Halloween Ends Scares Up Strong Box Office Win

As we get ready to see how things go next weekend with the return of a big tentpole with Black Adam, this weekend showed the continued strength of the horror film side of the industry. Universal brought out Halloween Ends in theaters as well as Peacock, which is getting some grief, but the film did a strong $41.2 million for its debut and added another $17.2 million overseas. 

And right behind it, we get another weekend for Smile which added another $12.4 million to its coffers which with weekday showings has it now at $71.1 million since its debut. For a film made pretty on the cheap and with an underground-style marketing campaign, it’s doing well.

Past that, it’s pretty familiar fare with most of it at the $4 million mark and under with either some long-in-the-tooth films or underperforming new films like Amsterdam and Bros.

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total# of LocsLoc AvgCume TotalMarket Share
1Halloween EndsUniversal$41,250,0003,901$10,574$41,250,00038.6%
2SmileParamount$12,400,0003,612$3,433$71,167,89927.2%
3Lyle, Lyle, CrocodileSony$7,400,0004,350$1,701$22,757,3535.8%
4Woman King, TheSony$3,700,0002,565$1,442$59,746,2175.7%
5Amsterdam20th Century Studios$2,891,0003,005$962$11,959,2344.8%
6Don’t Worry DarlingWarner Bros.$2,185,0002,734$799$42,403,4544.4%
7Barbarian20th Century Studios$1,411,0001,805$782$38,961,7773.8%
8BrosUniversal$920,0002,201$418$10,835,7353.4%
9Terrifier 2Iconic Events$850,000700$1,214$2,295,0002.8%
10Top Gun MaverickParamount$685,000902$759$715,755,5671.1%
11Legend Of Maula Jatt, TheMoviegoers Entertainment Ltd$500,00089$5,618$563,0000.4%
12Minions: The Rise Of GruUniversal$418,0001,215$344$368,354,3000.3%

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[Source: Box Office Essentials]