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The Box Office Slows Down – The Central Observer
The Box Office Slows Down
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The Box Office Slows Down

Welcome to another weekly installment of Couch Potato, where I go over what went down on the big and small screens so you can be a better-informed viewer.

It turns out the party for Jason Blum and Universal only was able to last for five nights as the second weekend for Five Nights at Freddy’s saw a crushing 76% drop, adding $19.3 million to its domestic total. In good news, though, this brings its domestic total to $113.6 and its global total to $217.1 million. This more than makes back the small investment from the studio and even gives it some room to add a bit more to the budget if there is a sequel. The rest of the “Top of the Top 10” will give regular readers a serious case of déjà vu as it’s exactly the same as last week’s. Taylor Swift continued to add to her substantial total in second place with Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour bringing in another $13.5 million for a total of $166 million earned domestically to date. This is just a 12% drop, which is quite impressive given it’s a filmed version of a concert in its fourth weekend. Finally, Killers of the Flower Moon rounded out the “Top of the Top 10” with a 25% drop, which is not terrible, adding $7 million to l its total $52.3 million. It did just cross $100 million globally, though, so that is great news for Scorsese. If you’re wondering about Priscilla or What Happens Later, you’re certainly not in the majority because Priscilla went wide to the sound of crickets and $5 million, earning it fourth place on the charts. As for What Happens Later, it looks like the crickets couldn’t even be bothered to show up as it debuted to just $1.5 million, barely snatching a spot on the charts in ninth place. 

Over on the Netflix charts, Old Dads was able to fend off some major competition to hold onto first place with another 16.3 million views this week. This just barely edged out Pain Hustlers, which brought some impressive star power with it, as that was only able to rally 14.1 million viewers. This left No Hard Feelings, which technically debuted last week but didn’t have a full week’s worth of numbers, to claim the last spot in the “Top of the Top 10” with 13.1 million views. 

If you were looking to binge watch something instead, you might have been one of the people who contributed to Bodies taking first place this week with a whopping 58 million hours viewed. It seems like people were in a true crime mood across the board this week as Get Gotti took second place with 18 million hours viewed in its debut. Finally, even Morgan Freeman and Steven Spielberg couldn’t bring enough eyes to Life on Our Planet, which had to settle for the last spot in the “Top of the Top 10” this week. 

Next week, The Marvels will be seeing if it can fly to the top of the charts, seemingly entirely relying on the Marvel brand to do so. But the question lately is whether or not that’s the most reliable carrier anymore, so we’ll see what happens. It will definitely wind up taking first place as the competition isn’t really there for it. It’s just a matter of if it will be a respectable opening by Marvel standards. 

Stay tuned for that, and until next time, happy viewing!

 

Special to The Central Observer, Elton Allen

About the Author

Elton Allen is thrilled to be a contributing author on The Central Observer.  As a proud native of Central Jersey, he looks forward to getting to help out a publication based right out of his backyard. He proudly runs the Couch Potato Corner and our Health & Wellness section. His professional writing background spans nearly a decade and covers a variety of industries, including healthcare, marketing, career counseling, entertainment, and more. 

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