1. Barbarian (review)– $10M
While a $10M opening weekend is still scary low, it’s not so bad for buzzy and quite good horror film Barbarian. Budgeted at around $5M, this is an easy win for 20th Century Studios who used a fairly old school but tried ‘n true marketing technique: show ads with lots of people being terrified watching the film. Hey, it works, especially when Bill Skarsgard is the only big star attached.
2. Brahmastra Part One: Shiva– $4.4M
This is one Disney film you might not have heard of. Brahmastra comes from their Star label and is a Bollywood action/adventure compared to our Marvel superhero flicks. The first of a planned trilogy, the $4.4M start domestically isn’t great compared to other major films out of India, so it remains to be seen if the whole story will get a chance to play out here.
3. Bullet Train– $3.2M/$92.5M
4. Top Gun: Maverick– $3.1M/$705.6M
5. DC League of Super-Pets- $2.8M/$85.4M
6. The Invitation– $2.6M/$18.8M
7. Lifemark– $2.2M
8. Beast– $1.8M/$29.3M
Splitting time between theatrical and PVOD this week, the Idris Elba survival thriller Beast earned another $1.8M. Altogether it has $52M worldwide on a $36M budget.
9. Minions: The Rise of Gru– $1.6M/$362.3M
10. Spider-Man: No Way Home (re-release)- $1.3M/$8.5M
So uh…this re-release of Spider-Man: No Way Home to coincide with its debut on home release has been a massive success. Along with the $8.5M it has earned here at home, the Marvel Studios film has $177M worldwide. Damn.