The end of August isn’t when you’ll see a lot of films coming out as a lot of kids are already back in school, college kids are either moving in or making the trek, and things are just up in the air with a lot of what makes up the younger side of the moviegoing audience. This weekend is coming in at under $54 million total for all the films combined, which is the worst of the summer but still better than the end of January 2022 weekend that came in at $34.9 million according to Deadline.
The new arrival with The Invitation takes the top spot with $7 million across over 3,100 screens and with a C CinemaScore, it’s just not going to draw people to the theater in general. And there’s not much beyond it that will do it as Bullet Train did just $5.6 million for the weekend and last weekends low earning release Beast did just $4.9 million this weekend.
On the anime side, Dragon Ball Super had a strong $20 million opening the weekend prior and adds another $4.5 million this weekend. Combined with what it did during the week, it’s now at $30.7 million in its domestic release.
This weekend also saw Star Wars: Rogue One return to 255 screens where it did $1.1 million over the course of the weekend. It was an IMAX re-issue with footage from Andor so it didn’t get a lot of play overall in terms of advertisements.
|#||Title||Distributor Name||Weekend Total||# of Locs||Loc Avg||Cume Total||Market Share|
|4||Top Gun Maverick||Paramount||$4,750,000||2,962||$1,604||$691,212,857||5.7%|
|5||Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero||Crunchyroll||$4,565,668||3,100||$1,473||$30,761,982||4.8%|
|6||DC League of Super Pets||Warner Bros.||$4,225,000||3,284||$1,287||$74,088,809||4.4%|
|7||Three Thousand Years of Longing||United Artists Releasing||$2,875,739||2,436||$1,181||$2,875,739||3.8%|
|8||Minions: The Rise Of Gru||Universal||$2,740,000||2,494||$1,099||$354,780,635||3.4%|
|9||Thor: Love And Thunder||Disney||$2,700,000||2,450||$1,102||$336,570,158||2.8%|
|10||Where The Crawdads Sing||Sony||$2,325,000||2,216||$1,049||$81,888,348||1.1%|
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[Source: Box Office Essentials]