‘The Garfield Movie’ tops box office in second weekend

Who loves lasagna, hates Mondays, and just won the box office in a less-than-epic rematch against Mad Max: Furiosa?

That’s right, The Garfield Movie bounced back from a second-place finish last week to come out on top, earning $14 million, according to Comscore. The animated film, starring Chris Pratt as the mischievous orange cat, saw a 42 percent drop as the summer box office gets off to a slow start.

With his catch last week, Garfield earned $51.6 million domestically, with a global cume of $152.2 million.

“The Garfield Movie”.

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From writer/director John Krasinski, IF took second place in its third week of release, with $10.8 million, grossing $80.4 million domestically ($138 million worldwide). Following the story of a young girl who discovers she can see everyone’s imaginary friends, the film held up well compared to other titles, down just 33 percent from last week.

THE Mad Max prequel Furiosa, however, fell 59 percent, coming in a very disappointing third with $10.75 million, for a domestic spend of $49.7 million ($114.4 million globally). Despite critical acclaim, Furiosa struggled to find its place at the box office. But that may just be a sign of a historically slow summer for Hollywood.

“IF”, “Mad Max: Furiosa”.

Paramount Pictures; Warner Bros.

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Although Anya Taylor-Joy is the face of Furiosawhich is now circling box office bomb territory, it at least had a big hit with Dune: part two earlier this year. But the director of this film wishes that wasn’t the case such a tube.

Speaking to journalists at Canadian Screen Awards, where he received the Oscar Icon Award, Denis Villeneuve said he was disappointed that Dunes 2 is still the No. 1 film of the year so far, grossing $711.8 million worldwide.

“I think we need films that are theatrical experiences, that fully harness the power of theater, and I don’t just mean Dunes 2,” Villeneuve said, quoting Civil war as a “strong example” of a film that “absolutely” used this power. “I was lucky that Second part touched the audience, I wish it happened more often, honestly.”

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“I’m disappointed to still be number one,” Villeneuve added. “I hope there will be more box office hits soon. I hope that sooner or later this summer box office will be much better.”

With these numbers, he is not the only one. To complete the top 5, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes grossed $8.8 million for a four-week domestic gross of $140 million ($337.1 million) and The guy who falls just in time raked in $4.2 million in its fifth week of release, for a domestic total of $80.3 million ($157.9 million worldwide).

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