Robert Rodriguez and “Alita: Battle Angel” took the crown this weekend, opening to a lowly $28.5 million, but enough to earn it the POPCORN AWAR as well. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” was just nudged out, earning $20.8 million in its second weekend. The new Rebel Wilson comedy debuted at Number Three with $14.2 million while Universal’s horror sequel “Happy Death Day 2U” already made back its production budget of $9 million, earning $9.4 million in only the three day weekend ($13.2 million for its entire Valentines Day weekend run thus far). The weekend, once again, consisted mainly of films dropping spots, with the biggest news being “Ralph Breaks The Internet” resurging back onto the List at Number 14, earning $1 million and earning a ROCKET and the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD with an uptick of +192.7%. “A Star Is Born” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” each continues to benefit from their Oscar nominations, both moving up one spot while “The Favourite” reaps the Oscar benefits as well, holding its position at Number 20.

Five films fell five or more spots, including “Miss Bala,” “Bumblebee,” and “Mary Poppins Returns.” Falling off the List completely was “The Kid Who Would Be King” in its fourth week, already falling $42 million short of its production budget domestically. Clint Eastwood’s “The Mule” fell off after ten weeks, doubling its production budget of $50 million. “On The Basis Of Sex” also fell off, earning just enough to cover its production budget of $20 million. “The Wandering Earth” was not present on the Box Office Mojo results, therefore is assumed to be closed, at least in its domestic release.

“Alita: Battle Angel” will have a short time on the throne, as the animated film “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” aims to reach $48 million next weekend. Also, the roll out of “Fighting with My Family” will continue, looking to add another $7.5 million to its $173,054 from this past weekend, which could be enough to put it in the Top Five. With not much else releasing, expect two of either “Cold War,” “Bumblebee,” and “Mary Poppins Returns” to fall off next weekend. With the Academy Awards this weekend, the Oscar-nominated films should still be hot for one more weekend. Then, unless they take home the gold, expect them to finally start falling off, including the Oscar Shorts, which will end their run once the ceremony takes place.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Alita: Battle Angel”
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part”
POPCORN AWARD*: “Alita: Battle Angel”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Alita: Battle Angel (Fox)
$28,525,613 ($37,241,845) $170m 1st N
2 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (WB)
$20,804,670 ($62,280,029) $99m* 2nd #1 down
3 Isn’t It Romantic (WB)
$14,247,758 ($20,493,105) $5m* 1st N even
4 What Men Want (Par)
$10,675,205 ($35,905,533) $20m 2nd #2 down
5 Happy Death Day 2U (Uni)
$9,497,665 ($13,209,165) $9m 1st N even
6 Cold Pursuit (LG/S)
$5,977,782 ($21,100,114) $60m* 2nd #3 down
7 The Upside (STX)
$5,491,229 ($94,098,260) $37.5m 6th #4 down
8 Glass (Uni)
$3,922,035 ($104,552,950) $20m 5th #5 down
9 The Prodigy (Orion)
$3,168,439 ($11,033,913) $6m 2nd #6 down
10 Green Book (Uni) $2,887,175 ($65,892,576) $23m 14th #7 down
11 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Sony) $2,019,009 ($182,774,913) $90m 10th #9 down
12 Aquaman (WB) $1,850,532 ($331,336,634) $200m* 9th #8 down
13 They Shall Not Grow Old (WB)
$1,015,125 ($15,286,472) ** 9th #12 down
14 Ralph Breaks The Internet (BV)
$1,000,986 ($198,688,230) $175m 13th #29
15 Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) $979,914 ($212,011,623) $52m 16th #16
16 Miss Bala (Sony)
$955,350 ($13,846,548) $15m 3rd #10 downdown
17 A Dog’s Way Home (Sony)
$869,218 ($40,320,612) $18m 6th #11 downdown
18 The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019 (Magn)
$815,887 ($2,160,407) ** 2nd #17 down
19 A Star Is Born (WB) $781,569 ($209,793,257) $36m 20th #22
20 The Favourite (FoxS) $644,682 ($31,187,967) $15m* 13th #20 even
21 Escape Room (Sony)
$600,229 ($55,700,996) $9m 7th #14 downdown
22 Vice (AP) $572,929 ($46,093,166) $60m* 8th #21 down
23 Bumblebee (Par) $442,172 ($126,483,830) $135m 9th #18 downdown
24 Mary Poppins Returns (BV) $416,116 ($170,444,319) $130m 9th #19 downdown
25 Cold War (Amazon) $414,334 ($3,560,901) $4.8m* 7th #23 down

<<<ALL DOMESTIC NUMBERS FROM BOX OFFICE MOJO>>>>


OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
The Kid Who Would Be King (Fox) $16,281,724
($22,107,792)
$59m* 4th #4 (-$42.7m)
(-$36.9m)
The Mule (WB) $103,113,498
($143,412,194)
$50m 10th #2 (+$53.1m)
(+$93.4m)
On The Basis Of Sex (Focus) $24,230,892
($26,423,258)
$20m* 8th #8 (+$4.2m)
(+$6.4m)
The Wandering Earth (CMC) $3,883,544 $50m* 2nd #13
(-$46.1m)

(OFFICIALLY CLOSED)


*POPCORN AWARD goes to the highest per theater average within the Top 25 List
**GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD goes to the highest increase within the Top 25 List

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