Gran Turismo is one of the summer movies participating in the $4 special discount.
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Sony’s image from the late summer event Gran Turismo accounted for winning the weekend’s box office with a $17.3 million domestic ticket, a somewhat muted start for a film based on a popular video game. The hope now is that an A CinemaScore from the audience will provide a turbo boost in the coming days.
The Neill Blomkamp-directed race film was scheduled to open nationally on August 11 but changed all press relations due to the actors’ strike and resulting ban for the cast – led by Orlando Bloom and David Harbour. Instead, the studio held two weekends of sneaks and a handful of fan screenings to generate buzz before the film went viral on August 25.
The opening number includes a whopping $3.9 million in revenue from those earlier sneaks. While it’s not the first time a Hollywood studio has added such grossing to an opening weekend number, it’s early Gran Turismo The investigations were more robust than usual.
In other words: The mega blockbuster from Warner Bros. and Greta Gerwig Barbie — which has now earned an estimated $594.9 million domestically — would have been sure to top the weekend charts. Estimates from Saturday showed Barbie In its sixth weekend, Warners made $15.7 million from 3,736 locations, but Warners increased that number to $17.1 million by Sunday morning. (The Barbie The team wasn’t too happy about that Gran Turismo Situation.)
Monday’s actual numbers determine the official order. Box office analysts are warning that numbers for all films could shift by then as Sunday marks the second annual National Cinema Day, when tickets will cost $4 for any film, in any format, at thousands of theaters across the country. “It’s going to be a wild day in the theaters,” says a marketing executive at a Hollywood studio. (Early Sunday morning, analytics firm EntTelligence reported on it Barbie was the leader in ticket sales.)
DC’s Blue Beetle ranked third in its second appearance with an estimated $12.8 million from 3,871 locations for a domestic total of $46.3 million. If these estimates are correct, that would be a drop of just 49 percent. Abroad, the superhero actor earned an additional $10 million, bringing his overseas tally to $35.5 million and a disappointing $81.8 million worldwide tally.
Fourth place is Universal’s summer sensation Oppenheimer, which grossed an estimated $9 million from 2,872 theaters for a total of $300 million. Another milestone Oppenheimer has passed beginning to become the third-highest-grossing film at the domestic box office behind Christopher Nolan’s The dark knight And The Dark Knight risesnot adjusted for inflation.
Oppenheimer continues to do big business overseas, earning another US$29.1 million, for a total of US$477.1 million overseas, which is more than before The dark knight$471 million – and worldwide sales of $777.1 million.
In addition to Gran Turismo, a series of indie titles that hit the US box office this weekend as summer draws to a close. (The hope is that domestic revenue for the season hits the $4 billion mark, returning to pre-pandemic levels.)
Lionsgate and roadside attractions retribution, Liam Neeson’s latest action film, debuted at number 8 with an estimated $3.3 million in 1,750 theaters, matching already lowered expectations. The image gained ground over premium VOD, despite receiving a C CinemaScore from audiences
Briarcliff/Open Road opened The hill, an inspirational sports drama starring Dennis Quaid, spanning 1,570 locations. The film grossed an estimated $2.5 million from 1,570 locations.
The Bleecker Street Special Goldastarring Helen Mirren as former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, aims to make $2 million despite showing far fewer theaters than The hillor 883 locations.
At the specialty checkouts, at MGM and Amazon’s, the critics reaped great praise bottoms, a teen sex comedy directed by Emma Seligman, has got off to an impressive start, opening in ten locations. The film’s location average for the weekend is $51,600, the best average for a 10-location film since before the pandemic.
Several high-profile new releases were also on view at the marquee to celebrate National Cinema Day, including Jurassic Park And American graffiti. Jurassic Park pounded to an estimated $1.7 million.
Aug 27, 7:45 am.: Updated with revised numbers.
This story was originally published on Aug 26 at 8:20 am