Box Office Report for the Week of September 4th (Labor Day Weekend)


National Cinema Day was upon us this weekend, which prompted many sold-out screenings across North America and in Europe. I don’t know about you, but looking through local cinema websites yesterday, most showings of virtually any movie were either nearly sold out or sold out. Movie tickets for any formats cost $3, and audiences were eager to celebrate the movies the way they were meant to be seen.

Ending the summer on a high note, Spider-Man: No Way Home has reclaimed its top spot at the box office. The movie was re-released in theatres with 11 additional minutes of footage and with little to no marketing behind it, it still managed to snag up an extra $6 million in 3,935 theatres.

No Way Home wasn’t the only re-released movie this week. Steven Spielberg‘s Jaws was re-released in IMAX 2D and in 3D, and ended up in the tenth spot with $2.3 million in 1,246 theatres. For a film that’s nearly 50 years old, that’s quite impressive, but the IMAX remaster is spectacular (and good reviews were written about the 3D conversion, though they’re not to be confused with 1983’s Jaws 3D…a completely different movie).

As for newer releases this week, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. was the sole “new” tentpole release of the week, and ended up in fourteenth position with a $1.4 million tally. Adamma Ebo‘s movie was released simultaneously in theatres and on Peacock, but it still managed to tally up that amount of money in 1,880 theatres, which is pretty good considering that it had very little marketing push behind it.

Movies like Top Gun: Maverick and DC League of Super-Pets greatly benefited from National Cinema Day, ending in the second and third place respectively with over $5 million to add to their total grosses. Maverick has also passed the $700 million mark domestically, making it the sixth highest-grossing film of all time in North America. Four months after its initial release and it’s still making tons of money in theatres even if it’s now available on VOD. Incredible.

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

  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home: The More Fun Stuff Version (Sony): $6.0M – 3,935 theatres
  2. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount): $5.5M (+16.5%) – 3,113 theatres
  3. DC League of Super-Pets (Warner Bros/DC): $5.45M (+31.7%) – 3,115 theatres
  4. Bullet Train (Sony): $5.4M (-3.7%) – 3,117 theatres
  5. The Invitation (Sony): $4.7M (-30.9%) – 3,114 theatres
  6. Beast (Universal): $3.6M (-25.4%) – 3,217 theatres
  7. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal): $3.1M (+15.5%) – 2,457 theatres
  8. Thor: Love and Thunder (Disney): $2.44M (-7.5%) – 2,090 theatres
  9. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (Crunchyroll): $2.4M (-48.6%) – 2,500 theatres
  10. Jaws – IMAX & 3D Re-Release (Universal): $2.3M – 1,246 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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