US box office: Death on the Nile timidly takes first place

The new Kenneth Branagh does less well than Murder on the Orient Express.

Death on the Nile dominates the weekend box office in the United States. A small victory for a cursed film, repeatedly postponed, whose promotion had been made complicated by the Armie Hammer affair, which plays one of the main roles. But a trompe l’oeil victory, since with only 12.8 million dollars collected in three days, Kenneth Branagh’s film performs half as well as The crime of the Orient Express while it cost significantly more (90 million dollars against 55).

After The New Mutants, West Side Story, The King’s Man and The Last Duel, it’s a new Fox film recovered by Disney which had difficulty in attracting the public in dark rooms. This despite Branagh’s mustache, the presence of Gal Gadot and the promise that there will be enough champagne to fill the Nile.

Death on the Nile: happier than the Orient-Express [critique]

Meanwhile, the new Jack Ass continues to be a hit in the second week and now totals nearly $38 million in revenue. A success to be put into perspective with its modest budget (10 million). The romantic comedy Marry Me, with Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, has also garnered 8 million dollars but has to narrowly settle for 3rd place. A disappointing score for a film that aimed to surf on Valentine’s Day.

Spider-Man: No Way Home remains in the top 5, precisely in 4th place, with an additional 7 million dollars for a dizzying total of 759 million in revenue in the United States alone. The last Liam Neeson, black-light, on the other hand, already looks like a failure with only 3.6 million for its launch. But the flop of the year is good moonfall. The new Roland Emmerich brought in only 12 million dollars in the United States (21 with the international) for an estimated budget of around 140 million.

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