Box Office: ‘Old’ Outfoxes ‘Snake Eyes’ With $16.5M Debut

  1. Old (review)- $16.5M

A mixed bag here for M. Night Shyamalan. His latest thriller, Old, topped the charts with $16.5M plus another $6M overseas. Not bad for these pandemic times. However, the film was terribly well-received, and that domestic launch is the lowest grossing of his career. Damn. That said, Old can hardly be considered a dud. The fable-esque story about a group of people on an isolated beach that ages them rapidly only cost the filmmaker about $18M, far from the blockbuster-sized films of his past.

2. Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins (review)- $13.5M

Ugh. This is sad, but not unexpected. Nobody really asked for a prequel/relaunch of the GI Joe franchise, even one centered on its most popular character. Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins cast Crazy Rich Asians pretty boy Henry Golding as the masked ninja commando, and opened with just $13.5M. That’s a far cry even from the previous two films, with GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra making $300M in 2009 and the Dwayne Johnson/Bruce Willis/Channing Tatum-led GI Joe: Retaliation only mustering $375M in 2013. Perhaps it’s time to accept that people don’t want GI Joe on the big screen?

3. Black Widow– $11.6M/$154.8M

4. Space Jam: A New Legacy– $9.5M/$51.3M

5. F9– $4.7M/$163.3M

6. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions– $3.4M/$16M

7. The Boss Baby: Family Business– $2.7M/$50.1M

8. The Forever Purge– $2.3M/$40.3M

9. A Quiet Place Part II– $1.2M/$157.5M

10. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain– $830K/$3.7M



Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.