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‘Free Guy’ Holds Top Spot on Quiet Box Office Weekend

On a weekend with poorly acquired new releases and rising moviegoer concern over the Delta variant, 20th Century Studios’ “Free Guy” simply held the No. 1 spot on the field workplace, whereas Paramount’s “Paw Patrol: The Movie” was the one movie to open within the Top 5.

At a time when theater house owners have grumbled about how day-and-date launch methods have led to weaker theatrical runs for some summer season blockbusters, “Free Guy” is now estimated to solely fall 41% from its $28.Three million opening weekend for a $16.Eight million second weekend complete. The Ryan Reynolds motion comedy, which is just in theaters, added $5.1 million on its second Friday and is on tempo for a 10-day complete of $56 million.

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“Paw Patrol” is in second this weekend, releasing concurrently in theaters and Paramount+ and grossing $4.45 million from 3,184 places on Sunday. The movie adaptation of the hit Nick Jr. TV collection is now estimated for a $12.5 million opening, simply above studio projections for an $8-10 million launch.

The remainder of the Top 5 is crammed by holdovers, beginning with Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” in third with an estimated complete of $6.1 million, bringing it to a complete of $92 million over 4 weekends. While “Free Guy” has been utilized by theater house owners for example of the significance of theatrical exclusivity, Disney has pointed to “Jungle Cruise” for example of how movies launched concurrently on paid streaming don’t at all times see their field workplace tail off. The movie is now approaching $100 million home, which might make it the fifth post-shutdown movie to hit that milestone.

Completing the Top 5 are Sony/Screen Gems’ “Don’t Breathe 2” and MGM/UA’s “Respect,” with estimated totals of $4.6 million and $3.2 million, respectively. Both movies are of their second weekend, with “Don’t Breathe 2” approaching a 10-day complete of $19.2 million, whereas “Respect” reaches $15.2 million.

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