Father Stu, with Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg, takes second place (source: Le Film Français).
Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets topped the US box office this weekend with $43 million in revenue. A disappointing score, however, in view of the performance of the first two parts of the Harry Potter derivative films. Fantastic Beasts raised 74.4 million in 2016, and The Crimes of Grindewald 62.2 million in 2018. A worrying downward slope that could jeopardize the continuation of the saga.
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Among the other novelties of the week, Father Stuwith Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg, painfully climbed to 5th place. Released two days earlier, the film earned $8 million from 2,705 screens. A more than modest score for a star of the caliber of Wahlberg, who had invested heavily in this project.
Meanwhile, sonic 2 signs a good second week with 30 million dollars in revenue, for a total of nearly 120 million. Ambulance by Michael Bay collects 4 million, in the continuity of its small start. And Morbiuswith 4.7 million in the third week, is clearly a small failure for Sony’s Spider-Man universe (65 million in total).
The nice surprise of the US box office of the moment is clearly Everything Everywhere All at Once. In the fourth week, the SF comedy of A24 carried by Michelle Yeoh and acclaimed by critics achieves almost the same score as The lost city (with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum), with 1200 copies less. This parallel world story produced by the Russo brothers unfortunately still has no release date in France…