Sunday, July 24, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: NOPE Tops the Charts But Underwhelms Slightly

Weekend Box Office Nope Tops Underwhelming

Jordan Peele's sci-fi horror thriller opened in the top spot this weekend, but fell short of projections. Regardless, the film helped Universal cross the $1 billion milestone in North America, becoming only the second studio to do so in 2022, after Paramount.

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

"Nope" opened with $44 million from 3,785 theaters, slightly behind projections of $50 million. The film's debut is higher than Peele's "Get Out" ($33 million in 2017), but below 2019's "Us" ($71 million). Still, it's the highest opening weekend for an original film since "Us", narrowly surpassing Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" ($41 million). "Nope" received a positive reception from critics (82% on Rotten Tomatoes), but the audience reception isn't as great ("B" CinemaScore), which could prove problematic in its sophomore frame.

Disney/Marvel's "Thor: Love and Thunder" dropped to second place with $22.1 million, after another steep 52.6% decline. The superhero flick has now grossed $276.2 million domestically, and another $322 million. With $598.2 million worldwide in its third weekend, the film will definitely fall short of the $1 billion mark.

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" landed at #3 with $17.7 million, dropping 34%. The film's domestic total has reached $297.8 million, while overseas it grossed a total of $342.3. And it all adds up to $640.2 million worldwide against an $80 million budget.

"Where the Crawdads Sing" finished in fourth place with $10.3 million. The film dropped a soft 40% from its opening weekend. The film has grossed $38.3 million domestically, but only $4.1 million overseas.

The Top 5 is rounded out by "Top Gun: Maverick", which grossed $10 million in its ninth weekend, dropping an incredibly low 18.7%. The film is the highest grossing film of 2022 with $635.5 million domestically, $647.1 million overseas, and a total of $1.28 billion worldwide.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Nope $44M $44M N/A $68M
2 Thor: Love and Thunder $22.1M $276.2M $322M $250M
3 Minions: The Rise of Gru $17.7M $297.8M $342.3M $80M
4 Where the Crawdads Sing $10.3M $38.3M $4.1M $24M
5 Top Gun: Maverick $10M $636.5M $647.1M $170M
6 Elvis $6.2M $118.3M $91.8M $85M
7 Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank $3.8M $13.7M N/A $45M
8 The Black Phone $3.4M $78.5M $51.4M $18M
9 Jurassic World Dominion $2.9M $365.5M $555M $185M
10 Mrs Harris Goes to Paris $1.3M $4.6M N/A N/A


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