Bullet Train Brings $62.5 Million Debut Into the Station, Nope nearing $100 Million mark, Top Gun: Maverick still hanging around.
Written by Andrew Korpan / August 8, 2022

This week’s major release, Sony’s Bullet Train, took in a $30,125,000 domestic debut while playing in 4,357 theaters. The film has made another $32.4 million overseas bringing its worldwide total up to $62,525,000. This was Sony’s third-highest grossing film of the year behind Uncharted ($44M domestic debut) and Morbius ($39M debut).

Tailing right behind in second place was DC League of Super-Pets, which took a -51.3% drop and made $11,200,118 in its second weekend. The film has made $83.4 million worldwide over the course of its first week and a half open, but that surely is a bit of a disappointment for a summer movie aimed for families.

Nope is nearing the $100 million domestic mark with another $8,499,945 (-54.3%) in its third weekend. The film’s total gross is up to $97,969,000; though the upcoming international rollout should further help Peele’s third directorial feature pass $100 million.

Top Gun: Maverick has another milestone to celebrate as the film passed Titanic to become the seventh highest-grossing film (domestically) all-time. It’s still in the teens in terms of worldwide gross — sitting at 13 between Avengers: Age of Ultron and Black Panther — but the legs of the film continue to show out as it only dropped 16.4% in its 11th weekend open, grossing $7,029,756.

A24 pulled the classic NY/LA limited opening weekend rollout with Bodies Bodies Bodies, but the film was still a resounding success. In just six theaters across those two cities, Bodies Bodies Bodies made $226,526 for a per-theater average of $37,754.

The only other wide release this weekend was Easter Sunday. While the film stars the likes of Jo Koy, Tiffany Haddish, and Eva Noblezada, the film only grossed $5.25 million in over 3,100 theaters. Purely speculation here, but isn’t it a bit strange to release a film with a spring holiday in Q3?

Next week brings a mix of coming of age and some fantastic indie thrillers. James Ponsoldt's (The Spectacular Now) Summering, a coming of age film revolving around a group of 11-year-old girls, has a wide release incoming. The film takes place during the kids’ last weekend before starting middle school, making its mid-August just perfect. On the indie scene, Emily the Criminal, which features Aubrey Plaza’s best performance to date, is making a limited debut after premiering at Sundance way back in January. Finally, Fall, a new thriller starring Grace Caroline Currey (Shazam!) and Virginia Gardner (Runaways), is getting a limited release here in the United States.