The Labor Day weekend is a dead weekend for movies – even though there is money to be made on it – and the theaters tried to up their game for it with a National Cinema’s Day with $3 tickets. That helped to get people back into the theater for a couple of things such as the re-release of Spider-Man: No Way Home with additional footage. That let the film add another $6 million for the three days and projected a bit more when viewed as a four-day weekend with the holiday.
It also helped with Top Gun Maverick as that film in its 15th week added another $5.5 million which with the Monday numbers will put it over the $700 million mark.
Pretty great for a movie nobody thought should be made.
Everything else is pretty much just a few million and close to that so it’s jockeying for a position where it doesn’t mean much. Dragon Ball Super at least added another $2.4 million to its coffers to bring it to $34.8 million, which is really great for a specialty project like this.
As for what’s next, September 9th sees the wide release of Brahmastra Part One: Shiva from Disney while 20th Century Studios goes with the horror/thriller Barbarian. Avenue Pictures is going to try and go wide with Medieval.
|#||Title||Distributor Name||Weekend Total||# of Locs||Loc Avg||Cume Total||Market Share|
|1||Spider-Man: No Way Home||Sony||$6,000,000||3,935||$1,525||$810,793,000||38.6%|
|2||Top Gun Maverick||Paramount||$5,500,000||3,113||$1,767||$698,829,744||27.2%|
|3||DC League of Super Pets||Warner Bros.||$5,450,000||3,115||$1,750||$80,806,058||5.8%|
|7||Minions: The Rise Of Gru||Universal||$3,130,000||2,457||$1,274||$358,867,065||3.8%|
|8||Thor: Love And Thunder||Disney||$2,446,000||2,090||$1,170||$339,962,296||3.4%|
|9||Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero||Crunchyroll||$2,411,000||2,468||$977||$34,863,492||2.8%|
|11||Where The Crawdads Sing||Sony||$1,865,000||2,074||$899||$84,855,398||0.4%|
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[Source: Box Office Essentials]