1. The Nun II (review)– $32.6M
Valak’s return marks a big win for the latest film in The Conjuring universe. While the sequel’s box office didn’t reach the heights of the originals $52M it can still be chalked up as a hit..why? Well, because it seems that only horror studios know that if you keep the budgets low you are much more likely to make money on your film.
2. The Equalizer 3– $12.1M/$61.8M
3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (review) – $10M
Barely breaking double digits, the once prized ABBA based property seems to have lost most of its audience. For a bit of perspective the original smash hit made $375M worldwide. No budget numbers have been released so it’s hard to say how bad this opening really is, based on the last film in the series which cost $18M to make, they still have a long way to go to break even.
4. Jawan– $6.1M
Give it up for Indian filmmaking. It wasn’t long ago that Bollywood was seen as an oddity, never producing anything that sparked a ton of interest outside of India. That seems to be changing, with Netflix bringing a high volume of Hindi films to the world at large and films like RRR generating global buzz they are stepping up to the world stage in a big way. The latest, Jawan, an action flick following a guy out to right wrongs, opened big and claimed the #4 spot on the domestic US box office.
5. Barbie– $5.9M/$620.4M
The train is finally starting to slowdown as everyone’s favorite blonde bombshell spends what is likely her last week in the top 5.
6. Blue Beetle– $3.7M/$63.7M
7. Gran Turismo – $3.3M/$35.6M
8. Oppenheimer– $3M/$315.1M
9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem– $2.6M/$111.3M
10. Bottoms– $2M/$7.6M