You would think that on this Super Bowl weekend, few people would be going to the movies, right? In the USA probably (even though there is always time for a good movie no matter how amazing JLo and Shakira are) but the rest of the world couldn’t care less about American Football, which is a good thing for the studios.
This weekend two movies opened: Gretel & Hansel and The Rhytm Section, which are at the 4th and 10th position respectively making $6.1mm and $2.8mm so far, which is not not bad for Gretel & Hansel since their budget was just $5 million, but certainly not good for The Rhythm Section whose budget came in at $50million (ouch…).
Let’s see a few more rankings:
- Bad Boys for Life: The Will Smith and Martin Lawrence movie is still number 1 since the opening weekend on January 17th, tripling the original budget. We are very happy about this one since there are two amazing latinas in it, Kate del Castillo and Paola Pena.
- 1917: Sam Mendes’ masterpiece which has helped him win Best Director a few times now: at the Golden Globes, DGA, and BAFTAS.
- Dolittle: Robert Downey Jr, Antonio Banderas and a bunch of CGI animals are positioned at number 3 with a gross of $127 million, but still haven’t broken even.
- Gretel & Hansel (not Hansel & Gretel) is a Brothers Grimm adaptation with a very cool twist, and it’s doing well for its low budget. A must watch if you are into fantasy-horror-thriller.
- Jumanji: The Next Level: Is still in the top 5 with a gross of $754 million making Sony and The Rock very happy (and rich).
- The Gentleman: Guy Ritchie’s action crime movie. Even if you are not into crime movies, you might just want to watch it for the amazing ensemble cast.
- Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker: Even though the movie was initially received with a lot of backlash, it’s still in the top 10.
- Little Women: The remake already doubled their budget, so another win for Sony.
- The Turning: A modern take on Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw”.
- The Rhythm Section: A weak start, let’s see how it evolves.
And yours? What was your favorite movie this month? Comment below!