This image released by Universal Pictures shows Gael García Bernal and Vicky Krieps in a scene from “Old”. (Universal images via AP)
M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old” easily won a slower weekend at the North American box office, while GI Joe’s “Snake Eyes” photo lived up to its name.
While these are new offerings from the big studios, moviegoers showed up in modest numbers on a weekend where there was the notable distraction of the Olympics as well as growing concerns about the Delta variant.
Universal said on Sunday that “Old” grossed around $ 16.5 million. Paramount’s “Snake Eyes” origin story grossed approximately $ 13.4 million in ticket sales.
While not far removed from the big box, “Snake Eyes,” starring Henry Golding as a warrior-in-training, costs significantly more with an advertised price of $ 88 million, excluding commercials.
Meanwhile, “Old,” starring Gael García Bernal and Vicky Krieps as the heads of a family whose tropical vacations turn into horror when they start to age quickly, has been independently funded for around $ 18 million. dollars. Including international revenue, “Old,” which is based on the “Sandcastle” graphic novel, grossed $ 23 million worldwide in its first weekend.
“It’s an amazing start,” said Jim Orr, head of distribution for Universal. “M. Night Shyamalan is an incredible filmmaker and one of the best in the business.
Disney and Marvel’s “Black Widow” climbed to third place with $ 11.6 million, bringing its worldwide total to $ 314.9 million, while last week’s # 1 movie “Space Jam : A New Legacy ”grossed $ 9.6 million, down 69% from last weekend. Both are also available to watch at home: “Space Jam” airs on HBO Max, while Disney + subscribers can rent “Black Widow” for $ 30.
The entire North American box office weekend generated roughly $ 68 million in revenue, according to Comscore. This is far from being just three weeks ago, when “Black Widow” alone was making $ 80 million.
Estimated Friday-Sunday ticket sales at US and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. When available, the latest international issues from Friday to Sunday are also included. Final national figures will be released on Monday.
1. “Old”, $ 16.5 million.
2. “Snake Eyes,” $ 13.4 million.
3. « Black Widow », 11,6 millions de dollars.
4. “Space Jam: A New Legacy”, $ 9.6 million.
5. “F9”, $ 4.7 million.
6. « Escape Room: Tournament of Champions », 3,4 millions de dollars.
7. « The Boss Baby: Family Business », 2,7 millions de dollars.
8. « The Forever Purge », 2,3 millions de dollars.
9. “A Quiet Place, Part II,” $ 1.3 million.
10. “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain”, $ 830,000.