Jason Statham’s ‘The Beekeeper’ tells ‘Mean Girls’ to buzz off

With no new releases to crack the top five, ‘The Beekeeper’ wins by losing the least.

Jason Statham’s ‘The Beekeeper’ tells ‘Mean Girls’ to buzz off
Jason Statham in The Beekeeper. / Amazon MGM Studios

Hello! Welcome to The Box Office Report for the weekend of Jan. 26-28, 2024.

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1. The Beekeeper

Weekend gross: $7.4M
Total domestic gross: $42.3M
Last weekend: 2nd
Percent drop: 37

A wholly unimpressive weekend at the box office. With no major releases breaking through, the top five films combined barely cracked $30 million. The Beekeeper won the weekend, but it really came down to which film’s box office performance sucked the least.

And, yay, that was Jason Statham’s The Beekeeper. In its third weekend in theaters, the action film dropped just 14 percent from last weekend, allowing it to narrowly edge past Mean Girls for the No. 1 spot.

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2. Mean Girls

Weekend gross: $7.3M
Total domestic gross: $60.8M
Last weekend: 1st
Percent drop: 14

After back-to-back weekend wins, the musical remake of Mean Girls came up short against The Beekeeper. Three weekends into its release, and the new Mean Girls is still out pacing the original’s box office performance, but the gap is closing.

This year’s Mean Girls had an almost $8 million lead over 2004’s Mean Girls after last weekend. That lead has narrowed to less than $5 million after this weekend.