December 4, 2022
'Black Adam' leads US box office

‘Black Adam’ leads US box office

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“Black Adam” topped the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second weekend in a row, but suffered a bigger-than-expected drop of about $27.7 million from 4,402 theaters. Even with little competition, it lost 59% of its audience on its debut due to the lack of major releases.

Even with the drop, the film surpassed US$100 million in North America, bringing its total to US$111.1 million. The success has been huge overseas, where it has already collected US$139 million for a worldwide total of US$250 million.

No. 2, the romantic comedy “Ticket to Heaven” saw a much smaller drop in its second weekend: 39% to collect $10 million from 3,692 theaters. As a result, the Julia Roberts and George Clooney film grossed $33.7 million domestically and $119.4 million worldwide in ten days.

The only Halloween Eve release, of course, was a horror: Lionsgate’s “The Devil’s Light,” which took $7 million from 2,980 theaters and took No. 3. Destroyed by critics, with only a 20% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the feature debuted in Brazil on Wednesday (2/11), the Holiday of the Dead.

Another horror, “Sorria,” landed at #4 with $5.1 million from 3,221 locations, and surpassed $92 million domestically. Worldwide, the film has already grossed $186 million in ticket sales, making it one of Paramount’s highest-grossing releases of the year — given its tiny $17 million budget.

Rounding out the Top 5 is another horror, “Halloween Ends,” which hit $3.8 million from 3,419 theaters. In its third weekend, $60.3 million domestically and $94.7 million worldwide.

Check out the trailers for the first five weekend grosses in the US below.

1 | Black Adam |

Two | Ticket to Paradise |

3 | Demon’s Light |

4 | Smile

5 | Halloween ends |

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