Greta Gerwig’s Barbie box office totals continue to cruise while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem shells out a 2-day solid start.
Greta Gerwig’s Barbie is still making audiences see pink at cinemas! According to Deadline, the song-and-dance show-stopper collected $11.8M on Thursday, crossing the $400M mark domestically. Analysts say the blonde bombshell is poised to earn $55M during her third weekend in theaters, with Oppenheimer snagging close to $23M+. Regarding Nolan’s latest epic, Oppenheimer made $5.58M on Thursday, totaling $199.86M for the week.
Despite drowning in middling reviews, Meg 2: The Trench is swimming toward a $20M-$30M weekend gross. The shark-infested sequel gobbled up $3.2M at 3,400 locations, a lesser number than the original. The first film brought in $4M in previews before chomping down on a $16.6M Friday take and a $45.4M weekend debut. Meg 2: The Trench cost a reported $129M to produce, which could be trouble for breaching even waters. Meg 2 is swimming in chum at Rotten Tomatoes with a 27% Rotten score based on 84 reviews.
Meanwhile, the latest TMNT movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, shelled out $15M during its 2-day opening. Thursday totals for Disney’s Haunted Mansion scared up $1.6M on Thursday, totaling $33M for its first week in theaters. Angel Studios’ Sound of Freedom managed $1.47M on Thursday, bringing the film to $156.4M in four weeks. Finally, A24’s Talk to Me grabbed $1.2M in Thursday previews and could reach $15.8M for its first week in theaters.
During a Q2 earnings call this week, WB’s David Zaslav said Barbie is coming to Max in the fall. Addressing people on the other end of the horn, Zaslav doubled down on his belief that a long theatrical window is a way for the box office to recover from the pandemic slump. “We really believe in the motion picture window — let it play out … go into PVOD, take it through the windows that have worked forever [in the business],” he said. “When it goes on Max, it will have a good impact in the fall.”
Greta Gerwig directs Barbie from a screenplay she wrote with Noah Baumbach, based on Mattel’s rich history with the Barbie toy brand. The film’s producers are Oscar nominee David Heyman (Marriage Story, Gravity), Robbie, Tom Ackerley, and Robbie Brenner, with Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Ynon Kreiz, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich, and Cate Adams serving as executive producers.
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