In just two weeks at the domestic box office, Bohemian Rhapsody crossed the $100 million benchmark. It dropped only 40% from it’s larger-than-expected $51 million opening. Overseas, the Queen biopic starring Rami Malek has earned an impressive $185 million against a $55 million budget.
Among the newcomers, the latest Grinch flick fared the best. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch starring Benedict Cumberbatch topped the box office with an estimated $66 million, pretty much on target with industry projections ($55 million – $65 million). The film cost about $75 million to make.
Not faring so well was The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story. The Claire Foy flick opened with a disastrous $8 million. It’s 2011 predecessor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo with Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, launched with $21 million. That opening was also considered disappointing. Maybe it’s time movie execs give up on the computer hacker. Also opening this weekend was Overlord which landed at No. 3 with $10.1 million.
A Star Is Born continued to impress during its sixth frame, landing at No. 6 with $8 million. It’s now passed The Greatest Showman to become the third-biggest live-action musical over the last 44 years. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.
1. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (2018)— $66 million
2. Bohemian Rhapsody — $30.8 million
3. Overlord — $10.1 million
4. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms — $9.5 million
5. The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story — $8.015 million
6. A Star Is Born — $8 million
7. Nobody’s Fool — $6.5 million
8. Venom — $4.85 million
9. Halloween — $3.8 million
10. The Hate U Give — $2.0 million