Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 posted one of Marvel’s smallest second-weekend drops
It seems that the buzz about superhero or Marvel fatigue was overblown. James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3 posted a massive $60.5 million weekend, which is significantly higher than what I had predicted earlier in the week. According to Deadline, this is only a 49% decline in the second weekend, compared to the 55% drop the first two films saw. It’s likely that it won’t gross as well as the other two films domestically due to a soft opening and the different marketplace. But the hold is fantastic. The beloved Spider-Man : No Way Home also suffered a 68% decline in week two. Fans seem to love what’s being called the series’s final instalment, although certainly, there’s a way forward for some of the characters…Meanwhile, despite being Mother’s Day weekend, Book Club: The Next Chapter
couldn’t beat those pesky Super Mario Bros for second place, earning only $6.5 million, which was only about half of what 80 For Brady opened to during the summer. Focus did not follow suit and this is a disappointing opening for the Jane Fonda/Diane Keaton-led comedy. One movie many people were curious about this weekend was Robert Rodriguez’s Hypnotic. A complicated legal situation meant that the film had to be released on more than 2000 screens with little advertising. It managed to make $2.35m, which most people will call a disaster. But, if you look at the whole picture, I don’t think it did that badly. It was never going do well because of the lack advertising. I expect it to do better on streaming. Star Ben Affleck’s
Air was still hanging around the top 10 despite dropping on Prime Video worldwide this weekend, with it finally passing the $50 million mark in theatres, which is a swell result for a movie that was originally designed to premiere via streaming.The same can be said for Evil Dead Rise, which was initially slated to be an HBO Max original but has just cleared $60 million at the domestic box office, a strong result that proves once again that horror does really well theatrically.Way further down the list is Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieve
s, which posted a $740k weekend for a $92 million gross. It seems unlikely this crowdpleaser will pass the magic $100 million mark, meaning a sequel, sadly, seems unlikely.BlackBerry, a movie that I loved about the Canadian tech company, opened just outside the top 10 in eleventh place with a $473K weekend. The film was only shown on 450 screens but it is still a decent opening for a great movie. It’s a great film, and I hope it gets more attention on streaming. It’s one of the best films of the year. Does it seem that
Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3 has bucked the trend of second-weekend decline because it’s so good? Is superhero fatigue real? Comment below!