Box Office Report for the Week of October 17th

After three long years of waiting – with the COVID-19 pandemic delays to blame – David Gordon Green’s brand new Halloween Kills – the follow-up to 2018’s Halloween – has slashed its way into theaters, and also, the top of the box office.

This weekend, the new slasher brought in a total of $50.35 million at the worldwide box office, which is definitely quite promising. Interestingly enough, Daniel Craig‘s final outing as James Bond – No Time to Die – saw a 56% drop in box office revenue this weekend, bringing in a total of $24.29 million.

In third place is Andy SerkisVenom: Let There Be Carnage, earning a weekend total of $16.5 million, which sees the film at a 48% drop in earnings. The brand new Ridley Scott film The Last Duel starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jodie Comer, earned a total of $4.82 million.

Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the week:

  1. Halloween Kills – $50.35M – 3,705 theatres
  2. No Time to Die – $24.29M (-56%) – 4,407 theatres
  3. Venom: Let There Be Carnage – $16.5M (-48%) – 4,013 theatres
  4. The Addams Family 2 – $7.19M (-29%) – 3,607 theatres
  5. The Last Duel – $4.82M – 3,065 theatres
  6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – $3.54M (-18%) – 2,300 theatres
  7. Free Guy – $680K (-45%) – 915 theatres
  8. Lamb – $543K (-46%) – 865 theatres
  9. Candyman – $460K (-35%) – 1,012 theatres
  10. Dear Evan Hansen – $410K (-60%) – 974 theatres

Source: Box Office Pro


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Robert Hamer
1 year ago

This is a perfect illustration of what moviegoers SAY they want (more original films for adults) and what they actually, reliably spend money to see (rehashing of familiar decades-old IPs aimed at teenagers) are completely different.

Joey Magidson
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Hamer

Too true


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