Guardians of the Galaxy 3’s Heroic Box Office Hold, Book Club 2 Bombs – The Hollywood Reporter

James Gunn’s band of Hungarian villains proves its worth at the box office Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Enjoy the best second weekend of any sequel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and one of the best among MCU titles, according to local Sunday ratings.

From Marvel Studios and Disney, Threequel made an estimated $60.5 million from 4,450 theaters in its sophomore outing, which is just a 49 percent drop and more than enough to crush the competition. In more good news, Pic crossed the $200 million mark domestically to end Sunday with a total of $213.2 million.

overseas, Guardians 3 It took in another $91.9 million from 52 markets for a foreign balance of $315.6 million — including $58.4 million from China — and $528.8 million globally.

Chris Pratt in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. ‘

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Marvel movies have suffered bigger than usual drops lately, so Guardians 3 is welcome news for Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige. This includes February 2023 Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which dropped nearly 70 percent in its second weekend. in just two weeks, Guardians 3 He has already climbed in the past as a commaniaThe overall worldwide gross of $475.8 million.

before Guardians 3Just Five films in 30 titles plus the MCU have dropped 50 percent or less in their second weekends. tops the list Black Panther (45 percent) followed by bull (47 percent), Dr. Strange (49 per cent), Iron Man (50 percent) and The Avengers (50 percent). the previous two guardian The films are each down 55 percent.

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Universal and Illumination’s ranked second Super Mario Bros moviewhich grossed $13 million from 3,800 locations in its sixth weekend tallying $536 million domestically and $1.21 billion worldwide.

Super Mario Bros movie.

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this week, Super Mario Bros. Broke another record when overtaking Minions to become The fourth-largest animated film of all time and the largest worldwide animated film of all time, not adjusted for inflation.

new offer Book Club: The Next Chapter It only managed to finish third with a disappointing $6.5 million from 3,500 theaters domestically, behind the first’s $13.6 million opening. Book club in 2018. Featured by Focus, the film’s star-studded cast once again leads Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, and Mary Steenburgen.

book club 2 Was hoping to see a big bump thanks to Mother’s Day.

But complicating factors include a B CinemaScore from audiences (the first picture pre-approved received an A- grade) and unfavorable reviews. Also, in the age of live broadcasting, older females remain a tough pilot to win.

Among buyers of friday tickets for book club 273 percent are female, while 67 percent are 47 years of age or older, including nearly 50 percent over the age of 55.

clings evil dead rise Keep scaring up the good works for Warner Bros. , placing fourth domestically with $3.7 million against a North American tally of $60.2 million. It made another $6.7 million overseas for a foreign take of $71.6 million and $131.8 million worldwide.

Rachel McAdams and Abby Ryder Fortson in Are You There God?  I'm Margaret.

Rachel McAdams and Abby Ryder Fortson in Are You There God? I’m Margaret.

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Leosngate’s Are you with God? I’m Margaret It rounded out the top five with $2.5 million to $16.5 million

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The news is noticeably worse for the other freshman this weekend, hypnotic. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Ben Affleck, the sci-fi action-thriller bombed with $2.4 million from 2,118 theaters to finish in sixth place. The film marks the worst wide opening of Affleck’s acting career ghosts ($3.1 million) and Gigli ($3.8 million), not adjusted for inflation. It is also the lowest wide opening for a film directed by Rodriguez.

Much more important to Affleck is his new movie air, which he directed and starred in. The popular sports drama debuted on Prime Video this weekend after receiving an exclusive showing in theaters in an unprecedented move for Amazon Studios. air It also took in $86 million in a promising start to Amazon’s foray into the stage.

hypnotic She found herself stuck when her distribution and production company, Solstice Entertainment, went out of business. Indie distributor Ketchum stepped up and released the film domestically along with Relativity. The picture also includes the stars of Alice Parga, Shabiba Bardot, Halla Finlay and Dayo Okenyi.

HYPNOTIC, from left: Ben Affleck, Alice Braga, 2023

Ben Affleck and Alice Braga in Hypnotic.

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May 14th at 7:51 a.m. PTUpdated with revised estimates.

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