In the latest news for the weekend box office, Universal and Monkeypaw’s Nope earned an additional $18.85 million (-58%) on weekend two for a ten-day run-up of $80.5 million. That’s a big drop (even We fell “only” 53% from an opening weekend of $71 million, but strong weekday receipts prevented a total crash. it will still pass halloween kills ($92 million) as the highest R-rated movie since bad boys for life ($204 million) in January 2020, and it will quickly clear $100 million in about a week. Whether it stagnates at $110 million or crawls past $120 million (and maybe beyond Super 8$127 million) is a question of how well he stands up to Brad Pitt High-speed train next weekend. It has to position itself as a “Yeah, I should catch up on that one!” remnant in the middle of six weeks post-High-speed train doldrums.
An ironic hurdle is that Comcast actually releases a few movies in the middle of this “dead zone,” including Easter Sunday (August 5), Idris Elba’s The beast (August 19) and Focus Features’ Honk for Jesus to save your soul. It’s good for cinemas (and one of the reasons I can’t entirely blame them for not releasing Brothers Where ticket to paradise earlier), but it may be “bad” for Nope. Nonetheless, it bears repeating that Jordan Peele is the only filmmaker aside from Chris Nolan and (in China) Ju Wing for whom a ten-day total of $81 million for an R-rated, star-lite, and high original -concept would require an explanation. However, the closer it gets to Once upon a time… in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino’s $90 million Leonardo DiCaprio/Brad Pitt comedy-drama that grossed $143 million at the end of summer 2019), the less it requires anything other than absolute huzzahs.
Thor: Love and Thunder earned $13.075 million (-42%) in weekend four for a cumulative $301.5 million domestically and $662.4 million worldwide. Assuming an average rate of descent, we are looking at a domestic of $330 million (above Thor: Ragnarok$315 million) and $735 million worldwide. Is it as big as Disney might have hoped? No, but it’s still more than a third Thor earned in similar territories (IE – not including China and Russia), and no one complained about the cume of $854 million from this film in 2017 (or $869 million for Guardians 2 or $881 million for Spider-Man: Homecoming). Nothing will kill the Marvel cinematic machine faster than a corporate presumption (much like what we saw after the force awakens with star wars) that every movie should shoot Black Panther ($1.346 billion) or even Spider-Man: No Coming Home ($1.9 billion) gross level.
Universal Minions: The Rise of Gru earned $10.88 million (40%) over weekend five for a tremendous haul of $320.4 million domestically and $710.3 million worldwide. It will likely end with around $350 million domestic and $800 million worldwide, ten times its budget. from Paramount Top Gun: Maverick topped $650 million domestic and $1.3 billion worldwide this weekend, earning $13.8 million overseas (-19%) and $8.2 million (-20%) nationals to pass Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($1.31 billion, including $267 million in China) on the all-time list. He will pass The Last Jedi ($1.333 billion), Harry Potter 7.2 ($1.342 billion) and Black Panther ($1.347 billion) by next weekend (or shortly thereafter), ranking 13th behind Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion). Had It Played “Normally” In China And Russia, Tom Cruise’s Sequel Would Surpass $1.5 Billion And Break Into The Top Ten The Avengers and Furious 7.
sony Where the Crawdads sing continued to stand out as the only “big” adult women’s film of the summer. The Daisy Edgar-Jones melodrama grossed $7.525 million (-27%) over the weekend and a 17-day total of $53.26 million. The $24 million release is expected to exceed domestic $70 million by the end of it. Warner Bros. Discovery’s Elvis also benefits from the “adults also like to see movies in theaters” variable, earning $5.83 million (-11%) in weekend six for domestic consumption of $129 million and worldwide consumption of $234 million . At this rate, the $85 million Austin Butler/Tom Hanks musical biopic could hit $150 million domestically before it even becomes a major award season player. Say it with me, now; Warner Bros. is more than Batman and Harry Potter. by Blumhouse The black phone earned $2.47 million (-30%) over weekend six for a tremendous haul of $83.1 million domestically and $141 million worldwide.
Universal Jurassic World Dominion, which opened in Japan this weekend ($10 million in three days, which is solid for the territory renowned for its long legs) brought in an additional $2 million (-33%) for a domestic cume of $369.5 million. It’s above WBD The Batman ($369.3 million) to become the third national earner of the year. Meanwhile, with an additional $15 million overseas, Amblin’s $185 million dino trio grossed $942 million worldwide. It might not make enough in Japan to crack $1 billion, but it’s still a massive hit. It will soon pass Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($955 million, again a massive commercial success, no matter how unrealistic expectations are thrown around) to become the second-highest grossing worldwide this year. I considered it the biggest worldwide hit of the summer, and I would have been right if it hadn’t been for Peter Mitchell’s interference!