The absence of films with extended distribution at the US box office has led to a drop of 28% compared to last week, an estimated $ 68M.
That will change next week with Doctor Strange’s arrival in the multiverse of madness which is expected to gross $ 150M- $ 200M in the first weekend.
The Disney / Marvel movie is having the best presales of the year ($ 42M). In international territories, it grossed an additional $ 74.3M, for a global gross of $ 118.7M.
Box Office April 29 – May 1:
For the second weekend we find Universal / DreamWorks Animation ‘s Too Bad at # 1 , with $ 16.1M (-33%) with an average of $ 3,983, Universal had estimated a takings of $ 14M yesterday. After ten days the total is $ 44.44M. PAW Patrol ‘s total takings exceeded: the movie ($ 40.1M), Peter Rabbit 2 ($ 40.5M) and Mortal Komba t ($ 42.3M).
A good fourth weekend for Sonic 2 , which takes second place with $ 11.35M (-27%), averaging $ 2,986, reaching $ 160.92M. The sequel became the highest-grossing video game movie ever at the US box office. The film surpassed A Quiet Place 2 ($ 160.1M) and No Time To Die ($ 160.9M) to become America’s eighth highest grossing during the pandemic.
In third place was Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets with $ 8.3M (-40.7%, best yield so far) for a total after three weekends of $ 79.6M. Space Jam: New Legends ($ 70.6M) grossed .
1.) Too Bad (Uni) 4,042 (+34) cinema, Fri $ 3.7M (-54%), Sat $ 7.5M, Sun $ 4.87M, 3-day $ 16.1M (-33%) / Total: $ 44.4M / Wk 2
2.) Sonic 2 (Par) 3,801 (-8) cinema, Fri $ 2.5M (-37%), Sat $ 5.37M / Sun $ 3.48M, 3-day $ 11.35M (-27%) / Total: $ 160.9M / Wk 4
3.) Dumbledore’s Secrets (WB), 3,962 (-283) theaters, Fri $ 2.1M (-47%), Sat $ 3.7M, Sun $ 2.4M, 3-day $ 8.3M (-41%) / Total: $ 79.55M / Wk 3
4.) The Northman (Foc) 3,234 (+50) cinema, Fri $ 1.8M (-64%), Sat $ 2.7M, Sun $ 1.77M, 3-day $ 6.3M (-49%) / Total: $ 22.8M / Wk 2
5.) Everything Everywhere All at Once (A24) 2,213 (+80) cinema, Fri $ 1.56M (+ 1%), Sat $ 2.2M, Sun $ 1.7M, 3-day $ 5.5M (+2%) / Total : $ 35.4M / Wk 6
6.) The talent of Mr. C (LG) 3,036 theaters, Fri $ 1.1M (-62%), Sat $ 1.7M, Sun $ 1.1M, 3-day $ 3.9M (-45%) / Total: $ 13.5M / Wk 2
7.) The Lost City (Par) 2,595 (-233) cinema, Fri $ 1M (-21%), Sat $ 1.78M, Sun $ 1.1M, 3-day $ 3.9M (-10%) / Total: $ 90.78M / Wk 6
8.) Memory (Open Road) 2,555 theaters, Fri $ 1.1M, Sat $ 1.2M, Sun $ 790,000, 3-days $ 3.1M / Wk 1
9.) Father Stu (Sony) 2,476 (-229) theaters, Fri $ 615,000 (-40%), Sat $ 940,000, Sun $ 655,000, 3-day $ 2.2M (-33%) / Total: $ 17.55M / Wk 3
10.) Memory (Sony) 1,726 (-580) cinema, Fri $ 388,000, Sat $ 685k, Sun $ 427k, 3-day $ 1.5M (-34%) / Total: $ 71.4M / Wk 5
An incredible run for A24 ‘s Everything Everywhere All at Once , which in its sixth weekend recorded $ 5.54M (+ 2.15%), with an average of $ 2,504 and a total of $ 35.49M. The film, present in 80 new theaters, this week is once again available in IMAX theaters, 256 to be precise, grossing $ 850k. There are those who expect a final proceeds exceeding $ 40M, those who hypothesize a goal greater than $ 50M. The film could become the distributor’s highest-grossing title, ousting Rough Diamonds ($ 50M).
Well held for The Lost City , just -10% in its sixth weekend, grossing $ 3.9M with an average of $ 1,503, for a total of $$ 90.78M. It surpassed Cruella ($ 86.1M) and next week will be Halloween Kills ($ 92M).
Open Road ‘s Memory debuted this week , a new action title starring Liam Neeson directed by Martin Campbell . The film grossed $ 3.1M from 2,555 screens in 3 days, averaging $ 1,213. While we’re in a better market than last fall, with theaters in New York and Los Angeles open, the film is seeing similar grosses to Neeson’s other Open Road titles released last fall: The Marksman ($ 3.1M) and Honest Thief ($ 4.1M). The percentage of critics on Rotten Tomatoes is 29% positive, 66% on PostTrak.
The Northman of Focus Features grosses $ 6.3M (-49%) in the second weekend, after 10 days the total is $ 22.8M. Mr. C’s talent with Nicolas Cage instead brings home $ 3.92M (-45%), with an average of $ 1.293, after 10 days the total is $ 13.5M. On Rotten the film is critically acclaimed (87%) but we are far from the figures of The Mystery of the Templars .
Acharya , in Telugu language, got off to a good start on Friday , grossing $ 832,000 from 396 screens on Friday, only to cash in at $ 100,000 on Saturday.