Weekend box office information is provided by Daniel Garris, courtesy of BoxOfficeReport.com.
Warner Bros. and New Line’s Black Adam held steady in first place at the box office this weekend with an estimated $27.70 million for the frame. The Jaume Collet-Serra directed comic book adaptation starring Dwayne Johnson declined a sizable 58.7 percent from last weekend’s debut. The second weekend hold for Black Adam was towards the lower end of consensus expectations and was quite reasonable for a high-profile comic book adaptation. Black Adam passed the $100 million domestic mark this weekend and has grossed $111.14 million through ten days. That places the film 17.9 percent ahead of the $94.23 million grossed by 2019’s Shazam! after ten days of release (Shazam! declined 54.3 percent in its second weekend to gross $24.45 million). While Black Adam continues to have a solid performance with regard to expectations, it should be reminded that the film carries an expensive price-tag. Black Adam was helped out this weekend by remaining on IMAX screens; the film’s estimated $2.1 million domestic IMAX take this weekend brings the film’s domestic IMAX total to $9.8 million. Black Adam is likely to stabilize next weekend, before taking a hit the following weekend when Disney’s highly anticipated Black Panther: Wakanda Forever enters the marketplace on November 11.
Internationally, Black Adam grossed an estimated $39.0 million this weekend from 76 international markets. That brings the film’s international total to $139.0 million and the film’s current global haul to $250.1 million. Estimated international totals by market for Black Adam through Sunday include $15.3 million in the United Kingdom, $9.3 million in Mexico, $8.4 million in Brazil, $8.2 million in France, $7.8 million in Australia, $5.9 million in India, $5.5 million in Germany, $4.7 million in South Korea, $4.6 million in Indonesia, $4.3 million in Malaysia, $3.9 million in Spain and $3.7 million in the U.A.E. Black Adam grossed an estimated $2.3 million from international IMAX screens this weekend. To date, Black Adam has grossed $8.2 million from international IMAX screens for a global IMAX total of $18.0 million.
Universal’s Ticket to Paradise grossed an estimated $10.00 million to remain in second place. The Ol Parker directed romantic comedy starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts held up nicely in its second weekend by declining 39.4 percent. Ticket to Paradise is benefiting from good word of mouth and from skewing heavily towards older moviegoers (who tend not to rush out on opening weekend). With a ten-day gross of $33.73 million, the current total gross to opening weekend ratio for Ticket to Paradise is already 2.04 to 1. Going forward, Ticket to Paradise is likely to continue displaying strong holding power. Internationally, Ticket to Paradise grossed an estimated $2.9 million this weekend from 78 international markets. Respective totals for the film stand at $85.7 million internationally and at $119.4 million globally. International totals by market for Ticket to Paradise through Sunday include $10.1 million in Australia, $10.1 million in the United Kingdom and $10.0 million in Germany.
Lionsgate’s Prey for the Devil debuted in third place this weekend with an estimated $7.03 million. That was on the lower end of the film’s modest consensus expectations. In general, it appears that Halloween falling on Monday took some steam out of the collective horror marketplace this weekend, as many potential moviegoers (especially adults) were already having Halloween celebrations over the weekend. Prey for the Devil received a C+ rating on CinemaScore, which is respectable for a horror film (which tend to receive lower ratings on CinemaScore in general). Prey for the Devil started out with an estimated $2.83 million on Friday (which included an estimated $0.660 million from Thursday preview shows that began at 6PM), declined a reasonable 13.0 percent on Saturday to take in $2.47 million and is estimated to decrease 30.0 percent on Sunday to gross $1.73 million. The PG-13 rated, exorcism themed Prey for the Devil was directed by Daniel Stamm and stars Jacqueline Byers.
Fellow horror film Smile followed in fourth place with an estimated $5.05 million. Paramount’s break-out performer was down 40.4 percent from last weekend, which represented the film’s sharpest weekend decline thus far. In the bigger picture, Smile continues to excel with $92.39 million through 31 days of release. That places the film’s current total gross to opening weekend ratio at a strong 4.09 to 1. Internationally, Smile grossed an estimated $7.0 million this weekend from 62 international markets. That brings the film’s international total to $93.6 million and current global haul to $186.0 million.
The horror genre also occupied fifth place as Universal’s Halloween Ends took in an estimated $3.83 million for the frame. However, Halloween Ends continued to display poor holding power, as the film declined 52.1 percent. In comparison, last year’s Halloween Kills declined 39.5 percent in its third weekend to gross $8.74 million. With a 17-day take of $60.32 million, Halloween Ends is running 29.8 percent behind the $85.88 million 17-day gross of Halloween Kills. With that said, Halloween Ends is still having a respectable performance with the film’s price-tag in mind. Internationally, Halloween Ends grossed an estimated $3.7 million this weekend from 76 international markets. Respective totals for Halloween Ends stand at $34.3 million internationally and at $94.7 million globally.
Sony’s Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile placed in sixth with an estimated $2.83 million. The family film had the weekend’s best hold among wide releases that didn’t have an expansion this weekend, as Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile declined just 33.5 percent from last weekend. The 24-day domestic total for Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile stands at $32.56 million. Internationally, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile grossed an estimated $6.0 million this weekend from 40 international markets. That brings the film’s international total to $18.0 million and current global take to $50.6 million.
After two weeks of platform release, United Artists Releasing and Orion’s Till expanded to wide release and placed in seventh with an estimated $2.81 million. That brings the 17-day domestic total for Till to $3.64 million. While Till had a modest performance this weekend, the critically acclaimed Chinonye Chukwu directed drama about Mamie Till, the mother of Emmett Till, has gone over extremely well with critics and audiences alike, as Till received a perfect A+ rating on CinemaScore. The film is also an awards season hopeful, with star Danielle Deadwyler in particular being a strong contender for Best Actress. Given the critical buzz around the film, Till will have a chance of holding up well going forward (if the film can hold onto locations and screens).
Iconic Events Releasing, Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting’s Terrifier 2 placed in ninth this weekend with an estimated $1.80 million. Thanks in part to expanding to 1,550 locations this weekend (after playing in just 755 locations last weekend); Terrifier 2 increased 2.7 percent over last weekend. While Terrifier 2 did lose momentum on a per-location basis this weekend, in the bigger picture the ultra low-budget unrated horror film has grossed $7.64 million through 25 days of release and has done so driven largely by word of mouth.
On the platform front, Disney and Searchlight’s The Banshees of Inisherin grossed an estimated $540,000 in the film’s second weekend of platform release. The Banshees of Inisherin was playing in 58 locations this weekend, for a healthy per-location average of $9,310 for the frame. The critically acclaimed Martin McDonagh directed film starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson has grossed an estimated $0.79 million through ten days of platform release. The Banshees of Inisherin will be playing in an estimated 800 locations next weekend and there is hope that the film will have a better expansion than other recent platform releases over the past few weeks. In the United Kingdom, The Banshees of Inisherin grossed an estimated $1.4 million this weekend, which brings the film’s ten-day total gross in the market to $4.8 million.