In the first two months of this year, the film market has been in a downturn, and the cumulative box office has fallen 27% from the same period last year, setting the worst start in the past decade.
Last weekend, Marvel Film's superhero movie Captain Marvel debuted and finally made the long-lost North American movie market recover. The film was filmed in more than 4,300 theaters in the first weekend, and it took more than $150 million to open a painting for three days. There is no suspense to become the first work in the North American market this year.
In the Marvel movie universe, Captain Marvel scored second only to Black Panther and Iron Man 3, creating the third highest premiere of single hero movies.
DreamWorks' latest animated film How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World received another $14.7 million over the weekend, giving way to the weekend box office. Affected by the opening of Captain Marvel, the film has fallen more than 50% from the previous weekend. It has become the first animated film with a box office of over 100 million in 2019.
The strong new film undoubtedly injected a "strong shot" into the depressed market, and the weekend market finally reached the same period last year. In the 20th weekend of 2019, the top 12 films in the box office closed for nearly 200 million US dollars. The market surged 102.5% last week, which was 56% higher than the Black Panther's four consecutive years (the market was US$128 million). .
In March 2017, under the superb performance of the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast , it bombed a record of 1.172 billion in the same period. In March last year, the market was weak due to the strength of the new film, and the market fell more than 20% year-on-year. After Captain Marvel, the more powerful Us and Dumbo will wait until the end of the month to open the painting, but this month's box office is still expected to hit the $1 billion mark.
Top ten at the weekend box office 2019. 03.03- 03.10
1.Captain Marvel (2019) – $153 million ($153 million total)
2.How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) – $14.7 million ($119.66 million total)
3.A Madea Family Funeral (2019) – $12.05 million ($45.88 million total)
4.The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) – $3.83 million ($97.11 million total)
5.Alita: Battle Angel (2019) – $3.2 million ($78.35 million total)
6.Green Book (2018) – $2.49 million ($80.14 million total)
7.Isn't It Romantic (2019) – $2.41 million ($44.15 million total)
8.Fighting with My Family (2019) – $2.19 million ($18.66 million total)
9.Greta (2019) – $2.16 million ($8.25 million total)
10.Apollo 11 (2019) – $1.3 million ($3.78 million total)