It was one other mediocre weekend at the field office, with the top ten accumulating simply $42.6 Million, making it the 4th worst weekend of 2022.
The Woman King completed first amongst all newcomers this weekend with an estimated $19 Million. If I may toot my very own horn a bit, that number places it proper on point with my prediction from Thursday when monitoring had it opening within the $12 Million vary. I noticed that reviews had been robust, and I believe folks had been simply intrigued by seeing Viola Davis in a unique kind of role. The wonderful reviews helped get folks to the theaters, whereas the uncommon A+ CinemaScore means those who noticed it beloved it, serving to it over-perform on Saturday and Sunday! That bodes properly for the way forward for this Maria Bello-produced film.
The well-reviewed horror film Barbarian is coming in second place in its second week of launch. The film had a reasonably small drop-off for a second-week horror film of simply 40% (typically, horror movies are front-loaded and have second-week drop-offs within the 60% vary) and completed the weekend with $6.3 Million. It appears individuals are listening to this isn’t your commonplace horror thriller and are heading to theaters to see what all of the fuss is about. Expect this one to pull in stable numbers all through the Halloween season.
Third place went to Pearl. The second film within the newly introduced trilogy truly opened one spot increased than its predecessor did again in March of this year. However, Pearl gross is barely smaller as Pearl opened with $3.1 Million whereas X noticed a $4 Million begin. Luckily these movies are made on the cheap (with this one costing a reported $1 Million), and a $3 Million opening already places Pearl into profitability. The third film within the trilogy, Maxxxine is already in manufacturing and anticipated to launch someday in 2023.