global illumination Super Mario Bros movie It is a bona fide movie.
The Nintendo video game adaptation is now on track to gross $80 million in its second weekend of play at the domestic box office of 4,371 theaters, significantly more than expected and a drop of just 45 percent. By the end of Sunday, the projected PG pic will be grossing $340.8 million domestically and $318.6 million overseas for a staggering $659.4 million worldwide.
The animated sensation broke several records for its release over the Easter long weekend. By the middle of the week, Mario Zoomed in after Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: as a commania To rank among the highest-grossing films of the year so far at the domestic, international and global box office. It is now also the first game ever to be modified after its loss Cans ($439.4 million) and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu ($449.8 million).
A slew of new films are opening across the country this weekend with mixed results, led by Universal’s modern vampire comedy. Renfield and the supernatural thriller of Screen Gem Exorcist Pope.
Heading into the weekend, many analysts thought Renfield Will put No. 2 on the back Super Mario.
Now, however, it appears that Exorcist Pope It would rank second with $8.5 million to $9 million from 3,178 theaters. Directed by Julius Avery, it stars Russell Crowe as the real-life Father Gabriel Amorworth, a priest who served as the head of exorcists at the Vatican and performed over 100,000 exorcisms in his lifetime. (He died in 2016 at the age of 91.)
Renfield, which is on track to open to $7.5 million from 3,375 movie theaters, stars Nicholas Hoult in the titular role and Nicolas Cage as Count Dracula. The story follows Renfield as he tries to find out if there is another life for himself after serving for centuries as Dracula’s loyal aide. Directed by Chris McKay, the New Orleans movie stars Awkwafina.
Japanese anime Maestro Makoto Shinkai’s next adventure Suzume It’s the only movie in the bunch to boast glowing reviews, and it should gross a healthy $4.7 million to $5 million from 2,170 Crunchyroll/Sony theaters. The film, which became a hit in its native Japan late last year, is now being screened internationally, following its entry into the Berlinale 2023 competition.
Suzume It follows a young heroine who accidentally opens a portal that lets in devastating otherworldly beings who cause earthquakes. She must reverse the damage before Tokyo is destroyed, with the help of a revived Childchair that contains the enchanted soul of a potential friend.
Crime boss comedy on Bleecker Street mafia mamaDirected by twilight Helmed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring Toni Collette opposite Monica Bellucci, they find a few laughs in their debut. The film is on track to open with just under $3 million from 2,002 locations. mafia mama Intended for females 25 and older, a demo that has been slow to return to the multiplex. But the biggest problem might be the bad reviews.
In the film, Colette plays an American marketing executive who travels to Italy to attend her grandfather’s funeral only to learn that she has just become a crime boss.
Independent sports biographical film Sweetened water, distributed by Briarcliff Entertainment, features DOA in its first appearance. The film opens at under $400,000 from 1,204 theaters, one of the worst showings ever for PIC in over 1,000 movie theaters.
Directed by Martin Gejoy, the film chronicles the early career of basketball and baseball player Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, who was a star for the Harlem Globetrotters before becoming the second African-American to play in the National Basketball Association when he was recruited by the New York Knicks in 1950. Also participate in Sweetened water.
At the box office niche is mind-bending filmmaker Ari Aster Bo afraid It proves to be a major draw in its release to four theaters in New York and Los Angeles, including select Imax shows. Niche PIC is well on its way to securing an average per site of $80,000 or more, which is the best average of the year so far and one of the best in recent memory. (put another way, Bo afraidThe grand opening gross could be $325,000, not far from that mafia mamaalthough it is shown in only four cinemas.)
Joaquin Phoenix stars opposite Patti LuPone, Amy Ryan, Nathan Lane, and Parker Posey in the film.
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