It shouldn’t be much of a surprise by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings repeated as champ of the weekend box office. The film added an estimated $35.8 million to its domestic total which now stands at $145.6 million. That weekend total was a drop of 52.5% which is a little bit better than average for a comic book film which can easily drop 55% to 60% in their second weekend.
Internationally, the film rocked, with an almost similar amount as the previous weekend’s gross during the week. It earned about $55.8 million bringing the international gross to $112 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $257.6 million.
In second place was Free Guy which moved up a slot from the previous weekend. The film added an estimated $5.8 million to its domestic total which now stands at $101.8 million. The film has continued to do well overseas adding about $27.3 million over the week to bring that total to $174.7 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $276.5 million.
Malignant debuted in third place with a dual opening on HBO Max. It’s unknown how many watched the film there. It’s unknown if the numbers are good if they’d be released as it would provide more ammunition for theater owners to say that same day digital releases are hurting box office grosses. But, a solid number would also push back against any negative narrative the film is a failure. The film grossed $5.6 million domestically and $9.5 million internationally for a worldwide total of $15.1 million.
Candyman slipped to fourth place from last weekend’s second. The film earned an estimated $4.8 million to bring its domestic total to $48 million. The film earned just $300,000 internationally over the week to bring that gross to $11.2 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $59.2 million.
Rounding out the top five was Jungle Cruise which has held in the top five for some time now. The film added an impressive $2.5 million after seven weeks to bring its domestic total to $109.9 million. The international gross stands at $86.9 million. Worldwide the film has grossed $196.8 million.
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Black Widow came in at #12 with an estimated $282,000. Domestically, the film has grossed $183.1 million. The international total has held steady at $189.6 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $372.7 million.
Old was #13 with an estimated $244,585. Domestically, the film has grossed $47.7 million. Internationally, the film added about $1,900,000 to its total over the week to bring that to $39.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $87.7 million.
The Suicide Squad didn’t show up on the weekend chart but the film looks like it made about $500,000 over the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $54.9 million. The film added $1.9 million to its international gross over the week to bring that to $110 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $164.9 million.
Initial numbers have 53 films earning $61,321,811 from 31,299 theaters. That’s around $50 million less than last weekend’s 45 films which earned $110,438,478 from 30,852 theaters. The average earning was $1,959.23 this past weekend, about 50% less than the previous weekend’s $3,579.62.