Sunday, June 26, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: ELVIS and TOP GUN: MAVERICK Battle for First Place

Weekend Box Office Elvis Top Gun Maverick

The Elvis Presley biopic "Elvis" opened in theaters this weekend, but its debut ended up falling a bit short of pre-release projections, and is now pretty much tied with "Top Gun: Maverick" for the top spot. Tomorrow's final numbers will ultimately decide the winner, but for now, the "Top Gun" sequel is the King by a very, very, very narrow margin ($176). Meanwhile, the horror film "The Black Phone" scored a pretty solid debut.

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

"Top Gun: Maverick" finished the weekend with $30,500,176, dropping just 31.7% in the film's fifth weekend. This is the #3 fifth weekend of all time, behind "American Sniper" ($64.4 million) and "Avatar" ($42.7 million). The film has now crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, grossing $521.7 million domestically and $487.7 million overseas.

Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" opened with $30,500,000 from 3,906 theaters. That's on the lower end of projections, which predicted the film would hit $35-40 million in its opening weekend. Still, it's a pretty solid start for a biographical film with a running time of 2 hours and 39 minutes, and it only cost $85 million to produce. The film also raked in $20 million from overseas markets. Both critics and audiences generally enjoyed the film (78% on Rotten Tomatoes and "A-" CinemaScore).

The dino thriller "Jurassic World Dominion" finished its third weekend in third place with $26.4 million. That's a really steep 55.3% drop for a third weekend. The film might actually struggle to cross the $1 billion mark. It has so far grossed $302.7 million domestically and $443.8 internationally. China is the film's largest international market with $114.3 million.

Universal and Blumhouse's horror film "The Black Phone" opened in fourth place with $23.3 million from 3,150 theaters. Its debut ended up on the higher end of pre-release projections. The film also grossed another $12.4 million overseas. "The Black Phone" received great reviews from critics (84% on Rotten Tomatoes), and moviegoers mostly liked it ("B+" CinemaScore).

The Top 5 is rounded out by the Disney/Pixar movie "Lightyear" with $17.6 million. The film dropped a massive 65% from its already lackluster opening weekend. This is the second worst sophomore frame drop for a Pixar movie, behind only "Onward", which dropped 71% in its second weekend. However, "Onward" was released just as the pandemic was shutting down cinemas nationwide, so it really shouldn't be used in comparison. The "Toy Story" spinoff has so far grossed $88.7 million in North America and $63.6 million overseas.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Top Gun: Maverick $30.5M $521.7M $484.7M $170M
2 Elvis $30.5M $30.5M $20M $85M
3 Jurassic World Dominion $26.4M $302.7M $443.8M $185M
4 The Black Phone $23.3M $23.3M $12.4M $18M
5 Lightyear $17.6M $88.7M $63.6M $200M
6 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $1.7M $409.1M $537.8M $200M
7 Everything Everywhere All at Once $0.5M $66M $23.1M $25M
8 The Bob's Burgers Movie $0.5M $31M $2.1M N/A
9 The Bad Guys $0.4M $95.4M $143.1M $80M
10 Downton Abbey: A New Era $0.3M $43.2M $45.6M $40M


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