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Box Office Report for the Week of October 16

To the surprise of no one, Halloween Ends is the number one movie of the weekend. Even with mixed to negative reviews and a day-and-date hybrid release on Peacock, the movie impressively made $41 million in its opening weekend. The number is bound to drop drastically next week (which is what most hybrid releases have shown us). However, it’s still an impressive opening, especially after its predecessor, Halloween Kills, received a relatively poor reception.

Smile, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, The Woman King, and Amsterdam round out the top five of the weekend. The Paramount horror film is still making a considerable amount of money, having dropped slightly from last week with a $12.4 million tally. Amsterdam is officially a box office dud, having drawn only $2 million in its second weekend, while Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile seems to be a good enough family crowd-pleaser, having made a decent $7.3 million in its second weekend. The Woman King, on the other hand, tallied up $3.6 million, still doing a decent amount of money after opening a month ago.

And can you believe it??!? Top Gun: Maverick is still in the top 10! It’s truly an unbelievable feat, that after five months (!!!) the movie is still going strong in theatres worldwide. It’s been a long time that we’ve seen a movie continue to draw audiences to cinemas long after its release (I may be wrong, but we haven’t seen a phenomenon like this since James Cameron‘s Avatar in late 2009, early 2010). The movie grossed over $685,433 in 902 theatres this weekend. Not bad at all.

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

  1. Halloween Ends (Universal/Peacock): $41.2M – 3,901 theatres
  2. Smile (Paramount) $12.4M (-33.1%) – 3,612 theatres
  3. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Sony): $7.3M (-35.1%) – 4,350 theatres
  4. The Woman King (Sony): $3.6M (-28.5%) – 2,565 theatres
  5. Amsterdam (Disney): $2.8M (-55.1%) – 3,005 theatres
  6. Don’t Worry Darling (Warner Bros): $2.1M (-37.6%) – 2,734 theatres
  7. Barbarian (Disney): $1.4M (-35.7%) – 1,805 theatres
  8. Bros (Universal): $920.265 (-57.4%) – 2,201 theatres
  9. Terrifier 2 (Cinedigm): $850.000 (+5.6%) – 700 theatres
  10. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount): $685.433 (-14.9%)

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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