Spider-Man: No Way Home – The Funnier Version of Stuff brought his fans back to the theaters. Top Gun: Maverick and Krypto and the Super Animals skyrocketing.
This past weekend, American movie theaters did not celebrate innovation. The big box office success of 2021, Spider-Man: No Way Home returned to put a layer on it at the end of the summer with its extended version (adding eleven minutes to the old duration), creatively titled Spider-Man: No Way Home – The Funnier Version of Stuff. Last year’s only billionaire film (and by far), the last behemoth of Marvel is therefore there to recover the smallest crumbs that he can have left, which is enough for him to return to the first place at the box office.
For nearly 4,000 theaters (making it the best-distributed film in the United States today), the film reportedly grossed $6 million, an infinitely lower start than its original release. The uninspired Spider-Man: No Way Home in fact there is a local launch of no less than 260 million dollars and started earning less than 6 million per week from its eleventh week of operation. 6 million may be more than the average number for Marvel’s first week, but since it’s almost the 29th week for Spidey, it’s a pretty impressive mark.
“Yes, it’s me again!”
In the second place, we did not present it. Top Gun: Maverick proves once again that no other blockbuster this year has the fury to surpass it and that it will take a lot to match what it has done. In its fifteenth week of operation, the film is still finding the momentum it has on the podium this week. With an increase of 16.46% in its receipts from last week, Top Gun 2 has reportedly grossed nearly $5.5 million this season, averaging $1,767 per theater (a better average than Spiderman). It is now less than two million from surpassing the $700 million domestic mark Black Panther and became the fifth biggest historical success in American cinema.
The biggest increase of the week (and unexpected) was in the Krypto and the Super Animals, which returns to the top 5 again and in third place. With a gain of 31.71% in its receipts compared to last week, the animated film would have collected $5.4 million and had an average per theater that was also higher than Spider-Man: No Way Home. An opportunity for the feature film that might stay longer in the dark rooms, to try to reach 100 million cumulative domestic revenue, which is not an easy task. But in these times of scarcity for Warner, the company needs it.
The fourth place is very disappointing Bullet Train which maintains a certain financial consistency. Despite losing two spots in this week’s rankings, Bullet Train suffered only a 3.71% decrease in revenue and will bring in $5.4 million this season domestics that remain at normal cruising speed for some time. In its fifth week, the film is still a summer blockbuster that falls short of its goals, despite the attractive cast, and currently collecting only 85 million in domestic revenue, placing it at the height of a Crypto.
Finally, in fifth place is the new last week, Ball of Hellthat started its inexorable fall. After a timid start during its launch at the box office, the horror feature film proved that it had little chance of becoming a long-term success and showed a decline in numbers of 30.9%, brought in about 4.7 million last week. The movie also featured the lowest average in this top 5.
Above the top 5 now is the first beast which, having lost three places, found itself released this week. A predictable fate for the survival film in the wild, which will protect itself honorably, but not survive against the competition, once the curiosity has passed. The feature film would have paid for everything $3.6 million domestic. Next, Minions 2 remains one of Universal’s most impressive hits of the year. by earning another 15% of its past receipts and will raise another $3 million servants in the 10th week of operation.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero continued its fall by being nine at the box office and showed a drop of 50% in its receipts last week and recorded only 2.4 million receipts servants in the 3rd week of operation. An inevitable trajectory for this type of animated film corresponds to a niche audience. Little wonder the reissue of Teeth of the sea which, for its return to theaters in an IMAX version, had the best average per theater throughout the week (1846 dollars per theater) and will raise $2.3 million.
“Do you have 5 minutes to talk about HFR?”
Finally, some good news: last week marked National Cinema Day of the United States keeping all its promises. As mentioned by Box Office Pro, Ihis tariff applied to more than 3,000 theaters with a $3 ticket attracted more than 8 million viewers in America and allowed the rooms to increase in attendance. This also surely explains the huge and sudden gains of the most popular and family films, such as Top Gun: Maverick, Krypto and the Super Animals or Minions 2.
The return of films that are already known to the public, such as Spider-Man: No Way Home and jaws, also benefited from this activity. On the contrary, it is not a god for new releases and genre films, which are often neglected by the majority of the American public. So no celebration for Ball of Hell, beast or, even worse, for George Miller’s new film, Three thousand years waiting for you, which collapsed to the 13th position in the ranking in the second week of operationonly.