Sunday, January 14, 2024

Weekend Box-Office: MEAN GIRLS Wins MLK Day Frame While THE BEEKEEPER Scores Second Place Debut

Weekend Box Office Mean Girls 2024

The "Mean Girls" musical remake dominated the box-office over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, while the R-rated Jason Statham action thriller "The Beekeeper" followed in second place with an impressive debut. The biblical satire "The Book of Clarence" tanked.

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.

"Mean Girls" opened in first place with $28 million from 3,791 theaters, which is only slightly ahead of the 2004 original ($24.4 million), if you don't account for inflation. The film received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics (71%) and a lukewarm reception from critics ("B" CinemaScore).

"The Beekeeper" opened with $16.8 million from 3,303 theaters. The film received a lukewarm reception from critics (69% on Rotten Tomatoes), and moviegoers mostly enjoyed it ("B+" CinemaScore).

"Wonka" finished in third place with $8.3 million, losing 40% from last week. The film has now grossed $178.6 million domestically and another $329.1 million.

The romantic comedy "Anyone But You" moved up to #4 and grossed $6.9 million in its fourth weekend, which is more than it earned in its opening weekend ($6 million). The film's domestic total has now reached $55.1 million after 24 days in theaters.

The Top 5 is rounded out by Illumination's "Migration" with $6.1 million, which brings the domestic total to $85.7 million.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Mean Girls $28M $28M N/A $36M
2 The Beekeeper $16.7M $16.7M $2.8M $34M
3 Wonka $8.3M $176.1M $329.1M $M
4 Anyone But You $6.9M $55.1M $22.8M $25M
5 Migration $6.1M $85.7M $86.8M $72M
6 Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom $5.2M $108.2M $265.5M $215M
7 Night Swim $4.6M $20M $10.5M $15M
8 Guntur Kaaram $4.1M $4.1M N/A N/A
9 The Boys in the Boat $3.5M $39.3M $0.3M $40M
10 The Book of Clarence $2.5M $2.5M N/A $40M


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