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

October 17, 2022

This past weekend’s solo wide release helped boost the box office +30.6% from last weekend grossing $76.9M. Q4 is now at $226.9M and the yearly total is $5.81B, inching closer to the $6B mark.


The final saga of the decades-long Halloween franchise, Halloween Ends, opened at $41.3M. This opened simultaneously in theaters and streamed on Peacock, but it opening weekend numbers show that fans want to head to experience films in theaters. Halloween Ends is the highest grossing opening weekend for a traditional horror film of the year thus far. A18-34 crowd made up 62% of its opening weekend audience. The diverse audience showed up this weekend making up 66% of the audience: 36% Latinx, 19% Black, 7% other and 4% Asian.


Smile stays in the top grossing films for the third weekend in a row bringing in $12.4M. It had another notable drop, only decreasing -33.1% from its previous frame. Its total gross is now $71.1M.


Lyle, Lyle Crocodile grossed $7.4M in its second weekend in theaters, dropping just -35.1% from its opening. Its total gross is now $22.7M.


After five weekends in theater, The Woman King remains in the top five grossing films. This last weekend the war epic added $3.6M to its total which now sits at $59.7M.


Amsterdam grossed $2.9M in its second weekend. The murder mystery has a domestic gross total of $11.9M.


Black Adam opens next weekend – the first time the anti-hero will ever be depicted on-screen. After being imprisoned for 5,000 years, Black Adam is released into the world and must figure out how to use his powers given to him by the Egyptian gods. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Viola Davis, Sarah Shahi and Pierce Brosnan. Estimated opening $90M.


Romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise will also open next weekend. A divorced couple heads to Bali where their daughter is set to marry a man she barely knows, and they want to stop her before they made the same mistake they did years before. Starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Estimated opening $20M.


The trailer for M3GAN dropped last week and revealed more plot details of the horror. An artificial intelligence doll named M3GAN was created by a roboticist who introduces the doll to her orphaned niece. The doll takes too much of a liking t the niece, revealing that technology is not always as it seems. Starring Jenna Davis, Allison Williams, Violet McGraw and Amie Donald. Estimated opening $12M.

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