Box Office: ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Continues Its Reign at the Top of the Box Office

  1. Avatar: The Way of Water– $20M/$598.2M

While the train is obviously slowing down, what with a 40% drop is tickets sold since last week, I don’t think James Cameron’s weeping. At this point the follow up to the highest grossing film of all time will settle in at the #5 “All-Time” spot….which I honestly still can’t fully understand. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great movie, so was the first, but to be an all time highest grosser you would think you would need to make more of a cultural impact.

2. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – $11.5M/$126.4M

Dreamworks latest from the Shrek universe managed to pull the smallest drop in box office receipts this week losing just 20% of it’s gross from last. I have to imaging this is thanks to that all desired word of mouth, which has been excellent for the Antonio Banderas voiced kitty cat with an attitude.

3. M3GAN– $9.8M/$73.2M

4. Missing (Review) – $9.3M

The first of this weeks two new releases in the top 10, Missing pulled in just under $10 million, sure it doesn’t sound like a lot but the budget was low and word of mouth has been good which should keep the ticket sales coming for the next few weeks.

5. A Man Called Otto– $9M/$35.3M

6. Plane – $5.2M/$19.4M

7. House Party – $1.7M/$7.1M

8. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond– $1.4M

Yes, that’s a real movie title, and also the second of this week’s new releases. God bless those anime fans….say what you will but when there’s a project out they show up and support. This film, whose title I will not retype, only pulled in $1.4M stateside but has done almost $10M overseas. Not a bad take for something most of us have never heard of.

9. The Whale– $1.2M/$13.1M

10. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – $1.2M/$13.1