To twist the words of Gotham City Attorney Harvey Dent, it’s always darker before dawn, especially at the box office. North American theaters are having a quiet weekend led by the suspended releases before the big kahuna is on the horizon at Warner Bros. “Batman”. With the rise of the Dark Knight still a few days away, Sony”UnknownAn easy way to stay on top of the local charts this second weekend.
The adaptation of Sony’s PlayStation series continues to do well, with the studio expecting a total of $23 million to visit in its second year. That’s 45% down from its $44 million opening – A For the first time already exceeded initial expectations. Big-budget shows and adaptations of well-known properties tend to carry them up front in terms of total box office revenue, so a drop of less than 50% is a notable victory for “Uncharted.” Last weekend, it was Tom Holland The action car enjoyed the biggest domestic box office opening since the star’s last movie, “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which dominated the holiday season to become the third highest-grossing domestic movie release in history.
Directed by Robin Fleischer, director of “Zombieland” stars Holland as treasure hunter Nathan Drake. The rest of the cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, and Antonio Banderas. The film was met with largely negative reviews from critics, and scored 40% on the critical aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. The public was more receptive; The film has a CinemaScore rating of “B+”, indicating general approval from ticket buyers. miscellaneous Owen Gleiberman was somewhat indulgent, called “A lively but thinly written and long film, propelled by actors you wish, after a while, it had more interesting things to say and do.”
In terms of new releases for the weekend, neither of the two biggest debuts of the weekend made much of a hype at the opening.
open road moviesstudio 666Expected to earn $2 million from 2,306 theaters as of Sunday. The movie is a Strange Duck: a comedy horror movie starring the Foo Fighters themselves. Based on a story by director Dave Grohl, this genre follows Foo Fighters as they battle supernatural forces While they’re trying to record their next studio album.While “Studio 666” likely won’t make much of an impression in its somewhat puzzling broad theatrical release, its very specific material means that perhaps it should find some kind of second life among Foo’s fan base. Fighters.
Metro-Goldwyn-Myers”cyranoIt’s expected to earn between $1 million and $2 million from 797 theaters. After sharing a December play exclusively to Los Angeles to qualify for awards, Joe Wright’s musical adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy has beaten up the release calendar, with MGM eventually landing Its release date is in late February, and it probably counts on Oscar nominations that don’t. Come On (although the movie did take home best costume design.) With a production budget of $30 million, “Cyrano” doesn’t have much hope of making up as such. These numbers are in her theatrical career.The film stars Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Calvin Harrison Jr. and Ben Mendelsohn.
The top five at the domestic box office appears to be a repeat of last weekend’s ranking. “Dog,” which comes from MGM in association with FilmNation Entertainment, earned $2.47 million on its second Friday, a 51% drop from its opening day last week. Channing Tatum was a box office success story, already cashing in the $15 million production budget. The Road movie should expand GDP to a figure in the $30 million range as of Sunday.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” took the bronze, with a slight 27% drop for the weekend. Now at the end of its eleventh week of release, the MCU monster has never come out of the top three on the domestic charts. Sony’s release should expand its total North American sales to $779 million as of Sunday. With the Tom Holland movie enjoying such minuscule drops from week to week, one begins to wonder if there’s a domestic credit of over $800 million on the horizon.
Fourth place should go to Disney and 20th Century Studios “Death on the Nile”. Kenneth Branagh’s addict has struggled since its inception. The release should expand gross domestic product to $32 million through Sunday, well below the reported production budget of $90 million.
Paramount Pictures’ “Jackass Forever” will wrap up the top five with a total of $2.9 million over the weekend. The film should have a domestic film turnover of $50 million as of Sunday. That’s not too bad for a slapstick documentary that has a $10 million production budget.
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