There is nothing quite like the summer movie season. Now that July is almost gone, it truly feels like we are in the middle of summer, which means lots of sunshine and hot weather, but it also means one other thing – lots of movies to see.
This weekend at the box office, M. Night Shyamalan‘s brand new beach-set thriller Old reigned supreme, managing to rake in $16.5 million, meaning that it’s less than $2 million away from earning back its budget. The numbers aren’t sky-high, and whether or not it’s due to COVID concerns or audiences being iffy about the divisive filmmakers’ filmography is up for debate. Reviews for Old left something to be desired, as you can see in Joey’s take here.
But coming in at a close second is the brand new G.I. Joe Origins film Snake Eyes, which serves as a reboot of the film franchise, earning $13.35 million this weekend. With the release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation all the way back in 2013, it was unsure whether or not the franchise would survive afterward. But maybe it has a chance after all.
Other top spots include Black Widow, which has finally surpassed Space Jam: A New Legacy‘s weekend earnings as well as F9, which is still earning cash even a month after its initial release.
Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the week:
- Old – $16.5M – 3,355 theatres
- Snake Eyes – $13.35M – 3,521 theatres
- Black Widow – $11.6M (-55%) – 4,250 theatres
- Space Jam: A New Legacy – $9.56M (-69%) – 4,002 theatres
- F9 – $4.6M (-40%) – 2,850 theatres
- Escape Room: Tournament of Champions – $3.4M (-61%) – 2,815 theatres
- The Boss Baby: Family Business – $2.69M (-43%) – 2,773 theatres
- The Forever Purge – $2.3M – 2,113 theatres
- A Quiet Place Part II – $1.25M (-44%) – 1,367 theatres
- Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain – $830K (-58%) – 954 theatres
Source: Box Office Pro