After much nail biting and hand wringing, it looks like “,” ‘s destruction-filled adaptation of the classic arcade game, won the box office race with $34.5 million. For a while it looked like ‘s horror tale “ ” would take the top spot (especially given the inherent spookiness of a Friday the 13th weekend), but that ended up at #2 with $32.6 million, which is still admirably impressive (it’s down just 35% from last weekend) and puts it just below the vaulted $100 million mark. (Unlike the $120 million+ “Rampage,” “A Quiet Place” had a modest budget of just $17 million.)
Elsewhere, newcomer “” from Universal and horror hitmaker Blumhouse, surprised by over-performing with $19 million, enough to put it in the #3 spot, ahead of ‘s whirligig “ ,” which in its third week remains in the top 5 with $11.2 million. So far, Spielberg’s nostalgia-filled joyride has collected just north of $114.6 million, which is great but not terrific considering its steep $175 million production costs (and that’s before you consider what Warner Bros. spent marketing the movie).
Universal’s R-rated comedy “” rounded out the top 5 with $10.3 million, bringing its total to $36.9 million. It also is worth nothing that Marvel Studios’ “ ” was #6 despite a big push earlier in the week to . Disney is telling people “it’s coming to your living room” and they’re still rushing out to the theaters to see it (it’s down just 39% from the week before). That’s truly incredible. Also incredible: its $673.7 million domestic haul. Way to go Wakanda.
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