Box Office: The new Escape Room 2 arrivals flounder in the face of the Covid
The weekend numbers have fallen by a quarter in a weekend and are less than a third of a normal winter school holiday weekend. This is the pandemic for you.
In a quiet week, despite the school holidays, Escape Game: Tournament of Champions opened on 173 screens to make $ 572,000. According to Sony, it won’t officially open until next week, reflecting the fact that Covid has eliminated Sydney from the market.
it is well below The bodyguard of the hitman’s wife who took $ 2million last weekend when he first appeared, or even In the heights, who did the same trick for $ 1.2 million. This weekend’s total box office rose from $ 8.93 million to $ 6.2 million, or nearly a quarter.
This is important because this psychological horror sequel Escape room is slated for a U.S. release on July 16, and Sony will be keenly interested in the Australian numbers, which are now accompanied by that giant Covid asterisk. There is no linked streaming version. All figures are in AU $.
Peter Rabbit 2 has now earned nearly $ 170 million worldwide, including $ 30 million from the UK and $ 37 million from China. The Australian catch exceeds $ 27.1 million. The holidays saw an 83% jump in our local returns, but on a very low basis of $ 100,000.
Buckley’s Luck earned $ 514,000 in two weeks on 170 screens, down 51 from its 230 more confident sites in week one. Despite the dingo, it seems the public, like some critics, does not quite relate to his Canadian origins.
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outraged Escape room, the other four films released last weekend are all small businesses, fingers crossed for the younger market.
Werewolves inside was launched on 24 screens by Kismet, which saw his treasure fetch $ 24,000. It’s a low-budget horror comedy movie directed by American joker Josh Ruben and written by print and comedian author Mishna Wolff. Fresh from Tribeca, beloved by critics for its freshness, it spent just one week on the big screen in the United States before switching to Amazon Prime.
BUT there is an interesting twist to this story. It is based on a multiplayer VR game from Red Storm Entertainment and released in 2016 by the French company Ubisoft which also developed Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed, and Rabbit invasion, all transformed into films by the film and television division of the company, which then went on to Werewolves inside. They were also responsible for Mythic Quest: The Raven’s Banquet. Ubisoft has also recently been beaten by allegations of sexual misconduct that have resulted in some layoffs.
Also in the first week we have Se. Loved by critics, posted at Sundance in January 2020, the photo had a very limited US release over the New Year with a quick transfer to Amazon Prime. It is directed by Phyllida Lloyd, 64, who also directed Mom Mia! based on his own theatrical production.
It is about a mother and her three children who build a house and fight the obnoxious father. It was written by Malcolm Cambell and Clare Dunne, who also star in the photo. Despite excellent reviews, distributor Madman kept this one to 46 screens and was awarded $ 50,000 at the box office.
Perfumes, broadcast by Acadia Films on 21 screens, won $ 66,000. It is a French film of strange couple directed by GrÃ©gory Magne. The fiery perfume designer hires a hard-working driver who turns out to have a formidable muzzle. The public ignores the good reviews that focus on excellent writing and performance.
Major outfit Studio Canal thrown little vampire in what looks like the Waters of Oblivion because its 84 screens cost $ 45,000. This fantastic animation about a vampire child was released in 2017, as a reversal of a 2010 live-action movie that also didn’t inspire joy in the minds of movie directors. Uniformly sad reviews for a family euro-pudding.
The best movies of the weekend
Besides those sweeter films, the rootin-tootin action flick is well and truly back. Fast and Furious 9 lost a lot of screens in his third week, but held on to the top spot and keeps a hold of $ 17.81 million. The bodyguard of the hitman’s wife earned $ 5.8 million in two weeks, horse picture Spirit Untamed climbed 44% last weekend and took nearly $ 4 million. Cruel after six weeks saw $ 8.4 million in the electronic cash register. In the Heights is doing modestly well, at $ 2.61 million in two weeks, despite a lot of moaning from the United States where it took $ 36 million, or three-quarters of the world total.
Fast and Furious 9 dominates the global market and thrills many Hollywood hearts. He made $ 665 million in the world, he made $ 165 million in the United States, $ 25 million in Korea, $ 24 million in Russia, and $ 273 million in China. Still in China, 1921, the centenary epic about the birth of the Communist Party, began to dominate its domestic market.