While benedict cumberbatchThe huge sequel to Wizardry certainly attracted enough ticket buyers to keep the popcorn moving at a brisk pace, the weekend couldn’t help but feel a sense of calm after the storm in the wake of the record-breaking rollout of the previous box set. during which the latest MCU installment instantly became the biggest box office debut of 2022. In its second session, the PG-13 rated Tent fell -67%, but still managed to pull in an average of $13,454 per screen. at 4,534 locations. That second-week drop was slightly steeper than other recent Marvel titles like Eternals (-61%) and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (-52%). Nevertheless, doctor strange 2 it’s still racking up dazzling numbers. The film has now grossed $291.9 million domestically, already dwarfing the $232.6 million the first Doctor Strange amassed over his entire run in North America. Overseas, the Marvel movie is doing even better, grossing $396.2 million in its first two weeks alone. His current worldwide account now stands at $688.1 million.
Finishing in second place again was Universal’s The Bad Guys with $6.9 million. In its fourth weekend, the PG-rated animated comedy about a gang of animal thieves struggling to become model citizens fell -27.9% from the previous session, averaging $1,821 per screen on 3,788 cinemas. The film, which features the voices of sam rockwell, Marc Maron, Zazie Beetz, craig robinsonY awkwafinait has now grossed a combined $66.3 million domestically and another $99.3 abroad, bringing its global box office take to $165.6 million.
Repeating its third place finish was Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which grossed $4.6 million in its sixth weekend. The sequel was down -24.4% from the previous session, averaging $1,460 per screen across 3,116 locations. The 2020 PG-rated continuation of the franchise, featuring Jim Carrey, james marsdenand the voice of ben schwartz as the blue creature of the title, he has now earned $175.7 million in North America. Internationally, where sonic 2 Released a week earlier, the film has grossed $179.5 million so far, putting its current worldwide tally at $355.2 million.
In fourth place was the only newcomer of the weekend, Universal’s Stephen Kingbased cooler fire starter with just $3.8 million. The R-rated remake of the 1984 supernatural drew Barrymore film about a young woman with pyrotechnic skills (starring Zack Efron like the girl’s father this time), was turned off upon arrival. Faring poorly with critics (currently at 12% on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences (who gave it a woeful ‘C-‘ CinemaScore), the film earned an average of $1,119 per screen at 3,412 theaters. It didn’t generate much more heat overseas, where it debuted for just under $2.1 million. His global first-week build is $5.9 million. Oh. Universal’s decision to make the film available simultaneously on its Peacock streaming service certainly didn’t help lure potentially curious genre fans out of their homes to watch the film, either. As a further indicator of how disappointing the movie’s arc was, consider this: The 1984 original made more money on its opening weekend ($4.7 million) nearly 40 years ago, and that’s not even adjusted for inflation.
Rounding out the top five was A24’s deliriously bizarre indie hit, Everything Everywhere All at Once, at $3.3 million. In its eighth week of release, the R-rated sci-fi Mindbender saw business drop just -6.4%, earning an average of $1,913 per screen in 1,726 locations. Spring’s “little movie that could” has grossed $47.1 million domestically and a more modest $4.7 million overseas, putting its current global haul at $47.1 million.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Roadside Attractions’ Family Camp debuted at ninth place with $1.4 million. The outdoor comedy about a pair of mismatched families sharing a wilderness cabin finally answered the age-old question: If a movie set in the woods goes down and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? The PG-rated movie’s $1,670 per screen average across 854 theaters seemed to provide the verdict: no, not really.