“Garfield” and “Furiosa” again at the highest of the cinema charts

It was a quiet weekend in North American cinemas, dominated again from Sony's “The Garfield Movie,” Warner Bros.' ” Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga ” and numerous leftovers. Flipping the script from their openings on Memorial WeekendThe animated orange cat sneaked in front of the wasteland warrior in his second appearance.

The Garfield Movie “” grossed $14 million in ticket sales, while “Furiosa” tied for third place in a neck-and-neck race with “IF,” in line with studio estimates Sunday. Both “IF” and “Furiosa” have grossed an estimated $10.8 million, with “IF” narrowly ahead.

“Garfield” lost just 42% in its second weekend in North America. It also topped the box office worldwide, earning $27 million in international territories, bringing its worldwide total to $152.2 million. The animated film, voiced by Chris Pratt, will essentially hold the market to itself until “Inside Out 2” hits theaters on June 14.

“Furiosa,” however, lost 59% from its first weekend and grossed slightly below $10.8 million from 3,864 locations within the U.S. and Canada. This brings the overall domestic revenue to $49.7 million and worldwide revenue to $114.4 million, against a production budget of $168 million.

This weekend, several latest releases were shown in over 1,000 theaters: Sony/Crunchyroll's anime “Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle,” IFC's horror film “In a Violent Nature,” Roadside Attractions' comedy “Summer Camp” starring Diane Keaton, Alfre Woodard and Kathy Bates, and Bleecker Street's father-son drama “Ezra.” None of the movies made the highest five, nonetheless.

Disney also released the well-reviewed “ Young woman and the sea”, with Daisy Ridley as the primary woman to swim the English Channel, but no information on ticket sales. Likewise, Richard Linklater’s “ HitMan “” is currently playing in select theaters across the country before becoming available on streaming next week, but Netflix is ​​not releasing box office numbers.

Second place went to Paramount’s “ IF”, with $10.8 million in its third weekend. John Krasinski's fantasy about imaginary friends starring Ryan Reynolds and Cailey Fleming has now grossed over $80.4 million domestically and $138 million worldwide. Disney/twentieth Century Studios' ” Planet of the Apes: Kingdom ” landed at number four in its fourth weekend with $8.8 million. It has now grossed $140 million domestically and $337.1 million worldwide.

And the action comedy with Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt” The Colt for all occasions, “,” currently on sale domestically, rounded out the highest five with $4.2 million for a domestic total of $80.3 million. Worldwide, the Universal release has grossed $157.9 million.

“Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle,” based on the Japanese highschool volleyball series, grossed an estimated $3.5 million from 1,119 theaters. Slasher “In a Violent Nature” opened with $2.2 million from 1,426 theaters (an enormous hit for IFC Films and Shudder). And “Ezra,” a couple of humorist (Bobby Cannavale) and his autistic son, grossed $1.2 million from 1,320 theaters.

According to data from Comscore, the 2024 box office is weak each in comparison with last yr (down 23.9%) and in comparison with pre-pandemic standards (down 42.2% from 2019 and 46.4% from 2018). Last yr, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse opened to $120.7 million this weekend, while The Little Mermaid still grossed over $41.4 million in its second weekend. No film has grossed over $100 million domestically this yr.

Although “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” had not yet hit theaters presently last yr, there had already been several major hits, including “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” ($1.36 billion worldwide), “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” ($845.5 million) and “Fast X” ($704.7 million).

“Given how this year has panned out, it should come as no surprise that we're so far behind,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore. “I understand why people are concerned about how this year will pan out, but it's never too late to get things back on track.”

“It's a dynamic business,” he added. “Attention is now focused on which big movie will steer the summer in the right direction.”

The great summer film could are available in the shape of “Inside Out 2,” which early projections suggest could gross over $85 million, outpacing other huge hits like “Despicable Me 4” (July 3) and “Deadpool & Wolverine” (July 26).

Dergarabedian also noted that within the absence of a significant superhero movie, family-oriented movies have been gaining traction recently. They may not get the most important audience numbers, but as “IF” and “The Gafield Movie” have proven, they’ve endurance.

The highest-grossing film of this yr stays “ Dune – Part Two”, which Warner Bros. released in early March and grossed over $711 million worldwide. Its domestic revenue of $282.1 million represents 10.5% of the overall box office receipts for 2024.

The director of “Dune”, Denis Villeneuve, said on the weekend that he was “disappointed to still be number one”, while Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto where he received an award.

“I hope that there will soon be further successes at the box office,” Villeneuve said, as Yahoo reported“I hope that sooner rather than later this summer the box office will be much better.”

  1. “Garfield: The Movie,” $14 million.
  2. “IF,” $10.8 million.
  3. “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” $10.8 million.
  4. “Planet of the Apes: Kingdom of the Apes,” $8.8 million.
  5. “The Fall Guy,” $4.2 million.
  6. “The Strangers: Chapter 1,” $3.6 million.
  7. “Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle,” $3.5 million.
  8. “In a Violent Nature,” $2.1 million.
  9. “Ezra,” $1.2 million.
  10. “Sight,” $1.1 million.

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