Argyle tops the box office in a quiet Super Bowl weekend
Argyll managed to top the box office in its second weekend, but is still a long way from recouping its big budget.
He looks like Matthew Vaughn Argyll walk away with an easy win this Super Bowl weekend, coming in (slightly) ahead of our expectations to lead the box office with $6.5 million, posting a massive decline of 63 % in their second weekend. So far, the film has collected $28 million domestically, with an estimated $40-45 million in sight. Not good for a movie with a rumored $200 million price tag.
However, he did much better than Lisa Frankenstein. This retro-styled horror comedy, directed by Zelda Williams (Robin’s daughter) from a script by Diablo Cody, would have done much better if it hadn’t been hampered by terrible reviews. However, our own Tyler Nichols had a good time with it. The $3.8 million opening (good enough for second place) is way below the mark, and the film looks set to gross less than $10 million. However, it could, in theory, be a cult hit down the line, like Cody’s other horror romp, Jennifer’s body.
It is worth noting that the Super Bowl weekend is very slow in theaters, but even still, this is one of the worst weekends on record since the old pandemic days. Amazon-MGM’s Jason Statham flicks, The Bee, showed very strong legs, with a $3.4 million third-place finish. It has grossed over $54 million domestically to date, which puts it ahead of all of Statham’s Transporter and Crank movies, with his highest grossing solo vehicle Am Meg. Meanwhile, Fathom Releasing The selection season 4., episodes 1-3 have continued to do well, earning $3.1 million in fourth place. These big screen releases of the popular Christian show have been a boon at the box office, with episodes 4 through 6 opening this Wednesday. I wonder if more secular style shows will follow. I could think of something like that House of the Dragon would do well if they released episodes in a theater.
At the same time, the Timothee Chalamet Wonka The prequel has held up well at the box office, finishing in fifth place with $3.1 million, with the film exploding past $200 million at the domestic box office, making it the biggest hit of the holiday season. Migration it made $3.02 million in 6th place, and now surpasses $110 million domestically, which is only such a number for an Illumination Studios film. The rom-com Anyone but you, with new stars Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney still holding up well, earning $2.7 million in 7th place, for a total of $80 million. Expect this one to do big business on Valentine’s Day. Could it finally surpass $100 million domestically? Stranger things have happened, but clearly, audiences were missing a good old-fashioned rom-com.
In the 8th place there is Mean girls with $1.9 million and a total of almost $70 million, which is a good number for a film that was intended for streaming. Oscar hopeful American fiction and Poor things rounded out the top 10 with $1.3 million and $1.1 million a piece. Both films have done respectable business at the art house box office, even though neither seems to have crossed over to mainstream audiences. Maybe the Oscars will help?
Either way, the box office seems poised for a boost, with Valentine’s Day being a popular date at the movies. Sony superhero flick, Madame Webit’s expected to have a $20 million-plus opening, but it’s not expected to be anything below a blockbuster Dune Part 2 opens in March.
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