- Jungle Cruise (review)- $34M
Disney’s Jungle Cruise managed to stay afloat in its debut with $34M domestic, and $62M worldwide. Along with $30M in Disney+ Premier Access totals, the Dwayne Johnson/Emily Blunt action-comedy has to be considered at least a minor success, especially since the numbers are equivalent to what Johnson pulled for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and we know how well that ended up doing.
2. The Green Knight (review)- $6.78M
Who says chivalry is dead? David Lowery’s The Green Knight, which stars Dev Patel in a surreal Arthurian epic, opened big with $6.7M. This one was tough for me to call. On the one hand, it had the look of a summer blockbuster in the King Arthur mold, but the art house crowd recognize that Lowery is going to provide something more substantial. So this might be the rare case of a film attracting both audiences, even though it is very much an indie art house effort. I think the disconnect between perception and reality explains the C+ Cinemascore from moviegoers.
3. Old– $6.76M/$30.6M
M. Night Shyamalan thriller Old fell 60% in its second weekend for $30.6M domestic. That’s just an okay number for the film which, like many, saw its rollout affected by COVID. But with a worldwide haul of $48M this is still a minor success for the $18M-budgeted film.
4. Black Widow– $6.4M/$167M
5. Stillwater (review)- $5.1M
Matt Damon and director Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater opened with just $5.1M, a disappointing number but not surprising in the least. The film, a mystery/drama with parallels to the Amanda Knox case (and largely promoted using her name) received a standing ovation at Cannes, which all but assured its dismal stateside fate. In all seriousness, the reaction to this has been mixed and I don’t think it was promoted particularly well, perhaps because the film tries to be many things all at once.
6. Space Jam: A New Legacy– $4.2M/$60.7M
7. Snake Eyes– $4M/$22.2M
8. F9: The Fast Saga– $2.6M/$168.5M
9. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions– $2.2M/$20.5M
10. The Boss Baby: Family Business– $1.3M/$53.4M