Friday, September 30, 2022

On the 2nd weekend, “Dune” surpasses “Last Night in Soho” and “Antlers”.

After a record startThe October box office quietly closed this weekend as Dune repeated at number one and two standout genre newcomers: “Last Night in Soho.” “And” Horns “, stone.

Whether it’s Halloween falling on Sunday, too many new features, or just a lack of enthusiasm, moviegoers seem to have other plans for this weekend. Notable exceptions are the latest version of My Hero Academia and Wes Anderson’s new photograph, The French Dispatch.

The top spot continued to go to the larger budget and wider release of the Timothy Chalamet film. Dune, which is also available on HBO Max, grossed an additional $ 15.5 million over its second weekend in theaters, Studio Sunday estimates. Although 62% less than the debut.ticket sales were enough to give him one more week at the top of the North American charts.

With a production budget of $ 165 million (not including marketing and promotion), Dune has raised $ 69.4 million in North America and TK worldwide. Warner Bros. and Legendary last week confirmed plans to release a sequel It is expected to open exclusively in cinemas in 2023.

Halloween Kills came in second with $ 8.5 million for the third weekend. The penultimate film of this modern trilogy has grossed $ 115.1 million worldwide.

Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho opened in sixth place. The stylish thriller, distributed by Focus on 3,016 screens, grossed about $ 4.2 million. Thomasin Mackenzie plays the modern fashion student who has increasingly realistic dreams at night about aspiring singer Ani Taylor-Joy in the 1960s.

“There are several stronger proponents of theatrical experience than Edgar, and we are very proud to have made Focus his home,” said Lisa Bunnell, Focus’s president of distribution.

Scott Cooper “Horns”The mythical monster terrorizing a ruined city in Oregon also made about $ 4.2 million in 2,800 locations. Horror Stars distributed by Searchlight, Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons.

One of the highlights of the weekend was the exhibition French Mailing.Also distributed is Searchlight, which expanded after a limited debut and grossed $ 2.8 million in just 788 locations.

Although the weekend was muted, October was the most profitable month of the year, with total revenue expected to be around $ 625 million. The previous peak was in July – $ 583.8 million. For comparison, in October 2019, total fees were about $ 781.6 million, and in 2018 – $ 830.8 million.

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