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

August 29, 2022

This past weekend brought in $52.1M making the Q3 gross total $1.58B. The yearly total is now sitting comfortably at $5.25B.


Horror film The Invitation opened at $7M which was on par with Screenvision estimates. The vampire horror lured in a young crowd, A18-34 making up 57% of its opening weekend audience. It was also diverse as 23% were Latinx/Hispanic, 18% Black and 15% Asian.


In its fourth weekend in theaters, Bullet Train dropped just -30.2% from last week grossing $5.6M. Its gross total is now $78.2M.


Beast also brought in $4.9M bringing its gross total in two weeks to $20M.


This past weekend marked 3 months in theaters for Top Gun: Maverick, making and breaking records continuously along the way. The film has made the top five grossing movies of the weekend 13 of its 14 weekends in theaters. Now the sixth highest grossing film of all time at $691.2MMaverick could take over the fifth-place position from Black Panther (2018), which has a total gross of $700.4M. This past weekend Maverick grossed $4.8M, which proves moviegoers are excited to see the film in theaters despite the fact it has been released on demand.


Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero continues to fare well with audiences at $4.6M bringing its gross total to $30.7M. The film has proved there is a place for anime in cinemas as it has a 92% on the Tomatometer from critics and a 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.


Next weekend brings Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. which will be released simultaneously in theaters and on Peacock. The satirical comedy is about a woman who helps her pastor husband rebuild their Baptist church. Starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown.


New trailer drops this past week include a hype video for the re-release of Avatar (2009) ahead of its sequel Avatar: The Way of Water, which hits theaters this December. Avatar will be re-released on September 23.


A teaser trailer for romantic drama Empire of Light was released. The trailer reveals the film is about an old cinema in the 1930s and the love story surrounding it. Starring Academy Award winners Olivia Colman and Colin Firth. The film hits theaters December 9.

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