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Bob Marley Dominates The Box Office While Madame Web Tanks

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Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love delivered a huge $50 million-plus domestic opening over the six-day Valentine’s Day-Presidents Day corridor, enough to crush Madame Web‘s $25.8 million start, a record worst for Sony’s superhero adventures.

Estimates show One Love racking in an estimated $51.1 million for the six days domestically, including $33.2 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend and a record $14 million on Valentine’s Day (rival studios say the decision to go out on sweetheart’s day day was a smart choice in building momentum). The movie’s weekend debut is on par with the starts of such musical biopics as Rocketman or Elvis, and did almost double the business it was tracking to do. (Grosses could shift once weekend actuals are issued Tuesday morning following the Monday holiday.)

Sony’s Madame Web $25.8 opening includes a four-day gross of $17.6 million. Either way, it is the worst start for a Sony film featuring Spide-Man related characters (the Dakota Johnson-starring film is not considered part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Madame Web got bashed by critics and audiences alike. Its ranking on Rotten Tomatoes hovers around 13 percent, while moviegoers slapped it with a C+ CinemaScore.

The top 12 movies of the weekend are as follows:

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total # of LocsLoc AvgCume Total% Change
1Bob Marley: One LoveParamount$27,700,0003,539$7,827$45,571,205
2Madame WebSony$15,150,0004,013$3,775$23,354,619
5Chosen: Season 4 Episodes 4-6, TheFathom Events$3,443,0702,228$1,545$4,220,036
6WonkaWarner Bros.$3,400,0002,347$1,449$209,821,29711.24%
7Beekeeper, TheAmazon MGM Studios$3,253,0002,557$1,272$59,894,503-4.28%
8Anyone But YouSony$2,415,0002,020$1,196$84,711,912-8.92%
9Lisa FrankensteinFocus Features$2,030,0003,143$646$7,664,150-45.07%
10Land of BadVariance Films$1,800,0001,048$1,718$1,800,000
11Mean GirlsParamount$1,100,0001,350$815$71,040,119-43.00%
12American FictionMGM$923,000803$1,149$18,891,990-27.82%