‘Black Adam’ Leads Halloween Box Office With $27.7 Million – The Hollywood Reporter – Elite News

DC and Warner Bros.’ black adam it had no trouble topping the Halloween weekend box office, though the superhero’s image fell more than expected as it faced little competition.

The film earned an estimated $27.7 million from 4,402 theaters in its second run. That’s a 59 percent drop, one of the biggest drops for a movie starring Dwayne Johnson (excluding the Fast & Furious franchise). However, the film surpassed $100 million at the domestic box office on Saturday and is expected to end on Sunday with a domestic admission of $111.1 million and nearly $200 million worldwide.

Among Johnson’s relatively recent films, jungle cruise it fell 55 percent in its second weekend. ditto for Jumanji: The Next Level. Fast and Furious spinoff hobbs and shaw fell more or almost 58 percent. When it comes to superheroes, it’s not uncommon to see a studio title drop 60 percent or more, though generally speaking, those movies opened to $100 million or more (black adam debuted with $67 million).

Universal romantic comedy ticket to paradise it held up well in its second weekend, dropping just 39 percent to $10 million from 3,692 theaters for a 10-day domestic total of $33.7 million and $119.4 million worldwide. The Julia Roberts and George Clooney film is a necessary win for biased adult films as well as romantic comedies.

Major Hollywood studios generally avoid opening footage of big events over the Halloween weekend (this year, the actual holiday falls on Monday), except for horror movies.

Lionsgate’s new horror movie trade for the devil It opened in third place with $7 million from 2,980 theaters. The film faced a lot of competition between Smilewhich continued to stand out in its fifth weekend, and end halloween.

Smile, from Paramount, was #4 with $5.1 million from 3,221 locations crossing the $92 million mark nationally. Universal, Blumhouse and Miramax’s end halloween It followed with $3.8 million from 3,419 sites in its third weekend for a domestic tally of $60.3 million (photo also available on Peacock).

Halloween or no Halloween, there was plenty of action at the special box office as awards season heats up.

MGM and UAR Add, which expanded nationally to 2,058 theaters, was No. 6 or No. 7 with $2.8 million for a domestic haul of $3.6 million. The critically acclaimed film received a coveted A+ CinemaScore from audiences and performed particularly well in the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest.

focus functions Deposit It also expanded in a big way, grossing $1 million from 1,087 theaters for a domestic total of $2.5 million through Sunday.

james gray armageddon time and abortion drama call jane however, both struggled in their openings.

Also from Focus, Gray’s film opens in six theaters in New York and Los Angeles. His projected opening spot average was a soft $12,000.

Roadside attractions chose to unfold call jane in 1,070 theaters. The historical drama, set in the 1960s when abortion was not yet legal, grossed $204,755 for the weekend. Roadside CEO Howard Cohen said the distributor was proud to release the film at such a pivotal time following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

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Author: Mansi Bajpai

With over 3 years of experience in the field of journalism, Mansi Bajpai heads the editorial operations of the Elite News as the Executive Sr. Editor.

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