‘Black Adam’ Leads Halloween Box Office With $27.7 Million – The Hollywood Reporter

DC and Warner Bros.’ Black Adam It’s not hard to top Halloween weekend Movie ticket counterAlthough the superhero film flopped more than expected, considering the little competition.

The film grossed $27.7 million from 4,402 theaters in its second release. That’s a 59 percent drop, one of the biggest declines for a starring film Dwayne Johnson In a major role (except in the Fast & Furious franchise). Nevertheless, the film crossed $100 million at the domestic box office on Saturday and is expected to finish Sunday with $111.1 million and nearly $200 million worldwide.

In relatively recent Johnson films, Jungle Cruise It fell 55 percent in its second weekend. Ditto for Jumanji: The Next Level. Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw It fell by almost 58 percent. For superheroes, it’s not unusual to see a studio title drop 60 percent or more, though typically those films opened to $100 million or more (Black Adam debuted to $67 million).

Universal’s romantic comedy A ticket to heaven It fared better in its second weekend, falling just 39 percent from 3,692 theaters to $10 million for a 10-day domestic total of $33.7 million and $119.4 million worldwide. The Julia Roberts And George Clooney The film is a necessary hit for its adult-skewing fare and romantic comedies.

Major Hollywood studios typically avoid opening big event films on Halloween weekend (the actual holiday is Monday this year), except for horror fare.

Lionsgate’s new horror film A prey to the devil It opened in third place with $7 million in 2,980 theaters. The film faced strong competition between smileIts fifth weekend was a standout, and Halloween is over.

smile, from Paramount, finished No. 4 with $5.1 million at 3,221 locations as it crossed $92 million domestically. Universal, Blumhouse and Miramax Halloween is over Its third weekend grossed $60.3 million domestically with $3.8 million from 3,419 sites (the film is also available on Peacock).

Halloween or no Halloween, there was plenty of action at the specialty box office as awards season heated up.

MGM and UARs up to, expanded to 2,058 theaters nationwide, with $2.8 million for a $3.6 million domestic take at No. 6 or no. Arrived at 7. The critically acclaimed film received a coveted A+ CinemaScore from the audience and performed well in the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest.

Focus Features’ Warehouse It grossed $1 million from 1,087 theaters for a domestic total of $2.5 million through Sunday.

James Grace Armageddon time and the abortion drama Call Jane However, both struggled in their openings.

From Focus, Gray’s film opens in six theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Its projected starting point average is $12,000.

Roadside locations were chosen to emerge Call Jane In 1,070 theaters. The historical drama, set in the 1960s when abortion was not legalized, earned $204,755 over the weekend. Roadside President Howard Cohen said the distributor was proud to release the film at such an important time following the US Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade.

A lot more to come.

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