Monday Morning Box Office Report: Queen are the Champions


Given that the draw of Halloween fades pretty quickly after the holiday, the weekend was wide open for some new releases to take advantage and Bohemian Rhapsody did just that. The Queen biopic opened with $50 million ($140 million worldwide), which is definitely well beyond what was expected for the film. Clearly audiences did not care about the Bryan Singer controversy or the middling reviews. In second place, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms earned $20 million, which is a pretty modest start for a Disney live-action fairy tale. Nobody’s Fool starring Tiffany Haddish opened in third with $14 million and A Star is Born dropped to fourth while Halloween fell from first all the way to fifth in one weekend. Elsewhere, Venom is still hanging in the top 10 and is about to cross $200 million domestically. The Spidey spin-off has now earned $540 million worldwide with a release in China planned for this coming weekend.

1. Bohemian Rhapsody — $50M
2. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms — $20M
3. Nobody’s Fool — $14M
4. A Star Is Born — $11.1M
5. Halloween — $11M
6. Venom — $7.9M
7. Smallfoot — $3.8M
8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween — $3.7M
9. Hunter Killer — $3.5M
10. The Hate U Give — $3.4M

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  • Jake

    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms might be one of the most low key releases from Disney in a while. Or did I just completely miss all the marketing for this? Didn’t even see any of the cast on the talk show circuit promoting it.

  • Tim

    It had an extended trailer (talking heads interviews and then trailer) in 2 or 3 different movies I saw in the last few weeks. It’s just all they put out is CGI-fests so you might not even register commercials or trailers for it :)