Disney led the domestic box office with Barbarian (20th Century Studios), which earned $10 million in its first week of release, and Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva, which brought in $4.4 million in its debut frame. The latter also received $19.5 million from India and the UK respectively Deadlinemeaning Brahmastra started its run with $26.5 million globally.
Barbarianan R-rated horror film that received stellar reviews from critics, came in higher than expected but wasn’t enough to propel the weekend beyond ho-hum results.
Ironically, Mouse House chose to release what could have been a decent-sized hit, Pinocchio, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks on Disney+. The live-action remake wasn’t particularly beloved by critics, but name value and star power could have given the theatrical marketplace a much-needed boost this time of year.
Elsewhere, Top Gun: Maverick passed Frozen II to become the No. 11 all-time grossing film worldwide and remains within striking distance of Furious 7but odds are that Tom Cruise’s blockbuster has finally run out of gas after accumulating a whopping $1.453 billion worldwide.
Looking ahead, it’s possible we won’t see a decent-sized hit until now Halloween ends on October 14 Yikes.
Top 10 domestic box office results
- Barbarian$10M (2,340 theaters) — $10M total (Week 1)
- Brahmastra Part 1: Shiva4.4 million USD (801 cinemas) — 4.4 million. USD (Week 1)
- Bullet train$3.250M (3,056 theaters) – $92.544M (Week 6)
- Top Gun: Maverick$3.170M (3,005 theaters) – $705M (Week 16)
- DC League of Super-Pets$2.835 million (3,043 theaters) — $85,421 million. (week 7)
- The invitation$2.620M (3,117 theaters) — $18.846M (Week 3)
- Life mark$2.212M (1,531 theaters) — $2.212M (Week 1)
- Animals$1,800M (2,793 theaters) — $29,376M (Week 4)
- Minions: The Rise of Gru$1,650M (2,274 theaters) — $362,331M (Week 11)
- Spider-Man: No Way Home$1.3 million (3,215 theaters) — $8,555 million. (week 2)
(Box office results via Box Office Mojo)