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Box Office Report for the Week of July 24

Universal Pictures

Once again, Jordan Peele is box office gold, as his newest film Nope easily opened in first place this weekend with a very solid $44M. While it wasn’t as much as the $71.1M debut for his prior movie Us, it did outpace the $33.3M opening for Get Out. This certainly proves that Peele is a horror brand and a force at the box office.

Nope had good reviews and event film status, so a strong start was virtually guaranteed. Being one of the few original properties in the marketplace sure didn’t hurt either. A CinemaScore of B might seem a bit low, but it’s about where horror titles generally tend to wind up, and Peele’s latest did seem to be courting the occasional divisive reaction. The weeks ahead will be interesting for this one, as we see if it has the legs his prior two directorial efforts had.

Interestingly, every other film from last week’s top ten, aside from Lightyear (which dropped down to twelfth place), just moved down one spot. So, we have Thor: Love and Thunder in second place, Minions: The Rise of Gru in third, Where the Crawdads Sing in fourth, and Top Gun: Maverick rounding out the top five.

Just outside of the top ten, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On continued to expand and taken in solid business, with another $800K and change.

Here’s the full list of top 10 films for the week:

  1. Nope (Universal): $44M – 3,785 theaters
  2. Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney): $22.1M (-52.6%) – 4,370 theaters
  3. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal): $17.7M (-34%) – 3,816 theaters
  4. Where the Crawdads Sing (Sony): $10.3M (-40.1%)3,650 theaters
  5. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount): $10M (-18.7%) – 3,160 theaters
  6. Elvis (Warner Bros): $6.2M (-21.3%) 2,028 theatres
  7. Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (Paramount): $3.8M (-38.7%) – 3,481 theaters
  8. The Black Phone (Universal): $3.4M (-35.8%) – 2,055 theaters
  9. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal): $2.9M (-42.5%) – 2,167 theaters
  10. Mrs Harris Goes to Paris (Focus Features): $1.3M (-30.9%) – 1,001 theaters

Source: Box Office Mojo

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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.
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