This weekend we have another sure winner adding to the notion that exclusive movie releases do a solid business at the box office. The candy man It opened this weekend and exceeded expectations by debuting well ahead of its tracking numbers.
The candy man it opened at a solid $ 22.4 million this weekend. The movie was trailing into the mid-teens range, so this is a fantastic result for this weekend’s movie. It’s also encouraging for the movie that it wasn’t fully anticipated. Candyman saw an 8% increase in gross revenue from Friday to Saturday, which is a very rare feat for the horror genre. Candyman has a budget of $ 25 million and even the craters of the movie next weekend, Universal and MGM will have moderate success on their hands.
Falling to the second is Free boy with $ 13.55 million. The Ryan Reynolds-directed movie had another fantastic check, dropping only 27% since last weekend. Like Candyman, who finished first this weekend, Free boy is another strong example that respecting the theatrical window and not streaming also leads to great box office results. At the end of the weekend Free boy it has raised a solid $ 79.3 million to date. Free boy It also opened in China this weekend to an impressive $ 23.9 million, bringing its global total to $ 179.9 million.
Third, we have Paw patrol which raised $ 6.6 million. The movie dropped 50% from its previous weekend better than expected, but we must note that the movie is also available for streaming on Paramount +. After two weekends, the movie has grossed $ 24 million and I have to imagine that the studio is pretty good with its performance so far.
Fourth, we find Jungle cruise which crossed a significant milestone at the box office after grossing $ 5 million this weekend. The Disney movie surpassed the $ 100 million mark, something that should be celebrated during the box office of the pandemic era. It’s also significant that the movie only dropped 21% this weekend, which is a great value for a movie on its fifth weekend. Till the date, Jungle crusie has raised $ 100.1 million.
Completing the top five is Don’t breathe 2 which raised $ 2.8 million. The movie dropped 48% from weekend to weekend, which is a pretty solid control given that Candyman also entered the market as the horror movie of choice this weekend. We’ve already talked about that Don’t breathe 2 It hasn’t had the same legs as its 2016 predecessor, but with a budget of $ 15 million, its gross $ 24.6 million to date has already brought the film to a moderate return.
Sixth, we have Respect which raised $ 2.2 million. I still maintain that a winter release closer to Oscar season would have benefited the film more. The movie was available on PVOD over the weekend, so I suspect more people will discover the movie through that platform. To date, Respect has raised $ 19.7 million.
In seventh we have Suicide squad which fell 40% to $ 2 million. To date, the movie has grossed $ 52.8 million and I still wonder how Warner Bros. feels about their performance so far. Starting this weekend, The suicide squad It’s out of HBO Max after 30 days of availability and it’s still unclear how well the movie has performed on that platform.
In eighth and ninth place we have new releases from last weekend that barely registered and continued with no submissions on the second weekend. The protégé It grossed $ 1.65 million, 40% less than its lackluster debut last weekend. To date, The Protege has raised $ 5.7 million. The art house horror movie The house of the night follow The protégé in ninth place with $ 1.2 million. The movie has collapsed 58% since last weekend, which is standard for horror and even more standard for a horror movie that captivates critics but leaves the general public scratching their heads. I suspect The house of the night you will find your life after it leaves theaters, but for now, we have a mediocre gross income of $ 5.1 million which is not a good result for a movie that Searchlight paid $ 12 million to acquire.
Completing the top ten is Black widow which raised $ 855,000. It’s a small decrease of 23% and the film still has the bragging rights of being the highest-grossing national premiere of the year. To date, Black Widow has raised $ 181.5 million.
What are YOUR thoughts on this weekend’s box office?
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