Monday, May 23, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: DOWNTON ABBEY Sequel Opens Strong But DOCTOR STRANGE Threepeats at No. 1

Weekend Box Office Downton Abbey A New Era

The historical drama "Downton Abbey: A New Era", the follow-up to the 2019 film and the hit TV series "Downton Abbey", scored a decent debut, but couldn't take down the "Doctor Strange" sequel, which is dominating the box-office for a third consecutive weekend. Alex Garland's horror film "Men" failed to find an audience.

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

"Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is holding at the top after three weeks in theaters. The film dropped 48.8% and grossed $31.6 million over the weekend, which brings its domestic total to $342 million. Overseas it has raked in a total of $461.1 million, which helped the film cross the $800 million mark.

"Downton Abbey: A New Era" opened in second place with $16 million from 3,820 theaters. While this is a 48% drop from the first "Downton Abbey" film's $31 million debut, and the sequel's budget has doubled to around $40 million, it's still a decent start for a movie that is mostly aimed at adult over-40 audiences. Internationally, "Downton Abbey: A New Era" has grossed $35 million, which brings its worldwide tally to $51.7 million. The film was a hit with both critics (85% Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences ("A" CinemaScore).

The animated film "The Bad Guys" fell to third place with $6 million, dropping just 13.3%. Its domestic tally has now reached $74.3 million, while the overseas total is now at $107.8 million. The film has grossed a total of $182.1 million worldwide against an $80 million budget.

"Sonic the Hedgehog 2" continues its amazing run in fourth place. The film grossed $3.9 million over the weekend, dropping just 15.4% compared to the previous week. The film has now grossed a total of $181 million domestically and $194 million overseas, for a global total of $375 million against a $110 million budget.

The A24 horror thriller "Men" opened in fifth place with $3.2 million from 2,212 theaters. The film received good (not great) reviews from critics (75% Rotten Tomatoes), but was absolutely hated by moviegoers (a very rare "D+" CinemaScore).

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $31.6M $342M $461.1M $200M
2 Downton Abbey: A New Era $16M $16M $35.6M $40M
3 The Bad Guys $6M $74.3M $107.8M $80M
4 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 $16M $181M $194M $110M
5 Men $3.2M $3.2M N/A N/A
6 Everything Everywhere All at Once $3.1M $52.2M $4.7M $25M
7 Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore $1.9M $93M $294.9M $200M
8 Firestarter $1.9M $6.9M $3.6M $12M
9 The Lost City $1.5M $99.2M $76.6M $68M
10 The Northman $1M $33M $30.5M $90M


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