The domestic box office is returning to normal. With moderate wins and huge second week drops. After its first weekend win, “A Quiet Place Part II” dropped 59% at the North American box office. There was room left for the third film in the franchise. ”Conjuring” for number one, Warner Bros.’ “The Conjuring: The Devil Make Me Do It” grossed about $24 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday. Making it the largest R-rated debut of the pandemic, Paramount’s sequel “A Quiet Place” grossed $19.5 million in ticket sales. This brings the total domestic total to $88.6 million.
“Usually you don’t see two horror movies at the top of the charts. But it was a solid weekend for both movies.” Paul Dergarabedian Comscore̵7;s senior media analyst said, “Theaters are coming back and Memorial Day is no flash in the pan … it feels like summer again.”
“The Conjuring 3” for Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga returns as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, despite the entire extended universe surrounding it. These movies, which have grossed over $1.8 billion. But this is the first “Conjuring” since 2016, and the first to be assisted by someone other than James Wan (directed by Michael Graves) for an additional $26.8 million from Territory. Internationally, R-rated images have grossed over $57.1 million.
“It’s a great result,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. Head of Domestic Distribution. “We continue to see a return to life outside our homes. It will never be a light switch.”
In a pre-plague world, “The Conjuring 3” might be considered a bit disappointing—the two previous installments opened for about $40 million. The third movie in the horror franchise is always popular. There’s another caveat, too: The movie is currently streaming free to HBO subscribers. Max Warner Media didn’t say how many people watched the weekend streaming or how many new customers signed up.
It’s common for movies to use a mix of day-and-date release strategies. by big studios Both are using the biggest names to attract potential customers to their streaming service. “A Quiet Place Part II” has the rare distinction of being only released in theaters. Still, it will take a shorter time before Paramount+ arrives.
Walt Disney Co.’s “Cruella,” which hit theaters this past weekend. It’s also available for rent on Disney+ for $29.99. Pictures of Emma Stone and Emma Thompson added $11.2 million from 3,922 theaters this weekend to take third place. Disney didn’t say how much it made from streaming rentals. But the company notes that the drop from last weekend was only 48%. Worldwide “Cruella” has grossed $87.1 million.
The family-animated “Spirit Untamed” also hit large screens this weekend in 3,211 theaters and grossed approximately $6.2 million. The animated DreamWorks features the voice of Isabela Mae. Norsed, Isa Gonzalez, Julianne Moore, Marsei Martin and Jake Gyllenhaal
Most family movies have entered direct streaming in the past year. And many big studios are choosing to continue their strategy in the near future. Disney and Pixar’s “Luca” is skipping theaters and heading straight to Disney+, which will be available free to subscribers on December 12. June 16 DreamWorks Animation’s “Boss Baby” sequel will debut in Peacock Kids and in theaters on July 2.
The theatrical landscape in North America is still not very good from the pandemic. Most Canadian movie theaters remain closed, and about 27% of US locations are also closed. Several networks also say vaccinated customers can now wear masks in theaters.
Hollywood shows are starting to perform better than they were internationally during the epidemic over the weekend. Notably, Universal’s latest “Fast & Furious” franchise, “F9,” continues to speed up ahead of its US launch on June 25 this weekend. $256 million in revenue from eight territories became one. Of the 19 US films grossing more than $200 million in China.
And although the release strategy continues to differ from company to company in an unprecedented way Dergarabedian It said the numbers were promising for theatrical business. Although there is a home viewing option.
“In the past two weeks The industry can only test staging (“A Quiet Place Part II”) days and dates with a subscription model. (Paid) (“Cruella”) and the date and date of the part. of subscriptions (“The Conjuring 3″), the numbers are very strong,” said De Garabadian. “As long as we keep getting stronger movies coming out. We will be seeing more box offices every week.”
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, as available by Comscore, will include the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday. The final domestic numbers will be released on Monday.
1. “The Conjuring: The Devil Make Me Do It,” $24 million.
2. “Quiet Place, Part II,” $19.5 million
3. “Cruella,” $11.2 million
4. “Spirit Untamed,” $6.2 million
5. “Raya and the Last Dragon,” $1.3 million
6. “Human Wrath,” $1.3 million
7. “Thread,” $890,000
8. “Godzilla Vs Kong,” $463,000
9. “The Monster Layer The Movie: Mugen Train” $450,000
10. “Dream Horse,” $230,053
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