Two new released closed out the October box office this weekend. The horror-thriller “Countdown” offered moviegoers a suitable pick for Halloween, and the cop-drama “Black and Blue” gave everyone a more traditional option. Four new releases hit the box office next weekend when we start the overstuffed November schedule, but its October hits that are currently leading the domestic box office.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joker” returned to the top of the charts this week with an $18.8M weekend. Now in its fourth week in theaters, the DC blockbuster has already made over $277.5M domestically, and over $800M worldwide. The new box office total makes “Joker” the highest-grossing R-rated film in history, pushing the “Deadpool” franchise down a spot. Todd Phillips directed “Joker,” which stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, and Zazie Beetz.
Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” dropped to second-place overall with its $18.5M weekend, bumping the film’s two week domestic total to just over $65.4M. Joachim Rønning directed “Maleficent 2,” which stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Harris Dickinson, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The animated-comedy “The Addams Family” took third-place over the Halloween weekend, bringing in another $11.7M to raise the film’s three week domestic total to $72.8M. Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon directed “The Addams Family,” and the film features the voice talents of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Tituss Burgess, Jenifer Lewis, and Elsie Fisher.
Sony’s “Zombieland: Double Tap” also dropped a spot this week to land in fourth-place, bringing in $11.6M across 3,468 locations. Now in its second week in theaters, the sequel has a $47M domestic total. Ruben Fleischer directed “Zombieland 2,” which stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, and Luke Wilson.
Fifth-place on the charts belongs to the horror-thriller “Countdown,” which made $9M across 2,675 locations. Justin Dec wrote and directed “Countdown,” which stars Elizabeth Lail, Jordan Calloway, and Talitha Eliana Bateman. “Black and Blue,” from Screen Gems, failed to make the top five this week but made $8.35M across 2,062 locations. Deon Taylor directed “Black and Blue,” starring Naomie Harris, Mike Colter, and Frank Grillo.
A24 and 101 Studios released “The Lighthouse” and “The Current War: The Director’s Cut” respectively, expanding into more theaters nationwide this week. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon directed “The Current War,” and the movie stars Tom Holland, Matthew Macfadyen, and Benedict Cumberbatch. The movie brought in $2.73M at 1,022 locations. Robert Eggers directed “The Lighthouse,” and the movie stars Willem Dafoe, and Robert Pattinson, and the movie made $3M across 586 locations this week.
Moviegoers will have more options next week, when studios start releasing their big November favorites. The first weekend in November brings “Arctic Dogs,” “Harriet,” “Motherless Brooklyn,” and “Terminator: Dark Fate” to theaters.
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