The first weekend of October is here and it’ll certainly lean a bit more into the horror film side of things. With the marketing campaign for Smile pretty strong, the film opened with a $22 million debut while the worldwide total is $36.5 million, which for a $17 million film is certainly a good start. While the CinemaScore is low at a B-, it’s one that is holding up well with how it played out over the weekend and definitely hit the 18-34 market pretty well.
Don’t Worry Darling hits second with a $7.3 million take to bring it to $32.8 million since its debut.
The other main new film this weekend that hit was Bros, which went in a different direction with its marketing campaign but only managed $4.8 million for its arrival.
Next weekend has Amsterdam going wide for Disney while Sony has Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile lined up alongside a slew of limited releases.
|#||Title||Distributor Name||Weekend Total||# of Locs||Loc Avg||Cume Total||Market Share|
|2||Don’t Worry Darling||Warner Bros.||$7,300,000||4,121||$1,771||$32,804,643||27.2%|
|3||Woman King, The||Sony||$7,000,000||3,504||$1,998||$46,713,156||5.8%|
|5||Avatar (2009) (re)||20th Century Studios||$4,696,000||1,860||$2,525||$18,592,763||4.8%|
|6||PS-1 / Ponniyin Selvan: Part One||Sarigama Cinemas||$4,130,000||500||$8,260||$4,130,000||4.4%|
|7||Barbarian||20th Century Studios||$2,817,000||2,720||$1,036||$33,107,280||3.8%|
|9||DC League of Super Pets||Warner Bros.||$1,305,000||1,924||$678||$91,693,642||2.8%|
|10||Top Gun Maverick||Paramount||$1,230,000||1,561||$788||$713,456,888||1.1%|
|11||Vikram Vedha||Reliance Entertainment Studios US INC||$1,013,859||558||$1,817||$1,013,859||0.4%|
|12||See How They Run||Searchlight||$1,007,000||1,650||$610||$7,946,056||0.3%|
[Source: Box Office Essentials]