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‘Mean Girls’ Opens With $32M Weekend

Mean Girls

At the domestic box office, Mean Girls’ projected opening of $32 million on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend makes it the clear winner for the weekend. Due to the four-day holiday, an updated count will be released on Monday. However, the movie is doing better than expected.

Twenty years after Mark Waters’s cult favorite Mean Girls, starring Lindsay Lohan and adapted from a screenplay by Tina Fey, sauntered into theaters, the Paramount picture opens in 3,791 North American theaters. Based on the 2004 film and its subsequent Broadway musical adaptation, Fey comes back to pen the script for the upcoming feature. Internationally, it debuted in a small number of big regions, but it had a tremendous start in Mexico and Australia, where it topped the charts. The film cost $36 million to make before marketing, and it made $6.5 million in its overseas launch, for a total of $37.5 million at the worldwide box office.

Fey and Tim Meadows are back for their parts from the 2004 film, and the new film stars Angourie Rice, René Rapp, Auli’i Cravalho, Bebe Wood, and Christopher Briney. Following Warner Bros.’s Wonka and The Color Purple, Mean Girls is the newest Hollywood musical to take on the big screen.

The top 12 films of the weekend:

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total # of LocsLoc AvgCume Total% Change
1Mean GirlsParamount$28,000,0003,791$7,386$28,000,000
2Beekeeper, TheAmazon MGM Studios$16,789,0003,303$5,083$16,789,000
3WonkaWarner Bros.$8,380,0003,346$2,504$176,193,855-40.47%
4Anyone But YouSony$6,940,0002,935$2,365$55,179,370-28.83%
6Aquaman and the Lost KingdomWarner Bros.$5,265,0002,741$1,921$108,228,347-50.33%
7Night SwimUniversal$4,660,0003,257$1,431$19,170,415-60.50%
8Boys in the Boat, TheMGM$3,525,0002,007$1,756$39,356,103-36.88%
9Book of Clarence, TheSony$2,575,0002,010$1,281$2,575,000
10Iron Claw, TheA24$2,400,8781,591$1,509$28,636,038-46.90%
11Hanu-ManNirvana Cinemas$2,389,321430$5,557$2,389,321
12Guntur KaaramPrathyangira Cinemas$2,333,034800$2,916$2,333,034