Monday, October 26, 2020

Box Office Report :: October 23•25

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It was a soft weekend at the box office with two new releases and two re-releases cracking the Top Ten, while the top two films remained firmly in place.

At Number 1 again was Liam Neeson's thriller Honest Thief which added 77 screens (mainly due to New York allowing cinemas outside of the city to reopen) -- 2,502 total now -- but saw a 43% decline from its opening weekend, earning $2.35 million. That brings its domestic total to $7.48 million. Overseas the film has amassed $4.2 million, bringing the global total to $11.68 million. Holding down second place for a second week, The War With Grandpa added 85 screens (2,345 total) and experienced a 24% decline, earning $1.91 million. That brings its three week domestic total to $9.75 million. The film has also earned a cumulative $4.1 million from foreign markets, bringing its global total to $13.85 million.

The New York theater openings didn't help Tenet, which shed 200 screens, now down to 1,801 total, but saw just a 19% decline, moving down one spot to Number 4 with an estimated $1.3 million (Warner Bros. is still not providing actual numbers), bringing its eight week domestic total to an estimated $52.5 million. Overseas, the film's cumulative total is an estimated $289.1 million, with a worldwide gross now at an estimated $341.6 million.

As far as the Top Ten newcomers -- which pushed The New Mutants, Unhinged, Love and Monsters, and The Kid Detective off the chart -- 20th Century Studios' The Empty Man scared up $1.31 million from 2,027 screens which put it in third place for the week. The film had a small foreign opening with $118,376 in the till. The studio is obviously hoping the coming Halloween weekend will give the film a boost as it's currently not available even for pre-order on sights like Apple TV and FandangoNow. After We Collided opened at Number 8 with $422,899, and is also available to stream (click our links to see it from the comfort and safety of your living room). The film has been playing in international markets since September and has a cumulative total of $45.6 million. With the domestic debut, the film's global total stands at $47.67 million.

On the re-release front, Monsters, Inc. and The Addams Family join The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus in the Top Ten. Monsters, Inc. landed at Number 7 with an estimated $494,000, while the animated The Addams Family just barely squeaked into the Number 10 spot with $282,841, beating The New Mutants by just $439.00.

The Halloween weekend is really going to be a weekend to stay home and watch your favorite horror movies with just The Donut King and Come Play slated for limited release. The next wide release comes November 6 with Let Him Go starring Kevin Costner.

Below are the Top Ten grosses for the weekend of October 9-11.

  1. [1] Honest Thief - $2,354,022 [$7,480,296]
  2. [1] The War with Grandpa - $1,913,169 [$9,750,216]
  3. [N] The Empty Man - $1,310,326 [NEW]
  4. [3] Tenet - $1,300,000 [$52,500,000]
  5. [4] The Nightmare Before Christmas - $577,000 [$1,900,000]
  6. [5] Hocus Pocus - $530,000 [$4,372,000]
  7. [N] Monsters, Inc. - $494,000 [NEW]
  8. [N] After We Collided - $422,899 [NEW]
  9. [6] 2 Hearts - $319,010 [$988,832]
  10. [N] The Addams Family - $282,841 [NEW]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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