"Fast X" places number 2 with another $28.5M for the four days
"Box Office Battle" is The Fly's weekly roundup of what movies topped the weekend's box office.
Disney’s (DIS) live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” won the Memorial Day weekend at the domestic box office with a four-day debut of $117.5M. For the three-day period, the movie grossed an estimated $95.4M. Overseas, “The Little Mermaid” earned just $68.1M from 51 markets. The live-action film also earned an A CinemaScore.
BOX OFFICE RUNNER-UPS: Comcast (CMCSA) subsidiary Universal’s “Fast X” placed number 2 with another $28.5M for the four days and $22.9M for the three-day period, as it crossed the $500M mark globally. Behind it was another Disney title, “Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 3” with another $25.3M for the four-day weekend. Illumination and Universal’s Nintendo (NTDOY) video game adaptation “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” placed number 4 in its eight outing with $6.2M for the four days. Rounding out the top five, Sony’s (SONY) “The Machine” earned $5.5M in its four-day opening, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:
“The Little Mermaid” - $117.5M
“Fast X” - $28.5M
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” - $25.3M
“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” - $6.2M
“The Machine” - $5.5M
Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include Amazon (AMZN) with its MGM Holdings, Lionsgate’s (LGF.B), and Warner Bros. (WBD).