In a relative rarity for the American box office, of them big movies opened last weekend and both makes decent money, even if one is more decent than the other. The big winner is black adamDwayne Johnson’s pet superhero project that took years to make and opened to lackluster reviews (it’s one of those fans love things, so it makes sense that he’s got that cameo that everyone’s freely spoiling), which made $67 million this weekend in its debut. As for number two, ticket to paradisewon’t you pack your bags, we’ll be leaving tonight: The George Clooney/Julia Robert romantic comedy has earned over $16 million.
But the great stories don’t end there, because the horror movie Smile– now in its fourth week – managed to sneak past Halloween ends in its second week (going from first to fourth), the first earning $8.3 million and the other just $8 million. This seems like a very telling drop for Halloween endswhether it’s because of the reception of David Gordon Green’s reboot trilogy or because the film is available on Peacock (or both), but either way, it’s not a good sign for continued viability. of the film as we wrap up the final days of the spooky season. Smileby the way, grossed over $84 million, which is pretty impressive for a movie that doesn’t have the inherent benefit of starring Michael Myers.
Finishing the top five is Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile to $4.2 million (only $28 million total after three weeks), and kicking off the final five is The female king with $1.9 million ($62 million after six weeks). From there, word of mouth and an expanded rollout bump Terrifying 2 up 83% from last week, but that’s still only $1.8 million (but that could keep going up, the final days of the spooky season be damned). Then, in the sub-millions club, we have don’t worry darling, amsterdamand triangle of sadness-yet Triangle jumped almost 80% this week and expanded its theatrical rollout from around 20 to 280, so that’s up and the rest aren’t.
The full list of the top 10 is below, and you can see the rest at box office mojo.
- black adam
- ticket to paradise
- Halloween ends
- Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile
- The female king
- Terrifying 2
- don’t worry darling
- triangle of sadness