Sunday, August 28, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: THE INVITATION Scores $7 Million Debut in Worst Weekend Since January

Weekend Box Office The Invitation

Sony Pictures / Screen Gems' horror film "The Invitation" topped the charts this weekend, but it ended up being the lowest first-place finish since May 2021, when the pandemic was in full force. With $51.3 million overall, this weekend is the lowest since the January 28 weekend ($34.8 million). The fantasy film "Three Thousand of Years Longing" starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton also opened in theaters this week, but failed to make an impression.

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

"The Invitation" opened in the top spot with $7 million from 3,114 theaters, which is an outright disastrous start for any movie. However, the movie's saving grace is that it only cost $10 million to produce. Overseas it added another $1.6 million. The film also received a thrashing from both critics (26% on Rotten Tomatoes) and moviegoers ("C" CinemaScore).

The Brad Pitt starrer "Bullet Train" climbed from #3 last week to #2 this weekend. The film grossed $5.6 million in its fourth frame, down just 30%. Its domestic total has reached $78.2 million, while overseas it adds another $95.4 million for a worldwide total of 173.6 million.

The survival thriller "Beast" finished in third place with $4.9 million, dropping 57.7% from its opening weekend. The film has grossed a total of $20 million in North America, and another $16 million overseas.

"Top Gun: Maverick" is holding remarkably well at #4 with $4.7 million. The film dropped only 19.7% from last week. This was the first weekend since opening exclusively in theaters in which the film was available on digital platforms for $20. "Top Gun: Maverick" has grossed a total of $691.2 million domestically, $731.2 million internationally, and $1.422 billion worldwide.

Last week's No. 1 movie, the anime "Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero", rounds out the Top 5 with $4.5 million, tumbling 78%. While recent anime film generally lost around 70% in their sophomore frame, this is definitely the steepest decline ever. The film grossed a total of $30.7 million in North America, while overseas it raked in $50.7 million (excluding Japan).

"Mad Max Fury Road" filmmaker George Miller's new movie "Three Thousand of Years Longing" opened in seventh place with a very low $2.8 million from 2,436 theaters. The film received mixed-to-positive reviews from critics (70% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a lukewarm reception from moviegoers ("B" CinemaSCore).

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 The Invitation $7M $7M $1.6M $10M
2 Bullet Train $5.6M $78.2M $95.4M $90M
3 Beast $4.9M $20M $16M $36M
4 Top Gun: Maverick $4.7M $691.2M $731.2M $170M
5 Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero $4.5M $30.7M $50.7M N/A
6 DC League of Super-Pets $4.2M $74M $72.4M $90M
7 Three Thousand Years of Longing $2.8M $2.8M N/A $60M
8 Minions: The Rise of Gru $2.7M $354.7M $514M $80M
9 Thor: Love and Thunder $2.7M $336.5M $410.1M $250M
10 Where the Crawdads Sing $2.3M $81.8M $24.7M $24M


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