The Easter long weekend of 2019 has been a lacklustre one at the box office, with Variety declaring this to be Hollywood’s worst weekend at the movies in almost 15 years.
Topping the dismal box office is “The Curse of La Llorona”, with the R-rated supernatural thriller based on the Mexican folk tale exceeding industry expectations with a $26.5 million domestic opening, in addition to $30 million from international markets.
“We are thrilled how much it over-performed,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution. “The folklore of the Weeping Woman is so prevalent throughout Latino culture that even with its rating, it transcended expectations.”
Last week’s box-office champion dropped to second place, with “Shazam!” adding $17 million to its domestic take in its third week of release, for a domestic total of $121 million. Meanwhile, “Shazam!” topped $200 million in overseas markets, for healthy worldwide total of $322.8 million.
Coming in at third place is “Breakthrough”, with the faith-based film debuting with a domestic weekend of $11 million, and a five-day total of $14 million.
Rounding out the weekend’s top five are “Captain Marvel” in fourth place, adding $9 million domestically in its seventh week, while “Little” took fifth place with $8 million domestically in its second week, for a two-week total of $29 million.”
“Captain Marvel,” by the way, has exceeded $400 million in domestic ticket sales, and has so far earned $1.09 billion worldwide to become the eighth-biggest superhero movie of all time.