Without much in the way of competition, nobody was expecting The Batman to plummet at the box office – especially as there is no streaming alternative at the same time.
The film holds the top spot for the second week and has added another $66 million to its total so far to bring its domestic take to $238 million. Its location average of basically $15k is definitely helping to juice up the theatrical market a good bit even as it has a 50% drop overall from its opening weekend. Again, it’s worth remembering that this is a three-hour film as well and a lot of theaters still aren’t running traditional full schedules and even more basic winter schedules. The film is up to $463 million worldwide and this coming Friday it opens in China as well where it’s likely to do really well.
With that film sucking up a lot of the oxygen in the space, Sony holds on its second-place spot with Uncharted as it adds another $9.2 million to its take to bring it to $113 million.
A lot of smaller films fill out the rest of the list and things that are basically hanging on until home video or streaming kicks in. But we do get a specialty piece that did well because of it with the BTS event landing on Saturday at $35 a pop for its three-hour event. That came in just shy of $7 million on 797 screens for an $8,592 location average.
What’s up next weekend? A lot of limited-release material but we have two films going wide. A24 debuts X for horror fans who also get Umma from distributor Stage 6 Films.
|#||Title||Distributor Name||Weekend Total||# of Locs||Loc Avg||Cume Total|
|1||Batman, The||Warner Bros.||$66,000,000||4,417||$14,942||$238,520,826|
|3||BTS Permission to Dance on Stage – Seoul: Live Viewing||Trafalgar Releasing||$6,847,763||797||$8,592||$6,847,763|
|4||Dog||United Artists Releasing||$5,346,376||3,407||$1,569||$47,803,478|
|5||Spider-Man: No Way Home||Sony||$4,075,000||2,702||$1,508||$792,285,954|
|6||Death on the Nile||20th Century Studios||$2,500,000||2,450||$1,020||$40,796,574|
|11||Cyrano||United Artists Releasing||$390,547||694||$563||$3,321,279|
[Source: Box Office Essentials]