As much as it might be nice for a non-superhero movie to do well right now box officeit was not supposed to be this weekend, because Dwayne Johnson‘s”black adamheld off all comers, retaining the No. 1 spot at the box office with $27.7 million, down 59% from its opening weekend. Warner Bros.’ second live-action movie since March’s “The Batman” has grossed $111.1 million in North America alone. Overseas, Johnson’s comic book movie added another $39 million to bring its worldwide total to $250 million in less than two weeks.
Holding on in second place was the julia robert–George Clooney comedy, “Ticket to Paradise,” which grossed approximately $10 million (down 39%) in its second weekend for a domestic total of $33.7 million.
Lionsgate’s exorcism thriller, “prey for the devil”, was the new single wide release, entering the weekend with very little awareness or interest, passing through its third place opening on Friday with $2.8 million, $660,000 of those made in the Thursday previews. The sixth horror movie to hit theaters in the past two months has grossed just over an estimated $7 million to open in third place.
Lionsgate Didn’t Screen ‘Prey’ Early for Reviews, So Film Is Horrible 20% off Rotten Tomatoes shouldn’t surprise, nor its terrible “C+” CinemaScore. With Halloween on Monday, “Devil” likely won’t stick around for long despite a lack of strong releases over the next two weeks.
Paramount’s own horror film “Smile” took fourth place with $5 million, down 40% with a total domestic gross of $92.4 million. We’ll have to see how quickly it hits $100 million with Halloween tomorrow, which could end the movie’s good run so far.
Coincidentally, “Halloween Ends” was next in fifth place with $3.8 million, down 52% from last weekend, where it dropped 80%. The David Gordon Green The finale didn’t seem to be a big hit with the Halloween holiday, but it’s only grossed $60.3 million so far, still less than Green’s first movie made in his weekend. opening end.
Sony’s ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’, truly the only family movie in theaters, fell to sixth place with $2.8 million (down 33%) and a domestic take of $32.6 million, which gives the impression that the home movie market is recovering more slowly than the others. Then again, Universal’s “Minion: The Rise of Gru” grossed $368.9 million, domestically, over the summer, which makes one wonder where that audience went.
UA version developed Chinonye Chukwuthe historical drama “Till”, starring Danielle Deadwyler, in 2,058 theaters where it grossed $2.8 million or $1,365 per theater. The film’s “A+” CinemaScore indicates audiences who enjoyed the film’s tough look at the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, which should help the film sustain business for at least a week.
The smash hit indie horror ‘Terrifier 2’ dropped to eighth place but remained level with an additional $1.8 million after expanding to more than 1,500 theaters on Friday. It’s grossed $7.6 million so far, which isn’t bad considering it only cost $250,000.
Focus Features’ “TÁR” also wasn’t as great with its expansion to 1,087 theaters, in which it grossed just over $1 million or $938 per theater. So far the Todd Field–Cate Blanchett the drama grossed $2.5 million and is likely to continue to grow.
Field’s film might not even be able to stay in the top ten, since there was also a concert film “Coldplay” released Friday in 833 theaters, where it grossed $673,000 (more than “TÁR” and “Terrify 2”). When this film’s Saturday box office is reported, it should support one of those slots in the bottom of the top ten.
James Graythe personal drama “Armageddon Time”, starring Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Anthony Hopkins, Repeta Banksand Jaylin Webb, opened in six theaters with just $72,000 or $12,000 per theater. Focus Features plans to expand the film to 800 theaters next Friday, but that opening is lower than other recent festival hits like “Triangle of Sadness” and “The Banshees of Inisherin.”
Almost everyone plays Gold Derby’s box office prediction game picked “Black Adam” to win the weekend, with the majority predicting it would fetch between $25 million and $50 million. The second-place picks were more split, though 87 players thought “Halloween Ends” could bounce back to second place despite being ousted from the top five last weekend. 25 players correctly opened “Prey for the Devil” in third place, and 34 correctly opened “Halloween Ends” in fifth place, so we’ll have to see how things play out.
Twelve players went 6 for 6 in last week’s gamewith “braydenfitzsimmons” and “Miguel Revel” making the top score, scoring over 23,000 points each.
November starts on Tuesday, so look for the Gold Derby November preview on Monday, then the regular weekend preview on Wednesday with Crunchyroll’s anime, “One Piece Film Red,” being the only new wide release on next weekend.
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