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The Invisible Man Appears in First Place at the Box Office

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Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Pictures have done it again! Writer and director Leigh Whannell‘s modern adaptation of The Invisible Man topped the domestic box office with an estimated $29 million from 3,610 theaters, an average of $8,033 per location. The film cost just $7 million to make, not counting marketing expenses. 

Internationally, The Invisible Man grossed an estimated $20.2 million from 47 markets, for a worldwide total of $49.2 million. The movie received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.

The Invisible Man (read our review) stars Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. This weekend, Whannell signed a two-year, first-look deal with Blumhouse for film and TV, so a sequel to The Invisible Man could be a possibility.

Sonic the Hedgehog Box Office

Dropping to second place but dipping just 39% in ticket sales, Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog added $16 million and has now collected $128.3 million domestically after three weeks. The film was No. 1 at the international box office this weekend with $26.8 million from 62 markets, for an overseas total of $137.2 million and worldwide sum of $265.5 million.

The Jeff Fowler-directed video game adaptation (read our review) stars Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, James Marsden, Natasha Rothwell, Tika Sumpter, Neal McDonough, and Adam Pally. Ben Schwartz provided the voice of Sonic the Hedgehog.

The Call of the Wild Box Office

Coming in at No. 3 was 20th Century Studios’ The Call of the Wild, which earned $13.2 million its second weekend and is up to $45.9 million in North America. Internationally, the adaptation of Jack London’s legendary adventure brought in $11 million from 50 markets and has earned $33.4 million total, for a global total of $79.3 million.

The Chris Sanders-directed movie (read our review) stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Bradley Whitford, Cara Gee, Michael Horse, Jean Louisa Kelly, Colin Woodell, Adam Fergus, and Abraham Benrubi.

Funimation’s My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising debuted in fourth place with $5.1 million from 1,260 theaters, an average of $4,054 per site. It is on track to double the total box office of the first My Hero Academia movie, which earned just under $6 million in 2018.

Directed by Kenji Nagasaki, the film is presented in Japanese with English subtitles and an English dub. The cast includes Kousuke Toriumi, Mio Imada, Shunsuke Takeuchi, Tomoyo Kurosawa, Yoshio Inoue, Yūichi Nakamura, and Yuka Terasaki.

Bad Boys for Life Box Office

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life rounded out the top five with $4.3 million to bring its seven-week domestic total to $197.4 million. The third installment also grossed $4.9 million overseas and has earned $208 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $405.4 million.

Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Bad Boys for Life (read our review) features the return of Will Smith, Martin Lawrence and Joe Pantoliano, and also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Jacob Scipio, Paola Nuñez, Kate Del Castillo, and Nicky Jam.

Birds of Prey Box Office

Dropping three spots to sixth was Warner Bros. Pictures’ Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which added $4.1 million and has a North American total of $78.8 million after four weeks. Overseas, the film added $4.6 million from 78 markets and is up to $109.6 million. The worldwide total is at $188.4 million.

The Cathy Yan-directed movie stars Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad) as Harley Quinn alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra “Cass” Cain, and Ewan McGregor as Roman Sionis. The movie cost $80 million to make before marketing expenses.

Impractical Jokers: The Movie

After an 11th place finish last weekend, truTV’s Impractical Jokers: The Movie moved up to seventh place with $3.5 million from 1,900 theaters. The film has grossed $6.6 million domestically in two weeks. 

Directed by Chris Henchy and produced by Funny or Die, the movie stars James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto, and Sal Vulcano, also known as the comedy troupe The Tenderloins.

1917 Box Office

In eighth place, Sam Mendes’ 1917 (Universal and DreamWorks Pictures) added $2.7 million and has earned $155.9 million after 10 weeks in theaters. With an international total of $206.5 million, the Oscar-winning film’s global total is at $362.4 million.

1917 stars George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie Parker, Nabhaan Rizwan, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment’s Brahms: The Boy II dropped down to ninth place with $2.6 million, for a two-week total of $9.8 million. Overseas, the sequel grossed $2.4 million and has grossed $6.4 million. The film’s worldwide total is $16.1 million.

The Boy director William Brent Bell returned to helm the follow-up, which stars Katie Holmes (Batman Begins, Logan Lucky, Dawson’s Creek) as Liza, with Christopher Convery co-starring as her son Jude. The cast also includes Owain Yeoman and Ralph Ineson.

Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island (Sony Pictures) took 10th place with $2.3 million and has a total of $24 million after three weeks. The movie has earned $16.4 million overseas and has a global total of $40.5 million.

Directed by Jeff Wadlow, the Fantasy Island cast includes Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Jimmy O. Yang, Portia Doubleday, Ryan Hansen, and Michael Rooker.

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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