#BOXOFFICE: “NOPE” IS A YES WITH MOVIEGOERS
Jordan Peele gets his third consecutive Box Office Smash as Director with latest Feature, NOPE taking top spot in its debut with $44.5 million from 3,785 theatres for Universal Pictures. Not only is it a commercial success, it gets a strong 82% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. While this doesn’t quite eclipse predecessor Us’ $70 million opening in 2019, this still is impressive.
De-throned to second spot is THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER with $21.2 million in its third weekend, from 4,370 theatres for Disney. This brings its domestic tally to $275 million.
Third is MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU with $16.8 million for Universal Pictures, taking its run to $299 million.
In fourth is WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING with $9.7 million from 3,650 theatres for Sony Pictures, a total run for $36.7 million.
TOP GUN: MAVERICK continues to hang-on, at the bottom of the Top Five with $9.4 million for Paramount Pictures. To date it has made $635 million in North America.