SUNDAY AM after the Saturday morning update: Released this weekend, midweek, Disney/20th Century Studios/Lightstorm’s Avatar: The Way of the Water will easily exceed The Avengers as the #10 highest-grossing film of all time in the US/Canada with $623.3 million. The photo directed by James Cameron made $15.7M in his seventh consecutive No. 1 weekend streak. Avatar 2Seven-weekend run at No. 1 is on par with the original Avatar and the multi-Oscar-winning film Henry Fonda-Katherine Hepburn, On the golden pond.
By the end of today, Avatar 2 at $620.58 million hover Star Wars: The Last JediThe domestic take of $620.1 million as the 11th highest-grossing film of all time in the United States and Canada. With a worldwide grip now from $2.116 billion, Avatar 2 is the 4th highest worldwide release of all time, having surpassed The force awakens’ $2.07 billion, placing Cameron in the top 3 of the 4 best films of all time: Avatar No. 1 ($2.9 billion), Titanic #3 ($2.19 billion) and Water Way Number 4. Avengers: Endgame is No. 2 worldwide with $2.799 billion.
Of all the best films nominated for an Oscar this year, the 4x nominated Avatar 2 is really the only movie that’s supposed to make a lot of money before Oscars night on March 12 (however, A24 11-Oscar nomination Everything everywhere all at once erased $1 million this weekend on re-release – and it’s available to watch on Showtime). All Avatar 2Here’s money doesn’t technically come from its Best Picture momentum, a rather successful force in the market. Avatar 2 still has all its Imax and a big chunk of PLF. I hear they’re giving away their Dolby screens to Universal knock on the booth next weekend, this film will hopefully provide a little boost to the sleepy winter box office with a $17-20 million debut. The domestic box office for 2023 kicks into high gear beginning on Presidents’ Day weekend, with the $120 million 4-day debut of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
With no major studio-wide theatrical releases this weekend, all of the films are eyeing a take of around $71.2 million, which is a nice +103% increase from it. a year ago, when the market was shackled by Omicron, with all titles grossing $35 million.
Among these distributors and photos taking advantage of a setting where there are no new major studio titles:
The Indian spy photo of Yash Raj Pathane by Siddharth Anand seeks to open up to $5.95 million in 695 locations in 162 markets. The Hindi, Tamil and Telugu film started on Wednesday and is expected to drop $8.5M by EOD today. The film pulled in pretty high numbers in Toronto, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Vancouver, San Francisco, and Seattle. The film follows an Indian spy who confronts the leader of a group of mercenaries, who have nefarious plans to target his homeland.
Fathom’ Events Left Behind: The Rise of the Antichrist by Kevin Sorbo reported $2.97 million in 1,362 cinemas. The film played the Southern and Midwestern faith-based belt, where eight of the top ten races came from. The only Los Angeles theater to make the list was Burbank. Logline: The only light after the world has fallen into chaos is a charming new leader rising to the top of the UN. But does it bring hope for a better future? Or is it the end of the world?
NEON/Topic Studio Midnight Premiere at Sundance Overflowing swimming pool by Brandon Cronenberg opted for a $2.72M opening in 1,835 theaters. While Sundance’s director’s cut was NC-17 with scenes of orgies, breastfeeding, and several blushing scenes, the theatrical cut is R. That $3 million debut is better than the 1 $1 million by Papa David Cronenberg last summer for its Cannes premiere crimes of the future, also from NEON, and that’s better than the lifetime of that $2.4 million photo.
Although 88% fresh among critics, the film Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman earned a C- Cinemascore with audiences and 52% among Comscore/Screen Engine PostTrak audiences, which gave it a modest 28% recommendation. . Mostly guys here at 60% and 67% between 18 and 34 years old. Diversity displays were 57% Caucasian, 24% Latino and Hispanic, 11% Asian/Other, and 8% Black. The film did its thing on the coasts, where nine of the top ten theaters are located. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin ranked No. 7. I’m told ticket sales plummeted as we looked at top markets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Philly.
WellGoUSA releases Chinese sequel Wandering Earth II across 61 markets had strong numbers in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver with $1.3M. The film cost nearly $70 million when it opened over Lunar New Year last weekend. The film made over $352 million in China in its first week. Wow.
Trafalgar’s release from Billie Eilish: Live at 02 is about the same amount, with $1.29M – $1.3M in 600 locations in 143 markets in a single night event. The film delivered inside and outside major cities.
The graph is updated with the numbers from Sunday…
- Avatar 2 (Dis) 3,600 (-190) theaters Fri $3.57m (-24%), 3 days $15.7M (-22%), Together $620.5 million/Week
2. Puss in Boots 2 (Uni) 3,452 (-159) theaters Fri $2.4 (-13%), Sat $4.99m, Sun $3.19m, 3 days $10.6M (-10%), Together $140.8 million/Week 6
This Dreamworks sequel now costs $8.46 million after beating the 2011 original Puss in Boots film, which wrapped up its national run at $149.2 million. During its 6th weekend, Puss in Boots 2 is officially ahead Sing 2 at the same time by 4.8%. Sing 2 ended its domestic run at $162.7 million.
3.) A man called Otto (Sony) 3,957 (+155) theaters, Fri $1.95M, Sat $3.1M, Sun $1.6M, 3 days $6.75M (-23%), Together $46 millionweek 5
4.) M3GAN (Uni/Blum) 3,416 (-212) theaters, Fri $1.64M (-38%), Sat $3.05M, Sun $1.68M, 3 days $6.37 million (-34%), Total $82.2M/week 4
5.) Pathane (Yash) 694 theaters, Fri $1.858M, Sat $2.86M Sun $1.2M 3 days $5.95 millionTotal $8.5M/week 1
6.) Missing (Sony) 3,025 theaters Fri $1.55m (-54%), Sat $2.7m Sun $1.4m 3 days $5.675 million (-38%), total $17.5M/week 2
7.) Airplane (LG) Fri $1.06M (-32%), Sat $1.88M Sun $873,000 3 days $3.8M (-28%), Together $25.3M/Week 3
8.) Left behind: get up…(FATH) 1,362 theaters, Fri $1.3M, Sat $948,000, Sun $712,000, 3 days $2.97 million/Week 1
9.) Overflowing swimming pool (NEON) 1,835 theaters Fri $1.1M, Sat $910,000, Sun $685,000, 3 days $2.72M/Week 1
ten.) Wandering Earth II (Well) 142 theaters, Friday $372,000, Saturday $625,000 Sun $358,000 3 days $1.355M/Total $3 million (with previews)Week 1
11.) Billie Eilish (Traf) 596 Fri $1.29 M, 1 day $1.29M/Week 1