Sunday, October 23, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: BLACK ADAM Dominates With $67 Million Opening

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The DC superhero flick "Black Adam" swooped down and saved the flailing box-office. The romantic comedy "Ticket to Paradise" starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts also opened in theaters and scored some decent numbers. Both films managed to beat pre-release projections.

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

Warner Bros' "Black Adam" opened in the top spot with $67 million from 4,402 theaters, beating initial projections of a $60-65 million debut. This is Dwayne Johnson's best opening as a leading man, ahead of "Hobbs & Shaw" ($60 million) and "Jumanji: The Next Level" ($59.2 million). The film also raked in $73 million overseas, which brings its worldwide tally to $140 million. It sounds like a lot, but keep in mind that the film's production budget is reportedly around $195 million, and the film will probably need to cross the $500 million in order to turn a profit. The film received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics, but audiences mostly enjoyed it ("B+" CinemaScore).

The rom-com "Ticket to Paradise" opened with $16.3 million from 3,543 theaters. Pre-release projections hinted at a $12-$14 million opening weekend. The film is already a hit overseas, where it has raked in $80.2 million after several weeks from 78 markets. The film's critical reception has been mixed, but audiences mostly liked what they saw ("A-" CinemaScore).

The horror film "Smile" finished in third place with $8.3 million, dropping 33.5% from last week. The film's domestic tally has reached $84.3 million after four weeks in theaters, while overseas its cume is now at $81.9 million. That's a worldwide total of $166.2 million against a $17 million budget.

Last week's #1 movie, the horror sequel "Halloween Ends" dropped to #4 this weekend with $8.3 million. That's a massive 80% drop, the largest sophomore weekend drop of all time, regardless of genre, for a movie playing in more than 2,500 theaters. 2018's "Halloween" dropped 59% in its second weekend, while its first sequel "Halloween Kills" dropped 71%. Domestically, the film has grossed a total of $54.1 million. Overseas it grossed $27.8 million, so far, from 75 countries, for a $82 million worldwide total. Regardless of how badly its performing domestically, the film only cost $33 million to produce, so it's not really a flop.

The Top 5 is rounded out by "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile" with $4.2 million, dropping 42.9%. The movie has grossed a total of $28.7 million in North America, and another $8.4 million internationally.

In other news, the horror sequel "Terrifier 2" is putting up one hell of a fight. The film finished in seventh place with $1.8 million, a 83.9% increase from last week. The film has grossed a total of $5.2 million after three weeks, against a budget of $250,000.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Black Adam $67M $67M $73M $195M
2 Ticket to Paradise $16.3M $16.3M $80.2M $60M
3 Smile $8.3M $84.3M $81.9M $17M
4 Halloween Ends $8M $54.1M $27.8M $33M
5 Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile $4.2M $28.7M $8.4M $50M
6 The Woman King $1.9M $62.8M $20M $50M
7 Terrifier 2 $1.8M $5.2M N/A $0.25M
8 Don't Worry Darling $0.88M $44.2M $38.6M $35M
9 Amsterdam $0.81M $13.9M $7.9M $80M
10 Triangle of Sadness $0.6M $1.4M $3.4M $15.6M


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