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The Marksman Takes First Place at the Weekend Box Office Knocking Wonder Woman 1984 to Second

The Marksman

There’s a new film at the top of the box office. The Marksman took the top spot for the weekend with an estimated $3.2 million domestically. There are no international returns so far.

In second place was Wonder Woman 1984. The film added an estimated $2.6 million to its total over the weekend. Its domestic total is now $35.8 million after four weeks. Over the week, the film earned $7.1 million at the international box office to bring that total to $105.9 million. Worldwide, the film stands at $141.7 million.

In third place was The Croods: A New Age which earned an estimated $2 million to bring the domestic total to $40.1 million. Internationally, the film earned about $4.7 million over the week to bring its total to $94.7 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $134.8 million.

News of the World slipped to fourth place and earned $1.1 million. After four weeks, the film has grossed $8.7 million domestically.

Rounding out the top five was Monster Hunter which earned an estimated $920,000 to bring its domestic total to $9.2 million. Internationally, the film earned about $1.2 million over the week. There it has grossed a little over $7 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $16.2 million.

Initial numbers have the weekend box office grossing $11,533,991 from 16 films and 12,483 theaters. The theater number is underreported as Wonder Woman 1984’s theater count has not been released. The previous weekend saw $9,069,545 from over 10,545 theaters and 23 films which also included the theater undercount. That’s a per average theater earning of less than $923.98 compared to the previous weekend’s $860.08.

Wonder Woman 1984 Repeats in First Place as the Top Five Remains Unchanged

Wonder Woman 1984

That’s three weeks in a row in first place for Wonder Woman 1984. The film earned an estimated $3 million over the weekend to bring its domestic box office to $32.6 million. At the international box office, the film earned about $8.8 million over the week to bring that gross to $98.8 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $131.4 million.

In second place was The Croods: A New Age which earned an estimated $1.8 million. That raises its domestic earnings to $36.9 million after 7 weeks. Internationally, the film added $10.55 million over the week to raise that number to $90.95 million. It has earned $127.8 million in its run so far.

In third place was News of the World. The film added an estimated $1.2 million to its domestic total to bring that to $7.1 million.

Monster Hunter came in fourth place earning an estimated $1.1 million. So far, the film has earned $7.8 million domestically. Internationally, the film earned about $900,000 over the week to bring that total to $5.8 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $13.6 million.

Rounding out the top five was Fatale which earned an estimated $670,000. The film has brought in $4 million at the domestic box office.

Initial numbers have the weekend box office grossing $9,069,545 from 23 films and 10,545 theaters. The theater number is underreported as Wonder Woman 1984‘s theater count has not been released. The previous weekend saw $12,893,502 from over 10,758 theaters and 27 films which also included the theater undercount. That’s a per average theater earning of less than $860.08 compared to the previous weekend’s $1,198.50.

Wonder Woman 1984 Repeats in First Place

Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 repeated last week’s first place finish at the domestic weekend box office with an estimated $5.5 million. The film has now grossed $28.5 million in its two weeks domestically. Internationally, the film also added $21.7 million at the international box office over the past week to bring that to $90 million. In its two weeks, the film has earned $118.5 million worldwide.

The Croods: A New Age improved from the previous week coming in second place and increasing its grosses. The film added $2.2 million over the weekend. Its domestic total now stands at $34.5 million. Internationally, the film grossed about $12.5 million over the week. The film has earned $80.4 million there. Worldwide, the film has earned just under $115 million after 5 weeks.

In third place was News of the World which dropped from second. The film earned an estimated $1.7 million to bring its total to $5.4 million.

Monster Hunter came in fourth place with an estimated $1.3 million an improvement of 11.1%. It has earned $5.5 million domestically. The film has held steady with $4.8 million at the international box office giving it a worldwide total of $10.3 million.

Rounding out the top five was Fatale which earned $700,000 to bring its domestic total to $3.1 million.

In other comic film news…

The New Mutants wasn’t on the chart but earned about $6,000 over the week internationally to bring that total to $22,581,746. With the $23,852,649 domestically, the film has earned $46,434,395.

Though it’s only rough numbers in, the weekend domestic box office grossed $12,893,502 from over 10,758 theaters and 27 films. The Wonder Woman 1984 theater count is not being reported. That’s compared to $24,185,695 from 13,956 theaters, and 34 films the previous week. That’s an average per-theater earning of less than $1,198.50 this past weekend compared to the previous weekend’s $1,732.99.

Wonder Woman 1984 Lassoes the Top of the Box Office with a Post COVID Best Opening

Wonder Woman 1984

Despite polarizing reviews and simultaneous opening on HBO Max, Wonder Woman 1984 had a solid post-COVID debut with a reported $16.7 million from 2,100 theaters. That’s the second-best post-COVID opening behind Tenet‘s $20.2 million. The film has also earned a reported $68.3 million at the international box office delivering a worldwide opening of $85 million.

The original film opened in 2017 with with $103.3 million domestically and $228.2 million worldwide beating predictions then.

The current film has made Warner Bros. and AT&T happy as half of HBO Max’s retail subscribers viewing and millions more viewing it through cable or wireless access. The service has 12.6 million subscribers. The film “broke records and exceeded expectations” in its first 24 hours of service and it’s expected to continue to do so. The company has said it is fast-tracking a third film which is expected to have a traditional release.

In second place was another new film, News of the World. That opened with $2.4 million domestically. No international numbers have been released.

The Croods: A New Age dropped to third place earning an estimated $1.7 million domestically. The film has earned $30.3 million after five weeks. Over the week, the film added about $10.4 million internationally to bring that total to $67.9 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $98.3 million making it one of the top-earning films of the year.

Monster Hunter, last week’s top film, dropped to fourth with a drop of 48.9% and earning an estimated $1.1 million. The film has now earned $4.2 million domestically. No new numbers have been reported for international earnings and the film stands at $4.8 million for a worldwide total of $9 million.

Rounding out the top five was another new film, Promising Young Woman which earned an estimated $680,000. No international total is reported.

In comic movie news…

The Empty Man hung on at the box office with an estimated $3,000, an improvement over the past week. The film has now earned $2,995,403. Internationally, the film earned about $15,000 over the week to bring that total to $859,442. Worldwide, the film has earned $3,854,845.

The New Mutants also improved from the previous week with an estimated $3,000. The film has now earned $23.9 million domestically. Internationally, the film earned about $31,000 over the week to bring that total to $22,575,269. Worldwide, the film has earned $46,430,043.

Bowed by Wonder Woman 1984, the box office had an improved weekend with $24,185,695 from 34 films in 13,956 theaters. That’s well above last week’s $7.6 million from 38 films and 14,312 theaters. The average theater earned $1,732.99, well above last weekend’s $530.47. We’ll have an update on these numbers when the final box office tally has been released.

Monster Hunter Nabs Its Prize of First Place at the Weekend Box Office

Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter took the top of the weekend box office, bumping off some other hunters, The Croods. Based on the video game series, Monster Hunter earned an estimated $2.2 million from 1,736 theaters averaging $1,267 per theater. The film also opened internationally with $4.8 million for a worldwide total of $7 million.

In second place was the champ of the last few weekends, The Croods: A New Age. That film added an estimated $2 million to its domestic total. It’s now earned a little over $27 million, one of the best totals of the year. Internationally, the film added about $5.4 million over the week to bring that total to $57.5 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $84.5 million one of the highest earnings of the year for a film.

Fatale debuted in third place. The film grossed an estimated $925,000. No international earnings have been reported.

In fourth place was the re-release of Elf which earned an estimated $365,000. After six weeks, the film has earned $1.9 million domestically and $141,033 at the international box office.

Rounding out the top five was Half Brothers which earned an estimated $260,000 dropping 47.5% from the previous week. The film has earned $1.8 million after three weeks. No international numbers have been released.

When it comes to comic films.

The Empty Man earned an estimated $2,500 after nine weeks to bring its domestic total to $3 million. Internationally, the film has now earned $842,295 an increase of about $70,000 over the week. Worldwide the film has earned $3,844,325.

The New Mutants also earned an estimated $2,500 after 17 weeks. That brings the domestic gross to $23.9 million. Over the week, it looks like international earnings remained steady at $22,544,735. Worldwide, the film has earned $46,396,246.

38 films grossed $7,592,134 from 14,312 theaters. The previous weekend saw $6,687,559 from 36 films and 14,704 theaters. This past weekend had an average theater earning of $530.47 compared to the previous weekend’s $454.81. We’ll update these numbers as they become finalized.

Street Fighter, Golden Axe, Monster Hunter, and more join Mega Man and Sonic for Worlds Unite

Worlds Unite 1Archie Comics‘ “Worlds Collide” brought together Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man. Now its sequel “Worlds Unite” will expand on that adding more popular video game franchises from Sega and Capcom, including Street Fighter, Monster Hunter, and more.

Expanding beyond the focus on the worlds of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man, “Worlds Unite” will also feature characters from the fan favorite Sonic Boom and Mega Man X universes.

Classic Sega franchises such as Alex Kidd, Billy Hatcher, Golden Axe, NiGHTS, Skies of Arcadia, and Panzer Dragoon will be involved in the world-spanning epic, along with characters from Capcom’s popular Breath of Fire, Ghosts N’ Goblins, Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, Okami, and Viewtiful Joe series.

“Worlds Unite” begins in May with a special prelude comic available for free in comic book stores nationwide on Free Comic Book Day. The 12-part crossover event begins in Sonic Universe #76 and continues through the other Archie Action titles including Sonic Boom, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mega Man.