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Box Office Report for the Week of April 3

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The Sony Pictures / Columbia dark villain origin story Morbius opened atop the box office this weekend with an estimated $39.1M. The film’s earnings include $3M from 400 IMAX screens. Reviews, including our own here, were poor, but audiences were in the mood for more Marvel action, coming off of Spider-Man: No Way Home, which itself also remains in the top ten.

After debuting on top last frame, Paramount’s adventure comedy The Lost City declined -51% to second place with $14.8M. Compared to the sophomore drops for other adventure comedies from the past few years, that’s steeper than Dog, last month’s title which also starred Channing Tatum (-32%), Free Guy (-35%), Game Night (-39%), Good Boys (-46%), Uncharted (-48%), and Blockers (-48%).

Warner Bros.’ The Batman fell -47% to $10.8M and third place in its fifth frame. The film has now earned $349.0M domestically, with more to come. FUNimation’s Japanese-language anime adaptation Jujutsu Kaisen 0 came in fifth place in its third frame with an estimated $1.9M, a -57% drop. 

Moving into the top ten in its second frame is Everything Everywhere All At Once, taking in just over $1M. Just outside the top ten was the Chris Pine and Ben Foster reunion The Contractor (reviewed here), only taking in $535K.

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

  1. Morbius – $38.5M – 4,268 theatres
  2. The Lost City – $18M (-41%) – 4,283 theatres
  3. The Batman – $12M (-41%) – 3,732 theatres
  4. Uncharted – $3.1M (-38%) – 3,064 theatres
  5. RRR: Rise, Roar, Revolt – $2.2M (-77%) – 865 theatres
  6. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 – $1.9M (-59%) – 2,070 theatres
  7. Spider-Man: No Way Home – $1.4M (-30%) – 1,705 theatres
  8. Dog – $1.3M (-39%) – 2,053 theatres
  9. – $1.1M (-51%) – 1,799 theatres
  10. Everything Everywhere All At Once– $1M (+101%) – 38 theatres

Source: Box Office Pro

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Robert Hamer
6 months ago

Marvel is such a lucrative brand name, with so many consumers in its FOMO grip, that a critically-lambasted movie starring an actor no one likes as a character few people have even heard of can still be a hit if it suggests it’s tenuously connected to that brand.

Joey Magidson
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6 months ago
Reply to  Robert Hamer

I do wonder how many people accurately separate an MCU or Marvel Studios project from the Sony releases that are Marvel. I know we know the difference, and film nerds, etc, do. But, just a random group at the movies on a Friday night? It probably does just feel like, eh, close enough…

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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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