In Friday box office news, Jordan Peele’s Nope suffered a significant drop of 70% with a gross of $5.84 million on day eight. This brings its domestic consumption to $67.8 million, mostly tied to its production budget of $69 million. As for the second Friday declines, this is indeed larger than the 65% decline for We in March 2019, and its likely $19 million second-weekend gross will essentially be tied to its $19.5 million (counting previews) at the opening day box office. As for the alleged 57% drop, it will be greater (but not absurd) than the 53% drop for Nope, but with much larger gross receipts. Still, the top-tier, R-rated, star-lite original will end on day ten with $81 million. Surprisingly strong weekday receipts prevented a halloween killslevel crash, because the film will cross the 100 million dollars next weekend.
marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder rallied somewhat on its fourth Friday, earning $3.751 million (-41%) to bring its accumulation to $292.2 million. We can expect a weekend of $13.1M (-42%) as the Taika Waititi-led sequel surpasses $300M domestic on day 24. We can talk about expectations, but Thor 4 will tie Thor 3 ($315 million in 2017 / $321 million adjusted) at the domestic box office as it ends up about as much worldwide as Ragnarok ($712 million) without China and Russia. Universal Minions: The Rise of Gru earned $3.31 million (-37%) on Friday for a likely weekend of $11.36 million (-37%) and a 31-day total of $321 million. It will pass Minions ($336 million in 2015) in the next week or two as it aims to achieve The secret life of pets and Despicable Me 2-gross level ($365 – $370 million).
Paramount and Skydance Top Gun: Maverick earned an additional $2.4 million (-14%) on Friday for a likely tenth weekend gross of $8.83 million (-14%). This will be the third biggest release weekend behind Avatar and Titanic (and just before HEY since 1982). It will also likely push Tom Cruise’s $170 million legacy sequel past $650 million domestic, putting it within a week of his passing. jurassic world ($652 million in 2015) and Titanic ($659 million including the 2012 re-release) to be the seventh-highest-grossing national of all time. sony Where the Crawdads sing continued to stand out as the only “big” adult women’s film of the summer. The Daisy Edgar-Jones melodrama grossed $2.34 million (-26%) on Friday for a weekend of $7.61 million (-27%) and a 17-day total of $53.61 million . The $24 million release is expected to exceed domestic $70 million by the end of it.
Warner Bros. Discovery’s Elvis also benefits from the whole “adults also like to see movies at the theater” variable, earning an additional $1.7 million (-7%) on Friday for a likely weekend of $6 million (-9% ) and $129 million over 38 days. At this rate, the $85 million Austin Butler/Tom Hanks musical biopic could hit $150 million domestically before it even becomes a major awards season player. Again, say it with me now, Warner Bros. is more than Batman and Harry Potter. by Blumhouse The black phone earned $980,000 (-30%) on Friday for a weekend of $2.47 million (-30%) and a national 38-day total of $83.1 million. from Amblin Jurassic World Dominionwhich opened in Japan this weekend ($6.2 million in two days, which is solid for the territory renowned for its long legs), will earn $2.05 million (-34%) for a domestic consumption of $369.5 million as it passes The Batman.