Distribution sources say there is a chance that of Paramount / Skydance Top Gun: Maverick could surpass the box office this weekend in its fifth session with a $ 32 million, 28% decline week-over-week.
This will easily send Tom Cruise’s film past the half-billion point at the home box office; the image is already the highest achievement of the actor of all time with $ 900 million more worldwide. Top Gun 2 continued to lead sales today in the United States, I hear.
Devus Top Gun 2 fly with $ 30M +, it will hover over $ 85M from Baz Luhrmann-directed Warner Bros. Elviswho watches $ 20M-plusand the Scott Derrickson-directed Universal / Blumhouse R-rated $ 16M horror film The Black Phone, who catches sight $ 15 million–$ 20 million.
Mixed up we have the third weekend of Jurassic World Dominionwho looks around $ 29 millionby 51%, and the second Disney / Pixar weekend Light year, which is also expected to be down 51% at $ 25 million.
The great news in all of this is the depth and diversity of trade and product at the box office; there is a possibility that five films could make more than $ 20M each. It’s another great sign for exposure that movie watching is still the most affordable form of entertainment, even in an inflation-fueled economy. NRG also reported this week that 88% of all moviegoers are very or somewhat comfortable attending movie theaters, the highest score in the Covid era. Comscore called last weekend at $ 165M for all box offices in the U.S. and Canada, up 21% from the same period in 2019. That remains the barometric year that continues to determine when we fully recovered from the pandemic box office blues.
Elvis, despite having an excellent world award reception from Cannes with the longest standing ovation of the film festival, faces an uphill battle. There is a disconnect between a definite interest and total awareness and a helpless awareness of the film, I understand. The film is older and 2 hours and 39 minutes longer. Consider the fact that someone who is 50 years old was 5 years old when Elvis Presley died.
Devus Elvis opened north of $ 20M at 3,900 theaters, it would likely be the largest opening for an adult demo wide edition with that runtime during the pandemic (Gucci house was 2 hours and 38 minutes and debuted to a three-day total of $ 14.4M). Among non-franchise wide contributions aimed at adults, The Lost City, with an opening of $ 30.4M, is the best we’ve seen during the pandemic. Are the avid Elvis fans out? The 60+ crowd was hard to come by during the pandemic. You could say they went out, and they went Top Gun 2. Elvis is at 83% certified fresh, higher than Lurhmann’s previous 2013 feature The Great Gatsby (48% Rotten) which debuted at $ 50M.
Some see an opening of $ 30M for Elvis. Even by Tom Hanks ’initial standards for his non-franchise adult films, that’s huge, and would rank up there with such beginnings as Sully ($ 35 million), Saving Private Ryan ($ 31 million) and Catch Me If You Can ($ 30M), and ahead of the actor’s recent films Beautiful Day in the District ($ 13.2 million) and Captain Phillips ($ 25.7 million).
Fever and AMC offered special advertising for $ 10.99 tickets for Elvis. Warner Bros. has been promoting this film non-stop since Cannes including a Graceland premiere, has full support from the Presley family, and has offered amazing late appearances by Austin Butler, who sublime plays Elvis on screen … and off.
Watch Butler teaching Fallon how to dance like the King of Rock:
There was an early approach fan event for Elvis last night in selected cities. Thursday previews begin at 5 p.m. in 3,200 locations. The image will play in PLF, Dolby, Screen X, mobile seats and driveways, meanwhile Light year sops all Imax auditoriums.
The Black Phone hopes to hook the 17-34 crowd. The picture is 85% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, which is healthy for a horror film by Blumhouse on a critic’s aggregator website. Ethan Hawke stars as a hooded guy who kidnaps young children in the basement of his home. That is, until he kidnaps the wrong child who gets clues from the killer’s previous victims on a disconnected phone. Blumhouse’s last great opening in recent memory with an R rating and aimed at this teenage demo was the pre-pandemic. Ma, which debuted to $ 18M in May 2019. That was only 56% Rotten. Black Phonethe film by Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill (Doctor Strange,Sinister franchise), based on the Joe Hill’s award-winning short story of hisNew York Timesbestseller 20th Century Ghosts.
Juneteenth Monday saw the top 10 movies by Box Office Mojo gross $ 24.8M, making it the second biggest Monday of the summer to date (since the beginning of May) after Remembrance Day, which saw the top 10 movies gross $ 45.5M.
Through the four-day holiday weekend, Jurassic World Dominion led with $ 67.7M. The Universal / Amblin film topped all titles on Tuesday with $ 7.1M, bringing its current total to $ 266M.
Top Gun 2 was a second Tuesday with $ 5.99M, and a current total of $ 480.7M. The picture posted a four-day holiday of $ 52.55M.
Light year posted a quarterly total of $ 57.1M. It made $ 5.86M on Tuesday, third, with a current total of $ 63M.