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‘Barbie’ Nears Half Billion, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ 2nd Place – Deadline

Sunday AM Writethrough after Saturday AM replace….refresh for chart and extra evaluation: Because the Hollywood labor stoppage continues, the 2023 field workplace rally rages on, as home field workplace soars previous $6 billion, +22% over the identical January-August interval a yr in the past. This weekend for all motion pictures stands at an estimated $178M.

We at all times knew this weekend would beat the primary body of August a yr in the past ($92M), and that’s occurring at +94%. However the present Friday-Sunday can be kicking the primary weekend of August 2019’s $148.99M by +20%, and that’s when Hobbs & Shaw dominated the chart.

Barbie stays field workplace queen bee with $53M in weekend 3 after a $17M Friday.

That fierce battle for second place we are saying yesterday between Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Oppenheimer, and The Meg 2: The Trench is settling down. That second place winner is Meg 2 with $30M, a tremendous one-two punch for the weekend by Warner Bros. Nobody was anticipating Meg 2 to rank second place.

Uni’s Oppenheimer is third with $28.7M.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after an important Saturday of $10.3M, +11% over Friday’s $9.3M, is coming in at $28M over 3-days and $43M, which remains to be nice for this $70M manufacturing.

Wow, that was straightforward, everybody performed good. Usually when there’s a tie in an higher rating, particularly No. 1, it’s a recreation of rooster among the many majors on Sunday morning when calling it. Extra particularly, there’s a delay in reporting with snarking throughout. One of many extra infamous fights over first in latest reminiscence was the weekend of Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017 when the opening of Tom Cruise’s American Made, the fourth weekend of It and the second weekend of Kingsman: The Golden Circle had been all rating within the excessive $16M vary. Kingsman gained with $16.935M.

Turtles is a large win for the Brian Robbins Paramount administration notably as he builds out and revives franchises. The choice to revive Turtles occurred again in 2018 when Robbins was at Nickelodeon with Ramsey Naito, present President, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, they usually sparked to the thought of Seth Rogen’s involvement, in addition to filmmaker Jeff Rowe –each lifelong followers–who actually wished to lean into the ‘teenage’ a part of the IP. Paramount, like all their motion pictures this yr, has gotten behind selling the animated pic 200%, having Rogen showcase prolonged footage at CineamCon, and a work-in-progress lower at Annecy again in June. Props to Paramount: They had been the one studio who realized that there can be a full-house crowd down at San Diego Comedian-Con; followers unfazed by the strikes. So that they took Turtles right down to Corridor H and confirmed off extra footage to followers with Rowe in tow in addition to TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman — the latter who simply stoked the gang. Why skip a possibility? Very good on the Melrose Lot for being fearless and artistic sans stars of their promotion. Rival studios, take word.

Warner Bros.’ The Meg 2: The Trench acquired a B- to the primary installment’s B+. Attention-grabbing to notice right here that this result’s largely fueled by TV spots and in-theater trailers, not the solid’s promotion due to the strike. Jason Statham, who counts 111M followers on social media, acquired this modest plug in for the movie on Instagram earlier than the SAG-AFTRA strikes started:

In the meantime, by EOD, Barbie is roughly $40M shy from passing the half billion mark on the home field workplace, her gross set to face at $459.4M. A $1 billion working world cume occurs as we speak!

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The second animated take of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has a Comscore/Display screen Engine PostTrak viewers rating of 88% optimistic and a 70% advocate, with youngsters underneath 12 giving it 94%, and a 69% must-see. That’s sufficient ooze to maintain chugging into the autumn. That’s on prime of the pic’s already “A” CinemaScore. Males displaying up at 60% to ladies’s 40%, with 56% of the gang between 18-34. The most important demo is 18-24 at 34%. Range demos are 33% Caucasian, an important 33% Latino and Hispanic, 17% Black, and 16% Asian/different. The South Central and the West are essentially the most strong right here for the Nickelodeon/Level Gray manufacturing. Oppenheimer nonetheless has Imax, however the Turtles have PLFs, that are driving 20% of ticket gross sales and one other 11% from 3D. Adam Aron’s AMC Burbank is the top-grossing movie show within the nation at $75K-plus up to now. Cowabunga.

Social media analytics corp RelishMix says that Turtles’ social media universe is 309.8M throughout Fb, Twitter/X, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok mixed. Forward of launch, RelishMix mentioned these stats had been underneath household animated averages. However clearly there’s an urge for food right here for the film, because it’s significantly over-performing.

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PostTrak audiences gave Meg 2 72% within the prime two packing containers, with a 55% advocate. South Central and South are the biggest-grossing areas. Be aware, there’s plenty of walk-up enterprise right here, like there was on the primary film, from the Latino and Hispanic moviegoers who’re displaying up at 25% to Caucasian 41%, Black 15%, and Asian American at 13%. Warners does have some PLFs for the shark which are shared with the Turtles, accounting for 22.5% of the general gross with one other 18% coming from 3D screens. AMC Burbank is the highest for Meg 2 with $23K up to now together with previews.  

RelishMix counts a social media universe for the sequel of 350.8M, 14% above style averages subsequent to action-adventure sci-fi titles, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on the excessive finish at 611.3M SMU. “Chatter flows optimistic on The Meg 2, which makes new waves because the audacious, over-the-top shark sequel being hailed as a high-octane escape into ‘stupid-crazy-fun leisure’ with countless optimistic snarky threads. The return of Jason Statham attracts a splash as followers gush, ‘Seems to be superb, particularly with Jason Statham on this epic shark film.’” studies RelishMix.


1.) Barbie (WB) 4,178 (-159) theaters, Fri $17M (-41%) Sat $20M Solar $16M 3-day $53M (-43%)/Whole $459.4M/Wk 3

2.) The Meg 2: The Trench (WB) 3,503 theaters Fri $12.2M, Sat $10M Solar $7.8M 3-day $30M/Wk 1

3.) Oppenheimer (Uni) 3,612 (-35) theaters Fri $8.3M (-38%) Sat $11.1M Solar $9.1M 3-day $28.7M (-39%)/Whole $228.5M/Wk 3

4) Teenage Mutanta Ninja Turtles…(Par) 3,858 theaters Fri $9.3M Sat $10.3M Solar $8.3M 3-day $28M, Whole $43M/Wk 1

5.) Haunted Mansion (Dis) 3,740 theaters Fri $2.68M (-73%) Sat $3.6M Solar $2.69M 3-day $8.97M (-63%), Whole $42M/Wk 2

6.) Sound of Freedom (Angel) 3,001 theaters Fri $2.3M (-39%), 3-day $7.8M (-39%), Whole $164.2M/Wk 5

7.) Mission: Unimaginable – Lifeless Reckoning Half One (Par) 2,422 (-337) Fri $1.87M (-38%) Sat $2.6M Solar $1.96M 3-day $6.45M (-39%), Whole $151M/Wk 4

8.) Discuss to Me (A24) 2370 (+30) theates, Fri $1.94M (-54%) Sat $2.4M Solar $1.9M 3-day $6.2M (-40%) Whole $22.1M/Wk 2

9) Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prm Kahaani (Moviegoer) 275 theaters (-85) Fri $476K Sat $617K Solar $487K 3-day $1.58M Whole $4.6M/Wk 2

10.) Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future (Dis) 1,190 (-975) theaters, Fri $460K (-60%) Sat $620K Solar $441K 3-day $1.52M (-62%)/Whole $170.6M/Wk 6

Warner Bros

FRIDAY MIDDAY: The third weekend of Warner Bros’ Barbie at $51M (-45%) is greater than the opening of the Brad Pitt motion film, Bullet Prepare, which did $30M through the first weekend of August. It simply goes to indicate how far we’ve come alongside on the field workplace. The Greta Gerwig directed tackle the Mattel doll is eyeing a 3rd Friday of $16M at 4,178 theaters, -45% from every week in the past. Operating whole by Sunday might be $457.4M.

Common’s Oppenheimer will maintain on to 3rd place at 3,612 theaters with a $7.8M third Friday (-42%), and third weekend of $27M, -42%, sending its working whole by Sunday to $226.8M. Pic is director Christopher Nolan’s fourth highest home besting Batman Begins and Dunkirk. It’s additionally the very best grossing R-rated movie of 2023 domestically forward of John Wick Chapter 4 ($187.1M). Oppenheimer additionally reps the quickest Common R-rated launch to cross $200M in U.S./Canada, taking 15 days. Earlier R-rated $200M Uni champ was 2012’s Ted, which took 37 days to that benchmark.

Third at 3,858 theaters is Paramount/Nickelodeon/Level Gray’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem with a primary Friday of $8.5M, 3-day of $27M, and 5-day of $42M, effectively forward of its $30M-$40M expectations. Rotten Tomatoes viewers rating is 94% to associate with that A CinemaScore.

Warner BrosThe Meg 2: The Trench at 3,503 theaters is a seeing an $11M Friday, together with previews, and a $25M opening — strong for {the marketplace}. Audiences are so-so on it up to now at 66% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s higher than the 43% the primary film notched with RT crowds.

Disney’s second weekend of The Haunted Mansion at 3,740 is seeing a second estimated Friday of $2.8M,-72%, second weekend of $9.5M, -60%, for a working whole of $42.5M.

FRIDAY AM: Barbie Crosses $400M, Oppenheimer Nears $200M, Turtles 2-day $15M, Meg 2 Previews $3M+ The spoils of July are spilling over into August as Warner Bros.’ Barbie, after a $11.8M Thursday, jetted throughout the four-century mark on the home field workplace in her 14th day –quicker than Prime Gun: Maverick and Tremendous Mario Bros Film– with a working whole of $406.4M at 4,337 areas.

She’s poised to make round $55M in her third weekend, with Oppenheimer ringing in no less than one other $23M+; all of this spelling for a 3-day field workplace market that might be exceedingly effectively north of final yr’s $92M for the primary weekend of August. The Christopher Nolan-directed film earned $5.58M yesterday at 3,647 theaters taking its two-week whole to $199.86M.

Warner Bros. additionally has some lagniappe on the weekend field workplace with The Meg 2: The Trench which is predicted to do between $20M-$30M. Final night time from previews that started at 3PM, the shark sequel did $3.2M at 3,400 areas. That’s a reasonably good consequence for a sequel that stars a shark: The primary Jason Statham film introduced in $4M in previews earlier than churning out a $16.6M Friday, and $45.4M opening off what was a really campy, satirical advertising and marketing marketing campaign. The $129M costing Meg 2 has a 50% stake from China’s CMC. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes detest the sequel at 28% worse than the primary film again in 2018 at 45%. It’s a popcorn movie for the plenty, not for the tweeds.

In the meantime, Paramount/Nickelodeon/Level Gray’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem noticed its 2-day field workplace rise to $15M. Thursday was $4.87M at 3,513, -52% from Wednesday, with the Jeff Rowe-directed animated film rating third for the day.

'Haunted Mansion' Trailer

From left: Tiffany Haddish, Rosario Dawson, LaKeith Stanfield and Danny DeVito in ‘Haunted Mansion’

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Disney’s Haunted Mansion ranked fourth on Thursday with an estimated $1.6M at 3,740, -10% from Wednesday for a primary week take of $33M. The earlier Eddie Murphy 2003 film opened on a Wednesday over Thanksgiving and its first seven days grossed $35.4M (unadjusted for inflation).

Angel Studios’ Sound of Freedom booked at 3,411, did $1.47M yesterday, -6%, for a working 4 week whole of $156.4M.

A24’s horror film Discuss to Me at 2,340 theaters did an estimated $1.2M yesterday for a primary week of $15.8M. Granted, this title went broad versus A24’s Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies final summer time, which platformed, however it’s nice to notice that this Sundance acquisition has outstripped that Pete Davidson horror comedy’s whole stateside cume of $11.4M. Discuss to Me‘s first seven days are additionally 22% forward of Midsommar‘s which stood at $13M and finaled at $27.4M.

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