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As expected, Oscars weekend slowed down the box office a bit… and Margot Robbie’s return as Harley Quinn in “Birds Of Prey” took the brunt of it. The “Suicide Squad” girl-power spinoff made just $13-million when it hit theaters on Friday, adding up to a total debut weekend gross of just $34-million – way below the already modest expectations of $45-million.
That’s the lowest opening weekend in the history of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The previous low came last year, when “Shazam!” made $53-million for its debut. But there’s still hope: “Birds of Prey’s” should be able to turn a profit given its budget of around $85-million, plus there aren’t that many other major releases set for February.
Meanwhile, “Bad Boys For Life” is still going relatively strong after four weeks in theaters – though its latest total of $12-million has dropped the movie to the second spot. And for what was expected to be a modest year for the box office, “Bad Boys For Life” has driven tickets sales up by almost 10-percent, according to Comscore.
Here’s this weekend’s top 10 movies:
- “Birds Of Prey” – $34-million
- “Bad Boys For Life” – $12-million
- “1917”– $9-million
- “Dolittle” – $6.6-million
- “Jumanji: The Next Level” – $5.5-million
- “The Gentleman” – $4.2-million
- “Gretel & Hansel” – $3.5-million
- “Knives Out” – $2.4-million
- “Little Women” – $2.3-million
- “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” – $2.2-million
Source: USA Today
Last weekends #1 movie, Birds of Prey was a spin off of the Oscar nominated Joker, as you may know Joaquin Phoenix won the an Oscar for his performance. I’m not sure I see a number one, but there are some great choices for this very cold Valentine’s weekend!
For kids it’s Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic and his new best friend must prevent the evil Dr. Robotnik from achieving world domination.
For date night OR Galentine’s Day it’s The Photograph: A woman finds romance with a rising journalist while delving into her late mother's early life.
AND if you want to grab your dates hand, Fantasy Island, only not the Mr Roarke we knew…. The enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his guests come true at a luxurious tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the visitors must soon solve the island's mystery in order to escape with their lives.
Let’s get to great events for this weekend !
Starting with Valentine’s Day and all weekend long, you will find romance across the state with so many events, we have a link on our Better Weekend Blog for you to enjoy!
Tonight it’s a Prom Night DO-Over! The Connecticut Science Center presents its Liquid Lounge 6-10PM. Whether you're single or coupled up, you won't want to miss Hartford’s hottest night out with 3 floors of bars, live music, and entertainment.
Have a blast with the band you wish was at your prom Hit the party lounge for the best fusion mix or get your prom karaoke fix As always, LIVE Science, fantastic exhibits, and surprise entertainment with more than 1,000 of your closest friends. Wear your favorite prom attire for great prizes, have your very own “prom picture” taken, and dance the night away! This is the ULTIMATE DO-OVER!
Liquid Lounge is a 21+ only event. ID required. No exceptions. This event may sell out.
The Harlem Globetrotters All-New Pushing the Limits World Tour live at the XL Center on Saturday, February 15th at 1PM & 6PM- Tickets are on sale now!
Jane Eyre just started at Hartford Stage and will run through March 15, it’s a wonderful production. Brontë’s beloved tale of courage, sacrifice and self-respect features one of literature’s greatest heroines. Tickets available through Hartford Stage
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