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BOX OFFICE REPORT: BARBARIAN OVERPERFORMS ON A SLOW WEEKEND

Barbarian brings in double its estimate; Brahmastra Part One: Shiva has a big overseas weekend; Top Gun: Maverick still hanging around.
Written by Elliot Lines / September 12, 2022

As expected it was a slow weekend at the box office. With the festival season now in full swing and the likes of Venice and Toronto going on, the amount of new releases at the cinema were lacking.


Topping the weeks charts was the newly released Barbarian. Estimated to make $5 million in its opening weekend, the new horror film starring Bill Skarsgard overperformed in its opening weekend with an estimated $10 million of takings.


Another new release this week was Disney Studios Brahmastra Part One: Shiva. Despite only being released in 810 cinemas, this Indian release took home $4.4 million domestic, but more importantly its overseas box office numbers show it had an opening weekend of an impressive $18.9 million, giving it a worldwide of approximately $23.9 million.


Unsurprisingly, there were big drops across other releases. With the likes of Bullet Train pulling in another $3.3 million (-43.8%) and Top Gun: Maverick, which is still in the charts after an incredible 16 weeks, bringing in $3.2 million (-47.3%). This continues to surprise and the well loved Top Gun sequel has now taken $1.45 billion worldwide, by far outperforming what the sequel was expected to do at the start of the year.


The only other two new releases this week were Lifemark and Medieval, both of which releasing in roughly 1400 cinemas, bought home $2.2 million and $810,000 respectively. With the slow weekend really showing here with these two new releases


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