For years, October started with a bang. Like science fiction gravity And Martin Then gave way to comic book characters joker And poison. They represent five major seven openers in the month. This year, the studio presented a singing crocodile and a comedy mystery with an all-star cast that wasn’t deemed ready for awards season prime time. The results speak for themselves, while theaters are at least looking forward to the Halloween release and Black Adam Next couple of weeks and just… smile.
King of the Harvest: the smile The score crowns it
First time since bullet train We have a film that stayed at the box office for the second straight week. Repeat winner the smile It had the biggest September opening with $22 million and will now hold that title for a few days in October. Word of mouth appears to be more than just strong in the horror community as the film only dropped 22% to $17.6 million. That’s a remarkable hold for a horror film that puts it in very rare territory among films that opened to $10 million or more. Check out this list of some of the best horror flicks (and enhancements) over the years:
cry out (1996, +42.8%) the market (2002, +23.1%) Gremlins (+11.5%) Fear of the Cape (1991, -2.2%), the sixth sense (-3.4%) get out (-15.4%) devil’s advocate (-16.0%) epidemic (-19.5%) the smile (-22.0%) the other (-22.6%) What is below? (-23.0%) The final destination (-27.9%) bad guy (-29.4%) misery (-29.5%) Flatliners (1990, -29.7%)
Last week, based on horror flicks around this time, we set the film’s first estimate at between $52-57 million. You can throw it all away. After reaching nearly $50 million in just 10 days, the smile Eli Roth’s family horror film is moving forward House in whose walls an hourwhich had a $12.6 million second weekend and $44.8 million in the bank. the smile It is likely to take a big hit next week Halloween is over Peacock has become a hot ticket for people not staying at home. But Ruth’s clock Ended up with $68 million, and the smile Looks like it’s going to be around $80 million, if not more. how long Mark 2 Is Paramount greenlit for next October?
Bad feedback: Amsterdam’s star power fails to save it
This week’s slot goes to David O’Russell Amsterdam. Russell’s films have been consistent award-winners since then warrior In 2010. Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustleand happiness Among them, the first two were also $100+ million hits. Something already didn’t smell right when the Disney/20th Century Studios film was slated for film festival screenings from early November to early October. Not only did it open with just $6.5 million, but critics, typically in Russell’s cinematic corner, scored it just 33% on the Tomatometer. It is the only rote score of his career if we don’t denigrate it derivativealias love accidentwhich was shelved several times due to financial difficulties and Russell had to leave the project. warrior, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, three kingsAnd his beginning, Touch the monkey, all earned more than 90% on Tomatometer. Russell’s films have rarely generated big weekend numbers due to their platform release strategy, but they have always grown through word of mouth. It won’t do that Amsterdam. Opening percentages are in the single digits, compared to non-awards reaching $22 million from less than $8 million in October. These numbers would eventually make the $80 million budget film the biggest flop of the year.
Top 10 and beyond: Layla, layla, layla Disappointed with the No. 2 finish
No. for Sony Lila, Lila Kamar There is also a slight sense of desperation due to lack of family fertilizer in the market since July DC League of Super Pets. Instead of leading the box office this week with a number in the low 20s as some had predicted, the $50 million-budgeted film finished second with just $11.5 million. Ten years ago, Tim Burton’s frankincense It opened to $11.4 million and ended with just $35.2 million. Clifford the big red dog It opened last November to $16.6 million and ended with $48.9 million. Is someone going to start writing about how the live action family movie is dead now or would that be too funny?
the smile The goal is to be the champion of September female king Not too far behind. This weekend brought in another $5.4 million for its total of $54 million. This puts it above the speed of both Burn after reading And Denis Villeneuve the prisoner, which banked $53.5 million after 24 days and only $3.6 million in its fourth weekend. That’s over $61 million in total, so that’s your new destination female king With a ceiling above $63 million. It has made $10 million internationally to date. On the flip side of September’s coin is Olivia Wilde Don’t worry darling, which fell sharply again in its third week. Another 51 percent drop to $3.3 million brings its total to just over $38 million. It keeps the pace down Rambo: Last Blood And a little faster Resident Evil: Revengemeaning Darling It is going to land between 42-45 million dollars. It has grossed nearly $70 million worldwide.
In other terrible news, brutal Quietly continued to turn a profit, earning another $2.3 million and bringing its total to over $36 million. $40 million is in its sights as it should spend at least one more week in the top 10. Rounding out the top 10 is a great little horror movie that could have been. Terrible 2, which currently boasts a 90% with critics, grabbed the No. 10 spot with an estimated $825,000. It has grossed more than $1.2 million since screening on Tuesday — not bad for a quarter-million-budget sequel to a film that only played horror festivals before its home video release. Not bad, art clone, not bad. Also doing very well in limited release is Todd Field’s string With awards favorite Cate Blanchett, taking in $160,000 in just four locations, representing the fourth-best per-theater average of the year.
On the Vine: The horror season continues as Halloween is over
The date will be October 14, but it is unclear when Halloween is over. The conclusion to David Gordon Green’s Michael Myers trilogy opens in theaters and streams Day and Date on the Peacock as audiences await Jamie Lee Curtis’ final showdown with Laurie Strode. There is also an opening in limited release up toThe story of Emmett Till and his mother, who fought for justice after his murder. New York Film Festival reviews have given the film an initial perfect score of 100%. It opens in limited release on Friday and will expand over the next week.
Full list of box office results: October 7-9, 2022
- $17.6 million ($49.9 million total)
Layla, layla, layla
- $11.5 million ($11.5 million in total)
- $6.5 million ($6.5 million in total)
- $5.3 million ($54.1 million total)
Don’t worry darling
- $3.5 million ($38.5 million total)
- $2.6 million ($23.3 million total)
- $2.18 million ($36.5 million total)
- $2.15 million ($8.9 million total)
- $825,000 ($1.2 million total)
Top Gun: Maverick
- $800,000 ($714.7 million total)
Eric Childress can be heard reviewing the box office every week on Business First AM with Angela Miles and her Film Madness podcast.
[box office figures via Box Office Mojo]
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