The Invitation tops a weak weekend box office

The Invitation

It was a bit of a yawner for the weekend box office as The Invitation topped it with an estimated $7 million. That’s the lowest amount a top film has grossed this year and the first to be under $10 million. Internationally, the film also grossed $1.6 million to deliver an opening weekend of $8.6 million.

In second place was Bullet Train which grossed an estimated $5.6 million to lift its domestic total to $78.2 million. Internationally, the film grossed about $14.4 million over the week to lift that to $95.4 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $173.6 million after 3 weeks.

Beast came in third place with an estimated $4.9 million. The film has grossed $20.1 million domestically. Over the week, the film grossed around $5.8 million to bring that to $16.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $36.2 million after two weeks.

Top Gun: Maverick continues to impress grossed an additional $4.8 million to bring its domestic total to $691.2 million. Over the week, the film grossed about $11.2 million to bring that to $731.2 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $1.422 billion. The film is now #6 in all-time domestic gross and has passed Avengers: Infinity War. It’s now about $9 million behind Black Panther which there’s a good chance it’ll be able to gross. Worldwide, the film ranks #12 having passed Avengers: Age of Ultron this week as well. It’s $27.6 million behind Frozen II.

Wrapping up the top five was Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero which was last weekend’s first place. The film grossed $4.6 million to bring its domestic total to $30.8 million. Internationally, the film grossed about $12.8 million over the week to bring that to $37.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $68.7 million.

In comic film news…

DC League of Super-Pets grossed about $4.2 million over the weekend. Domestically the film has grossed $74.1 million so far. Over the week it earned about $9.5 million internationally to bring that total to $72.4 million. Worldwide the film has grossed $146.5 million.

Thor: Love and Thunder grossed an estimated $2.7 million. The film has now grossed $336.6 million. Internationally, the film grossed about $5.1 million over the week to bring that to $410.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $746.7 million.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness looks like it has held steady domestically at $411.3 million. Internationally, the film looks to be steady at $543.7 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $955 million meaning it grossed in the 10s of thousands.

The week’s overall box office success…

Initial numbers has 52 films earning $52,043,287 from 42,095 theaters. That’s far worse than last weekend’s $78,906,253 from 41,395 theaters and 53 films. It’s one of the worst weekends of the year. The second worst of the year, the worst being the weekend of January 28. The average earning was $1,236.33 this past weekend, again, an increase from last weekend’s $1,906.18.