Box Office: ‘Encanto’ And ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Command A Sluggish Weekend

  1. Encanto– $12.7M/$57.9M

In what is historically one of the worst box office weekends of the year, Disney’s 60th animated movie Encanto beat a bunch of holdovers pretty easily. The film fell 53% for $12.7M and a $57M total domestically, while overseas has been better, taking its worldwide number to $116M.

2. Ghostbusters: Afterlife– $10.3M/$102.1M

3. House of Gucci– $6.7M/$33.6M

With much of the marketing buzz surrounding flashy, possibly Oscar-contending performances by Lady Gaga and Jared Leto, House of Gucci strutted its stuff to $6.7M and $33M domestic in week two.

4. Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers– $4.1M/$8.7M

On a dead weekend such as this, there is plenty of room for a perfectly-timed release to dominate. Such was the case for Fathom Events’ special release of Christmas With the Chosen: The Messengers, a faith-based film about the birth of Christ from Mary and Joseph’s perspective. I’m actually quite surprised there was no attempt to move up American Underdog, a faith-based film that also involved the NFL, so it could take advantage.

5. Eternals– $3.9M/$156.5M

6. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City– $2.6M/$13.1M

So far the Resident Evil gamble doesn’t seem to be paying off. The rebooted franchise, based on the hit Capcom horror games, made just $2.6M in week two for $13M. Ouch. Worldwide it only has $25M, which is way below what the Milla Jojovich films used to do overseas.

7. Dune– $1.81M/$104.5M

8. Clifford the Big Red Dog– $1.8M/$45.7M

9. King Richard– $1.2M/$13.4M

10. Sword Art Online: Progressive – Aria of a Starless Night– $1M

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.