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SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Coming out of this weekend, by mid-week, Disney/twentieth Century Studios/Lightstorm’s Avatar: The Way of Water will simply surpass The Avengers because the No. 10 highest-grossing film ever in U.S./Canada with $623.3M. The James Cameron-directed pic is predicted to gross between $14M-$16M for a seventh straight No. 1 weekend streak. Avatar 2‘s seven-weekend run at No. 1 ties with the unique Avatar and the Henry Fonda-Katherine Hepburn multi-Oscar-winning film On Golden Pond.

By the top of this weekend, on the high-end, Avatar at $620.9M appears to fly previous Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s home take of $620.1M because the Eleventh-highest grossing film of all-time within the U.S./Canada. With a worldwide take now of $2.074 billion, Avatar 2 is the 4th-highest world launch of all-time, having handed Force Awakens’ $2.07 billion, placing Cameron with the highest three of the of high 4 motion pictures of all-time: Avatar No. 1 ($2.9 billion), Titanic No. 3 ($2.19 billion) and Way of Water No. 4. Avengers: Endgame is No. 2 worldwide with $2.799B.

Among all of the Oscar-nominated Best Pictures this yr, the 4x nominated Avatar 2 is the one film anticipated to make buckets of cash heading into Oscar night time on March 12 — and that’s actually all natural, given its blockbuster momentum. Avatar 2 nonetheless has all its Imax and a giant chunk of PLF. I hear they cede their Dolby screens to Universal’s Knock on the Cabin subsequent weekend, that film hopefully offering just a little carry to the sleepy winter field workplace with a $17M-$20M begin. The home field workplace for 2023 goes into overdrive beginning Presidents Day weekend, with the $120M 4-day begin of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

With no main studio vast theatrical releases this weekend, all movies are round a $71.2M take, which is up an amazing +103% from a yr in the past, when {the marketplace} was shackled by Omicron, all titles grossing $35M.

Among these distributors and pics profiting from a body the place there aren’t any new main studio titles:

Yash Raj’s Indian spy pic Pathaan from Siddharth Anand appears to open to $5.75M at 694 areas in 162 markets. The film in Hindi, Tamil, & Telugu had a Wednesday begin and will file $8.4M by Sunday. Movie noticed fairly robust numbers in Toronto, NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Vancouver, San Francisco, and Seattle. The film follows an Indian spy who takes on the chief of a bunch of mercenaries, they having nefarious plans to focus on his homeland.

Brandon Cronenberg's Infinity Pool.

Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool.


NEON’s Sundance midnight premiere Infinity Pool from Brandon Cronenberg is eyeing a $3M opening at 1,835 theaters. While the Sundance director’s lower was NC-17 with scenes of orgies, breastfeeding, and several other scenes to make one blush, the theatrical lower is R. That $3M begin is healthier than Papa David Cronenberg’s $1.1M opening this previous summer time for his Cannes premiere Crimes of the Future, additionally from NEON, and it’s higher than that pic’s lifetime home of $2.4M.

Though 88% contemporary amongst critics, the Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman film acquired a C- Cinemascore with audiences and 52% amongst Comscore/Screen Engine PostTrak audiences, who gave it a lowly 28% advocate. Mostly guys right here at 60% and 67% between 18-34. Diversity demos had been 57% Caucasian, 24% Latino and Hispanic, 11% Asian/different, and eight% Black. The film did its enterprise on the coasts, the place 9 of the highest ten theaters are. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin ranked No. 7. I’m informed ticket gross sales dropped off the deeper one appeared into the most effective markets of NYC, LA, Chicago, Dallas, and Philly.

Fathom Events’ Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist from Kevin Sorbo is $2.3M at 1,362 theaters. The film performed the Faith-based belt of the South and Midwest, the place eight of the highest ten runs got here from. The solely LA theater to make the checklist was Burbank. Logline: The solely mild after the world falls into chaos is an enthralling new chief who rises to the pinnacle of the UN. But does he carry hope for a greater future? Or is it the top of the world?

WellGoUSA’s launch of Chinese sequel Wandering Earth II in 61 markets had strong numbers in NYC, LA, Boston, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver with $1.3M. The film cracked near $70M in its opening over the Lunar New Year final weekend. The film has amassed over $352M in China in its first week. Wow.

Billie Eilish Live at The O2 coming to theaters.

Billie Eilish performs on stage throughout her Happier Than Ever World Tour, at The O2 Arena on June 10, 2022 in London, England.


Trafalgar’s launch of Billie Eilish: Live on the 02 is across the similar quantity with $1.29M-$1.3M at 600 areas in 143 markets. The film delivered each inside and outdoors massive cities.

  1. Avatar 2 (Dis) 3,600 (-190) theaters Fri $3.57M (-24%), 3-day $14M-$16M (-20% excessive finish), Total $620.9M/Wk

2. Puss in Boots 2 (Uni) 3,452 (-159) theaters Fri $2.4 (-13%), 3-day $10.5M (-11%), Total $140.7M/Wk 6

3.) A Man Called Otto (Sony) 3,957 (+155) theaters, Fri $1.95M, 3 day $6.3M (-28%), Total $45.6M, Wk 5

4.) M3GAN (Uni/Blum) 3,416 (-212) theaters, Fri $1.63M (-39%), 3 day $6M (-38%), Total $81.9M/Wk 4

5.) Pathaan (Yash) 694 theaters, Fri $1.87M, 3-day $5.75M, Total $8.4M/Wk 1

6.) Missing (Sony) 3,025 theaters Fri $1.55M (-54%), 3-day $5.075M (-45%), Total $16.9M/Wk 2

7.) Plane (LG) Fri $1.06M (-32%), 3 day $3.5M (-33%), Total $25M/Wk 3

8.) Infinity Pool (NEON) 1,835 theaters Fri $1.1M, 3-day $3M/Wk 1

9.) Left Behind: Rise…(FATH) 1,362 theaters, Fri $1.3M, 3day $2.3M/Wk 1

10.) Wandering Earth II (Well) 160 theaters, Fri $372K, 3-day $1.3M/Wk 1

11.) Billie Eilish (Traf) 600 Fri $1.29M-$1.3M, 3-day $1.29M-$1.3M/Wk 1

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