Sunday, September 17, 2023

Weekend Box-Office: HAUNTING IN VENICE Scared Off By THE NUN Sequel

Weekend Box Office Haunting In Venice Nun 2

"A Haunting in Venice", the thrid installment in Kenneth Branagh's Hercule Poirot franchise opened in theaters this weekend, but the debut wasn't strong enough to take down "The Nun II", which continues to dominate by a small margin.

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

"The Nun II" is still the #1 movie in its sophomore frame with $14.7 million, dropping 55%. The decline is actually softer than the first film's massive 66% second weekend drop. The film has grossed 56.5 million after 10 days in theaters, and with another $102.3 million overseas, the worldwide tally has reached $158.8 million.

20th Century Studios' "A Haunting in Venice" opened in second place with $14.5 million from 3,305 theaters. The debut is slightly higher than that of 2022's "Death on the Nile" ($12.8 million), but significantly lower than 2017's "Murder on the Orient Express" ($28.6 million). Overseas, the film adds $22.7 million. The film cost around $60 million to produce. "A Haunting in Venice" received a positive reception from critics (79% on Rotten Tomatoes), but lukewarm reactions from moviegoers ("B" CinemaScore).

"The Equalizer 3" finished in third place with $7.2 million. The film dropped a softer 39.7% in its third frame. The domestic total has reached $73.6 million after 17 days in theaters. Overseas it adds another $58.7 million, which brings the global total to $132.4 million.

The sequel "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3" fell 53% in its second weekend and landed in fourth place, grossing $4.7 million over the weekend. After 10 days in theaters, the film has grossed a total of $18.5 million. Internationally, it only grossed $5.3 million, so far.

The Top 5 is rounded out by "Barbie" which is now in its ninth week in theaters. The film dropped just 30% and grossed $3.9 million. A massive hit worldwide, the film has grossed a total of $626.1 million in North America, $790.6 million internationally, and $1.4 billion overall.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 The Nun II $14.7M $56.5M $102.3M $38.5M
2 A Haunting in Venice $14.5M $14.5M $22.7M $60M
3 The Equalizer 3 $7.2M $73.6M $58.7M $70M
4 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 $4.7M $18.5M $5.3M N/A
5 Barbie $3.9M $626.1M $790.6M $145M
6 Jawan $2.4M $12.1M $6.5M N/A
7 Blue Beetle $2.4M $67.2M $52.6M $104M
8 Gran Turismo $2.3M $39.4M $63.5M $60M
9 Oppenheimer $2.1M $318.6M $594M $100M
10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem $2M $114.1M $53.1M $70M


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