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Half Two’ Struggle For No. 1

Half Two’ Struggle For No. 1


SATURDAY AM: Refresh for extra evaluation and chart…Common/DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 4 is now trying to pull in forward of Legendary/Warner Bros.’ third body of Dune: Half Two, $31.5M to $28M-$29M. Wonderful holds by each motion pictures in a starved market that’s been crushed up by the strike. All in that spells for a weekend the place all pics are grossing round $92.4M — about the identical consequence as the identical weekend a 12 months in the past when Warner Bros/DC’s Shazam: Fury of the Gods nosedived to a $30.1M opening. Subsequent weekend, we’ll see some nuclear protons in Sony’s Ghostbusters: The Frozen Empire which is predicted to do between $47M-$52M.

ARTHUR THE KING, Mark Wahlberg, 2024. © Lions Gate Movies /Courtesy Everett Assortment

Lionsgate/eOne/Tucker Tooley Leisure / Canton Leisure / Municipal Footage manufacturing’s Mark Wahlberg sports activities canine film Arthur the King will get an A CinemaScore and 4 1/2 stars/75% particular advocate on ComScore/Display screen Engine’s PostTrak, however is coming in on the backside of its projection vary of $8M after a $3M Friday. One other man’s greatest pal film, MGM’s Canine, starring Channing Tatum, opened to $14.8M again in February 2022. Hmmm.

Even break up between women and men, with 36% of those that purchased tickets between 18-34 and one other 40% over 45. The most important demos for the film have been 25-34 at 23% and people over 55 at 22%. Girls over 25 at 40% gave the film its greatest grades of 90% whereas males over 25 at 40% gave it 87%. Range demos have been 52% Caucasian, 25% Latino and Hispanic, 8% Black and 10% Asian. Arthur the King is taking part in greatest within the West and South with the Harkins Estrella Falls in Arizona one of the best grossing venue at $11K.


UPDATED, Friday PM: Proper now, Common/DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 4s second weekend and Legendary/Warner Bros’ Dune: Half Two‘s third weekend are in an in depth name for No. 1 with round $27 million-$30 million apiece. Many predict Kung Fu Panda 4 to knock out the sandworm come tomorrow: The Friday for the animated pic is $8.1M at 4,067 venues, whereas the sci-fi epic is $7.6M at 3,847 theaters. KFP4 is off 48% from final week, whereas Dune 2 is -35%.

Dune: Half Two will grow to be the primary film of 2024 to crack the two-century mark with $206.2M on the excessive finish. KFP4’s 10-day on the excessive finish is $107.7M, the second film after Dune 2 to cross $100M this 12 months.

Arthur the King movie

‘Arthur the King’


Lionsgate’s Arthur the King is $2.8M at present together with Thursday previews of $825,000, which is able to are available round $7.6M at 3,003 for the body. Viewers scores are nonetheless excessive on RT at 97%.

The Santa Monica-based studio may also declare fourth with Blumhouse’s Imaginary, with a second weekend of $4.4M at 3,118 theaters, -55%, after a Friday of $1.3M. The ten-day cume by Sunday will likely be $17.7M.

Fifth goes to Angel Studios Cabrini with a second Friday of $750K, second weekend of $2.65M, -62%, with a 10-day complete of $12.8M.

Love Lies Bleeding movie Kristen Stewart and Katy O'Brian

Kristen Stewart and Katy O’Brian in ‘Love Lies Bleeding

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Arthouse not so sizzling, I’m informed, with A24’s Love Lies Bleeding at 1,362 venues with a second weekend of $2.3M in a serious coastal metropolis play, whereas Focus Options’ The American Society of Magical Negroes seeing $500K at 1,147 theaters at present for a three-day complete of $1.25M. Moviegoers aren’t wowed by the latter at 46% on RT. No viewers rating but on the Rose Glass film.

Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love at 2,272 areas is a fifth Friday of $600K, a three-day of $2.28M, -44%, for a operating complete by EOD Sunday of $93.3M.

PREVIOUSLY, Friday AM: In a body that may see Common/DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 4 rally with a second-weekend take of round $30 million (down 48%), three extensive entries hit cinemas. The most important is Lionsgate’s Mark Wahlberg canine sports activities film Arthur the King, which is eyeing $8 million-$10 million at 3,003 areas. The film directed by Simon Cellan Jones made $825,000 in previews final night time, which bests the $550K in previews made by Wahlberg’s 2018 film Immediate Household, which opened in a really pre-pandemic, pre-Thanksgiving interval to $14.5M.

Rotten Tomatoes evaluations are at 63% contemporary for Arthur the King, however the portal’s audiences like it extra at 93%.

Based mostly on a real story, pic takes performs throughout a 10-day professional journey race of 435 miles as Michael Gentle (Wahlberg) bonds with scrappy road canine Arthur. Gentle, determined for one final likelihood to win, convinces a sponsor to again him and his staff (Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel and Ali Suliman) for the Journey Racing World Championship within the Dominican Republic. Because the staff is pushed to their limits of endurance within the race, Arthur redefines what victory, loyalty and friendship actually imply.

The $19M function manufacturing, as Deadline first reported, noticed its home rights transfer from Paramount Gamers to Lionsgate. Pic’s offshore rights have been bought in the course of the Covid Cannes by way of worldwide gross sales agency Sierra/Affinity. Leisure One and Tucker Tooley Leisure co-financed.

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(L-R) Katy O’Brian and Kristen Stewart in ‘Love Lies Bleeding’


A24’s Sundance Movie Competition premiere Love Lies Bleeding expands to 1,300 theaters this weekend from 5 NYC and Los Angeles websites with an eye fixed at $2M. The LGBTQ crime noir is 92% licensed contemporary on Rotten Tomatoes. The film made $167K final weekend for a per-theater common of $33,500. The movie directed by Rose Glass and starring Kristen Stewart and Katy M. O’Brian performed on the Regal Union Sq. (which led the packed final weekend), AMC Lincoln Sq., AMC Burbank, The Grove and Century Metropolis.

RELATED: ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ Evaluate: The Gays Are Doing The Burying In Rose Glass’ Psychological Thriller

The American Society of Magical Negroes movie

(L-R) Justice Smith and David Alan Grier in ‘The American Society of Magical Negroes’

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Focus Options has Kobi Libii’s function directorial debut The American Society of Magical Negroes at 1,146 theaters. The film additionally world premiered at Sundance. Critics are arduous on the function at 29% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it’s anticipated to open within the low single-digit hundreds of thousands. The satirical comedy follows a younger man named Aren (Justice Smith) who’s recruited right into a secret society of magical Black individuals who dedicate their lives to a reason for utmost significance: making white individuals extra comfy. Though initially enamored along with his new powers, Aren begins to query the worth of utilizing supernatural means to do the very factor he’s felt obligated to do his complete life.

RELATED: ‘The American Society Of Magical Negroes’ Evaluate: Kobi Libii’s Fantastical Race Comedy Has Allure If Not Focus

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Timothée Chalamet in ‘Dune: Half Two’

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Legendary Leisure/Warner Bros’ Dune: Half Two gained Thursday with $4.4M, -1% from Wednesday for a second week of $65.1M at 4,074 theaters and a operating complete of $176.1M. The sci-fi ensemble, fueled by Imax and PLFs, is predicted to be down within the -40% vary in Weekend 3 with a take of round $27M.

Kung Fu Panda 4 was very near Dune 2‘s Thursday take with $4.390M, +5% from Wednesday with a first-week haul of $77.7M at 4,035 theaters.

Third for the week is Lionsgate/Blumhouse’s Imaginary, with a primary week of $13.5M after an estimated $807K Thursday, -1% from Wednesday at 3,118 venues.

Angel Studios’ Cabrini at 2,840 theaters noticed $592K on Thursday, -11% from Wednesday, for a primary week of $10.1M.

Fifth belongs to Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love at 2,764 theaters, with a fourth Thursday estimated at $372K for a fourth week of $5.8M and operating complete of $91M.



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