Super Bowl LVIII Blitzes the Box Office, Argylle Limps Past Lisa Frankenstein to Win Weekend

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Summary

  • This marks the lowest-grossing Super Bowl box office weekend in the last five years, with the exception of COVID-19 drastically affecting the 2021 theatergoing experience.
  • Argylle
    remains No.1 at the box office for the second week in a row, beating out
    Lisa Frankenstein
    during the horror romance’s opening weekend.
  • The Beekeeper, The Chosen: S4 Episodes 1-3
    and
    Wonka
    round out the Top 5. The “stone-aged horror thriller”
    Out of Darkness
    debuts just outside of the Top 10.


Super Bowl LVIII unleashes an all-out blitz on the box office. Not only was the second weekend in February the lowest-grossing of 2024 domestically (an estimated $37.1 million), but this will go down as the worst Super Bowl weekend in theaters over the last five years, with the exception of 2021’s COVID-19 debacle. Check out the numbers below:


Year | Domestic Weekend | Super Bowl Winner


2024 (Feb. 9-11) | $37.1 million | ?


2023 (Feb. 10-12) | $52.6 million | Kansas City Chiefs


2022 (Feb. 11-13) | $53.8 million | Los Angeles Rams


2021 (Feb. 5-7) | $7.9 million | Tampa Bay Buccaneers *COVID-19


2020 (Jan. 31 – Feb. 2) | $81 million | Kansas City Chiefs


Now, while the domestic numbers for February 9 through 11 were mortifying, one of the films still had to win the weekend. And if the estimates hold, it will be Argylle ascending to No. 1 for the second week in a row. Argylle made $6.5 million, while Lisa Frankenstein just couldn’t find its audience.


Argylle

2/5

Release Date
February 2, 2024

Runtime
2hr 15min

Studio
Apple Original Films, Apple Studios, Cloudy Productions

Tagline
Once you know the secret don’t let the cat out of the bag.


Oscar-winning writer (Best Original Screenplay for Juno) Diablo Cody’s Lisa Frankenstein stumbled over the weekend with only $3.8 million, and the horror romance had to settle for second place among a Top 5 that together barely posted a $20-million total.


Super Bowl LVIII Wins the Weekend

Cole Sprouse as The Creature with Kathryn Newton as Lisa holding onto him in Lisa Frankenstein
Focus Features


Super Bowl LVIII sacked the domestic box office for a serious loss over the three-day. To make matters worse, No. 2 Lisa Frankenstein couldn’t even beat out Argylle, as director Matthew Vaughn’s $200-million flop took No. 1 over the weekend. Jason Statham’s The Beekeeper slides into the No. 3 spot with $3.5 million. The Chosen: Season 4 Episodes 1-3 lands in the No. 4 slot with $3.2 million, while Wonka rounds out the Top 5 with $3.1 million.


Bleecker Street’s “stone-aged horror thriller” Out of Darkness begins its theatrical run in 897 theaters. And while director Andrew Cumming’s film didn’t crack the Top 10, Out of Darkness did manage to debut at No. 12 with $1 million.


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Walt Disney’s controversial Turning Red managed to land at No. 16 with $535,000. While the animated 2022 film is playing in just over 1,500 theaters, it can also be streamed on Disney+ at the time of this writing. Another debut this weekend, the romantic drama The Taste of Things lands just outside the Top 20 at No. 21 with $126,000 in limited release (3 theaters).

NFL and sports fans can watch the defending champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII tonight on CBS and Paramount+. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST. And football diehards can check out a brand-new interview with Kansas City’s tight end, and Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, Travis Kelce below:

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