Box Office Report for the Week of May 23rd

As the box-office waits for the summer season to truly kick off next weekend this week’s results remain on the tepid side. Cruella and A Quiet Place Part II both drop next week and will give us our first major signs of how the box-office will look this summer, but for now it’s another week with Spiral: The Book of Saw on top. 

The latest entry in the Saw series saw a 48% drop from its opening weekend, which is unusually strong for a horror film, although it is coming off a disappointing opening. Lionsgate is using the occasion to celebrate the fact that Spiral has now put the franchise over $1 billion total through its nine entries. 

Despite it being a modest weekend, practically every repeating movie in the top ten experienced tiny drops, which is at least some sign that people are still heading out to the movies, and are perhaps just waiting for options that will appeal to them. That could hold promise for the two big releases next weekend, along with upcoming highly-anticipated June titles such as In the Heights and F9.

That latest entry in the Fast and Furious franchise opens in U.S. theaters on June 25th, but it’s already picked up $162.4 million in 8 international markets. That includes China, where it was the second biggest opener ever for Universal (and the Fast franchise) with $135.6 million. 

See below for this weekend’s full Top 10 at the domestic box office (numbers reported by Deadline): 

01. Spiral – $4.55 million (-48%) – 2,991 theaters 

02. Wrath of Man – $2.9 million (-21%) – 3,007 theaters 

03. Those Who Wish Me Dead – $1.8 million (-35%) – 3,379 theaters 

04. Raya and the Last Dragon – $1.66 million (-2%) – 2,375 theaters 

05. Godzilla vs. Kong – $1.43 million (-6%) – 2,552 theaters 

06. Demon Slayer – $1.33 million (-32%) – 1,800 theaters 

07. Mortal Kombat – $935K (-30%) – 2,386 theaters 

08. Scoob! – $850K (-) – 2,500 theaters 

09. Dream Horse – $844.2K (-) – 1,254 theaters 

10. Finding You – $670K (-27%) – 1,447 theaters 


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Written by Mitchell Beaupre

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