Barbarian Takes Weak Box Office Win

A win is a win is a win but that can be celebrated only so much when you have the second lowest weekend of the year so far to call your win. The arrival of Barbarian from 20th Century Studios gives them the spot with a $10 million take in just over 2,000 screens. It wasn’t a pricey film to begin with so that helps but it’s still showing there are problems in getting the horror fans to the theater as they’ve been quite picky with projects that they’ll go to.

Second place goes to Fox Star Studios with Brahmastra Part One: Shiva playing on 810 screens and bringing in $4.4 million as we see another push for the latest Bollywood release, which is the fourth-highest opening for one here.

The chart is otherwise just a lot of films at $3.2 million and under with Thor: Love and Thunder closing it out at a million even though it just made Disney+ streaming.

This week sees a mid-week release of the new anime film Goodbye, Don Glees! while next weekend has God’s Country going wide for IFC Films, Pearl for A24, The Woman King for TriStar Pictures, and Running the Bases

Depending on your view, the next potential big film may be Bros on September 30th. There’s just not a lot in the pipeline for the usually dry and uninteresting month of September. There are a lot of film in limited release that can surprise, howver.

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total# of LocsLoc AvgCume TotalMarket Share
1Barbarian20th Century Studios$10,000,0002,340$4,274$10,000,00038.6%
2Brahmastra Part One: ShivaFox Star Studios$4,400,000810$5,432$4,400,00027.2%
3Bullet TrainSony$3,250,0003,056$1,063$92,543,7385.8%
4Top Gun MaverickParamount$3,170,0003,005$1,055$706,000,0005.7%
5DC League of Super PetsWarner Bros.$2,835,0003,043$932$85,421,2854.8%
6Invitation, TheSony$2,620,0003,117$841$18,845,5634.4%
7LifemarkFathom Events$2,215,6331,531$1,447$2,215,6333.8%
9Minions: The Rise Of GruUniversal$1,650,0002,274$726$362,000,0002.8%
10Spider-Man: No Way HomeSony$1,300,0003,215$404$813,000,0001.1%
11Where The Crawdads SingSony$1,200,0001,990$603$87,588,9240.4%
12Thor: Love And ThunderDisney$1,000,0001,850$541$342,000,0000.3%

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[Source: Box Office Essentials]