Audiences weren’t very interested in the cinema this weekend, leading to meager box office results for newcomer Expen4bles, which earned just $8.3 million against a $100M budget, per Deadline. The fourthquel in the long-running franchise featuring Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham didn’t make enough to top The Nun 2, which took the No. 1 spot with $8.4M. The horror sequel has grossed $69.2M through three weeks. Worldwide, the WB product has earned $204M.
The Expendables franchise started with a bang in 2010, where the original earned a solid $34M. Part 2 hauled in $28M two years later, and then the third entry managed just $15M in 2014. Clearly, the signs were there that audiences had grown weary of the all-star action fest, but Lionsgate proceeded with a fourth film nearly a decade later.
A Haunting in Venice dipped 56% in Week 2, raising its total to $25.3M stateside and $71M worldwide.
This week’s only other new release was NEON’s It Lives Inside, which collected $2.6M from 2,010 theaters.
DOMESTIC TOP 10
1) The Nun 2 (NL) 3,536 theaters (-207), Fri $2.4M (-45%) Sat $3.75M Sun $2.25M 3-day $8.4M (-42%) Total $69.2M/Wk 3
2.) Expendables 4 (LG/Mill) 3518 theaters, Fri $3.2M Sat $3M Sun $2M 3-day $8.3M/Wk 1
3.) A Haunting in Venice (Dis) 3,305 Fri $1.7M (-69%) Sat $2.77M Sun $1.78M 3-day $6.3M (-56%)/Total $25.3M/Wk 2
4.) Equalizer 3 (Sony) 3,270 (-258) theaters Fri $1.35M (-36%) Sat $2.1M Sun $1.2M 3-day $4.72M (-35%), Total: $81.2M /Wk 4
5.) Barbie (WB) 2,634 (-378) theaters, Fri $800K Sat $1.5M Sun $900K 3-day $3.2M (-16%) Total $630.45M/Wk 10 Imax nor Warner Bros. broke out the Imax gross portion, however, for a movie in its 10th weekend to dip 16% is pretty remarkable, evident of some juice from large format.
6.) My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (Uni) 3,078 (-600) theaters Fri $820K (-41%) Sat $1.3M Sun $860K 3-day $3M (-37%) Total $23.8M/Wk 3
7.) It Lives Inside (NEON) 2,010 theaters, Fri $1M Sat $930K Sun $650K 3-day $2.6M/Wk 1
8.) Dumb Money (Sony) 616 (+608) theaters, Fri $985K (+967%) Sat $873K Sun $642K 3-day $2.5M (+999%), Total $2.8M/Wk 2
9.) Blue Beetle (WB) 1,953 (-433) theaters, Fri $400K (-31%) Sat $830K Sun $580K 3-day $1.81M (-28%)/Total $69.8M/Wk 6
10.) Oppenheimer (Uni) 1,459 locations, Fri $380K Sat $760K Sun $490K 3-day $1.63M (-22%), Total $321.2M/Wk 10
11.) Teenage Mutanta Ninja Turtles…(Par) 1,751 (-315) theaters Fri $335K (-24%) Sat $780K Sun $510K 3-day $1.625M (-20%) Total $116.2M/Wk 8