Last Night in Soho Wins $ 4.3 Million Opening Weekend
It seems audiences are more interested in treats and other Halloween festivities than watching new horror movies in theaters. Edgar wright‘s Last night in Soho took sixth place with $ 4.3 million, while Scott Cooper‘s Drink debuted with $ 4.1 million in seventh place.
It was Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune which took first place at the weekend’s box office for the second time in a row, but saw a 62% drop which can be attributed to both the expected Halloween lull and the film’s being aired on HBO Max. Dune is expected to earn $ 15.5 million this weekend, after $ 40 million in its first three days. That brings its national total to $ 69.3 million, with some predicting a transport of $ 70 million by the end of the weekend.
The 71% drop from Friday to Friday is significant, but it shouldn’t really matter; after weeks of speculation, Warner Bros. finally has the green light Dune: part two recently, apparently satisfied with the film’s box office and streaming performance. Dune has an announced budget of $ 165 million and is based on a book that has often been described as “unsuitable,” meaning it wasn’t a safe bet. WB waited to see how it worked before pulling the trigger for the sequel. Villeneuve had always intended to make two films of Franck Herbert, and suggested that he also had plans for a third.
For the context, Dune surpasses his compatriot legendary title Godzilla vs. Kong by almost 17% in the first 10 days of release. This monster mashup movie finished its national run with over $ 100 million and grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide once the dust settles. This, despite the day-and-date release of HBO Max that WB has controversially given to all of its 2021 titles.
Adequately enough, Universal’s Halloween kills held firm on its namesake weekend after dropping 71% in its second outing. Realized by David Gordon Green, the horror sequel is expected to gross $ 7.89 million this weekend, bringing its national total to around $ 85 million. As Dune, which recorded the highest numbers of the weekend for a WB movie also available to stream, Halloween kills debuted with $ 50 million in its opening weekend, the highest for a film released simultaneously on the Peacock streaming service, where it also broke records. Green 2018 Halloween was a big hit, grossing $ 250 million worldwide.
The film is neck and neck with No time to die, Star Daniel craigiconic British spy James Bond’s fifth and final release. Realized by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No time to die the national total stands at around $ 130 million after a transport of $ 7.89 million this weekend. The film has grossed over $ 500 million worldwide, though a lukewarm opening in China suggests it could face a tough challenge as it tries to compete with previous Craig Bonds.
Although he has performed in just over 1,600 theaters, My Hero Academia: Mission of the Heroes of the World made about $ 7.1 million for a fourth place finish. The third movie in the My Hero Academia series didn’t have a Thursday premiere, but is released in 4DX, Dbox, and select Premium Wide Format theaters. The film is performing well, a continuation of a recent trend of box office outperforming animated films, like the juggernaut that was Demon Slayer: Mugen Train.
The top five was completed by Venom: let there be carnage, realized by Andy Serkis and featuring Tom hardy. The anti-hero sequel, which is part of Sony’s Spider-Man universe, grossed around $ 5.6 million in its fifth weekend, having debuted with a record $ 90 million during its first three days. The film is approaching the $ 200 million mark nationally, including only one film – Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings – has crossed so far this year.
Next weekend will see the release of Marvel’s Eternals, which arrives with major expectations – it is directed by the Oscar winner Chloe Zhao – but some of the most controversial Marvel Cinematic Universe reviews.
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