Box Office Report for the Week of December 5

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This weekend at the box office saw Disney’s newest animated adventure Encanto taking the number one spot yet again, with the critically acclaimed film taking home $12.73 million at the box office, although it does see the film take a -53% drop in revenue.

Coming into second place is Jason Reitman‘s Ghostbusters: Afterlife which earned $10.35 million this weekend at the box office. The film will officially cross the $100 million mark today, with current projections putting it at $102.19M through the end of day Sunday.

Ridley Scott‘s second film of the year, House of Gucci, held onto third place in its second weekend with an estimated $6.77M, bringing the MGM/UA title to $33.64M so far.

The weekend’s sole wide opener, Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers, grossed an estimated $4M this weekend from 1,700 theaters for a fourth-place finish, marking the distributor’s highest-grossing and most-attended event ever. On the indie circuit, Licorice Pizza continued to rake it in via a few select theaters, while newcomers included Benedetta and Wolf.

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

  1. Encanto – $12.73M (-53%) – 3,980 theatres
  2. Ghostbusters: Afterlife – $10.35M (-57%) – 4,059 theatres
  3. House of Gucci – $6.77M (-53%) – 3,477 theatres
  4. Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers – $4.1M – 1,700 theatres
  5. Eternals – $3.93M (-50%) – 3,230 theatres
  6. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City – $2.65M (-50%) – 2,803 theatres
  7. Dune – $1.81M (-13%) – 1,217 theatres
  8. Clifford the Big Red Dog – $1.79M (-64%) – 3,261 theatres
  9. King Richard – $1.2M – (-63%) – 2,654 theatres
  10. Venom: Let There Be Carnage – $1M (-35%) – 1,234 theatres

Source: Box Office Pro


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Written by Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis is a professional film critic and has been writing about film for several years across various different publications. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking have been his number one passion. When hes

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