“The Lost City” Has A $31 Million Debut

“The Lost City” Has A $31 Million Debut

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The Lost City Has A 31 Million Debut
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The Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum-led $68 million-budgeted screwball romantic comedy feature “The Lost City” pulled in an estimated $31 million at the domestic box-office this weekend.

The win is seen as a big one for both a genre that has mostly died out in cinemas, the rom-com, and for what is an original non-franchise feature albeit a spin on familiar fare like “Romancing the Stone”.

It’s also a win for distributor Paramount Pictures who overcame the film’s good but soft reviews (and a decent B+ CinemaScore from audiences) to get people out to cinemas.

It marks the distributor’s third No. 1 opener in 2022 following “Scream” and “Jackass Forever,” and they’re aiming to do so again in two weeks with the “Sonic the Hedgehog” sequel which is tracking for a debut between $45-60 million.

“The Batman” slipped to second in its fourth weekend with a $20.5 million haul for second place – a drop of 44% from last weekend. So far it has made $332 million domestically and $672 million worldwide.

In third place, the $73 million-budgeted Indian war epic “RRR” snagged a strong $9.5 million start despite its over three-hour runtime. “Uncharted” was fourth with a further $5 million this weekend and a total now of $133.5 million domestically and $357 million worldwide. “Jujutsu Kaisen 0” dropped by 73% in its second weekend, falling to fifth with a further $4.5 million.

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” fell to eighth and just passed the $800 million barrier, only the third film to do so ever. In limited release, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” opened to a robust $50,965 per theater across ten screens – the biggest limited opening weekend of the year. It will be going wide on April 8th.

Next week sees Marvel and Sony’s “Morbius” have its debut with the film forecasted for an opening of $40-50 million – low by Marvel standards.

Source: Variety

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