Weekend Box Office – Captain Marvel Is, Well, Marvellous

To the surprise of absolutely no one at all Captain Marvel tops the weekend box office takings. The latest offering from Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe – as we’re supposed to call the thing these days – was always going to top the numbers in the absence of any serious competition. However, at around $150 domestic and $450 internationally the takings have been a pleasant surprise to the studio:

“Captain Marvel” soared higher, farther, faster at the box office this weekend.

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Box Office – How To Train Your Dragon Still Tops Going Into The Weekend

Thursday’s box office numbers are out – little change from earlier in the week. How To Train Your Dragon still leads, the 80th anniversary edition of Gone With The Wind comes up into the top 5.

Of course, we’ll not really see how things are going until we get Friday’s figures….

1 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD

$2,048,005

2 ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

$903,093

3 GONE WITH THE WIND (80TH ANNIVERSARY)

$591,969

4 ISN’T IT ROMANTIC

$506,228

5 FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

$465,604

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Gone With The Wind – 80th Anniversary Edition

Gone With The Wind has been released in an 80th anniversary edition which prompts a very good question:

Gone With the Wind turns 80 – frankly is it still worth a damn?

The answer is clearly going to be subjective. Scoring 92% on the tomatometer some certainly think so:

Filmed and presented on a scale not seen in modern productions, Gone with the Wind is, if not the definitive Hollywood film, then certainly near the top of the list.…

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Box Office Takings Monday 25th – How To Train Your Dragon Still Leading

We’ve the Monday box office takings for North American movies. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World leads as it has done right over the weekend. A $55 million cumulative gives it the best opening for the franchise so far:

1 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $2,332,805
2 Alita: Battle Angel $931,069
3 Fighting with My Family $467,144
4 Isn’t It Romantic $443,782
5 What Men Want $396,781

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Box Office – The Grinch Steals It, Bohemian Rhapsody Plays On

It’s The Grinch that stole the box office this weekend – more accurately, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch did $66 million domestic to put it at the top of the box office listings. Bohemian Rhapsody is that second in line, the Queen, with a hold on of a respectable $30 million plus to take second place. Coming up a distant third is Overlord, closely followed by both The Nutcracker and The Girl in the Spider’s Web. A Star Is Born continues to earn, then we start to fall off down to very much lower ranked takings.…

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