In holdover news for Friday, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum earned $6.6 million (-71%) on its second Friday. That still gives the $55 million-budgeted threequel an $83 million eight-day domestic cume. We can expect a $24.1 million (-58%) Fri-Sun frame and a $30.2 million Fri-Mon holiday haul for a $107 million 11-day domestic total. That’ll push it over the $92 million cume of John Wick: Chapter 2. That’s a drop on par with Pitch Perfect 2 (-55% after a $69 million debut) in 2015. That film and Deadpool 2 (-65% in weekend two) both went on to earn 1.46x their respective 11-day cumes, a pattern that would give the Keanu Reeves sequel a $155 million finish.
Walt Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame earned another $4.225 million (-43%) on Friday for a new $785.556 million domestic cume. Presuming a $17.19 million (-43%) Fri-Sun and $22.39 million Fri-Mon gross, the MCU epic should pass $800 million domestic tomorrow or Monday at the latest, ending its first month in theaters with around $803.7 million. We’ll get overseas updates tomorrow, but it should end the weekend just over/under the $2.7 billion global milestone. In other Disney news, Breakthrough (their first Fox release) will pass $40 million this weekend and Captain Marvel ($425 million) has now topped the unadjusted domestic gross of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($424 million).
Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Pokémon: Detective Pikachu earned another $3.5 million (-44%) to give it a new $106.323 million domestic cume. That means it’ll pass the $107 million cume of Angry Birds today to make it, sans inflation, the second-biggest video game movie ever in domestic earnings. The Ryan Reynolds/Justice Smith comic fantasy will earn around $13.35 million (-47%) in its third Fri-Sun frame and $17.41 million (-37%) over the holiday for a new $120.3 million 18-day domestic cume. The $150 million-budgeted flick will pass Tomb Raider ($131 million in 2001) next weekend right as it has to contend with another very expensive WB/Legendary release, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Universal/Comcast’s A Dog’s Journey earned $1.6 million (-49%) on Friday for a likely $4.17 million (-48%) Fri-Sun/$5.5 million Fri-Mon holiday weekend gross. That’ll give the family-friendly dog flick a $16.331 million 11-day cume, or still under A Dog’s Purpose’s $17 million opening weekend. Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson’s The Hustle earned $1.059 million (-43%) on Friday for a likely $3.93 million (-36%) Fri-Sun/$5.05 million Fri-Mon weekend. That’ll give the $21 million-budgeted con artist comedy a $31.075 million 18-day domestic cume. Sony’s The Intruder continues to leg it out with a $930,000 (-48%) fourth Friday. Expect a $2.41 million (-40%) Fri-Sun/$3.13 million Fri-Mon weekend for the $6 million thriller, giving it a $32.8 million 25-day domestic cume.
In other odds and ends, Long Shot will have a $29.22 million 25-day domestic cume by Monday. WB’s The Sun is Also a Star will fall 68% for a $810,000 second-weekend gross, a $1.03 million holiday haul and a poor $4.517 million 11-day total. STX’s UglyDolls will have $19.11 million by Monday after 25 days in theaters, while STX’s Poms will have $12.443 million in 18 days. The Curse of La Llorona will pass $54 million on Monday while Will Packer’s Little will pass $40 million at the end of its seventh weekend. Finally, Jordan Peele’s Us will earn $107,000 over the long holiday for a $174.9 million domestic cume.