Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Racing to $29 Million as ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Stalls
“Ford v Ferrari” is racing to a better-than-expected launch of $29 million in North America, early estimates showed on Friday.
That’s well above pre-release forecasts for “Ford v Ferrari,” which had originally been in the $20 million range. Disney has since upped its estimate to $25 million to $29 million.
Sony’s “Charlie’s Angels” reboot is tracking for a disappointing second-place finish at around $9 million, below forecasts in the $12 million to $13 million range.
Lionsgate’s second weekend of World War II actioner “Midway” will probably wind up in third place at about $8 million, followed by the second weekends of “Playing With Fire” and “Last Christmas.” Warner Bros.’ launch of “The Good Liar” will follow in the $4 million to $5 million range, competing with the seventh session of the mega-hit “Joker.”
On Friday, “Joker” became the first R-rated movie in history to earn $1 billion at the global box office. The North American number has topped $316 million. The film, starring Joaquin Phoenix, has become the salvation of domestic moviegoing this fall, with overall business for 2019 trailing 2018 by 6%.
That gap will widen this weekend as total receipts will be dwarfed by the same weekend last year, when “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” opened with $62 million and “The Grinch” launched with $38.5 million.