'READY PLAYER ONE' TOPS BOX OFFICE AT $53M (04/02/2018)
Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One won the holiday box office this weekend, earning $53.2 million over four days after a $15.8M Saturday that was up 4% over Friday. About 35% of the earnings came from 3D showings.
Friday-Sunday, the film earned $41.2 million, making it one of Spielberg’s top opening weekends, behind Indiana Jones 4 ($100m in 2008), The Lost World: Jurassic Park ($74m in 1997), War of the Worlds ($64m in 2005) and Jurassic Park ($50m in 1993).
The $41.2 million Friday-Sunday debut is also the second-largest opening this year after the mighty Black Panther, which landed five times that, at $201M+.
While those numbers give studio honchos a lot to smile about, according to ComScore, overall box office is down 3.7% year-to-date.
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The March 30-April 1 Box Office Figures, Per ComScore:
1. Ready Player One — $41.2 million2. Acrimony — $17.1 million3. Black Panther — $11.3 million4. I Can Only Imagine — $10.8 million5. Pacific Rim Uprising — $9.2 million6. Sherlock Gnomes — $7 million7. Love, Simon — $4.8 million8. Tomb Raider — $4.7 million9. A Wrinkle in Time — $4.7 million10. Paul, Apostle of Christ — $3.5 million