The domestic box office dipped significantly in the weekend following Thanksgiving, which is a normal occurrence as kids return to school and parents brace for the Christmas season.
This week saw Disney’s Encanto top the charts with a $12.7 million (-53%) second weekend and a surprisingly ho-hum $57.9 million total. Per Deadline, the pic’s second weekend marks a lower total than the pre-pandemic second weekends of Disney’s lowest-grossing Turkey Day titles, namely The Good Dinosaur ($15.3 million) and Tangled ($21.6 million). Hope remains that the film will make like The Princess and the Frog and leg it to $100M, though stiff competition in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Sing 2 loom large.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife dipped 57% in its third weekend with $10.35 million, bringing its domestic take to $102.2 million. Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci collected $6.77 million (-57%) for $33.6 million; and Resident Evil: Raccoon City fell 50% with $2.65 million and $13.1 million total.
BOX OFFICE TOP 10
1.) Encanto (Dis) 3,980 theaters, Fri $3M (-73%)/Sat $5.79M/Sun $3.9M/ 3-day $12.7M (-53%), Total $57.9M/Wk 2
2.) Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Sony) 4,059 (-256) theaters, Fri $2.7M (-72%)/Sat $4.75M/Sun $2.9M/3-day: $10.35M (-57%)/Total: $102.2M/Wk 3
3.) House of Gucci (UAR/MGM) 3,477 theaters, /Fri $2.18M (-62%)/Sat $2.866M/Sun $1.7M/3-day $6.77M (-53%)/Total: $33.6M/Wk 2
4.) Christmas With the Chosen (FTM) 1,642 theaters Fri $1.2M/Sat $1.5M/Sun $1.4M/3-day $4.1M/Total $9M/Wk 1
5.) Eternals (Dis) 3,165 (-890) theaters, Fri $1M (-65%)/Sat $1.8M/Sun $1M/3-day $3.9M (-51%)/Total $156.5M/Wk 5
6.)Resident Evil: Raccoon City (Sony) 2,803 theaters, Fri $765K /Sat $1.16M/Sun $730K/ 3-day $2.65M (-50%) Total $13.1M/Wk 2
7.)Dune (WB/Leg) 1,217 (-49) theaters, Fri $515K/Sat$785K/Sun$510K/ 3-day $1.81M(-13%)/ Total $104.6M/Wk 7
8.) Clifford the Big Red Dog (Par) 3,261 (-31) theaters, Fri $425K (-78%)/Sat $860K/Sun $515K/ 3-day $1.8M (-64%)/Total $45.7M/Wk 4
9.)King Richard (WB) 2,654 (-648) theaters, /Fri $365K (-73%)/Sat $525K/Sun $315K/ 3-day $1.2M (-63%)/Total $13.4M/Wk 3
10.) Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night (FUN) 840 theaters, Fri $471K, 3-day $1.05M/Wk 1