Box-Office Watch: The Invisible Man Sees Big $29 Million Opening Weekend

The Illuminerdi breaks down the weekend box-office from February 28th to March 1st, 2020, with The Invisible Man topping the charts.
The Invisible Man Box-Office

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising close to equaled the total U.S. gross from its predecessor, Nagasaki’s My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, which only earned $5.8 million during its total run in the U.S. This likely had to do with the fact that not many new movies opened this past weekend, but that’s not to say it didn’t have competition. The Manga movie earning $5 million in the U.S. for its wide release opening weekend is still an impressive feat.

My Hero Academia Poster

Bad Boys for Life held its place as number 5 at the box office this weekend, earning $4.3 million for a total domestic gross of $197.37 million. This makes it the most successful film in the Bad Boys franchise with a world-wide gross of $405.37 million so far. Due to this success, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see another Bad Boys film added to this franchise. 

bad boys for life box-office

Birds of Prey, which dropped down from number 3 to number 6, earned $4.1 million in the U.S. this weekend for a total of $78.78 million domestically. 


Impractical Jokers: The Movie, a feature length extension of the TruTV prank show, widen its limited February 21st release. This weekend it leap frogged up to number 7, earning $3.54 million for a total of $6.61 million in the U.S. The Academy Award winning 1917 dropped from number 6 to number 8, earning $2.67 million. Which adds to its lofty domestic total of $155.87 million. 

Impractical Jokers Box-Office

Brahms: The Boy II dropped from number 4 last weekend, its opening weekend, to number 9 earning $2.63 million for a total of $9.78 million domestically. 

BRAHMS: The Boy 2

Fantasy Island fell to number 10, with $2.33 million earned this weekend for a total of $24 million domestically. This is notably the first time since Jumanji: The Next Level came out 12 weeks ago that it hasn’t been in the box-office’s top 10.

fantasy island trailer

With The Invisible Man being the only new release from a major studio this weekend it is unsurprising that Sonic the Hedgehog and Call of the Wild held onto the top 2 and 3 spots, but next weekend should be a bit more interesting. With Disney Pixar’s Onward, the Jane Austin adaptation Emma (which will have a wide release next weekend, but had a limited release weeks ago), the basketball drama The Way Back starring Ben Affleck, and Kelly Richardt’s western First Cow premiering. 

Box-Office Breakdown

TitleWeekend TakeTotal Domestic
The Invisible Man$29,000,000$29,000,000
Sonic the Hedgehog$16,000,000$128,293,652
The Call of the Wild $13,205,000 $45,860,651
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising $5,109,247 $8,482,448
Bad Boys for Life $4,300,000 $197,368,385
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn $4,100,000 $78,782,133
Impractical Jokers: The Movie $3,545,000 $6,622,091
1917 $2,670,000 $155,867,069
Brahms: The Boy II $2,622,381 $9,770,000
Fantasy Island $2,330,000 $24,059,653

What did you watch over the weekend? What surprised you most about the box-office results? Let’s talk about it in the comment section and on our social media!

Source: Box Office Mojo


Caitlin Tyrrell

Caitlin Tyrrell

Features Manager & Producer with The Illuminerdi. Caitlin has a deep love for storytelling of every kind. She is a huge fan of television, animation, and film, but Star Wars, the MCU, and Critical Role hold a special place in her heart.