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

September 5, 2022

This past weekend grossed $54.6M and after the long Labor Day weekend $68.1M. As the end of Q3 inches closer, the quarterly box office is approaching $2B as it now sits at $1.67B. The yearly gross total now comes to $5.34B. This past Saturday, September 3rd, we celebrated National Cinema Day with over 3,000 theaters nationwide offering $3 movie tickets for the day. This celebration of cinema enticed moviegoers adding 8M admissions to the weekend’s total of 10.5M moviegoers.

Top Gun: Maverick continues to wow audiences and make headlines as the film grossed $7.9M after the long weekend ($6M before Labor Day). Maverick has reached yet another milestone passing the $700M mark flying to $701.2MTop Gun: Maverick had another large feat this holiday weekend becoming the fifth highest grossing film of all time ousting Black Panther (2018).


Brad Pitt’s Bullet Train comes in second place for the second weekend in a row grossing $5.7M and $7.3M after the holiday weekend. Its gross total comes to $87.8M, which is just shy of its production cost of $90M.


A few familiar faces returned to the big screen over the holiday with the re-release of Spider-Man: No Way Home – The More Fun Stuff Version. The extended version of the 2021 success story offered 11 minutes of previously deleted scenes for moviegoers. No Way Home grossed $5.3M over the weekend and $6.5M after the holiday bringing its domestic gross to $811.3M remaining the third highest grossing movie of all time.


DC League of Super Pets has fetched its way into the top five grossing films once again a +21.9% jump from last weekend’s frame. The co-viewing event grossed $5M over the weekend and $6.3M after the holiday. Its gross total now comes to $81.7M.


Horror film The Invitation remains in the top five grossing films for the second weekend in a row bringing in $4.8M over the weekend and $6M after the holiday. This is just a -28.7% drop from its opening frame last week, which is very positive for the horror genre which typically has drops between 50-60%. Its gross total is now $15M.


The trailer for Terrifier 2 was released. The horror film brings a killer clown back to the big screen and terrifies a small town again as he finds new victims. Terrifier 2 hits theaters on October 6, 2022. 

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