Box Office February 2-4, 2024
The theatrical movie box office results for February 2, 2024 through February 4, 2024 have been released.
The Box Office
Argylle premiered in the Number One spot at the United States box office over the weekend with $18 Million.
The Chosen premiered in Second Place at the United States box office over the weekend with $6 Million.
The Beekeeper was Third at the United States box office over the weekend with $5.2 Million (a 21% decrease from last weekend).
Wonka was Fourth at the United States box office with $4.7 Million (a 16% decrease from last weekend) for $201.1 Million so far. Wonka is still in the Top Five at the box office after eight weeks of release. Worldwide, the film has made $571.7 Million.
Migration was Fifth at the United States box office over the weekend with $4.1 Million (a 16% decrease from last weekend) for $106.1 Million so far. Worldwide, the film has made $221.8 Million.
These films: Mean Girls, Anyone But You, American Fiction, Poor Things, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom rounded out the top ten respectively.
Movies That Opened This Weekend
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Argylle is a 2024 spy action comedy film directed and produced by Matthew Vaughn, and written by Jason Fuchs. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Henry Cavill, Sofia Boutella, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson. Its plot centers on a reclusive author who realizes that a new spy novel she is writing mirrors real-world events.
The Chosen is an American Christian historical drama television series. Created, directed, and co-written by filmmaker Dallas Jenkins, it is the first multi-season series about the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. Primarily set in Judaea and Galilee in the 1st century, the series centers on Jesus and the different people who met and followed or otherwise interacted with him. The series stars Jonathan Roumie as Jesus, alongside Shahar Isaac, Elizabeth Tabish, Paras Patel, Noah James, and George H. Xanthis.
Next Week’s Films
Next week sees the release of Lisa Frankenstein, Air Force One Down, Float, Lola, and a plethora of other films. Find my predictions on this releases in the weekly The Bottom Line column. A preview: Argylle will be the Number One film at the box office for the second week in a row.
The History of Box Office (and Profit Measurement)
“A box office or ticket office is a place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to an event. Patrons may perform the transaction at a countertop, through a hole in a wall or window, or at a wicket.
By extension, the term is frequently used, especially in the context of the film industry, as a metonym for the amount of business a particular production, such as a film or theatre show, receives. The term is also used to refer to a ticket office at an arena or a stadium.
Box office business can be measured in the terms of the number of tickets sold or the amount of money raised by ticket sales (revenue). The projection and analysis of these earnings is greatly important for the creative industries and often a source of interest for fans. This is predominant in the Hollywood movie industry.
To determine if a movie made a profit, it is not correct to directly compare the box office gross with the production budget, because the movie theater keeps nearly half of the gross on average. The split varies from movie to movie, and the percentage for the distributor is generally higher in early weeks.
Usually the distributor gets a percentage of the revenue after first deducting a “house allowance” or “house nut”. It is also common that the distributor gets either a percentage of the gross revenue, or a higher percentage of the revenue after deducting the nut, whichever is larger. The distributor’s share of the box office gross is often referred to as the “distributor rentals”, especially for box office reporting of older films.”
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