with weekend actuals on Monday afternoon.
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