Box Office Results - 'Bohemian Rhapsody', 'The Nutcracker' and 'Nobody's Fool'
2018 is really turning into the year of big box office breakouts, and Bohemian Rhapsody has just joined that growing list of surprise success stories. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on the other hand marks Disney’s third relative bomb this year along with Solo and A Wrinkle in Time. Finally, Tyler Perry’s latest, Nobody’s Fool grossed about what was to be expected from a Tyler Perry release. Let’s break down this week’s numbers.
Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
Box Office: $50 million
The $52 million biopic about Freddy Mercury, Queen and their rise to fame opened higher than pretty much everyone expected. The film grossed a stellar $50 million this weekend, and though critics were more mixed on the picture, audiences seem to love what they’re seeing, suggesting a potentially leggy run going forward. With a $50 million opening, good word of mouth, and some additional Thanksgiving holiday business towards the end of the month, expect Bohemian Rhapsody to at least clear $150 million domestically, and possibly fly even higher.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Disney)
Box Office: $20 million
Disney frequently rolls the dice on the odd fantasy adaptation and it seems the roll was low this time. The Nutcracker only cracked $20 million nuts this weekend, and while that’s not the worst-case scenario considering the holiday business it is likely to rack up in the coming month, it would have been a much more comfortable opening if it had reached at least $40 million. Look for the Nutcracker to potentially make around $70 million, which won’t be as disastrous if it rakes it in overseas. So the jury is still out on this one, though the trajectory is skewing more negative.
Nobody’s Fool (Paramount)
Box Office: $14 million
Nobody’s Fool also surprised no one with it’s par-for-the-course $14 million opening. Tyler Perry’s films always hit between $10 million and $30 million so this was about as predictable as you could get. Nobody’s Fool cost around $19 million and if it manages to make it to $40 million and scrapes up a few million overseas it should be just fine.
The Top 10
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - $50 million (NEW)
2. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - $20 million (NEW)
3. Nobody’s Fool - $14 million (NEW)
4. A Star is Born - $11.1 million
5. Halloween (2018) - $11 million
6. Venom - $7.9 million
7. Smallfoot - $3.8 million
8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - $3.7 million
9. Hunter Killer - $3.5 million
10. The Hate U Give - $3.4 million
Source: Box Office Mojo