Ford V Ferrari races to top of box office with $31 million while Charlie’s Angels falls short of expectations with $8.6 million
Ford V Ferrari skidded into pole position with $31 million at the weekend box office, way ahead of expectations and its nearest rival, Midway, with $8.75 million.
That means the other big opener, Charlie’s Angels, could only scrape third with $8.6 million.
Ford V Ferrari, starring Matt Damon as Ford’s car designer Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as race driver Ken Miles, also brought in $21.4 million outside of North America for a global haul of $52.4 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Tough to beat: Ford V Ferrari, starring Matt Damon as Ford’s car designer Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale as race driver Ken Miles, skidded into pole position with $31 million at B.O.
Second World War film Midway slipped from last week’s top spot to second with $8.75 million, bringing its local haul to $35 million.
Starring Ed Skrein, Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans and Dennis Quaid among others, it’s global take is $53.7 million.
Charlie’s Angels is right behind with $8.6 million and could pass Midway when the final tally comes in.
However, it won’t be enough to boost its disappointing performance, which had been expected to be in the $12 million range.
Coming second: Midway, starring Ed Skrein and Mandy Moore, took $8.75 million, bringing its local haul to $35 million after two weeks
Not doing so well: Charlie’s Angels. starring, from left, Ella Balinska, Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott, only managed to nab $8.6 million for third place
It was saved somewhat by its $19.3 million take elsewhere, giving it a global total of $27.9 million with countries including the UK, Spain and France still to come.
The reboot of the classic Eighties TV series and two films was written and directed by Elizabeth Banks and stars Kristen Stewart and relative unknowns Naomi Scott and Ella Ballinska.
Playing With Fire is hot on Charlie’s tail with $8.55 million, giving it fourth place – actually up one place from the previous week.
Warming up: Playing With Fire, starring John Cena, is hot on Charlie’s tail with $8.55 million in fourth place – actually up one place from the previous week
In at No. 5: Last Christmas was gifted $6.7 million by audiences after opening last weekend
The unlikely family comedy, starring John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key and John Leguizamo, has now raised almost $26 million at home and $4.5 million elsewhere for a worldwide take of just under $30 million.
In at No. 5, Last Christmas, starring Emilia Clarke, was gifted $6.7 million by audiences after opening last weekend.
It now has $22.6 million stuffed into its bag with $13 million from overseas for a global total that now stands at $35.5 million.
Meanwhile, Joker, in eighth position, is the first R-rated movie to top $1 billion at the global box office and the fourth DC Comics adaptation to reach that milestone.
It’s a lot to laugh about: Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, in eighth, is the first R-rated movie to top $1 billion at the global box office and the fourth DC Comics adaptation to reach that milestone