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‘Old’ Wins Quiet Box Office Weekend With $16.5 Million

Universal’s “Old” has taken No. 1 on a quiet field workplace weekend, turning into the seventh movie from director M. Night Shyamalan to take the highest spot on the field workplace with a $16.5 million opening from 3,355 areas.

The dangerous information is that a mixture of tepid reception and the unfold of the COVID-19 Delta variant has made “Old” the bottom opening of Shyamalan’s profession, falling beneath the $18 million earned by “Lady in the Water” in 2006. The movie acquired a C+ on CinemaScore and a 52% Rotten Tomatoes rating, although even with the weak reception the $18 million movie is more likely to flip a revenue. Overseas, the movie added $6.5 million from 23 markets for a world launch complete of $23 million.

Paramount’s “G.I. Joe” spinoff “Snake Eyes” is in second with a $13.Three million opening from 3,521 areas. It’s an enormous drop from the $51 million four-day opening of “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” in 2013 and units the $88 million blockbuster as much as flop on the field workplace. Paramount co-produced the movie with Skydance and Hasbro with MGM co-financing. Like “Old,” reception was equally tepid with a B- on CinemaScore going with a 42% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

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Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow” is in third with $11.6 million in its third weekend. After taking a steep second weekend drop that led the National Association of Theater Owners to lash out at Disney’s hybrid launch technique for the movie, “Black Widow” had a extra respectable third weekend drop of simply 55%. The international field workplace complete now stands at $314.9 million, with a launch in China nonetheless to come back.

Likely to gasoline NATO’s complaints about hybrid launch fashions is the second weekend of Warner Bros.’ “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” After opening No. 1 to $31 million, the Looney Tunes movie fell 69% to $9.5 million in its second weekend, bringing its home 10-day complete to $51.Three million. Like all Warner Bros. movies, “Space Jam 2” is offered on HBO Max at no further cost; although whereas Disney hasn’t made any long run commitments to theatrical exclusivity with its movies, Warner Bros. has made offers with theaters committing to exclusivity after 2021.

Completing the highest 5 is Universal’s “F9,” which turned the primary Hollywood movie launched after theaters reopened to gross over $600 million worldwide. The movie took $4.7 million in its fifth weekend in North America and $16 million worldwide, bringing its complete to $621 million.

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