‘Amsterdam’ flops Box Office and ‘Smile’ Beats ‘Lyle Lyle Crocodile’

David O. contactStarry Period Drama”Amsterdam“In its first appearance at the box office, Anemia grossed $6.5 million from 3,005 North American theaters. The movie, which cost $80 million to produce, couldn’t beat the poor reviews and minimal reviews, and it’s shaping up to be one of the year’s biggest mistakes. .

Another newcomer this weekend.”Lyle Lyle CrocodileIt fell short of expectations, albeit to a lesser degree, hitting $11.5 million from 4,350 cinemas in its opening weekend. However, Sony’s animated family movie, adapted from the popular children’s book about the anthropomorphic crawler (which sings! ) voiced by Shawn Mendes, it wouldn’t be a pain to the studio given its $50 million price tag.

There’s one undeniably bright spot on a lackluster weekend at the box office, and that’s the creepy Paramount movie.smiling. The movie, starring Susie Bacon, managed to retain its title with a staggering $17.6 million in its second weekend in theaters. Thanks to word-of-mouth, “Smile” ticket sales are down just 22% since its debut, which is a nice comment The film has so far grossed $49.8 million, marking another victory for Paramount in 2022. The studio has also scored goals such as Top Gun: Maverick, The Lost City, Scream, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

“Amsterdam,” which took third place on the box office charts after “Smile” and “Lyle Lyle Crocodile,” also missed overseas with $3.5 million from 30 international territories. A $10 million global start is heartbreaking for Russell, a five-time Academy Award nominee, as well as Disney and 20th Century, who backed the film.

At one point, the illustrious historical epic—starring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, and Taylor Swift—looked poised to be an Oscar player with commercial appeal. weeks ago, Pre-release tracking indicated “Amsterdam” can be opened for anywhere from $17 million to $20 million. But those expectations were revised after the film reached a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Over the weekend, it received a lackluster “B” CinemaScore, indicating that critics weren’t just ambivalent about “Amsterdam.” In any case, these scores do not bode well for word of mouth.

“This is a weak start,” says David A. Gross, who runs film consultancy Franchise Entertainment Research. “Weekend number is below average for a crime mystery, and reviews are poor.”

The audience was fond of the “A-” CinemaScore “Lyle Lyle Crocodile”. But overall, it was a tough year for films aimed at younger crowds; Other than “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” most kid-friendly movies haven’t made it to the box office.

“Family titles have been weak this year; it’s an underserved market,” says Gross of Franchise Entertainment Research. “But moviegoers aren’t excited about this alligator.”

“The Woman King” and “Don’t Worry Darling” took fourth and fifth places, respectively, in the domestic box office charts. The Woman King, starring Viola Davis, took in $5.3 million from 3,342 sites in its fourth weekend of release, dropping just 24% and bringing its tally to $54.1 million. Director Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling” added $3.4 million in its third weekend, down 50% from its previous ride. The film, which garnered critics and audiences, has grossed $38 million so far.

Elsewhere, director Billy Eichner’s romantic comedy “Bros” failed to rebound on its sophomore outing despite positive reviews. The film slipped to seventh place with $2.1 million from 3,356 places, down 56% from its debut. To date, “Bros” has earned $8.8 million.

At number six, Disney’s “Avatar” and 20th Century re-release continued to impress with $2.6 million from 2,040 theaters. Three weeks after its big screen debut, the 2009 James Cameron sci-fi thriller grossed $23.3 million in North America and $71.9 million worldwide. It’s a dazzling result for a 13-year-old film that certainly has box office watchers optimistic about “Avatar: The Way of Water,” which begins in December.

And while “Amsterdam” did little to appeal to adult audiences, the niche box office was roaring thanks to director Todd Fields’ drama “Tár” and Palme d’Or winner Robin Ostlund’s “Triangle of Sadness.” A satire about the super-rich, “The Triangle of Sorrow” fetched $210,074 from 10 locations, which translates to $21,007 per theater.

Focus Features distributes “Tár” which grossed $160,000 from four theaters in New York City and Los Angeles, averaging $40,000 per location. The film, which looks set to be in the awards race, especially for Cate Blanchett’s groundbreaking performance as a world-renowned leader in the midst of cancellation culture, is expanding to 30 new theaters in the coming days.

“The opening results for ‘Tár’ are fantastic as we begin introducing this fantastic Cate Blanchett-led film to theater audiences across the country,” says Lisa Bonnell, Head of Distribution at Focus Features. A promising sign that bodes well for the industry at large as we move into the fall season.”

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