It may have been another lukewarm weekend at the domestic box office, but globally we're on the brink of a major comeback. "F9" launched overseas to a mighty $162.4M. Also globally, "Spiral" pushed the "Saw" franchise past the $1B mark. Both feats ramp up hope that, as the summer movie season kicks into high gear this weekend, the big screen is back.
Domestically, the Top Three remained unchanged from the previous week. "Spiral" regained the No. 1 spot in its second week with $4.6M. UA's "Wrath of Man" stayed at No. 2 in its third week with $2.9M. And WB's "Those Who Wish Me Dead" placed No. 3 again with $1.8M.
There was little competition for the Chris Rock-led horror flick. The only newcomers that made any dent in the Top Ten were a re-issue and a specialty release. WB's "SCOOB!" was put back into theaters in the hope of scooping up some box office love. The animated film debuted in the middle of the pandemic last year as a premium VOD and HBO Max release. "SCOOB!" nabbed $850K and claimed the No. 8 spot. Bleecker Street's "Dream Horse," an equestrian drama with Toni Collette, took the No. 9 spot with $844K.
The rest of the Top Ten was filled out by holdovers, with Disney's "Raya and the Last Dragon" showing some continued box office love as it nears $50M in the States.
The boom of "F9" overseas, and a second week where the domestic Top Ten all came in over $500K, shows that the tides might finally be turning. This Memorial Day weekend will see the release of two major films, Paramount's "A Quiet Place: Part II" and Disney's "Cruella." Both have very positive word of mouth, which will hopefully translate into ticket sales the likes of which we haven't seen in more than a year.
Box Office Top Ten: May 21-23
- "Spiral" (Lionsgate) $4,550,000 / Overall: $15,827,700
- "Wrath of Man" (United Artists) - $2,934,800 / Overall: $18,808,832
- "Those Who Wish Me Dead" (Warner Bros) - $1,835,000 / Overall: $5,536,657
- "Raya and the Last Dragon" (Walt Disney) - $1,662,000 / Overall: $48,301,545
- "Godzilla vs. Kong" (Warner Bros) - $1,435,000 / Overall: $96,910,216
- "Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train" (FUNimation) - $1,311,513 / Overall: $43,956,487
- "Mortal Kombat" (Warner Bros) - $935,000 / Overall: $41,239,383
- "SCOOB!" (Warner Bros) - $850,000 [NEW / REISSUE]
- "Dream Horse" (Bleecker Street) - $844,279 [NEW]
- "Finding You" (Roadside) - $670,330 / Overall: $1,905,826
Box office data comes to us from Box Office Mojo.
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