The first full weekend of the fourth quarter grossed $57.2M with the help of two new wide releases. Q4 currently totals $123.5M and the full year total is now $5.7B.
In its second weekend in theaters, Smile is still beaming in first place grossing $17.6M, which is a drop of only -22.2%, a very positive drop for a horror film. This is 2022’s best second weekend hold and the second best ever for a horror film, only behind Get Out (2017). Its total gross now comes to $49.8M after 1.4M admissions over the weekend.
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile attracted families to theaters this past weekend opening at $11.5M, just below Screenvision’s estimate of $15M. Almost half of the audience was under the age of 25 with A18-24 age group making up 33% of the total audience. Over half of the audience was female at 54% and diverse at 21% Latinx/Hispanic, 20% Asian, and 12% Black. Additionally, the film fared best at theaters in the South, South Central and Midwest. The film about the friendly crocodile was loved by audiences with a 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 70% fresh on the Tomatometer from critics.
Amsterdam came in at $6.5M in its opening weekend in theaters. The historical drama skewed male at 56% and the A25-34 age group showed up at 37%. The diverse audience was 17% Latinx/Hispanic, 14% Asian and 12% Black. Amsterdam received a B grade on CinemaScore.
Remaining in the top five grossing films since its release four weeks ago, The Woman King added $5.3M bringing its gross total to $54.1M.
Don’t Worry Darling brought in $3.4M in its third weekend in theaters. The psychological thriller has now grossed $38.4M total.
Next weekend brings us the end of a franchise with the conclusion of Halloween Ends. Laurie Strode and Michael Myers will face off for the final time. The film will be released on Peacock on October 14th. Estimated opening $45M.
As we look toward the holidays, in the newest trailer drop Santa Claus plans on saving the world in Violent Night. When people on the naughty list try to steal from a wealthy family’s estate, Santa Claus shows they are no match for him and his reindeer. Starring David Harbour. Coming December 2. Estimated opening $8M.
The Super Mario Bros Movie received a teaser trailer late last week giving insight into the plot of the film coming next year. The video game adaptation follows a plumber named Mario who tries to save the princess from a labyrinth with his brother Luigi. Starring Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key and Seth Rogen. Coming April 7, 2023. Estimated opening $65M.