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

October 10, 2022

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 14thEstimated 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.

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