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Box Office Report for the Week of August 7th

Sony Pictures

Bullet Train is the new highest-grossing film of the week! Tallying up over $30 million domestic, with a $62.5 million international opening, David Leitch‘s star-studded action movie has opened rather decently, despite the mixed reviews (though Joey liked it a bunch here) it has received and the poor word of mouth for audiences. It’ll be interesting to see how much it makes (and drops) on its second weekend, with August being a usually quiet month for movie releases before going into Awards Season.

The second new release of the week, Easter Sunday, barely made an impression this weekend, opening in eighth place with a $5.2 million opening. Reviews for this Jay Chandrasekhar movie have also been mixed, and audiences weren’t receptive of the film’s promotional material either, even if the movie contains a mostly Filippino cast and broke new ground for on-screen representation in Hollywood films.

On a limited release, Bodies Bodies Bodies opened in the fifteenth position, with a $226,526 opening. However, it only opened in six theatres this weekend and will release wide next week. The strong limited release and great reviews (including Joey’s here) should bode well for the A24 release.

And films like DC League of Super-Pets, Nope, Thor: Love and Thunder, Minions: The Rise of Gru, and Top Gun: Maverick are holding up quite well after many weeks in theatres, still drawing new audience members, even though they aren’t performing as strong as they were when they opened. Still, they’ve been the biggest audience drawers of the summer, and have reignited interest in the power of the big screen after two years of pandemic disruptions.

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

  1. Bullet Train (Sony): $30.1M – 4,357 theatres
  2. DC League of Super-Pets (Warner Bros/DC): $11.2M (-51.3%) – 4,332 theatres
  3. Nope (Universal): $8.4M (-54.3%) – 3,016 theatres
  4. Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney): $7.6M (-42.3%) – 3,400 theatres
  5. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal): $7.1M (-35.1%) – 3,188 theatres
  6. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount): $7.0M (-16.4%) – 2,760 theatres
  7. Where the Crawdads Sing (Sony): $5.6M (-25.4%) – 3,164 theatres
  8. Easter Sunday (Universal/Dreamworks): $5.2M – 3,175 theatres
  9. Elvis (Warner Bros): $4.0M (-30.3%) – 2,411 theatres
  10. The Black Phone (Universal): $1.4M (-41.6%) – 1,197 theatres

Source: Box Office Mojo

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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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