“Get out,” released by UPI, earned $7.48 million from 1 million admissions in five days, accounting for 39% of the weekend box office. CJ Entertainment’s “The Merciless” landed in second, after winning the opening day contest. The crime action drama earned $4.33 million over five days. “Merciless” sees a gangster who partners up with a fearless newbie to take over a gang, and is set for a May 24 screening in Cannes.
Warner Bros.’ “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” landed in third, earning $2.45 million in five days.
In fourth, DreamWorks Animation’s holdover, “Boss Baby” earned $1.38 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $15.3 million after three weekends. “Alien: Covenant” slumped 75% and dropped to fifth. The Fox release earned $1 million for a total of $9.19 million after two weekends.
Lotte’s “Sheriff in Town” dropped 69% and earned $986,000 in sixth place for a total of $18.1 million after three weekends. Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in seventh, earned $972,000 and extended its total to $20.5 million after three weekends.