Weekend Wrap Up - a look at this week’s Industry Updates

August 22, 2022

The box office brought in $72.5M over the weekend with the help of two new wide releases. The Q3 box office has now grossed $1.49B and the yearly total comes to $5.15B as we inch closer to Q4.


Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero showed that anime films have a place in the box office bringing in $20M. This beats out Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie, the other anime film released this year that opened at $14.8M. The fans are enjoying it at 85% on Comscore/Screen Engine’s  PostTrak and a great 75% recommend, and critics aren’t ducking their heads with a 91% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Kids under 12 gave it 84% on PostTrak and a 65% recommend. Dads and boys in attendance here at 78% guys, 18% under 17 and 70% between 18-34. Huge turnout by Hispanic and Latino audiences at 37%, followed by 26% Caucasian, 21% Black and 16% Asian/other.  IMAX and PLFs are driving close to 40% of business so far. Super Hero played best on the coasts and the Southwest.


Idris Elba’s Beast roared into theaters at $11.5MBeast showed a big turnout among Black moviegoers at 34%, followed by 26% Caucasian, 23% Hispanic, and 10% Asian. Close to half of the audience was over 35, with close to a third over 45.


Bullet Train continues its journey finishing in third place in its third weekend in theaters. The Brad Pitt-led film grossed $8M over the weekend bringing its gross total to $68.9M.


Top Gun: Maverick has remained in the top five grossing films since its opening thirteen weekends ago. This past weekend Maverick added $5.85M to its current gross of $683.3MMaverick is currently still the top highest grossing film of the year. This weekend Maverick is headed to digital for purchase only, and then come November 1st it will go to 4K Ultra HD, Blue-ray and DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment. But it will remain in theaters.


DC League of Super Pets grossed $5.8M this past weekend. The co-viewing event has now totaled $67.4M domestically.


Next weekend a second Idris Elba film will be released in theaters with the opening of Three Thousand Years of Longing. Instead of fighting a hungry lion, Elba takes on a more benign role – but maybe just as powerful – as he has the ability to grant wishes. Tilda Swinton stars alongside Elba as a lonely scholar who must decide if she will take the Djinn’s three wishes. Its estimated opening is $25M.  


The Invitation opens next weekend as viewers will be taken from present day back into a gothic conspiracy as a young woman realizes she has not just been invited to a wedding: she is the bride. Its estimated opening is $5M.


Check out these new trailer drops below:


Running the Bases – When a small-town baseball coach gets the offer of a lifetime from a larger 6A High School, he uproots his family and leaves the only home he’s ever known. But as a man of faith, he soon faces extreme opposition to his coaching methods from the school superintendent.

(Release Date: September 16th)

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