Box Office Report for the Week of November 6

The hierarchy of power is maintaining its throne for the third weekend! Crunchyroll’s One Piece Film: Red could not topple Jaume Collet-Serra’s Black Adam this weekend, with the Dwayne Johnson-led DC film reaching over $200 million worldwide and doubling The Suicide Squad’s overall box office. This weekend was quite sluggish for films in cinemas, as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releases next week in an era signaling that superhero movies rule the box office, and everything else is either hit or miss.

Paramount’s Smile has also crossed over $200 million at the box office, even more impressive when you learn that the movie only cost $17 million to make and was initially slated to release on Paramount+ before highly positive test screenings convinced the studio to give it a full-fledged theatrical release. It looks like the risk has paid off, with Paramount being the only studio responding well to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. All of their respective theatrical productions have been box office successes this year, including Top Gun: Maverick, which finishes an impressive six-month run with a $1.487 billion tally. Some theatres are still playing the movie! Incredible.

Universal’s Ticket to Paradise was also successful, having crossed the $100 million mark with a $60 million budget. Audiences love classic rom-coms, and even with mixed reviews, the movie still manages to draw people in, likely for the incredible chemistry held by George Clooney and Julia Roberts, who reunite for the first time since 2016’s Money Monster.

The only new release this year was One Piece Film: Red, which made an impressive $9 million at the box office, playing on IMAX screens and having a strong fanbase. But the Straw Hat Pirates couldn’t defeat The Man in Black in cinemas, which will reign king of the box office until Wakanda Forever reignites interest in the theatrical experience again, moving from one superhero production to the next.

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

  1. Black Adam (Warner Bros/DC): $18.5M (-32.6%) – 3,985 theatres
  2. One Piece Film: Red (Crunchyroll): $9.4M – 2,367 theatres
  3. Ticket to Paradise (Universal): $8.5M (-13.6%) – 4,066 theatres
  4. Smile (Paramount): $4.0M (-26.4%) – 3,046 theatres
  5. Prey for the Devil (Lionsgate): $3.8M (-46.1%) – 2,980 theatres
  6. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Sony): $3.3M (+22.6%) – 3,005 theatres
  7. The Banshees of Inisherin (Disney): $2.0M (+274.1%) – 895 theatres
  8. Till (MGM): $1.8M (-31.6%) – 2,136 theatres
  9. Halloween Ends (Universal/Peacock): $1.4M (-65.5%) – 2,929 theatres
  10. Terrifier 2 (Cinedigm): $1.2M (-35.9%) – 1,245 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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