‘Bullet Train’ No. 1 again; “Bodies Bodies Bodies” by Pete Davidson – Deadline
SATURDAY PM: Sony High-speed train will have a softer than expected second weekend ease at -56% with $13.3M at No. 1 in a low-powered August frame that’s roughly $64 million across all movies, -2% off the same weekend a year ago. Worse still, it’s been the lowest-grossing weekend of summer 2022 so far. The framework from May 20 to 22, when Downton Abbey opened at $16 million, hit the low of the previous weekend this summer with all titles grossing $75.6 million.
It’s not great when you consider how this summer’s weekend-to-weekend box office has rallied to last year’s. But, again, it’s not because no one wants to go to the movies. It’s because there isn’t a movie that’s intriguing enough to merit a trip to the cinema.
A24 chose to go wider, but not super wide on Body Body Body which has a lower audience score on Rotten Tomatoes at 78% and only 3 stars/63% on CinemaScore/Screen Engine’s PostTrak. This points to another split by the studio between moviegoers and critics (90% certified fresh) who love this social horror satire. Pete Davidson’s title still has a chance $3 million for the weekend in 1,285 cinemas after a $960,000 Saturday is 27% less than Friday’s $1.3 million. The guy who skewed the R-rated movie to 52% male and 78% 18-34 played best in cities i.e. LA, NY, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, DC, Boston and Seattle and fared quite well in the Alamo Drafthouses which landed seven of the top ten picture runs. Diversity displays were 48% Caucasian, 23% Latino and Hispanic, 13% Black, and 16% Asian/Other.
Although Lionsgate had something to offer the show during this theatrical drought, they did not expand their YA title. To fall, which actually earned a B CinemaScore, but lower PostTrak at 69% positive and a 44% recommendation. Those who showed up for To fall were 53% of guys 56% between 18 and 34 years old. The picture’s most notable activity was in the South and West, but didn’t wow with less than 100 venues from its 1,548 tours that cost $1,000 on Friday. Saturday brought in $835,000, -10% from Friday’s $923,000, in what looks like a $2.3M opening. The pic is in contention for No. 10 with Universal’s second weekend of Jo Koy’s family comedy Amblin, Easter Sunday.
Paramount in Hindi Forrest Gump remake Laal Singh Chaddha by Advait Chandan Booked in 516 theaters in 154 markets, the pic has strong numbers in Toronto, Vancouver and some solid numbers in New York, San Francisco, Houston and Seattle. $580,000 Saturday, up 33% from Friday’s $435,000, will take this movie to a $1.47M weekend and $1.8M over 5 days. Twenty-five reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are pretty fresh at 60%.
Universal’s Imax reissue of HEY sees $310,000 on Saturday, -37% from Friday’s $490,000 for a $1 million resume FSS.
the Diane Keaton-Taylour Paige comedy from Gravitas Ventures, Mac & Rita, failed to impress with a D+ CinemaScore and 61% PostTrak and low recommendation of 46%. Pic won $370,000 on Saturday for a $988,000 opening in 2,000 rooms. Those who dared to spend very little money were in the West and the Southeast.
Typically, mid-August is a prime time to launch a horror movie that carries the domestic box office into the fall, i.e. don’t breathe ($89.2M) or Annabelle creation ($102M). Maybe Universal’s campy Idris Elba lion hunt movie, The beast, do the trick next weekend.
1.) High-speed train 4,357 theaters, Fri. $3.8MSat $5.5M3 days $13.3M (-56%)/Total $54.4M/Week 2
2.) DC League of Super Pets 3,803 (-529) theaters, Fri. $1.955MSat $2.9M 3 days $6.8M (-38%)/Total $57.9M Week 3
3.) Top Gun: Maverick (Per) 3,181 (+421) theaters, Fri. $1.94MSat $2.8M3 days $6.7M (-4%), Together $673.3M/Week 12
4.) Nope (Uni) 2,760 (-256) screens, Fri $1.56MSat $2.2M/3 days $5.3M (-38%)/Total $107.5M/Week 4
5.) Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney) 3,175 (-225) theaters, Fri. $1.4MSat $2.2M3 days $5.2M (-33%)/Total $325.2M/Week 6
6.) Minions: The Rise of Gru (Uni) 3,068 theaters (-120), Fri. $1.37MSat $2.1M, 3 days $4.9M (-30%), Sum: $343.7M/Week 7
seven.) Where the Crawdads sing (Sony) 3,164 theaters (-362), Fri. $1.2M, Sat $1.6M3 days $4 million (-29%)/Total $72.1 million/Week 5
8.) Body Body Body (A24) 1,285 (+1,279) cinemas, Fri. $1.3MSat $960,0003 days $3 million (+1223%), Overall $3.3M/Week 2
9.) Elvis (BM) 2,211 (-200) Fri. $740,000Sat $1 million3 days $2.5M (-36%), Together $141.2M/week 8
ten.) To fall (LG) 1,548 theaters, Friday $923,000, Saturday $835,000, 3 days $2.3M/Week 1
ten.) Easter Sunday (Uni/DW) 3,176 (+1) cinemas, Fri. $660,000Sat $900,000 3 days $2.3M (-58%)/Total $9.8M/Week 2
Laal Singh Chaddha (By) 516 Theaters, Fri $435,000Sat $580,0003 days $1.47MTotal $1.8M/Week 1
HEY (Uni) 389 theatres, Fri $490,000Sat $310,0003 days $1 million/Total $483.2 million/Week 1 of the reissue
Mac & Rita (Grav) 2,000 theaters, Fri. $400,000Sat $370,0003 days $988,000/Week 1
FRIDAY PM: Those cricket sounds you hear are the sounds of the summer box office slowing down.
Sony’s #1 Movie of a Week Ago, David Leitch High-speed train, will take the No. 1 spot again this weekend in a session that technically doesn’t have large-scale releases backed by a multimillion-dollar studio campaign. Brad Pitt’s Action Title Watch $12.6 million for the frame, 58% off week-over-week, after a Friday of $3.75 million at 4,357 theaters.
The photo at the end of the weekend is targeting $53.6 million over 10 days, with some rival distributors believing it has a chance of making $100 million by the end of its run, and could even hold up better than what we see here. weekend.
A24 goes far with its horror comedy Pete Davidson Body Body Body, but not super wide as it feeds word of mouth; it sits at 85% on the Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score with a Certified Fresh rating of 90%. Millennium Collapse Movie Eyes $1.3M today at 1,275 sites for a second weekend of $3 million in what looks like sixth place, +1,224% from last weekend and good for a 10-day total of $3.3 million. (A24 Everything everywhere all at once in Spring expanded to approximately 1,200 runs in its third weekend, grossing $6 million after a first weekend at 10 theaters and a second at 38 locations.)
Lionsgate has the YA movie directed by Scott Mann To fall out of 1,548 rooms. This is an experimental release for the studio: an image not exactly ideal for streaming but one that has tested well with audiences and is intended for release on the big screen. The thriller is currently at 71% reviews on Rotten Tomatoes with an audience score of 84%.
Logline: For best friends Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (Virginia Gardner), life is about conquering your fears and pushing your limits. But after climbing 2,000 feet to the top of an isolated, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way to descend. Now their expert climbing skills will be put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, lack of supplies and dizzying heights. No mg on the film from the producers of 47 meters below franchise (Jamie Harris and Mark Lane) and a low P&A spend of $4 million over a 46-day window; a title to be exhibited in what is the beginning of a two and a half month desert under the big top. To fall looks like $800,000 today and anywhere in between $1.75M to $2M bottom of the top 10 chart.
RelishMix has noticed on social media that the buzz for To fall “is mixed positive as fans wonder about the breadth and complexity of the storyline – or if it’s all one note, with a predictable outcome. Fans are very intrigued by the trailers’ outrageous visual hook, while some are questioning the CGI. Chatter is on board the reminder that “To fall hits theaters on August 12. RelishMix also remarked, “On an 8-week fall digital ramp-up since the trailer first aired, the studio has 5 videos that have had moderate counts and moderate viral replay. The page engagement on Facebook and Instagram for the show is also on the light side for the genre.
Universal has the exclusive Imax 40th anniversary reissue of AND the extra-terrestrial who sees $430,000 today in 389 auditoriums for a $1 million three days and $438.2 million in total. The picture’s 20th anniversary release in 2002 grossed $35.3 million domestically, $69 million worldwide. This is the first time that the film directed by Steven Spielberg is presented in Imax. Jaws Also coming to Imax and RealD September 2
Along the ranks is Gravitas Ventures’ female comedy Mac & Rita with Taylour Paige, Diane Keaton and Elizabeth Lail with an estimate $300,000 today, and three days of $865,000. Thirty-nine reviews on Rotten Tomatoes are 26% Rotten, with an unimpressed audience at 46%. “Awareness follows the light on social media with little rotating material and a slight boost in engagement on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube,” observes RelishMix, which points to social media chatter saying “been there, done that.” as the photo looks like Big and 13 In progress 30.
In the film, Mack Martin (Lail), a self-proclaimed 30-year-old homebody, reluctantly joins a bachelorette trip to Palm Springs for his best friend Carla (Paige), and his 70-year-old inner is set free — literally. The frustrated writer and influencer magically transforms into her future self: Aunt Rita (Keaton). Freed from the restraints of other people’s expectations, Rita comes into her own, becoming an unlikely social media sensation, sparking a shy romance with Mack’s adorable dog sitter, Jack (Dustin Milligan).