"Don't Worry Darling" placed number 2 with an estimated $7.3M
"Box Office Battle" is The Fly's weekly roundup of what movies topped the weekend's box office.
Paramount’s (PARA) horror movie “Smile” on the weekend at the North America box office with a $22M debut from 3,645 locations. The film tells the story of a therapist who meets a graduate student who recently witnesses a gruesome suicide. Jessie T. Usher Kyle Gallner, Robin Weigert and Kal Penn co-star.
BOX OFFICE RUNNER-UPS: Warner Bros. (WBD) “Don’t Worry Darling” placed number 2 with an estimated $7.3M for a 10-day domestic total of $32.8M. Behind it was Sony’s (SONY) TriStar division and eOne’s “The Woman King” with an estimated $7M from 3,504 theaters. Comcast (CMCSA) subsidiary Universal’s “Bros,” the first gay romantic comedy from a major Hollywood Studio, placed number 4 with a $4.8M debut. Rounding out the top 5, Disney’s (DIS) “Avatar” earned an estimated $4.7M from 1,860 locations.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:
“Smile” - $22M
“Don’t Worry Darling” - $7.3M
“The Woman King” – $7M
“Bros” - $4.8M
“Avatar” - $4.7M
Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include Lionsgate (LGF.A).