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

March 14, 2022

The Batman continues to dominate in theaters with no new wide releases this weekend. The total box office gross over the weekend was $100.7M.

The caped crusader remains on top, grossing $66M over the weekend bringing its gross total to $238.5M and pulled an impressive $14,942 per screen average in over 4,400 theaters. Stars of The Batman are in the spotlight as Zoe Kravitz, who plays Catwoman in the film, hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend and discussed how she prepared for the role.

In its fourth weekend of release, the Tom Holland action-packed adventure film Uncharted comes in second place grossing $9.3M. It only dropped -16.7% from last weekend, so it continues to draw consistent audiences. Its total gross is now $113.4M.

A surprising addition to the top five grossing films this weekend is international K-pop sensation BTS’s live concert event, BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage Seoul: Live Viewing. They livestreamed from Seoul and brought in $6.8M; it was the band’s first stage concert in South Korea since 2019.

Also in its fourth weekend of release, the army ranger and canine companion story Dog remains in the top five grossing $5.3M. Like Uncharted, the audiences have remained steady as it only dropped -12.6% from the previous week. Overall, it has grossed $47.8M.

Spider-Man: No Way Home has now been in theaters for 13 weeks and has remained in the top five since its release. It added $4.1M bringing its gross total is now $792.3M, which is just a -9.8% drop from last weekend.

With the Academy Awards coming up on March 27, ticket sales for films with multiple nominations increased significantly. Licorice Pizza increased by +14% and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. Belfast jumped by +9.4% after it seven nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound, Best Original Screenplay, Original Song, Actress in a Supporting Role (Judi Dench) and Actor in a Supporting Role (Ciarán Hinds). Finally, Drive My Car raised by +8.1% and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best International Feature.

Next weekend brings two horror films, Umma starring Sandra Oh and X starring an ensemble cast including Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Brittany Snow and Kid Cudi.

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