Sunday, December 5, 2021

Weekend Box-Office: ENCANTO & GHOSTBUSTERS Lead Lackluster Post-Holiday Frame

Weekend Box-Office: ENCANTO & GHOSTBUSTERS Lead Lackluster Post-Holiday Frame

Without any new releases, the weekend box-office struggled. While Disney's "Encanto" and Sony's "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" are still holding at the top of the charts, the earnings are not particularly impressive.

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.

"Encanto" topped the charts this weekend with $12.7 million, a 53% drop from its debut, which is relatively normal for a Disney Thanksgiving release, but its overall earnings are less than stellar. The film has grossed $57.9 million domestically after 11 days in theaters, while overseas it raked in another $58.1 million. Not particularly impressive for a movie that cost somewhere between $120 and $150 million to produce (without marketing costs). Still, the movie is likely to cross the $100 million milestone in North America. "Encanto" will be released on Disney Plus after playing exclusively in theaters for 30 days.

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is also holding in second place with $10.3 million, which helped the film cross the $100 million milestone after 16 days in theaters, but it did drop a steep 57% in its sophomore frame. Overseas, the film has grossed $13.1 million this week, for a total of $42.9 million.

In third place we have Ridley Scott's "House of Gucci" with $6.7 million. The film has dropped 53% from its $14.4 million debut. It has raked in $33.6 million domestically and another $33.6 million internationally. While solid results for a drama in the pandemic landscape, it's certainly not very profitable when considering its $75 million production budget.

Fathom Releasing's faith-based "Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers" opened in fourth place with $4.1 million from 1,700 theaters. The film features new and classic Christmas songs from the set of "The Chosen", a popular faith-based streaming series which follows the life of Jesus. The show has been billed as the most successful crowdfunded TV series of all time. The movie was released in theaters on December 1, and has grossed a total of $8.7 million domestically. It will be available exclusively in theaters for 10 days before being released via streaming later this month.

The Top 5 is rounded out by Disney's MCU movie "Eternals" with $3.9 million. With another 50% drop this week, both in North American and overseas, the film is performing below Marvel standards. Its current tally now stands at $156.5 million domestically and $227.8 million overseas ($384.3 million worldwide).

The Japanese anime film "Sword Art Online: Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night", which is based on the YA novels of the same name, landed in tenth place with $1 million from 840 locations.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Encanto $12.7M $57.9M $58.1M $150M
2 Ghostbusters: Afterlife $10.3M $102.1M $42.9M $75M
3 House of Gucci $6.7M $33.6M $33.6M $75M
4 Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers $4.1M $8.7M N/A N/A
5 Eternals $3.9M $156.5M $227.8M $200M
6 Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City $2.6M $13.1M $11.1M $25M
7 Dune $1.8M $104.5M $277.6M $165M
8 Clifford the Big Red Dog $1.8M $45M $5.5M $64M
9 King Richard $1.2M $13.4M $8.2M $50M
10 Sword Art Online: Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night $1M $10.9M $11.9M N/A


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