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

October 24, 2022

The box office took a big leap this weekend grossing $109.9M, an increase of 48.2% from last week. The Q4 total is now at $359.2M and the yearly total is getting very close to the $6B mark at $5.95B.


The long-awaited Black Adam opened in theaters this weekend grossing $67M. The anti-hero story starring Dwayne Johnson was the first time Black Adam was portrayed on the big screen. Diverse moviegoers made up a large part of the opening weekend audience with 26% Hispanic/Latinx and 20% Black. Though critics weren’t huge fans of the DC film, moviegoers love the newest anti-hero giving it a 90% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.


Romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise opened at $16.3M. This marked the fifth film that George Clooney and Julia Roberts have co-starred in together. Their audience skewed older as 64% of the opening weekend was ages 35+. Moviegoers gave this romcom an 88% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.


Smile continues its success grossing $8.4M in its fourth weekend in theaters. Its total gross is now $83.4M. Each week it continuously has had small drops and this past weekend was no different, only dropping -33.5%.


Halloween Ends is not far behind grossing $8M in its second weekend. This is a significant drop if 80% from its opening frame. Its total gross is now $54.1M.


Lyle, Lyle Crocodile rounds out the top five at $4.2M. The hybrid CGI/live action film has now grossed $28.7M during its three weeks of release.


Next week brings a horror just in time for Halloween, Prey for the Devil. The horror is about a nun who is set to perform an exorcism, but the nun realizes this is not the first time he has faced this demon in her lifetime. Estimated opening $10M.


The official trailer for A Man Called Otto was released giving a look into Tom Hanks’ character Otto. The film is a heartfelt story about Otto, a grumpy man who becomes close with his new neighbors who make him realize he can allow himself to be happy. Starring Tom Hanks, Rachel Keller and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo. Coming January 13, 2023. Estimated opening $12M.


An official trailer for House Party dropped as well, giving the 1990 comedy House Party a new spin. Two friends who clean houses for work realize that they’re cleaning Lebron James’ house – and could result in an even bigger pay day if they throw a party there while he’s out of town. Starring Tosin Cole and Jacob Latimore. Coming January 13, 2023. Estimated opening $15M.


Creed III also received a trailer revealing previously unknown plot details. Adonis Creed has been enjoying the spotlight and his success as a boxer, but someone from his past walks back into his life to challenge him. Creed decides to take this fight into the boxing ring. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Jonathan Majors and Tessa Thompson. Coming March 3, 2023. Estimated opening $40M.


As we look forward to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in just a few weeks, the sequel is tracking to have a very strong opening. According to Variety, it is currently tracking for $175M which would be the second biggest opening of the year only behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at $187.4M.

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