Box office: ‘Captain Marvel’ second weekend bigger than any other 2019 release so far

Brie Larson in a scene from "Captain Marvel."
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Despite four new wide releases this weekend, Disney’s “Captain Marvel” maintained the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row.

The supercharged superhero film added $69.3 million in domestic receipts (a 55% drop) for a cumulative $266.2 million, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore. That makes it the biggest second weekend of any 2019 release thus far.

Internationally, the movie earned $119.7 million this weekend for a worldwide cumulative of $760 million.

In second place, Paramount’s “Wonder Park” opened with $16 million. Though the computer-animated film, which cost $100 million to make, came in above analysts’ lackluster projections of $10 million to $14 million, it earned well below what is expected for a blockbuster animated feature. The film earned mixed reviews with a B+ CinemaScore rating and a 30% “rotten” rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, a rare rotten score for an animated movie.


“Wonder Park” has no credited director after Paramount fired director Dylan Brown following complaints about “inappropriate and unwanted conduct.” Brown disputed the claims.

At No. 3, CBS Films and Lionsgate’s “Five Feet Apart” debuted with $13.1 million. The tear-jerker romance came in above analyst projections of $6 million to $9 million. The plot follows two teenage cystic fibrosis sufferers who meet and fall in love in a hospital but are forbidden to touch. The PG-13 film earned an A CinemaScore rating, but mixed reviews with a 52% “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

In fourth place, Universal’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” added $9.3 million in its fourth weekend for a cumulative $135.6 million. It has grossed $466.5 million worldwide.

Rounding out the top five, Lionsgate’s “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” added $8 million in its third weekend for a cumulative $59 million.


Also new this week, the studio’s Spanish-language “No Manches Frida 2" debuted at No. 6 with $3.9 million in just 472 locations for a per-screen average of $8,250.

Focus Features’ “Captive State” premiered at No. 7 with $3.2 million, within range of analyst projections of less than $5 million. In limited release, the studio opened “The Mustang” in four locations with $76,000 for a per-screen average of $18,950.

Fox Searchlight opened “The Aftermath” in five locations with $58,000, a per-screen average of $11,500.

A24 expanded “Gloria Bell” from five locations to 39, earning $394,835 for a per-screen average of $10,124 and a cumulative $584,390.


Next week, Universal opens Jordan Peele’s latest thriller, “Us.”

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