Sunday, October 16, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: HALLOWEEN ENDS Slashes Somewhat Disappointing $41.2 Million Debut

Weekend Box Office Halloween Ends

The final chapter in the "Halloween" sequel reboot trilogy, "Halloween Ends" opened in theaters over the weekend and dominated the box-office, but it wasn't quite the hit everyone expected, probably due in part to the movie having a simultaneous day-and-date release in cinemas and on Peacock.

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

"Halloween Ends" opened in first place with $41.2 million, well below early projections of a $45-50 million debut. The threequel fell 16% below the 2021 debut of "Halloween Kills" ($49.4 million), and 45% below 2018's "Halloween" ($76.2 million). While the former had a similar day-and-date release in cinemas and streaming, the latter was exclusively released in theaters. THe new installment also raked in $17.1 million overseas from 77 markets. Despite a somewhat weaker debut than expected, with $58.4 million worldwide in its opening weekend against a modest $30 million production budget, it's still a relatively profitable project. "Halloween Ends" received a negative reception from both critics (41% on Rotten Tomatoes) and moviegoers ("C+" CinemaScore).

Paramount's horror film "Smile" finished its third weekend in second place with $12.4 million, falling just 33%. After 17 days in theaters, the film has grossed a total of $71.1 million domestically, while overseas it earned $66.4 million from 61 countries. That's an impressive $137.5 million worldwide cume against a $17 million production budget.

"Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile" finished in third place with $7.3 million, dropping 35% from its opening weekend. The film has now grossed $22.7 million domestically and $3.9 million internationally.

"The Woman King" is holding steady in fourth place with $3.6 million, which brings its domestic tally to $59.7 million. Overseas it grossed a total of $16.8 million.

20th Century Studios' "Amsterdam", which bombed last weekend with a $6.5 million debut against an $80 million budget, isn't doing better in its sophomore frame. This week, the film landed in fifth place with $2.8 million, dropping a steep 55%.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Halloween Ends $41.2M $41.2M $17.1M $30M
2 Smile $12.4M $71.1M $66.4M $17M
3 Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile $7.3M $22.7M $3.9M $50M
4 The Woman King $3.6M $59.7M $16.8M $50M
5 Amsterdam $2.8M $11.9M $6.5M $80M
6 Don't Worry Darling $2.1M $42.4M $35.8M $35M
7 Barbarian $1.4M $38.9M $1.6M $4.5M
8 Bros $0.9M $10.8M N/A $22M
9 Terrifier 2 $0.8M $2.2M N/A $0.25M
10 Top Gun: Maverick $0.6M $715.7M $766.9M $170M


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