No, streaming-obsessed Wall Street analysts just because this weekend sucked at the box office doesn’t mean it’s an opportunity for you to dance to the future value of cinema.
This year will have another huzzah, as reported earlier this week, and it’s Sony / Disney-MCU Spider-Man : No Way Home, which broke pre-sale tickets on Day 1 for the pandemic for Tours # 1 and # 3, AMC and Cinemark. More importantly for the two exhibitors, No way home also won his second best day of presales after Avengers: Endgame, which translated into a domestic opening record of $ 357.1 million. Tickets went on sale for No way home last Monday.
The fandango, the first day of Spider-Man: No Path Home beat the initial 24-hour sales of Black Widow, Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Star Wars : L’Ascension de Skywalker. While presales aren’t an exact indicator of opening weekend performance, the expectation here is that No way home will be among the first five December openings when it hits theaters on December 17.
AMC boss Adam Aron has attributed the early sales of tour tickets to the Jon Watts-directed film for sale by the Spider-Man channel NFT.
You were right when so many of you suggested movie-themed NFTs. Our Spider-Man NFT is one of the main reasons No Way Home generated the second highest day ticket sales in AMC history! All 86,000 NFTs (one per qualified member) were fully committed Monday afternoon. pic.twitter.com/GMO6IswMSD
– Adam Aron (@CEOAdam) December 1, 2021
While Charm didn’t stimulate family crowds at the theater, there is also strong anticipation with Illumination / Universal’s Sing 2, which, according to industry estimates, not Universal, siphoned off roughly $ 1.5 million from Charm last Saturday excluding previews at 5 p.m.. And even though Village Roadshow Matrix resurrections will be in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22, the last of WarnerMedia’s pandemic titles this year, expect this movie to possibly rival the $ 41 million of Dune, which so far has the best domestic debut of 2021 for studio Burbank.
For the anecdote in New York here, omicron isn’t holding back vacation tourism, with crowds in town for last week’s Rockefeller tree lighting. Additionally, there was no room available at the Shubert Theater on Thursday night for Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Kill a mockingbird. People go out and have fun with masks.
Even though all movies total around $ 52.9 million this weekend, -45% compared to last weekend, the top movies show solid takes, namely MGM / United Artists Releasing’s Gucci House is -53% with a second weekend of $ 6.77 million and with a cumulative total of $ 33.6 million, Sony Ghostbusters: the afterlife go knock 102,1 M$ today, while Warner Bros./Legendary’s Dune, supported by its return to Imax auditoriums, 13% drop on weekend 7 with an estimate 1,81 M$ in 1217 cinemas, the photo is in total tomorrow at $ 104.6 million. Imax led $ 1.6 million DuneGlobal soundtrack this weekend; $ 1 million of that in North America. The large format exhibitor boosted nearly $ 53 million of the global sci-fi photo box office which is now $ 382.2 million.
Yet even on a weekend after the holidays, we are nowhere near pre-pandemic standards with this weekend. Two years ago, Frozen 2The second weekend of its led to a post-Thanksgiving frame with $ 35.1 million, where all movies totaled $ 90.3 million per Box Office Mojo. This weekend’s transport for all films is down 41% from that total.
Additionally, Sony has had several limited sold-out screenings of its upcoming romantic drama directed by Denzel Washington. A newspaper for Jordan in 225 cinemas. The photo features Michael B. Jordan and Chanté Adams. Jordan plays 1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King, who before being killed in action in Baghdad, wrote a diary for his son intended to explain to him how to lead a decent life despite his childhood without a father. Pic opens exclusively on Christmas Day.
Making a loud cry for the weekend is based on the faith of Fathom Releasing Christmas with the chosen ones, in 1,642 cinemas and 194 markets, in which competitors are raising their eyebrows. The film, consisting of new and classic Christmas songs from the set of The elected official, open wednesday and should gross $ 9M in five days, $ 4.1 million from this Friday-Sunday. The South and Midwest were important, with the main markets being Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, Minnesota, Denver, Cleveland, Orlando, Sacramento, and St. Louis.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s UAR / MGM Second Weekend Licorice Pizza in three theaters in New York and one at Regency Village in LA is considering $ 223.3K, -35%, for a cumulative total over ten days of 761K$; the movie celebrating a very robust screen average of 55,8K$. Anderson and the film were named Best Director and Best Picture by the National Board of Review, respectively.
IFC Films presents Paul Verhoeven’s erotic nuns film Benedetta which has 83% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and an estimate 145 000 $ for the weekend in 202 theaters or $ 718. The film, which had its world premiere at Cannes, did not post very good numbers. Benedetta was one of the NBR’s top five Thursday films, and the picture will arrive on PVOD on December 21.
Focus Features Nathalie Biancheri Genre Film Loup is also not doing well in 308 cinemas with 80K$ or $ 261 per cinema. Critics were not wowed by the film Lily-Rose Depp and George MacKay at 42% Rotten on a wolf trapped in a boy’s body. While in therapy with other animal-related peers, Jacob meets Wildcast (Depp) and falls head over heels, faced with the challenge of whether he will give up his real self for love. Better Recipes for Focus Features’ Oscar Nominee Belfast who matters now $ 5.8 million.
Top 10 of the weekend, finals Sunday:
1.) Charm (Say) 3,980 cinemas, fri $ 3 million (-73%)/Sam $ 5.79 million/Soleil $ 3.9 million/ 3 days $ 12.7 million (-53%), Total $ 57.9 million/ Sem 2
2.) Ghostbusters: the afterlife (Sony) 4,059 (-256) theaters, Fri $ 2.7 million (-72%)/Sam $ 4.75 million/Soleil $ 2.9 million/3 days: $ 10.35 million (-57%)/Total : $ 102.2 million/ Sem 3
3.) Gucci House (UAR / MGM) 3,477 theaters, / fri $ 2.18 million (-62%)/Sam $ 2.866 million/Soleil 1,7 M$/3 days $ 6.77 million (-53%)/Total : 33,6 M$ /Week 2
4.) Christmas with the elect (FTM) 1,642 cinemas Fri 1,2 M$/Sam 1,5 M$/Soleil $ 1.4M/3 days $ 4.1 million/The total $ 9M/ Sem 1
5.) Eternals (Dis) 3 165 (-890) cinemas, fri 1 million de dollars (-65%)/Sam 1,8 M$/Soleil 1 million de dollars/3 days $ 3.9 million (-51%)/Total 156,5 M$/ Sem 5
6.)Resident Evil : Raccoon City (Sony) 2,803 cinemas, Fri 765K$ /Sam 1,16 M$/Soleil $730K/ 3 days $ 2.65 million (-50%) Total $ 13.1 million/ Sem 2
7.)Dune (WB / Leg) 1,217 (-49) cinemas, Fri $515K/Sam785 000 $/Soleil510 000 $/ 3 days 1,81 M$(-13%)/Total $ 104.6 million / week 7
8.) Clifford the big red dog (By) 3,261 (-31) cinemas, Fri. 425K$ (-78%)/Sam 860K$/Soleil $515K/ 3 days 1,8 M$ (-64%)/Total $ 45.7 million/ Sem 4
9.)king richard (WB) 2,654 (-648) cinemas, / Fri 365K$ (-73%)/Sam 525K$/Soleil 315K$/ 3 days 1,2 M$ (-63%)/Total 13,4 M$ /Week 3
dix.) Sword Art Online Progressive (FUN) 840 cinemas, Fri $471K, 3 days 1,05 M$/ Sem 1
11.) Venom: let there be carnage (Sony) 1,243 (-303) theaters, Fri 250 000 $/Sam 500 000 $/Soleil 285 000 $/3 days: 1,035 M$ (-34%)/Total 210,9 M$/ Sem 10