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Status Update On BoxOfficeMojo Amid COVID-19 Concerns

With the rise of global concerns over COVID-19, the film industry is just one of many in a state of upheaval. Announced today, both AMC and Regal will close all U.S. theaters, which totals over 1,200 between the two of them, for at least six to 12 weeks, effective March 17. In addition to theater closures, all the major distributors have been forced to move their upcoming releases, leaving something of a barren theatrical landscape looking forward.

Box Office Slips Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Concerns over COVID-19 have continued to increase and the effect on the global box office has been felt. This weekend's top ten combined for an estimated $50.35 million, which is the lowest, week eleven combined gross for the top ten since 1995 with all holdovers dropping -60% or more compared to last weekend. With all new wide releases postponed until April 10, things are unlikely to improve.

'I Still Believe' Leads Friday Estimates; 'Bloodshot' and 'The Hunt' Looking for Top 5 Finishes

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Lionsgate's I Still Believe brought in an estimated $4 million on Friday and is looking at a three-day debut around $11 million. The film received an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

Disney and Pixar's 'Onward' Delivers $40 Million Debut; 'The Way Back' Scores $8.5M

Disney and Pixar's Onward topped the weekend box office, but fell just a bit shy of expectations, a performance some may relate to the current COVID-19 concerns, though most everything else performed as expected if not better. Universal's The Invisible Man held on quite well, delivering a second place performance, while WB's release of The Way Back landed within expectations.

Disney and Pixar's 'Onward' Sets Sights on $40 Million Opening

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Disney and Pixar's Onward delivered an estimated $12.1 million on Friday, which includes over $2 million from preview showings. The film is expected to finish right around $40 million for the weekend and received an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

'The Invisible Man' Reveals $29 Million Opening Weekend

Universal and Blumhouse's The Invisible Man delivered on expectations, becoming the first true stand out among the year's several horror films to have already hit theaters. At the same time FUNimation's My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising is already the studio's second largest release of all-time after just three days in theaters.

Universal's 'Invisible Man' Heading Toward $26 Million Debut

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Universal and Blumhouse's The Invisible Man delivered an estimated $9.8 million on Friday and is currently heading toward a $26 million three-day debut. The film, which critics embraced, received a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences and currently holds a 90% audience rating at RottenTomatoes.

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Holds on to #1; 'Call of the Wild' Overperforms into Second

Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog managed to hold off 20th Century's The Call of the Wild for a second weekend at #1, topping $106 million after just ten days in release and already ranking as the fourth largest video game adaptation domestically of all-time. STX's release Brahms: The Boy II currently holds a narrow lead for a fourth place finish while truTV's release of Impractical Jokers: The Movie managed to land just outside the top ten despite playing in just 357 locations.

'Call of the Wild' Looking at $24-27M Opening and a Possible #1 Finish

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Disney's release of 20th Century's The Call of the Wild is performing ahead of expectations, bringing in an estimated $8 million and, depending on where you look, is expected to finish anywhere from $24-27 million for the weekend, which puts it in a tight race for a #1 finish against Sonic the Hedgehog. The film, while performing ahead of expectations, will still have some room to run as it carries a $135 million production budget. The film's "A-" CinemaScore may help it along the way as word of mouth could help propel it to a solid multiple.

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Races to Record Video Game Opening, Potentially Reaching $70M Four-Day Debut

Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog exploded onto screens this Presidents' Day weekend, delivering the largest opening weekend ever for a video game adaptation to go along with an estimated $68 million, four-day holiday debut. Meanwhile Sony's Fantasy Island and Universal's The Photograph are neck-and-neck in a race for third and Searchlight's Downhill finished just inside the top ten.

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Rings Up $21 Million on Friday, Heading Toward $60M+ Four-Day

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog brought in an outstanding $21 million on Friday and is now expected to deliver a $60+ million four-day performance with some expecting as much as $66 million. Opening day crowds enjoyed what they saw, giving the film an "A" CinemaScore.

'Birds of Prey' Grounded While Holdovers Thrive Over Oscar Weekend

Positive reviews and audience response wasn't enough to send Warner Bros.'s Birds of Prey flying too high this weekend. While the latest DC Comics adaptation was able to secure the weekend's #1 slot it fell well short of expectations. However, Oscar contender 1917 was one of three titles to see a single digit drop as audiences sought to see the film that is widely expected to take home tonight's Best Picture honors.

'Birds of Prey' Flying Much Lower than Expected

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: WB's Birds of Prey is flying much lower than expected, bringing in an estimated $13 million (including $4 million from previews) on Friday with expectations for a debut around $32-33 million. The performance is far lower than all expectations, including WB's $45 million pre-weekend figure. Opening day audiences gave the film a "B+" CinemaScore.

'Bad Boys for Life' Tops Super Bowl Weekend; 'Rhythm Section' Delivers a Record Worst Opening

For a third straight weekend in a row Sony's Bad Boys for Life topped the weekend box office, and continues to do so with ease, though it isn't as if the competition from a pair of newcomers was stiff. Both UAR's Gretel & Hansel and Paramount's The Rhythm Section fell below expectations, and the latter is even struggling to remain in the weekend top ten and earned a record no film ever wants.

'Bad Boys for Life' Looking at Third Weekend at #1

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: UAR's Gretel & Hansel brought in an estimated $2.3 million on Friday and may end up coming up just shy of $6 million for the three-day and Paramount's The Rhythm Section isn't performing any better, bringing in an estimated $1.15 million on Friday, expected to finish with just $3 million for the weekend.

'Bad Boys' Repeats at #1; STX's 'Gentlemen' Bags $11 Million Debut

Sony's Bad Boys for Life entered its second weekend with a strong holdover performance, repeating atop the weekend box office and topping $120 million domestically after just ten days in release. Meanwhile, STX's release of Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen enjoyed a solid debut while Universal's The Turning finished just outside the top five, disappointing both critics and audiences alike.

'The Gentlemen' Heading Toward for $10-11+ Million Debut

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: STXFilms's The Gentlemen is pacing right on expectations, bringing in an estimated $3.7 million from 2,165 locations on Friday, heading toward a debut anywhere from $10-11+ million for the weekend. The film received a "B+" CinemaScore.

'Bad Boys for Life' Brings the Heat, Delivering $68 Million MLK Debut

The Martin Luther King holiday is bringing more box office heat than originally expected as Sony's Bad Boys for Life delivered the second largest MLK four-day performance ever as well as the studio's largest R-rated opening ever. Added to that, even Universal's Dolittle outperformed expectations, though the $175 million production still has a long way to go.

'Bad Boys for Life' Looking at Possible $70 Million MLK Debut

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Sony's Bad Boys for Life is looking to deliver the second largest MLK weekend performance ever after bringing in an estimated $23.5 million on Friday. Current expectations are for a three-day performance nearing $60 million and a four-day coming just shy of $70 million. Along with solid reviews from critics, the film received an "A" CinemaScore and holds a 96% audience rating at RottenTomatoes.

'1917' Expands with Excellent $36.5 Million Weekend

Universal's 1917 made the most of strong word of mouth and two Golden Globe wins, topping the weekend box office with ease as it expanded nationwide following two weeks in limited release. Meanwhile, Paramount's Like a Boss fell a bit shy of its pre-weekend expectations and Fox's Underwater drowned. WB's expansion of Just Mercy, however, was able to deliver a top five finish as it also went nationwide following its limited release over the December holidays.
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