Sunday, July 17, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: THOR LOVE AND THUNDER Clings to Top Spot Despite Massive -68% Drop

Weekend Box Office Thor Love Thunder Massive Drop

"Thor: Love and Thunder" managed to top the charts in its sophomore weekend, but it did take a steep tumble, which seems to happen more and more for Marvel movies these days. The mystery drama "Where the Crawdads Sing" opened in theaters and managed to beat expectations, but the animated film "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" failed to find an audience.

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

"Thor: Love And Thunder" held in the top spot for a second weekend. The film dropped a steep 68.1% and grossed $46 million over the weekend, which brings its domestic total to $233.2 million. Overseas it raked in a total of $264.6 million, which brings its global tally to $497.9 million. Thor's second weekend drop ranks among the worst in the entire MCU, alongside "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" (-67%) and "Black Widow" (-68%). It looks like "Love and Thunder" is about to become yet another Marvel movie that won't hit the billion mark.

The animated feature "Minions: The Rise of Gru" also held in second place with $26 million, dropping 43.6%. The film's tally is now at $262.5 million in North America, $270.1 million from overseas markets, and $532.7 million worldwide. Not bad for a movie that cost only $80 million to produce.

Sony/Columbia's "Where the Crawdads Sing" opened in third place with $17 million from 3,650 theaters. The film was projected to open with around $10-15 million. It's a solid debut for a film with a production budget of only $24 million. "Where the Crawdads Sing" scored negative reviews from critics (37% on Rotten Tomatoes), but a very positive reception from moviegoers ("A-" CinemaScore).

"Top Gun: Maverick" is still doing incredible business, ranking fourth this weekend with $12 million. The film dropped just 22.6% in its eighth weekend, which is an incredible feat these days. The film is currently the highest-grossing film of 2022 with $617.9 million domestically, $619.4 million overseas, and $1.23 billion worldwide.

Baz Luhrmann's biopic "Elvis" rounds out the Top 5 with $7.6 million, dropping a soft 32% from last weekend. The film has crossed the $100 million milestone domestically, and with another $64.2 million grossed internationally, the film's global total has reached $170.4 million after 24 days.

The other new wide release, the animated film "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank" opened in sixth place with a weak $6.2 million from 3,475 theaters. The film received mixed reviews from critics (54% on Rotten Tomatoes), but the audience reception was great ("A-" CinemaScore).

In other news, the period dramedy "Mrs Harris Goes to Paris" opened in ninth place with $1.9 million from 980 theaters. The film scored rave reviews from critics (93% on Rotten Tomatoes).

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Thor: Love and Thunder $46M $233.2M $479.7M $250M
2 Minions: The Rise of Gru $26M $262.5M $270.1M $80M
3 Where the Crawdads Sing $17M $17M N/A $24M
4 Top Gun: Maverick $12M $617.9M $619.4M $170M
5 Elvis $7.6M $106.2M $64.2M $85M
6 Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank $6.2M $6.2M N/A $45M
7 The Black Phone $5.3M $72M $42.5M $18M
8 Jurassic World Dominion $4.9M $359.7M $542.7M $185M
9 Mrs Harris Goes to Paris $1.9M $1.9M N/A N/A
10 Lightyear $1.3M $115.4M $97.5M $200M


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