BOX OFFICE: “Joker” runs wild, $55 million on its SECOND weekend, “Addams Family” snaps up $30+


So it opens at over $96, and you’ve got to figure, “Well, it’ll lose 55-60% of that on its second weekend, right?”

No, “Joker” did not. A $55 million weekend is a mere 42.5% (or so) drop from weekend to week. For a two hour long hard R-rated comic book adaptation with violence, not bad.

“Joker” will clear the $200 million mark at the US box office by first or third showing on Tuesday.

The big opener this weekend was MGM’s latest reboot, animated this time, of “The Addams Family.” It works well enough to appeal to the kids, and the fact that it’s on over 4,000 screens has nothing to do with the fact it managed $30.3 million or so.

Will Smith’s cloned assassin thriller “Gemini Man” isn’t a total bust. It cleared $20. Barely.

“Abominable” pulled in nearly $7 million, “Downton Abbey” another $5 or so.

Adam Devine’s big screen bust “Lexi” managed $3.1 million.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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