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Bohemian Rhapsody Rocks Into First as New Movies Take 1, 2, 3

Bohemian Rhapsody topped the weekend domestic box office with an estimated $50 million. The film has a reported budget of $52 million.

The film was hit by some critics for accuracy but audiences loved it giving it an “A” CinemaScore. With an audience of 51% female and 78% of the crowd age 25 years or older, the film should have solid legs for a while iwht little direct competition.

Internationally, the film expanded to 64 total overseas markets. It debuted in the UK last weekend. This weekend it earned an estimated $72.5 million for a global total of $141 million so far. It adds another 14 markets next weekend including Japan.

In second place was The Nutcracker and the Four Realms which opened with an estimated $20 million which is the lower end of expectations. The film didn’t receive good reviews or word of mouth receiving a “B+” CinemaScore and poor Metacritic and RottenTomatoes scores. The film also debuted in 45 international markets bringing in an estimated $38.5 million for a $58.5 million global debut.

Nobody’s Fool opened in third place with an estimated $14 million. It received an “A-” CinemaScore playing to an audience that was 61% female and 77% of the audience age 18-44. The film should do fine with a budget of just $19 million.

A Star is Born dropped to fourth place with an estimated $11.1 million to bring its domestic total to $165.6 million. Internationally, the film added another $13.9 million for an international total of $128.3 million and a global total of $293.9 million.

Rounding out the top five was Halloween which dropped quite a bit in its third week release. The film added $11 million over the three days to bring its domestic total to $150.4 million. It also added $18.3 million internationally to bring that total to $79.2 and $229.6 million worldwide after three weeks. With a budget of just $10 million, it’s a guarantee we’ll see a sequel and a return of the slasher horror genre.

When it comes to comic films….

Venom dropped from 3rd to 6th with an estimated $7.9 million, a drop of 26.3%. It now has earned $198.7 million domestically. Internationally the film added $15.6 million to bring that total to $342.9 million and $541.6 million worldwide. With China opening this coming weekend, the film will do quite well when its run is up and likely will end up earning an average amount for SONY’s Spider-Man films.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.

Halloween Repeats in First Place at the Weekend Box Office

It was a repeat of 1, 2, 3, and 4 at the weekend box office as Halloween repeated with an estimated $32 million domestically to bring that total to $126.7 million after 2 weeks.

Internationally, it was also the top film with an estimated $25.6 million from 62 markets for an international total of $45.6 million.

Worldwide, the film has earned $172 million on just a $10 million budget all but guaranteeing a sequel and a return of the slasher franchises to theaters. Expect a fast track to bring back other classics and create some new ones.

In second was A Star is Born with an estimated $14.1 million domestically to bring that total to $148.7 million. The film also earned $17.6 million from 75 international markets to bring that to $104.6 million and a worldwide total over $253.3 million.

Venom came in third place with an estimated $10.8 million to bring its domestic total to $187.3 million and $17.3 million added overseas. The film has earned $187.3 million domestically and $321.1 million for a worldwide total of $508.4 million.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween earned an estimated $7.5 million to come in fourth. The film has earned $38.3 million domestically. It also earned an estimated $10.3 million internationally bringing that number to $24.2 million for a global total of $62.5 million.

Rounding out the top five was a new film, Hunter Killer which earned an estimated $6.7 million domestically. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 55% male and 93% were aged 25 years or older.

There were no other comic adaptations that charted over the weekend and it’ll be about a month and a half until we get some more comic films at the box office. Venom has the market cornered. We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.

Halloween Scares Up the Second Largest October Opening Weekend of All-Time

It was the second largest October weekend ever headed up by Halloween which earned an estimated $77.5 million for its debut weekend.

The three day debut is the second largest October opening weekend of all-time, just $3 million shy set by Venom earlier in the month. It did have the largest October opening day of all-time and the second largest ever opening for an R-rated horror film.

Internationally, the film earned an estimated $14.3 million from 23 markets. It will open in another 46 markets with France next weekend followed by Australia, Brazil, Italy, Germany, and Spain the following weekend. It then opens in South Korea October 31.

With just a $10 million budget, the film’s team must be happy with the results. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore and played to an audience that was 53% males and 59% were age 25 or older.

In second place, and holding on to the spot three weeks in a row, was A Star is Born. The movie earned an estimated $19.3 million to bring its domestic total to $126.4 million on a $36 million budget. Internationally, the film added an estimated $22.8 million from 75 overseas market. It still has to open in Japan which doesn’t happen until December 21.

Venom dropped from first place last weekend to third place with an estimated $18.1 million. That brings its domestic total to $171.1 million. It also added $32.3 million from 65 markets to bring that total to $290.7 million and a worldwide total of $461.8 million.

In fourth place was Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween which held steady at that spot from the previous weekend. It earned an estimated $9.7 million to bring its domestic total to $28.8 million on a $35 million budget after two weeks. The film also added $6.2 million internationally to its total to bring its worldwide earnings to $39.9 million.

Rounding out the top five was First Man which earned an estimated $2.35 million over the three days. Domestically its earned just shy of $30 million. The film added 25 new markets to bring that total to 47. Internationally it earned an estimated $13.4 million to bring that total to $25.5 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic film adaptations.

Venom and A Star is Born Repeat at the Top of the Box Office

The top two spots at the weekend box office were a repeat from the previous week as Venom and A Star is Born went one-two again. Two new films, First Man and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween followed at three and four.

Venom dropped just 55.5% and earned an estimated $35.7 million to bring its domestic earnings to $142.8 million. That’s impressive as everyone expected a drop of at least 60%+ based on past movie performances. It’s outperforming expectations in every way.

Internationally, the film was in first place as well adding an estimated $69.7 million from 54 markets. It has now earned $235.3 million. It next opens in Japan on November 2 and an opening in China hasn’t been determined yet. That’s a worldwide total of $378.1 million after two weeks on just a $100 million budget. The film is a success surviving poor reviews from critics.

In second was A Star is Born which added $28 million domestically, a drop of just 34.7%. It’s earned $94.2 million so far. The film also added $20.2 million from 65 markets overseas, a 14% drop from th previous week. Next weekend the film opens in Australia and then Japan after that on December 21.

In third place was First Man which debuted around expectations. The film earned $16.5 million over three days. The movie received a “B+” CinemaScore and currently has an 88% rating on RottenTomatoes. The film’s audiience was 56% male and 52% were 35 years of age or older. Internationally the film opened in 22 markets with an estimated $8.6 million for a worldwide total of $25.1 million.

With $16.2 million and fourth place was Goosebumps 2 which also met expectations. The film’s audience was split 50-50 and 72% under the age of 25. It received a “B” CinemaScore. The movie also debuted in 16 markets with an estimated $3.7 million.

Rounding out the top five was Smallfoot which dropped from third place the previous week. The film earned an estimated $9.3 million to bring its domestic total to $57.6 million. It also earned $14.5 million from 57 markets to bring its international earnings to $52.6 million.

When it comes to comic films…

Ant-Man and the Wasp came in at #26 for the weekend adding $90,00 to its domestic total to bring that to $216.5 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic film adaptations.

Venom Delivers an October Opening Weekend Record

It was a record weekend at the box office. Sony‘s Venom delivered an estimated $80 million opening topping the previous October best opening by more than $20 million. That opening is better than Marvel’s $75.8 million opening for Ant-Man and the Wasp earlier this year and just behind Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s $84.4 million.

The film appears to be bullet proof from reviews as it received largely negative ones from critics and a “B+” CinemaScore from the opening day audience. The audience was 59% male and 36% of the audience was age 25 years or older. That’s much younger audience than expected and indicates kids are driving this film’s success.

Internationally, the film opened with $125.2 million from 58 markets for a record October opening of over $205 million. The film opens in France next weekend, Japan in November, and China’s release has yet to be dated.

Without superhero competition for the foreseeable future, it’s unknown what the drop will be in the second weekend. But, with a budget of just $100 million, the film is already looking like it’ll be quite profitable and another success for Sony’s Spider-Man franchise which earn on average $318.8 million domestically, $488.4 million internationally, and $807.2 million worldwide. The film’s budget though is less than half the average Spider-Man film which average $209.5 million.

In second place was A Star is Born which opened with an estimated $41.3 million. The film received an “A” CinemaScore and with its 66% female audience and 86% age 25 or older, the film should have some legs for some time.

In third place was Smallfoot which dropped 35% from the previous weekend with an estimated $14.9 million. It has earned just shy of $43 million after ten days domestically. It also added $11.7 million internationally and has crossed $75 million worldwide.

Night School came in fourth with a 55% drop in its second weekend. It earned an estimated $12.3 million to bring the domestic total to $46.7 million. Internationally it also earned $3.4 million for a foreign total of $12 million an global total near $60 million.

Rounding out the top five was The House With a Clock in Its Walls which dropped 42% in its third weekend earning an estimated $7.3 million for a domestic total that stands at $55 million.

When it comes to other comic films…

Ant-Man and the Wasp held steady at #27 earning an estimated $132,000 to bring its domestic total to $216.4 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.