Gran Turismo surpassed Barbie by only $200,000. The studios have announced that this is the final week of summer 2023 movie season for
Gran Tirismo with a projected take of $17.3 Million, it puts it right between where tracking saw it Thursday and our predictions. This includes $5.3 millions the racing film has accumulated in preview screenings over the past few months. We call these “unofficial” figures because studios report their numbers without knowing what Sunday will bring. They make educated guesses based on presales and the performance of the film on Friday and Saturday. We all know that today is not an ordinary Sunday. Tickets are only $4 on National Cinema Day. The film Turismo had a disappointing opening, but its $60 million budget (small by today’s standards) and good word of mouth (98 percent audience score and A cinemascore), should help it do well over the next few months. Check out Chris Bumbray’s 8/10 review. Will it be new releases that people waited until today to watch or will it older movies that people want to see again before they leave the theaters? Warner Bros has estimated that Barbie will earn $17.1 million in its sixth weekend. However, when the official numbers are released tomorrow, it’s possible that Barbie will take over the top spot. However the final numbers end up,
Barbie finishes the summer as the top grossing movie of 2023 and it still has an IMAX release coming up with never before seen footage.Third place will be Blue Beetle with an estimated $12.7 million. I could list a number of reasons why the movie failed, but that’s all old news. The movie needed to be better, but it wasn’t. Before I get bombarded with comments calling me a Marvel fan boy, let me say that the same thing applies to the last few Marvel movies with the exception Guardians 3. because it was actually quite good. James Gunn is now in charge of DC’s slate of films. Knowing that, I’m cautiously optimistic about
Superman Legacy. Ofcourse, let us remember: Christopher Nolan was the producer of Man of Steel, and he quickly left after that one. This number marks the official $300 million mark for the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man who developed the first atomic bomb. I wonder how worried Universal’s bosses were when they learned that the movie for which they paid a high price would be a biopic lasting 3 hours with little action and a lot of dialogue? This shows that when studios trust the filmmakers they hire, the results are generally positive. With this showing that when studios actually trust the filmmakers they hire, the results are generally positive.Spots five through seven belong to your holdover titles with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem continuing its solid run at the box office with another $6.1 million as it nears the $100 million benchmark. Meg: The Trench will add $5.1 million to the $74.4 million domestic total. This number may seem low when compared to the $145.5 million the first movie made in its domestic run. However, these movies were made with an international audience in mind, where Meg2 has accumulated over $322 millions total. In its second weekend,
Strays shed 44% of its audience for a $4.6 million weekend.Opening in eighth place is the new Liam Neeson action film
Retribution, which continued the Oscar Nominated stars run of severely under-performing films as this one could only manage $3.3 million. We’re a long way from the days when Taken was a big hit, that’s for certain! The faith-based film The hill , starring Dennis Quaid, is in ninth place with an estimated $2.5million. The top ten includes Haunted mansion , which has added an additional $2.1 to its already underwhelming $62.2 domestic total. Disney made a mistake by not releasing this movie during Halloween season. Over 3 million people have pre-purchased tickets to today’s National Cinema Day. Let us know in the comments what you saw and don’t miss our weekly poll, where we ask What was your favorite movie of summer 2023?