“La La Land” may have (eventually) lost the Best Picture Oscar to “Moonlight” but it is far outpacing that film at the box office. While “Moonlight” managed to make just over a quarter million dollars this past weekend, “La La Land” took in more than twice that. And while the tally for Barry Jenkins‘ character study sits at just under $26 million, Damien Chazelle‘s musical romance has raked in just under $150 million domestically.
Until this frame, “La La Land” has been in the top 10 at the box office every weekend since it opened on December 9 of last year. That run of 13 weekends in a row matches that of “Zootopia” last year, which won Best Animated Feature at the recent Oscars. It was one weekend away from equalling the benchmark set by “Avatar,” which grossed a record $750 million. As with “La La Land,” that sci-fi epic lost Best Picture at the Oscars to an indie film, “The Hurt Locker.” And, as with “Moonlight,” that Oscar champ made far less money ($17 million domestic).
Matching “La La Land” for the number of weekends in the top 10 is another Best Picture nominee, “.” Having earned a rare A+ on CinemaScore, this crowd pleaser made $1.5 million this weekend, which was its 13th in theaters. That brings its total to just over $165 million and counting.