Box Office Report for the Week of October 9th

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:

  1. Smile (Paramount): $17.6M (-22.2%) – 3,659 theatres
  2. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Sony): $11.5M – 4,350 theatres
  3. Amsterdam (Disney): $6.5M – 3,005 theatres
  4. The Woman King (Sony): $5.3M (-22.4%) – 3,342 theatres
  5. Don’t Worry Darling (Warner Bros): $5.3M (-49.2%) – 3,324 theatres
  6. Avatar – 2022 re-release (Disney): $2.5M (-48.9%) – 2,040 theatres
  7. Barbarian (Disney): $2.18M (-22.8%) – 2,160 theatres
  8. Bros (Universal): $2.15M (-55.7%) – 3,356 theatres
  9. Terrifier 2 (Cinedigm): $825.000 – 886 theatres
  10. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount): $800.000 (-33.2%) – 1,127 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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