“Madea” Rules, “Green Book” Soars At Box-Office

Madea Rules Green Book Soars At Box Office

Universal and DreamWorks Pictures’ animated adventure “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” retained the domestic box office crown over the weekend, adding a further $30 million and bringing its total of $97.6 million so far.

Tyler Perry’s “A Madea Family Funeral,” the eleventh and final installment in the fifteen-year franchise, opened ahead of expectations with $27 million and a decent A- CinemaScore, far better than the critics which granted it a very poor 25% on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Alita: Battle Angel” came in third with $7 million, “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” was fourth with $6 million. The first post-Oscars weekend saw boosts for “Green Book” which jumped back up to fifth place with $4.7 million – a 121% jump on the weekend before. Re-releases of both “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “A Star is born” also performed well with just over and just under $2 million each respectively.

Neil Jordan’s psychological thriller “Greta,” a throwback to campy 90s efforts in the genre, opened to a tepid $4.5 million – below projections. The overall box-office is tracking 26% below what it was at the same point this time last year, but it’s hoped the launch of “Captain Marvel” this coming week will help reverse that trend.

Source: Box-Office Mojo