Sunday, February 13, 2022

Box-Office: DEATH ON THE NILE Conquers Super Bowl Weekend While MARRY ME and BLACKLIGHT Stumble

Box-Office: DEATH ON THE NILE Conquers Super Bowl Weekend as MARRY ME and BLACKLIGHT Stumble

This year's Super Bowl weekend was once again a dry one at the box-office. Three new wide releases duked it out this weekend: Disney/Fox's period murder mystery "Death on the Nile", the romantic comedy "Marry Me" starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, and the Liam Neeson action flick "Blacklight".

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

"Death on the Nile" dominated the lackluster weekend box-office with a $12.8 million debut from 3,280 theaters. Its predecessor, 2017's "Murder on the Orient Express" opened with $28.7 million. The first film only cost $55 million to produce, but the new film had a bigger $90 million budget, which means it probably won't be able to make much of a profit. Overseas it raked in $20.7 million from 47 countries. The film received mixed reviews from critics (65% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a lukewarm reception from moviegoers ("B" CinemaScore).

Last week's No.1 movie, "Jackass Forever" steps back to second place with $8 million over the weekend. That's a steep 65% drop from last week's debut. Still, the film mostly achieved its goals, raking in $37.4 million to date domestically, and another $10 million overseas, and it only cost $10 million to produce.

The rom-com "Marry Me" opened in third place with $8 million from 3,642 theaters against a $23 million budget. It also grossed another $8.5 million internationally from more than 65 countries. The film was also available on the Peacock streaming service, which probably hurt its box-office performance considerably. The critical reception wasn't great (59% Rotten Tomatoes), but moviegoers generally enjoyed it ("B+" CinemaScore).

Sony's "Spider-Man: No Way Home" finished in fourth place with $7.1 million. The film's domestic total has reached $759 million, and it will soon surpass "Avatar" ($760.5 million) to become the third highest-grossing film of all time in North America. With another $1 billion grossed overseas, it's worldwide tally has now reached $1.8 billion.

The Top 5 is rounded out by Briarcliff's "Blacklight", which opened with $3.6 million from 2,772 theaters against a $43 million budget. The film received quite a mauling from critics (6% Rotten Tomatoes).

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Death on the Nile $12.8M $12.8M $20.7M $90M
2 Jackass Forever $8M $37.4M $10M $10M
3 Marry Me $8M $8M $8.5M $23M
4 Spider-Man: No Way Home $7.1M $759M $1B $200M
5 Blacklight $3.6M $3.6M N/A $43M
6 Sing 2 $2.9M $143.3M $166.9M $85M
7 Moonfall $2.8M $15.1M $4.8M $146M
8 Scream $2.8M $73.1M $55.2M $24M
9 Licorice Pizza $0.9M $13.9M $9.7M $40M
10 The King's Man $0.4M $36.7M $85M $100M


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