Would you imagine that: Top Gun: Maverick is still in the top 10! The Joseph Kosinski-directed sequel to Tony Scott‘s 1986 film still makes strong money, even months after its initial theatrical release. And while it’s no longer in the million-dollar category for its tally, it still ended up in the tenth position with an $800.000 million gross over the weekend.
As for new movies of the week, Amsterdam fell short of impressing moviegoers. Even with a star-studded cast, they couldn’t overshadow its problematic filmmaker and negative reviews, which saw the movie open in third place, with a lousy $6 million tally for an $80 million budget…not good.
However, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile opened considerably well amongst families, with an $11 million opening amongst a $50 million budget. The reviews were fairly good, and a giant crocodile seems to be a guaranteed moneymaker. It will surely draw lots of families here in Canada, where it’s Thanksgiving weekend, and a trip to the cinema seems to be a commonplace tradition for children and their parents.
And as for the number one film of the week, Smile is still on the top position, with a $17 million tally, only dropping at 22.2% compared to last week. The movie is still doing very well, with positive word-of-mouth convincing more audiences to see it. It’s a good sign that audiences want more original horror movies, and that studios should take more risks with their productions.
Here’s the full list of top 10 films for the week:
- Smile (Paramount): $17.6M (-22.2%) – 3,659 theatres
- Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Sony): $11.5M – 4,350 theatres
- Amsterdam (Disney): $6.5M – 3,005 theatres
- The Woman King (Sony): $5.3M (-22.4%) – 3,342 theatres
- Don’t Worry Darling (Warner Bros): $5.3M (-49.2%) – 3,324 theatres
- Avatar – 2022 re-release (Disney): $2.5M (-48.9%) – 2,040 theatres
- Barbarian (Disney): $2.18M (-22.8%) – 2,160 theatres
- Bros (Universal): $2.15M (-55.7%) – 3,356 theatres
- Terrifier 2 (Cinedigm): $825.000 – 886 theatres
- Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount): $800.000 (-33.2%) – 1,127 theatres
Source: Box Office Mojo