The Nun II Debuts at Number One, as Barbenheimer Continues to Run a Marathon
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The Nun II Debuts at Number One, as Barbenheimer Continues to Run a Marathon

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.

Starting with the multiplex, The Nun II scared up some big money, debuting at number one with $32.6 million. This is quite impressive, given the poor audience ratings on the first one. Following that in second place, The Equalizer 3 got hit with a punch of its own, suffering a 65% drop in its second weekend to just $12.1 million. Finally, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 rounds out the “Top of the Top 10” opening with a modestly impressive $10 million for a second sequel to a comedy that spans decades at this point.

In milestone news for movies, Barbie continues to climb charts as she is now the 12th highest-earning movie domestically of all time and is geared up to take 14th place on the global chart as well. Meanwhile, Oppenheimer is enjoying a marathon of its own, currently sitting at $890.9 globally, which will likely place it just shy of $1 billion when all is said and done. 

When it comes to streaming, the movies in the Top of the Top 10 remained the same, but they did a bit of a shuffle. You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah led the dance jumping to first place with 21 million views. This dipped The Monkey King to second place with 6.6 million views. We mean it when we say that right behind that was Heart of Stone, wrapping up the “Top of the Top 10” with 6.5 million views.   

Anime fans came through for the live-action One Piece, which led the streaming shows section of this week’s edition with a whopping 140 million hours viewed. This knocked Who is Erin Carter? down (way down, we might say) to second place with a not-even-close 90 million hours viewed. That total difference is nothing compared to the difference between second and third place, with Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones rounding out the “Top of the Top 10,” debuting with 15 million hours viewed.

Next week, I’ll report on whether A Haunting in Venice will follow in The Nun II’s footsteps of scaring up some money at the box office or be dead on arrival. Dumb Money will also have a limited release before releasing wide, which likely won’t be too notable until it goes wide. 

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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