The reign of Joker continues. The hugely successful DC movie returned to the No.1 spot at the US box office after dropping to second place last week. The film has now been in theaters for four weeks, and it grossed another $18.9 million to bring its US total to an estimated $277.5 million. Worldwide, Joker has made nearly $850 million, overtaking Wonder Woman to become the fifth biggest DC movie of all time. As reported last week, the film is on course to be as profitable for DC as Avengers: Infinity War was for Marvel.
The Disney fairy tale sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil fell to No. 2 after a single week at the top, with a US total of $65.4 million to date and a worldwide take of $228 million. Compared to the huge $758 million gross of 2014’s Maleficent, this is a disappointing result; the movie had a reported production budget of $185 million will reportedly need to make $475 million worldwide to break even.
The undead comedy sequel Zombieland: Double Tap and animated reboot of The Addams Family were at No. 3 and No. 4, having each dropped a place from last week. The week’s highest new entry was the horror movie Countdown, which opened with $9 million. Despite placing fifth, the film’s production budget was only $6.5 million and is likely to do well in Halloween week.
There were two entries on this week’s chart–the cop thriller Black and Blue at No. 6, and the long-delayed drama The Current War at No. 9. Also entering the Top 10 for the first time was the acclaimed The Lighthouse, director Robert Eggar’s follow-up to The Witch, which rose from No. 15 to No. 8 after expanding to over 500 theaters.
Top 10 Films in the US for the weekend of October 25 -October 27 (via Box Office Mojo):
- Joker $18,900,000
- Maleficent: Mistress of Evil $18,537,000
- The Addams Family $11,705,007
- Zombieland: Double Tap $11,600,000
- Countdown $9,009,000
- Black and Blue $8,325,000
- Gemini Man $4,000,000
- The Lighthouse $3,080,782
- The Current War $2,730,200
- Abominable $2,000,000