‘Hunter Killer’ Fails to Destroy ‘Halloween’ at the Box Office
Mission unsuccessful for Gerard Butler
The box office charts didn’t change much this weekend, with four of the Top Five films repeating their positions from last week. The new action-thriller “Hunter Killer” hit box office’s nationwide, hoping to tackle the previous releases, but instead, was drowned out completely. A wide-array of expected hits are scheduled to release next weekend, giving moviegoers several genres to choose from as we enter into the November box office.
“Halloween” topped the box office again this weekend, bringing in over $32M across 3,990 locations. The film now has a two-week domestic total of $126M. “Halloween” was directed by David Gordon Green, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, and Will Patton. “A Star is Born” stayed in second-place, bringing in $14M across 3,904 locations. Since the film’s release four-weeks ago, the musical has made over $148M domestically for Warner Bros. Pictures. “A Star is Born” was directed by Bradley Cooper, the film features Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Sam Elliott. Even “Venom” stayed in the top-three, despite all of the new releases, earning $10.8M for Sony Pictures and raising the film’s four-week domestic total to just over $187M. “Venom” was directed by Ruben Fleischer, the film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, and Riz Ahmed.
Sony also took fourth-place this weekend, the family-horror hit “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” made $7.5M across 3,723 locations. Sony’s thriller is now in its third week in theaters, sitting at $38M domestically. “Goosebumps 2” was directed by Ari Sandel, the film features Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, and Jeremy Ray Taylor. The only new release to hit the Top Five this weekend was “Hunter Killer,” which only made $6.6M across 2,728 locations. “Hunter Killer” was directed by Donovan Marsh, the film stars Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, and Common.
Not making the Top Five but worth mentioning are the long list of specialty box-office releases. “Johnny English Strikes Again” had the highest gross, bringing in $1.6M across 544 locations, but the film did not have the highest theater average. The slapstick comedy stars Rowan Atkinson and Olga Kurylenko. The faith-inspired film “Indivisible” was a close second, bringing in $1.5M across 830 locations. Amazon’s horror-thriller “Suspiria” had the highest theater average of all the films this weekend, grossing almost $180K in just two locations. That film was directed by Luca Guadagnino, and stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, and Chloe Moretz.
The box office will most likely see a major shake up next weekend when the musical-drama “Bohemian Rhapsody;” the comedy “Nobody’s Fool;” and Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” open in theaters nationwide. If aren’t interested in those films, check local listings to see if “Boy Erased,” “A Private War,” “Beautiful Boy,” or “Suspiria” is playing in a local theater next weekend.