The weekend box office report is provided by Daniel Garris, courtesy of BoxOfficeReport.com.
Weekend Estimates Update:
Sony’s Uncharted led the weekend box office for a second consecutive frame after taking in an estimated $23.25 million this weekend. The Ruben Fleischer directed action-adventure film starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg held up nicely this weekend by declining 47 percent from last weekend’s three-day debut. Good word of mouth and no new major releases entering the marketplace this weekend both clearly helped the second weekend hold of Uncharted. Uncharted also looks to have received a boost this weekend from moviegoers who wanted to catch the film before Warner’s highly anticipated The Batman enters the marketplace next weekend on Friday, March 4 (with select previews for the film also beginning as early as Tuesday). Uncharted continues to exceed expectations with an estimated ten-day start of $83.39 million. That already makes Uncharted the highest grossing film of 2022 thus far domestically (though obviously by the end of its opening weekend The Batman will be widely expected to have passed Uncharted domestically). The ten-day gross for Uncharted is 27 percent ahead of the $65.44 million ten-day haul of last year’s Jungle Cruise and just 5 percent behind the $87.51 million ten-day start of fellow Sony release Ghostbusters: Afterlife this past November.
Internationally, Uncharted took in an estimated $35.0 million this weekend from 64 markets. That brings the film’s international total to $143.0 million and current global haul to $226.4 million. International totals through Sunday for Uncharted include $24.8 million in the United Kingdom, $12.2 million in France, $8.8 million in Spain, $7.8 million in Australia and $6.7 million in Germany. Uncharted took in an estimated $3.8 million from global IMAX screens this weekend ($2.0 million domestically and $1.8 million internationally). To date, Uncharted has grossed $7.0 million from domestic IMAX screens and $8.7 million from international IMAX screens, for a global IMAX total of $15.7 million. Uncharted is scheduled to be released in China on Monday, March 14.
United Artists Releasing and MGM’s Dog held steady in second place with an estimated $10.13 million. The buddy/dog comedy directed by Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin, and also starring Tatum, was down just 32 percent from last weekend’s three-day start. In addition to Dog benefiting from strong word of mouth this weekend; based on the film’s daily patterns, it appears that Dog played relatively stronger with family audiences this weekend than it did last weekend. Dog also received a small boost from playing in 150 more locations this weekend than it did last weekend and continues to perform stronger in more rural areas of North America (in comparison to larger cities). The estimated ten-day total for the modestly budgeted Dog stands at a better than expected $30.90 million. Going forward Dog will have a very good chance of holding up better against The Batman than most other current holdovers, especially if Dog plays more like a family film as the film’s run continues. Later in March, Channing Tatum will star alongside Sandra Bullock in Paramount’s The Lost City, which is scheduled to be released on March 25.
Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home took in an estimated $5.75 million to remain in third place this weekend. While this weekend’s hold wasn’t quite as impressive as the film’s weekend holds the past few weeks (especially last weekend), Spider-Man: No Way Home still had the best percentage hold of any holdover in the top ten this weekend by declining a slim 23 percent. With a massive 73-day gross of $779.887 million, Spider-Man: No Way Home is on the very verge of seeing its total gross to opening weekend ratio reach 3.0 to 1 (the film’s current ratio stands at 2.998 to 1). Internationally, Spider-Man: No Way Home grossed an estimated $7.0 million this weekend from 63 markets. Respective current totals for Spider-Man: No Way Home stand at $1.07 billion internationally and $1.85 billion globally.
Disney and 20th Century’s Death on the Nile grossed an estimated $4.50 million to claim fourth place for a second straight frame. Death on the Nile was down a very solid 31 percent from last weekend, as the film clearly stabilized after last weekend’s sizable, but expected, second weekend decline. Death on the Nile was helped out a bit by playing in 140 more locations this weekend than it did last weekend. The 17-day total for Death on the Nile stands at $32.75 million. Death on the Nile continues to perform stronger internationally, as the film took in an estimated $10.6 million internationally this weekend from 47 markets. That brings the film’s international total to $68.5 million and current global haul to $101.3 million. This weekend saw Death on the Nile debut with an estimated $1.5 million in Japan (including previews), while the film has grossed $8.9 million in China through nine days.
Paramount’s Jackass Forever rounded out the weekend’s unchanged top five with an estimated $3.18 million. Jackass Forever was down a solid 39 percent from last weekend. This weekend saw Jackass Forever surpass the $50 million domestic mark. The 24-day domestic total for the inexpensive Jackass Forever stands at $52.07 million (which ranks the film as third highest grossing film of 2022 thus far domestically).
Universal’s Sing 2 was up one spot from last weekend to take sixth with an estimated $2.11 million. That was down only 26 percent from last weekend. This weekend saw Sing 2 surpass the $150 million domestic mark (the film’s 68-day domestic total stands at $151.20 million). This weekend also saw Sing 2 surpass the $200 million international mark after the film grossed an estimated $8.4 million internationally this weekend (from 66 markets). Respective current totals for Sing 2 stand at $200.3 million internationally and $351.5 million globally.
As for this weekend’s openers, Open Road and Briarcliff’s horror comedy Studio 666 debuted in eighth with an estimated $1.58 million and United Artists Releasing and MGM’s musical romance Cyrano followed in ninth with an estimated $1.40 million. While Studio 666 opened slightly ahead of Cyrano this weekend, Cyrano had the better per-location average performance of the two films; Cyrano averaged a respectable $1,757 from 797 locations in comparison to the modest $685 per-location average for Studio 666 from 2,306 locations. Going forward, the Foo Fighters-led Studio 666 is likely to fall off faster than the Peter Dinklage-led Cyrano.
Relatively speaking, Paramount’s 50th anniversary re-issue of The Godfather (titled as The Godfather 50 Years) was more impressive this weekend with an estimated $900,000 from just 156 locations. That gave The Godfather 50 Years a healthy per-location average of $5,769 for the frame.