Black Adam exceeded expectations and gave the box office a much needed juice. The film opened with a reported $67 million, a bit higher than initial predictions. The film also earned an estimated $73 million at the international box office to deliver a worldwide opening of $140 million.
That opening is better than Shazam! which saw $53.5 million its first weekend domestically, The Suicide Squad‘s $26 million opening, and Wonder Woman 1984‘s $16.7 million. The latter two also opened during the pandemic.
While the film’s critical reviews have been rather negative, the audience has been much more forgiving with a generally positive though mixed response. With another two weeks before Blakc Panther: Wakanda Forever hits the box office, the film should have a decent run.
In second place was a bit of counter programming, Ticket to Paradise. The movie opened with $16.3 million domestically. It already opened internationally where it has scored $80.3 million after two weeks. Worldwide, the film has grossed $96.6 million.
Smile slipped one spot to third place adding $8.4 million to its total. It has now grossed $84.3 million domestically. Over the week, the film added $15.5 million to its international total to bring that to $81.9 million Worldwide, the film has grossed $166.2 million.
As predicted, Halloween Ends tumbled dropping from first place to fourth after just one week. The film added $8 million to its domestic total to bring that to $54.2 million. Over the week, the film added about $10.6 million to its international total to bring that to $27.8 million. The film has grossed a little over $82 million after two weeks.
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile rounded out the top five with an estimated $4.2 million to bring its domestic total to $28.7 million. Internationally, the film added $4.5 million to its total to bring that to $8.4 million. Worldwide the movie has grossed $37.1 million.
In comic film news…
DC League of Super-Pets is now in its third week on HBO and grossed about $100,000 at the box office over the week. It now stands about $93.2 million. Over the week, the film grossed about $200,000 to bring its international total to $108.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $202 million.
Thor: Love and Thunder looks like it’s done with its run. The film has grossed $343.3 million domestically. Internationally gained a little with a new total of $417.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $760.7 million.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero held steady domestically with $38.1 million. Internationally, the film looks steady at $48.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $86.6 million.
The week’s overall box office success…
Numbers have 54 films earning $113,640,500 from 29,578 theaters. That’s a nice boost from last weekend’s $76,278,320 from 30,861 theaters and 52 films. The average earning was $3,842.06 this past weekend, a nice increase from last weekend’s $2,471.67.