Box Office Report for the Week of October 30

Black Adam continues its hierarchy of power, as it rules the box office throne for the second weekend in a row, with a $27 million tally. The movie is also the fastest DC film since Aquaman to reach $100 million globally, despite having received mixed-to-negative reviews. Henry Cavill‘s return as Superman may be a driving force that continues to sell tickets as the actor now publicly talks about his return to the DC Universe.

Daniel Stamm‘s Prey for the Devil underwhelms with a meager $7 million tally. The exorcism movie was pushed back many times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a Halloween release could’ve been a good factor to draw audiences to watch a horror movie in a cinema. However, the movie received pitifully negative reviews, which may be part of the reason why no one went to see the movie.

Unfortunately, despite a positive critical reception (including Joey from way back at Sundance here), Phyllis Nagy‘s Call Jane bombs at the box office, opening in fourteenth place with a $240,755 tally in 1,070 theatres. Meanwhile, awards darlings Till, Tár, and The Banshees of Inisherin have performed better than in their last weekend, as they expand to more theatres around the nation. Todd Field‘s drama ended up cracking the top ten, with a $1 million tally in 1,087 theatres, good for tenth place.

Damien Leone‘s Terrifier 2 also performed better than last week’s run, ending up in eighth place with a $1.8 million tally in 1,550 theatres. It’s a great sign for independent, crowd-funded horror as the movie seems to be a sleeper hit with more cinemas showing it week after week.

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

  1. Black Adam (Warner Bros/DC): $27.7M (-58.7%) – 4,402 theatres
  2. Ticket to Paradise (Universal): $10M (-39.4%) – 3,692 theatres
  3. Prey for the Devil (Lionsgate): $7.0M – 2,980 theatres
  4. Smile (Paramount): $5.0M (-40.4%) – 3,221 theatres
  5. Halloween Ends (Universal/Peacock): $3.8M (-52.1%) – 3,419 theatres
  6. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Sony): $2.82M (-33.6%) – 3,135 theatres
  7. Till (MGM): $2.81M (+673%) – 2,058 theatres
  8. Terrifier 2 (Cinedigm): $1.8M (+2.7%) – 1,550 theatres
  9. The Woman King (Sony): $1.1M (-40.9%) – 1,446 theatres
  10. Tár (Universal): $1.0M (+104%) – 1,087 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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