Box Office Report for the Week of September 17

The Nun II is again taking the top spot of this weekend’s box office, narrowly beating A Haunting in Venice with a $14.7 million tally. The film saw a 54.8% drop this weekend, which isn’t as bad as some will say it is. Despite mixed reviews, The Nun II is still proving The Conjuring franchise’s viability as a financially successful franchise at the box office. However, they should reassess their slate’s quality if they want the franchise to continue being successful.

Meanwhile, Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice barely passes Death on the Nile’s box office opening, making it the highest-grossing opening of the Hercule Poirot franchise so far, with $14.5 million. The reviews were much better than Death on the Nile and Murder on Orient Express, so don’t be surprised if another Poirot film gets greenlit once the strikes resolve. They’ve proven commercially successful, and this one received the most praise.

As far as other movies are concerned, Oppenheimer has passed the $900 million mark and has surpassed Bohemian Rhapsody as the highest-grossing biopic of all time. Perhaps it could reach the $1 billion mark if it continues to leg out, though it’s not of a sure prediction as, say, Barbie reaching those heights.

Meanwhile, Jawan has reached the $100 million mark internationally, making it one of the highest-grossing Indian films outside of its origin. The film is a testament to Shah Rukh Khan’s enduring power as the King of Bollywood, especially after a string of critical and commercial duds. And since Jawan brought back Khan at his peak, it’s no surprise the film is doing so well. 

Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the weekend:

  1. The Nun II (Warner Bros): $14.7M (-54.8%) – 3,743 theaters
  2. A Haunting in Venice (Disney): $14.5M – 3,305 theaters
  3. The Equalizer 3 (Sony): $7.2M (-39.7%) – 3,528 theaters
  4. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (Universal): $4.7M (-53.1%) – 3,678 theaters
  5. Barbie (Warner Bros): $3.9M (-30.5%) – 3,012 theaters
  6. Jawan (Red Chillies Entertainment): $2.49M (-59.3%) – 776 theatres
  7. Blue Beetle (Warner Bros/DC): $2.47M (-35.2%) – 2,386 theaters
  8. Gran Turismo (Sony): $2.3M (-32.9%) – 2,202 theaters
  9. Oppenheimer (Universal): $2.1M (-31.8%) – 1,799 theatres
  10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Paramount): $2.0M (-28%) – 2,066 theaters

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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