Box Office Results - 'Vice' and 'Holmes & Watson'
This past weekend was probably a slower than intended release window for both Vice and Holmes & Watson, though Vice definitely has a more clear path to success in the long run than Holmes & Watson.
Box Office: $7.8 Million
The Adam McKay Drama/Comedy starring a completely transformed Christian Bale as Dick Cheney got off to a slow start this weekend with just $7.8 million, but it opened earlier in the week and currently sits at $17.7 million. This has award chatter behind it, especially for Christian Bale’s performance, so it will probably stick around for quite some time. Only problem? It wasn’t a particularly cheap production. Vice cost around $60 million, and that’s going to be a tough mountain to summit, even with awards buzz and everyone being off for the holidays. I predict that Vice makes it to around $55 million in the states and flops elsewhere.
Holmes & Watson (Sony)
Box Office: $7.3million
Wow, I knew this one was going to be poorly reviewed, but I guess I didn’t expect the levels of vitriol towards this to be as high as they were. Well, because of everyone’s immense disdain for this film, it is dropping rapidly at the box office. Holmes & Watson got off to a relatively healthy start on Christmas, but has sputtered out since word-of-mouth started bleeding it dry. Holmes & Watson’s first proper weekend only grossed $7.3 million, and the total sits at $19.7 million for this $42 million production. Expect Holmes & Watson to fade fast, especially after the holidays end. My prediction for Holmes & Watson is $35 million.
The Top 10:
1. Aquaman - $51.6 million
2. Mary Poppins Returns - $28.0 million
3. Bumblebee - $20.5 million
4. Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse - $18.3 million
5. The Mule - $11.8 million
6. Vice - $7.8 million (NEW)
7. Holmes and Watson - $7.3 million (NEW)
8. Second Act - $7.2 million
9. Ralph Breaks the Internet - $6.5 million
10. The Grinch - $4.2 million
Source: Box Office Mojo